Awesome read, enjoyed reading it thoroughly. I was actually thinking of some notable title screens before going in, but Catherine seems to be the only one I can remember in recent years. It's a great attention-grabber for sure; something that not only sets the game's overall tone, but in a way, foreshadows the fate of poor Vincent -- at least to me (also, who doesn't at least cringe at that title screen? I mean, come on, those barbed wires obviously hurt!). I basically interpreted the title screen as sheep-man receiving punishment for whatever he did to that sadistic woman, sitting nonchalantly on top of the cube without a care in the world. But that's probably just me.
Reading this makes me feel motivated to finally finish up Catherine (which I intend to do during Christmas break). I did enjoy it somewhat, but I got so caught up in other games last year that it just unfortunately fell by the wayside.