Chosen by Gracie
Developer: Toybox Inc.
Publisher: Rising Star Games
Deadly Premonition is a third-person survival horror action game which puts players in the role of the intuitive FBI Agent Francis York Morgan. In the process of investigating a murder, players will examine a series of interlocking mysteries in a remote rural town and will encounter an array of complex characters pivotal to the unraveling of the storyline’s mystery. Suspenseful action sequences will force players to make strategic moves, gliding by enemies in the shadows or engaging them with long-range weapons or hand-to-hand melee combat. From the unparalleled atmosphere, music and mysterious storyline to driving vehicles and exploring the entire town, Deadly Premonition will offer players a unique and haunting interactive gaming experience unlike any other.
Deadly Premonition is available on these platforms:
Playstation 3, PC(Microsoft Windows)
“Full disclosure: I actually have the Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut Classified Edition. And I still haven’t beaten it. Not because the story is boring. It isn’t. It’s pretty amazing. But the driving. Oh, how the driving is abysmal.
I am going to finish it (I’m not allowed to play the sequels until I do) but I want so finish Twin Peaks first. Why I hear you ask. Well, because Twin Peaks and Deadly Premonition have a lot in common. A lot.
Like, if Twin Peaks were a game, it would be Deadly Premonition. Which, I believe, is why it wasn’t released earlier. I think Twin Peaks could have been smart and paired with the game but collaborations between game companies and television production at the time was virtually nonexistent. And, even with the slight graphics upgrade, you can tell this was clearly supposed to be released for the Playstation 2 era.
But I can overlook iffy graphics for good gameplay. And the actual gameplay is really fun. But, as I mentioned before, the driving is horrible. It’s clunky and your car explodes after going off the road a tiny bit or hitting a pebble or pothole. Which you will. So count on being stranded often while you wait for them to send you a cruiser to borrow.
I will give a more updated review when (finally) I finish the game but those are my thoughts at the moment.Gracie
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GracieKat was the first co-host of Sci-Fi & Scary, Lilyn’s partner-in-crime, and sub-head of the Kali Krew. She reviews horror books, movies, and games for the site. She also does a weekly Focus on the Frightful feature, and is the site list-maker. She is also in control of the Sci-Fi & Scary podcast which will relaunch soon.