Finally, a game about running away from your adult (as in middle aged) responsibilities, literally. Now I only need to hope for these ingenious guys to make a game about mid-life crisis before that one strikes me. xD
This is like a Persona game for adults; you’d be doing yourself a great disfavor by not playing it if you belong to the correct age group. Not that many games around that dare to tackle sensitive matters like these.
Incidentally, what’s up with the game, supposedly, being set in USA? Catherine, from its themes to the basic architecture of the town, is more Japanese than a loli samurai geisha tsundere that pilots giant robots. Maybe they just liked the name.
|Beautiful, attractive character designs||One of the twists near the end cheapen the story a bit (though it’s still pretty cool in its own right)|
|Cool, groovy music||Block puzzles can sometimes get complicated to the point of tedium|
|Mysterious, sinister but also groovy, urban atmosphere|
|Interesting, likable characters|
|Very-well written dialogue (JP)|
|Engaging plot keeps you guessing at what will happen next|
|Thought-provoking on relationships, marriage, children, and other adult responsibilities|
|Innovative puzzle game-play|
|Masterful application of moral choice mechanics leads you to many satisfying endings|