Catherine is a game like no other and does not fit into any genre. The plot is bizarre and so unusual it can lead to nightmares and sleepless nights for many gamers. It is about a love triangle involving two women. The relationship turns very bad but those gamers willing to play to the bitter end will be glad they did.
The main character is Vincent who is about 32 yrs old and he is in a relationship with Katherine. Yes, with a K. He is an easy going, laid back type of guy, who takes things one day at a time. Nothing seems to ruffle his feathers. Katherine, on the other hand is very serious, ambitious and goal oriented.
On a night out by himself, Vincent meets Catherine. Yes, with a C. They end up in bed together and spend the night in wild ecstasy. Catherine is more like Vincent and they share a lot in common. She is also very beautiful and attractive. From then on Vincent is driven mad with terrifying nightmares. He can not forgive himself for cheating and his life becomes a turmoil of confusion and guilt. In his dreams he has to climb huge towers of stone and talking sheep hound him. Young men at that time are dying in their sleep and this adds to Vincent's psychological problems.
Although this is only a game, the story is very real. Adult gamers will relate to the love and commitment issues involved in the storyline and sometimes this game is truly only for adults. Kids may not grant the complex relationship issues present in the game. It is this aspect of the game that makes it so unique. Capturing such qualities in a video game is not the norm and quite difficult to accomplish. However, the developer has done a superb job in the romance and relationship department. Mature adults will find the game rather comforting and realistic.
Vincent plays a very realistic character and the problems and obstacles he encounters are true to many real life love triangles. The decisions and choices he makes may not be the right ones, but how many of us have made terrible mistakes in our own real life relationships and lived to regret it later?
Vincent spends a lot of time with his friends in a singles bar, and they try and give him advice regarding his personal life. He has to juggle between his conscience and those friends who mean well. Things start out simple, but gets very complicated as you move from one level to the next.
While Vincent is in the bar Catherine and others sends him text sms's and he has to reply quickly. Depending on what he answers the game can take unexpected twists. Writing a review on this game can be hard. You need to play the game and come to your own conclusion whether it is good or bad. The game can be too confusing for some and easy for others.