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Catherine - the new competitive hotness. Tournament Hype!

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Atlus is such a god damn tease.
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    image.php?u=40820&dateline=1292150492 when I opened this spoiler. I haven't had that happen before.

    Goddamn Atlus. <3<3

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I technically could still cancel my preorder, but I don't know.

    Give me details, Atlus.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Oh, who are you kidding? You'd buy both versions anyway!

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    What a fucking cock-tease this "Happy Valentine's Day from your friends at Atlus" email was.

    WHERE'S MY CATHERINE ANNOUNCEMENT DAMN IT

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I technically could still cancel my preorder, but I don't know.

    Give me details, Atlus.

    I could too but I don't even care at this point. I'll just buy it again when it's in English.

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Do we have any information on how long the Golden Theater mode is? I'm thinking about picking up the game on release, but I don't want to be burned with a 10 hour scenario. If a game costs $60, I should be able to play it for at least around 40 hours.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Hashino said it's a 20 hour game, give or take. Keep in mind it has a hard difficulty level, too, and multiple endings.

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I guess I'll flip a coin on thursday. Heads is Catherine, tails is Sora no Kiseki.

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Man, I wish I could this on the 360

    dat boxart

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Can I choose neither and date the hot waitress? Or is that the S-Grade Super Omega Ending?

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    According to the leaked achievements list,
    no. :(

    You can however choose not to end up with either girl.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    According to the leaked achievements list,
    no. :(

    You can however choose not to end up with either girl.
    You make me very sad.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    Sheep dude, the straight talker who serves as your guide in the game and at the official site, says, "Hello. I'm Sheep. Do you know of this scary rumor? Those who share spoilers about Catherine will have nightmares and die. Scary, scary. Everyone, to avoid nightmares, let's not post spoilers."

    Sheep dude seems to be particularly concerned about spoilers from the game's 8th night and beyond.

    In lieu of this request, I won't be streaming my playthrough of the game.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Cj.

    Ceejay.

    Seajey.

    My boy.

    My friend.

    My comrade.

    Fuck the sheep.

    Post it.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Noooooooooooooooooooo :(

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    In all seriousness, Atlus JP has outright stated they will be getting videos that spoil Catherine removed, and have requested that people not stream the game. I'm sure people will anyway, of course, but I feel I should respect their wishes.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Atlus JP has outright stated they will be getting videos that spoil Catherine removed, and have requested that people not stream the game
    o_O

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Atlus JP has outright stated they will be getting videos that spoil Catherine removed, and have requested that people not stream the game
    o_O

    The creators have a vested interest in not having the mystery of the game destroyed. 428 had a let's play taken down off of niconico for the same reason.

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  • TomaToma Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I could so go for another game that has a mysterious story. After 999, I'm kinda digging these stranger ways of telling stories in games. I don't care when it comes out, but it's a guaranteed 1st day buy for me.

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  • l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User
    edited February 2011
    If they don't want the game being spoiled, I'm sure they have a very good reason for it. I say don't spoil it, mainly because I otherwise lack the fortitude not to look when it's revealed and I'd love to have the opportunity to be surprised when I'm playing the game.

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yay shipped. With arrival estimate of tomorrow morning. So very nice if true.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    No fricking way. Well, mine shipped too.

    I used standard. :( Maybe by some miracle I'll have it by the weekend.


    And considering that people are already streaming it right now, I may reconsider, if someone wants to help me translate the text messages. :P

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm pretty intrigued by this game but...I just wish the boxart was less "make you feel like a creep if someone observes that you have ownership over this thing".

    It's not a porn game I swear why won't you belieeeve meeeeee

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    This is amusing.

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/02/16/catherine_collaboration/

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    Atlus and Collabo Dining are collaborating to promote Catherine. From February 17 through March 31, the Collabo Dining in Tokyo's Aoyama area will sell an original menu consisting of cocktails themed around the Catherine characters and a "Stray Sheep" brand pizza (named after the bar that appears in the game). Those who buy these items will receive a coaster themed around the game.
      Vincent
    White Rum, Cola, Cut Lime. Made in the motif of the Rum and Coke Vincent drinks in the game.
      Catherine
    Framboise, Peach, Grenadin. The framboise is apparently meant to represent deep regret and affection.
      Katherine
    Black Sumbuca, Milk, Cream. The black sumbuca was used because the game's developers asked for a dark colored cocktail.
      Orlando
    Beer, Soda, Melon, Yogurt, Cucumber. The development team requested the cucumber apparently because it has something to do with the game...
      Midnight Venus
    Champaign, Amaretto, Cherry. The cherry is meant to be in the image of the character's red afro.
      Stray Sheep
    Yogurt and Milk. Designed in the image of a sheep. This is a desert cocktail.
      Erica
    Mango, Orange, Cherry. Both Erica and Tobias' drinks have two cherries.
      Jonathan
    Nihonshu, Lemon, Tonic
      Tobias
    Grape Fruits, Tonic, Cherry
      Master
    Gin, Vermut, Black Olive

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  • The Fourth EstateThe Fourth Estate Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    In all seriousness, Atlus JP has outright stated they will be getting videos that spoil Catherine removed, and have requested that people not stream the game. I'm sure people will anyway, of course, but I feel I should respect their wishes.

    I'd be more respectful of their wishes if they set a damn EU/US release date.

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mine has arrived.

    There is a separate case that contains the soundtrack/OST combo pack with the game. So yes. You do get it if imported.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Wow, what kind of shipping did you use? O_o

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Wow, what kind of shipping did you use? O_o

    Honestly I was confused at how fast i got it too. I expected a good while of waiting but I heard a knock and got it. I chose Fed-Ex so I mean, I guess I expected fast but not 9 AM in the morning on the day it was supposed to be released fast.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Still no word on whether they will release it state-side?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I promise you will know when that happens.

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  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    How difficult would it be to learn Japanese well enough to play imports?

    Really really want to play this, and also understand WTF is going on.

    Actually, a localized version will probably be out before I could even get a basic grasp on Japanese :P

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  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
      Vincent
    White Rum, Cola, Cut Lime. Made in the motif of the Rum and Coke Vincent drinks in the game.


    Vincent is a rum and coke guy. I like him already.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm guessing the 360 can't play imports... right? The game would probably be more enjoyable played in Japanese.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Only if it's made region-free by the developer, which seldom happens.

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  • TalithTalith 変態という名の紳士 Miami, FLRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Phooey.

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  • DunxcoDunxco Should get a suit Never skips breakfastRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Man I fascinated by this game.

    Then I hit up wikipedia and check Atlus' past record with PAL releases and I go sad. Looks like either a no-go or 6-months to a year wait after the NA release of most of their other games :(

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    For anyone looking to import. I literally don't know how to read any Japanese but I've been playing the gameplay segments and watching this stream from justintv of a guy translating the game as he goes through. It's worked perfectly so far. It is extremely extremely text heavy so if you insist on ordering you will most definitely want some direction. I mean you could go through without knowing what's going on. It's just better to know if what you're about to do will be good or bad.

    Also on Normal this game is holy shit hard so watch out. It is brutalizing me. If you thought the demo was too hard on easy then stick with easy when you play because Normal is like 15 steps up from that. I don't even want to know how Hard will be.

    Regardless. Crazy stuff. Very fun game. Awesome story. This stuff is crazy. I love you Atlus.

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  • CygnusZCygnusZ Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I played for like an hour and a half last night. As people are saying, the puzzle sequences aren't easy, though it hasn't been too bad yet. So far the story isn't terribly interesting, but I'm only a ltitle into the game. The contrast between ingame graphcs and the animated cutscenes is really jarring, I wish they just stuck to animating everything in-engine.

    Really minor spoilers
    Actually, after beating a puzzle you find yourself on a platform. To proceed you need to go into a confessional where a man will ask you some question about your life. For example, "Do you think marriage is the beginning or the end of your life?", then you must pull a rope to indicate your answer. What's cool about this is that the game transmits the data to PSN and shows you a pie graph of how the other players answered the question. It only tramsits the data the first time you answer the question.

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  • mastriusmastrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    CygnusZ wrote: »
    I played for like an hour and a half last night. As people are saying, the puzzle sequences aren't easy, though it hasn't been too bad yet. So far the story isn't terribly interesting, but I'm only a ltitle into the game. The contrast between ingame graphcs and the animated cutscenes is really jarring, I wish they just stuck to animating everything in-engine.

    Really minor spoilers
    Actually, after beating a puzzle you find yourself on a platform. To proceed you need to go into a confessional where a man will ask you some question about your life. For example, "Do you think marriage is the beginning or the end of your life?", then you must pull a rope to indicate your answer. What's cool about this is that the game transmits the data to PSN and shows you a pie graph of how the other players answered the question. It only tramsits the data the first time you answer the question.

    I love that they do that. It's pretty funny seeing the results. Sometimes saddening.

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  • l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User
    edited February 2011
    If that's the kind of stuff they pull, I can totally imagine why they don't want people spoiling the game.

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