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Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut Review | The Game Scouts

Tin Salamunic: Deadly Premonition is ugly, broken, confusing, demented…and also one of the most extraordinary experiences of the decade. It disregards all conventional quality standards and plays by its own rules. It’s juvenile and careless, yet provoking and immersive. It fails as a traditional video game, but succeeds as a work of fiction. How much of its absurdity is intentional remains unclear, but this exceptionally orchestrated disaster has to be judged on its own merits. As one of those rare cases where the failures emphasize the strengths, Deadly Premonition achieves its individuality by being the Ed Wood of gaming – it’s so bad (well, more like odd) that it’s brilliant. Originally released as an Xbox 360 exclusive, Deadly Premonition has garnered a cult following and the reviews have been amusingly split amongst critics. While many despised the near broken gameplay and nauseating visuals, others praised its unique ruggedness as the holy grail of this generation. The Director’s Cut hopes to iron out some of the rough edges and reach the PS3 audience, but are the improvements enough to stretch beyond the game’s fan base or do they compromise the integrity of the original?

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Wagz221148d ago

I can't wait to platinum in this game!

Godmars2901148d ago

Can't help but feel that this score shows how pointless/counter productive numbered reviews are.

Anyone who knows anything about the game knows it has bad graphics and gameplay mechanics. That its the cult level story and presentation which makes it worth playing.

ifritAlkhemyst1148d ago

I don't understand how this game gets the raves it does. It is a bad game, every reviewer knocks it for shitty mechanics and what not.

Then they find the storyline charming or some nonsense, that suddenly makes the game 8-10/10 worthy? Game reviewers need to cut stuff like plot and characters out and focus on the actual gameplay, you know, what matters.

InTheLab1148d ago

I know dude. What makes a game, a game, is broken on every level. When you HAVE to be a fan of a crap show from 20 years ago to enjoy this game... Add that to the extremely poor presentation...

There's no way this thing is a ten.

BanBrother1148d ago

You must not have seen Twin Peaks. If you think it is crap, then you must be the Michael Bay generation. TV shows these days could only dream of being one-tenth as good as Twin Peaks.

So people are angry he over-valued the story? What about a game like CoD that has bad graphics and story, but gets away because of game-play? Minecraft?

Story is important to some people, me included. We are entitled to an opinion. If you think game-play is all that matters, don't bother with a games campaign, just play the crappy obligatory horde mode then.

InTheLab1148d ago

Yeah...forgot Twin Peaks went on for what, 5 or 6 seasons because it was riveting television. It was crap and got canceled.

As for your point about the story, I'm only agreeing with the op on how broken the game is. I do place gameplay at a higher value but I understand we all play for different reasons.

Pozzle1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

Twin Peaks didn't get cancelled because it was crap. It got cancelled because the network forced the writers to solve the show's main mystery (Laura Palmer's murder) mid-way through season 2, then ABC shifted the show's timeslot multiple times, so the rating's dropped. It was shitty network decisions that eventually killed the show.

But if you think it was crap, you're probably too young to remember just how massively popular it was when it first aired. It was one of the highest rating shows of the early 90s. You couldn't go anywhere without hearing someone's bizarre theories on what was going on in the show. Heck, there was even a massive fan campaign to get it back on the air. It was a bloody good show.

R_aVe_N1148d ago

I am really confused...

Graphics 1.0
Gameplay 2.0
Value 10.0
Sound 10.0

how on earth does this come out to being a 10/10 game?

TheGameScouts1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

I understand everyone's confusion about the score, but this game can't by judged by traditional scoring standards. It's like saying Picasso's paintings were ugly..therefore they are unworthy of praise and appreciation. That's simply not the case and you guys just have to check it out to truly appreciate its bizarre and unique nature. :)

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