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Kathy Rain is a great adventure that introduces a new character who fits in perfectly with the existing lineup of 1990s graphic adventure stalwarts. Kathy is a nuanced, complicated young woman who marches to the tune of her own fiddle, and damn the consequences. I would absolutely love to see more of her in the future. Though slightly let down by a forgettable score and straying a little too far into left field during its conclusion, the game is nonetheless an outstanding new entry in an enduring niche genre that proves there is still some life left in the old girl yet.
Kathy Rain è un'avventura punta e clicca che sfiora la perfezione e che riesce a proporre meccaniche old-school limando gli spigoli di una formula spesso non adatta a un pubblico poco avvezzo al genere. Tra enigmi ispirati, siparietti grotteschi e irriverenti, un'anima noir e atmosfere oniriche, il buon Joel Staaf Hästö è riuscito a convincerci a pieno con un debutto folgorante all'interno della sempre più talentuosa scena indie. Se amate le trame coinvolgenti, avete il pallino per True Detective, vi buttate periodicamente in maratone estenuanti di Twin Peaks o più semplicemente apprezzate questo tipo di produzioni, non esitate, montate in sella e buttatevi a capofitto nell'indagine della giovane Kathy.
Despite the complete curveball the plot gradually throws at you as it moves along, Kathy Rain is a great adventure game with a story that easily gets you hooked and a mystery filled with a grade-A level of challenge to tackle. It may not reach the status of a true classic as the most legendary titles of adventure gaming’s golden age that filled the decade it pays homage to, but it is an incredibly satisfying game all around. “A detective is born” goes the game’s tagline and I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this detective in the future.
Through all of its 90’s grunge style gloom, Kathy Rain is a solid return to the retro point and click format. Its story and some characters might not feel as fleshed out as they could be, but its main character has a surprising depth and the world here is certainly immersive. Put that alongside some solid puzzling, voice acting and a great style and you’ve got a great little point and click adventure that is not to be missed.
I like point & click games a lot, and despite its flaws, I think Kathy Rain is a good one. There are some gaps in its story, but I only care because I found the rest of it interesting. I really did want to learn more about Kathy's family and their problems. The music and voice acting are good stuff, and almost all of the puzzles are exactly what they should be. If you're smarter than me or can find a walkthrough for the couple that aren't, you should be fine. As is frequently the case in this genre, you can play Kathy Rain from start to finish in fairly short order — I'd guess that it took me less than 10 hours to reach the end credits. But a game that keeps you engaged for 10 hours is always preferable over a game that has 10 hours of good gameplay and 10 more of filler, and Kathy Rain definitely kept me engaged for its entire length.
Kathy Rain is certainly worth giving a go and offers a unique and absorbing narrative. I really did want to learn more about Kathy’s family and what happened after Kathy left. The puzzles are what you would expect from an adventure game and the overall world design is spot on with great characters, interesting locations and absorbing soundtrack. I finished the game in around 9 hours which felt like the right duration for a game like this. The pacing of the narrative works well and kept me wanting to push forward and find out more. I would certainly recommend this game if you like point and click adventure games or like narrative driven games that have slightly darker and mature themes, but still manages to have moments of humour.
While it still carries some common adventure game problems, Kathy Rain acts as a nice update to the genre that still looks like a product of the '90s. Adventure game veterans and newcomers should find a lot to love with this one.
For those that love a good mystery, Kathy Rain is probably just the ticket. Its storyline starts off slow but if you stick with it, there’s no way you’ll be disappointed. With its funny, strange, and cool cast of characters there’s bound to be something to keep you hooked. Whether you’re dialing up Kathy’s roommate on a corded phone, or seeing the fax machine in the sheriff’s office, the 90’s nostalgia factor is a great touch that adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the title. I highly recommend Kathy Rain for fans of point-and-click adventures with beautiful pixel art graphics. Plus, who doesn’t love a great mystery with some interesting twists?
Kathy Rain takes a bit too long to get going, but the six or so hour running time is perfectly in keeping with both the old school games it pays homage to and the agreeably low asking price. There’s a certain amount of sequel begging at the end, and the whole thing sometimes feels like merely episode one of a series, but as long as there actually is another game we’re perfectly fine with that. Because Kathy Rain is one of the brightest rays of sunshine the genre has seen in a long time.
Kathy Rain tells a satisfying story, but if I hadn't been reviewing it, I'm not sure I would have stuck around long enough for it to hook me. There's nothing inherently wrong with an adventure game leaning on well-established mechanics, but doing so requires note-perfect storytelling. Kathy may fall short of that in her first outing, but she's compelling enough that I hope she gets a chance to return with characters and challenges that are as well-designed as she is.
Посредственность по всем пунктам. Создатели Kathy Rain должны были ещё в самом начале пути понять и признать, что полноценное художественное произведение с мистикой и эмоциями им не по зубам, но вместо этого они втянули голову в плечи, сжали кулаки, сделали глубокий вдох и храбро устремились навстречу провалу.