Damn, that sucks
Fired off a formal letter to Ignition Entertainment's European office.
Just in case the recent events with Rising Star Games and Marvelous has made Rising Star Games pull the plug on their previous commitment to the game (since the previous mail I got from the on the subject didn't sound very promising), I figured I'd see if Ignition Entertainment might be up to saving the day (+put in general inquiries about evt. suggested retail price, featured languages, whether or not the English text would be updated, etc.)
Let's cross some fingers and see if Ignition Entertainment might be up to the task of bringing us this fantastic gem of a game!
 That might not go as smooth as I hoped. Getting my mails bounced on both @ignitionent.com and @ignition-ent.com. Guess someone has a borked mail server :/[/edit]
Last edited by Carnivol; 02-22-2010 at 04:44 AM.
You can't spell Ignorant without IGN
Clearly though that was a poorly done review. He just gave the game negatives because of its presentation and mechanics for the game, using the "guidelines" (a very skepticism decision at best) they follow to what ensures a game "a score".
Last edited by Zombie Fred; 02-23-2010 at 02:52 AM.
The Japanese site has been updated recently with some small pics of what appears to be a new cover art and some character profile pages (w/videos) for Francis, Emily and George. The Red Room sub-page is still locked, though.
Reading the IGN, and your responses to it, it's at this point it needs to be said there's no shame in just admitting you might have got it wrong about the game? Granted, IGN are terrible, but there must be something fundamentally wrong with the title for them to stick with a two!
And that one video has the levels on map travelling monotony only matched by GTA:SA!
The review you see there seems to me to pretty much be the Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 review all over again (or the Just Dance for Wii review, if you want another 2/10). IGN's just "doin' it wrong!" (and they seem to be pretty good at that )
In case people don't remember the Soccer Manager one; IGN scored a 2/10 to Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, pretty much saying it wasn't FIFA/ISS and thus it was supposed to be this instant failure of a soccer game. Of course... anyone with half-a-brain should know that a Soccer Manager game is supposed to be about as much FIFA/ISS as Sim City 3000 should play like GTA:Vice City.
Also, I love how the video they linked to in the review that's gonna show people how "terrible" the game is just features the reviewer (I presume) driving towards a far off target location, when there's a HUGE "Press A to talk" button on the screen to activate dialog to keep you occupied as you go from one spot to another.
Not pressing A and bitching about the lack of stuff going on as you go from one place to another is like playing GTA:SA with the radio off and complaining about the lack of licensed music to accompany you as you drive. If he's not pressing A because he doesn't want to listen to the dialog ('cause it's... optional?) then that's like playing Monkey Island (or any other adventure game for that matter) and bitch about there being dialog in the game. The latter would just raise the question; what the heck is he doing playing an Adventure Game if he doesn't even like the most common aspects of the genre anyway?
Also, general impressions by users on the GameFAQs boards, NeoGAF and Xbox360Achievements boards have all been surprisingly good (while also containing the expected pile of complaints about controls, graphics and recycled music, but at the same time also praising certain aspects of the graphics and the general "feel" the music gives at times... be it intentional or unintentional )
I'm especially a fan of this one guy on GameFAQs that made a hate thread and opened it with
and then a few posts later had this to say;Originally Posted by AmazonXD
It's called gameplay and unique content. Stuff like that has a bad habit of actually sucking people in. Even if it's severely flawed. That's why some of us swear to IREM's SOS and RAW DANGER. Many reviewers these days seems to be offended, estranged and alienated by those elements. It's like... as if they walked into the cinema to see the latest Summer Blockbuster 2 - More of the Same (starring Troy McTrendy and Laura Beubeeze) but got The Man From Earth instead.Originally Posted by AmazonXD
Seems like I forgot to mention that the Thomas MacLaine - Profile Video went online at some point too.
Seems like Play-Asia's not got the game in stock yet. Still waiting for my copy to ship.
Additionally, seems like some people speak of a spring/summer release for Europe via Rising Star Games. Though, this has yet to be confirmed.
*Crosses fingers and fires off another e-mail to RSG*
No reply from Rising Star Games, yet, but the confirmation that the PS3 version being dual-language is awesome (as I may have pointed out before, all gameplay footage in the early English trailers have oddly enough been captured from the PS3 version... while the Japanese site swears to the 360 version all the way... wonder if the Japanese 360 version too will have English text. As some general "ASIA" releases, not JAPAN, but just ASIA, are often PAL compatible.)
And, aaah, they went with the Polly dinner. Saw a youtube upload of that one a few days ago. So good. (Love the fact that the dialog script is so obviously barely changed, at all, since the Rainy Woods days.)
Still no reply, but;
Seems like AccessGames has put up a dedicated blog for the upcoming Japanese version (Which again features a thumb of the new(?) box art)
Yay! (Too bad I can't play it, though)Qty Item Price
1 Deadly Premonition
Compatible with Xbox360 US, NTSC U/C 24.90
Shipping (Air Economy Box) 4.90
Last edited by Carnivol; 02-26-2010 at 06:29 AM.
So I picked the game up, got the red rings, and couldn't play it. The end.
...No wait, I actually do have quite a few things to tell, if you wouldn't mind me spoiling the beginning few scenes. My interest in this game spiked and I'm pissed I can't play it right now.
Game is hilarious.
"Don't want to diiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeee"
Seems like the Japanese Xbox LIVE Marketplace has an entry for it now, featuring a pile of screenshots, the new cover art and the Japanese Red Seeds Profile trailer. Lovely.
Now... if we only could get news about an EU release
The general impressions on various boards seems to be surprisingly good (like, way beyond even my own expectations )
Last edited by Carnivol; 03-05-2010 at 05:11 AM.
Okay... so still no news about a European release!
"What is this nonsense," you may ask!
Well, here's what we can (and should) do!
Rising Star Games, who've in the past (at least) been confirmed to having had the publishing rights for this game have both got a thread for the game and a "request a game" thread going on;
What games would you like to be released in Europe?
Rainy Woods/Deadly Premonition
If you want it; quickly register on the Rising Star Games forums and speak up! A solid dose of people are doing it!
Alternatively, let's try to fish for some attention towards the game (and mybe some answers?) by poking those UK Inside Xbox chaps at "SentUAMessage" about it! Send your "When is Deadly Premonition coming to Europe?" questions to:
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