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Catherine (PS3)

Catherine (PS3)
alaScore 90

83 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the graphics and gameplay. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

story, usability, design, gameplay, graphics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Catherine (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 83 reviews)

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Catherine

 

In a market flooded with me-too shooters, HD re-releases, and generally dominated by Western games, Catherine can't help but stand out. From the creators of the Persona series, Catherine is an intriguingly bizarre tale that blends human drama, horror,...

Others who are willing to put up with Catherine’s shortcomings will find themselves hooked on the drama in Vincent’s life, even if the psychological and human elements of the story eventually switch direction towards the supernatural. There’s nothing...

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Catherine Review

 

As a 30-something with one foot in adulthood and another permanently fixed in adolescence, traditionally “mature” videogames are starting to seem anything but. Sure there's a place for the hyper-violence and titillation that characterises most of the...

Finally scaling a difficult tower.

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Catherine review [Xbox 360/PS3]

 

Vincent is unhappy. He's in a relationship with a strict, overbearing long-time girlfriend – Katherine – and fearful of having to make a big commitment to her. He's so unhappy, in fact, that he spends his evenings wallowing in self-pity and alcohol at...

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Catherine

 

At first glance, Catherine seemed like an innovative game that would lend itself well to the video game industry by showing other developers a new way to deliver puzzle games; I am sad to report that, although very interesting, Catherine was not as...

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Catherine

 

I didn't really know what to expect when Catherine was first announced. I was definitely expecting something twisted thanks to the core staff being responsible for the Persona series over the past few games. It wasn't until the demo that I was firmly...

Catherine is one of the most original titles to come out in a long time, if you're a gamer who likes to rail against the yearly Call of Duty or Madden release, this game is right up your alley if you're looking for something new. You'll find a game...

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Catherine on Playstation 3

 

Counting sheep has never been so fun. Or sexy.

The difference between one letter—and, well, a one-night stand in spite of having a long-time girlfriend—tosses the main character Vincent into an ethical dilemma that's literally nightmarish, making him choose between a future with his near-fiance,...

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Catherine Review

 

Almost everyone has nightmares. Some can be quite vivid. Some you will remember, some you may not. Some have a ridiculous premise that makes almost no sense...

Compelling story ; Social portion is fun ; Satisfying puzzles ; Amazing visuals ; Fantastic voice acting

Difficulty spikes ; Some puzzle portions are too long ; Ambiguous questions affect the alignment

Almost everyone has nightmares. Some can be quite vivid. Some you will remember, some you may not. Some have a ridiculous premise that makes almost no sense whatsoever. Have you ever actually died in your dreams? Have you ever wondered what would...

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Catherine Review

 

Bizarre Love Triangle

Adult (as in mature) subjects/subtexts; excellent writing/translation/voice acting; sexy without vulgarity; nonbinary and ambiguous morality decisions; attention to detail and production design are among the year's best

Some frustrating puzzles due to bad design, not challenge; feels like more watching than doing at times; metaphor is sometimes a little too blunt for its own good; limited in scope

Michael Barnes is a regular contributor to GameShark , as a reviewer and with a weekly boardgame column, Cracked LCD , and is one of the co-founders of FortressAT.com and No High Scores.

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Review: Catherine (PS3)

 

Trying to put together a review for Catherine has been one of the most challenging things I have done in four years of writing.  It is a rare breed of game, and yet its base game mechanics are as simple as they come.  It asks compelling questions, but...

Even with the cascade of words in this review, I still find myself tripping over the idea of whether I enjoyed Catherine.  I loved the story, and I did like the challenge most of the time with the puzzle sections.  I thrilled in my genius when I...

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Review: Catherine for PS3, Xbox 360

 

Catherine isn't what it appears to be. The box makes it look like a seductive adventure. In truth, it's a thriller with diabolical block puzzles. Vincent's been caught up in a destructive cycle that has him returning to terrible nightmares each night...

Interesting and deep story, lots of difficulty levels, challenging block puzzles, lots of different kinds of blocks that all have an effect on climbing, nice assortment of power-ups Vincent can grab while climbing, can learn new climbing techniques...

Audio track is louder on animated segments (or quieter during the rest of the game, if you prefer) and no online multiplayer. It’s very easy to get discombobulated if Vincent is crawling along block edges and ends up on the back of the tower. Have to...

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