Yesterday, the official launch of Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, the mystical detective of game designer Hideaki Suehiro, familiar to many under the pseudonym Swery65, took place.
The game is at the same time a prequel and a continuation of the original project, but the most important thing is that it is fully consistent with its spirit: crazy characters, atypical storytelling, a lot of references to movies, plain graphics and poor performance – these are the things that many users associate with the adventures of Francis York Morgana.
And if the first two aspects are unlikely to arise, the technical part of the game is an important factor for many who are interested in Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise. Not the most advanced technologies, the new Swery65 development is cleverly compensated by pleasant stylistic decisions and hero designs, but performance is different.
Channel VG Tech conducted an analysis of new items and came to not the most comforting conclusions. The frame rate in Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is unlocked, and the frame rate per second can sometimes go up to as many as 40 units. However, in most plot scenes and during free exploration of locations, the FPS value rarely exceeds 25 frames.
Moreover, sometimes the game can afford to go down to 10 frames per second while maintaining this level of performance for several minutes of gameplay. At the same time, how the project works, in a strange way, depends on how much time you spent behind it – long sessions negatively affect working capacity.
With permission, the situation is as follows. In the portable version, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is rendered at 1024×576 pixels. When connected to a TV, the numbers grow to 1440×810.
The original Deadly Premonition suffered from ten-year-old graphics, but the situation in the sequel is much more depressing.
It is important to note that the developers are aware of the existing problems and say that they will continue to support the game, working on patches and improvements. No deadlines are being announced right now, so if a low frame rate is the only thing that stops you from buying, then be patient.
Today, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is only available on the Nintendo Switch. In the future, the game should move to other platforms.