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Famitsu review scores (1/8/13)

The latest Famitsu review scores include DmC Devil May Cry. (PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

jc48573  +   1127d ago
so is this a fake review or what?
MaideninBlack  +   1127d ago
Who can say? Famitsu reviews are about as reliable as IGN's.
kupomogli  +   1126d ago
I dislike IGN as well, but Famitsu is way worse. Famitsu is well known to take pay offs.
AsimLeonheart  +   1126d ago
Famitsu used be a very reputed publication a decade ago but now they are just another bunch of greedy bastards who give always give great reviews to big publisher games. I havent read a single preview/review for DmC that evaluates the game properly on the basis of gameplay, graphics, mechanics, sound, animation and performance. These are basic things in a hardcore technical hack and slash like DMC. Everybody just keeps saying, "it is great, everything is fine! It is better or at least the same as older DMCs." None of the reviews are objective and that is why they look like paid reviews. I do not believe any of the reviews until they evaluate the game properly based on the above criteria. Currently the reviews are like the following image,

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fossilfern  +   1126d ago
I dont think dead mouse is doing the music for DMC, I thought it was CombiChrist?
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Vandamme21  +   1127d ago
It's's famitsu..a Japanese game magazine
ChrisW  +   1126d ago
Yes, Famitsu is real... their reviews are not.

Famitsu's reviews are always plus 3 or 4 of what they should be. I've seen numerous times them rating games with an 8 or 9 and the general consensus on Metacritic gives them a 5 or 6.
VileAndVicious  +   1127d ago
To answer your question, NT was referring to online reviews posted before the embargo has been lifted, not print media.

Honestly though Im a bit surprised myself. Thats the same score DMC3 was given by them and I was pretty sure that Japanese reviewers were going to hate this new western DmC. Cant wait to try it out for myself next week.
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Drekken  +   1126d ago
VileAndVicious  +   1126d ago

Welcome back to N4g. Where nothings changed lol
TheBlackSmoke  +   1127d ago
Thats right fella's, strap on those tin foil hats, its gonna be a wild ride.
Xof  +   1127d ago
It may as well be. It's just a total of four arbitrary scores devoid of anything resembling context.

Famitsu reviews are never terribly detailed, but they DO do a good job of pointing out the relative strengths and weaknesses of games, concisely... but the actual scores they give seldom reflect those qualitative judgments.

You know, like every other review you see posted here: reviews that are scathing in criticism but dole out 9s and 10s; reviews that are nothing but praise that dole out 5s and 6s.
jc48573  +   1127d ago
*bows down to Bayonetta's perfect score.
ritsuka666  +   1127d ago
Famitsu give a Resident Evil 6 a maximum score (10/10/10/9) , so take a grain of salt this review...
Mocat  +   1126d ago
My thought exactly
knifefight  +   1126d ago
Yep. Famitsu rates everything high.

And Japanese gamers agree with the author of that piece:
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fossilfern  +   1126d ago
LOL oh my god. Nearly perfect scores across the board....
360ICE  +   1126d ago
Always take stuff with a grain of salt, but DmC Devil May Cry is worthy of those scores.
Ranma1  +   1126d ago
I hate the art style and design
Root  +   1126d ago
Well put it this way I've learnt something about Famists...they ALWAYS give Japanese titles good reviews

Now your proberly thinking "well this dmc isn't Japanese developed" BUT it's still Japanese in it's brand name.

Hell these guys give FF13, F13-2, RE6 nearly perfect scores
360ICE  +   1126d ago
Well, if you go by this issue, then the two highest rated games were one western game and one western developed game. The others were Japanese.

Also: DMC is gonna get its fair share of 8s and 9s everywhere else too. As it already has from magazines.
nyobzoo  +   1127d ago
nice to see DMC is getting good reviews, def picking up the game when it launches
Acquiescence  +   1127d ago
Same here...
Can't wait for it, and it's so close now!
MattyG  +   1127d ago
What. The hell. Is this? "Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo!! 100kg Karahajimaru-Koimonogatari&quo t; WILL THAT EVEN FIT ON THE BOX??
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InMyOpinion  +   1127d ago
That title is weird even for Japanese standards lol.
inf3cted1  +   1127d ago
That feeling when only PSP games get reviewed cus there are no Vita games.
adorie  +   1127d ago
does that mean Nintendo has no games either? -_-
knifefight  +   1125d ago
He meant that no Vita games got released.
He's right.
The next Vita games don't release in Japan until January 24th, so they miss this issue of the Weekly Famitsu.
Ares84HU  +   1127d ago
I tried the demo....not tricking me into buying this crap "DMC".
Hanso  +   1126d ago
The demo isnt tricking anybody ...its more like the demo screams :

Old McGroin  +   1126d ago
"I tried the demo....not tricking me into buying this crap "DMC"."

Try and have an open mind man, there's a lot of people riding on the coat-tails of hatred here on Negativity4Gamers. DMC seems to be receiving pretty good reviews, and these are reviews of the full game, from start to finish, not of a demo of an incomplete build. I'm not sure anybody's trying to trick anyone, if anything the people bashing the game before they've even played the final build could be seen as the ones trying to trick people.
Ares84HU  +   1126d ago
A demo is a taste of the full game. The controls were terrible, the gameplay was boring, the enemies were boring the design looked bad. I'm not getting this game because I hated the demo which should serve the purpose of giving you a taste of the full game and also because of the way Tameem acted. People like him do not deserve my hard earned money. It's not because others hate this "DMC" so I hate it too just to be "cool" or "accepted". That's not the case, I made up my own mind because of the things I wrote down. After the demo and lot's of gameplay videos it's safe to say that this game is a piece of shit and doesn't deserve the DMC name.

People just need to accept the fact that some of us just don't like this garbage but I actually gave a chance to this game.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1127d ago
i'm not usually a fan of dmc, but if ninja theory's making it, then i'm interested. Just beat heavenly sword, blew my expectations away.

if your a mgs fan then revengeance looks like it's ruining the character and atmosphere and everything that i liked about mgs, but if revengeance is a great standalone title then heck yes i'll play it. that's why i think any dmc fan not willing to enjoy this game if it ends up being great is an idiot.
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Blacktric  +   1127d ago
"that's why i think any dmc fan not willing to enjoy this game if it ends up being great is an idiot."

And that's why no one gives a sh*t about your opinion. You are just like any other DmC fanboy that spouts bs and tries to pass his own opinion as a fact. I loved actual Devil May Cry games (second one, not so much) since the first one and I played them to death. And after watching crap ton of material for DmC and then playing that horrible demo, I decided to not buy it. Oh and, it won't end up being great. There won't be any difference to combat or anything else from the demo considering Tameem himself said that they won't be fixing anything until the actual game comes out.

Enjoy your three hit SSSensational combos.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1127d ago
then your not playing it because you don't like it, not because you refuse to like it because it screwed up dmc's universe, which i'm fine with
AdmiralSnake  +   1127d ago
HOW DID he try to pass his opinion as fact ? He just spoke his opinion like you're doing ?
Old McGroin  +   1126d ago
"And that's why no one gives a sh*t about your opinion. You are just like any other DmC fanboy that spouts bs and tries to pass his own opinion as a fact."

Way to twist his words and create an argument out of nothing. And in actual fact, as a neutral observer over the last few months it's actually the people bashing the game months before it's even released that look like they are spouting bs and trying to pass their own opinion as fact seeing as they haven't actually even played the final build yet.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME makes a very valid point, it looks like so called fans of the Devil May Cry series are going to miss out on a very good entry to the series because they're so wrapped up in hatred purely for the sake of hating.
creatchee  +   1126d ago
"Enjoy your three hit SSSensational combos."

This mentality is what is wrong with people. It's not that you can't do varied combos that are difficult to pull off - it's the fact that other "less-skilled" players can get similar scores using easier or more repetitive methods.

Letting somebody else's adeptness with a game get in the way of your own personal enjoyment is both asinine and elitism at it's worst. If you don't want to get a three hit SSS, DO SOMETHING HARDER. It doesn't take anything away from you - in fact, you look better and flashier than others while doing so. Not that anybody cares...
Blacktric  +   1126d ago
"'s the fact that other "less-skilled" players can get similar scores using easier or more repetitive methods."

"I have no idea what I'm talking about heauheauhae"

Let's compare this to the old games. In Devil May Cry 1-3-4, to get SSS you had to use everything that was available to you. People who used the "repetitive" combos always managed to get A's and such, which is not bad, but to get an S let alone SSS, you had to use your pistol, a wide variety of different combos, switch style (for DMC 4), dodge on time (barely filled the style meter) or taunt (filled it even less than dodge).

Now onto DmC. All you have to do is do one perfect dodge (easy as hell to do once you're used to timing), two hits with Rebellion and then heavy shockwave attack with the axe.

Keep babbling about how open minded you are. Try to keep using big words or try to write complicated sentences in your own right as much as you want. It won't change the fact that DmC is an utterly sh*t game and it has nothing to do with "lel ur mad cauz u dun die with one hit lol elitist".

It's always easy to blame one party for being "elitist" while failing to give a decent example regarding why do you think that this "problem" isn't important and can actually be considered as a feature to get the newcomers warm to the game or at least let the people who aren't good at the game some more enjoyment...

Meanwhile, in Dante Must Die, you get 2 bars drained from your health in DmC (which was three+ times of that in Devil May Cry 3). Talk about giving hardcore fans what they want (not really) while pandering to the casual crowd with lower difficulty levels named like they are the hardest ones.


"we all know you don't like the new dmc and that's why no one gives a damn about your opinion. Looking forward too this game."

-you don't like this game
-your "opinion" is invalid

ahahaha what a story Mark! How does it feel to be this edgy and being the cancer of the video game industry and being the sole reason that this console generation has become utterly crap?

Also remember to buy Overstrike too. I heard EA dumbed it down for a certain crowd, so that they can enjoy it too.


"Most people never give Enslaved a chance, either. It's very depressing. Such an amazing story!

I can't wait for DMC!"

-Both Heavenly Sword And Enslaved written by decent writers that are hired by NT and have no affiliations with Capcom or NT whatsoever.
-DmC is being written by an edgy manchild NT employee who's been insulting the actual fanbase since day 1 and also loves to self insert...
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NeXXXuS  +   1127d ago
MGS Revengeance was taken over by Platinum games. I have more expectations and respect for them than for Ninja Theory (who I have no respect for).
WeAreLegion  +   1127d ago
I agree. Ninja Theory has made two games. Both were two of the best games I've ever played. Most people never give Enslaved a chance, either. It's very depressing. Such an amazing story!

I can't wait for DMC!
MadMax  +   1127d ago
I second that! Enslaved was great!!!
OmegaSlayer  +   1127d ago
Where's the good story on Enslaved?
You guys should read 3-4 books a year other than playing only videogames.

Aaaaand DmC scored as LittleBigKarting that is a really bad/average game without fun gameplay.
Sevir  +   1127d ago
So DMC 3 got the same score from them.
Haha, I honestly thought this game wouldn't be up to the expectations of those that dwell in the land of the rising sun seeing as NT is western. The game comes out Jan 13 over there, this quite a pleasant surprise, I thought that America and Europe reviewers would rate this well, but not Japan. Color me excited. I can't wait for this to release here. Just 1 more week.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   1127d ago
@ Blacktric: we all know you don't like the new dmc and that's why no one gives a damn about your opinion. Looking forward too this game.
WeAreLegion  +   1127d ago
FINALLY someone gives LBP Karting the love it deserves. Best kart racer since Mario Kart 64. Seriously. I haven't met a person who doesn't enjoy it. I have, however, heard several reviewers trash it...for God knows what. They don't seem to give good reasons.
MadMax  +   1127d ago
You should try sega all stars racing!!!
OmegaSlayer  +   1127d ago
The game is solid crap.
LBK I mean
Bad gameplay, bad unresponsive controls, stupid boost system, lack of sense of speed, and also average graphic.
It's pretty bad.
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Hanso  +   1126d ago
AGREE 100%
RyuX19  +   1126d ago
You forgot broken online.
elda  +   1126d ago
Totally your opinion,no actual facts especially when u didn't play the full game...beginning to end...can't wait to play this beautiful looking interesting game! Remember haters...HATE is really LOVE in so-called haters LOVE to be in EVERY DmC forum,knowing you're going to be playing DmC like the rest of us when Jan,15 drops!!...have fun playing I know I will!!
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Mocat  +   1126d ago

lol, the guy isn't even talking about DMC pff and the fanboys call us the haters.
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OmegaSlayer  +   1126d ago
@mocat I learnt from a while that lots of people on N4G only looks at pics and is not able to read, a big majority of those who can actually read, don't understand what they read and finally, most of those who understand what they read, don't give a crap because they already have their opinions set in stone.
That's why I become a troll every time I post here in the comment section :p
And I quite enjoy it I must say :D
Shame on me! :p
Eamon  +   1126d ago
Famitsu scores
Devil May Cry 3 - 9 / 9 / 8 / 8

DmC Devil May Cry - 8 / 9 / 8 / 9

The same score...

Yeah, as I've always done before with famitsu, I take their opinion with a large pinch of salt.
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Hanso  +   1126d ago
LOL DmC as good as DMC 3
CLOUD1983  +   1126d ago
Famitsu gave FFXIII & RE6 39/40 the ppl who review games there r clueless beyond imagination to take any review score from them seriously means to be also clueless & have the brain of a brick.
Irish_Fella  +   1126d ago
I can understand the die hard fans of the series being pretty pissed of with how Ninja Theory "treated" ye guys in regards to all the changes, it would be the same if Hideo Kojima handed the reigns of Metal Gear Solid to another dev team and they thought they should change Solid Snake's design, I'd be furious!

But, me being someone who really enjoyed the past Devil May Cry games, but not a die hard fan, have to admit that the DmC demo was pretty good, gorgeous graphics, great art direction and satisfying combat, the boss battle was really well done and it's design was gruesomely awesome.

Moral of the story, I can understand the hate, but doesn't take away from the fact that it, well the demo, was really good and I have no reason as to way the full game won't be.
wheresmymonkey  +   1126d ago
I agree with your point entirely mate. I don't understand the hate either.

However Dantes redesign isn't Ninja theory's doing. It's Capcom. The initial designs of dante were prettty close to what he looked like in DMC 3 but when NT presented them to Capcom they were told they wanted him to be radically altered. Thus they went back to the drawing board and came up with the new Dante and i honestly wouldn't be surprised if the whole games narrative ends up being about how he ends up with White hair and is the bad asss we all know and love.
linko18-1990  +   1126d ago
maybe just maybe, if we ask for it enough they could make a DLC skin that makes him look like the old Dante. :D
kenshiro100  +   1126d ago
They hate the game, so everyone should hate it too. Simple. Anyone who wants to give the game a try is either disagreed with or put down.

It's pretty sad. I think the game should be given a chance but what do I know?
Irish_Fella  +   1126d ago
I can see why they're so upset, but like I said, the demo was very very good, and I came across a GIF with regards to DmC and .......... *SPOILER* *SPOILER* *SPOILER* .........

He does, at some point in the game, have shoulder length white hair, but I digress.


The demo was good enough to entice me to buy it.

That, along with Devil May Cry HD & Devil May Cry 4 for €85, not a bad deal right there.
TemplarDante  +   1126d ago
DmC sucks = 5/10
floetry101  +   1126d ago
Famitsu has always been total rubbish, but the amount of people that literally want this game to do terrible makes me laugh.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1126d ago
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Root  +   1126d ago
I wouldn't be surprized if they bribed other western developers, in my opinion I think they have or threaterned them, but Famitsu is s far up a load of Japanese developers arse's that it wouldn't even need a bribe off them.
jollygoodchap8  +   1126d ago
Omg dante looks different! somehow that makes the entire game suck!......seriously, this hate is getting old.
maddfoxx  +   1126d ago
The controls are pretty much the same as other DMC's bashing a game for new reason? Sounds like RE6 all over again.
Imalwaysright  +   1126d ago
RE6 got hate for no real reason? Not survival horror, QTE every 5 seconds, Horrid camera that sometimes makes the game impossible to play, broken cover system, ridiculous over the top action setpieces, cheap deaths that have nothing to do with your skill, just 2 or 3 puzzles in the whole goddamn game, overpowered melee... Should I go on? You shouldnt talk about things you know nothing about.
Root  +   1126d ago
Ahhhhh someone who thinks this game is getting hate because of the hair/design

How clueless...yes thats right jump on the "I'm going to defend it and be all noble despite not having a clue whats going on" bandwagon
Eamon  +   1126d ago
It's ironic because the only comments here that mention Dante's design are the ones who like this piece of crap.

We've gotten over Dante's design. The real problem is gameplay. But to be fair, it's not just DmC that suffers from this problem. A lot of hack n slash games have been watered down these days.
maddfoxx  +   1126d ago
Can you please elaborate on why the gameplay is bad? It feels just like DMC4 as far as controls and gameplay go. Combo system is pretty good (not as great as Bayonetta) and the rating system is exactly the same as past installments. You can switch weapons mid-combo just like DMC 3 and 4. The only thing thats truly different about this game is the art style and presentation. I dont know. Maybe I see things differently. I just dont understand the hate this game gets from westerners.
lorcraven  +   1126d ago
There's a lot of reasons to hate the new Dante, but playing the demo I did find the combo system quite entertaining. I'm gonna give this game a chance, emo teenager Dante or not.
lfclee  +   1126d ago
Yes love this game !
smashcrashbash  +   1126d ago
This is so much fun. Every review that says the new DMC is good is fake. I love it. People so want to hate the game that no review is any good.Everyone is paid off and lying. If it were a game that everyone wanted to succeed you would see how many people would be attacking you for judging it early and saying 'it's only a demo you played' and how stupid you are to judge it early and if anyone mentioned that the reviewer was paid off and the only ones brave enough to review it are the people who give it a low score they would want to stab you and tell you as many bad things about your mother as they can think of.And no matter where the score came from no one would care. It could have come from a lost African tribe and no one would give a damn.

But since it is DMC a game everyone has insisted that they will hate no matter what suddenly everyone wakes up and are ready to analysis every single aspect of the reviews and want other reviews and back up reviews and particular reviews and reviews from a certain country and from a certain person and from a certain state and anyone who says it's bad will be their hero.Gamers are so predictable it's almost sad.They think that if they rally against it no matter what Capcom will change it next game. But I played the demo and the gameplay worked just fine and the living city setting was awesome.And this is coming from a original Dante fan. Like I said you guys are funny.N4G is only good for a laugh these days just like Playstationlifestyle.I can't take you guys seriously anymore. And I am certain everyone with a broomstick up their butt will shower me with disagrees. Well I don't take those seriously either.I know no one will listen to anything I say and just shower me with disagrees no matter what because I am not on the new DMC hate train.
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Rampaged Death  +   1126d ago
All this hate over one game .... geez. Go play the demo and you'll learn it's actually good.
PopRocks359  +   1126d ago
I played the demo and I hated it. I don't care to enjoy something just because you or someone else has a problem with my view on it. I think the demo was garbage. What can be done to sway me at this point?
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-Gespenst-  +   1126d ago
If this game does well, we'll be seeing more and more games with completely unironic twilight heartthrobs. Please god no.

If it has to do well, at least don't forget to mercilessly criticize the new Dante.
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