Top-seller in Japan.
I find it a bit ridiculous, that my import copy came in the mail yesterday, and Atlus decides to announce the NA release today. Regardless, I'll be buying this again probably, seeing as how amazing this game is. The slick transition between anime clips to beautiful 3D cutscenes, along with the ensnaring plotline, makes this a must-buy for die hard J-RPG fans. I just hope Atlus doesn't cut anything out for localization purposes.
“Catherine” is a game developed by Altus for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It was said to contain exciting adult scenes according to the game’s character designer Shigenori Soejima, as well as music that are classic and erotic.
The story will focus on the protagonist, Vincent, a 32-year-old salaryman and is going out with a management employee named Katherine. They have been together for five years and Katherine is pressuring Vincent about marriage, something he does not want to do. As he was thinking about the marriage in a bar, a mysterious woman named Catherine sits next to him. Catherine’s sexy body is Vincent’s type and after she seduces him, they spend the night together. After that though, Vincent starts having nightmares.
Great get away from humdrum games
im a gamer who loves FPS and RPG as well as a few other titles here and there i own both BF3 and skyrim and they are both very great games.this game however is very...strange, i was skeptical about this game at first so i rented it and i ended up buying it. it has challenges to complete it also has 8 different possible story endings based on the morality of your choices. and the story is also very strange however this game is very entertaining, the puzzles are hard so i started on easy the first time to set the learning curve and then went back for higher difficulties for the different story endings, i found myself often laughing at how bad a predicament the main character works himself into. the game also has quite a bit of eye candy if thats your thing, but like i said not for everyone i personally found it very fun and enjoyable vacation from the ordinary long ranged sniping of BF3 and the in your face combat of skyrim
A really innovative & original game...
After reading a lot of previews of this particular game, and after playing its demo (on PS3 platform), I've really enjoyed what i could been able to see of it until today. Both the Story and the actual gameplay looks really good, including the animated cutscenes plus the 3D scenes in which you can interact with objects like your phone to make decisions (through text messages, for example) that will change the course of the story. I think It will be a surprise in the Gamer World, there's the people who says it's really awkward and weird, so It won't be good. But there also is the people who think (as I do), that being "rare" if you want doesn't mean to be a bad thing, refering to the game we're talking about, of course.
The way I see it, it looks that you can't be creative in this industry, you have to do develope a few types of games like shooters or adventure games if you want to be truly accepted by all the different types of gamers. Equally, I'm not saying it's a game for everyone, but what i do say is that before you start talking or reviewing you have to actually know what are you talking about. Once again, I think it will surprise and probably shut the mouth of those premature haters rounding by the specialized Webpages.
Okay so I've been hearing a lot about this game from a lot of places for a while. I decided to look it up and it sounds interestingly, weird. The concept of the game seems superb and could be very funny, however I wasn't sure how well a game like this could be pulled off. But than I learned that this game was being developed by Atlus' very own Persona Team. The Persona games were very well made and put together and it's for that reason that I believe this game will be of very high quality and although I'm not sure if I would want this game, I'll definitely give it a shot because Atlus is a very reliable company when it comes to these decision making kinds of games. P.S. When I heard of this game I couldn't believe it, because the story sounded very familiar to the story of a certain someone you meet in a certain club in Persona 3 Portable. Did anyone else notice this?
I feel as though the section where we are asked who the game is perfect for is quite multiple choice answer. This is game is for anyone except kids It has it's M rating for a reason. All in all a very solid title. The story is very captivating and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The graphics are anime type style and for those of already wanting to bash it for that "DON'T". This game is beautiful. Pretty decent soundtrack as well and if you preordered it then you will have the physical copy of that so kudos.The only drawback is most people complain of the difficulty which can be pretty harsh even on easy in the later levels but yet you can't stop playing because you want to know the rest of the story.Plus there are multiple endings depending on the decisions you make throughout the game which adds for excellent replay value. So if you haven't played this and are wondering whether or not to believe the hype. Go pick up a copy, you won't be disappointed.
Crazy Difficult but Fun
Play this game in normal mode..I swear u will get frustrated by sum of the nightmare block levels, this game is crazy. With a good story line too. The game changes depending on how u answer, so playing it more than once is recommended to get the best experience. It also has an easy mode if you just want to hurry the game and just pay more attention to the story. Normal mode is better recommended for those of you looking for a challenge. This game has about as much nudity as an ecchi anime would;probably less. Overall, great game, has two player mode so u can play with a friend, great story line, challenging, good artwork, funny scenes/monsters hahaa. Enjoy.
Thank You, Atlus!
There's not much to say. If you're reading this, then you probably already know about Catherine. All I want to acknowledge is, Atlus is one of the only companies out there that really listens to what its fans want. We've been begging for a US release of this title and, BAM! we got it... And, we didn't have to wait a year for some watered down, edited version (I'm looking at you, "Yakuza")... THANK YOU, ATLUS!!!!!!
Paid Off Already
I'm extremely excited about this game. To be honest, when I first played the demo on my Japanese PSN account I was EXTREMELY worried the game wouldn't come out over here. It was the one thing that usually spells doom for a game over here. That one thing, of course, being that it's unique. For some reason, if it's not some mayhem based shooter people want none-of-it, but I'm glad that this actually made it. The game play is a little odd, having played the demo, but the story seems to be well worth forging my way through the puzzles. I love off the wall stuff like this and can not wait to get my hands on the finished product.
Perfect puzzler with deep story and great pace.
Catherine is a great puzzle game. Don't let the other reviews fool you - it's not "like" some other game and it's not an RPG or RPG-esque game and it's MUCH more than some mini-game flash-fire phenom like "perturbed fowl". It has a few superficial aspects of an RPG (like you walk around and talk to people). This games isn't for people looking for a flat, generic, and limited experience that comes with CoD, Halo, Final Fantasy, or other big name block-buster franchises that see yearly releases. This is a small, fairly original game with a unique presentation and combination of game elements, but it's still just a puzzler with a romance / horror story to push it along. Action junkies, this isn't your game. Thinkers and story lovers - this is.
Don't buy this expecting long hours of play or something to play with groups of friends at a party. This is a "tide over" game for between major releases but has enough impact to become a "got to" game when nothing interesting is around.
You play Vincent, a directionless thirty-two year old "average joe" who finds himself in an emotional bind between a woman he needs and a woman he wants (and they're interchangeable in the story depending on your choices), but the problem is that his procrastination in choosing between one or the other throws him in the middle of a deadly, recurring nightmare to test his moral compass and ultimately decide whether or not he dies for his infidelity. Additionally, Vincent is forced to question his own choices as he discovers a web of lies that could mean either choice may be the wrong one... or is it?
During waking hours Vincent spends much of the game with his friends at the bar, interacting with patrons and sending or receiving text messages to unfold layers of the story and choosing a moral path. When asleep, Vincent travels to his cursed nightmares and confronts his problems in the form of a timed, climb, box moving, puzzle.
This game is extremely difficult... to put down.
The puzzle action is addictive but the inter-missionary story is also intriguing. Coupled with a possible few endings between two primary choices and the replay value is increased beyond most games of this type. There can be a steep learning curve depending on selected difficulty. Personally, normal gets pretty challenging because players are not only attempting to solve a puzzle, but they're also trying to solve it within a time limit.