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Deadly Premonition 2 sounds broken, bizarre, and... amazing?

Deadly Premonition 2

Dave Tach for Polygon:

So I wrap up the first big section of Deadly Premonition 2 the other day, and a few hours later, I boot up the PS4 to get back into The Last of Us Part 2. Within a couple of minutes, two things happen. I keep looking up instead of down, and down instead of up, because I’ve played so damn much Deadly Premonition 2 that I’m now confused about my preferred inverted effing y-axis. Also, I kind of think I’d rather be playing Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise.

hen the original Deadly Premonition came out years ago, I didn’t “get it”. It was weird, and felt like it was constantly hitting the punchline of a joke without any sort of lead up. It just didn’t make sense to me, despite all the praise that seemed to be coming in for it.

Years later, having played the game myself, and enjoyed Twin Peaks in all its insane, amazing glory, I can really appreciate whatever the Deadly Premonition series is. In fact, I rebought the game on the Switch and plan on getting back through it again.

This is all to say that I got my copy of Deadly Premonition 2 as well this past weekend and I’ll likely get started playing when I wrap Xenoblade Chronicles. I love the idea of people playing DP2 instead of other, higher profile games available right now.