Thursday, February 25, 2010

If Frank Cifaldi says a game is good, it must be so

Frank Cifaldi, the man behind the rather fabulous (which means he's a man well worth listening to), has been trumpeting the recently released Xbox 360 title, Deadly Premonition (formerly known as Rainy Woods), via facebook and twitter.

For instance, a few days ago he tweeted that "Deadly Premonition is the best game IGN ever [gave] a 2 out of 10. It's a low budget David Lynch Shenmue with zombies and fishing and shaving. It just came out and it's $20 and I'm in love."

Later, on facebook, he added that "it looks awful (seriously, PS2 graphics) and is super low budget, but that all adds to the charm. Oh, and the soundtrack is genuinely great. It's like the best Dreamcast game that was never made, and may be one of the last grand Japanese console adventure games."

The promise of fishing and shaving and zombies certainly has me intrigued, as does the following screenshot (taken from the official Deadly Premonition discussion thread over at NeoGAF):

I don't know what's going on here, and I'm not sure I want to.

I don't (yet) have an Xbox 360, Frank, but you can bet I'll pick up a copy of Deadly Premonition as soon as I get one.

Buy: Deadly Premonition


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, I love lists of "the best worst games ever." I wonder what else would make a list like that. I just think the camp value of some of the famously bad games makes them worth playing.

Bryan Ochalla said...

I love lists like that, too, Justin! I'm not sure what else would make such a list, though. I'll have to think about it and get back to you...