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FK...In the Coffee!!,
This review is from: Deadly Premonition - Director's Cut (PS3) (Video Game)
Finally Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut has arrived on the PS3! Being such a big Twin Peaks and survival horror fan, this was the reason I bought an Xbox 360 2 years ago (as well as Alan Wake). In this game you take the role of special agent Francis York Morgan (just call him `York' - everybody does) who is sent to the sleepy American town of Greenvale to investigate the murder of Anna Graham. Whilst there, as well as the suspenseful investigation, you will meet a whole cast of quirky (and oftentimes, creepy) characters that live their day-to-day routines and jobs, making Greenvale really feeling alive. I think this is what really makes this game stand out to me - after playing this for a few hours you will feel like you have actually been to Greenvale and met these characters as there is so much depth to each one and all of the places you visit. The PS3 version does a good job of making you (if you wish) meet these characters and help them out in one way or another by giving you a trophy for the side missions that you complete - this is where this game is truly rewarding as it contains some really great, scary and hilarious moments and stories.
One of the things that a lot of people complained about with the 360 version was the "last-gen" graphics and poor controls, that I admit weren't the best but this is a game that puts people's "graphics don't make a good game" opinion to the test and succeeded with flying colours - this game is quite honestly amazing. The visual update is clear to anyone who's played the 360 version and is quite impressive to say the least with a lot more detail to character models, layering and backgrounds. To describe the style I'd say it is like Silent Hill, Grand Theft Auto and David Lynch all mixed together into one incredible cocktail. It has a lot of creepy survival horror elements that have been greatly improved with the new control system (and also works really well with the PS Move that I experimented with a little for a chapter); it has the open world of Greenvale with its excellent NPC's which I mentioned before and it's story is a true love letter to the TV show Twin Peaks in nearly every possible way (there are some great websites which detail a lot of the comparisons between this game and the show, but if you're a fan then these will be obvious when playing). Francis York Morgan is now one of my favourite characters in gaming of all time, with is discussions with his imaginary friend Zach (which everyone else thinks is completely normal) about 80's movies whilst driving (a real highlight of the game for me) to theories on the mystery at hand (think of Cooper's "discussions" with Diane in Twin Peaks).
I can't recommend this game highly enough - I'd even say it would be in my top 5 games of all time (and I've been a gamer for over 25 years). It is equally surreal as it is amazing - it might not be for everyone (the polarizing critic reviews prove this) but for anyone who loves horror, and murder mysteries the buy this now, you won't regret it.
So says Mr Stewart...
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Initial post: 14 May 2013 07:39:24 BDT
Mr. De Lilley says:
lol nice great already owned the game playing it reacently again after a big brake here looking to see really if theres gonna be deadly premonitions 2 that amazing to i bet but still how whould they make a story after how it ended can it carry on from there (what do u think zach)lol i had to add something after the laughter i had seeing u put so says mr stewart god thinking there and what were they thinking though with the ending less the ps3 ones theres a better chiose or so thats the only bit that saddend me well ill shut up now or ill start adding spoilers dont wanna ruin it for buyers beat alan wake to any sujestgens of simaler games either xbox or ps3 which if so i will have to expidiate getting one to sooner than later ps3 already got the xbox lol anyway a list of game names whould really help if anybody ready this and can help contact me on facebook actully no email safer i think Duke_Nukem1@live.co.uk thank to any info i get
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