So I finally knuckled down and earned the Catherine True for myself (albeit I used Very Easy mode since I was curious and basically playing it in God Mode was way too hard not to give up since I just wanted to speed run it). Totally worth it and easily the best ending in the game. However, I have to say, considering the game was practically grabbing you by the bollocks and dragging you kicking and screaming down Katherine's path the ending is...pretty darn lame. (I watched in on YT last night; glad I did otherwise I'd have been pissed about wasting time for such a let down.)
I mean really this is all we get:
-They get married.
-Erica is completely revealed as Eric (which you can figure out quite easily on any other playthrough.)
-Katherine says "I love you."; not boding well for the relationship since this is the first time she's said it whole game.
Compared to the sort of philosophical/comedic ending of True Freedom and the pure comedy gold ending of True Affair...True Love just comes off as...really half baked. Especially considering the crux of Vincent's arguement is:
Hey, just because I cheated on you with someone imaginary means it doesn't count. Well it sorta does, but really it doesn't.
It just makes Katherine come off as an idiot. I mean really what has Vincent done for her
to patch the relationship? The tower doesn't count, Catherine doesn't count as not only was Katherine not present for any of it by his own logic
it wasn't in reality so it shouldn't count.
After being a distant loafer while she might've been pregnant about all he does is
trick her into meeting him to claim he was pretty much psychotic during that time period and he basically had a huge daydream about cheating on her.
That...no, for a game that tries to take the relationship plot quasi-seriously that does not float any boat; ever. Not even naive pre-teens in hormone-driven crush-love would buy that excuse.