Amazon.com Video Games Deal of the Day is Deadly Premonition

#1 Posted by Catarrhal (833 posts) -

As of today only, this is $14.98 on Amazon. Personally, I still cannot tell if it's worth it…

#2 Posted by Trilogy (2653 posts) -

I think I'll just stick to the endurance run.

#3 Edited by crescendo170 (20 posts) -

I would buy it. If the 360 was region-free that is.

#4 Edited by Gizmo (5389 posts) -


Look at the amazon blurb, that's not Morgan.
#5 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -
@Gizmo: 
 
They changed him for the american release
#6 Posted by Gizmo (5389 posts) -
@Venatio said:
" @Gizmo:   They changed him for the american release "
The plot thickens...
#7 Posted by cooljammer00 (1729 posts) -

Nah, word on the street is that the game was being shown off at a con or something, and people kept saying how it was Twin Peaks, or at least Twin Peaks-esque.  The developers went back to the drawing board, supposedly, and changed the game to be less copyright infringing.  
 
Or so they claim.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (9988 posts) -

So wait - where is this game available? I live in Canada, do any fellows Canadians know if this game will work for me?

#9 Posted by hinderk (685 posts) -

I hope that this gets people to at least try it out.

#10 Edited by YellowKing (115 posts) -
@xyzygy: Dude, Canadian and American games are the same format, you're good, go buy it.
 
Also, yeah, that's an old, old screencap of the game back when it was called Rainy Woods and York was named David Young Henning.
#11 Edited by cap123 (2477 posts) -

the user reviews are so positive! as they should be!
 

I've heard some claims that this game is "so bad it's good." I'd like to put that argument to rest. This game is just flat out good, period. You don't have to make excuses to enjoy this truly wonderful gem."

#12 Edited by Daryl (1781 posts) -

     No it's not worth it.

#13 Posted by Tirrandir (217 posts) -

Purchased!  I appreciate crazy-but-flawed games too much. The scene in the hotel could have been straight out of Killer 7. Thus I am destined to adore this game.

#14 Posted by Yummylee (21629 posts) -

Now the internet is just throwing salt on my wounds! >8(
#15 Posted by sixpin (1291 posts) -

Bought it. Call me York. Everyone does.

#16 Posted by Depth (355 posts) -
@Daryl said:
"      No it's not worth it. "
Get out.
#17 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" So wait - where is this game available? I live in Canada, do any fellows Canadians know if this game will work for me? "
It will work if you manage to get a copy. I don't believe Amazon.com will ship games to Canada. Amazon.ca will do it, but their deals aren't the same as Amazon.com's and I can't even find the game on the site.
#18 Posted by Shadow (4980 posts) -
@Gizmo said:
"
 

 
Look at the amazon blurb, that's not Morgan. "
dude, what?  Is that Zach?
#19 Posted by Brackynews (4083 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
It will work if you manage to get a copy. I don't believe Amazon.com will ship games to Canada. Amazon.ca will do it, but their deals aren't the same as Amazon.com's and I can't even find the game on the site. "
Right. Amazon's shipping policies are currently "blanket" by category, and not per item. So anything in the Amazon.com Video Game category will not be shipped to Canada. Even accessories and toys. Kinda blows me away that I got Heavy Rain shipped from a UK HMV without a hitch, but Amazon.com and .jp will refuse. The regional licensing agreements they have must be lucrative in other ways. Make international friends, is all I can say.
 
I don't know what pegs a particular game as a niche title, but there are many that Amazon.ca will never stock. Muramasa for instance. Yet they've carried the strategy guide since day one.  Now that they have opened up the site's inventory to fulfilment by marketplace sellers, there's a better chance we can get ripped off whenever Amazon's warehouse is out of stock.
#20 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -
@Depth: Nope.
#21 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" @Gizmo said:
"

Look at the amazon blurb, that's not Morgan. "
dude, what?  Is that Zach? "
No, it's not.
#22 Posted by Kombat (2205 posts) -
@Shadow: No, that's the main character.  He looks different in the American release of the game.
#23 Posted by agentboolen (1783 posts) -

Ehhh you still have to pay for shipping since its under $25, at the rate you can just go to your local gamestop and get it for $20 and not pay shipping....  In the end its about the same amount of money, i'll pass.

#24 Edited by gike987 (1754 posts) -
@Kombat said:

" @Shadow: No, that's the main character.  He looks different in the American release of the game. "

In the Japanese gameplay videos I have seen he looks the same.
#25 Posted by GalacticPunt (1053 posts) -

If anyone is looking for something worthwhile to take them past the free shipping threshold, "Fight Club" on blu-ray is $14 at the moment.  
 
Twenty-nine bucks for the adventures of York and Tyler Durden, you can't beat that.

#26 Posted by itzjayjay (21 posts) -
@Shadow said: 
dude, what?  Is that Zach? "
 
No dude, that's totally SWERY.
#27 Posted by Karkarov (3102 posts) -
@GalacticPunt said:
" If anyone is looking for something worthwhile to take them past the free shipping threshold, "Fight Club" on blu-ray is $14 at the moment.    Twenty-nine bucks for the adventures of York and Tyler Durden, you can't beat that. "
Why couldn't you have posted sooner?
 
Seriously though, this game is giving me the old retro vibe of early survival horror games and honestly I liked those games.  The quick looks have been hilarious so far and a big part of that hilarity is the games characters and atmosphere itself as it obviously does not take itself too seriously.  For 15 dollars, what the hell.  A crappy two hour dlc costs 8 these days and you don't get an hour and a half preview of those you know.  Anyway for me it is worth it and my copy is in the mail.
#28 Posted by Getz (3007 posts) -

Just bought this, 15 dollars just seemed like the perfect price for this game.

#29 Posted by ch3burashka (5071 posts) -
@Gizmo said:
"

Look at the amazon blurb, that's not Morgan. "
No razor scars = FUCK THAT. He looks waaay more douchey.
#30 Posted by Odyssey (115 posts) -
@cooljammer00 said:
" Nah, word on the street is that the game was being shown off at a con or something, and people kept saying how it was Twin Peaks, or at least Twin Peaks-esque.  The developers went back to the drawing board, supposedly, and changed the game to be less copyright infringing.    Or so they claim. "
They got sued for the infringement, and lost a bit of their budget.
#31 Posted by larryrules138 (142 posts) -
@Gizmo said:
"

Look at the amazon blurb, that's not Morgan. "
This game was originally called Rainy Woods, and it was supposed to be released back in 2007. The developers held back on its release and reworked a lot of things, like the main character and the story itself, because they thought it was way too similar to Twin Peaks. Instead of just being an homage it was basically an alternate retelling of Twin Peaks. I suppose they feared legal issues and that's why they spent the three years changing it all up.
#32 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

I'd heard that this game is so bad it's good and $15 is a decent price, but I feel like just watching the ER lets me experience that without the annoyance of playing it.

#33 Posted by ttocs (763 posts) -

The game is amazing.  For 20 bucks (15 if you get it from Amazon) you can't go wrong.  It's bad, that's for sure.  Picture a PS1 game with horrible driving, bad graphics, etc.  You still liked it didn't you though?  It's sort of like that.  The story isn't bad (don't expect Heavy Rain style storytelling) and it's campy in that 80's B grade movie.  Every day this week I have been excited to go home and play it some more.  It's so cooky and fun I can't stop playing it.  I highly recommend it and it's the best $20 game I have ever purchased.  Hell, it's one of my favorites of 2010 so far (behind ME2 of course)

#34 Posted by moeru (12 posts) -
@ttocs said:
" The game is amazing.  For 20 bucks (15 if you get it from Amazon) you can't go wrong.  It's bad, that's for sure.  Picture a PS1 game with horrible driving, bad graphics, etc.  You still liked it didn't you though?  It's sort of like that.  The story isn't bad (don't expect Heavy Rain style storytelling) and it's campy in that 80's B grade movie.  Every day this week I have been excited to go home and play it some more.  It's so cooky and fun I can't stop playing it.  I highly recommend it and it's the best $20 game I have ever purchased.  Hell, it's one of my favorites of 2010 so far (behind ME2 of course) "
Its $20 as of this posting. I'm strongly considering it because of the Twin Peaks nods people have given it
#35 Posted by Karkarov (3102 posts) -
@moeru said:
Its $20 as of this posting. I'm strongly considering it because of the Twin Peaks nods people have given it "
Trust me, it is worth 20 dollars easily.  It also has quite  a bit in common with Twin Peaks but is different enough to be it's own separate thing.

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