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Fire Emblem: Three Houses won’t let me pet its adorable cats and this is a big problem

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses has released to what can only be described as rapturous acclaim, with many an outlet and a barely functioning dumbass with severe social ineptitude skills singing its praises. It’s not hard to see why Three Houses is such a damn good game, thanks to its reinforcement of the best bits of tactical action from previous Fire Emblem games being bolstered by an honest and heart-warming approach to building bonds between you and your comrades.

It’s lengthy, stunning to look at and playing on Permadeath makes every bad decision haunt you for the rest of your days when you lose a cherished teammate. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a near-perfect game. Near, oh so near and I would have easily lobbed my first ever career 10/10 on it were it not for one massive problem that I’ve taken issue with.

I can’t pet the damn cats, and this is driving me nuts.

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Here’s the quick recap: Between battles and attending funerals because you thought Ferdinand could totally take on a horde of axe-wielding barbarians without a refresh of Seiros Knights gambit troops, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has you exploring the Garreg Mach monastery in your downtime. There’s plenty to do here, from motivating your pupils with cooking lessons to seeing how well they’ll do in tournaments and even a chance for a spot of fishing.

Within the monastery, there are plenty of solid floofy boys to spot as they catch a ray of sunshine. All kinds of smol cats who are totes coot as well. Long boys, chubby chonkers and calico cattitude roam the grounds, just waiting for you to stop whatever it is that you’re doing and approach them. That’s all you can do. You can’t kneel down and press X to stroke, there’s no mini-game where you can catch fish for them and you can’t even invite them to a tea party so that you can build an S-Class relationship with Major Fluffbutt because developer Intelligent Systems didn’t think to include that option.

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I am furrious at this slight, and I know I’m not the only person who is on the verge of writing an ineffectual petition that asks nay demands that Nintendo allows me to pet the kitties in Fire Emblem Three Houses.

On the plus side, at least one video game developer has their ducks in a row and ready for a random cat attack: Ubisoft, who made damn certain to include a cat-petting function in Assassin’s Creed Origins.

C’mon Nintendo, fix this problem. I need digital cat petting ASAP.

Last Updated: July 29, 2019

23 Comments

  1. Raptor Rants

    July 29, 2019 at 11:18

  2. Matthew Figueira

    July 29, 2019 at 11:48

    I won’t play this game until they patch this! 😛

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Umbra

    July 29, 2019 at 11:01

  4. Yahtzee

    July 29, 2019 at 11:01

    • Admiral Chief Umbra

      July 29, 2019 at 13:11

      Joke thief

      Reply

      • Yahtzee

        July 29, 2019 at 16:21

        You had your chance and you blew it

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        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 29, 2019 at 16:34

          I’ve been trying for 5 minutes to upload, but it kept on failing. Probably YOU hogging the disqus bandwidth

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          • Yahtzee

            July 29, 2019 at 18:01

            All I did was scroll down your disqus history like 5 times and right click copy the pic.

          • Admiral Chief Umbra

            July 29, 2019 at 18:01

            I have a local copy on my laptop, it is refusing to upload. IT HAS FORSAKEN ME

      • Pariah

        July 29, 2019 at 13:19

        Because you didn’t find it on the internet yourself. 😛

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        • Admiral Chief Umbra

          July 29, 2019 at 13:43

          I did not, I had it on my computer, so booooo to you

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          • Pariah

            July 29, 2019 at 16:56

            Yeah I know what you mean. I find random memes on my PC all the time. Like how did they even get there? It’s bizarre!

  5. Brandon Armstrong

    November 6, 2019 at 08:03

    Fun fact, this feature was clearly put into the game and cut back out, there is still some features of it left, if During post timeskip Month 6 you go to the amibo gazebo the cats will turn to you if you press a facing them.

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  6. Brandon Armstrong

    November 6, 2019 at 08:03

    Fun fact, this feature was clearly put into the game and cut back out, there is still some features of it left, if During post timeskip Month 6 you go to the amibo gazebo the cats will turn to you if you press a facing them.

    Reply

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