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This matter becomes more complicated for him when he meets a girl named Catherine, and begins an affair with her, and the nightmares get more and more intense.
The main story mode, Golden Playhouse, follows the story between Daytime and Nightmare scenarios.
Each stage is split up into numerous areas, culminating in a boss stage in which a nightmarish creature also attempts to kill Vincent.
Vincent can move faster depending on how much alcohol he drinks during the day and can earn pillows that allow him to retry levels.
There are also several items which can be found or purchased in between stages, such as spare blocks, lightning which removes enemies and energy drinks that allow Vincent to climb more steps at a time.
Vincent will die if he falls off the bottom of the level, gets caught by a trap or is killed by a boss, with the game ending if Vincent runs out of retry pillows.
The gameplay is divided between daytime hours, where Vincent interacts with the characters, and his dreams where he must navigate three-dimensional tower puzzles.
The game's ending is affected by moral choices made by Vincent over the course of the story.
Multiple staff from the Persona series were involved; Katsura Hashino produced and directed, Shigenori Soejima was art director and character designer, and the music was composed by a team led by Shoji Meguro.
Reception was generally positive, with critics praising its mature subject matter and gameplay, despite criticism being directed towards its high difficulty.
Several journalists have also commented on its representation of gender stereotypes.
Catherine takes place in an undefined North American city.
The story is presented through the lens of Golden Playhouse, a television program described as "like a Saturday morning theatre, with a bit of a Twilight Zone vibe".