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about to pop this in and see just how angry i get at the destructoid dude.

CHEESECAKE VOTING FRUIT HATING SCUM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 05:27 (ten years ago) link

also maybe use this as a valuable resource to see who all's still alive from zombie attack?

if not feel free to delete this obv, but just sayin

"It's far from 'lol' you were reared, boy" (darraghmac), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 05:30 (ten years ago) link

ok just the opening movie is already mindboggle hilaro mess

CHEESECAKE VOTING FRUIT HATING SCUM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 05:46 (ten years ago) link

and the options screen allows me to toggle "cruel production" yes/no.

obv yes. whatever that means.

CHEESECAKE VOTING FRUIT HATING SCUM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 05:50 (ten years ago) link

I enjoyed playing the first two hours of this. Definitely going to pick it up at some point. It is sort of a so-bad-it's-good thing though.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 06:13 (ten years ago) link

this is totally insane.

CHEESECAKE VOTING FRUIT HATING SCUM (jjjusten), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 07:52 (ten years ago) link

If this is The Room as a video game I will buy it immediately. Y/N?

Mordy, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 09:25 (ten years ago) link

I don't know much about the room but this actually looks like it has pretty good writing in a very off kilter japanese-take-on-twin-peaks way

great ost too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzvXBFwcyek

cozen, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 10:04 (ten years ago) link

If this is The Room as a video game I will buy it immediately. Y/N?

It's Twin Peaks meets Resident Evil 4 on a low budget.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:25 (ten years ago) link

If this is The Room as a video game I will buy it immediately. Y/N?

Do you mean Tommy Wiseau's The Room, or Silent Hill's The Room? Both seem like appropriate questions.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Sunday, 8 August 2010 14:53 (ten years ago) link

If only Silent Hill's The Room had been a video game.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Sunday, 8 August 2010 21:17 (ten years ago) link

omg dudes, so broken, but at the same time, so so awesome.

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Monday, 9 August 2010 23:46 (ten years ago) link

Ok, I'm just going to go ahead and say it - this is making my end of year list for sure. It is HOPELESSLY shitty in so many ways, and there are some incredibly frustrating and awful gameplay moments for sure, but oh man the rewards that are there are golden. Not in a purely "so bad its good" way either, some of the moments here are so out of left field brilliant that they are jaw-dropping. Whoever scripted this knew exactly what they were doing.

FAIR WARNING: if you have a pulse, you will hate the first hour or so of this game, no question, but stick with it because it's worth it. Repeat this mantra the first time you drive (oh and also be sure to hit the a button to talk every chance you get, there is hidden gold, especially when you are driving alone). Also keep this persistence creed in mind the first time you have a long long long series of timed button presses to escape from danger (trust me, you'll know it when you see it).

god damn i love this game

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 15:21 (ten years ago) link

haha wild

if i hate res evil style horror games is that a problem

goole, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 15:46 (ten years ago) link

well not really because the gameplay is so terrible and shitty that there isnt really a way to enjoy playing the game no matter what sort of games you like. i know that doesnt seem to make sense but idk you just have to trust me on this one

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link

Is this available as an XBLA game, or do i have to go to a gamestop to get it, or what?

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:13 (ten years ago) link

you know now that i think of it "deadly premonition" makes some actual sense as a phrase unlike "resident evil" and "silent hill" which are just stupid.

goole, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:14 (ten years ago) link

the resident is evil (he's a zombie!), the hill is silent (everyone is dead!), the premonition is deadly (your prophecy will kill u!)

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:17 (ten years ago) link

yeah i dont think this will ever make it to XBLA, but it should be used at just about every gamestop on the planet for like $17

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:18 (ten years ago) link

ok, next time i'm at a gamestop i'll pick it up. you've totally psyched me up to play it.

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:19 (ten years ago) link

hahaha ok but i take no responsibility if you hate it - many people do!

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:21 (ten years ago) link

no, this totally sounds like my thing. if it's anything like a video game version of The Room (a film I've seen 17 times and own the DVD of -- because my friends decided it would be the perfect gift for me) then it'll become my fave video game of all time.

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 16:23 (ten years ago) link

I really need to see the room, ive had plenty of chances i am just kinda lazy

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 19:05 (ten years ago) link

It really isn't like The Room in any way other than being enjoyably weird and shoddy.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 19:13 (ten years ago) link

But weird and shoddy in an unfathomably uncanny way, right? Cause that's what I respond to in the Room.

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 20:19 (ten years ago) link

is there a bit in the game where you're just sittin there, thinkin?

goole, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 20:31 (ten years ago) link

no but it seems that often the only rational thing to do when you are in an abandoned lumbermill surrounded by creepy ghosts and being chased by an invincible killer is to take some time and shave.

srsly this is one of the most bizarro games ever. just found out that if you are wandering around and bored you can go full on peeping tom crepe and peer through the windows of the unsuspecting townfolk. also kind of loving that you can only buy a couple of things from the nice elderly lady that runs the hotel, but naturally one of those things is machine gun bullets. and lollipops.

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE CGI (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 20:41 (ten years ago) link

I just bought this, btw.

And Valkyria Chronicles so I could get Super Saver Shipping.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 21:12 (ten years ago) link

cozen - game is coming to the UK

Thursday 12th August 2010: Rising Star Games has announced it will be publishing the infamous Xbox 360 game Deadly Premonition in PAL territories, with the survival horror game slated for an autumn release.

Although Rising Star has an agreement to bring Marvelous Entertainment's games to market in PAL territories, Deadly Premonition was notably absent from the publisher's Q4 line-up, which it announced at the beginning of June.

"Having seen how Deadly Premonition split reviewers' opinions in America, gamers are itching to get their hands on it to judge it for themselves," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "We have high hopes for what can only be described as the most distinctive survival horror game that has ever been released - it's going to be interesting to see how the game is received over here. It's a cult classic in the making."

To date Deadly Premonition has split reviewers down the middle - Destructoid awarded it 10/10, saying: "Judged as a piece of entertainment, as a game that consistently surprises and amazes and leaves jaws hanging, I have no choice but to say that Deadly Premonition goes above and beyond."

At the other end of the scale, IGN named it "terrible", awarding it just 2/10. It said: "Awful in nearly every way… Terrible controls. Terrible pacing. Terrible sound effects. Terrible visuals." However, gamers have been making up their own minds - on Metacritic the average user rating is 8.4/10.

Developed by Access Games, Deadly Premonition is an open-world game set in Greenvale, a secluded rural town in North West America. Playing as FBI Special Agent Francis York, gamers are charged with investigating the shocking, ritualistic and brutal murder of a local girl.

Deadly Premonition launches for £24.99 in the autumn.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:12 (ten years ago) link

did this show up yet polyphonic? curious to get a second opinion on it.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 18:06 (ten years ago) link

Still waitin'.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 20:29 (ten years ago) link

thanks, jeff, £25 rrp means it'll probably go for about £18 here which is perfect

_________________ (cozen), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 21:48 (ten years ago) link

wow this just gets more uh the further i get - for every WHY THE FUCK CANT I WALK UP THE STAIRS moment (oh trust me u will know exactly what im talking about when u play it) you get a batshit crazy story from "the general" or a discussion of "the sinner's sandwich" or the sheriffs deputy creepily dancing alone to non-existent music in the hotel room he lives in while you peep through the curtains at him. none of these are spoilers btw. im not even sure if you dould spoiler this game because it makes no goddamn sense most of the time.

its completely fucking unhinged - and unlike what some people are saying, not all the shittiness is intentional, but some of it definitely is (there is no way that using the old doom "picture of something on flat plane" technique to do the vegetable bins in the grocery store was anything other than intentional for example). i still dont know what the hell to make of all of it. also somewhere in there is a totally engrossing story. i think.

also, BEST PAUSE MENU IN ANY GAME EVER.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 19:02 (ten years ago) link

another totally bizarre thing about this is that every so often out of the blue will come a really well acted and totally touching moment and then its right back into the blender of weird.

probably clocked at least 20 hours so far, only on day 2! however i would be lying if i told you that all of that time was enjoyable. there are some slogs here for sure.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:22 (ten years ago) link

silent hill is a stupid name. also: twin peaks.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Monday, 23 August 2010 14:05 (ten years ago) link

btw i finally found a copy of this in canada and i am stoked to play it. i played the first 30m or so last night and i laughed a lot.

the depressed-saggy-japanese-salaryman of ilx posters (Will M.), Monday, 23 August 2010 14:05 (ten years ago) link

I played through the first part (which I'd already seen before) and am looking forward to continuing. I think I'm going to only play a bit at a time, though. The gameplay is pretty terrible, so small doses is for the best.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Monday, 23 August 2010 16:41 (ten years ago) link

hahaha ok i hit the first point in the game where i am 99% sure someone on the development team is not only in on the joke, but actively fucking with me. real time 30 mph LONG LONG LONG tailing a suspect sequence concluded by - well you know yer just going to have to find out for yourself.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:31 (ten years ago) link

also had a genuinely O_O "conversation" w/zach about a past murder investigation. whatever other weirdness is going on here the script has some srs over the top dark freaky shit in it.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:34 (ten years ago) link

okay i had never heard of this game before today, but it sounds amazing.

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 18:07 (ten years ago) link

(i will probably wait for a youtube highlights vid though)

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 18:07 (ten years ago) link

man idk, considering the length of playtime available here and the sub-$ cost i dont see any reason for anyone not to pick it up, if you hate it sell it back to gamestop and yer probably out what a beer at the bar dollarwise?

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 2 September 2010 18:53 (ten years ago) link

isn't this like "the food is terrible, but the portions are huge (and the prices are low)"?

since i don't really have enough time to play fun games, it seems like a good move to get lols from youtube/this thread rather than actually playing through it?

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:02 (ten years ago) link

but even i don't play it, i'm heartened that there are still broken + hilarious games being made for the youth of today

the parking garage has more facebook followers than my band (Jordan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:05 (ten years ago) link

or watch the giantbomb dudes play it
http://www.giantbomb.com/endurance-run-deadly-premonition-part-br-01/17-2280/

ultimusmoron (cozen), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:05 (ten years ago) link

If you don't have enough time to play fun games then you probably shouldn't play this fun game.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:13 (ten years ago) link

yeah if i am not being clear here i have def got more solid enjoyment out of this than any other game thats come out this year i think. like i am pretty sure ill never finish red dead but i am certain that ill finish this

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:15 (ten years ago) link

also no runthrough could really do this justice, the instrusions of bizzaro crazy kinda come from all angles. random conversations with NPCs that are otherwise obviously useless can yield fantastic results for example.

not to keep sounding like the street team for this - its def not for everyone - but its way better than the whole "so bad its good" thing, it stands up as a really legitimately entertaining (albeit sometimes frustrating) experience. whoever suggested rolling through on simple difficulty is otm though, yer def not playing this for the game mechanics.

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:20 (ten years ago) link

or watch the giantbomb dudes play it

I wish they would shut the fuck up.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:45 (ten years ago) link

Reworked control system allowing for an even better combat experience

Even better!

I need to finish this on the Xbox but would be interested in an enhanced PC version.

Inte Regina Lund eller nån, mitt namn är (ShariVari), Friday, 19 July 2013 09:27 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

repeating, this is so you raven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo2k7nm-4nc

YOU FOOLS PAY OVER $2.50 for a comic book (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 18 August 2013 02:37 (seven years ago) link

OH MY GOD

waterface down (jjjusten), Sunday, 18 August 2013 15:25 (seven years ago) link

the moment when the "all enemies in the area are dead" text attaches to the character kills me

YOU FOOLS PAY OVER $2.50 for a comic book (forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 August 2013 15:20 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

Oh yeah. Directors cut in my mitts, let's do this all over again.

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:28 (six years ago) link

"This game is using the motion detection in your controller" nooooooooo

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 07:39 (six years ago) link

lol

deX! (DJP), Wednesday, 20 November 2013 13:09 (six years ago) link

Ok it does not appear to actually do this. Yet. Gameplay is less clunky so far?

Wendy Carlos Williams (jjjusten), Friday, 22 November 2013 05:51 (six years ago) link

they finally patched the PC version to enable controller support so looks like it's time

papa smango (fadanuf4erybody), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 20:08 (six years ago) link

(the 360 version may be my fav game this console generation so i got high hopes and so forth)

papa smango (fadanuf4erybody), Wednesday, 27 November 2013 20:08 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Ok it's goddamn free for ps+ let's hear some reports here people.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:36 (five years ago) link

The opening cinematic is one of the weirdest, most unsettling things I've ever seen.

The game tutorial appears to make no sense.

I'm pretty much convinced that the POV character is mentally-unstable after 3 minutes of monologue.

Haven't been playing much due to babies + mother-in-law + Borderlands prequel but this appears to be an entirely insane game on first glance.

the farakhan of gg (DJP), Thursday, 11 December 2014 20:55 (five years ago) link

Disappointing lack of responses people

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Sunday, 21 December 2014 22:23 (five years ago) link

a friend got ps+ strictly to get this for free which, there are definitely worse choices

papa smango (fadanuf4erybody), Sunday, 21 December 2014 23:33 (five years ago) link

I'm trying to remember why I stopped playing this a while back. I think it was the driving, because the driving is the worst driving in any game ever.

Simply The Bessed! (Old Lunch), Monday, 22 December 2014 05:45 (five years ago) link

the first driving bit is a jump-off point for a lot of people who somehow slug it through the first terrible hour. it's genuinely really bad.

papa smango (fadanuf4erybody), Monday, 22 December 2014 06:16 (five years ago) link

I made it to the part where you first get the car. Was considering giving up on it because it hasn't been weird/funny/interesting enough to justify the tedious gameplay up to that point, but the thread has convinced me to keep at it. Unfortunately won't be around my PS3 for the next two weeks though :/.

circa1916, Monday, 22 December 2014 13:12 (five years ago) link

Remember to talk to everyone all the time. Including when you are alone in the car, makes the driving not really matter so much.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 22 December 2014 14:58 (five years ago) link

Well, or the gameplay in general, to be fair.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 22 December 2014 16:12 (five years ago) link

i just stayed up until 530am to beat this game for the first time

(after doing the same thing last night too, and another couple of nights during my time off for the holidays)

i'm so disappointed with myself for waiting this long. i was really expected a lot of "bad"ness, but really it's just a lot of "weird"ness -- maybe playing the director's cut is what made it less bad? (as i understand, some of the QTE stuff is less dumb, but on the other hand they add some wholly useless & kind of damaging story wraparound).

but anyway, WOW WOW WOW, yeah. this game is absolutely one of the most interesting games of the 360/ps3 generation. story was weirdly super affecting. obv the twin peaks reference is VITAL to this. it is kind of astounding that someone got to make a game that was pitched to investors as a game version of twin peaks (thru a japanese lens).

maybe the best game comparison i can think of is earthbound. weird america, but as seen by a japanese gamemaker, full of weirdness, marketed as badness but so so so good.

magi mane - the myrrhprint (Will M.), Sunday, 4 January 2015 10:40 (five years ago) link

oh! and metal gear solid. reminds me a lot of that. this is a really really special game.

magi mane - the myrrhprint (Will M.), Sunday, 4 January 2015 10:55 (five years ago) link

and i jsut noticed that D4 is free to xbox gold subscribers, and my roommate just got an xbox one, and is out of town until thursday, and is a gold member, and ohhhhyeeeeeaaaahhh i'll be playing that too

magi mane - the myrrhprint (Will M.), Monday, 5 January 2015 15:26 (five years ago) link

yeah, i think the greatness of this game did get buried in the so bad its good vibe like i said upthread. there are some really shocking and startlingly emotional moments, and they are so interesting within this alien landscape of oddness rather than badness - def a game where i suspect many reviewers just didnt give it time to turn into what it really is and just got hung up on the gameplay, to which i say hey man, people please choose to play og resident evil games, this is a hell of a lot better than that.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:18 (five years ago) link

theres at least one murder scene (no spoilers) that rivals anything "dark" ive ever seen in videogaming, and when it drops into a game with the sinners sandwich and one sided conversations between the protagonist and himself its like a slap in the face.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:21 (five years ago) link

last day free on ps+ i think, so get to it people

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:29 (five years ago) link

if it's the one i am thinking of... yeah. and also... fuck. now that i am thinking about it again i am like whoaaaaaaaaaa. there are some serious "play this a second time and notice things" moments popping out at me.

Wacha Underground (Will M.), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:43 (five years ago) link

also mad props for making the game's most tragic character, like, not an utter embarrassing farce and really kinda pitiable in a real way (altho it gets DANGEROUSLY close to crossing that line)

Wacha Underground (Will M.), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:44 (five years ago) link

damn man and the blindfold scenes. jjjusten thank you so much for beating the drum for this game as long as you did, it really pushed me to finally play it and i am so glad i did.

Wacha Underground (Will M.), Monday, 5 January 2015 18:47 (five years ago) link

All right, maybe I'll get back onboard and push through the awful, awful driving when I'm done being addicted to GTA Online.

Wormy Noel (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 January 2015 19:04 (five years ago) link

thing i wish someone had told me: once you cna start doing sidequests, complete quests 004 and 005 as soon as possible. the reward for 005 is fast travel.

Wacha Underground (Will M.), Monday, 5 January 2015 19:49 (five years ago) link

http://planetredwood.webs.com/beginnersmanual.htm

chihuahuau, Tuesday, 6 January 2015 00:55 (five years ago) link

seven months pass...

ugh waht no i want this

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:59 (five years ago) link

Director's Cut in this week's Humble Bundle

Sharia Law and Lambchop (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 27 August 2015 23:16 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

i haven't played this game before but on a recommendation i started watching this old Let's Play by some guy from SA and i'm completely enthralled
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL845B60D60A411471

he does a good job of letting the game's bizarreness speak for itself while still adding value with commentary (i lost it when he went around the grocery store and started zooming in and reading off all the mangled product names). i'm pretty glad that i can experience the game this way since it doesn't look like the actual gameplay is rewarding, just the writing & 'acting'

ciderpress, Monday, 14 March 2016 16:58 (four years ago) link

Yeah, I lost my saved game when my old PS3 crashed and the thought of replaying the early portions of the game kinda keep me from picking it up again.

Going To Town On Aunt May's Mezze Platter (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 March 2016 17:03 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Swery is crowdfunding a new game, trailer seems suitably unhinged.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MzVVp-aqUs

devvvine, Sunday, 3 September 2017 12:21 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

new one is out in 2 weeks, i am hyped

ciderpress, Thursday, 25 June 2020 19:35 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Wait waht?!?

jjjusten, Monday, 27 July 2020 02:43 (two months ago) link

heard it's pish

||||||||, Monday, 27 July 2020 07:18 (two months ago) link

oh boy, wait till you hear about this one

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 27 July 2020 08:59 (two months ago) link

ya meant this one. hopefully they patch it

||||||||, Monday, 27 July 2020 09:03 (two months ago) link

i haven't played yet but it sounds like it's good just even lower effort/less polish than the first

ciderpress, Monday, 27 July 2020 13:02 (two months ago) link

on the tech side i mean, there's definitely some effort in the world design and such

ciderpress, Monday, 27 July 2020 13:04 (two months ago) link

If for nothing else, the first gets props for having literally the worst driving controls in the history of video games. Like so bad that I have to assume they're willfully so.

Why does this relates to Yoda? (Old Lunch), Monday, 27 July 2020 13:06 (two months ago) link

ya meant this one. hopefully they patch it

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that's what some of us hoped as well, and someone brought it to swery's attention, and he said "oh! sorry, i'll get right on that", and released a patch that fixed damn near nothing, and then that was brought to swery's attention as well, and swery's response was to talk about his "creative freedom" and make a couple more tweets that were more blunt that he then deleted

don't get your hopes up.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 27 July 2020 13:53 (two months ago) link

if it gets a pc release after the 6 months of switch exclusivity are up then maybe it'll run better there, though the first game actually runs worse on pc than on 360 lol

ciderpress, Monday, 27 July 2020 15:39 (two months ago) link

either way i will be playing this on switch handheld mode for the proper experience

ciderpress, Monday, 27 July 2020 15:41 (two months ago) link


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