I’m a huge fan of the Persona series. It’s probably one of the main reasons that got me a little more interested in video games beneath 龍が如く(Yakuza). The company behind these mixtures of part dungeon crawler/part dating sim is Atlus. And after playing Persona 3 Portable I was on the lookout for everything the company has done. It was around that time when I noticed Catherine which was already out in Japan. There was no date announced for a European version and I honestly didn’t really know how to get my hands on the game. I eventually ordered the game from amazon with a proxy shipper but before I did that I grabbed this little visual guide/with artworks from cdjapan. It was probably my first purchase ever from Japan. It was a couple weeks later when I finally started to learn Japanese myself. Somewhere around Christmas with no clue where to start.
I still consider Catherine one of the very best games out of the PS3 era and it’s probably my personal favorite. Played it together with my girlfriend on the couch. We really did work well together on this. I was the one in charge of taking the right juicy turns in the story mode and she had to play the puzzle sections. And I have to admit, she was damn good at it. If you haven’t played Catherine and don’t want to plug in your PS3 extra for it. Don’t worry it’s even available as one of the first PS NOW titles where you can just rent it for 3 month and play through it using your Vita or PS4.
- Buy Catherine Venus Mode at cdjapan.co.jp
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