Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise 

released on Jul 10, 2020
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise

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Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise 

released on Jul 10, 2020

The true sequel to Deadly Premonition is coming to Nintendo Switch.
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 and interviews.

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i absolutely adore the original game to pieces and i vividly remember watching that September 2019 nintendo direct and flipping the fuck out when i saw motherfuckin Francis York Morgan show up. i was eagerly, eagerly anticipating this game. it physically hurts to play due to how poor it runs (though it was patched slightly better but i played it day one) and man the story here just does not hit. the first game is largely just a Twin Peaks S1/2 ripoff but has a ton of charm and ends up being its own thing by the time the credits roll and left a lasting impression on me. Greenvale felt kinda real, it felt fun to explore and see people in. There are so few characters in this game and a few of them are stock asset models INCLUDING THE MAFIA CITY GUY. in terms of important characters here, Patti fuckin steals the show. She's great, every time her and York talk is amazing and is far and away the best material in this game. there are hardly any other memorable characters, and some of them are memorable for not good reasons. like the horribly written trans character, Patti's dad who is really cool until he's evil at the very end for a very poorly defined reason (it's the fucking police chief again), voodoo man who is just an awful plot device, etc. There aren't many people in the town and said town does not feel alive and fun as much as Greenvale did, which is fucked considering the difference between the towns on the outside. the present day bits are a joy, though.

and it does have a skateboard though, i do like those.

I love the first one but this is actually hurts the eyes to play, maybe emulation will fix it someday, I don't know.

The core gameplay is a big improvement over the first, while retaining the strange jank and bizarre storyline that made the first game so charming. Plus Francis York Morgan is just so much fun to be around and hear talk.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Tax Write Off in Disguise.

Janky, rough around the edges and sometimes even gamebreaking (I've even clipped through the ground a few times) but all in all this still has the same Deadly Premonition vibe with great voice acting and an interesting story, although it does pull less punches. Sadly the sidequests and the weapons are all a downgrade from DP1 but it's ok.