Catherine is quite unique, but after sampling the playable demo, many have complained about the crazy difficulty.
At first, Atlus tried to pacify the complainers by saying that if you could complete the demo, you'd probably be able to finish the game. However, the whining continued and it has finally reached a point where the developers can't ignore it any longer – according to game director Katsura Hashino, while the team wanted to make the player "feel the thrill of Vincent's nightmares," the feedback means the game is "simply too difficult." Therefore, they're currently working on a patch that will address this issue, even if we don't have a release date for the update just yet. We don't have any problem with a big challenge but sometimes, you can just go too far…and if the complaints are legitimate, the difficulty was just way too high. Some claimed they couldn't even finish the demo on Easy, which is indeed a problem. And besides, Atlus is very fan-friendly; they love their followers.
We'd still like to know if they plan to bring Catherine to North America and Europe. If they do, we'll be one of the first to give it a try.
Related Game(s): Catherine