Catherine = Puzzle Game

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Catherine, Atlus’s belated attempt at a Persona game with modern production values, has caused no small amount of disappointment with the revelation that it is “just a puzzle game.”

The latest trailer:

The fact that Atlus kept vaguely calling it an action game whilst revealing nothing about its gameplay (and as much as possible of its heroine) for as long as possible is less than reassuring to many…

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    Avatar of PrinceHeir
    Comment by PrinceHeir
    19:21 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    i love the underworld like feeling :D

    is that a huge katherine i just saw O_O

    i cannot wait for this game :)

    Miyuki Sawashiro’s voice alone is worth every penny ^^

    Comment by Andices
    20:39 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Killed by a Gigantic Fork!! I can't wait

    21:32 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I guess counting sheep before sleep is a bad idea.

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    Comment by RoxbiT
    20:05 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    damn right!

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    20:41 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Climb or get forked....

    I'm gonna go with getting forked and eaten by Catherine ^^

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    Comment by Sylar
    21:06 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    PS3 cover ftw.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    22:02 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I agree...but
    Death's a bitch
    -Charles Lee Ray/Chucky

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    05:38 06/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Still interests me as a game.

    Avatar of Yoshii-kun
    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    21:46 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    She can stick it to me over and over again for all I care.
    At least, I know it's death by Sawashiro Miyuki and that's priceless xD

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    Comment by bluecarrot
    06:22 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yea, looks like a lot of fun. Idk about playtime tho it looks like it might be kinda short.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    22:22 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sucks to be Vincent then ; )

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    21:33 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Yoshii-kun,no regrets?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow. so people will still criticize when game designers decide to actually implement intriguing gameplay rather than go the easy route with a rpg or Revil/silenthill copy.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    02:55 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The style of this game has me interested. Seems crazy as hell (talking sheep an all), but that's a good thing in this case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't care what kind of game this is as long as it has a plot and at least reasonably good production values... and of course Miyuki's voice is a huge plus to this game.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    09:52 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    > Miyuki Sawashiro’s voice alone is worth every penny ^^

    I completely agree da ze!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest your opinion is like the sheepish mass then because i was really looking forward to this game and this has completely dissapointed me, this was one of my most looked forward to games but the gameplay doesn't look remotely fun, i was expecting some sort of action/crime drama like heavy rain except much more involvement in an animated style, and to get this is dissapointing to say the least.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:14 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Then don't play it and go kill yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because the game doesnt turn out to be what you want doesnt mean it cant turn out to be good. Since what you want might not actually be good at all...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 22/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, liking women's bodies = virgin. Who knew?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 07/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll sense tingling.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    These complaints make no sense. He has a valid point since most people thought this would be more similar to their other earlier titles. Now of course ignorant fan boys will defend anything even tetris with tits. So please stfu and go kill yourself.

    Some people have standards and aren't glued to a game just because of animated girls. Not everyone is a virgin.

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    Comment by POKI
    02:05 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sucks being you, the game looks solid to me... since the first trailer i was intrigued.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well that's more your fault for getting your hopes up based on assumptions on a game you've seen NO gameplay of before.

    That being said I think there's room for improvement especially in those animations, the jumping one in particular. It looks to be more of a game you'll play for the story.

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    Comment by Perseid
    18:04 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, Atlus encouraged this. They were deliberately ambiguous about the game, announced it was by some of the biggest names in modern RPGs, and showed a half hour of cinematics. What did they want people to think? Exactly what the parent post expected, that's what.

    Will the game be good? Maybe. Atlus Japan has a spotty record on anything that's not Persona, but it could still be fun. Can it be as good as what I was expecting? No.

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    Comment by Megidola
    01:05 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The game will still have a story and other gameplay elements too. The presence of puzzle segments, which don't even look that bad to me, doesn't invalidate everything else.

    Avatar of ו═╣═flood══›
    19:25 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.3)

    A Puzzle game...

    ~sigh~~~ now I SERIOUSLY can't wait for Persona 5

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:36 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The real puzzle is how to get in her pants

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    20:43 05/01/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Keep climbing bro.
    You'll be rewarded when you survive & wake up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:30 05/01/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH! ITS NOT AN RPG! ATLUS IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHIN DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T STAY IN MY COMFORT ZONE OF GENERIC JRPG! WAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

    Avatar of POKI
    Comment by POKI
    02:18 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ATLUS NOT REHASHING ANOTHER PERSONA'S GAME????

    NO WAAAAAAAY!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 08/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its would have been cool if it turned out like heavy rain. But whatever. YEAH IGNORANT HYPERBOLE! WOOOOO!

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:29 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. Even though I LOVE puzzle games, this is just not something I would expect out of Atlus. So I don't know if they'll even do it right. And yeah, I want some new details on Persona 5 after this game.

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    Comment by alidan
    19:48 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    didn't atlus die as a company?

    got to love new management decisions.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    21:34 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hope P5 has the dual chara choosing thing
    (P3P's female lead FTW!)

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    20:34 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    With this, we can expect Atlus to concentrate on P5 from now on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, people, because Atlus only makes/has one game series.

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    Comment by MetalGearFlaccid
    07:55 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Praying... PRAYING for a Megami Tensei III, personally. Not SHIN Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, but MegaTen3. I think it would be great to finally see a real sequel to the original MegaTen Series. It seems that everyone has forgotten that there used to not be a "Shin" in every title in the series. If would be interesting to see them dig up something they've not touched in decades and continue the legacy.

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    Comment by alidan
    10:58 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    im trying to be realistic here, there is a damn good chance that atlus gets liquidated if their games don't sell well, i mean new management decided that one of the first things they wanted was a cellphone game from them right? for micro transaction, or am i thinking a different developer?

    these kind of company dont want to sit on something that makes a loss for long, and with out altus getting to make their core series, the ones we all know, there is a real chance that before they get the opportunity to make that stuff they go away for good, and the game rights will probably go to someone who wants to whore it out.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    21:36 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    P5 should have the dual chara thing(like in P3P)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Look on the bright side, there will be no need to wait a year for the localization that will have horrendous english voices as always.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 07/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are you talking about? Persona 4 had fantastic voice acting.

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    Comment by Manjix
    19:28 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Puzzle sex game?
    As in those you solve puzzle to score some H-scenes?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:39 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    needs more yuri

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    Comment by Phenie
    19:31 05/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still looks like fun to me... perhaps even better than another action game. Definitely going to grab it.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    08:09 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Maybe when Keiji Inafune said "Japanese gaming industry is over, done, finished", he was thinking of cases like this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atlus isn't failing like Capcom or Keiji. Ever thought that maybe he speaks for his company only?

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    Comment by El Chaos
    00:37 07/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only things Atlus (the real one, that is: the Japanese company) is currently publishing that are worth anything at all are portable-exclusive games.

    That's already worse than Capcom's situation.

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    Comment by Artefact

    There is no company called Atlus any more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Still looks interesting, but I probably wouldn't pay full price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 06/01/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "no small amount of disappointment"? i dunno, to some maybe. while it doesn't look like what i thought it would, i think it still looks like an interesting game. and i enjoy puzzle games in general. still a buy for me.






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