Action RPG Anime Branching Plot Collectibles Cosplay Costumes Dating Sim Decisions Matter Featured Game Review Horror Kawaii Review Multiple Endings Platform Game Playstation 3 Puzzles Review RPG Slice of Life Videogame Visual Novel Xbox 360 Title: Catherine Genre: Action-RPG with Platformer and Visual Novel Elements Publisher: Atlus Release Date: July 2011 Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360 Where to Buy: Amazon: 360 Click here; and for PS4 Click here There is a special Love is Over edition that included a pillow case, men’s boxers, a pizza box, tshirt, and some other goodies. Geeky: Sweetie: Concept 10/10: The concept of Catherine is quite unique.
I have this version and took some pictures when I got it a few years ago at release. The gameplay is a bit like Qbert in a way while in Vincent’s nightmares.
Despite knowing some Japanese, these games require nothing short of fluency, and I just don’t have the time to devote to getting there.
A friend of mine had the idea of downloading a translation app for my , and using that.
They are built to anticipate and encourage that style of play.
Many Western players new to the genre miss out on that fundamental aspect of the experience, writing dating sims off as shallow and basic after dipping their toes in.
There’s also special box art for the 360 version, but I don’t have that, it is however, available, as well as the Love is Over edition, via the Amazon links above. You see, Vince is having bad dreams because he is worried about being caught cheating on his long-time girlfriend, Katherine with a K, with his hot new heartthrob, Catherine with a C.
Alas, a language barrier separates me, and many others from enjoying certain genres, such as the straight up dating sim.The technical definition of a dating simulation game, known as a romantic simulation game in Japan, can involve several technical elements such as a time limit, several statistics such as looks and charm which can be boosted through exercise, or an "attraction meter" which can increase or decrease depending on one's decisions.Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.As a mid-90s game it should come as no surprise that it’s a lot tougher than it looks even without the language barrier, but as surprising as it sounds, it is possible to play through the game with a translation app.