Outdated graphics and prickly textures create an uneven experience to say the least.
The FBI interrogates the former FBI agent Francis York Morgan about a murder case that happened in 2005. Morgan has lost his mind completely and it takes a while before they get him to start telling about the mysterious murder case. What is now unfolding before our eyes no one could have foreseen.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is the sequel to Deadly Premonition which had a release in 2010. I have not played the first game but have read that it is the same main character. At the beginning of the game, we control another FBI agent who has been assigned to interrogate Morgan. It is an extremely long and rather boring interrogation sequence where the game part is really limited. It’s so bad that when you have to steer the character up the stairs, she goes forward no matter in which direction you steer the lever. Then it’s about half an hour of pressing the “A” button before we get Mr. Morgan to start talking.
Then comes a very Bond eskt intro including half-naked girls and so we are finally into the game. Unfortunately, the eternal “A” pressing does not end here, but it continues for a while before we can ääääää finally get to start moving and actually start playing the game.
Once it starts and we can start investigating the case, the irritation drops a little over the extremely long beginning. What does not stop disturbing one, however, is the horribly ugly graphics in my opinion. There is a small problem with switch on a 4K TV and it is that the graphics can be a little more “prickly” than it would be on a regular HD TV. But in this game, it’s really miserable. It looks straightforward yes “# €% IGT out. Textures are super simple and angular, the animations are substandard and worst of all the voice actors are a joke.
Remember when I first played Resident Evil on the first Playstation and laughed with my friends so I yelled at the stylish lines “Whats is this?”, “Its Blood ..” was read by the worst actors of the time. Then it is part of the matter that those who read the lines Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is almost in the same lousy class. It’s downright embarrassing at times.
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing In Disguise is Nintendo Switch exclusive and is then created specifically for both portable and docked mode. So there are no texts or anything else that gets too small. The stylish graphics look better on the small screen for obvious reasons. On the other hand, I experienced that there were quite a few and long charging times, which is strange considering the simple graphics.
So now I have gotten out of everything about the technical, how is the story and game mechanics then? Well then here it’s a little better but not quite good. It is quite easy to orientate oneself and it is never difficult to know what to do here next. It is clear where you are going and what can be affected and to help you have your mind so that hidden things are discovered. The story is good and exciting and once you get over the shock over the technical, it is still a very interesting game.
In summary, I demand more from games produced in 2020 than this. Of course the story is good and if this had been a 150 kroner indie game I would have been kinder with my rating. But with a price tag of five hundred, I feel like I wanted more than a good story. So the rating is thus quite modest.