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RE: The Cat Lady

I'm a little late on this, but I just got finished watching a Let's Play on YouTube and was happy to see it here. I finished the game a while ago, but it was refreshing to watch someone else play it and see their experience out of it.

Some events during the game for me personally knocked me off my equilibrium, as they were pretty disturbing. But I appreciate a medium that doesn't rely on jumpscares (although those can be just as good), and more relying on the atmosphere. I'm used to seeing the dime-a-dozen jump-scare horror games, which this game has occasionally, but overall the atmosphere and mood I think made it interesting, and different from what I'm used to seeing.

Has anyone played the game Downfall, by the same developer? I'm guessing that The Cat Lady was its spiritual successor, as one of the character's from Cat Lady is the protagonist (which explains a lot of his backstory and make sense of events in The Cat Lady with him). That game was quite disturbing as well.

Overall, I'd recommend it. I'd just warn anyone willing to play it that there are some pretty disturbing graphics and topics that aren't for people who will be deeply affected by it. Still, I think it's worth a try.
12-10-2014, 03:52 AM
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RE: The Cat Lady

I've played Downfall. I like the artistic design and the point and click gameplay. However, some of the puzzles were quite frustrating; I ended up using a walkthrough.

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12-10-2014, 05:58 PM
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RE: The Cat Lady

There will be a remake of Downfall in 2015.


12-10-2014, 06:42 PM
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Oh, wow. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing that, or I wouldn't have even known until way later. If it ends up being the same game with just different graphics, I don't know if I'll buy it, but I wouldn't mind watching a Let's Play.

I remember a couple of times having to use a walkthrough, so I understand. I think I remember looking at a walkthrough for Cat Lady more than Downfall, though. After all this, I think I'm going to play it again.
12-11-2014, 04:26 AM
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RE: The Cat Lady

It's similar to The Cat Lady in the gameplay department, but it's really different in the story.

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12-11-2014, 07:15 AM
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RE: The Cat Lady

(12-11-2014, 04:26 AM)dumpling Wrote: Oh, wow. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing that, or I wouldn't have even known until way later. If it ends up being the same game with just different graphics, I don't know if I'll buy it, but I wouldn't mind watching a Let's Play.
The creator confirmed that it will be a new experience, it will of course feature a lot of stuff from the past Downfall, but it won't just be a new coat of paint.

And even if it is the same game with a new coat of paint the main reason he is making it is because the code of the original one is corrupted and cannot be put onto Steam. So I wouldn't be surprised about that.

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01-14-2015, 07:50 AM
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RE: The Cat Lady

The remake of Downfall has been out since February. I just played through it and can recommend it to anyone who enjoyed The Cat Lady as it is very similar in tone and gameplay.
10-13-2016, 01:54 AM
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RE: The Cat Lady

I bought the Downfall Remake shortly after its release back in February and once I had the free time, I immediately played it from start to finish with no distraction. I intentionally ignored any YouTube playthroughs beforehand as to not spoil it. I also didn't use a walkthrough at any point, which wasn't hard cause a lot of the puzzles are more straightforward in this game as opposed to the original Downfall.

I definitely enjoyed it, and if you didn't know already, there's gonna be a final game in the trilogy called Lorelai, so look out for that.

Also, fun fact: February is the month of my birthday and when I finally bought the game and played it, it was a week before my birthday. So it was like an early birthday present. Sleepy

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