Waking up and finding yourself next to the most beautiful woman you've ever seen sounds like a dream comes true, but in Catherine, you'll find it's a walking nightmare. The simplicity sometimes grates in both fields, but there's no denying that Catherine's a novel break from the routines of the game industry. It has more to offer than its core, cynical gameplay and it's not the gameplay alone that makes it interesting. It's easy to get the wrong idea about the game at a glance, but it's hard to put it aside once you understand. There's no exaggerated saving the world premise here, just about one man figuring out just what he wants from the world.