Some of the first trailers of Catherine undoubtedly caught everyone’s attention not so much because it showed off Catherine’s wonderfully sharp animation or the titular seductress, Catherine. Instead, the subject matter probably caught most people off guard. It didn’t show a hero on a hero’s journey to save the world or anything. If anything, it looked more like a trailer for a new Anime drama series instead of the next game from the guys behind the Shin Megami Tensei Persona series. That trailer begs the question of how can you turn such an ordinary, almost mundane drama into a video game? Unfortunately, we still don’t quite know. Catherine comes mighty close, but it still has its share of dissonance.
On the bright side, at least it isn’t December. Seriously, last December had absolutely nothing coming out, and I mean nothing. As in 0 titles came out last December. Not that that makes the fact that only two titles coming out this week any better, but hell, at least it’s better than nothing. Besides, we’re getting the much-ballyhooed erotic puzzler straight out of Japan this week. What more could you want?