|Detective Francis York Morgan. Call him York.|
Deadly Premonition follows detective Francis York Morgan as he travels to a rural town of Greenvale to solve a mystery murder case. When zombie-like creatures that only he can see start sprouting out of the ground upon his arrival, it's clear that there's something supernatural going on behind these murders.
The game utterly reeks of Twin Peaks - hell, Greenvale itself is a recreation of the same town which was used to shoot the show. The gameplay is, admittedly, terrible and the controls are at times unbearable. The graphics don't look acceptable for a game from five years ago, and the music has a habit of playing the wrong tunes at the most inappropriate of times. But - at least in my opinion - the story has enough twists and enough of a payoff at the end to make it worthy of playing.
I don't really want to focus on the story today as much as I want to focus on one particular character, though. Francis York Morgan is one of the most interesting player characters I have ever seen in a game - perhaps even my all time favourite. More details after the jump, but be warned that there may be significant plot details below. (or not. I often can't bring myself to spoil a good story... but just in case:)