Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings
Oct 9, 2013Made an account just to write a review. This game really moved me. For anyone with depression or has been depressed, this story will truly touch your heart. The journey of the protagonist going from someone who has no will to live to making the most of everyday is inspiring. A rollercoaster ride through the human psyche, this game delves into the darkest corners of your mind where there is absolutely no light, but as you learn in the game, there is always a way. Don't expect great graphics (the grainy graphics actually play a key part in the atmosphere) or great gameplay, but an interactive novel the likes of which will make you reevaluate your life, I know it did for me. The imagination that was poured into this game will blow your mind. The puzzles can sometimes be a bit confusing but it is well worth the effort and the relationship between Mitzi and Susan is, for a lack of words, a beautiful tragedy. Two people brought together by circumstance, finding a renewed love of life through one another. All this game asks for is a bit of patience, and an open mind, and I can promise you you will enjoy it. Loved this game, would highly recommend it.… Full Review »
Jul 7, 2013Oh this is a weird one. Cat Lady has a rough, indie feel and yet it works perfectly to the game's ends. It's like watching a murder on a grainy 8mm film reel or a really worn out VHS tape: the crudeness of it makes you wonder if it might be the real thing.
Conversely, when goth goes mainstream the result is Hot Topic, and why a lot of mainstream horror titles like Alan Wake and Resident Evil just don't work for me. They're too slick and too packaged. They might as well have call-outs on the screen that say "Be Scared Now" or "Feel a Sense of Dread For Next 15 Seconds". Cat Lady feels like it was written by a schizophrenic in the bowels of an asylum.
Just being indie and "crude" is not enough, though. There is a lot of indie crap out there that the anti-mainstream will label as brilliant simply because it's indie. Cat Lady brings the goods. It took a couple hours but the story sucked me in and now it's one of those games I don't want to play because I know eventually it will end.
Many indie titles like Minecraft started out playing in the minor leagues but all the while hoping for mainstream success (and of course, with that game, they found it). But to me, The Cat Lady is exactly what an indie title should be: unafraid and un-apologetically creative, and without ever even the concern of appealing to a mass audience. Bottom line: this is a avant garde video gaming at its finest.… Full Review »