Very excited

Posted by nima (166 posts) -

Man, I haven't felt this excited for a game in a long time. I think I'm going to have to import Catherine! Absolutly loved Persona 4, even before the endurance run started. When the endurance run was doing persona 4, I couldn't believe it!  
So now that GiantBomb and introduced me to Catherine, I just can't get enough. I absolutely love everything about it so far. The story, to the gameplay. I went ahead and downloaded the demo on my PS3 and loved it. The language can be a bit of a issue. I am at a reasonable level with my Japanese so I can understand up to a point. The more I repeat it, the more I understand which will also help with my Japanese.  
I don't entirely agree with Brad and Ryan's opinion of the game being somewhat dissapointing. I find it quite exciting that the developers of Persona 4 (one of the greatest games I have ever played), are doing something different. Also, who's to say that the entire gameplay is what the demo showed? I bet there's quite a bit of variety.
Anyway, it's not like Persona 5 wont come out. I so cannot wait for Persona 5! 
I am genuinely so excited for this game. Definitely importing this!

#1 Posted by nima (166 posts) -

Man, I haven't felt this excited for a game in a long time. I think I'm going to have to import Catherine! Absolutly loved Persona 4, even before the endurance run started. When the endurance run was doing persona 4, I couldn't believe it!  
So now that GiantBomb and introduced me to Catherine, I just can't get enough. I absolutely love everything about it so far. The story, to the gameplay. I went ahead and downloaded the demo on my PS3 and loved it. The language can be a bit of a issue. I am at a reasonable level with my Japanese so I can understand up to a point. The more I repeat it, the more I understand which will also help with my Japanese.  
I don't entirely agree with Brad and Ryan's opinion of the game being somewhat dissapointing. I find it quite exciting that the developers of Persona 4 (one of the greatest games I have ever played), are doing something different. Also, who's to say that the entire gameplay is what the demo showed? I bet there's quite a bit of variety.
Anyway, it's not like Persona 5 wont come out. I so cannot wait for Persona 5! 
I am genuinely so excited for this game. Definitely importing this!

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11868 posts) -

I still agree with Brad, and that it's the type of game that is great to watch others play, instead of actually playing. 

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19809 posts) -

Yeah, I'm really excited for it as well. This is actually the first game that I have ever followed this closely. Too bad that the spacing between the western and eastern releases will be significant as when the game is released in Japan, I'll have to attempt to ignore any and all information related to Catherine that's not the North American release date. 
 
Too bad I don't know Japanese and I don't have a lot of money because I would import a copy in a heartbeat. 

#4 Posted by supermike6 (3751 posts) -

Yeah, I'm super pumped too. I would import it if I had a Japanese system to play it on. But, I think I can wait until for the NA release. I bet it will probably be late this year or early 2012. It seems like this game could be absolutely brilliant.

#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19809 posts) -
@supermike6: Won't the game be region free? I know many Japanese 360 games are region free so I think there are good chances that Catherine's one of them.
#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11868 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @supermike6: Won't the game be region free? I know many Japanese 360 games are region free so I think there are good chances that Catherine's one of them. "
I'm pretty sure most PS3 stuff is region free, but i have no clue about 360 stuff, other than Jeff saying something in the Quick Look about his Japanese 360. 
#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6141 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" I still agree with Brad, and that it's the type of game that is great to watch others play, instead of actually playing.  "
Why?  Do you not like Intelligent Qube or any of the non-dungeon crawl stuff in Persona or something?
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#8 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1175 posts) -

Looking a the gameplay kinda turned me off, but the story seems very interesting. I'm looking forward to any news of its US release.

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11868 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" @MooseyMcMan said:
" I still agree with Brad, and that it's the type of game that is great to watch others play, instead of actually playing.  "
Why?  Do you not like Intelligent Qube or any of the non-dungeon crawl stuff in Persona or something? "
I have never heard of Intelligent Qube (but from context I will assume it is similar to the gameplay of Catherine), and I've never actually played a Persona game, but from watching the Persona 4 Endurance Run, I can tell you that I really liked the story stuff, and didn't like the dungeon crawl stuff. It sort of seemed like they wrote this great story, but decided to make it into a game instead of a cartoon (but later made a cartoon anyway), and stretched it out with dungeon crawls. Obviously that isn't the case because there were ones before P4, but that's the vibe I got.  
  
And Catherine looks like it'll be similar in that it'll have serviceable gameplay, and a (potentially) good story. 
#10 Posted by nima (166 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan: I can understand where your coming from. I however didn't really mind the dungeon crawling stuff at all. I actually enjoyed it. Maybe it's because I was playing it rather than watching that made it that much more enjoyable for me. I played the demo and I found the gameplay to be quite enjoyable. Anyway, I really can't wait to get this game!
#11 Posted by laserbolts (5438 posts) -

Is it wrong that I would probably pick this up if it didn't have the part where you play the game in it?  The nightmare sequences from what I saw seemed pretty repetitive and the controls looked pretty loose.  The actually story parts though looked very interesting.

#12 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

I appreciate that they are trying something different with the gameplay. Let's just hope it's actually fun.

#13 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -
I'm pumped.
@nima said:
" @MooseyMcMan: I can understand where your coming from. I however didn't really mind the dungeon crawling stuff at all. I actually enjoyed it. Maybe it's because I was playing it rather than watching that made it that much more enjoyable for me. I played the demo and I found the gameplay to be quite enjoyable. Anyway, I really can't wait to get this game! "
I didn't mind the dungeon crawling because its a very well made game.
#14 Posted by nima (166 posts) -
@laserbolts: Everyone has their own opinion. Never said that everyone else is wrong. I did play the demo though and I had allot of fun with the nightmare part. I didn't find the controls hard at all. I honestly cannot understand what Vinny was having trouble with. Anyway, I bet they find some really cool ways to spice up the nightmare sequences. 
So I can say that by playing this game, my own opinion of it is a big positive so far which is why I am pumped for this. 
#15 Posted by laserbolts (5438 posts) -
@nima:   Yeah I haven't tried it myself but from what I saw in the quick look it looked rough.  Vinny could just suck at it though so I could be pleasantly surprised when I give it a go.
#16 Posted by Zero_ (2005 posts) -

For me - the gameplay of this, Persona 4 or most JRPGs for that matter are simply a tolerable means to a hopefully justified end, the story that is. 

#17 Posted by benjaebe (2870 posts) -
@Zero_ said:
" For me - the gameplay of this, Persona 4 or most JRPGs for that matter are simply a tolerable means to a hopefully justified end, the story that is.  "
I'd agree with this. While I enjoyed the gameplay of Persona 3 and 4 because it had some pretty nifty ideas (namely fusing and stuff like that), it still eventually just became a grind to get to the next social link or story progression. Which was fine, because it was totally worth it.
 
I'm so excited for Catherine (and hopefully an NA announcement). The gameplay looks refreshing and different - I'm glad they're trying something new.
#18 Posted by nima (166 posts) -
@laserbolts: Yeah. Give it a go. Who knows? Maybe you'll like it or maybe you wont. Either way, not everyone can agree on everything. 
#19 Posted by nima (166 posts) -
@Zero_:  I suppose I agree with this to an extent. Sometimes it gets tedious but overall, I didn't mind the gameplay in persona 3 or 4 too much. 
#20 Posted by mutha3 (5025 posts) -

The gameplay in Persona 4 is rock solid and the main reason a lot of people play it.

#21 Posted by DonutFever (3769 posts) -

Having watched the demo before playing it, the game plays better than it looks.

#22 Posted by lordofultima (6557 posts) -

I have this pre-ordered on play asia. I will be doing a playthrough of it when it arrives, so stay tuned for me fumbling through mistranslations and insanity! lol

#23 Posted by nima (166 posts) -
@lordofultima: That is weired because I have just tried to purchase this game through play-asia and they say that "  You have items in your cart that cannot be sent to your location. Please remove the item(s) in question and proceed to checkout again". 
I dont know whats going on...anyone else having the same problem? Are there any other import sites?
#24 Posted by EmptyApartment (157 posts) -

agree w/ ya nima i am so damn excited to play this too BUT i really wanna play the NA version (when it is hopefully announced and released here). I am seriously debating importing just to play through it but I do not know any japanese whatsoever so thats a problem lol

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