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Catherine: Full Body demo now available in Japan (New trailer in OP)

HylianSeven

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Oct 25, 2017
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Here are my non-spoilery impressions.

Counting the story bits it's quite a big demo. I'll try avoiding spoilers, but if you thought the world of Catherine was messed up before, wait till you play this. People who didn't like the super natural elements are gonna be in for a shock.

The game does look more like a retelling rather than a 1:1 remake. So many scenes I didn't remember from the OG release. And not just Rin stuff. Honestly I'm very skeptical about how this might affect the narrative compared to vanilla, but at the very least we'll get to see and hear more from the cast that we loved so in the end I'm in for the new stuff.

As for gameplay changes, you can pick original puzzles or rearranged. I picked rearranged ofc. There are added rewards and new blocks. Like the type that was in the demo, was a group of blocks that you could push around together. I like the idea but the demo was too small of a sample in this regard to have a firm opinion on these new additions. Tho at the end of the day, if this sucks the option to play the classic puzzles is in the game so that's fine. I do say tho that I was enjoying the Catherine puzzles like the og release (even if they were a little too short here)

Lastly, with the way they transition from Studio Zero's logo to Catherine Full Body logo, I have zero worries about this game having anything censored by Sony lol

P.S: I like how now you can get more stuff on Katherine even day 1 based on your choices/text messages. Got a pic from her and she even called me. Have no idea what I was telling her tho lol
That whole title screen intro was pretty cool and definitely reminded me of the presentation in Persona 5.
 

Son of Sparda

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Oct 25, 2017
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That whole title screen intro was pretty cool and definitely reminded me of the presentation in Persona 5.
Yeah, the game is certainly has a lot of style in its presentation.
I never played Catherine and got it digital BC X1 for like $4. I can’t decide just play that or wait for this
From what I played of the demo and comparing to the original, you should be fine playing both of them. The changes to Full Body really feel significant.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Coral Springs, FL
I'm second guessing importing this. I loved my time with JP Catherine on day 1, but there's no joke that some of the impact was lost without understanding what was going on, especially in regards to the endings.

I love Also Sprach Brooks, I'm really not sure how I feel about the new one yet. It's practically a brand new song.
 

Son of Sparda

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm second guessing importing this. I loved my time with JP Catherine on day 1, but there's no joke that some of the impact was lost without understanding what was going on, especially in regards to the endings.

I love Also Sprach Brooks, I'm really not sure how I feel about the new one yet. It's practically a brand new song.
Yeah if you can't understand Japanese then I highly advice against importing this. Even in the demo, I was completely lost story wise.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'll be importing the Vita version. The demo sold me on it, having the puzzles to play on the go is all I need. I forget, is there a way to replay levels (for better ranks) after you finish them?
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,739
Coral Springs, FL
I'll be importing the Vita version. The demo sold me on it, having the puzzles to play on the go is all I need. I forget, is there a way to replay levels (for better ranks) after you finish them?
In the original, you had to redo story mode. But you can skip cutscenes, so it's pretty quick to get there, I don't know if full body fixed that or not.
 
Dec 18, 2018
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I'll be importing the Vita version. The demo sold me on it, having the puzzles to play on the go is all I need. I forget, is there a way to replay levels (for better ranks) after you finish them?
You can replay stages on the difficulty you're on after clearing each in-game day. (So for example if in-game you're on Day 3 you'll be able to replay all the Day 1 and Day 2 levels and so on).

You can only do this in the cellphone menu, so there's nothing like a Chapter Select in the title screen or anything. So if you want to replay all previous levels you'd need to get to the final day and keep a save handy there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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You can replay stages on the difficulty you're on after clearing each in-game day. (So for example if in-game you're on Day 3 you'll be able to replay all the Day 1 and Day 2 levels and so on).

You can only do this in the cellphone menu, so there's nothing like a Chapter Select in the title screen or anything. So if you want to replay all previous levels you'd need to get to the final day and keep a save handy there.
That's good to hear, thanks for letting me know :)
 

Xyer

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Aug 26, 2018
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Also on the fence about importing this. Didn't have any trouble with Persona 5 in Japanese but this is completely different.

Since we know the English version will have the Japanese audio, it's making me not want to get the import. I have it preordered still. Probably should hurry and decide since Amazon.jp will probably charge me tomorrow if I had to guess.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Also on the fence about importing this. Didn't have any trouble with Persona 5 in Japanese but this is completely different.

Since we know the English version will have the Japanese audio, it's making me not want to get the import. I have it preordered still. Probably should hurry and decide since Amazon.jp will probably charge me tomorrow if I had to guess.
I ended up canceling mine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
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Also please just come out in the West ASAP. With the Vita version too. Thanks.
 
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I’d totally make a Murakami reference, but dunno how many people would actually get it.

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