Review: Deadly Premonition (Destructoid)

"We knew it would be a disturbed, crazy, very silly game, and we were prepared for more than enough cheesy, ironic humor. We were ready to laugh at it, in other words. However, nobody at Destructoid was truly prepared for this game. Nobody can be prepared for it. Despite taking its cues from Silent Hill, Clock Tower, Resident Evil and, of course, Twin Peaks, Deadly Premonition manages to be completely unique. In all honesty, there is nothing like this game. Perhaps there never will be again."

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NeutralGamer3857d ago

I am so much going to get this game!

xTruthx3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

LOL ........

Heavy Rain - 70
Deadly Premonition - 100

Nike3857d ago

@above: Funny you should say that. Found this comment by some one in the review,

"I had a sneaking suspicion that you reviewed this just to give it a higher score than Heavy Rain (and not just in a trolling way, as I don't doubt that you enjoyed it more and believe it deserves a higher score)."

That's...huh. Not sure what to make of Destructoid if that were true (though no journalist in their right mind would admit it).

happyface3857d ago

kewl, xbox 360 for the win

Danteh3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

This is like one of those b-movies which are so bad that everybody loves (aka street fighter movie with van damme :D)

I want to try this game to lol a little, seriously!

PS: Anybody who gets mad at this review or score doesn't have a sense of humor

iFLOWLIKEWATER3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

I'm tempted to try this game. I saw it at Gamestop for $20...hmmm.

Edit: Never mind, they mentioned the price in the review :p

menoyou3857d ago


Stopped reading right there. This site has zero credibility. I'll wait for a review from a trusted review site.

PrimordialSoupBase3857d ago

If this is the videogame equivalent to 'The Happening' in terms of unintended hilarity... then sign me up.

wicko3857d ago

Oh wow, 2/10 from IGN.. I know a lot of people don't agree with IGN's scores but at least they are semi accurate..

Looks like Jim Sterling just loves to hate on Heavy Rain.

newflesh3857d ago

At least on destructoid. lol

AKNAA3857d ago

sit the F#@K down and please shut-up!... please shut up!.. thank you.

Cyrax_873857d ago

Obviously this is a joke review BUT it actually is up on metacritic. This is exactly why people complain about bias reviews and metacritic not being trust worthy. It's a joke.

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mrv3213857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

How long before the xbox 360 fanboys come in here and mention Heavy Rain.

That doesn't stop fanboy you know? They can be very illogical and stupid.

I may buy this game, but I don't beleive it's a 10/10.

NeutralGamer3857d ago

I dont think we should talk console war now :)
But about how great this game is...
Dont worry its also on PS3...

blitz06233857d ago

2/10 from IGN
0.5/5 from some other website

then a 10/10 from Destructoid? LOL

beavis4play3857d ago

and this site gives it a perfect score?

so much for reviews.

Bilbo653857d ago

It's Destructiod/Jim Sterling this site shouldn't even be on metacritic biggest trolls ever

That 10 min video that was floating around gave me a massive headache just watching it, cant imagine 4+ hours? of that.

Godmars2903857d ago

If its fanboy fueled... :(

Pebz3857d ago

I realize that the score can be considered bad for "review integrity" (does such a thing actually exist today though?) and whatnot, but at some level it's as right as a review can be. This review succeeds where many reviews utterly fail, namely focusing on the fun value of the game. Too many reviews nowadays put way too much into brand names and graphics. Take GTA4 if you need an obvious example.

Games are primarily about having fun, and if a game is so amazingly bad (intentionally or otherwise) that you are almost in tears laughing throughout most of the game, than I think the game is a success. Well, just read the actual review (not just the score) and you might understand. Perhaps.

Should this game be a 10/10 by today's standards? Obviously not, but reviews and scores can be so blatantly flawed, that this one sticking out like a sore thumb should be the least of concerns for someone who wants *proper* reviews.

NeutralGamer3857d ago

No because the other sites are failing at reviews.. They dont review a game for what it is anymore... They base their reviews on the game compared to the competetion...

Like how Bad Company 2 is constant compared to MW2
And how Dantes Inferno is compared to GoW series...

Try read the review :)
Heres the part where they judge the game for what it IS:

"Do we judge it on story quality? If so, then we have a game that makes no sense and frequently makes light of murder and sexual deviancy. I say a game needs to be judged by how often it made you happy, how much you laughed or became excited, and how long you spend thinking about it after it was finished. If we judge it by those standards, then Deadly Premonition, my friends, is simply stunning. No other game has made me laugh so hard, laugh almost to the point of tears, laugh just by thinking about it. Deadly Premonition may well be the first game reviewed almost purely for its comedic value, but for a game so funny, it has to be done. "

darthv723857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

Seems review sites really lost their way from years ago. In all honesty the only time a review should have a comparison is when it is comparing it to itself on a different platform.

I like reviews to be about the game at hand not the game it is aspiring to be compared to. Seems the reviewers fill in the gaps of a review with comparatives because they dont know any other way to see it. Like movies today. You run out of content and you fill in the rest with nudity and vulgar language.

If this game is being reviewed on itself and not being compared to any other game then I can respect the opinion of the reviewer. All those reviews of games like dante inferno being compared to GoW and Bayonetta compared to Devil may cry, get real and dont look at the game you are reviewing as if you want it to be some other game.

When you do that, it only clouds the vision of the game you are playing.

As to this game, it looks to be so cheesy and bad on purpose that it has to be as good as they say. Like a good...badly made B movie.

Rucury3857d ago

Yes, I agree, games should be reviewed for what they ARE, not for how good they are compared to "X" game or "Y" game...

Then again, it's good to have a high "standard" in video games, no?

We all like to hear Ocarina of Time is the best, but by saying it's the best, we are essentially comparing it to other games. I'm split 50/50 here.

When a great RPG comes out (RPG X), why is it wrong to state that another RPG (RPG Y) failed at providing what RPG X DID provide... It just helps game better themself, right? A little friendly competition?

Or I could be wrong. Dunno.

ClownBelt3857d ago

"Deadly Premonition is beautiful. No, not graphically. Graphically it's atrocious. It's a beautiful trainwreck, and it's well aware of the fact. Despite this game being quite like everything ever made, there's nothing quite like the game itself. There is absolutely nothing in this industry that can compare to how weird and wonderful the whole experience is. Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond. This game is so bad, it's not just become good. It's pretty close to perfect."

Lmao. If you didn't get this review then you're a joke.

NeutralGamer3857d ago

I get it... And I've red it all through (compared to others)

ClownBelt3857d ago

And that's where you fail, because you thought they were serious about it.

NeutralGamer3857d ago

Its you who dont get it...
He IS serious bout the review... The game made him laugh so much because it was a piece of Sh*t..

And he clearly thinks that the game deserves 10 for making him laugh so much...

ClownBelt3857d ago

That's why it's a joke review. You cannot based it off on that and ignore every bad aspect of the game. You're reviewing this for the people to read it and to help their decision on whether they should or should not purchase the game.

This "review" is nothing more than an editorial piece of writing.

Nike3857d ago (Edited 3857d ago )

"Deadly Premonition is like watching two clowns eat each other. It's perverse, it's wrong, and yet it's so f*cking funny."

(Backs away about 10 feet)

Edit: This review is kind of reminds me of Funny Games - you had to keep a really open mind and just admit you were along for the ride, admitting to yourself that yes, what you're experiencing is terrible (for the movie, terrible as in horrific; for this review, terrible as in mediocre) but you have to see through to the end - even though you're clearly being mocked for that very same purpose.


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