It is Devil May Cry week as most of you are well aware and we have some good news. We previously informed you of some early reviews going live for the game before the end of the year, but now the official reviews are in. In a period where we have had death threats aimed against Ninja Theory for their new direction with Dante, the reviews suggest that the initial criticism was not justified with DmC: Devil May Cry earning very high scores all round.
The game is set to be released on console this Tuesday, with a PC version to follow later on in the month. Dante has been reimagined by the developers over at Ninja Theory with Capcom’s blessing and it looks like the ending result hasn’t been too bad at all.
Reviews scores are now being compiled as we speak and so far, we’re yet to see a score below 8/10. Gametrailers have given the game an 8.5/10, Eurogamer an 8/10, CVG a 9/10 and there’s a 9/10 from the folks over at Destructoid as well. To pick out a few positive comments that we’ve seen, we hear from Eurogamer on how Ninja Theory almost has a ‘classic‘ already on their hands and that they have ‘absolutely nailed the leading man and combat system’.
Elsewhere, Jim Sterling from Destructoid has given the game a glowing report with his 9/10, saying that DmC Devil May Cry is a ‘hallmark of excellence’ and that little flaws won’t do any damage to what otherwise is a supreme title. With all that said and done, we wonder how all of the individuals who disliked YouTube videos for the sake of it and sent death threats to Ninja Theory are feeling now?
Young Dante is here to stay and the excellent review scores will probably mean that we’ll now see a sequel in the not too distant future. Read some of the reviews below and let us know your own opinions of the review scores. We’ve added a video review from GamesTrailers if you want to see some footage before picking the game up later this week.
Eurogamer – 8/10
Destructoid – 9/10
CVG – 9/10