I too cheated on my girlfriend with someone else of the same name bar the first letter. His name was Gary.
Psychiatrist: So, tell me about your dreams.
Vincent: Iíve been having this recurring nightmare where Iím a sheep. Well, I donít look like a sheep to me, but to the other people in my dream I look like a sheep.
Psychiatrist: Hmm. A sheep signifies docility and conformity, a tendency to coast along with the group. Have you done anything youíre ashamed of recently Vincent?
Vincent: I think I cheated on my girlfriend with this gorgeous young blonde who stumbled into the bar recently.
Psychiatrist: You think?
Vincent: Yeah, I canít be sure, she was in my bed in the morning, naked.
The meat of Catherineís gameplay is the puzzle stages, which get pretty
challenging later on.
Psychiatrist: Yes, you would be ashamed of that; the sheep can also signify sheepishness, remorse for a misdemeanour. What else happens in the dream?
Vincent: Well, there are all these blocks that I have to shift around to create a staircase to reach a safe haven. The patterns are becoming increasingly complex and if I donít climb, Iíll die.
Psychiatrist: Climbing is usually a positive dream motif, signifying a great challenge that youíre attempting to overcome. Falling is simply the antithesis of that Ė to fail to overcome that challengeÖ
Vincent: [interrupting] But if I fall in my dream Iíll die. Literally. Game over.
Psychiatrist: Ha ha, of course you wonít die Vincent. Death is a tricky one, but in your context Iíd say it was some sort of destructive behaviour you engage in?
The rest of the time Vincent hangs in the bar with his mates, chatting with
patrons and boozing it up.
Vincent: Well, maybe I drink too much. I go to the bar every night and shoot the shit with my buddies and donít usually leave until closing time.
Psychiatrist: There you go. In addition, the blocks simply signify that youíre overcoming your challenges and the safe haven represents your positive outlook Ė no matter the challenge youíre positive you can do it.
Vincent: I guess so. Iím always encouraging the other guys to get to the top. Itís not easy though, with those black sheep trying to clobber me with their mallets when Iím only armed with a pillow. And donít even get me started on the giant demonic baby.
Psychiatrist: Excuse me?
Vincent: Oh yeah, thatís nothing though; wait until I get onto the one where the child comes back, this time with a chainsaw arm. And my girlfriend, armed with a knife.
Weíve always had a thing for blondesÖ
Psychiatrist: Er, Vincent, Iíll need to tackle these one-by-oneÖ
Vincent: [not listening] And then thereís the confessional with that jerk behind the curtain, asking me those random questions. He says theyíre important though.
Psychiatrist: [furiously taking notes] Please Vincent, slow down, Iím not catching all this.
Vincent: To make it all worse, Iíve got my girlfriend on my back hassling me about commitment, babies, marriage, meeting her family. Iím too young for all this.
Öbut thereís something about a woman in glasses.
Psychiatrist: Vincent, youíre 32, itís time you started to think about stuff like that.
Vincent: But why? I just want to play video games.
Psychiatrist: I think you have a lot of issues Vincent, Iím going to have to ask you to come back next week.
Vincent: But what do I do Doc? That gorgeous blonde I slept with keeps sending me naughty pictures via text, like when sheís just got out of the shower.
Psychiatrist: Actually, can I see that?
he UK ĎStray Sheepí edition is all well and good (and expensive), but what about
the boxers that came with the US limited edition?
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