Wow. I'm not sure where to begin on this one. The Cat Lady was a beautiful and eerie journey of a woman trying to make ammends with her life.
The story begins with 40-something Susan Ashwood ending her life with a handful of pills, only to wind up in a strange place where she meets an old lady who gives her a choice- wander lost and confused in limbo forever or help to eliminate five "parasites" in her life. However, she has also been gifted/cursed with immortality, which is essentailly the dead opposite of what a truely suicidal person wants.
The story itself is quite beautiful, as Susan slowly heals and builds relationships for the first time in years, as well as directly confronting the issues which drew herself into her depression in the first place. We watch her grow as a person and develop, right until the moment where she realizes that the Queen of Maggots from the first chapter is an embodiment of her own depression
. The other people she encounters are fully fleshed with fascinating backstories. Susan herself is fairly likable- being reclusive and yet very clever. Her allies are sympathetic and yet very strong, her eventual roommate in particular. The Queen of Maggots is enigmatic and unnverving. Each of the parasites sends shivers down your spine. When I encountered the first parasite, I knew something was off about him right away, and talking to him made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
As for the artistic style, it takes a while to get used to the flow of the graphics, but it fits the style of the game well. The blend of more realistic graphics with the pixelation of other elements is unusual but lovely and eerie. The music is light enough where it isn't distracting but instead adds to the atmosphere. At first I didn't like the voice acting, but it quickly grew on me.
All in all, The Cat Lady is a beautiful and eerie game and a lovely artistic experience. I highly recommend it.
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