Devil May Cry reviews on Metacritic create tension

By Posted 16 Jan 2013, 16:22

Earlier this week we told you how DmC: Devil May Cry had been positively received in the collection of official reviews for the game which have now gone live. The ending result so far was a score in the 80s on Metacritic, but unfortunately the game has now taken a battering on Metacritic’s user reviews section, with countless ‘fans’ uploading scores of 0 for the game.

If you have played the new Devil May Cry game or at least played the demo, you should know that the game definitely isn’t zero marks quality as many users are suggesting. It’s a classic case of fans trying to vent their anger when a decision doesn’t go their way and now Ninja Theory has to deal with the fact that many fans are still unhappy with the direction in which Devil May Cry as a series has taken, despite the game receiving a lot of praise from official reviews.

Head to Metacritic yourself here to see the damage. We see a critic score of 86 out of 100 for the game, followed by a 29 out of 100 score for user reviews with 270 users uploading a review. Reading through some of the zero scores for the game, here is one in particular for you to see, giving you an idea of some of the reasoning behind the criticism:

”I dislike this game because, it’s too much different from the previous titles and it’s different in a bad way. I am totally shocked how they changed the main character, and casualised the gameplay. I do believe it could’ve been a good game if it had a different name, but as a DMC game it’s a total disaster.”

While it may be a ‘total disaster’ for that person, the game definitely isn’t a total disaster on the whole and you only need to read some of the official reviews to see that the game takes great strides forward. On top of the criticism, it’s nice to see that Ninja Theory the developers have a sense of humor about all of it, as you’ll see in the brilliant Easter Egg clip below which features a flashback to old Dante followed by the words ‘not in a million years’.

Even the original Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya has put his support behind the game, despite the fact that he’s now no longer with Capcom and is now working at Platinum Games. In one of his tweets about DmC, he has stated the game is a very ‘unique’ title and that he honestly hopes that ‘people enjoy it’.

This isn’t going to stop the hate though is it? Take a look at the Metacritic scores for yourself and let us know what you think about them. Is the criticism totally unjustified now after having a chance to play the game yourself?

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  • K .

    Honestly at least the fans giving the game a low rating are saying why and giving good reasons as to why they feel the game is not perfect and did not meet their expectations.

    People are also spamming the reviews with 10/10′s too and most of the positive reviews cannot even say why the game is good.

    The new DmC is made for an entirely different audience than 3 or 4. Those games required critical thinking, split second timing, and lots of skill. The new DmC is more for a casual audience who don’t want to deal with a lot of depth in the combat and get upset and quit playing when they die a lot.

    Everyone on both sides needs to grow up a little.

  • http://twitter.com/Teuthex Teuthex

    How much were you paid to say that this game is worth money?