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Title: I want to like Deadly Premonition, but I'm having a hard time doing so Posted: June 06, 2010 (05:16 PM)
It's such a quirky game, very much in line with the source material it's clearly based on, but the actual play mechanics is bugging the crap out of me. I'm not going into detail about it, since I might do a review, but, this game does some things right, but it also does a bunch of things wrong. I could actually do a review of it now, because I have a feeling things won't change dramatically over the course of the game's story, but I actually want to complete the whole thing before making any final judgement. Shame, too, because this could have been a great steal at $20.
Here's a very early cutscene from the game, right as Agent York arrives in town:
User: zippdementia Title: Posted: June 06, 2010 (09:30 PM)
Wow wow wow, so painful.
User: Halon Title: Posted: June 06, 2010 (09:34 PM)
I didn't know this game was almost decent. From what I hear it's The Room of videogames.
Any game with a bar named "The Galaxy of Terror" is a win in my book.
User: pickhut Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (08:19 AM)
It's only a reference in name, though. When you go inside, it's just a normal bar. No worms. >_>
User: hmd Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (10:28 AM)
If you're complaining about the game mechanics of Deadly Premonition you're playing it wrong.
User: pickhut Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (11:22 AM)
I'm... finding it hard to believe there's a wrong way to play this game. Unless it somehow improves on the Hard difficulty setting.
User: pickhut Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (01:55 PM)
Argh! I just ran into another problem! The ghosts/zombies sometimes glitch and fall under the floor when they try to flash-step.
Must.... resist urge to quit.... Must complete game!
User: zippdementia Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (04:21 PM)
I couldn't even get through the cinematic. I haven't heard voice acting that bad in a while.
User: hmd Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (07:22 PM)
User: pickhut Title: Posted: June 07, 2010 (11:26 PM)
Wow, I guess I shave too much, because I didn't know he could grow a beard.
I have a horrible habit of not changing clothes, though. It's pretty nasty seeing those flies circle your character while you're chatting with people.
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