The latest game is out by Swery65, the same creative and weird minds behind Deadly Premonition, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – and I couldn’t be happier for the good reception it has received across the board! Sourcing both GameRankings and Metacritic, the current aggregate score is 77% from Critics on both sites and 73% from Users. Pretty nice if you ask me!
If you are unfamiliar with D4’s premise, here’s the skinny: “D4 is an episodic murder mystery for the Xbox One where you must use your ability to go back in time to solve the mystery of your wife’s murder.” Kind of similar to Murdered: Soul Suspect, except you time travel, solve your wife’s murder instead of your own, and D4 is entertaining. Yeah, shots fired, and the gun has been smoking ever since I deleted Soul Suspect off my PC the very same day I purchased it. But enough about that, let’s get back to how much I and many others wish for D4’s success.
My only gripe is that I can’t play it since it’s an XBONE exclusive and I don’t flipping have one! I’m crossing every finger in hopes that it will later be released on PC. For now, all I can do it live the experience through the eyes of others, but even I am not doing that for spoilers sake. I definitely want to play D4 for myself just based on the joy I had playing through Deadly Premonition. I loved and adored Deadly Premonition so much that I finished the game in one, 18-hour sitting, then took the following week to play through it again.
Make no mistake, the third-person shooting mechanics were atrocious, but the story and characters gripped me by the throat and pulled me straight into its little town of Greenvale that I could not and did not want to leave. When the announcement of D4 reached my ears, I physically started to quiver in excitement and nearly teared up from overwhelming happiness. I was never planning to buy an XBONE, so if D4 doesn’t find its way onto PC in the later years, I’ll definitely have to pick one up just to play it.
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