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.