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  • Summary: In the year 2005, FBI agent York visits Le Carré, a small town in New Orleans where he encounters a mysterious serial murder case alongside his "friend" Zach. Produced by the original creator team. The story takes place in a small town in New Orleans which was created based on research andIn the year 2005, FBI agent York visits Le Carré, a small town in New Orleans where he encounters a mysterious serial murder case alongside his "friend" Zach. Produced by the original creator team. The story takes place in a small town in New Orleans which was created based on research and interviews. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 64
  2. Negative: 16 out of 64
  1. 100
    The Last of Us 2 epitomises everything about overly-produced, mass market-friendly content that many of us are becoming exhausted with. SWERY, knowing full well that his game will be castigated on Metacritic and widely mocked, has satirised every mainstream expectation of a video game in Deadly Premonition 2. There’s nothing that suggests that anything within this game is not an entirely deliberate, surrealistic subversion of expectations, and while Deadly Premonition 2 is not for everyone (and potentially offensive to some), games as an art form are better off having works like this to exist in parallel to mainstream entertainment.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    80
    The sequel to Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro's most memorable creation rests entirely on the same things that made the former a cult game. For better and for worse.
  3. Jul 15, 2020
    70
    Dear developers, you can't treat us like this. Deadly Premonition 2 has a great story with excellent characters that are held back by an abysmally bad technical side. Fans will accept this and have fun. Everyone else will avoid DP2 at all costs.
  4. 55
    The hardest part about reviewing Deadly Premonition 2 is that in a lot of ways it’s exactly what fans of the first game wanted. It’s a broken mess that controls like a dog on roller blades that looks ugly and runs even worse, with the bizarrely charming writing that only somebody like Swery65 could bring to the table. Nobody in Le Carré feels quite Greenvale levels of weird, but they’re all a bunch of weirdos all the same. Well, except David, he’d fit in Greenvale pretty well. If you like the first Deadly Premonition you likely already know what you want and what you’re getting into, and you’ll likely be pretty happy with this sequel. Your everyday average player should probably weigh how much jank they’re willing to put up with before giving this game a shot, though.
  5. Jul 8, 2020
    50
    The problem with Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is that it aspires to be a cult work from the first moment, something quite pedantic on the part of its author, who wants to repeat the pattern of the original title: an unfinished, poorly done video game, which stands out simply for its great argument.
  6. Jul 8, 2020
    45
    From the top of its intrigue as twisty as the meanders of the bayous, Deadly Premonition 2 is surely the best bad game of recent years.
  7. Jul 21, 2020
    0
    Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is a broken game on multiple levels. Its narrative is broken, in that its interesting core mystery fails to engage due to the most agonizing delivery possible. Its ideologies are broken, as it seems to think trans people are evil, women are weak, and black people are sentient stereotypes. The rest of it – the abysmal gameplay, unacceptable performance, tendency to crash – is no better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 74
  2. Negative: 29 out of 74
  1. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    Ну, фанатам первой части она точно зайдёт)
  2. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    They somehow kept the weird Charme of the first one. It's just fun.
    The characters and the story are a joy to follow, but like the first one,
    They somehow kept the weird Charme of the first one. It's just fun.
    The characters and the story are a joy to follow, but like the first one, people either love it or hate it. The technical side has a lot of problems, but it never bothered me. I would recommend to check how the game performs and if u can ignore that, it's really hard to ignore some crashes.
    So one point gets taken away for the technical issues.
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  3. Jul 13, 2020
    9
    Игра получилась настолько плохая, что даже хорошо :)
  4. Jun 19, 2021
    7
    Deadly premonition 2 is a very odd game. I was a big fan of the first game and played through it twice. The characters were full of charm in aDeadly premonition 2 is a very odd game. I was a big fan of the first game and played through it twice. The characters were full of charm in a twin peaks way which I really appreciated. The sequel manages to keep a lot of that charm. I think the narrative is a bit weaker and becomes a little convoluted at points but it has a solid ending which helps make up for that.

    In terms of technical issues I experienced none so I think the game has been patched and runs much better now than it did at launch. After roughly 15 to 16 hours I had zero crashes and zero framerate drops. I found the game played well both docked and in handheld mode so if you're worried about technical trouble I don't think that's an issue anymore.

    Visually I quite like the art style but the lack of lip synching and stiff animations mean this isn't a game you play because it's pretty. In terms of gameplay I thought the first felt like an xbox game but seeing as it was released on xbox 360, just one generation later, that wasn't so bad. The sequel plays like a good xbox game but even so... it feels like it's two generations behind. There is a lack of enemy variety, the inventory system is a mess, the gunplay is fine, the shooting sections drag out heavily, guns should just have infinite ammo as I ended up running out of bullets and punching enemies and even the final boss, melee fighting feels bad and there's no lock on, there are some long fetch questions or follow this person quests etc. The game ultimately feels quite padded out and the story sections can throw a lot of dialogue at you.

    Overall I'd say if you're a fan of the first game and you can get this on a sale it's worth checking out but it's ultimately a very mixed bag and a bit of a disappointment. I loved the first game and quite enjoyed the missing as well so I hope swery's next project is better.
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  5. Jul 13, 2020
    4
    The graphics are straight from a ps2 and the fps is barely more than 10. Even when the gameplay and story are good, these 2 things areThe graphics are straight from a ps2 and the fps is barely more than 10. Even when the gameplay and story are good, these 2 things are completely unacceptable and make this game unplayable. Hard pass. Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2021
    3
    Huge fan off the first game and did not mind the first games quirks. Sadly Deadly Premonition 2 is pretty much unplayable with horrendousHuge fan off the first game and did not mind the first games quirks. Sadly Deadly Premonition 2 is pretty much unplayable with horrendous framerate. Stay clear. Expand
  7. Jul 17, 2020
    0
    If you enjoy this game that is perfectly fine, but in this day and this quality of gameplay just leaves me speechless. To blindly rate thisIf you enjoy this game that is perfectly fine, but in this day and this quality of gameplay just leaves me speechless. To blindly rate this game above a 3 is just an outright lie. Expand

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