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[Nintendo Switch] Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut Review

[Nintendo Switch] Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut Review
EdEN
  • On February 7, 2022

Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut from Clifftop Games and Raw Fury is the definitive, re-imagined version of this point and click adventure game. Learn more in our Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut review!

 

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Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut from Clifftop Games and Raw Fury is the definitive, re-imagined version of this point and click adventure game. The original version was released back in 2016, paying homage to the classic games in the genre we all know and love, and the one we’re getting on the Nintendo Switch has been revamped and improved. What is new? Well, you’re getting an extended story, new locations to visit, new puzzles to solve, an improved look with environments that fill up the whole screen, removing any black bars on the side, better character animations, improved lighting, some extra weather effects, the soundtrack has been expanded and remixed by Daniel Kobylarz, the original composer, and you even get five new designs to unlock so that you can customize Kathy’s bike – a.k.a. the Katmobile! Oh, and there’s also a brand new extended ending, so even if you’ve played the original version, there’s a lot to find in the Director’s Cut!

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As for the story itself? The game is set in the 1990s, as you can see from the trailer and the screens in this Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut review. There are thousands of lines of voiced dialogue, and you’ll meet some interesting characters during your time with Kathy as you explore Conwell Springs. She’s at college working on a journalism major and must return to the town to investigate a mystery: the death of her estranged grandfather! She learns this thanks to her roommate. As you can imagine, this is going to be an emotional journey for Kathy, as she dives into her own past and how it affects her present and potential future. I won’t spoil the twists and turns you’ll run into, but I will tell you this: there seem to be some supernatural elements at play!

 

Kathy can move with the left analog stick, interacting with objects or examining them with the A button, which is also used for talking to other characters. If you want to know what you can interact with, just press in on the left analog stick. Since this is an old-school-inspired point and click adventure game, you’re going to find items to help you solve puzzles, thus bringing you one step closer to the truth. You can check your inventory with the X button to see what you’ve collected so far. The game can also be controlled with the console’s touchscreen when playing the game in Portable or Tabletop Mode or when playing on a Nintendo Switch Lite.

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To not spoil the experience, but to give you an idea of the type of puzzles you’ll be solving during your time with Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut, allow me to discuss one of the early puzzles you’ll find in the game. Kathy wants to take a look at the police report for an incident involving her grandfather that happened back in 1981. Unfortunately, the sheriff won’t’ have any of that, and Lenny – who seems to know Kathy but who Kathy honestly can’t remember – won’t allow her to sneak into the back office either.

 

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This, of course, calls for a distraction! If you stay for a bit at the police station, you’ll notice that the sheriff rolls over on his chair to open the curtain separating his office from the reception and grabs himself a good old cup of coffee. Perhaps if there was no coffee for him to refill his cup, Lenny would be forced to make a new coffee pot, right? Well, as soon as the sheriff closes the curtain and Lenny turns around, you should go and grab the coffee pot and dump it into the nearby plants! Once the sheriff orders Lenny to make more coffee, you can sneak into the back room where you can search for the police reports, as well as meet someone who is currently locked up in one of the cells. What happens after this? You’ll have to play the game to find out!

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Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut takes the original release from 2016 and revamps it with some quality-of-life improvement, some extra bells and whistles, and additional content to enjoy, making it the definitive version. It’s a game that wears its influences on its sleeve, giving us an outstanding old-school infused point and click adventure game on Nintendo’s console. Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 asking price.

Disclaimer
This Kathy Rain: Director’s Cut review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Raw Fury.

Review Overview

An outstanding old-school infused point and click adventure game
8.5
8.5

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