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17 Minutes of Deadly Premonition 2 Gameplay

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Watch 17+ minutes of gameplay from upcoming Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - the true sequel of the cult classic Deadly Premonition. In this video you will be introduced to the locals of Le Carré. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on July 10th. Return as FBI Special Agent York and experience a brand-new murder mystery!
 

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I know people like to use hyperbole and claim that bad-looking modern games look like PS2 games, but damn...
That looks like a launch-title PS2 game.

I was going to ask why the whole trailer was basically just talking and hardly any gameplay.
And then when it showed the gameplay, I understood why it was mostly talking.
 

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I know people like to use hyperbole and claim that bad-looking modern games look like PS2 games, but damn...
That looks like a launch-title PS2 game.

I was going to ask why the whole trailer was basically just talking and hardly any gameplay.
And then when it showed the gameplay, I understood why it was mostly talking.
Yeah, this is a Deadly Premonition sequel alright. The hardcore fanbase kinda likes the fact that the first looks and plays like a janky PS2 title. It's all part of the appeal along with the odd-ball atmosphere and strange, yet unique dialogue. Personally the first was too much of a chore for me, but I understand why people love it. This seems to be more of what the original provided.
 

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Working video:

I'm so hyped. Framerate in open world is insanely bad, but I hope they'll release a patch to make it at least a bit better at dayone or close to it, or maybe in portable it will be a bit better (sometimes happen).

Other than that, it seems really charming and I can't wait to play it, I loved the first one so much. Damn, still can't believe a sequel is happening for real.
 
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Humdinger

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Wow, did they intentionally make it look like that? I'm interested.
That's a question I'd always be asking myself while playing the first game, too --"Did they do that on purpose?" I'd see cruddy visuals, or hear the awkwardly misplaced music, or experience broken driving controls. Normally, I'd assume the explanation for those things was a low budget and poor quality controls. But it was all so weirdly funny, that half the time, I wondered if Swery did it on purpose.
 
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I just played the Switch-port. Review scores definitely reflect the end result. It is both disappointment and a masterpiece at the same time.
I started it today, finished the prologue, and I'm in-between "this feels like a Silent Hill-game, awesome" and "this is the biggest turd I ever spent money on, did they really sell an early PS2-game with PS3-effects for Switch?!"
 
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I adored the first game. I was lttp on twin peaks and I just got watching it about a year before the first game dropped. I was enraptured by the characters and the setting In red seeds profile/deadly premonition. However I don’t know if lightning in a bottle can be captured twice. Zack was a great thread keeping me uneasy the whole game, that can’t work again... or can it? I hope sweary has some surprises in store.
 
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This is the game im most looking forward to playing this year. Hope it comes fast to the switch emulator on pc
 

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I still need to play the first one. :/
Do it!

I started it today, finished the prologue, and I'm in-between "this feels like a Silent Hill-game, awesome" and "this is the biggest turd I ever spent money on, did they really sell an early PS2-game with PS3-effects for Switch?!"
If you're a man of taste, the turd feeling will slowly fade, and you'll realize you're playing a flawless masterpiece.
The turd is part of the charm.
 

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Gosh, this looks deliciously awful.
 

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Did anybody play The MISSING? I maintain it was the best game released that year but I heard literally nobody talk about it.


50% off on Steam atm. Take it as a recommendation.
 

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Well, the graphics look like ass. I was expecting better with Nintendo‘s moneyhatting behind it.

Biggest problem is all the aliasing. Something that could easily be fixed if it had a PC version. If you could just fix that the graphics would otherwise be tolerable.

The cel shading is interesting. This looks like one of those games that you’re better off waiting for the emulator to work the kinks out on. I wouldn’t be surprised if Yuzu manages to play it well quickly since the graphics are so poor.
 

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To people who don't "get" the appeal of this game, may I suggest Jim Sterling's review of the first one? I'm no fan of Jim Sterling; this was back in 2010, and I'd never heard of him. But his review was what persuaded me to give Deadly Premonition a try. I ended up really enjoying its strange brew of ... well, I'll let Jim explain:

"Deadly Premonition is a game with a split personality -- equal parts atmospheric horror and farcical comedy.

"The game knows it, too. It constantly undermines its scary moments with awful one-liners and some of the most amusingly inappropriate music in videogame history.

"He'll share anecdotes about serial rapists and killers who urinate in female skulls, making light of brutally horrific crimes over dinner. Agent York is clearly insane, and the cast of eccentric characters he meets aren't far behind. Deadly Premonition is a virtual zoo of strangeness, and the player's job is merely to be confused by it all.

"Gas mask-wearing "mysterious capitalists' who only communicate through rhyming servants, creepy angel twins who speak in riddles, crossdressers, killers and half-mad war veterans are all part of the game's ridiculous cast, each one of them overacted and full of senseless dialog. In short, this entire game has lost its mind, if it even had a mind to begin with, and it's fantastic."

"The strange thing with Deadly Premonition is that everything it does is kind of bad, and there's no getting around that. The story is thoroughly crazy and doesn't make any sense. The acting is poor. The music is often too loud. The graphics are far below average. Yet, Deadly Premonition is the very first game I've seen that has been able to pull off that unique "so bad it's good" flavor. The fact that this game is so below standards actually works superbly."

 

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To people who don't "get" the appeal of this game, may I suggest Jim Sterling's review of the first one? I'm no fan of Jim Sterling; this was back in 2010, and I'd never heard of him. But his review was what persuaded me to give Deadly Premonition a try. I ended up really enjoying its strange brew of ... well, I'll let Jim explain:
He forgets the part where Deadly Premonition was pretty much a copy of Human's Mizzurna Falls with a supernatural/weird twist.
 
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Gameplay looks great, performance looks like complete shit. The lack of shadows in the indoor section is kinda weird too, especially when the grandma character calls attention to the nonexistant shadows lol
 

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Can someone explain what is this supposed to be? Why so many love this?

Is this a bad/janky game on purpose for comedic effect?
 
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The art style is awful.
The framerate is annoying
The world is empty
The interface is simple.
The control is horrible.
We have another cult game
I love it... Where can I pre-Order?
 

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Can someone explain what is this supposed to be? Why so many love this?

Is this a bad/janky game on purpose for comedic effect?
It runs horribly looks low budget and is super janky but also better writting than The Last of Us 2 and tons of heart
 
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Eh I don't know. Maybe this has been the case since the first game, but at this point the terrible performance just comes across as intentional, which kills some of the charm.
Looks like a "The Room" (unintentionally hilarious) vs Sharknado (intentionally trying to be "so bad it's good") thing to me.

Hopefully I'm wrong though