Thursday, August 04, 2011

Review Catherine Ps3, Xbox 360



A horror, puzzle-platformer, adventure game, with mature themes, both sexual and religious, developed and published by Atlus for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

"Atlus' willingness to create and publish something as unique as this is truly commendable" 
quote from 1up review

Players control a man named Vincent who, after meeting a strange girl named Catherine and cheating on his girlfriend, begins having strange nightmares, during which he fears he might be killed.  Scoring a commendable 80% Ps3 and 83% xbox 360 on Metacritic.com

Game Trivia:
Kadokawa Games published a novel based on the game on May 20, 2011
In response to players' complaint on the game difficulty, Atlus released a patch with a new difficulty mode called Super Easy mode for the PS3 and xbox 360  in March 2011

Reviews Summary:
Shallow characters, and monotonous puzzles
Not an rpg, the difficulty is going to alienate a very large amount of people.  
Like a relationship that's going nowhere, Catherine has a few bright spots that will make you want to hold on
An intriguing affair that makes you question the type of person you truly are
Unusual, startlingly innovative and engaging, nuanced storytelling
Arcade-style gameplay with one of the most engaging, emotional narratives seen in a videogame

Catherine Official Website

19 comments:

gnome said...

Semi-naked ladies and repetitive puzzles aside, this one reeks of quality. Then again, does quality reek?

The Elderly said...

.....it does, it does, an olfactory carnival of delights!...

(looks at the Leprechaun rotting carcase...)

...guess content still dictates or sensory perception..

I'll get some airspray...

gnome said...

Or one of those scented trees people used to put in their cars. It would do. Besides, it would protect dear Seamus in his afterlife journey.

The Elderly said...

(....hangs pine shaped scented cardboard tree over the lifeless carcase...)

:) phew that's much better! should we....you know, say something?

...it is kinda bizarre this, I mean you'd think his family would have collected his remains by now...?

(fondly stares at the mummified body)

:) little fecker now has three top ten posts....

gnome said...

A most appropriate -though unintended- eulogy that.

Still, you've got me thinking. What about his family? And who mummified the poor lad?

The Elderly said...

...well of course I rang, but their phone has been disconnected... as for the mummification, well it appears the digital athmosphere works wonders for preserving bodies... which is a major bonus at my age :)

gnome said...

!

The Elderly said...

...I mean,.. preserving MY body for age and infirmity.. lol, it's not like I keep a collection of corpses hidden away somewhere...:) ?

...well except for Sheamus.. which is an exceptional situation... I'm sure you'll agree... well certainly unforseeable..?

(emails ebay in an effort to get rid of the Leprechauns corpse...)

gnome said...

Don't forget to mail me a link for the auction please. Unforseeable stuff is my favourite!

The Elderly said...

(hangs up phone in disgust...)

ebay sqeebay! I dont' believe it, who do they think they are!! bad enough I can't sign up for their affiliate program...

(adopts squeeky voice...)

..because I don't have root access to blogger...

(reverts to normal voice)

..now they've gone and rang the police....!

?!!....

...Gnome! quick! help me with the leprechaun.. jeesch he was less trouble alive....

gnome said...

I'll prepare a pyre. You sort the root access (whatever this means) to blogger and all will be fine.

Let's not panic just yet.

(time passes)

Let's panic!

The Elderly said...

(sound of distant police sirens...)
...Yikes!... too late for a pyre...

(runs around panicking...)

...right! Grab Sheamus we'll leave him in Father Krishna's, they'll never look there...

gnome said...

Aye! All of Sheamus or just this hand?

(waves hand in front of Elderly)

The Elderly said...

..shee.. yuch!

(elderly's stomach churns....)

no it'll have to be all of him, what a time for the little git to fall to pieces......

(...hands gnome plastic carrier bag)

Collect what you can...

(door bell rings.....)

....I've got a doorbell??.. never mind... oh no, oh heavens.. this can't be happening... 8(

gnome said...

(freezes and waits)

The Elderly said...

...what the....?

Sheer brilliance Gnome....

(elderly adopts a frozen statue pose.....)

(front door is broken in ..... armed police storm the decaying blog...)

Armed Guard 1 said...

...Dammit! they're gone...

(stares at statues....)

...jeesch they're ugly, Brad what's that smell?

Fred aka Armed guard 2 said...

...sorry.. can't help it, late night curry... :(

(pokes Gnome statue....)

..very liflike these..

oh well false alarm.. right where next? we could check out that blackberry owner... what was her name... oh yeah Michelle... come on let's get outta here...

Blogger Narrator said...

(guards leave...fixing the front door and repainting it....)