One heck of a ride.
A part of me wants to believe that those responsible for this game intentionally included the things that consumers and critics would see as flawed. The past generation graphics, the head-scratching plot and gameplay. Every little thing was done according to plan.
If that is true, then Deadly Premonition deserves more praise than what it got. Everything about this game feels so weird, yet absolutely brilliant. Like the oddest anime from Japan made into a video game. There are numerous moments during the cutscenes that I laughed because of the absurdity and seemingly intended jokes it makes at itself. Regardless, it does take things seriously in a few areas. Gameplay seems like a mix between Resident Evil 4 and Silent hill. The story itself it engaging all the way through; with a bit of a mystery tv show feel.
If this were any other type of game, it would be just another failure. Somehow, someway, Deadly Premonition defies all odds; making it a hidden gem that I highly recommend to anyone willing to give it a chance.
Rewards the Patient Survival Horror Fan.
I am just going to make this short because honestly this game has been out since 2010. It's on the PS3 though in Japan. I am not 100% sure that an American release for the PS3 is announced but I personally played on the 360. Okay, first of all this Deadly Premonition is a survival horror game like Resident Evil 4. It's archaic tank like controls are liable to have the most average gamer give up on the first level or so. But those who mostly enjoy survival horror games and in-depth story games will love this. Others who blow through the game's story aren't liable to find any excitement here. That's why this game has a cult following. As for the graphics they are PS2 era style but the reasoning for this was originally it was intended for the Wii believe it or not. I don't actually recommend for the casual / mainstream gamer. But if you can appreciate lower budget titles with a cheap pricetag go for this! I've played through this game six times! And it never has gotten old.
This game is not for everyone but personally i like games that keep me interested. Who needs beautiful graphics when you get bored of the 60$ games after 10 mintues. This game runs like a movie and has very interesting and edgy scences. The storyline in this game is so interesting and keep you pondering even when you are not playing. Anyone that like games like RE, SIlent Hill, Eternal Darkness, Alan Wake, and Heavy Rain will love this game. I love the music it add such a great ambience to the story. For 20$ you really can't go wrong with this one. X-Play gave it 4 out of 5 stars. I would give it a 5 out of 5 since the whole point of games is that they keep you interested! if you like crime and muder this is a must have! BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
When i first played this game I first noticed that the graphics looked like an original xbox game and I had trouble getting into it. But once I gave the game a chance, I was addicted and I would say this is one of the best games I have ever played. It is pretty difficult to find any horror survival adventure games for xbox 360 and if you are a fan of this type of game I definitely recommend it. It has a disturbing and way out there story line that keeps you playing so you can see what will happen next. I particularly enjoyed the heartpounding terror as you held your breath (yes you have to hold the character's breath to stay hidden!) and waited for the raincoat killer to walk past you in your hiding places in several rooms. I only wish there were a sequel or more games like this for the Xbox 360. . .
Everyone and there mom needs to play this game. Sure it is flawed in almost every way but it is flawed just the right way to be awesome. The game goes from hilarious to omg i wet myself in seconds flat which makes this game really something special. This game shows you that you don't a huge budget and flashy graphics to make a good game. It is also really really cheap. You must get this game now before you can't find it anymore. This game is definently not for everyone out there but if you liked games like Eternal Darkness then you will most likly love this game. The music in this game is also histerical. It goes from lame cop movie jazz sax solos to orchestras playing erie harmonies. The characters in this game are rediculous and have so much life in them you truley feel they are real it is also compleatly i real time. Moreso even then Fallout. BUY THIS GAME!
The perfect trainwreck.
One of the best game I've ever bought. The graphics are not as bad as people say they are the gameplay is not perfect but fun. However the story is what made the game such a big cult hit with amazing characters and twists. Very deep story around 20 hours or less the game takes but every hour is just as fun.
great sandbox horror
let me just say this game is just plain awsome the charcters are are truly unique and weird and they are a great part of the game and give the give the game its feel and explorig the town is fun the convorsations in the game are great and the writing is awsome the graphics in my opinion are good the trees are weird looking and some background textures arent great but i love the charcter models and ever thing else and the enemies are scary looking and are just plain creepy and the rain coat guy is pretty terrifing the sound for the game is pretty good and the enimes sound weird but scary at the time ad the music is funny but still fit the game and the voice acing is kinnda bad sometimes but 96% of the time is good and the game has some cool features the length of the game is awsome and the achievments are easy just comlet the game on normal and ou will have like 85% of them and there are plent of side missions the basic challenge of the game is hard at times but easy also deppening o the difficulty the controls are kinnda hard to get used to but you get used to them fast and driving is kind of difficult but is still fun and the covorsations while driveing are funny and nice to listen to well bottom line you should buy this game if you like survival horror games or sandbox or are ust looking for aa good stor line the game is amazing but like in all games has its flaws and how can you resist for the price BUY THE GAME!!!
A thrilling Game that has a unique twist.
I played this game while in california at my uncle's place and I have to say that this game is a well deserved hit but also seems very familiar to other video games. For starters the graphics seem to be related to the Resident Evil and Dead space games with the camera always put behind the protagonist, another part i've seen is the movement controls which also mimic RE and DS along with item aquisition with the black window and rotating items. Secondly the way you move through the town is also similar to Grand Theft Auto. However this game also has some unique aspects such as the interactions with the people, Character designs,profiling method as well as plot and music. In summary a GREAT game for those who want to experience the darker side of society and humanity should buy this game and see if you can solve this case =).
The melting pot of survival horror
Deadly Premonition mixes survival horror with elements of RPG, sandbox gaming, and off beat comedy. It's like Silent Hill and Shadow of Destiny with aspects of several other games. It's defiantly not for everyone but about a third of the game in, it's hard to put down. For the price, it's surprisingly long with tons to do and the odd ball music score mixed with the comedic bad acting makes it just as funny as intriguing. I absolutely loved this game even if the graphics are more towards PS2 & Original Xbox. The story defiantly makes up for it. Surprisingly it has an underground cult following and if you can make it all the way through, you'll see why.
This game is great. This game is incredible for bucks brand new. It's true the graphics are dated, but there better then any ps2 title. The voice acting is enjoyable with the zany cast of characters. the tunes in can be annoying after sevreal hours of gameplay. The game plays simmilar to resident evil 4&5. But it dosen't feel like RE at all. The driving takes some getting used to, and the physics are very real, which isn't the best. You can complete the game at your own pace, like grand theft auto. Theres plenty of side things you can do like go fishing and collect cards. The game took me about twenty three hours to complete. the game is a mixture of Resident Evil 5 and clock tower 3 and silent hill and spy fox. I really did enjoy this game. If you don like mysteries and storylines, or you care about graphics this game isn't for you. Plus there is only 12 acheivments, easy if you like exploring. (: