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Catherine (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the graphics and design are overall positive. The gameplay and multi player mode also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Catherine (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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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

 

I enjoyed the Catherine demo. With that being said, I was confident that the game would end up fulfilling my high expectations. What I've learned

Catherine is a very unique game that is set back by it’s own repetitiveness and annoying puzzles. After the fifteen hours it took me to complete the game, I was glad that I got to experience the narrative, but I never want to touch the game again for...

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Catherine (Xbox 360) Review

 

Catherine proves to be one of the most provocative and unique games ever...but does that mean it's good?

Compelling storyline ; Deals with issues commonly ignored by video games ; Unique and challenging gameplay ; Tons of depth ; Absolutely unique experience

Anime style may turn some people off to the game ; Controls while hanging on the side of blocks can be downright terrible ; Difficulty may turn some people off to the game

If you’re tired of playing the same old game day in and day out, Catherine is right for you. There is nothing else out there quite like it, and we probably won’t see anything similar for years to come. If you’re up for a challenge and love storytelling...

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Catherine - Xbox 360 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

Let it never be said that the gaming industry is running out of ideas. Sure, it's fun to be snarky about the current popularity of military shooters - hey, those are the games that are brown and have lots of bloom, right? I'm hip with that - but...

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Catherine

 

Overall, Catherine is a strange beauty of a game that deserves to be given a spin in your console. Whether you decide to only go out on one date or end up becoming engaged, that's up to you, but please give this one a chance. Despite its challenging...

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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 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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Catherine Review

 

Love. It can be a crazy thing. There are times when everything can click just right, and you marry the girl (or guy) of your dreams and live what seems to be a happy life together. But then there are the times you meet a crazy person who's so wrong for...

We’re just gonna say it right off the bat – Catherine is ridiculously weird. There are times you’ll find yourself wearing what appears to be lamb ears for no reason (other that, perhaps, you’re whipped), and there are others you’ll reach such a...

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Catherine

 

A puzzle exploits the fear of commitment.

Catherine’s puzzles are harsh but feel fair, except when viewing problems add to the difficulty. You have little control over your camera angle, which can make it impossible to see what Vincent is doing when he shimmies behind a block. When a boss gets...