posted by Imhotepsson (BATON ROUGE, LA) Apr 21, 2014
Member since Jul 2013
The story is OK (Even though it blatantly copies off of Twin Peaks & other David Lynch works), the gameplay isn't annoying (Until you face bosses, then it becomes f'n unbearable) & the graphics are downright awful. It looks like it's more of an HD Port of a PS2 game rather than a game on the PS3. Did I mention that this game was originally made in 2010? There's no excuse for graphics as bad as this, this deep into the 7th generation.
However, the characters are good, the world is realistic (Or at least, somewhat realistic, you'll see what I mean), & I like how you have to make sure that York eats, sleeps, & takes care of his physical appearence.
All in all, you'd be better off watching a walkthrough of this instead or playing it.
As you can tell from the other reviews this is a very "love it or hate it" kind of game. Overall I enjoyed it but maybe because I'm the kind of person who can find entertainment in things that are...less than great.
By all conventional definitions, yes, this game is bad, really bad. It looks like an old Dreamcast game, the audio quality is all over the place, the controls are clunky and stiff, etc. In fact its so bad that I was half convinced that that was all intentional. And thats what made this game enjoyable for me and my roomate who watched me play the entire game, just the constant hilarious "what the f-?" moments that this game provides. The story was decent enough to keep me interested and the gameplay wasn't too bad until the final boss which was made difficult only because of quick time events and awkward controls.
While I can't really blame people for giving up on it quickly, I do feel that they are missing out. If you are at all interested then by all means give it a shot, if you give it the time you'll certainly have an interesting ride.
posted by Sterling_Archer (LAS VEGAS, NV) Oct 29, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
I never get on my computer, it's a hassle and with a phone app, and tablet I never need to. However I felt I had to after finishing this amazing game, just so I can write a review.
First off, this game does not look pretty, it looks old and very unpolished. That's because it is old, and very unpolished. If you can't see past bad graphics this game is not for you. Other than that though, that's really the only negative thing I can think of about this game.
The story is where Deadly Premonition really shines. The story is odd to say the least, and can get very confusing, but it's also one of the few stories that really touched me and got to me emotionally. I find myself continuously thinking about what happened as if it a page from my own life. I remember the characters as if I knew them and if what happened to them, actually happened to me. This will obviously go away within a few days, but that it stuck with me so long really amazes me, and hasn't happened since Final Fantasy was still great. This will be a game I think about a lot in the future and may compare other games to. This will also go down as one of my favorite games of this generation.
If you play games for a thrilling story this is the game for you. I will continue to recommend it to anyone I meet now, unless I'm on a date. Then I'll just sit awkwardly.