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.
posted by shadowfox121 (MANCHESTER, TN) Sep 4, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
i loved this game, it has tons of intresting and very weird characters to meet. it does have older graphics but the story is what you are truly going to enjoy the most i would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys story over graphics. try the coffee you wont be disappointed i promise i bought this game after renting
A fun and entertaining game, don't you agree Zack?
posted by JW420INTUCSON (TUCSON, AZ) Jul 30, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
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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!