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Sunday, January 27 2013

Is Catherine the Last of the Manic Pixie Dream Girls?

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl not only teaches men how “to embrace life and its infinite mysteries” but also to violate taboos, the mundane, and all that which represents the prison of order and responsibility.


Reviews

Sunday, August 7 2011

'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.


Blogs

Wednesday, September 21 2011

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.


Monday, September 12 2011

Constructing Community in 'Catherine'

Is it cheating when the game wants you to seek outside help?


Sunday, August 21 2011

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.


Thursday, August 18 2011

Sheep Men: Choice and Individuality in 'Catherine'

From the depiction of cursed men as sheep to revealing confessional statistics, Catherine attempts to dismantle individuality, insulting and devaluing the player in the process.


Tuesday, August 9 2011

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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