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@JJOR64: Except it was a good game. However funding would obviously make it a more acceptable and better game. I wonder what would happen to the cult status and people who will rage about it suddenly being mainstream if that were to happen.
@IronRinn: This. Entirely. DP has no need for a sequel and it really shouldn't have one. However I would be down for prequels that didn't involve the Red Seeds, specifically, anything with any of his older investigations. Hopefully with just as good a story.
As far as I know, Tron Evolution wasn't very good at all.
But actually, I think if you find an average of the ratings, it makes Tron the better game, going by user reviews. However, I haven't done math in forever, so I don't know what I am saying.
But to even question DP being better than Tron is ridiculous, because it obviously is, whether UK's lovefilm community thinks so or not.
For instance, I originally didn't want to buy BioShock because all I heard about it was OMG GOTY, but eventually I got it and I enjoyed it a lot. Got the sequel on impulse and was sad that it didn't meet expectations. Likewise, I didn't play Red Dead Redemption until just last month. Still haven't played Dragon Age or Mass Effect and I have not played a Halo game besides ODST for a brief time. It's just how I work. I eventually get most of the 'lol omg goty' games that everyone loves, but I get them after everyone else is done and moved on, just due to playing other things that interest me first.
However, I still look at reviews, but I don't let them make my decision. I merely let them guide me towards consideration. And I go through as many positive and negative reviews from real reviewers and from fans to get a feel for how the game is. Some games I get just because I want them from seeing the previews and trailers and don't even care if the game gets good or bad reviews. Deadly Premonition is one of those games. I got it because it looked crazy and hilarious and was cheap. But I also played it prior to buying it, so I knew ahead of time if I actually would enjoy it.
I wish every game ever had a demo so I could test them all though. That would make things a ton easier on me.
" @FancySoapsMan said:This is an opinion and nothing more. I think the game is fun for the most part. Or rather, I don't find it -not- fun." Ignore what other people say. Deadly Premonition isn't a bad game. "by definition, the game is not fun to actually play and as such is a bad game
The gameplay has some huge flaws, but they are ones that you (or rather, I and probably others) get used to as you play it. By the time I was in my second playthrough, I couldn't even remember that driving or shooting or the map were flaws anymore. It just felt natural and I was having the time of my life and still enjoying the game.
Not really sure I understand the Wii hate in this topic. It's not like the Wii is a terrible console or that the controls for it are bad. Just the fact that most developers don't understand or give a shit, so they just wind up making bad games. And Nintendo loves discouraging most gamers these days.
Having said that, the Wii controls -would- fix the 'clunky' controls when it comes to the action sequences. It would control like RE4 Wii, where you'd actually have control over the aiming reticule much better, rather than auto-aiming a spot that doesn't make sense and having to shuffle the thing around. You'd just point at the head and be done with it.
Depends on how they did it (aiming in games like Disaster or Epic Mickey are terrible, but RE4 is great).
I don't know that it would've done well though. I think, despite the Wii having some core horror titles, they don't do that well besides RE4 Wii. And I don't think this would've been seen by anyone.
It got attention initially because it was on 360 and looked like crap to 90% people who saw the graphics and has a misleading box art image. Then it became kind of a word of mouth thing. The main reason a lot of people check it out is because everyone either loves or hates the game.
Had it been on Wii, it would've had slightly better controls and looked decent compared to other Wii games, so there would've been little to no complaints and it probably would've just gone unnoticed because nothing would really have stood out to gamers or the media. Great story or not, it wouldn't have stood out to most people and nobody would know what it is still.
I don't know what I am saying anymore. Ignore me.
I like how it is so hard to fathom people legitimately enjoying this game and liking it more than all the 'blockbusters' that came out.
I knew about and beat the game long before Giant Bomb did Endurance Runs (in fact, I never watched the ERs, but I have lurked the forums at some point after). I found out about the game through 360achievements posting a few screens and announcing it was only $20. My friend got the game before I got a chance to, brought it over and I played the intro and I got hooked and my girlfriend got me it shortly after.
I went in with the "lol so bad it's hilarious" mindset, but I came out of it genuinely loving my experience with the game.
People exaggerate the hell out of the problems with the controls. Are they bad? Yes. But they could be worse. The auto-aim is terrible, so I stopped using guns and started using melee weapons (specifically, the wrench) and that made the action/otherworld sequences easier to deal with. And upgrading the car (and getting the Radio) make driving much more bearable.
Likewise, I never really had a problem with the map (it does get confusing, but after going through it enough, I understood essentially where everything was, and I had no problems).
The graphics are inconsistent, yes (some of the graphics are really good and others are not so much. This also goes for textures and other things with the models, like mouth movements being worse for some characters). The music is inappropriately placed. Yeah, there's a lot of really poorly done things (which, if I am not mistaken are mostly done on purpose, outside of combat and the map not allowing to zoom out better).
But to call the game bad is ridiculous. It's not. It's a great game. The gameplay itself is nothing special, but the world, the story and the characters are so beautifully written, if you give them the time of day rather than writing them off as stupid or 'too quirky'. It really is 'a great movie'. Like Metal Gear Solid before it, and for some, the Final Fantasy titles. I legitimately enjoyed the game. I intend to continue to play and enjoy the game. It is one of my favorite games of all time, and it is easily my favorite game of 2010 for any of my consoles. Not because it was more fun, or looked better or any of that. But because of the experience I had. I play a lot of games, and I enjoy them, but most of the games I play through are fun while they last, and then the experience generally doesn't make me go "OH MAN, CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY IT AGAIN". I just go "Alright. Now I wait for DLC and move onto the next game in my backlog". Deadly Premonition, I could NOT wait to play through it again. And after I finished it, I wanted to play again, but I took a break to finish some of my backlog and got more games.
I still want to play it again. And the only thing stopping me is that I have too many unfinished games and I technically finished DP. But I -will- go back, because I loved everything about it. And I'm going to enjoy it even more because it's been a while. It is actually driving me nuts, not playing it again.
So when I say it's my GOTY for 2010, I'm saying it honestly. I love Deadly Premonition, and I loved it before it was 'cool' or a 'fad' as some of you want to pretend it is for everyone. God forbid it's not Red Dead Redemption (which I love) or Mass Effect 2 (which I haven't played) or something.