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GF Rating
4.6

2161 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Underated Cult game of the year

posted by zombiemike (UNIVERSAL CITY, TX) Mar 6, 2010

Member since Mar 2009

10 out of 15 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I bought this game at gamestop. They looked at me like I was a fool for buying a game for 20 dollars on release day.

The moment I saw the title "Deadly Premonition" I was so fascinated by it, I had to just go for it. I couldn't find a demo, the reviews I read were terrible. Every critical review of this game was absolutely downing the game, nothing was "This game is good for this sort of crowd." It was just insulting. So like vampire rain I had to try it.

Unlike vampire rain which is really a straight forward Splinter Cell rip off that is unplayable.

This game is playable and completely original.

Downsides:

Graphics:

Are sub-par if not 2 generations old. The graphics leave something to be desired. If they were better then maybe people would be more forgiving of it? I don't know, I can't really say. If this game had something of Heavy Rain level graphics then people would just complain about the crummy controls or the weird animations and voice acting.

Sound:

Funky jazz and weird voice acting, the game has a weird feel to it entirely through its sound. The characters either speak realistically about real subjects or they talk in length about goofy subjects. Nothing is really spot on. Its just oddball. But either way it comes out crystal clear?

Controls:

The character controls like a tank, resident evil style. The game would benefit from the 3D, point in the direction there you go style.

Story:

Weird but fun in that masters of horror goofy sense.

The game has a sort of Grindhouse feel to it, especially how characters are introduced with a title card, characters make dramatic animations even to do simple thinks such as smoking, the entire game as a whole is best described as a unique experience. If your willing to give it a try then its totally worth it.

If this game was only released earlier then perhaps this game would recieve better recognition from critics. But who cares about them, right?

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Old Sckool Survival Horror! Work's just fine!

posted by JoeBTL (HELENA, AL) Mar 18, 2010

Member since Aug 2006

11 out of 17 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

This rare jem creeped out onto a few shelfs for purchase in late Feb this year and would be easily missed by most be cause it had no marketing or hype, nor did big time game sites reviewed this game.

To see an overall 4.1 for this game really ticks me off because someone expects high budget and top graphics and forget story that keeps you connected until the end. It has the freaky which makes it fun, cool, and well off the wall. The game story places you into a an investigation with some great moments and scares. I will keep this simple is that it is great old school survival horror fans. The pacing is slower which makes the game not feel rushed to get you to the end. If you can overlook a few minor things there is a ton to quench your thurst!

I made the twenty dollar purchase at a local GS but Amazon is the only one I found who cares this great addition to anyone with the classic Silent Hill or Resident Evil itch should find enjoyment and satisfaction. Ignition Entertainment has a sleeper hit! Thanks to all the ladies and gents at Ignition for delivering a tasty horror treat!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

This game is good, depending on yourself.

posted by JOEBAG (KNOXVILLE, TN) Mar 21, 2010

Member since Mar 2010

17 out of 27 gamers (63%) found this review helpful

Okay I say this game is great for the people who like RPGs. This game does have flaws, but the only flaw I cannot stand is the driving. But the combat just reminds me of old RPGS like Resident Evil 1 ( which was amazing!). The music is repetitive and is loud, but again you can turn just the music down in the options menu. The music itself, some of it, I really enjoy because it is acoustic and being a guitar player I love acoustics. The graphics in this game are original Xbox or PS2 at best. People describing this as PSOne is ridiculous. The enemies you encounter are repetitive as well. They usually make the same noices constantly, so that does get old fast. So why did I give it a 9? Because the story is awesome! The main character does talk to himself a lot but thats mainly because he is talking to you to help you out. The story though, has kept me stuck in this game. The voice acting was done very well and the developers put a lot of time into the story. If this game would have came out last generation, I say it would have got better feedback. In closing, I do recommend this game to anyone wanting to try an RPG that is different and would like to have a B movie kind of feel to it. It is very fun when you get over the flaws, which in the end are not that bad.

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