Catherine is coming to a Nintendo console for the first time, and when it comes to European territory, she is also debuting in a portable version on Switch with the remake / remaster which includes the flashing Full Body subtitle. In Italian, it can be translated into wine jargon with the adjective “full-bodied”, but being a game with a fair erotic content, the possible explanation is quite different.
In fact, a third girl joins the original cast, the tender and hyperactive Rin, who fights against the Catherine and Katherine already known for the graces of the protagonist. The good Vincent for his part has already had a lot to do in the original title, but this time it’s going to have to wrestle between three would-be prosecutors and the damned nightmares that threaten to lead him to a better life long before he has decided what will be. the woman of his life.
Catherine: Full body he has two very distinct souls and promises to destroy the life of the unsuspecting Vince of the Foundations, who during the day is a seemingly normal thirty-something, and has been engaged for six years with the same (beautiful) woman who has long spoken of marriage.
He has a group of friends with whom he spends endless evenings drinking hectoliters of spirits and beer and talking about life’s higher senses. Almost always, these evenings end in nothing. Then there is her, Catherine, an all-pepper blonde met during a particularly alcoholic evening. He is not looking for marriage, walks around in provocative clothes that leave little to the imagination and seems to like our friend a lot, to the point of ending up in bed. The love square is completed by the aforementioned Rin. Vince meets her at the Stray Sheep, a bar that is practically a home from home for him and also finds him a job. So much generosity obviously deserves a reward.
Already, that would be enough to define Vince’s life as ‘decidedly messed up’, but the story begins to take on completely crazy and grotesque contours when the poor boy also begins to have strange dreams into which he is coerced by a disturbing evil entity. to climb very high towers formed by blocks which turn, slide and above all fall.
This is the most fun part of Catherine: Full Body. Every evening you will have to overcome a number of puzzles to save Vincent’s life, allow him to wake up and therefore try to overcome this crazy situation. Initially the challenges will be fairly straightforward, more than any other tutorials that will teach you the many moves you can use when the going gets really tough.
The basic mechanics are easy enough to learn, but putting them into practice on a climb is far from a walk. Hell is beneath you, and obviously you won’t have endless time deciding what to do. From time to time, you can collect bonuses which will allow you to go back in case of error, and to create useful cubes or to slow down the fall of those below. In the extreme case where you just can’t get past a level, you can finish it automatically by pressing a back button on the controller, but the shame will stay on you forever, so think about it.
The control system has been translated perfectly to the JoyCon and since Catherine is not a particularly frenetic game, you don’t even experience the classic “too small back syndrome”. Technically, the portage is of an excellent finish, stable from a frame rate point of view and aesthetically pleasing. Texture resolution suffers a bit when compared to the PS4 version when playing docked mode, while in the portable version you sometimes notice a little aliasing, but nothing particularly annoying.
The ability to play on the go is clearly the most exciting feature, but Atlus and Studio Zero could have gone a little extra to take advantage of at least the Nintendo console’s touchscreen and Rumble HD. We weren’t expecting any additions in terms of game modes, which remain the same as the PlayStation 4 version.
Once the story is over (but keep in mind that there are at least a dozen different endings) you can try your hand at competitive or cooperative challenges, both local and online, and in Babel mode, with levels and customizable rules.
The opportunity to release on Switch is always greedy to find an original and fun title but unfairly snubbed both at the time of the original release and on the occasion of the arrival of this improved version.
Again, unfortunately, price could be the deciding factor in the success of this port. Catherine: Full Body is sold for 50 euros on the Nintendo console, which inevitably comes up against a PS4 version currently available for at least ten euros less.
Source : Reddit