More DmC Devil May Cry Reviews Are in and They Are Promising

after a 9 out of 10 score from Level magazine, DmC gets two more great scores from OXM and GamesMaster UK.


the site giving the game a 9 out of 10 is X360 Magazine UK and not the OXM according to these tweets:

the mistake was because of our source (neogaf):

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NiceGuy3601968d ago

Watch a bunch of people come here and complain that a game they don't like is being well recieved.
Shouldn't we be glad that a game is actually better than we thought? To hell with who is developing the game and what they've said? A good game is a good game and I for one am looking forward to hearing more good things about it before ultimatly buying it.

Snookies121968d ago

I'm okay with it getting good reviews if it's actually good. Though from what I've seen, heard, played, etc. This game looks anything BUT good. High profile games like these always get good reviews though, no surprise there. I'll wait till I hear actual player feedback.

Dno1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Devil may cry did not "always" get good reviews.
So far your butthurt. get over it the Demo was awesome and people like the game.

Snookies121968d ago

@Dno - I never said Devil May Cry ALWAYS got good reviews, please read my comment before responding. Don't be immature with your "butthurt" crap though, you're not a kid so how about being a little mature hmm? (If you are a kid, you shouldn't be playing this game.) The demo was not awesome. It was average, though as a long time fan of the series, it was bad for me personally. The game involves no skill whatsoever and lost everything that made it so fun in the first place.

Bimkoblerutso1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )


I know, it's funny that Capcom made no less than two out of four bad DMC games BEFORE NT was involved, and yet...NT is apparently ruining the franchise's legacy...

keabrown791968d ago

To be fair DMC 3 was the only one so far in the series that took any "skill" to finish.. I think that type of gameplay died with Ninja Gaiden Black. Though Bayonetta was close.

SilentNegotiator1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

OXM on Metacritic reviews:
59% rated higher than the average critic

GamesMaster UK on Metacritic reviews:
64% rated higher than the average critic

These guys aren't exactly tough reviewers. There's a reason OXM gets quoted on about 50% of all Xbox games boxes and commercials (hyperbole, but still - they're quoted an abnormally high amount of times).

As always, the sparkling reviews will come first.

HammadTheBeast1968d ago

It may be a good game. But it is not Devil May Cry. Fans of the old aren't mad that its a "good game" (not my opinion), but that it is a game which isn't DMC but has the sticker put on it. And that one lead dev is a complete a-hole.

AsimLeonheart1968d ago

Reviews do not mean a thing in the case of this game. CAPCOM rebooted it to get increased sales not good reviews. Even Resident Evil 6 got some 10s even though it was trash. We original DMC fans expected the high scores. This game will get top scores because everybody is loving the dumbed down gameplay and the western look. Everybody feels like instant pros by pulling infinite combos on training dummies called enemies that just stand there and getting SSS for doing nothing. It just makes everybody feel good about their supposedly "MAD SKILLZZ". I havent read even a single negative article about this game by any gaming publication. The real thing will be sales so let us see how this game does without the support of original DMC fans.

360ICE1968d ago

The game is good! Get over your dissonance. What you've played is nothing but a small taste, and hi: These reviews are what we're hearing now. Here's actual player feedback: It's good.

joab7771968d ago

Give it a chance. The developer is a proven company. I loved enslaved. So they took it in a different direction. So what. Maybe it is good...looks like it might be. We should be happy. But ppl will always be pissed off. Its like a run away train. Once somebody says something, everone jumps on board...posive and negative.

DOMination-1968d ago

I'm not interested in dmc games but I find this very funny that people still moan about this. From what I understand its story isn't canon so why care? Seems like a good game and thankfully the masses don't even know what a developer is to care about trivial stuff like supposed arrogance

Old McGroin1968d ago

"High profile games like these always get good reviews though"

Devil May Cry 2 would beg to differ.

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markte1968d ago

Good reviews=/=well received. Enslaved got good reviews but it was NOT well received. DmC is not better than I thought it would be, it is exactly what believed it was going to be since the first gameplay trailer. A mediocre H&S that tries to focus on story and presentation over gamelay.

Blackdeath_6631968d ago

i had little doubt that this game will appeal to lots of people and that there is a chance it might in fact turn out to be good as a stand alone game but as a DMC game it fails in every respect. every reviewer judges a game by their own standards some judge the game just as it is, some judge a game based on its predecessors so people can compare it to a game they may have already played in the series and some compare it to other games completely. this is why these random arbitrary points system make no sense. it might be a good game but it will NEVER be a good DMC game. that is all...

fossilfern1968d ago

I never was part of the "hater" group when this game was announced, I had concerns but I didnt hate on it straight away. When I got a chance to play it at Eurogamer and played it more with the Demo I was reassured. And im glad its now coming for PC so I can have that 60FPS+ smoothness!

I can think of worse hack and slashers.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME1968d ago

people are acting like the last dante was a strong character, it was the gameplay that made dmc, and this is full of it, and change, change is good. seems to me people are just worried about the fact that things are changing, instead of worrying if it's actually any good.

wishingW3L1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

full of button mashing gameplay with no timing or skill required. Have you seen how horrible the frame cancels are? Well look at this: @2:22

It's like Donte's having a seizure or something and wha about the broken hit-box? And like I said, cancels in this game require no timing, they look ugly and they serve no purpose. Why? Because cancels are to extend combos but here combos are infinite as long as you continue mashing buttons! And do you know what make things even worse? The style bars fills by damage and not by combos!! That's why you get SSS by just doing an angel/demon dodge because it gives you an insane damage boost.

And beside, the battle system on DMC is not not DMC, it's Heavenly Sword but without the insane lag.

Thatguy-3101968d ago

As a person that hasn't played the series I'm willing to buy the game if more and more reviews recommended. If it was a bad game I'm pretty sure they would have trashed it like resident evil 6 and other bad games that had came out recently. I'm interested though.

Blacktric1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

"Shouldn't we be glad that a game is actually better than we thought?"

Trusting game press with reviews...


Are you really this gullible or are you just trying to covertly defend this crap that every Devil May Cry fan hated since day 1? We have seen crap ton of promotional materials. We have seen crap ton of screenshots, videos, developer diaries and CapcomUnity livestreams. And we sure as hell played the demo and guess what? We didn't like it. Not just because of the story or the way characters looked but because the gameplay was massively dumbed down.

It can get 10/10 from every single media outlet ever existed for all I care. It doesn't change the fact that the demo sucked just like the previous promo materials told us and footage we have seen from the final build of the game shows that nothing has changed.


"Devil may cry did not "always" get good reviews.
So far your butthurt. get over it the Demo was awesome and people like the game."

Being this desperate.

Calling people butthurt....

It sure feels like a YouTube video's comments section here.

"the Demo was awesome and people like the game."

10-20 people on N4G now equals the vast majority.

Sevir1968d ago

You were all destined to trash this game since its unveiling!

oNIXo1968d ago

I love DMC, and I didn't mind the not every Devil May Cry fan hates it. I like change in games, even if it's bad. Without change you end up CoD. Same game every year. People complain about how a game hasn't changed, and it's the same thing they played last year. When it changes, however, they complain that it's not the same game they used to play.

Change is good, the changes themselves may not be, but change is good.

Godmars2901968d ago


1) Watch defenders accuse negative reviews of bias just like "haters" are calling positive one bought.

2) If the game sells poorly watch defenders blame the people who said they weren't buying the game in the first place.

Might be true but it wont change a thing.

NiceGuy3601968d ago

What do you mean "no"?
They have already started. 3 positive reviews and a bunch of haters who have not played the game and yet are busy complaining.
I mean what the fudge?? Are we gamers or what? Why do we not want highly rated games??

Blacktric1968d ago

"Why do we not want highly rated games??"

Implying high review rating means crap... 3D Dot Game Heroes, NIER, Vanquish all got less than 9 from some media outlets and all of them sold like crap. That, however, doesn't change the fact that they were fantastic games and were well received by the gamers (you know, people who actually play games to have fun and not to get paid).

"Are we gamers or what?"

I am a gamer. But you seem like someone who is really keen on being a sheep for the sake of contradicting vast majority just to look intelligent and cool while failing to back up your own arguments.

Stop accusing people of not being a gamer or being stupid or "haters" just because they don't like something that you obviously love. And at least those people can explain why they hate the game while you keep babbling about them not fitting the gamer or decent person image you've created in your head.

TekoIie1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

I think its because its a good game but not one the DMC fans want.

I am not a fan so I can't really say for sure but as a spectator on the controversy that's how it looks :/

iNMyFiN4LH0uR1968d ago

This is the attitude we need. The criticism for this game turned into a blind hatred which was unfair from the beginning. The developers took a different direction, yes a flippin U-turn if need be, but they poured their heart into this game believe or not. Capcom and Ninja Theory consists of people, people just like us, not some executives and software engineers that are blinded by greed and looking to piss of people. They are creative people who take risks and try to innovate as much as possible because innovation tends to pay off when done right. And looking at these reviews, its paid off well. So come on guys, give this game a shot.

DragonKnight1968d ago

"Capcom and Ninja Theory consists of people, people just like us, not some executives and software engineers that are blinded by greed."

Oh, so DmC is free now? Didn't hear that.

Godmars2901968d ago

Naw, have to disagree. This game is Heavenly Sword and Enslaved. Its the same game NT has always made which is something more slanted towards style rather than substance. That its theme is a blatant contemporary message which hits you over the head says that.

Old DMC was as vapid but it tried to be fun.

Again, NT is doing nothing new or innovative, just recycling things with the UE so they can make a buck. Recoup some rep because they failed to hit one out of the park their first time out, and blamed everyone but themselves. Sony with HS, UE with Enslaved, and negative DMC fans when they first dropped meth Dante in their laps with no warning.

PopRocks3591968d ago

Well, I can say with some dignity that I am disappointed by the response. Mostly because it could potentially solidify this new DmC game as THE Devil May Cry franchise.

Here's what I mean; many Resident Evil fans cry foul because newer games are not what they used to be. If Capcom decides to stick with this new style, fans will probably never see the original Dante (or an end to his story) ever. Last I checked there was more to see at the end of DMC4.

I've said it before and I will say it again, if you like this game, that is fine. But at least respect that there are people out there who don't and will not like this game AND that there are legitimate reasons for it.

And before you ask, yes, I played the demo and I hated every second of it.

chadwarden1968d ago

People are hating on this game just because the game doesn't have the "real" Dante. Pretty pathetic reason to say a game sucks especially when it hasn't even been released yet.

Imalwaysright1968d ago

Don't pretend to be stupid as if you didn't know why DMC fans dont like the new DMC . Dante's look my ass. I've seen DMC fans complaining about how easy it is to pull out combos, no lock option, the game being 30 FPS, the pistols being useless etc etc and these are things that wont change in the retail version so DMC fans that played the demo know exactly what to expect from the final version.

I never played DMC but judging by these complaints i can understand why DMC fans dont like the new DMC. No gamer wants to see a franchise they love and supported since the beggining being dumbed down or streamlined for the sake of the casuals.

Information Minister1968d ago

How clueless are you? The fans are hating on this game because it's not the "real" Devil May Cry.

The main character, or the color of his hair have nothing to do with it. That discussion came and went years ago, when the game was originally announced.

Lord_Sloth1968d ago

What you're seeing here is fan devotion to a franchise they love. Nothing more, nothing less. Honestly the DMC fanbase is quite committed to their love of the franchise. Kamiya and Itsuno should be quite moved by the loyalty inspired by them and the outrage something aside from their works has created.

rocky0475861968d ago

Don't be fooled. This is a fandom that consists of a bunch of fans that don't know what they really want. They complained how badly DMC4 sucked but when Capcom goes another route they complain about that too. 30FPS isn't what's hurting the franchise, "easy" combos isn't hurting the franchise, no lock option isn't hurting the franchise, pistols being useless isn't what's hurting this francise. It's the fans that are hurting the franchise as much as they don't want to hear it, it's true.

They are the ones that want to stay complacent with what they have instead of trying new things with the series. I don't understand why there is SO much hate for this game just because it doesn't play quite like the old ones. What's the point of giving it to another company if all they are going to do is make the same damn game? Capcom wanted to breathe new life into the DmC series and that's what NT is doing for it.

If the fans don't like it then maybe this series just isn't for you anymore and you need to go play Bayonetta 2 and Metal Gear Rising to get your 60fps fix from Platinum Games instead. Let the people who think this game is going to be good have their fun with it and you guys can play those games or the old DMC games.

oNIXo1968d ago

^What that dude said.

PopRocks3591966d ago


"instead of trying new things"

First of all, Dante having his face modeled after the director of the game who looks like a member of My Chemical Romance and screaming "Fuck you!" at one of the bosses is not "new".

In fact it's the same immature drivel that games like Bulletstorm brought upon this generation.

This new game's tone, story and design has NOTHING to do with the previous four games (which actually DID accomplish being fresh and unique) and you're telling me the fans are not allowed to be upset? What the hell is the matter with you?

You're a really arrogant person. I hope you know this.

princejb1341968d ago

idk dude it might have good reviews but enslaved also had good reviews and it was ok at best

AnAncientTree1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Why do all these annoying crybabies who claim to be some sort of DMC purist continually act as if they're speaking for every single last fan of the original series with their comments as if there's no true DMC fan, such as myself, who doesn't actually mind the direction that this reboot is going. And please spare me the "duhhhh, if you like this game's direction, you're not a true DMC fan" horsesh*t. It's pretentious and lame. Alot of us, maybe even most of us don't mind the change. And to the extremely intelligent people, like Snookies12(lol), who keep complaining about the game being too easy or requiring no skill, based on the demo. First off, how in the hell do you play the short demo, then speak as if you've completed the game? Are you people not familiar with the concept of progressively increasing the difficulty in a game? Aren't you supposed to be gamers? The demo had you play a small, unfinished portion of an early part of the game. Its not uncommon for a game to start off relatively easy and then gradually become more challenging as you learn the ropes. Not every game this generation is Demon's Souls. Its pathetic that these geniuses want this game to be horrible so, so badly that the possibility of it being good or enjoyable to people actually angers them. If the game is good, then it's good. Deal with it like adults. And you might want to to play through the final game and see what it has to offer before you judge it as a whole, or does that make too much sense?

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Blank1968d ago

Well hopefully people speak with their wallets I definetly am mainly waiting for ni no kuni but im still looking at reviews seeing how this plays out im hoping that they dont do a sequel and just go back to original gameplay (remember the one where getting sss was rightfully earned?) and also its unfinished canon aside the fact I dont want capcom outsourcing their ips

shadowraiden1968d ago

yeah dont let capcom outsource stuff they have already ran into the ground.
and is this the same original gameplay fans complained hadnt changed in the past 4 devil may cries.

people are just hypocrites with these types of games end of day.

markte1968d ago

DMC was not run into the ground, fans never complained that the gameplay never changed.

People randomly pulling insults from their ass, typical.

SAE1968d ago

To me , this is just like re6 , good game but not sticking to it's original idea , that's why i buy them used ..

Ninja Gaiden vita / boarderland 2 / walking dead will make me busy for less a month , feb will start releasing the great games :P ..

oNIXo1968d ago

Ni No Kuni, motherfucka' that poo poo is going to be off the chain.

Seriously, you should check that game out, it looks to be one of those awesome games that people don't purchase but turns out to be amazing.

SAE1967d ago

Never heared about it , just searched in google , it's LEVEL 5 game O.O , i love dark cloud ! i will watch a trailer ! thank you ..

j-blaze1968d ago

whatever, even if it gets a 100% on Metacritic it's a no buy for me, as a fan of the original Japanese series i want this parody game to die

WeAreLegion1968d ago

Huge fan of the original series and I'll take this over whatever crap Capcom was going to give us in the main series. This looks a heck of a lot better than DMC4.

DragonKnight1968d ago

@j-blaze: Parody game is an excellent descriptor for DmC.

@CrowTRobot: Yeah, you're not a fan of the original series based on your comment. Real fans of the original series would never think this crap looks better than DMC4. DMC4 may have been repetitive, but it's a buttload better than this terrible excuse for a game.

oNIXo1968d ago

*raises hand*

real fan!!

I like change!

TemplarDante1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

I dont trust reviews.
How can I trust a bunch of people that receive "goodie bags" of "goodies" from devs and publishing houses?
No thanks.
I will hear what my fellow gamers say about a game.
Anyways, we all knew the media was backing NT since day one, would they really turn around and eat their hat now?
Pathetic. From what Ive heard from folks that have played the game..

-Too easy,
-Too short,
-No replay value,
-Many distasteful moments,

They also told me the non-DMC canon in it gets annoying and its mostly a cheap thrills experience.
"Its as complex as the Rock in the Doom movie" - not my words, but someone that has finished the campaign summed the story with that line.