It's about time the western hemisphere got risque.
As someone who has NO knowledge on the language of Japanese, this game would have forced me to learn it so I could import it. There aren't enough games that come out stateside that push the envelope as to what is new, ingenious, or even over-the-top. This game appears to have encompassed all three, and I'm very happy to see it releasing very soon. Ignoring the hype about it being too hard, or sexually charged. Games that make us question our morals, or make us think about different ways to approach something as realistic as a relationship are new to the scene (and no, I don't count "Bioware Romances" or anything where relationships play backup to the overall story). Catherine should be, at the very least, a game worth checking out. Do I expect more from this genre in the future? No, I don't, but to get the chance to try something new that's not grown stale is more than enough for me.
This game is actually pretty unique
The game isnt going to be another lame anime game like some people may think, there really has never been a game quite like this to say the least. The game has two gameplay styles that you never see together, a social pick and choose style during the daytime (Picking Catherine or Katherine) and a ultra tough Qubert style puzzle platformer by night, with all the alternate endings and an online component for something other than a shooter this game deserves more than a simple look off because its anime, or because it isnt call of duty. Cannot wait till July 26th. Also, if you are interested at all in the game they have gameplay videos of the first 5 levels (nightime and daytime, so you can see how these mechanics flesh out) on youtube, a british dude narrates as he plays, its fabulous, please dont overlook a likely cult status game. Lets go Vincent!
It's finally here!
I can't wait for another great game by the shin megami tensei team. Catherine will be one of the most unique games of the summer.
Ohmygosh. I'm soooo glad that this game is FINALLY coming to America! I've been waiting for a long time. I can't wait until it comes out!
Catherine, or Katherine?
To start off, let me just say you WILL NOT be disappointed by this game's storyline. It is very well put together and develops in such a way that it keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Voice acting was excellent, Animation (which bounces back and forth between Anime and cell-shade depending on scene) was right on. Character designs were believable (and relatable to most people). The music was catchy, and not simply some mashed-together blips to add a soundtrack to the game like others often do. Gameplay was very thought provoking (for those of you who don't know, this is a PUZZLE game). There's really not a whole lot that wasn't very well done in the game...except for one thing. and the ONLY thing that kept me from giving it a 10. Being able to see what you're doing in a puzzle game like this is incredibly important, especially when time is of the essence (as it always is in this game), which is why I have to knock it a point for the camera angles switching when you need them most. Although this doesn't take away a whole lot from the game, it becomes very annoying after a while. But besides that, this is an excellent game for Mature minded individuals, and definitely worth your time for a playthrough.
Suprisingly!!! A Great game
This is Suprisingly!!! A Great game I didn't think i was going to like because of the demo but after i opened it and put the disk in i was amazed at much fun i was having and couldn't stop playing. To anyone who likes puzzles or to be challenged this is a great game!!!.
Absolutely unlike any game ever!
It's really good to see an original game come out in an age where first person shooters are king. This game has one of the most intriguing and engaging stories ever. Right from the get go, you are forced to answer questions that will shape the story in someway or another. The game play is really addicting, but it is also quiet frustrating. It plays like Q-bert but more demented. The cut scenes are absolutely gorgeous, and the fact that you can communicate through text messages in game is awesome. I picked this game up at Gamestop the day it came out and I have already beat it. This game is hard to put down once you start it. You just want to keep playing to find out what or who is behind the main characters misery. I highly recommend this game to anyone who needs something refreshing to play.
Amazing game, you don't want to put it down
I first heard of this game from a friend around may and ever since then I was anxious to get it. When it finally came in I was ecstatic and I even got the delux edition.
The story line is top notch, it's got those moments that immerse you in the game and sometimes make it seem as if some of the things happening to Vincent happened to yourself. The only reason I didn't give the gameplay a 10 was because of the third level on the clocktower stage. I started playing on normal and did fine up until the third stage on the clocktower, which I looked up in a walkthrough, but the game isn't so difficult it's frustrating, you basically have unlimited lives if you get enough pillows.
I love this game, even though the two endings i've gotten so far are the bad ones, i'm playing it until I experience the whole thing.
Please get this game if you read this and enjoy a good story line.
When i first heard of Cathrine, my first thoughts were "oh its just another stupid puzzle game." however that proved not to be the point, after trying the demo from Xbox live i was hooked. the Best thing about this game is the story, it always keeps you looking forward to whats gonna happen next. As for the difficulty of the game i didn't find it too brutally hard, however there were some stages where i had to stop for a second and really think. I found the graphics of the game to be beautiful for cell-shading (not a huge fan of it). The game has about eight different endings i believe (not entirely sure) so i will probably end up playing it more times just to toy with the endings even though my first one was satisfactory. Overall Catherine is a GREAT GAME and is totally worth the money i spent for it.
Not for Everyone
This is one of the best games I've played in a long time. I will say it was a challenge to complete. Even on easy, this game proved to be quite the challenge. It has one of the best soundtracks for a video game that I've heard. If you don't have patience, skip this game as it will drive you insane. If you do, pick this up. You won't regret it.