Devil May Cry reviews on Metacritic create tension

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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