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  • PimplesInYourAsstista - June 29, 2011 12:18 p.m.

    Yeah, sorry...its terrible. To each their own, but playing it myself, I hated it.
  • Errrrbo - June 29, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    And I'm not saying that David himself is obnoxious, or misguided, or anything like that. It's just the trend in which DP is described that can get a little overdone. I feel the same way about Portal.
  • Errrrbo - June 29, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    Honestly, the thing that's been holding me back the most from playing DP is how much everyone who loves it sounds like a total wanker describing it. It's never just "Deadly Premonition is great, here's why." It's always "Every other game should bow down and lick the shoes of Deadly Premonition, the single greatest piece of artistic brilliance to ever grace mankind." Case in point, this article. Not only is putting "fact" at the end of a subtitle completely obnoxious, but being so dismissive of two of gaming's most important franchises is a good way to, if anything, render your point meaningless. It's not that I'm offended by it, it's just a little irritating. I bought DP at a recent Gamestop sale, so I'll play it soon, but I think DP fans need to learn some restraint, regardless of whether or not it deserves that praise. That's just my opinion.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - June 29, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Had I played it when it first came out, I would have written this exact feature when it came out. But I didn't, so I didn't. The word needs continually spreading though, especially with Swery needing funding for his follow-up, and Games on Demand making it way more available next week.
  • FauxFurry - June 29, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    Are you just now figuring this out? Both Jim Sterling and the fellows at Game Critics beat you to the punch some time ago. Still, better late than never, eh?
  • Crofto - June 29, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    I was hoping you were working on an article when the other guys suggested it in a recent podcast David, and this does not disappoint. I don't see why you don't just post a review for it too... it's not too late! But seriously, kudos to you for this article, it's superb. Any and all coverage this fantastic game can get is great, but it's even better if said coverage is as well-written and heartfelt as this. Not that anything I ever write could compare to this, but should anyone care I've written a review for this game myself: But yeah, someone, for the love of God, give Swey65 moneys so he can make more games please. Thanks!
  • FVDub - June 29, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    You've convinced me David, I am finally taking the plunge and buying Deadly Premonition. Great article by the way.
  • EroticInvisibleMan - June 30, 2011 8:55 a.m.

    I really, REALLY wish they'd localise the PS3 version of Red Seeds Profile. I played it a bit and it was pretty awesome, but it'd be better to be able to read the text.
  • leejohnson222 - June 30, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    i really cant buy into someones view on this game who also thinks duke nukem is a good game, ive played dp and duke and i wish i could go back in time and never play either. I feel this people who accept this game and sing its praise are just trying to be cool by liking something that everyone else hates and calls out for its obvious poor design, low production values and generally a waste of your spare time.Now im not saying the majority is always right, look at call of duty this holds back the whole games industry in my view as some people only buy this and believe its the best game available, which is simply not true. I just think this review is being very arrogant and trying to appear cool and interesting by being positive about this game,since everyone else gave it the lowest possible review available, the same as destructiod who seem to just to the opposite to everyone else for the same reasons. Everyone has a view and what ever floats your boat but you cant even compare production values to heavy rain and dp, its like saying the production and look of duke is the same as battlefield 3.
  • quincytheodore - June 30, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    I'll be honest, didn't know much about this game. I searched it and find rating from the lowest 1.0 til the highest 10.0. That alone is unique unto itself. If you say it's good, I'm willing to try, but probably not my first priority.
  • sven209 - June 30, 2011 7:43 a.m.

    @David: Thank you for writing this. I have liked Deadly Premonition since it came out but couldn't quite tell why other then telling myself its an unintentional parody or late ps1/ early ps2 era horror games. Now you have shown me WHY I actually liked it. And you showed me why I've always thought older horrors games were scarier then todays horror games despite having worse graphics. I mean, games like RE1 and Dementium The Ward (DS game) have always seemed scarier then the supposed scary games like Dead Space (which, while good, didn't scare me). Yes, the clunky controls are what make a game scarier. The fact that its hard to shoot an enemy. And when you're pushed into a corner and its hard to get that shot off you just get that rising feeling in your feet and your spine of "I WANT TO GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!" Deadly Premonition, for the most part, wasn't scary for me but it still had more unexpected creepy out moments and not from anything special, just from the dumb, normal, enemies we all normally see. You should definitely check out Siren which feels a little bit more like a classic horror game then anything else out today, and for the same reasons. I haven't been scared by any other game this gen.
  • mattersnotnow - June 30, 2011 2:40 a.m.

    Damnit! Now I want this! Thinking of buying an xbox 360 for Gears and this...
  • Sleuth - June 30, 2011 12:49 a.m.

    Good article, I'll be checking this game out.
  • TheGreatWeskby - June 29, 2011 10:36 p.m.

    I absolutely loved reading this article, and agree with everything said. Deadly Premonition has more heart to it than probably any other game I've ever played; the compelling story and characters more than make up for any technical shortcomings.
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    God damn it! I tried playing this game and I can't handle the Dreamcast like controls. If they updated the horrible tank like movements then maybe I would give it another shot....
  • zzzonked - June 29, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    genuinely had no interest in this, but you're rather well written appraisal has my well and truly intrigued. you should do this about other games that deserve public attention, such as shadows of the damned.
  • el.waxa - June 29, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    I loved this game I tracked it through development and bought it day one. The main appeal to me was The Schizophrenia aspect, Genius! without spoiling anything, the twist to find out why York has a split personality blew me away. I could go on forever about all of the things I loved here but to summerise I have to say its the first game since Shenmue that has drawn me in to feel genuine emotions towards the protagonist.
  • Fiirestorm21 - June 29, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    Although, I have to agree with Crofto's sentiment after reading one of the Destructoid articles FauxFurry posted (the "blatantly better than Heavy Rain" one). Holy shit that was some conceited, pretentious stuff. I realize a 7/10 didn't mean they thought Heavy Rain was terrible in theory, but you'd be hard pressed to figure that out from that article.
  • DapzLive - June 29, 2011 7:31 p.m.

    Awesome article! Hopefully a long feature about it on a well-known website like this will give it even more publicity which is definitely a good thing - I can already see comments here from people who are buying it because of this article. I found out about this game when I read a review last year and I bought it soon after, but I can say with certainty that If I hadn't, this would have convinced me!
  • DaemonD1 - June 29, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    I have to say Dave, this was probably much better and more informative than any review could've been. It's so rare to read somebody speaking (or, writing) from the point of view of somebody that genuinely enjoyed a game, rather than somebody that played a game for review and is simply attaching a score that they think is what people were expecting. I've seen this pop up time and again on, Amazon, Game and so on but never really thought to check it out. I actually glanced over IGN's review a few months back too but it didn't seem like my kind of thing. However, you may well have changed my mind. I will at least be checking out prices now.


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