NO, STOP IT AGENT YORK!!!!Now surely the excitement must end there, right? WRONG AGAIN, FATSO! If nothing I mentioned appeals to you, the game presents the user with even more wonderful activities that somehow hold greater precedence over solving a murder:
During the murder investigation (and lack thereof), you'll find yourself in very odd situations punctuated by Agent York's equally odd demeanor. This is where the game absolutely shines; the surreal interaction between York and the townsfolk (as well as the interaction between York and himself) can only be described as a work of art. In a town where crimes can be solved by shooting bird nests with shotguns, trees drop severed hands that can be used as doorknobs, and countless giant dogs fall out of the sky at midnight, the choice to behave illogically is simply... logical.
Despite its laundry list of infuriating flaws and shortcomings, "Deadly Premonition" offers one of the most unique and memorable gaming experiences ever. To further entice you, the game is budget priced ($19.99), which means that even if you're a stupid jerk and you somehow hate it, at least you can hate it cheaply (although you'll still be a stupid jerk).
"Deadly Premonition" may lack the budget of "Modern Warfare 2," the action of "God of War 3," or the sound production quality of "Mr. Do's Wild Ride," but it does contain an intangible, eccentric atmosphere which easily overshadows its many shortcomings. This is a game simply overflowing with a vivid personality, and I hope my review can encourage more people to purchase this game and discover its bizarre charm. I will eagerly LEFT TRIGGER my breath waiting for SWERY's sequel.
(one point was deducted to make it appear as if the score was determined by some scientific process)
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Cons: causes bad nightmares. I used to have to eat beef until I passed out to have these kind of terrors, but this machine does it for me every time I fall asleep inside it.
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