Articles tagged atlus

Hitting Close to Home: Relating to Catherine’s “Family Values”

What's worse than enduring Catherine's selfish, unlikeable characters? The fact that I found myself relating to them.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Devil Survivor's aggressive AI turns laziness into a fatal character flaw.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Misogyny, Misandry, and ‘Catherine’

Settle in for an evening with Moving Pixels as we explore the dark themes and curious gameplay of Atlus's biggest release to date, Catherine.

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The Taming of the Dude: ‘Catherine’ and the Sex Comedy

Much of the driving force of Catherine’s ethics seems to be traditionally moralistic, given its consideration of marriage as the only real means of “taming the dude.”

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‘Catherine’ Is Fun to Play and That’s About It

The puzzle metaphor (as given) may be broken, but it's still useful for displaying the anxieties that Vincent represents on behalf of his target audience.

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On the Clock: Narrative and Gameplay Tension in ‘Catherine’

Vincent may not be sympathetic, but you are required by the game to empathize with his terror at the constant ticking of the clock.

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‘Catherine’: A Screwfly Box Puzzle Solution

Today we look at Atlus's idiosyncratic new puzzle game about relationships, Catherine, and an unexpected parallel to be found in science fiction.

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Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

That other fantasy RPG with dragons in it.

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3D Dot Game Heroes - “The Hero Your Hero Could Be”

Atlus looks to continue its recent hot streak with its first PS3 release since the wildly celebrated controller smash-fest that was Demon’s Souls. 3D

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22 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

Trackmania DS

Some racers have stories, some racers aim for pure speed, but no racing game out there focuses on the art of building the perfect track like Trackmania.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

The story of Persona 4 is about our relationship with the masks we wear to get through life and the ones we observe on television.

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Summon Night: Twin Age

Summon Night: Twin Age has just enough of that engaging "Gotta explore the whole map" appeal that playing never feels like a chore.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES

While our blue-haired hero is essentially a blank slate, you actually feel something like sympathy for him, and, by proxy, for any high schooler with too much to do.

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1 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Odin Sphere

Atlus' latest is a bizarre fusion of side-scrolling brawling with RPG item-collection and alchemy. It sounds excruciatingly tedious, but Odin Sphere is addictive and fun.

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17 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

It's unusual for RPGs, generally concerned mostly with youthful wish-fulfillment fantasies of romance and derring-do, to be lumped in with controversial titles like Manhunt and Silent Hill.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2

Playing DDS2 without having endured the first one is a bit like watching Kill Bill: Vol. 2 without having seen Vol. 1.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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