Cats are better than dogs (as videogame protagonists)

Cats are better than dogs, if we’re talking about which animal makes for a better videogame protagonist. I’m not saying that cats are better pets than dogs, or that they have more complex inner lives, or that their companionship carries more meaning. I’m just saying that cats are superior to dogs in every way that is related to being a videogame protagonist.

On a general note, I want more games that star animals of any kind so long as they’re regular animals, not anthropomorphized cartoon characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Conker the Squirrel, or Jazz Jackrabbit. I’ve had enough of characters whose last name is the kind of animal they are, which for whatever reason almost always belongs to the ‘animals you can picture Huckleberry Finn shooting with a Winchester Model 1866’ family. The public clearly agrees, because soon-to-release housecat platformer Stray (opens in new tab) is one of the most wishlisted games on Steam right now.

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