The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything...
An astonishing game - I've never played anything else quite like it. While this game is very much about the story rather than the puzzles - although I've got to say I loved the combination lock - the tone and sheer imagination put into that story is almost peerless. There's very little that's nice or comforting about much of The Cat Lady, in fact it can be downright nasty in parts. And yet by turns it's also moving, touching and even on occasion shows a remarkably human sense of humour. But above all, it's never less than utterly captivating.
If I had to split hairs and was forced to criticise, I suppose I could say that the voice playback quality is a little on the grainy side. I could say that the resolution is a little on the low side. But then again, the actual script and art design are truly excelent, so I frankly couldnt care less.
Ultimately this is a game that credits you with intelligence, maturity and empathy, that manages to tackle themes ranging from the fantastic to the repugnant, and yet somehow manages to do it with characters that are both down to earth and, ultimately, likable.
In short, games this good don't come along very often. If you're OK with the thematic content, it's practically essential.
Amazing game, great storytelling, good writing, the atmosphere is REALLY good. The interface is not the classic point n click that we are used to, but after some minutes it starts to feel very natural and a great choice for the design of the game.
One of the best games I've played this year, sometimes it feels a little low-budget but this game has so much creativity and "love" into it that you will just inmerse into it without thinking much about some minor flaws.
The author must be crazy, but he has made a really good game!
This game is a must have. One of the best indie games I've seen so far.
A really nice game, has a nice story line that keeps you on the screen until your brain can't take any more of excitement and twists. The demo was fantastic and I hope this game can get more positive reviews in the near future.
This game is one of the best games ever. When I first played it ages ago, I was so impressed I hovered over it for days after completing it. The way it is made, in its abstract way, portraying mental disorder, depression and hardship, and never really giving you a real clue at what's truly happening, is mindblowing. The end of this game is absolutely amazing. It's one of the most motivating endings to any game there is, and the idea to end it with the words "Press Any Key To Live" just makes you feel like by going back into real life you're continuing the game.
This game and its story really stay with you way after finishing it. Every time you think back, you feel a hint of motivation and joy.
I have to say, this has become one of my favorite games of all time.
If you're interested, here is my full playthrough of the game! (Link to the playlist) Youtube.com
We need more adventure game like these. Love the art style.
Amazing story, unique artstyle, and an overall enjoyable experience.
I'd say you should give it a try.
Usually you read all these indie games reviews where people say 'Unique experience' or something else and you don't pay attention to them, because they really don't mean anything at all. But in case of this game it is need to be said UNIQUE EXPERIENCE and it does mean it. It crowls into your mind and awakens all the thoughts that perhaps were haunting you for years or perhaps are hidden in your subconsciousness. The thoughts that anyone had at least once. The thoughts that are really hard to get rid of.
'-I want to die but I have to live.
- It's funny, because most of the time it feels like I want to live but I have to die'
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Highest Rated (14 agree) 10/10
An astonishing game - I've never played anything else quite like it. While this game is very much about the story rather than the puzzles - although I've got to say I loved the combination lock - the tone and sheer imagination put into that story is almost peerless. There's very little that's nice or comforting about much of The Cat Lady, in fact it can be downright nasty in parts. And yet by turns it's also moving, touching and even on occasion shows a remarkably human sense of humour. But above…
Feb 23 2013 by matneee