"It’s impossible to judge Deadly Premonition on any traditional scale. The graphics are laughable, the gameplay bland and repetitive, the basic mechanics borderline broken and the script filled with (hopefully intentional) cheesy lines. It is, by almost any measure, a terrible game.
Except it isn’t.
Although there’s hardly a single thing it does right, you’ll probably play Deadly Premonition right through to the end. You might do all the side quests. You’ll probably recommend it to your friends. And when you do, and they ask what’s so great about..."