Deadly Premonition begins with our protagonist, FBI agent Francis York Morgan, traveling to the backwater town of Greenvale in the dead of night.
Make no mistake, Deadly Premonition is a very weird game. Released for Xbox 360 in early 2010 and now reissued as a Director's Cut for PS3, it's not the type of game boardrooms traditionally green light. For the average gamer, it's a dog. It looks ugly and it's confusing. Deadly Premonition, by most units of measurement, is a failure.
So why is it considered by some - and by me - to be among the best games of the current console generation?