A fun and entertaining game, don't you agree Zack?
posted by JW420INTUCSON (TUCSON, AZ) Jul 30, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Deadly Premonition was first released on the XBOX 360 a few years back at a bargain price, which allowed me to take my first trip into the town of Greenvale for 1/3 the price of most of the other games at the time. This "Director's Cut" of the game on the PS3 has added a few new things such as DLC and an added chapter, but seems to have some added frame rate issues this time around as well. Let's get into my time spent in Greenvale now...
You play as FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan, and his special friend Zack. York's friend Zack is that imaginary friend from childhood he never grew away from. York is called into the town of Greenvale to investigate the murder of one of its young residents. Zack and York encounter many colorful characters during the investigation and each of the town's residents has their own unique personality. Along with the main quest which is fairly long, there are 50 sidequests that give more info about the case and add to the overall length of the game.
The graphics look like they almost belong on the PS2 or XBOX and while they were updated slightly for this remake they aren't the high point of this title. Sound is hit and miss. The SFX are decent but the music is quirky and fits the mood at any given time.
Gameplay takes place in both the real world when interacting with residents and questioning them, and a shadow world where the combat takes place as well as finding clues which York uses to profile the killer. The gunplay is engaging enough but as many other players have said the real meat and potatos is in the wonderful story and original characters.
Deadly Premonition is a unique open world/survival horror game, the likes of which most gamers have never seen before. Humor, drama, and suspense keep the story moving a pretty decent pace. If you're a gamer who appreciates a great story and content over flashy presentation and like suspenseful games check it out. Reminds me of the tv show Twin Peaks!
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
A great intriguing story, amazing characters, charm, and a world that sucks you in, than flashy graphics and presentation, then this game is a must play. The game starts off kind of slow and a bit confusing, but if you are patient, then you will be rewarded greatly!
The main character has to be one of the most odd and most memorable characters I have ever played as in a video game. The soundtrack, though a bit repetitive, is awesome and will literally have you whistling lol.
I have played so many games this generation including huge big budget triple A titles, all which are great, but none of them left as long lasting impression on me as this game did. And that truly speaks volumes in this day in age. It is no easy feat to create a game so compelling and memorable with such little resources. The mind behind the game, a man named SWERY, truly is passionate about video games and its culture. This is apparent in all the small references toward other games.
The game is fantastic but this PS3 is mediocre. Many of the early and open areas run at a low framerate. There is the occasional audio skip. Some improvements were made. The shooting and hud are better. The map is still poor. Menus and text boxes are faster. No more fixed camera angles. No more tank controls. And the new cutscenes have a decent pay off in the end. Overall it is worth a rent. Just give it a little time and you will see this game's strengths.
The definition of don't judge a book by it's cover
posted by link9559 (WORCESTER, MA) May 4, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Many people judge this game harshly because of it's bad game mechanics, graphics, or voice overs. They clearly don't get the point. This game was made with story in mind, to show players that a great game does not need to be extremely well polished to be enjoyable. The slow and repetitive gameplay may be a deterrent to some people. However, if you stay and play the game, you will find yourself unable to stop playing as the story unravels. This is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously (which should be clear after the first few cutscenes as it uses this to drive some comedic situations) and should be treated as such. A truly magnificent game which has sadly not gotten the attention it deserves.