It's no secret that Deadly Premonition looks and feels like a PS2 game. It handles like Resident Evil multiplied by FRUSTRATION and the dirge of a screen that appears every time you pick up an item is grating, yes. In fact, the entire survival horror aspect of the game, could be done without. Yes, the enemies are repetitive and yes, killing them is a chore. But it's a small price to pay for the rest of the experience. Because that's what it is.