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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #75 on: August 26, 2010, 07:03:00 PM »
I can only hope that they treat the storyline and character building with actual maturity in mind, not hyper-sexualization. I do appreciate the titilation though. It would be so refreshing to play something that really explored that aspect of human relationships. We've had a decent streak of titles so far that touch on the human condition (NIER, Heavy Rain) so there's some hope. *Crosses fingers*

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2010, 12:35:24 PM »
I seriously think you guys are being over-hopeful about this. Everything we've seen so far really points toward a game that's just all about titillation and sexual gratification. Hey, I like my echi and sexual fantasies as much as the next guy, but my money is on that: that's pretty much what this is going to be. There's just no market there. Think about it. There's really no market for sexual fantasies with great writing and deep feeling. The moment a product revolves around titillation, just about everything else goes out the window. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it tends to be the case. Yes, there are some indie H games that are the exception, but if you're looking at widespread appeal, and ATLUS is a relatively mass-market game company, you're going to have little success combining titillation with depth. I know you are going to crucify me for saying this, that's just what I'm seeing.

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2010, 03:30:17 PM »
I seriously think you guys are being over-hopeful about this. Everything we've seen so far really points toward a game that's just all about titillation and sexual gratification. Hey, I like my echi and sexual fantasies as much as the next guy, but my money is on that: that's pretty much what this is going to be. There's just no market there. Think about it. There's really no market for sexual fantasies with great writing and deep feeling. The moment a product revolves around titillation, just about everything else goes out the window. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it tends to be the case. Yes, there are some indie H games that are the exception, but if you're looking at widespread appeal, and ATLUS is a relatively mass-market game company, you're going to have little success combining titillation with depth. I know you are going to crucify me for saying this, that's just what I'm seeing.

I'm not going to crucify you, Prime Mover, just respectfully disagree.  On what basis do you think that there is no market for a game that combines 'titillation and depth'?  Products can be appreciated on multiple levels.

It's certainly true that there isn't much depth to most H games, but I think that has more to do with the fact that the creators realize they don't need it to sell and they don't necessarily have the desire (or the skills) to add real depth.  There is no basis for saying that adding depth would make the games not sell.  Actually, H games don't get more mainstream than Key's stuff and yet their games have (reasonably) intelligent writing too.

Have some faith in the team that is making this game.  They obviously have the skill to include depth, and there is absolutely nothing in the promotional material that makes me think this game will be a typical ecchi fantasy.  Those don't tend to involve weird nightmare dream worlds and turning into sheep.


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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2010, 08:09:58 PM »
I seriously think you guys are being over-hopeful about this. Everything we've seen so far really points toward a game that's just all about titillation and sexual gratification. Hey, I like my echi and sexual fantasies as much as the next guy, but my money is on that: that's pretty much what this is going to be. There's just no market there. Think about it. There's really no market for sexual fantasies with great writing and deep feeling. The moment a product revolves around titillation, just about everything else goes out the window. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it tends to be the case. Yes, there are some indie H games that are the exception, but if you're looking at widespread appeal, and ATLUS is a relatively mass-market game company, you're going to have little success combining titillation with depth. I know you are going to crucify me for saying this, that's just what I'm seeing.

Seems very doubtful.  Why spend that kind of money to make a high definition game only to completely alienate an entire country?  Even if US isn't their prime target, it just doesn't make sense in these times.

Not to mention the C rating.
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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #79 on: September 03, 2010, 01:09:55 AM »
I look at this game being about the consequences of letting your desires drive your actions.

Some people are quick to write this off as an eroge, but that's just appearances.

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2010, 01:18:44 PM »
That's an interesting premise. Just the fact that they went with adult characters instead of the typical teenagers deserves major props.
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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2010, 12:18:29 AM »
Lest it goes overlooked: Katherine is voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi.

That would be Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino's VA, among many others.

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2010, 11:58:31 AM »
New trailer

Looks great.

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2010, 12:04:09 PM »
Well, no one can complain that they were too turned on to pay attention during that trailer.

Did I see a monster made out of titties and tentacles?

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #85 on: September 15, 2010, 12:11:19 PM »
Well, no one can complain that they were too turned on to pay attention during that trailer.

Did I see a monster made out of titties and tentacles?

I think I saw that too. Maybe this is an SMT spinoff after all? :P

This game continues to look really interesting. Even though we haven't seen any gameplay whatsoever....

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2010, 12:14:08 PM »
that video gives me a feeling this game will get increasingly bizarre as that release date nears.

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2010, 01:38:47 PM »
I can't wait to get my hands on this.
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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2010, 02:06:02 PM »
Saw the trailer, read the premise, and I'm still going 'WTF?'. But that just makes me interested all the more. (In a good way.)

PS.Anybody know what was said in the trailer?

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Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360
« Reply #89 on: September 15, 2010, 02:46:02 PM »
PS.Anybody know what was said in the trailer?

Yes.

Going by memory now (I'm supposed to be working...), but roughly speaking at the beginning of the trailer Katherine asks Vincent if he is listening and says he hasn't been answering his phone (I think...something like that).  She then asks if he's hiding something.  That's pretty much all the spoken dialogue in the trailer, and I think Andriasang translated some of the text.

At the end of the trailer when Vincent gets the mail on his phone he says, "But, this pose..." and trails off.  Presumably there was some kind of photo included.