- May 17, 2008
Obscure game. So I assume it's all about exploring the sexuality of Vincent? ... or that Catherine is some sort of succubus that's haunting the poor little man? Confusing game.
See, you presumed and that's where you went wrong. Some people have to have it written out and sung to them before they get it. Personally, I thought it was redundant too, I mean, what's next ESRB? You're gonna tell me these topless demonesses have breasts?DarkRyter said:Did they really have to specify "female"?
I mean, if they're advertising toplessness, it can be presumed it'll be ladies.
We see shirtless dude demons all the time, they're expected.
We do! In fact you can watch playthroughs of the Japanese release online. The game has multiple endings and yadda yadda-internetzealot1 said:Hasn't this already been released in Japan? Shouldn't we know pretty much everything about it now?
Though I will say that the depth of this game changes on how the player plays it. There is a morality meter, but it's more of an attitude meter as it changes how Vincent interacts with his female leads, which he then chooses from by interacting with them in person, over phone calls and with texting. Each character has actual relatability and though they all act odd to some degree and have their quirks you come to care about them till the end. Either that or you come to really, REALLY fear them (for different reasons).Necromancer Jim said:"Seriously, guys! Our game has depth! We're totally not using sex appeal as a cheap way to gain attention!"
I have yet to hear anything that makes this game seem at all not terrible.
I think the hype and marketing surround Catherine focusses more on the sheer amount of WTF-ness in this game than the amount of hentai in it. Going by the articles on The Escapist, that seems to be the case. And I bet that they'll deliver on that frontDastardly said:I dunno... after all this hype and build-up, if the best they have to offer is mostly-obscured toplessness, I think a great many people are going to be disappointed. Specifically, the sort of person targeted by this "sexy times with sexiness and sex, too sexy for your country" marketing campaign.
Basically, they've acquired an audience based on a pretty particular promise, and it's sounding like their offerings in that department are in for a lukewarm reception. They haven't really been selling this thing on the intrigue, after all.
Yep, here you go:Patrick_and_the_ricks said:
Regarding your first point, yes.RedEyesBlackGamer said:How a 10 year old shooting himself in the head with a gun shaped object got by, I'll never know.
OP: Not surprised. Actually, most people excited for the game aren't attracted by the sex appeal. It is the people behind the game.
Even without the shadow effects I wouldn't see how this in any way noteworthy (outside of the ESRB rating, of course), but maybe that's just me being European.vansau said:The game also depicts the central character surrounded by topless female demons-though shadow effects obscure most details.
And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling "women's rights" activists.ddq5 said:I doubt it will stir up any real controversy cause it's Japanese and they seem to get away with it most times, excepting that whole RapeLay thingy.