Summary: Deadly Premonition may be the most well known review I've ever written. It's certainly one of the most debated 10/10 scores I've ever awarded -- though I've not awarded too many. It's a score I stand by wholeheartedly, and Deadly Premonition remains the review of which I am most proud.
Conclusion: Deadly Premontion would score way higher if there were no guns. An amazing narrative and lovingly crafted universe brought down by archaic gameplay and weird pacing. Absolutely worth your time if you appreciate the sublime.
Summary: Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut is one game whose whole unequivically exceeds the sum of its parts, and should be experienced by most gamers, especially those who take an interest in the evolution of the art form or those who truly appreciate good writing in video games.
Pros: Writing, Voice acting, Plot, Characters, Humor, Commentary, York, Zach
Cons: Waiting for things to happen, Graphics, Controls
Grab a Cup of Coffee | Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Review
New Gamer Nation
10 May 2013
Conclusion: Overall, the updating done to Deadly Premonition was minimal. Fans will appreciate the new cut-scenes at the beginning and the end. The game controls a lot better than the original, and it feels a lot more modern from that aspect.
Summary: It's breakfast. FBI agent Francis York Morgan sits at one end of an impossibly long table. The octogenarian hotel proprietor Polly Oxford sits at the other. "It might help to hear you better if I could sit closer," calls out Francis. Polly thinks it's a come-on.
Pros: Fantastically weird story loaded with eccentric characters, Residents go about their daily lives in authentic fashion, There's always a narrative or gameplay surprise around the corner, Many hours of exploration and lots of memorable moments for a great price
Cons: Ancient production values, Uncomfortably fluctuating frame rate, Useless map
Conclusion: "Deadly Premonition is the durian fruit of video games." "Despite its pervasive clunkiness...Deadly Premonition has an incredibly distinctive charm to it." "Against all production value odds, this is one of the most convincing open-world games around...
Pros: Delightfully bizarre tone, Convincing open world, Vastly improved control scheme
Cons: Dated visuals, Some technical issues, Minimal enemy variety
Conclusion: Concept: A Twin Peaks-inspired adventure that has players investigating a grisly small-town murder in the Pacific Northwest
Graphics: You can tell the difference if you directly compare screens, but the improvements are not drastic.