Summary: One can definately not deny that this isn't a unique game. As the main character, you must try to dig yourself out of a love triangle. You are tested through many levels of puzzles to test your true feelings about relationships. The puzzle challenges do require thinking and planning, even on a normal difficulty setting. My main problem with this game was that the puzzles were all too similar.
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: 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.
Summary: The important thing to know about this game is that it follows a very strict structure of cut-scene, talk to people in bar, puzzles, 50/50 choice on a relationship question, repeat. It repeats this structure all the way to the end and for a game that suggested lots of choices and control about a character in a relationship with two women I was slightly disappointed and expected more variety and control over the story: Heavy Rain this is not.
Summary: I love a good challenge in a game (my two solitary platinum trophies for Demons/Dark Souls can attest to this). Hell my brother and I even completed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES many moons ago, no mean feat. Having read some mixed reviews about this game I gave it a shot. Hard is not the word for this bastard, i'd say unfair. The level designs are sadistic, one wrong move and you're f***ed.
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: Just finished this game yesterday and again today the reason being I wanted to get a variant from my last ending (Katherine true ending) and got Catherine's True ending, I actually thought the latter was more enjoyable to watch in a comedic way but this is only achieved through playing the game again with an abysmal morality rating I'll say the cutscenes are really nice to look at, nice art style but the gameplay.