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Submitted by KeenanTheSavage 1388d ago | opinion piece

New Challenger: Catherine, Commitment and Consequence

Default Prime: "Is Catherine ushering in a new era in video gaming?

In a world where emotion has been slowly bled out of certain game genres we should, as gamers, be excited; very excited, in fact. Catherine, the latest game from Persona creators Atlus, deals with hitherto more or less ignored subjects by posing questions on the very nature of love, desire and commitment. This leads me to wonder if there hasn’t been an awakening of a far more adult side of video games in the last few years." (Catherine, Culture, Industry)

BakedGoods  +   1388d ago
It definitely seems to be an interesting story. I wonder if only anime-styled games are able to take this kind of approach.
Flavor  +   1380d ago
Japan churns out bushels of 'visual novel' games, which are sort of like a mix between a stripped down RPG and a choose your own adventure book. These deal with everything from facing HIV infection to killing pregnant girlfriends to avoid paying child support. Most of them are dating sims aimed at herbivore men who live with their parents.

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