Gamers on budgets
A Game A Day: Top 5 overlooked games for the gamer on the budget. (Day 1 of 10)
Written by: Johnny Marcondes
With the price of every new title being a staggering $59.99, it's safe to say that not every gamer can afford every new title. I've composed a list of 5 titles that many gamers overlooked, while not exactly new titles don't let their release dates fool you. Each title that will be revealed (once a week), deserves the attention of every gamer. Now at a reduced price, these titles are easily going to give you that bang for your buck.
Catherine. (Xbox 360/ PS3)
What is Catherine?
What do you get when you combine horror, comedy, romance and puzzle platforming in an adventure game? You get Catherine of course! Catherine follows the main character Vincent, a thirty-two year old adult who continues to be haunted in his dreams. What is he being haunted by or why? Well Vincent himself is far from the heroic main character we normally get to play as, instead he's a man of many faults. Being in a relationship with the character Katherine, life begins to take its toll on our backwards hero. When his girlfriend begins to give him at times not so subtle hints that she wants to get married, Vincent begins to panic finding excuses to escape that conversation. Being content with where they are now, Vincent begins to drown his life issues in beer at the local pub with his friends. During this, he meets the mysterious and flirtatious Catherine. Vincent not being one to turn down the company of an attractive woman, ends up spending the night talking to her. Only to wake up to realize that he had slept with her, now the liquored up romantic begins to form a secret love triangle. Trying to balance two women who know nothing of each other, and trying to decide how he should approach this conflict. Stay faithful to his girlfriend or continue being involved with Catherine. All while being thrown curve balls by each party, not to mention Vincent begins to suffer from nightmares.Haunted by visions of sheep's and other creatures Vincent is forced to climb. Just like reality he climbs to escape his problems, however if he were to die in his dreams he'd be found dead in reality. Like many recent games Catherine offers you options and choices that alter the story of the game. But unlike most games, the way Catherine approaches this and shows your progress is different. After each action that determines which side you're leaning on (good, bad. ect) a bar will come up showing you exactly where you are. A hero who doesn't fight to save the world, universe or anything but his relationship? Can a game like this even sell itself to an audience?
- Beautiful animation
- Interesting and unique storyline
- Well written characters
- High replay value
- Challenging puzzles
- Minor camera issues that makes some puzzles frustrating
- Game can be extremely hard and unforgiving especially to new players to the puzzle genre
Catherine can be found at:
Used - (PS3) $24.99 / (Xbox 360) $15.89
New- (PS3) $35.89 / (Xbox 360) $28.99
-As always, enjoy your cookie.