Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is getting an influx of reviews in anticipation of its release. While the ratings vary in scores, they share a commonality of pinpointing the game’s major glaring flaw in the technical department.
Conspicuously unoptimized for the Switch hardware, the game suffers from obvious stuttering issues and other notable glitches. All of which inevitably giving will be players a hampering experience if played. Worse, a more tarnished reputation to a franchise that started with a quirk, which does not necessarily appeal to many.
The Director Speaks
Although how the game got past the QA team is beyond anyone’s guess right now, one thing is certain. The director himself, Hidetaka Suehiro, is well-aware of the issue and will do anything in his power to rectify the issue.
Known also by the alias Swery, the director went on to broadcast on YouTube how he acknowledges the issue. While the director could not promise a day one patch for the game, he is hopeful of one coming post-release.
As translated, he says “going to fight with the producer to get something done at some point after the game’s release.”
Now, that is a strong statement that could imply an underlying issue with the company’s management. Which it might probably do have, considering the circumstances.
Not to be taken literally, though, it only shows the director’s commitment to delivering a quality product to the audiences. For a game that truly feels rough around the edges, the initiative would truly position the game in a better light if polished.
Because, as half-based a product as it is, the game does have its appeal to certain individuals, as surprising the statement might sound. We can only imagine what the impression would be like if the game is indeed performing better than it currently is.
No Immediate Fix in Sight
However, as of writing, that remains a big “if.” Despite being an abomination to the sight of all gamers, it appears that the company has “no immediate plans” to fix the issue. The information comes from a YouTuber, Jim Sterling, who literally got in touch with the company’s PR regarding the issue.
Not having an immediate plan to put a resolution to the problem does not mean it will not have any eventually. However, it is clear in suggesting that the company is not taking an active measure towards it, despite the flagrant problem.
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