GameCritics writes: "I quickly finished the game, and once I’d stopped weeping openly, I swung by the old ‘Internet’ to see what various sites had to say about the game. After a little skimming I came to the conclusion that people were universally hard on the gameplay and graphics, but divided on the story. There was a ‘so stupid it made my brain bleed’ camp, as well as a ‘so stupid I couldn’t stop laughing’ camp.
I wondered, for just a moment, anyhow, whether they’d played the same game I had. You see, the thing I responded most positively to in Deadly Premonition was the writing."