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Catherine (PS3)

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I’m still seeing staircases of blocks in my mind, ah such an addicting and fun game

In a world without limit, in a world without reality, in a world called a dream, you wake up to a reflection of everything encompassing all that is you. You find yourself, remember yourself, change yourself, just so you can forget yourself to find the “answers” to “life”.

Catherine is a game about the choices we make, the mistakes we encounter, the troubles we overcome, and the lengths we go to just to grasp that which we have made a decision on. It’s a strange metaphor present in Catherine; the ambiguity of life, reality and all that we must overcome, the freedom in choice and the importance in maturity. And while it is a strange metaphor, it is such a thought-provoking and compelling one. The answers that we seek only come after the questions disappear, the real challenge in life is arriving at your answer before that happens; to struggle, to endure, to persevere. The falling “staircases” present in Vincent’s nightmare represents all that, it places Vincent and all those who wound up in the nightmare to take a good hard look at themselves and once placed in life and death situations make a choice of what they want or what they believe they should do; the stairway in the nightmare forces the participants to mature. The choice is their own, the consequences that results are theirs to suffer and the life brought about through their actions are ones they have the freedom to do with what they want.

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Naruto Chapter 590-593 – Eyes Open

Naruto Chapter 590 - I Love You Forever - colour by Narutospoiler (http://narutospoiler.deviantart.com)

A brother’s love forever supporting and embracing him – colour by Narutospoiler (http://narutospoiler.deviantart.com)

I enjoyed that Itachi and Sasuke farewell a lot, it was quite moving, especially when the reader was reminded of the suffering Itachi had to endure to protect that which he loved. Just like his best friend, Shisui, Itachi also dwelled within the shadows and followed the path of self-sacrifice, all for the sake of Konoha, the Uchiha clan, and peace. Sasuke began to change after he realised all of this and as the reader has seen, he has started to think about the bigger picture and questioning things he doesn’t understand, rather then attaching blind reasons and hatred onto.

In a world where he thought he had nothing, he has come to realise that he does actually have something…something very precious and important, his brother’s love. And although he may not realise it yet, Sasuke also has something else, his best friend’s, Naruto’s, love. Sasuke has blinded himself from the reality of things for so long, but now with the reality of what’s happening right in his face (Itachi’s actions)…all he has left to do is accept it, and move forward.

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Bleach 497-500 – The Maelstrom Of Despair And Courage

Bleach Chapter 499 - Kurosaki Ichigo - colour by VitalikLoL (http://vitaliklol.deviantart.com)

The Rescuer in the Dark, Kurosaki Ichigo – colour by VitalikLoL (http://vitaliklol.deviantart.com)

Beyond the shadow of doubt and the darkness of fright, a ray of light filled with warmth and resolution pierces the apprehensive filled moment revealing a source of courage capable of shattering all unease tormenting ones mind. A reason to attach ones hope onto, a foundation to support ones self back onto, a hero to cast ones belief in. Just as easily as fear and despair can paralyze someone, belief and courage can melt it all away.

Soul Society gripped by a terror so unfamiliar and close begin to waver and despair. Facing a reality so unknown and so foreign causes fear and hestitation to overwhelm whatever remains of courage and hope they have left. At a lose of what to do, they turn to their savour, Kurosaki Ichigo, whose presence and ability sparks up their will to fight once again.

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