The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,105 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 1, 2012

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"A dark, twisted, and violent horror point and click. To say the story is crazy would be an understatement, yet it still manages an emotional connection."

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“Amazing story that maturely delves into raw human emotion”
4.5/5 – Adventure Gamers

“The Cat Lady is the finest horror adventure I've ever played. In fact, it's one of the finest adventure games I've ever played, period.”
A+ – Just Adventure

“The Cat Lady is a refreshing, intelligent and intriguing game and one of the best I have played this year”
9/10 – Bloody Disgusting

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The Cat Lady follows Susan Ashworth, a lonely 40-year old on the verge of suicide. She has no family, no friends and no hope for a better future. One day she discovers that five strangers will come along and change everything...

By author Remigiusz Michalski (Harvester Games) this suspenseful psychological horror game features stylized artwork, a simple keyboard control method and English voice acting, plus a compelling, atmospheric 70 minute soundtrack by micAmic and featured artists Warmer, 5iah and Tears Of Mars.

The Cat Lady contains strong adult themes and is recommended only for players over 18.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian 7
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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76 of 83 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Every once in a while you come across a game that strikes a chord unlike most others. A game that touches something profoundly deep in you and perhaps parallels your own life in many ways. I haven't found a lot of these games. In fact they can be counted on one hand, but The Cat Lady is among those few.

What I am about to write will be a somewhat biased review of this magnificent work of art. Biased because the game touches upon emotions and experiences all too real and haunting to me personally. But I will try to maintain some objectivity towards the game from a more general gameplay perspective as well. So a quick warning to you, dear reader, I may get quite sentimental and soppy writing this.

The Cat Lady is a 2D story driven psuedo-psychological horror adventure puzzle rooted in borderline depression, chronic loneliness and suicide. It puts you in control of Susan Ashworth, a 30-something year old woman who has taken her own life to end her emotional suffering. But instead of death's cold embrace she so longs for, a twisted fate has her waking up in a windswept corn field in Limbo, where she is forced into a mysterious pact with the Queen of Maggots; Susan must return to life and kill five evil psychopaths before she herself is allowed to finally die. Until then, she is gifted with immortality - much to her distress - for that is the last thing a suicidee could have wished for.

The bleak noir graphics and bone-chilling eerie music will plunge you into a dark and foreboding atmosphere with grotesque and nauseating visuals at every corner. Much of the game is portrayed in a borderline black-and-white style, and there is an everpresent gloom shrouding nearly every aspect of the game. It is unnerving and bizarre from start to finish. The bulk of the gameplay is done through ”find X and use on Y” type puzzles, most of which aren't too difficult to figure out.

The controls are a bit clunky and odd, and the volume on voiced dialogue and effects suffer from poor balancing. Although there are a few game-altering choices along the way, most of the story is very liniar and easy to complete. The real staying power of the game is its dialogues, character development and the exciting way the story unfolds. It draws you in and makes you want to continue onwards. The game dazzles you with its intense atmosphere, engaging social interactions and excellent writing. It is never boring; an interactive and gripping tale of fear, angst and a fair share of violence and gore with even some humor and laughs in the mix.

What strikes me the deepest about The Cat Lady is the gradual development of Susan's struggle against her depressive life. As the story progresses, she grows and develops so profoundly. More and more you begin to realize that beneath the haunting artstyle and horror, this is not just a story about monsters and murder; it is a story about conquering fear and negativity, a tale about heartfelt friendship and love. It is inspiring. It is empowering. And it is so vivid and genuine. Even if you have not been through the dark recesses of suicide and depression yourself, Susan's journey will still be a tear-wrenching tale of victory and self-enlightenment.

The Cat Lady is a hauntingly beautiful game that can be very scary to play. Not just because of its creepy visuals, atmosphere and effects - but moreso due to its brutal and genuine delving into the sickness of a broken human psyche. It is real. It is profound. I almost could not get past the first two chapters of the game for these reasons. But I am ecstatic that I pressed past my angst and stuck with it, because Susan's story unfolds into just a mindblowingly amazing telling of loneliness and tragedy turned to life and strength, love and friendship. She becomes an angel of vengeance, sent to kill demons in human disguise, but ultimately conquers her own demons as well.

Thank you, Harvester Games. You are gaming angels in disguise <3
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66 of 69 people (96%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21
This is a horror game about Susan Ashworth a 40 year old lady who is suicidal and suffers from depression.
The game is about the choices we make and the consequences from making those choices.
A very good story and voice acting. Worth your time.
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64 of 68 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is one sick twisted game. It's a noir adventure game, something that is pretty innovative I think-- At least I haven't played anything quite like this before. It is an interesting blend of genres and themes that makes for a novel and stimulating gaming experience that doesn't feel played out.

It really pushes the envelope with some twisted, demented scenes that are hard to not enjoy, and become immersed in... even if you aren't really a fan of adventure games, if you want something creepy, thrilling, and with good writing and immersion: then I think you will like this game.

The writing is amazing in my opinion... and voice acting is extremely solid for the most part -- it has some of the deepest, trippiest, creepiest stuff going on I have seen in a game. The noir art style works, even though the graphics are simple it just somehow fits well with the tone of the game. The truth is, all the pieces of the puzzle just work together perfectly to create an enjoyable experience.

It takes really good writing and solid acting to be able to create an immersive atmosphere in a simple side scrolling adventure game, but this game delivers and then some. I'll admit, the story gets a little ridiculous and/or confusing at moments but that is part of the atmopshere.

As far as the actual puzzle solving goes, its a pretty simple game. Theres really more of a focus on the story and just creating an eerie atmosphere then there is on solving puzzles... but there is some thinking to be done-- just the right amount for the tone of the game in my opinion.
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40 of 40 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
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Graphics:
+ well-drawn backgrounds
+ artistically challenging
+ atmospheric light and shadow
- animations are stiff
- getting used to

Atmosphere:
+ melancholic depressive mood
+ authentic-looking figures
+ gentle humor
+ depression can be understood

Sound:
+ quality soundtrack
+ synchronizes all characters
+ varied and atmospheric soundtrack
+ a solid effect noises

Balance:
+ pleasant game pace
+ demanding and fair
+ also suitable for adventure beginners
- sometimes too easy

Story:
+ exciting story
+ unforeseeable twists
+ captivating finale at the end of each chapter
+ profound exploration of human suffering

Characters:
+ susan as tangible deliverables and broken anti-heroine
+ excellent side characters
+ terrifying psychopathic opponents
- whose motives are often not clear enough

Dialogs:
+ taboos and honest discussions
+ places funny deposits
+ interesting discussions
+ we write Susan's story
+ dialogues have an impact on the end

Puzzles:
+ varied
+ fit well in the world
- play a minor role
- sometimes too easy
- only serve as a link between the story deposits

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 12 hours
+ numerous puzzles
+ varying locations in seven chapters
+ high replay value
- sometimes idling in quiet passages

Multiplayer: no multiplayer

In Adventure The Cat Lady we head out on a dark and disturbing journey into the depths of the human psyche.
Right at the beginning of The Cat Lady Susan commits suicide so. Surprisingly, her spirit wakes but in a surreal and colorful world. They can not believe their eyes. A blue sky and amber wheat field. When was the last time they saw only their environment in such abundance of color? Is it in paradise? Are the torment over? Unsuspecting and full of hope for salvation she progresses through the dreamlike world.

Susan will get a second chance, but the price is high. You should kill five people on behalf of the old woman. They would indeed seem harmless and peaceful at first glance, but are in fact terrible monster.
So Susan can commit the murders, you want the old woman give immortality as long as is also only one of the five people alive. If the cat lady dies or kills himself, her spirit returns after a short stop in the intermediate world back into her human body back.

The Cat Lady is not a Point'n'Click adventure in the classic sense. The game is entirely controlled by the arrow keys and Enter and is decorated throughout in 2D. So Susan moves similar to a side-scroller exclusively to the left and right. We reach a relevant hotspot, can be opened with the upper arrow key to highlight the interaction menu is again selected an action from the and pressing the Return key.
To access the inventory, we press the down arrow key. The interaction and movement possibilities are so pretty limited, but reinforce the feeling of tightness and hopelessness on mechanical and optical level.
However, it is a pity that we can not combine multiple objects together within the inventory. This is the game only indirectly possible (eg by means of a workbench), what the puzzle fun but does not detract.

Adventure typically we have in The Cat Lady solve all kinds of puzzles and combine items together. The puzzles are mostly logical and comprehensible, and we rarely have trouble finding the right items. A boring walk is puzzling but not. So we have to flee for example, at one point in the game from the torture chamber of a brutal ♥♥♥♥♥♥. The problem here is that Susan is unarmed while their tormentors equipped with a gun in the next room holds a nap before settling his victim "take care" wants.

The Cat Lady also underlines visually and acoustically his adult character. Regularly be dark sections alternate black and white from colorful passages. The game is often decorated in muted colors or equal to black and white and rather reminiscent of an artistic and experimental comic than a game. Succeeded how Susan's psyche in the barren interior areas reflects: While it is at once beautiful around them, it remains in her and her home still dark and dreary. The backgrounds were incidentally composed of edited photos and painted elements. On her move the drawn and only rudimentary animated characters.

The Cat Lady uses the framework of a horror story to set up a truly mature and moving portrait of a woman attempting to claw her way out of pain and sadness.

Score: 83 / 100
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
"The Cat Lady" will hurt you. The story of Susan Ashworth, a failed suicide forced to take a different path, will cause you pain and a degree of mental anguish - and that's okay, because there are some things that *should* hurt when you experience them, even through the proxy of a video game.

The game can be thought of as having two halves that intertwine with each other throughout. One half deals with Susan Ashworth's confrontation with five "parasites" - serial killers whose exploits are depicted with unsparing detail. This portion of the game is suspenseful, gory, horrifying, and ultimately not all that interesting; the shocks and surprises are so over-the-top that they're easily dismissable as something that only happens in the world of make-believe.

The power of "The Cat Lady" comes from its other half. This part of the story is far more personal, dealing with the past trauma that led to Susan's suicide attempt; her growing friendship with a young boarder named Mitzi with a haunted past of her own; and their efforts to save each other from the inner darkness that threatens to consume them. Their stories are dark, but the game wisely introduces a lot of humor in their relationship as well ("think of a vegetable") that occasionally descends into outright farce (the babysitter scene comes to mind). This balance, along with the excellent dialogue and voice acting, make Susan and Mitzi seem very real, and that makes it impossible not to emphasize with them both.

And that makes the game's soul crushing scenes all the more devastating. The one that hit me the hardest involves an argument between a husband and wife, one that begins with petty accusations and descends into shouted accusations that visibly bludgeon the characters. There's no physical violence or over-dramatized threats, and the scene is all the more terrifying because of it. The situation is understated and real, as are the tragic consequences, and I was unable to shake the uneasy feeling that I was watching the lives of two real people fall apart.

"The Cat Lady" allows the players to make choices along the way that decide Susan and Mitzi's ultimate fate: whether they conquer their pain or fall prey to it. I'm oddly proud that I managed to achieve a measure of peace for them both. When I was done, I briefly thought about playing through the game again to view the other endings - but I quickly decided not to. It is wrong to play with human lives and cause idle grief, and by the time the credits for "The Cat Lady" rolled I was unable to think of Susan and Mitzi as anything other than real.
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49 of 60 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This game is a masterpiece.

I had planned on writing a comprehensive review, but blergh.

Just play this game. It's incredible.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Loved it! At times a bit slow maybe, specially at the start. But...

1. Awesome atmosphere
2. Interesting storyline
3. Sick and gruwesome
4. Did I mention sick?
5. Great voiceovers
6. In depth characters
7. Did i mention sick?
8. Low budget , but made in a way that it is just very artistic. Really well done.

Felt more like an interactive story for most parts as a game. ( like a story told with a picture book, not a movie.) But the game part was pretty decent too. Some nice puzzles. Not too easy, not too hard. Finished the game in one breath.

9/10
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
A rare creation, a unique study on human behavior that exposes instincts, fears, desires that most of us would not even care to admit to ourselves ;)
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Now this is what i would call a game aimed at and for adults,and i say that because this story deals with some very heavy and serious issues (suicide,serial killers and all sorts of other things that are really aimed at adults and not for the ears and eyes of the younger generation).
Now i must admit i havent played as much as i would have like'd to yet (due to many other games getting in the way) but this has been one of the best adult experiences i have had with a game in a long time,excellent story (will not say to much as that would only spoil your enjoyment of what is a very well written and played out story)-the graphics really do suit this sort of game-and the soundtrack and spoken dialouge are all top notch.
Now you start the game and you die straight away,this is a problem in most games but not here as its all part and parcel of the storline,you then meet the "QUEEN OF MAGGOTS" and she then preceeds to send you back to the world of the living with a purpose,and says you must stop the 5 parasites before you are allowed past the pearly gates for peace and eternal rest.
So of you go back to the real world and thats when it gets more interesting,i wont say to much as you need to discover this for yourself but believe me thats the best way forward so no spoilers.Just to say that SUSAN then becomes one tough lady to kill,and i do mean TOUGH (some scenes are quite harrowing and i havent forgot some of them yet,thats why i said earlier in the review that this is not a game for children).
I hope that this game does well as to be honest i would like to see more games of this ilk that are actually aimed at adults released on STEAM or in any other medium for that matter,as there arent enough and we as aldults should have this choice as i for one will play many more games of its like if they were just out there.
So in closing if you like a good adult story that deals with grown up and mature issues and are looking for something with a more adult flavour then look no further than the CAT LADY.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
The Cat Lady is fanatically sick, twisted, and disturbing. WTF did I just play? And why did I enjoy every bit of it? I am honestly speechless.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
[See the English version below]

Персональный рейтинг - 8 из 10

Сьюзан Эшворт была странным человеком. Друзей у нее не было... Если не считать трех усатых котов, которые, кажется были единственными кто был способен понимать ее без слов. С другой стороны, Сьюзан сама не горела желанием завести новые знакомства. Наоборот, она избегала людей. Те, впрочем, отвечали ей взаимностью. Должно быть, им было очень трудно пробиться сквозь пелену ее зеленых глаз и узнать что творится у нее внутри. Возможно, они просто были очень воспитанны и не хотели лезть ей в душу и досаждать ненужными распросами. А, может, они просто боялись ее, ведь то, что не вписывается в рамки нашего понимания и восприятия пугает нас. А, может, они просто боролись со своими демонами, ведь Сьюзан была не единственной в этом городе N кто хотел вырваться из замкнутого круга проблем и обрести покой.

...Проснуться... Долго лежать в кровати, уткнувшись в потолок, думать, чем бы занять себя так, чтобы грядущий день не был похож на предыдущий. За окном всегда был дождь... Капли с шумом врезаются в стекло, одинаковые как дни и недели, проживаемые в маленькой, но уютной квартире на окраине города. Она по привычке курила сигарету и молчаливо смотрела на унылый пейзаж. Ржавые крыши горбатых зданий, заводские трубы, неустанно коптящие воздух, наполняя улицы ядом и смогом. Казалось, выхода нет, и вся жизнь пройдет в этих четырех стенах, словно в тюрьме строгого режима, где вместо клетчатого неба - дырявый навес на балконе, вместо сурового вида охранников - постные рожи соседей, а вместо дурно пахнущей баланды - позавчерашний чизбургер.

Серость и уныние правили этим городом, огромными невидимыми глазами заглядывая в каждый дом, словно проверяя, осталось ли там еще частичка света, которую можно похитить и спрятать. Горечь от пережитого прошлого, бесцельное настоящее и отсутствие веры в будущее разъедали Сьюзан изнутри. И, казалось, будто все время не хватает воздуха. Пока она не решилась на роковой шаг... Казалось бы, надежды нет и все кончено, кувшин разбился и вода разлилась по земле. Но кошка всегда приземляется на лапы и, как знать, быть может, лишь потеряв все и дойдя до края черты, Сьюзан получит второй шанс. Шанс найти друга, вновь поверить в себя и обрести свои собственные 9 жизней.
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Personal rating - 8 out of 10

Susan Ashworth has always been a strange and odd person. She had no friends and no loved ones either... Not counting three kitties who seem like to be the only ones who could understand her without any words. On the other hand, Susan enjoyed her privacy and sought for no companionship. She tried to avoid people. People tend to do the same... Perhaps, they had a hard time trying to see through her green eyes and figure her out. Or didn't like poking their noses into other people's humble lives. Or were afraid of her, since we all know that things we can neither explain nor understand usually frighten us. Or maybe they were too busy fighting their own demons, since Susan wasn't the only one in this city who tried to escape from the vicious circle of problems.

...Waking up... Lying in bed, staring into the ceiling, thinking on how to live the day so it might feel different than the previous one. There is always rain behind the window... Drops hit the glass from the opposite side like a millions of twins, being the same like those days and nights Susan relives over and over again in her humble abode on the outskirts of the city. She smokes her cigarette and watches the grim-looking scenery that her city poses. Rusty house-tops, huge factory pipes polluting the air, filling streets with poison and smog. Seems like there's no exit out of this mess and your entire life is destined to be spent in that prison that is your own home, trapped in these four walls... Where you got perforated awning over your balcony serving as bars, crooked and worn-out faces of your neighbours as guards and stale cheeseburger as skilly.

Gloom and mediocrity rule this city now, peeking with their bright eyes into every window seeking for even a tiny shard of light to grab and hide it. Bad past, bad present and even worse future is upon her, at least that's what she thinks. And Susan feels she's suffocating. Until she decided to make her suffering stop. No hope? Everything's lost you say? Maybe. But cat always lands on her paws and who knows... maybe by reaching the end of the line, losing everything Susan would get a second chance. A chance to find a friend, to believe in herself again and to be granted with her own personal 9 lives.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
The Cat Lady is a point-and-click horror adventure game. You are Susan Ashworth, a depressed woman without friends. Her only companions are cats. She is known in her neighborhood as the cat lady. The game begins with the suicide of the protagonist. In death Susan encounter the Queen of Maggots, who makes her immortal and gives her the mission to kill five psychopaths referred to as the "parasites." Susan then returns to the world of the living to wake up in a hospital bed and is soon forced to carry out her mission.
The Cat Lady is extremely narrative-driven, like a sort of horror visual novel. The puzzles are pretty easy. There are several endings and your choices throughout the game determine which you will get.
The graphics are well-chosen for this indie game. The colours are mainly black, white and greys but with a bit of colour in every scene. The game uses colour to help the player find the relevant objects.
The music is great, it really adds to the experience. The voice acting is good, nothing really big to complain about.
If you like horror games and point-and-click adventures then you will like The Cat Lady.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 7/10
Gameplay 7/10
Atmosphere 8/10
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The Cat Lady is one of the best horror adventures i've seen, dark atmosphere dark music dark everything. Perfect gameplay weird story but brilliant. You really have to play this game, no screenshot no video can give you the experience you will earn when you played one hour of this masterpiece. So are you able to find your way through this nightmare?

Welcome to a REAL horror game: " T H E C A T L A D Y "
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The Cat Lady is simply one of the most beautiful horror adventure out there, something that goes beyond a videogame and yet a work of art that only a videogame could have delivered.As long as you're not totally put off by the art design, there's no reason to not play The Cat Lady.A rare creation, a unique study on human behavior that exposes instincts, fears, desires that most of us would not even care to admit to ourselves.It's rare to find a game that deals with topics like depression in such a mature way. If you want to experience an experimental artistic adventure, you're in for a journey you won't easily forget.The Cat Lady offers a unique and deviated world and a setting full of horror and despair, although the keyboard controls and an excessive backtracking remain flaws to be reckoned with.A deep, scary, fascinating adventure with a mind-blowing story, a great acting and a positive utilization of soundtrack; still, there are some little flaws in the plot, and the gameplay is quite classic. Anyway, long story short: this is a hell of a game.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
The cat lady is a point and click adventure game, but describing it only so would be an understatement. The puzzles are easy and solving them mainly gives way to an emotionally invested story. You are Susan Ashworth, - the cat lady- and you have just done what you wanted to do for a long time: committed suicide. You soon realize though that this is not the end, as you get sent back to life with the mission to kill some so called "human parasites", people who have done even more unthinkable things than yourself. Be prepared, this is indeed a horror game with a few disturbing scenes that mainly uses its bleak atmosphere and despair as its tools instead of jump scares.

Pain, depression, fear, hope, love, are twisted in a dream-like fashion in the form of a game. Its charm lies In that essentially, it embodies everything that makes us human. If you are drawn to things that will stir you up inside, this game is for you. The story of the Cat Lady will haunt your mind long after you have finished playing it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
I don't know why I gravitate towards games that deal with mental disorders, particularly depression and anxiety, but The Cat Lady is one that captivated me from the start. The game starts out with you committing suicide and ending up in what I can best describe as a purgatory of sorts. In order to save your soul you're tasked with taking those of deranged and depraved lunatics in trade. Each and every chapter is somber and more than just a little depressing. For anyone who knows what it's like to suffer such things it really hits the mark. The endings (for there are about three or so of them) really make an impact when you take the game as a whole into account. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to play a dark and somewhat twisted game. Just a word of warning, though. Don't play if you're already feeling down.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I am enjoying every click of this game!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
This is a masterpiece.
I have depression and have attempted suicide twice since losing someone loved. When I played The Cat Lady, it was expected to be an experience to make me a better horror writer, but it was far deeper in the end.

This is a game focused on its storytelling. Susan Ashworth is a deep and troubled character, and Mitzi is a character that brings life to the whole setting. It was an unforgettable trip through not only the struggle for life (or death?) but also of how deeply someone full of life can make you change your view about the world. It is a game about redemption and starting a new life, about facing the ghosts of the past and managing to let the sadness go and let the sun shine in your face once again.

One of the best audiovisual experiences I've ever had, under one of my favorite soundtracks ever. Easily one of my favorite games ever played. Thanks, Harvester Games. Thank you very much.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
In all honesty it's hard to truly recommend this game because it's so depressing. Still, I'd like to say it's one of the most original games I've played and really quite thought provoking.

It's a pretty simple point and click style game that's heavily dialogue based. The main appeal from it is the unique focus and subject matter. Middle aged depressed women are hardly prominent in gaming and the focus on death, what hapiness means, what the afterlife is and how people interact with each other is highly original.

It has a very downbeat tone and art style. The game is in black and white for the most part and the music is oppressive, which helps forment the depressing tone of the game. The game makes you feel down, yet I still feel the need to play it. Which is an impressive accomplishment I think.

The visual style is a real treat. It's hard to describe but it's very morbid and macabre, with a surreal atmosphere. It's rather unsettling and dramatic but also uses subtle effects like lighting to set the scence.

If I have any complaint, it's that I feel some of the puzzles are far too obtuse. In a story focused game, it's annoying to have these overly complicated puzzles that due to the surreal nature of the game, tend to defy all logic. It breaks the pace of the game a fair bit at times, which is annoying.

Reading this back, it all seems very pretentious. It's well worth a buy when it goes on sale though, for the unique exeperience if anything. It's amazing to see a horror game that doesn't rely on cheap jump scares to be truly scary, but moreso a sense of foreboding, tension and things that are actually scary: the thought of what happens when we die and if reality is really what we think it is.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is excellent! Dark, depressing and bloody. The story is disturbingly wonderful. The art style is gorgeous. The music is beautiful. Fans of adventure games of any genre NEED to play this.
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