I’m not sure if Deadly Premonition was an attempt at a budget game that hit surprising high, or an attempt for an epic that fell flat on it’s face – how it’s seen will dictate your opinion of the game. Though it took me a while to get into, I really enjoyed the game. Once you get past the out-dated graphics, clunky controls, horrid script, and the obnoxious soundtrack, there actually exists a rather twisted story told by a cast of deranged characters — the protagonist being the strangest of them all. It’s the equivalent to one of those cheesy B movies that are so bad, they’re good.
Peppered throughout the numerous cut scenes and driving sequences are combat encounters that never really present a challenge (even on the hardest difficulty) and scattered throughout those are a few quick time events that mix up the pace a little — but not by much. If you’re willing to overlook numerous flaws and take the time to get into the story, I think you’ll enjoy Deadly Premonition. Otherwise; I’d stay away.
My final score: 7/10