YMMV: Catherine

The Subjective Tropes have appeared. They're the killers. Do not die.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is Katherine an honest woman who just wants Vincent to finally take some control in his life? Or is she a Manipulative Bitch who’s perfectly willing to use a variant of The Baby Trap to try and get him to do what she wants?
    • Concerning Catherine: is she a malevolent entity who has willingly led several men to their deaths at the behest of Mutton? Or is she merely a Punch Clock Villain who has found someone she genuinely likes in Vincent?
    • Vincent, Johnny, and Orlando make it pretty clear that they don't want Toby dating Erica, but are they trying to protect Toby from sleeping with a transsexual? Or are they trying to protect Erica from becoming the victim of another hate crime?
  • Base Breaker:
    • Erica, good God. Many people were riled up by the fact that she is a transsexual and how she's treated.
    • Katherine also has shades of this, due to some of her actions. Speaking of which, Catherine has shades of it, too...
  • Bizarro Episode: The Cathedral, up to and including the wakeup from that fake day. It would make more sense if it were a Alternate Universe, but, due to the game's nature...
  • Breather Level: The Quadrangle, which comes right after The Child and right before The Clock Tower, becomes fairly easy once you figure out the main gimmick.
  • Creepy Awesome: The boss of stage 6, a rematch against the baby from stage 3 except it is mechanized with stuff like a chainsaw arm and a machine gun.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
    • A soundtrack composed by Shoji Meguro, consisting of smooth jazz for the quiet scenes and awesome classical remixes for the nightmare scenes.
    • Someone REALLY loves "The Planets".
  • Disappointing Last Level: The last few stages introduce Random Blocks and Monster Blocks, making the stages less about puzzle-platforming and more about undoing until that next Random Block turns into the block you need.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • There are some that argue that Boss should get his own game.
    • Nergal, providing quite possibly the funniest moments in the game when he appears.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • This image. It's been floating around days before they announced the English Voice Actors. NSFW!
    • "Hilarious" might be an overstatement, but some scenes become amusing when looked back on with the knowledge that Catherine is a succubus, and Invisible to Normals:
      • When Katherine showed up with the cake while Catherine was over, she couldn't have seen Catherine anyway... and when Catherine went into the bathroom, she was probably just eavesdropping from there and waiting for the most inopportune time to flush the toilet.
      • When Catherine showed up at the Chrono Rabbit while Vincent was there with Katherine, she was probably just hanging out in the entryway, shouting things in Vincent's direction.
  • It's Hard, so It Sucks:
    • You know something's hard when the masochists that are the Atlus fanbase have so much trouble that Atlus had to patch in an easy mode.
    • Hell, Bennett the Sage of That Guy with the Glasses, often shown to be a rather... unpleasant fellow in crossover vids (all played for laughs of course; he's nothing like that in real life) couldn't even get through the game and have time to review it, most of his video on it was him complaining about the difficulty.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • Vincent's incessant cries of "Yeah, I got it!" if he picks up items or coins on successive blocks.
    • The ringing of the bell as you reach the end of a level.
    • "Edge. Edge. Edge."
      • "Undo. Undo. Undo."
    • The first time you go through the Babel stages, every block that is a step higher tells you "New Record! New Record! New Record! New Record!"
  • Most Wonderful Sound: ''Haaaaallelujah!''
  • Narm: Catherine saying "I'm going to die..." after she breaks down crying when Vincent breaks up with her on Day 7 is somehow darkly hilarious.
  • Narm Charm: "Head goes BOOM!", spoken by the Final Boss.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has it's own page.
  • Nightmare Retardant: So you're facing off against the Final Boss, who is a giant head with a beard made of sheep that are still alive and Glowing Eyes of Doom, and what is the Pre-Mortem One-Liner he delivers before the fight starts? "Prepare yourself, boxer boy!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: Nergal, Catherine's dad and ruler of the underworld, only shows up in the good and true endings of the cheater's route.
  • Periphery Demographic: Surprisingly, the game's multiplayer mode has become popular amongst competitive gamers, to the point where in some locales, there is a tournament scene for the game.
  • The Untwist: Catherine is a succubus. Who honestly didn't see that coming?
  • Why Would Anyone Take Him Back?: Justified! During the course of the main game, Katherine breaks up with Vincent for pretty justifiable reasons. So, since you can get a Katherine ending, there has to be a good reason why Katherine would ever take Vincent back...and lo and behold, it turns out Catherine was an illusion and Vincent never really cheated. Although it sounds like bullshit at first and Vincent's friends have to back him up for the explanation to stick.