History VideoGame / Catherine

23rd Apr '18 10:01:34 AM SorPepita
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Vincent Brooks is an [[TheEveryman average 32-year old guy]] in a stable but unremarkable long-term relationship with a woman named Katherine [=McBride=]. When Katherine begins to press him on the prospect of marriage, Vincent freaks out at the idea...and then suddenly meets a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl gorgeous and carefree girl called Catherine]] who could be his ideal woman.

As this is happening, Vincent starts to have [[NightmareSequence strange nightmares]] in which he is wandering in a world of endless staircases and being pursued by...''something''. A number of men have been found dead with a look of sheer horror on their faces, and a popular rumor states that if you fall in a nightmare and don't wake up before you hit the ground, [[YourMindMakesItReal you will die in real life]]. Can Vincent sort out his increasingly-catastrophic love life without hurting the people around him, or will he fall victim to his supernatural stalker first?

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Vincent Brooks is an [[TheEveryman average 32-year old guy]] in a stable but unremarkable long-term relationship with a woman named Katherine [=McBride=]. When Katherine begins to press him on the prospect of marriage, Vincent freaks out at the idea... and then suddenly meets a [[ManicPixieDreamGirl gorgeous and carefree girl called Catherine]] who could be his ideal woman.

As this is happening, Vincent starts to have [[NightmareSequence strange nightmares]] in which he is wandering in a world of endless staircases and being pursued by... ''something''. A number of men have been found dead with a look of sheer horror on their faces, and a popular rumor states that if you fall in a nightmare and don't wake up before you hit the ground, [[YourMindMakesItReal you will die in real life]]. Can Vincent sort out his increasingly-catastrophic love life without hurting the people around him, or will he fall victim to his supernatural stalker first?
6th Apr '18 3:11:00 PM GeheimnisGoth
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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Well, any guy who's around age 30 [[spoiler:and is a patron of the Stray Sheep, and is entangled with a woman with whom he has no intention of having children]]. [[spoiler:Later scenes imply that the BigBad might eventually spread said dreams to ''everyone'' born biologically male who wasn't busy fathering a family by a certain age. Given how even ''Erica'' started getting these dreams, that presumably applies to [[QueerAsTropes gays]], [[{{Transsexual}} Transwomen]], [[{{Asexuality}} asexual men]], and [[CelibateHero any other guy who didn't, for whatever reason, choose to impregnate a woman and start a family]]. [[FridgeHorror Shudder...]]]]

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Well, any guy who's around age 30 [[spoiler:and is a patron of the Stray Sheep, and is entangled with a woman with whom he has no intention of having children]]. [[spoiler:Later scenes imply that the BigBad might eventually spread said dreams to ''everyone'' born biologically male who wasn't busy fathering a family by a certain age. Given how even ''Erica'' started getting these dreams, that presumably applies to [[QueerAsTropes gays]], [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} Transwomen]], [[{{Asexuality}} asexual men]], and [[CelibateHero any other guy who didn't, for whatever reason, choose to impregnate a woman and start a family]]. [[FridgeHorror Shudder...]]]]



* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler:Erica, formerly Eric]].

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: [[spoiler:Erica, formerly Eric]].
25th Mar '18 9:32:44 PM Yukianesa
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: A possible outcome of the story [[spoiler:has Vincent simply walk away from Catherine and Katherine altogether. Rather than a DownerEnding, it's a personal liberation for him. He asks Boss for a loan to start a new life and places it on a women's wrestling match - if he wins, he uses the winnings to buy a ticket on a space colony ship; if he loses, he has a good laugh at the Boss' expense after all the shit he put him through and laughs and drinks the rest of the night away with his friends.]]
23rd Mar '18 1:01:42 AM ergeis
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** The Golden Playhouse intro is actually a parody of a real Japanese TV show called "Golden Theater".

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** The Golden Playhouse intro is actually a parody of a real [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnvTKLCI-NA Japanese TV show called "Golden Theater".Theater"]].
18th Mar '18 11:39:46 PM NineTailedCat
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* HarderThanHard: It's ''called'' "Hard" mode, but even Japanese players had complaints on ''Easy''. "Easy" mode is supposed to be straightforward. "Normal" raises the difficulty faster, and can get borderline impossible. "Hard" removes the Undo ability, [[UpToEleven and gets even more complicated]]. The UsefulNotes/Xbox360, however, has a disadvantage: there's a common complaint that the 360's controller has a bad design for its D-Pad. Unfortunately, the [[FakeDifficulty controller stick is horrible for fine movements in an ''isometric'' area]]. And you need nine Gold trophies in the dreams in order to unlock the final level of Babel. Did we mention that those nine Gold have to be in a difficulty ''other than Easy?''
17th Mar '18 11:19:54 PM Xaris
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''Catherine'' is a ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' {{Spinoff}} PuzzleGame made by Creator/{{Atlus}}' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' creative team, with animated cutscenes by Creator/Studio4C. It was also Atlus' first HD game on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] and UsefulNotes/XBox360 consoles.

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''Catherine'' is a ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' {{Spinoff}} PuzzleGame made by Creator/{{Atlus}}' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' creative team, with animated cutscenes by Creator/Studio4C. It was also Atlus' first HD game on the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] and UsefulNotes/XBox360 consoles.
consoles. The Xbox 360 version can be played on UsefulNotes/XboxOne via backward compatibility.
6th Mar '18 8:20:09 PM BenOfHouston
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** Catherine is described as a seductress and "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything has a way of ruining the common sense and self-control of any man]]" she visits. Apparently, she's ten years ''younger'' than both Vincent and Katherine (Catherine's 22; Vincent and Katherine are 32).

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** Catherine is described as a seductress and "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything has a way of ruining the common sense and self-control of any man]]" she visits. Apparently, she's ten years ''younger'' than both Vincent and Katherine (Catherine's 22; Vincent and Katherine are 32). Of course, [[spoiler: [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Age isn't exactly proportional for demons]]]]
21st Feb '18 9:24:09 AM nombretomado
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An UpdatedRerelease titled ''Catherine: Full Body'' is currently in development for PS4 and UsefulNotes/PSVita. It adds a new character named "Rin" (short for, unsurprisingly, some form of [[PlanetOfSteves Catherine]]), new animated {{Cutscene}}s, new {{sidequest}}s, new {{Fanservice}}, new endings, a [[EasierThanEasy story mode]] difficulty, new toggleable gameplay mechanics, and a new PlayerVersusPlayer online mode.

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An UpdatedRerelease titled ''Catherine: Full Body'' is currently in development for PS4 UsefulNotes/PS4 and UsefulNotes/PSVita. It adds a new character named "Rin" (short for, unsurprisingly, some form of [[PlanetOfSteves Catherine]]), new animated {{Cutscene}}s, new {{sidequest}}s, new {{Fanservice}}, new endings, a [[EasierThanEasy story mode]] difficulty, new toggleable gameplay mechanics, and a new PlayerVersusPlayer online mode.
13th Feb '18 6:57:44 AM ashlay
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* SpinOff: Of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise. The game's TheVerse is based around a recurring character from the main ''SMT'' games, the combined female goddess and male demon Ishtar/Astaroth, [[spoiler:who serves as the "Midnight Venus" Trisha / Ishtar in the FramingDevice, the young boy, Astaroth, that you can talk to in the confessional booths during your trip through the nightmare]]. The game also imports multiple general concepts from the main series, including the UrbanFantasy OrderVersusChaos (versus Netural) {{Central Theme}}s, KarmaMeter and MultipleEndings, though here it's in the context of relationships instead of the main series' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypses]]. Other characters from ''SMT'' also serve minor roles in the story, such as the demon Nergal.

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* SpinOff: Of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise. The game's TheVerse is based around a recurring character from the main ''SMT'' games, the combined female goddess and male demon Ishtar/Astaroth, [[spoiler:who serves as the "Midnight Venus" Trisha / Ishtar in the FramingDevice, FramingDevice and the young boy, Astaroth, that you can talk to in the confessional booths during your trip through the nightmare]]. The game also imports multiple general concepts from the main series, including the UrbanFantasy OrderVersusChaos (versus Netural) {{Central Theme}}s, KarmaMeter and MultipleEndings, though here it's in the context of relationships instead of the main series' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypses]]. Other characters from ''SMT'' also serve minor roles in the story, such as the demon Nergal.
13th Feb '18 6:50:06 AM ashlay
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* SpinOff: Of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise. The game's TheVerse is based around a recurring character from the main ''SMT'' games, the combined Ishtar/Astaroth, [[spoiler:who serves as the "Midnight Venus" Trisha / Ishtar in the FramingDevice, the young boy, Astaroth, that you can talk to in the confessional booths during your trip through the nightmare]]. The game also imports multiple general concepts from the main series, including the UrbanFantasy OrderVersusChaos (versus Netural) {{Central Theme}}s, KarmaMeter and MultipleEndings, though here it's in the context of relationships instead of the main series' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypses]]. Other characters from ''SMT'' also serve minor roles in the story, such as the demon Nergal.

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* SpinOff: Of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise. The game's TheVerse is based around a recurring character from the main ''SMT'' games, the combined female goddess and male demon Ishtar/Astaroth, [[spoiler:who serves as the "Midnight Venus" Trisha / Ishtar in the FramingDevice, the young boy, Astaroth, that you can talk to in the confessional booths during your trip through the nightmare]]. The game also imports multiple general concepts from the main series, including the UrbanFantasy OrderVersusChaos (versus Netural) {{Central Theme}}s, KarmaMeter and MultipleEndings, though here it's in the context of relationships instead of the main series' [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Apocalypses]]. Other characters from ''SMT'' also serve minor roles in the story, such as the demon Nergal.
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