Catherine is an action adventure puzzle game developed and published by Atlus. When playing, you will become Vincent Brooks, a thirty-two year old man who is dating his girlfriend Katherine from his childhood. However, he is not sure about their feelings since he does not want to marry. He likes his carefree life, and when he finds out that Katherine may be pregnant, he does not know what to do.
You main objective is surviving, and to do this you must climb all blocks until you reach the top
At this point, a young twenty-two year old woman appears in his life. Catherine is mysterious, and she suddenly appears in Vincent's house. After meeting her, Vincent starts having strange nightmares every night. Catherine's apparition creates havoc in Vincent's world, and now his relationship with Katherine is in danger. Its ethic, morals, faithfulness and feeling will be tested, and he must choose the way he wants to take.
Gameplay, modes and more
This game is based on three different gameplay styles. When you are playing on the nightmares, the style is Action. You main objective is surviving, and to do this you must climb all blocks until you reach the top. Blocks collapse as time passes and you have to reach the top before they all fall off. There are different kinds of blocks (icy ones, with spikes, etc.) and you have some items you can use to help you climb. In addition, you will have to answer some questions and these answers will vary your Karma. Depending on the Karma you have at the end, different endings will appear. This is the most active gameplay of Catherine, as the rest are more passive since you only have to talk with people or simply watch the animations.
Then, Drama gameplay will be played when Vincent wakes up. Here you have nothing to do, just watch the animation and see what happen in Vincent's life. Romantic affairs, strange deaths of young men, Catherine and Katherine - all will be important. The other active part of the gameplay is when you are in the Stray Sheep. It is a bar where Vincent and some friends meet. Adventure gameplay takes place, and you must talk with other people to get clues about what is happening. You can also drink alcohol, which will make Vincent walk in a very funny way, but that will make him faster when climbing in nightmares. Sending messages to your two "girlfriends" is possible. For some advice, you must talk with all people every time they appear since if you do not do it, you may miss important clues about the story. In addition, people can give you advice about what to do with your life.
In addition, there are three modes to play. Golden Playhouse is the main story and has its respective gameplays. Babel, which is composed only by the tower challenges. You can re-do them and try to get a better score. Finally, you will have Colosseum, which is unlocked when you complete Golden Playhouse and is where you can compete against other players in tower challenges.
Catherine Full Version Features
The outstanding features of Catherine are listed here:
- Different gameplay styles in which you cannot get bored
- Nine different endings depending on the karma choices
- Different game modes: Golden Playhouse, Colosseum and Babel
- Interesting storyline that can be played several times to unlock the different endings
- Different bosses with different attacks: they come from your deepest fears (like in Silent Hill)
- Multiplatform: it is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
If you are interested in Catherine and you want to know more about this adventure before you download it to your console, feel free to visit the official website .
The minimum requirements to download Catherine to your console are as follows:
- Operating System: PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360