Ninja Theory has warned consumers against being misled by fake reviews of the soon to be released DmC Devil May Cry.
something about this sounds fishy, how can a reviewer even be able to post a review before having it go to the chief editor, which of whom always knows if you have source material, i think this is side stepping tac-tic by ninja theory so they wont be exsposed, for getting a negative review.
I guess all the fake reviews will be the ones shooting down this game. First time in a while I seen a game developer make a statement about fake reviews. off topic: why is this a rumor?
i posted it as a rumor because there is no concrete evidence to show that the review was fake or not, and i agree, heck when uncharted 3 got an 8 naughty dog could have said oh the reviewers just hating, or the review is fake, but they didnt, why, because naughty dog is a company full of respect for themselves, the industry, and their fanbase.
is that Eurogamer gave Uncharted 3 that 8 rating. Eurogamer of course, being one of the most widely known, reputable video game publications online. Not just that, but Eurogamer actually waited for the embargo to lift before publishing their review. In the case of DmC/Ninja Theory, the embargo was broken by some no-name Italian site who didn't even get a review copy according to Ninja Theory. Highly dubious stuff. Other than that Italian site, the only other reviews for DmC we are aware of are all from magazines.
They're aware of the immature hatred there is for this game out there, and some people go out of their way (kind of like in this console war) to make things up and write fake reviews in order to attempt to mislead people. It's the cool thing to do to hate on NT and DmC though. Get on the bandwagon.
All of the early reviews have been positive..... HEY! That explains it! lol
@Temporary So I guess it's cool now for fans to be pissed off that their favorite series is being disrespected. Yeah, that's totally it.
@Temporary Where is this wagon headed?
@ zealous: Real or fake, those dudes will will get slammed by a few people for changing it so much; What really is a bit of an insult on the company though, it plays like Heavenly Sword; NT aren't one-trick ponies, but doing a game so similar to another tame they made when nothing was wrong with the old game really isn't helping their rep.
Wait... but all of the reviews so far have been positive... does that mean those are fake?
no, but realize that most of those are from people that never played the originals, mainly 3, now reviews from gamespot, ign, and gametrailers, you know the big companies, then i wouldnt believe those, heck even before this game i never believed them, like seriously, skyward sword, uncharted 3,10/10 really?, and people that used to work there already said that ign, gamespot,etc.. have been paid off hundreds of times before, and if not they will get crap reviews, example splatterhouse(2010), or better yet some reviewers like to troll just to stir up the internet, example destructoids review of Assassians creed 2, then look at the review of brotherhood.
i wonder why Capcom or Ninja Theory didn't said that about those positive reviews
@Prototype- What difference does it make if these reviewers play the originals or not? Ninja Theory's DMC is an entirely different game, not a sequel, prequel, or side story. It would be like comparing the new Tomb Raider to the PS1 games. The originals have NOTHING to do with the reboot. DMC should be judged on its OWN merits.
this games animation and weapon noises and WEAPONS themselves make this game KINGlike. some peeps play video games for the STYLE of play, and the SOUND DESIGN, and the GRAPHICS, not JUST for the POINTS system, ex: SSS this SSS that ? . . irrelevant . . .so i think Ninja theory is just warning us gamers about bunk reviews given by pre mordial DMC fans .. .
"The originals have NOTHING to do with the reboot. DMC should be judged on its OWN merits." Too bad it still falls on its own a** when judged on its "OWN" merits too then. You know, all of your notoriously horrid DmC arguments aimed at defending it starting to get stale at this point. Try to find new material.
@Logicwins: Doesn't work that way. Tomb Raider will be judged on the series, DmC will be judged on the series. When you try to cash in on an established name, the game gets judged based on the series. That's the way it is, and always has been. Those playing DmC that have never played Devil May Cry don't know what they are talking about. Plain and simple. They should also have some integrity and put that in their review, but most will lie and say stuff like "Old school DMC fans will feel right at home" as though they know what they are talking about when they've never played one game in the series. If Capcom or anyone wanted a new game judged on its own merits, they should have made a brand new game, not try to be greedy bastards and ruin a franchise while trying to cash in on its name.
@Blacktric "Too bad it still falls on its own a** when judged on its "OWN" merits too then." Because you have played it too just like the fake reviewers? I can't believe how many people agree with your comment that is just biased and terribly constructed argumentation...
I think they a referring to that 7.5 review that was completely legitimate. It's funny how they are already making excuses for this game.
HAHA, Ninja Theory think you game will get 10/10 all around the globe. xD
Have you seen those Google Translate reviews? Those are the fake ones.
I'm sorry, but if this game can get a negative review while games like Black Ops 2 (which really don't push the formula forward) score highly, then something is very wrong with journalistic integrity. DMC is fantastic, I've played a nearly complete build and played numerous builds over the last year and a half at various shows. It's an amazing testament to Ninja Theory's talent and keen eye for design and style (going all the way back to their Xbox days with Kung Fu Chaos).
Ninja Theory quaking in their boots. I hope this game bombs so Capcom restructures their company. First Megaman, then Resident Evil, and now they're killing Devil May Cry.
No idea if the game is any good or not, but while I was at the eurogamer expo there was a couple of games that made me think "how are these games looking so good on such old hardware" and DMC was one of them.
Look doesn't mean sh!t for a DMC game, just sayin'.
So by "fake review" they really mean "negative review".
No, fake as in the publication wasn't sent a review copy, so they either made everything up, or they reviewed a leaked version of the game. Oh, and they broke embargo, which further questions the site's validity.
Assuming they reviewed a leaked copy of the game ( street dates are always broken ) and broke embargo, it shouldn't discredit their opinion. Calling them fakes just because they didn't receive a review copy is just as unprofessional as the site which broke embargo, in my opinion. Many bloggers purchase copies of games then post their review. Not everyone can get on a publisher's list for reviews copies but that shouldn't be held against them.
They are called fakes because there is no proof they played the games because they hadn't officially or legally obtained the game. If a reviewer reviewed a game they own then good. Counting out the fake reviews of people without the game reviews are pretty fake anyways. Opinions are influenced by popular opinions. All are written almost the same. They praise one game for something and then ignore that when it is done better in another game and point out that other games faults instead.
In other words, the reviewers they didn't pay off will be releasing their reviews soon.
i can see it now 100 "fake review" and 1 "real review" in capcom HQ capcom : so we have a real review Ninja Theory : yes profit
Question is the Italian magazine, and they actually gave the game a 9/10 so I don't think they really are focusing on bad reviews, its more likely that this publication got a leaked copy or broke the embargo, or made the entire thing up for generating hits. at this point it shouldn't matter to most of the haters here if NT is warning the gaming community of the fake reviews, because 98% of the people here vehemently hate the game for very silly and arbitrary reasons and were already discrediting all the "positive" reviews and were fanning themselves with that one review that came in at 7.5/10 as if it was in line with what they were hoping since this game was announced. At this point it shouldn't matter, the hare for this game is already at an unbearably inhuman fervor on this website so most who like this game or is willing to let it stand on its own merits are drowned out by those who hate it. What will likely be the case is that This game will do well perhaps even better than what the community here expects, 8s - 9s I'm predicting more scores in the low to high 80s, there will be a shit storm on N4G and most who were on the fence will cave in and buy, the game will sell reasonably well to warrant another sequel, it won't break records but it'll be enough for Capcom to increase its budget for the next game and the community will commit hara kiri in large over out rage that the game defied their hate and wishes for failure. There will be low scores, as everyone has different tastes, that's expected, and that'll be fine because this game won't be for everyone. But it'll be a game that does well because damn near every reviewer will have spent plenty time to realize that this game is a reboot and shares little in common with the original and they'll review it on its own merits and strengths and weakness and I feel most of the positives and not so favorable reviews post for this will be based on those review criterias. The controversy of this game will be put to rest and I have faith that review publications and media outlets will do this game its just. And not out of hate. as for me, all I care about is playing it for myself from start to finish. Bring on Jan 15th 2013.
so they don't accept fake positive reviews?
lol @ people thinking this is some kind of conspiracy. I guess the haters can't accept that this is really a good game that has been getting great reviews so far. It will be the best hack & slash this year (aside from maybe GoW:A).