It is not necessary to be Stray in order to attract thousands of fans. It is also not necessary to have a fast pace and RPG elements. Just look at Cateau, which is a visual novel genre. It is a great option for those who want to take a break from the usual “runners”.
The story of Cateau revolves around a regular young couple. Without revealing too much detail about the plot, let’s just clarify one thing. You will have to play as a human, but the essence of the game is centered around cats, which you will need to find and tame. Just don’t forget that cats also have their own personalities!