To Be Playable At Some Point, They Assure Us
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise launched earlier this month with its fair share of problems. The frame rate, for example, is a hot mess. SWERY posted an update to Twitter once the game’s first patch went live. It seems that this will be the first in a series of updates meant to fully correct the frame rate issues.
The other issue SWERY addressed was the problematic portrayal of a trans character in the game. The scene in question has been rewritten, although the overall tone (weird?) is still intact. The same Twitter post also gave a rough, back of a napkin outline for the frame rate patches. The game might be a bit on the janky side for a while.
Even with these fixes, the game is still a strange beast. The stilted vocal delivery, the off-kilter minigames, and the crude graphics are all perfect representations of the essential Deadly Premonition experience. Not good games, per se, but extremely memorable ones. We reviewed the game ourselves, putting DP2 squarely in the ‘flawed but fascinating’ strike zone. Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is out right now on the Nintendo Switch.