Review: Deadly Premonition Origins (Nintendo Switch)

Deadly Premonition Origins

A mysterious serial murder occurs in Greenvale, a small town in North America surrounded by beautiful nature. FBI agent York sets out with his “friend” Zach to face the case. Spend time with the town-people, soak your self into nature and truth will gradually become clear. When you finally get to the truth, you’ll find yourself difficult to leave Greenvale.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 6.4gb download size.
  • Action Adventure gameplay.
  • Tutorials throughout.
  • 3rd person perspective.
  • Twin Peaks feel to it.
  • Resident evil of the vintage kind controls more in terms of the shooting.
  • Save at telephones.
  • It takes influence from many titles.
  • Whacky and weird scenarios.
  • Icons on screen for interactions.
  • Driving sections.
  • When resuming a game or save you get treated to a recap cutscenes to catch you up.
  • Eerie soundtrack.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Collectibles to find.
  • Full of charm.
  • A weird yet oddly intriguing story.
  • Good fit for Nintendo Switch.
  • Can invert axis and sensitivity slider.

Deadly Premonition Origins

Cons:

  • Awkward controls.
  • Janky animations.
  • Can feel lost at times.
  • Gets far out there!
  • Can’t change controls.
  • No replay value.
  • Clipping issues at times.

Deadly Premonition Origins

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Deadly Premonition is back! The game with a cult following and often regarded as a treasure, Deadly Premonition is a game full of weirdness, intrigue and mystery. It plays like a Silent Hill meets Resident Evil with a slight open world driving sections. Shooting is like in the old Resident Evil games which is fine but the buttons you press to do these actions are straight up awkward! You have no way to change it and you do adapt over time but it does make coming back after a break a whole new experience again. What I love is the game is just so left field, so Janky in places but so so weird. Maybe it’s a me thing but games that dare to be different always strike a cord with me, Deadly Premonition is the best example of that. You have to try the game once in your gaming life, on the Nintendo Switch its a good fit for the casual little games and having headphones on led down is all the better. God bless Swery for his crazy idea that turned into an underground hit. It has a lot of problems and jank but it really is a fun game to push through on and will have you laughing and gasping for many hours.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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