Summary: This game is kind of hard if you think of it in terms of platforming. This is a puzzle game, much like Tetris and the right approach is needed to succeed. That said, I found it hard to control. Story is the best part though; it's funny and sexy. The special edition items are... meh. The soundtrack is cool, the art book is tiny, the shorts are funny, the pizza box is cheap and the pillow case is, lets say, a bit rough.
Summary: Catherine is unique, I'll give it that. But although it's slick it's one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. From the creators of Persona and Digital Devil Saga, we have what feels like a dating sim game crossed with a platform puzzle game. You play as Vincent, a guy having a personal crisis about committing fully to a relationship with his girlfriend.
Summary: (No spoilers included) So after reading many positive reviews, I took the plunge with Catherine but was let down from high expectations. Overall, the game introduces an addictive puzzle that's fun to play, but lacks the interactive depth or complexity one wants in role-playing. While the game deals with serious issues of commitment, desire, drinking and responsibility, the choices presented to players are usually binary and superficial.
Summary: The game is fun for a while. After a couple of hours, I didn't even care much about the story anymore but just wanted to play the puzzle. You met characters in real life and most of them also appeared in the nightmare. Each one has a slightly different story but all are kind of dry. You don't really care if they die or not. I think the game would have been so much better if they have a better story and it drives you to go on and survive the nightmare.
My love is over with this "Love is Over" deluxe edition.
27 July 2011
Summary: This is a review for the Love Is Over edition of the game, not the actual game itself which is great. The Stray Sheep "pizza box" this comes in is nothing more than an ordinary cardboard box that you might get with a computer component with a sticker slapped on it. The pair of boxers are some sort of cheap fabric. The artbook doesn't really have that much art in it and is more of a "behind the art" book.
Summary: The critics are all giving this game very high scores and overlooking its biggest flaw. The game is extremely difficult at first and has a steep learning curve. It also has some issues with the controls in the puzzles. Movement isn't as sharp as it should be and the controls are frustrating at times. This may discourage many players. I nearly tossed it in the trash the first couple of hours as its really hard to play. If you aren't a puzzle person steer clear.
Summary: Hands down, Catherine is one of the most original and visually appealing mature games released this Summer of 2011. The presentation is absolutely gorgeous and the serious theme of morality is a welcome and refreshing change compared to usual violent video games of this generation. Unfortunately, the gameplay is not for everyone and while the story is very entertaining, the overall unbalanced pacing of the game can turn some gamers off.
Summary: I came to Catherine as a huge Persona 3, 4 and Persona 4 Golden fan, eager to immerse myself once again in Katsuro Hashino's world. Well, you know those games that everyone else seems to love and you just aren't digging? I knew this was going to be a different type of game altogether before I played it, but its worth repeating. The main gaming element of Catherine is a series of mind-bending block puzzles.