I had more fun playing this...

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#1 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

than I did with Gears of War, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space 2. Just sayin'.

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#2 Posted by JoeyRavn (5218 posts) -

I thoroughly enjoyed Deadly Premonition. It's one of my favorite games this generation, for sure. But I wouldn't say that I had more fun playing it than, let's say, Fallout 3. I spent more than 100 hours in the Capital Wasteland.

To each their own, I guess.

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#3 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

Good for you.

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#4 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

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#5 Posted by animathias (1272 posts) -

Same here - though all the games on that particular list besides Fable are games I either don't like or have no interest in playing. That said, Deadly Premonition was one of my favorite games of 2010 hands down.

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#6 Posted by punpun (230 posts) -

Oh

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#7 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

Deadly Premonition is the game of the year every year, it is a study in perfection nobody could ever possibly hope to recreate.

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#8 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@JoeyRavn: It might be worth it to say I had the PS3 version of Fallout 3 which is apparently ultra buggy.

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#9 Posted by AlisterCat (7365 posts) -

Such a rebel. Take me right here, right now.

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#10 Posted by SlasherMan (1723 posts) -

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

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#11 Posted by thebatmobile (995 posts) -

Daaaaaaamn dude, radical!

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#12 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

@SlasherMan said:

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

My thoughts exactly, but I bet if you played it by yourself it would not be nearly as fun.

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#13 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@SlasherMan said:

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

My thoughts exactly, but I bet if you played it by yourself it would not be nearly as fun.

I played it by myself, having never watched the endurance run and it was really really good. The story is just great, and all the characters are just fun to be around.

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#14 Posted by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

@solarisdeschain said:

than I did with Gears of War, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space 2. Just sayin'.

And I had more fun playing all those games than I did playing Deadly Premonition.

So now what do we do?

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#15 Edited by TheUnsavedHero (1308 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@SlasherMan said:

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

My thoughts exactly, but I bet if you played it by yourself it would not be nearly as fun.

I tried it myself and had a blast. I feel the horrible controls made it better. Probably the only game I'd ever say that about.

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#16 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

@emergency said:

@Hizang said:

@SlasherMan said:

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

My thoughts exactly, but I bet if you played it by yourself it would not be nearly as fun.

I played it by myself, having never watched the endurance run and it was really really good. The story is just great, and all the characters are just fun to be around.

There again proves a point, the game is unplayable after the endurance run.

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#17 Posted by dungbootle (2502 posts) -

I'll believe that. But Fallout 3? C'mon man. It was pretty sweet.

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#18 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

@solarisdeschain said:

than I did with Gears of War, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space 2. Just sayin'.

And I had more fun playing all those games than I did playing Deadly Premonition.

So now what do we do?

You can do what you want. I'll be over here feeling sorry for you.

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#19 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

Such a rebel. Take me right here, right now.

You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, AlisterCat. A rebel.

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#20 Posted by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

@solarisdeschain said:

@ProfessorEss said:

@solarisdeschain said:

than I did with Gears of War, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Alan Wake, Resident Evil 5, and Dead Space 2. Just sayin'.

And I had more fun playing all those games than I did playing Deadly Premonition.

So now what do we do?

You can do what you want. I'll be over here feeling sorry for you.

And I you :)

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#21 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6117 posts) -

@solarisdeschain said:

than I did with Fallout 3,

-_-

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#22 Posted by Alkaiser (394 posts) -

I enjoyed Deadly Premonition a lot, but I also enjoyed those other games. Except for Fable 2 and Alan Wake. I don't really care for the Fable games in general, and I thought Alan Wake had a mediocre story and was straight-up boring to shoot dudes in.

And I guess Fallout 3, but that isn't really for me anyways. Don't really like FPS or the Bethesda style open world wander around and find your own fun mentality. Though at least the combat was less garbage then it's Elder Scrolls brothers.

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#23 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@Simplexity said:

Deadly Premonition is the game of the year every year, it is a study in perfection nobody could ever possibly hope to recreate.

This. I got more enjoyment out of the dying moans of the zombies than I did the entire second half of Alan Wake.

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#24 Posted by Venatio (4724 posts) -

Honestly I don't understand the love for DP, the Endurance Runs were hilarious, the story and characters are fucking great and the game itself is crazy

But the game plays like a piece of shit, it's so clunky and uncomfortable and it looks horrible, thought it was a PS2 game when I first saw it on the ER

I just don't understand people who love it for anything except it's story, great game to watch, shitty game to play

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#25 Posted by Cincaid (3051 posts) -

My heart skipped a beat when news hit the other day that they were well into production of Deadly Premonition 2. Sadly the news turned out to just be a PS3 release of the first game (yay for PS3 owners of course).

My only complaints regarding the game is the awful, awful combat, and also playing through the game three times for the S-Rank was less than ideal. Still, a damn good game for its price-tag.

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#26 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@Venatio said:

Honestly I don't understand the love for DP, the Endurance Runs were hilarious, the story and characters are fucking great and the game itself is crazy

But the game plays like a piece of shit, it's so clunky and uncomfortable and it looks horrible, thought it was a PS2 game when I first saw it on the ER

I just don't understand people who love it for anything except it's story, great game to watch, shitty game to play

It does play like shit, but in the most awesome way ever! Whether they intended to or not, they managed to replicate the off-kilter insanity of the story with the gameplay itself. Main character openly talks to an imaginary friend in public which nobody questions = open world game where all the cars max out at 55 mph.

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#27 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6555 posts) -

Smash the system.

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#28 Posted by Deranged (2020 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

Good for you.

This and to each his own. I've spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours just on Gears 1. I found Deadly Premonition to be a bore.

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#29 Posted by Sooty (8193 posts) -

The game has heart and doesn't desperately try to appeal to the 16-30 year old demographic.

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#30 Posted by RawknRo11a (560 posts) -

There's definitely nothing else out there like it... Actually played through it like 3 times to get all the achievements. (I still have my copy, because it would upset York if I got rid of it)

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#31 Posted by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -

I really liked the game but it isn't as good as Fallout 3 or Dead Space 2 and that has been proven by scientific research so your opinion is wrong. I would say that I liked it more than Alan Wake and maybe a very little more than Fable 2 and Resident Evil 5 and I liked those games as well.

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#32 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

It's an okay game. The GB Endurance Run is what made it special. I would have never played it otherwise. In contrary to Persona 4. That game I had to experience myself after watching the ER.

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#33 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Same here.

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#34 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@sopranosfan said:

I really liked the game but it isn't as good as Fallout 3 or Dead Space 2 and that has been proven by scientific research so your opinion is wrong. I would say that I liked it more than Alan Wake and maybe a very little more than Fable 2 and Resident Evil 5 and I liked those games as well.

I wish I could agree with you but Fallout 3 is so buggy its hard to play and Dead Space 2 is boring and derivative with a dumb story.

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#35 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -
@Cincaid said:

My heart skipped a beat when news hit the other day that they were well into production of Deadly Premonition 2. Sadly the news turned out to just be a PS3 release of the first game (yay for PS3 owners of course).

It should be noted though the PS3 port coming out in English speaking places is an enhanced version. Already said there will be some UI, graphic, and control changes along with some new story sidequests or something along those lines. I've held off on buying a copy for myself to see the UI/control changes in this enhanced version.
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#36 Edited by Sanryd (1443 posts) -

@Venatio said:

Honestly I don't understand the love for DP, the Endurance Runs were hilarious, the story and characters are fucking great and the game itself is crazy

But the game plays like a piece of shit, it's so clunky and uncomfortable and it looks horrible, thought it was a PS2 game when I first saw it on the ER

I just don't understand people who love it for anything except it's story, great game to watch, shitty game to play

This is pretty much how I feel, as well.

It's almost like DP is the video game equivalent of Napoleon Dynamite. Awkward comedy isn't funny, it's just awkward. Same goes for DP; shitty gameplay and cheap production values don't make it a better experience, they make it shitty and cheap. The quirkyness of the characters and game as a whole make it a little entertaining, but I can't even begin to understand how someone could play through it by themselves without something like the ER and honestly enjoy it.

It's like scream-o music for me; I have no basis to even try to understand how someone could like it (playing it, not the story/characters). I have nothing against someone who does, but trying to get me to understand why someone would enjoy it would be like trying to get someone who exists in 3 dimensions to understand the 4th dimension.

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#37 Posted by Cloudenvy (5893 posts) -

@tdk08 said:

@Venatio said:

Honestly I don't understand the love for DP, the Endurance Runs were hilarious, the story and characters are fucking great and the game itself is crazy

But the game plays like a piece of shit, it's so clunky and uncomfortable and it looks horrible, thought it was a PS2 game when I first saw it on the ER

I just don't understand people who love it for anything except it's story, great game to watch, shitty game to play

This is pretty much how I feel, as well.

It's almost like DP is the video game equivalent of Napoleon Dynamite. Awkward comedy isn't funny, it's just awkward. Same goes for DP; shitty gameplay and cheap production values don't make it a better experience, they make it shitty and cheap. The quirkyness of the characters and game as a whole make it a little entertaining, but I can't even begin to understand how someone could play through it by themselves without something like the ER and honestly enjoy it.

It's like scream-o music for me; I have no basis to even try to understand how someone could like it. I have nothing against someone who does, but trying to get me to understand why someone would enjoy it would be like trying to get someone who exists in 3 dimensions to understand the 4th dimension.

I'm pretty much in this boat as well.

Shitty gameplay does not make the game more endearing to me, it makes the game more shitty. No offense to the people who love playing it, I'll just never understand it myself.

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#38 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

@solarisdeschain:

Neat.

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#39 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Cool story bro?

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#40 Posted by MetalBaofu (1623 posts) -

@solarisdeschain said:

I wish I could agree with you but Fallout 3 is so buggy its hard to play...

My brain can't comprehend someone saying that and then loving Deadly Premonition. Deadly Premonition is the definition of "hard to play." I can understand why people like and enjoy the game, but the game play is a train wreck.

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#41 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

So the fuck what?

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#42 Posted by shivermetimbers (1334 posts) -

It should be worth noting that this was a budget game designed with the intention to be released on the PS2. They decided it resembled "Twin Peaks" a bit too much, so they changed certain aspects of the game causing it to be constantly delayed. The game isn't frustratingly bad, it's cheesy bad. It's just a budget version of "Resident Evil 4" combat. The only thing that could be considered frustrating about the game is the map because it doesn't zoom out far enough.

And I like that everything about the game is terrible (in the best way possible). The game is beautifully demented and you can tell SWERY had a great time making it. You manage to love the characters and the game world, despite it being totally fucked up and terrible.

Anyways, I can go on for hours describing why I love "Deadly Premonition". Point is is that it's an acquired taste, but I would recommend everyone to try it. It's not like it's a $60 game or anything.

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#43 Posted by stryker1121 (2101 posts) -

@TheUnsavedHero said:

@Hizang said:

@SlasherMan said:

@Sayishere said:

I enjoyed watching the Giant Bomb Crew play it :p

My thoughts exactly, but I bet if you played it by yourself it would not be nearly as fun.

I tried it myself and had a blast. I feel the horrible controls made it better. Probably the only game I'd ever say that about.

This is what I wonder when people espouse their love for this game. Do you actually like it or is it one of those "so bad it's good" deals?

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#44 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@MetalBaofu said:

@solarisdeschain said:

I wish I could agree with you but Fallout 3 is so buggy its hard to play...

My brain can't comprehend someone saying that and then loving Deadly Premonition. Deadly Premonition is the definition of "hard to play." I can understand why people like and enjoy the game, but the game play is a train wreck.

The difference is Deadly Premonition is so easy its flaws don't get in the way. If I had a dime for every time I had to do a hard reset on my PS3 playing Fallout 3 I'd have gotten a refund. Not that I dislike Fallout 3, but it was a very frustrating experience.

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#45 Posted by solarisdeschain (105 posts) -

@shivermetimbers said:

It should be worth noting that this was a budget game designed with the intention to be released on the PS2. They decided it resembled "Twin Peaks" a bit too much, so they changed certain aspects of the game causing it to be constantly delayed. The game isn't frustratingly bad, it's cheesy bad. It's just a budget version of "Resident Evil 4" combat. The only thing that could be considered frustrating about the game is the map because it doesn't zoom out far enough.

And I like that everything about the game is terrible (in the best way possible). The game is beautifully demented and you can tell SWERY had a great time making it. You manage to love the characters and the game world, despite it being totally fucked up and terrible.

Anyways, I can go on for hours describing why I love "Deadly Premonition". Point is is that it's an acquired taste, but I would recommend everyone to try it. It's not like it's a $60 game or anything.

Exactly. It's bad but its never frustrating so its hard to hold its flaws against it.

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#46 Posted by MetalBaofu (1623 posts) -

@solarisdeschain said:

@MetalBaofu said:

@solarisdeschain said:

I wish I could agree with you but Fallout 3 is so buggy its hard to play...

My brain can't comprehend someone saying that and then loving Deadly Premonition. Deadly Premonition is the definition of "hard to play." I can understand why people like and enjoy the game, but the game play is a train wreck.

The difference is Deadly Premonition is so easy its flaws don't get in the way. If I had a dime for every time I had to do a hard reset on my PS3 playing Fallout 3 I'd have gotten a refund. Not that I dislike Fallout 3, but it was a very frustrating experience.

For me the flaws in Deadly Premonition definitely get in the way of having any sort of fun while playing the game, whether it's easy or not. Sucks that you had such a crappy experience with Fallout 3, I never ran into any major problems with it that I can remember.

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#47 Posted by seannao (287 posts) -

SuperGreatFriend's LP of it was informative, but the VJ Endurun was the most entertaining I've seen yet.

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