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Submitted by Pozzle 258d ago | opinion piece

Deadly Premonition and Twin Peaks comparison

PP writes: The similarities between the Twin Peaks and Deadly Premonition have been much discussed, particularly during the game's early development. As a huge fan of both the TV show and game respectively, I felt it was time for me to do a detailed analysis of the Twin Peaks quirks that might have made it into Deadly Premonition's final form. What is clear though is that - although both Twin Peaks and Greenvale share some ideas in common - what the creators did with these similar settings prove to be very different overall and of equal and commendable merit. (Deadly Premonition, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

CandidaMHok   258d ago | Spam
Summons75  +   258d ago
twin peaks was such a good show...and deadly premonition is an amazing game
ConsueloFHill   258d ago | Spam
N4Flamers  +   258d ago
While it is obvious that the director of deadly premonition borrowed heavily from twin peaks it has caused me to watch the show again. That's a good thing.
AKS  +   258d ago
I skimmed the descriptions because I haven't played through Deadly Premonition yet, but the references to one of my favorite TV shows of all time might be enough for me to buy this game. The reviews seemed to be all over the place, but I'm probably more likely to enjoy it because I loved Twin Peaks.

It's interesting that a show from the early 90s is still so fresh in some people's minds. Recent games like Alan Wake and apparently Deadly Premonition are loaded with Twin Peaks references and influences.
Wni0  +   258d ago
dont play it, let alone buy it. watch a youtube lets play of it or something, its a really bad game. alone in the dark is a better game for gods sake... and that's a terrible game.
Pozzle  +   258d ago
Ew. God no. Alone in the Dark was dreadful compared to Deadly Premonition. D:

If you can look past the clunky gameplay and outdated graphics, Deadly Premonition is a damn fine game. And I don't mean that in an ironic "so bad it's good" way. I adored the characters, the story, the atmosphere, the town, etc. Even small things (like watching people go about their daily lives and York's stubble growing over time) were fun little additions.

I do think it's a shame that so many people are so eager to write it off or call it a bad game, when it's one of the few unique and ambitious games out there this gen. The developers clearly had a vision and even though it didn't work out perfectly, there's still a charm to it that shows how much the devs cared about the story they wanted to tell. There is love behind this project.

By comparison, Alone in the Dark is a generic hackneyed mess of a game that has awful controls, repetitive puzzles, an annoying inventory system, and just isn't much fun to play (don't even get me started on the cut-to-pieces Wii version). Not everybody's going to like Deadly Premonition or be able to look past it's (many) faults, but to call it a bad game does it a disservice.
Wni0  +   258d ago
oh?
DP http://www.youtube.com/watc...
AItD http://www.youtube.com/watc...

@ AKS Just watch the first video lmao.
Pozzle  +   258d ago
Sure, the game looks more impressive than Deadly Premonition from a graphical standpoint, but that's not saying much when everything else about the game is atrocious. I'd rather play an ugly game with a great story and characters than a pretty game with a crap story and repetitive puzzles. The fire effects are the only thing that's decent in Alone in the Dark tbh, but godawful car section that follows that fire escape is painful on so many levels.

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