SKIDROW – Free download Kathy Rain GOG released on 5 May 2016 by SKIDROW. Kathy Rain Full Version is an excellent point & click game with an intriguing story, compelling characters, fantastic voice acting and a great visual style. If you’re a fan of story-driven games then this is definitely worth checking out.
Install instructions – Kathy Rain Full Version:
- Run “setup_kathy_rain_188.8.131.52.exe”
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Game Title: KATHY RAIN SKIDROW
Genre: Adventure – Point-and-click – Modern
Works on: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages: Audio and text: English. Text only: Deutsch, français
Released: May 5, 2016
Company: Clifftop Games / Raw Fury
Free Download Link Kathy Rain GOG – 300 MB:
Review : Kathy Rain Full Version is a point & click adventure game developed by Clifftop Games. You play as Kathy Rain, a third year journalism student who fancies herself as a bit of a detective. After the death of your grandfather, Joseph Rain, you decide to return to your hometown of Conwell Springs for the first time since you were a child to attend your grandfather’s funeral. After the funeral, Kathy begins investigating a local mystery which has been left unsolved for a decade, as you investigate you’ll learn more about Kathy’s past as well as the people in the town.
Worth a mention: It took me just shy of five hours to complete the story but it seems like the average completion time is eight-ten hours, probably due to the achievements in the game that I didn’t get.
When I first saw Kathy Rain Full Version (the game) I was unsure about the fact that the game is in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Thankfully KR is visually very good. The 4:3 aspect ratio works well (the window is automatically sized to your monitor with black bars on either side in fullscreen or you can just play in a 320×240 window) and the pixel art graphics are fantastic. There’s not a huge amount of detail in the characters (not really an issue) but the backgrounds for the different locations are absolutely fantastic. During dialogue a portrait for the character speaking is displayed on-screen, these are also fantastic and their facial expression changes so it’s appropriate for what they’re saying which is a nice touch.
Kathy Rain Full Version is, at its heart, a story-driven game and so it’s obviously incredibly important that KR has a solid, engaging plot. Luckily for those interested in playing the game, it does indeed have an excellent, well-written plot. What begins as a simple investigation into a decade-old incident quickly becomes something far more intriguing and sinister over the course of the five days the game takes place in. To uncover the truth you’ll find yourself speaking to many different residents of Conwell Springs which also means you’ll get to visit a fair few locations. I can’t really say much more than that without spoiling the game but it really is an enjoyable story, particularly if you’re a fan of detective stories like I am.
The actual gameplay Kathy Rain Full Version consists of solving puzzles. I found them to be quite challenging as someone who doesn’t usually play point & click games but genre veterans may not find them too difficult (there are hints in the game for how to solve them anyway). The puzzles aren’t just thrown in for a bit of gameplay here and there, they are actually used to advance the plot which makes solving them far more enjoyable. Some puzzles will require the use of items you have previously collected from somewhere which are stored in your inventory. While it is possible to miss these items you can always go back to the location they are in later to collect them if you need them.
As well as a small bag which serves as your inventory, Kathy also carries around a notepad. The notepad is used by Kathy to note down anything which comes up when speaking to a character that needs some more information, i.e. something you’ll need to talk to another character about. As you uncover more information about certain things Kathy will automatically update her notes so she can ask the other characters for more relevant information. The notepad is also home to telephone numbers which you find in the phone book at your grandma’s house.
So, more about interacting with other characters. For the most part you don’t have any dialogue choices when interacting with other characters (apart from choosing when to ask them what from your notepad, though that doesn’t really have an effect) and when you are given the opportunity to choose what you want to say it doesn’t really make a difference to the overall outcome. Personally, I don’t think this is a problem, KR has a semi-linear story (I say semi because you have some control over what order you do things in) and the story is good enough so that it manages to be entertaining even with little player influence over the story.
What’s super important when it comes to story-driven games? The voice acting! The voice acting in Kathy Rain Full Version is excellent. There were a few times in the game where I thought there was too much of a gap between one character’s line and then the next character’s line but that’s not a huge problem. The actors themselves did a fantastic job at bringing the game’s characters to life, they’re very compelling performances and they make the story feel real.
Circling back to the whole semi-linear story thing, you can decide what locations to visit and when (you have to have unlocked the location before you can visit it mind you but you unlock new locations as you progress through the story). When Kathy leaves a location she hops on her customised Corley motorcycle and you’re then presented with a screen where you can choose from any of the locations you’ve unlocked. As you near the end of the game some locations will become greyed out (you can’t return to them) but this only happens for minor locations where you’ve already exhausted the location’s relevance to the plot. For the rest of the game you’re able to choose where to go when and since there is some wiggle room when it comes to what order you can do things in this does give you a tad bit of freedom. Download and playing now Kathy Rain Full Version.
Minimum system requirements – Windows: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
- Processor: 300 MHz Processor
- Memory: 128 MB RAM
- Graphics: 320 x 240 32 bit
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Video: DirectX & Directdraw Supported
Recommended system requirements – Windows: 7 / 8 / 10
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Mouse, Keyboard