ExtraCredits has done a better job at explaining this game than I ever will but I bring this up because it deserves a look. Spec Ops: The Line deals with issues with the modern military genre that other games and series haven’t and probably can’t. This is a game that’s self-aware and instead of using that for parody or satire it’s something more meaningful.
Catherine is developed by Atlus’s Persona Team know for the popular Persona JRPG series. Unlike Persona, Catherine is a puzzle game. You play as Vincent Brooks, a software developer in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Katherine. You wake up in a nightmare climbing a collapsing tower. The next morning Vincent and Katherine discuss their relationship. Later than night after his friends leave the bar Vincent stays to reflect and meets a woman. He finds himself in the nightmare again discovering that if he can survive and climb the eight floors he can escape the nightmares. Upon waking up is in bed with the beautiful woman from the bar also named Catherine.