Ever gotten tired of killing zombies or stabbing monsters? Do you have for something new, exciting and different? Catherine may just be the right game you are looking for. I never knew climbing and moving blocks could be so fun. I first played Catherine on Normal mode and did not have bouts of frustration as has been reported by other reviewers. I did get lucky a few times just moving blocks around though. The story is written very well and there is immediate attachment to the characters and the gameplay is also very addicting. My girlfriend even watched me play for it for awhile and showed interest in the story and she hates video games. Once you beat the game there are online modes that special challenges that keep the game fresh and challenging. Plus you do not get games with multiple endings and with 8 endings total; this game will keep me busy for quite some time. Given that you can skip the stages that you received a gold in if you do not want to replay them over in the story mode. That does help if you are trying to achieve all of the endings. Have not been completely satisfied with a game in a long time and Catherine definitely surpassed my expectations.
posted by bobstevu (SIOUX RAPIDS, IA) Sep 12, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
The whole time I was playing this game I couldn't wait for the next chance I got to play it, the story sucked me in and wouldn't let me go. It reminded me of a similar situation I was in and it shows the life of a cheater through their eyes. The puzzles had an excellent difficulty ramp and where rather enjoyable. The techniques at the end of each level were a nice touch to help progress through the game, and the option of wether or not to listen to them is nice if you don't want the help.
This game offers something new for people that are tired of just having FPSs. It's a fun game once you get passed all the cut scenes and sitting around at the bar. If you like puzzles this will be a great game for you.