Catherine asks the gamer some very tough questions concerning commitment, monogamy, and the ever-present lure of freedom and taboo pleasure.
You don't often see video games tackling such complex and controversial subjects, but it worked out beautifully in Atlus' puzzle adventure. European gamers will finally get the game tomorrow and we highly recommend it .
In an interesting poll conducted by the game's publisher (Deep Silver), gamers voted on which "relationship type" they were; if you voted for Katherine, you were into the long-term idea; if you voted for Catherine, you kinda like one-night stands and no responsibility. The poll results were interesting: 59% went for Katherine.
Catherine won our Most Original/Innovative award in 2011 and you can bet that it'll garner plenty of new fans in Europe. And we could talk all day about how those results reflect the mindset of gamers, but that's probably a topic for another time…it could take a while. Are you surprised at the result? And if so, why?
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