Catherine reviewed in Famitsu
posted on 02.08.11 at 10:31 PM EDT by (@salromano)

What did Japan’s biggest games publication think of Atlus’ new action-adventure love drama game? Very highly!

The publication awarded Catherine with a 9, 9, 8, 9, or 35/40, in this week’s issue. The game launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week, in Japan, that is.

Also reviewed, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was given a solid a 8, 8, 8, 9, or 33/40, and Two Worlds II a splendid 9, 9, 8, 9, or 35/40.

  • XxBarretxX

    not surprised with the score, but I never take Famitsu seriously.

  • zerout

    that score for two worlds 2 is a little of compared to american reviewers, wonder why?

    • AiQi

      The answer is simple – many american reviewers tend to praise american games, and it doesn’t matter if the game is good or not. European ( not to mention Asian titles ) games however, usually get lower ratings, even if they are way better. Mass Effect 2 would be a great example of that – since it got praised for the exact same thing Final Fantasy 13 was criticized for.

      It’s sad – but unfortunately i’ve been observing this “trend” for a while now, and think it’s valid for some websites ( won’t give the names here though ).

      • abful

        Oh God, not one of those conspiracies. Majority of reviewers are the same, Famitsu included, and What was ME2 praised for that FFXIII did?

        • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

          Its not a conspiracy theory if its Famitsu. People are clueless with them if they take their reviews seriously.

        • AiQi

          This is not a conspiracy – it’s the result of months of observations. Some websites actually do that. Not every one of them of course.

          And im talking about character development system. Final Fantasy’s was too simplified, “awful” and “dumbed down”. But ME2’s “one mission – one skill point” was somewhat “the best one recently!” – written by the same website.

  • whiteferrero

    Hmm. Famitsu also gives reviews that are different from my ratings on games so I don’t trust their ratings, but I’m glad they gave Catherine a high mark,

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    Interesting scores. I knew Catherine would do well! (It’s also interesting to see Two World scoring high..hmm)

  • Juam

    I don’t really rely that much on game reviews out of gaming magazines. Conspiracies ya know. lol

    The only guy I look up for reviews is Zeitgeist :P

  • TalesOf_STI

    TWO WORLDS II .. im playing that currently.. actually alot better then I thought it be.. love that you can free roam

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

    im very surprised Two Worlds II did well.

    good to see catherine up high, as well as Marvel vs Capcom 3.

    cannot wait for next week ::P