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DmC: Devil May Cry Review | Giant Bomb

Giant Bomb: "Whether you're a longtime fan (with an open mind) or a total newcomer just looking for a solid character action game, it's hard to imagine anyone feeling overly dissatisfied with this new game." (DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 5/5

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LOGICWINS  +   1123d ago
Not gunna lie, I'm shocked by how well this game is doing review wise. I enjoyed the demo, but I NEVER thought the reception was going to be this good. Giant Bomb are EXTREMELY critical, but not in the traditional sense. The games they give 5/5's to aren't perfect, but they don't nitpick on minor flaws that don't hamper the overall experience. This a review from a GAMER's perspective. Giant Bomb reviews games on the basis of entertainment value.

If you deeply enjoy a game throughout its entirety and want to replay it as soon as your done with should be a 5/5.
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VileAndVicious  +   1123d ago
lol I said the exact same thing earlier today. I thought the reviews would be a bit more mixed...

can't wait to pick up my copy
Heavenly King  +   1123d ago
You are in for disappointment.
WeAreLegion  +   1123d ago
No, he's not. Mine is downloading right now!!! PSN pre-order ftw!
xursz  +   1123d ago
I can't believe people are stillmad about this game and also Ninja Theory. I remember when people were saying "this game is trash and wait for the reviews to prove it." And now what? The game gets enormous praise so now "the reviewers obviously are all paid." I didn't hear this much moaning about Halo 4 reviews being obviously paid.

The game turned out better than we expected, even the story is better than we expected. Buy the game or don't, but get over it.

"You are in for dissappointment" coming from someone who hasn't even played it -- Give me a effing break.
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csreynolds  +   1123d ago

Very well said. I hope it succeeds and puts all the entitled cry babies that represent the DMC fan base in their place. They've done nothing but hate on the game since Ninja Theory revealed 'new Dante' wouldn't have white hair. Now the reviews are coming thick and fast with 8s and 9s, I couldn't be more smug about it.

Personally, I really enjoyed the demo, and am looking forward to getting my copy this week.
AsimLeonheart  +   1123d ago
Dont trust the reviews guys. I have played it. Just play it and you will see that this game does not deserves the scores that it is getting. You can also check the user reviews.
Mounce  +   1123d ago
@Heavenly King - He's in for disappointment, because what? Because Your opinion of the game says so? Because he can't think for himself or have his own tastes? Either you have 'Royal We' issues, or you're just a sad fanboy :P

Let people play the game and decide for themselves.
csreynolds  +   1123d ago

The user reviews no doubt submitted by the butt-hurt DmC haters who haven't even played the game? Yeah, I think I'll stick to my own opinion, thanks...
Temporary  +   1122d ago many haters. I'll make many dirty martinis with your salty tears.

The game is hot.

Edit: Yeah im gonna check the user reviews so i can see all the fangirls foaming at the mouth using different tags to submit multiple bad reviews. Bunch of losers are trying so hard to belittle this game when it's actually GOOD. People even send me PMs saying I shouldnt say the game is good if i havent played it, OH SO YOU CAN SAY IT'S BAD???? LMAO

I played the demo and loved it, and the reviews reinforce my original opinion of the demo.

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Loki86  +   1122d ago

Halo 4 reviewers obviously being paid. Have any evidence or is it possible that people enjoyed the game for what it is. An excellent entry in a premier flagship FPS series. Take your fanboyism and gtfo, thanks.
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xursz  +   1122d ago
"Take your fanboyism and gtfo, thanks."
Ironic considering you saw one sentence and went haywire while missing the point altogether.

Point is there's no evidence and equal chance to both. Fanboy away.
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Jockamo  +   1123d ago
I trust all the reviewers except patrick. for some reason, his opinions don't match mine...ever.
Christopher  +   1123d ago
I'm shocked as all heck that Giant Bomb gave it this score.

Edit: After having read it... that was one really short review as well. And logic of how the gameplay is handled at later levels with weapon required opponents being mixed in, I have to say their thought of "There's enough combat variety here to support multiple playthroughs" doesn't seem accurate except on earlier levels.
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VINNIEPAZ  +   1123d ago
@ cgoodno "I have to say their thought of "There's enough combat variety here to support multiple playthroughs" doesn't seem accurate except on earlier levels."

I played through normal and now on hard and they switch the enemies variety up earlier and it makes it that much more intense right from the start having to use either Angle/Demon weapons. It gets pretty intense. Normal wasn't much of a challenge but hard is making me really learn more combos and focused on the fight, so far its a blast
Septic  +   1123d ago

I remember distinctly that, a while back, you were quite critical of the fan backlash against DMC, which you thought was premature and unjustified (which I agreed with actually).

Do you still think that's the case? I refused to let myself get sucked into the mob mentality and I'll assess the game on it's own merits but I wonder what you think about the game (assuming you've played it).
MoveTheGlow  +   1123d ago
Luckily, Giant Bomb's reviews are always by individuals, not by the entire outfit, so you don't have to wonder why Giant Bomb gave it that score. Brad did. Jeff may totally disagree if he gets around to playing the game.

Brad's not your average reviewer. The dude is still a completionist on games he didn't even need to review - and if your entire living is playing games and writing about them, that's pretty much full-on gaming masochism. It's highly unlikely, @cgoodno, that he didn't finish the game or even try out harder modes before reviewing it. That said, I get the impression he didn't really follow DMC until now. Which is different for us. I'm still kinda miffed about this whole under-30fps reboot thing...

It seems as if Brad Shoemaker loves this the same way that Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) loved Dredd 3D - he loved that enough to put it as his #1 film of last year, above Django, because it's just an action movie done extremely well (and I'm one of those crazy people who might just agree with him!). Did he analyze its accuracy to the comic books? No, he didn't need to. In that same way, Brad didn't find a profound, innovative game, or something worthy of old DMC canon, but it seems to have more personality than the demo led me to believe, and if you can throw out your desire for more DMC, it works. The observation that maybe the game isn't just stupid, it's self-aware stupid, is an interesting one, and it makes me rethink my lambasting of it in another comment thread after scouring the demo and reading what Polygon and Euro had to say.

Basically, it seems like a review of No More Heroes. Campy in order to be overly campy, but the gameplay *probably* isn't the best thing about it.
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Christopher  +   1122d ago
***I played through normal and now on hard and they switch the enemies variety up earlier and it makes it that much more intense right from the start having to use either Angle/Demon weapons.***

You see, to me, that's not combat variety. In fact, that's limiting combat variety by putting in earlier and more often weapon limiting opponents. Sure, they put you up against an angel and a demon weapon opponent or four at the same time, but the fact is that they tell you which weapon to use on these opponents rather than giving you the control you want over combat. That's not combat variety. That's combat dictation.

***Do you still think that's the case? I refused to let myself get sucked into the mob mentality and I'll assess the game on it's own merits but I wonder what you think about the game (assuming you've played it).***

I still think that the mass majority of people who hated this game because of the character and world changes should probably play it and will probably enjoy it for what it is rather than bemoaning those few items. Is it different than DMC? Yeah, but it's what Capcom wanted and it still maintains a focus on the combat. IMHO, the major downside to the game, as far as gameplay, is the decision to create enemies that require specific weapons to kill.
Bowzabub  +   1123d ago
I trust this review.
360ICE  +   1122d ago
And I've said the same thing all along, this game is gonna be damn good. Say what you want about the new direction, this game is going to be great.
calis  +   1122d ago
I love love love the fact that those who whinged about it when it was first revealed are running away with their tails between their legs.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1122d ago
A couple good reviews and everyone's a fan Funny how reviews make people change pace. I swear when they first show cased this there was absolutely no love for it...Even when the demo was out no love still. Now 5/5, and 9/10 reviews hit, everyone is on new dante's nuts now. Well I'm sticking to my plea though, played the generic feeling demo and I'm good.

It's not unplayable, but I wouldn't purchase it. I probably would of respected it if ninja theory made their own IP. Just as how I respected Heavenly Sword, and Enslaved. The fact that the game is being sold off of a brand alone is meh....I enjoyed DMC4 way more TBH (Demo wise).
Old McGroin  +   1122d ago
Not sure your comments or opinions on DMC carry much weight as you have openly admitted you have only played demos of the last two games in the series.

Honestly cannot believe people are STILL dumping on this game even though it is getting rave reviews pretty much across the board! SMH. That's Negativity4Gamers for ya!
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1122d ago
@Old McGroing

I'm not disagreeing with you, but I too personally would take my own impression of a demo over the review of an entire game any day, I simply don't trust reviewers that much anymore...

Of course, if I happened to be interested in the demo I'lll follow reviews to see if it keeps good with my impressions or if the demo was just a well chosen ad. But if I get the feeling the game is mediocre or generic from the demo, chances are I won't be following it that much, maybe a rental later... Sure as hell not going to buy a game I disliked in my own test just because someone I don't even know says it's good.

Does it aways work? Of course not, I had missed out on Dragon's Dogma which I just got recently for example, now I have to deal with almost no one online to hire my pawn... And there's a ton of games that never got a Demo and I simply don't find to rent which I'll proably never get to play. But still I'll always try to start my own opinion on a game (be it by demo or rent) before even looking out for a reviewer opinion, I may miss out on some stuff, but never got a crappy game since I started doing that... And it's not like I can afford buying every game out there afterall, so I guess it's better to loose by not buying than loosing by buying wrong.
wolokowoh  +   1122d ago
@bishop-BR Demos can sometimes give the wrong impression though. While a game like Bioshock has a great demo, games like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Bayonetta do not. Both games just take part of the game out and remove things that make them more fun. By that point in Bayonetta you have multiple weapons, more developed combos, and the option for equipment and items. Instead you are limited to the starting weapons and the bare minimum. Its fun but significantly less than the abilities you get 10-20 minutes into the game. The same basic idea goes with Castlevania. It's a bad representation of the full game.
showtimefolks  +   1122d ago
wish the story was a bit on the longer side 15hrs but 10hrs is great too.

a lot of people wanted to hate this game so badly but i am glad we get to play another excellent DMC game
josephayal  +   1122d ago
Perhaps Game of The Year 2013 would be DmC
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elda  +   1123d ago
This is FANTASTIC!!! much praise & support for this game,tomorrow afternoon couldn't come any sooner!
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r21  +   1123d ago
I must say, DmC is probably the only game I've seen so far that has positive reviews filled with tons of comments. Usually, the only reviews that get comments are the negative ones. Funny if you think bout it.
wishingW3L  +   1123d ago
cus most of the fans of the reboot can't come up with compelling arguments of their own to counter the haters so they just comment on the reviews with good scores to use it against us.
Hingle_Mcringleberry  +   1123d ago
Why would fans need to counter anything? The haters said the game would review terribly, that obviously isn't happening and now they are covering their behinds by claiming everybox was paid off. I mean how do you even begin to argue with someone as thick-headed as that?
From where I stand, its the haters who don't have a valid counter as to why the game is proving to be good.
Someone even mention Ninja Gaiden 3, I mean that piece of turd was not just a bad NG, it was a horrid game period.
DragonKnight  +   1123d ago
Actually, no one said the game would review terribly. The prediction was that the game would review well, and you can look that up to see that. We always knew this game would score well because reviewers scored games like Enslaved or RE6 well. That doesn't prove anything other than that reviewers like Easy games.
rocky047586  +   1123d ago
Well it's hard to say something on a "negative review" when there's not a negative review of the game on this site yet. Lol.
tubers  +   1123d ago
I played the PS3 demo.. the framerates weren't stable..

I just wish I can use my PS3 controller when I try the PC version.. I've been scared of DS3Tool messing up my USB ports on my main system :(

Any cheap but has decent enough quality controller alternatives anyone?
DragonKnight  +   1123d ago
MotionInJoy is far better than DS3Tool and is MS certified. You can still use your DS3 and be perfectly fine.
ChickeyCantor  +   1122d ago
Motioninjoy actually uses DS3Tool as frontend I think. The Motioninjoy drivers work perfectly fine. I've been using it for over a year now. Also bought a bluetooth dongle for like 2 bucks on dealextreme.
Wireless works great. Even 2 controller support works right out of the box.

I do use the 360 profile of course. Some games require the 360-gamepad which is kinda confusing on the buttons because ingame shows 360-faces ( A, B,X,Y etc instead of X[]^O).
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WeAreLegion  +   1123d ago
I suggest getting a 3rd party 360 controller. The dead zone isn't going to be as good as the one on the DualShock 3, but it's good enough. :/
Myst  +   1123d ago
So it seems like I should rend this game whenever I get a day off or so. Right before I went to work a lot of places seem to be favoring this game left and right; so I must try it out being that I do like dmc.
elda  +   1123d ago
This game will probably be hard to rent at first,I'm quite sure alot of people already have first dibs on it.
Myst  +   1123d ago
Possibly. I know a few times I got lucky with it though and was able to get a few games on release date. Not sure on this one since a lot of people seemed unsure about it.
Acquiescence  +   1123d ago
Anyone noticed how the DmC Agree/Disagree ratio has really shifted today?
Used to be you say something positive about the game and you'd get negged to oblivion. What a difference an onslaught of superlative reviews makes, huh?
VileAndVicious  +   1123d ago
lol. I was just thinking that. I honestly think that today has been confusing for a lot of people. We all know that there have been vocal fans of previous DMC titles that over the past year have come out and said that they wanted and believed this game would fail both critically and financially. While the latter remains to be seen,
I think that many people were honestly confused as to all the good reviews. Its definitely bewildering to see something you've hated for so long get praise in the end. I also think the good reviews have shifted a lot of people's opinions who were formally on the fence.
wishingW3L  +   1123d ago
the game has always been praised by the media since when it was announced 2 years ago so I really have no idea what you're talking about.
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kingPoS  +   1123d ago
It's like reverse of hype. some people had low expectations for the upcoming DMC.

I'm not sure folks get that's It's a reboot and not a sequel. Dante starting out with black hair ain't all that bad. (looks at mirror... yep! still got black hair)

Think of Batman & Robin the movie... would you rather that continue on, or deal with the remake. (which was awesome btw)
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Heavenly King  +   1123d ago
Capcom is spending lot of cash in reviews lately. Looks like Capcom learned from the RE6 reviews fiasco.
magekyou  +   1123d ago
You just reached an all-time low of hating-nonsense.
kenshiro100  +   1123d ago
Do you have proof they're paying people off? Just curious.
centaureas  +   1123d ago
i believe there was a screenshot floating around that prooved NT paid off Xbox mag for their review.
i'll post it here if i find it.

EDIT: found it!

Related image(s)
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centaureas  +   1122d ago
wow, n4g scaled the image down.
here, have a link:
iHEARTboobs  +   1122d ago

How in the hell does that prove anything??
centaureas  +   1121d ago

well for starters it proves that NT knew about the score even before the review was published
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keabrown79  +   1123d ago
I just don't know if I can justify playing $64.99 for a 3 1/2 game. :/ Maybe when it hits a $30 sale or something.
N4GDgAPc  +   1122d ago
U can't beat the game in 3 1/2hrs. If you did you been playing it for weeks and mastered it and skipped or already have all the extra things to get. First time through it will take between 10 to 13hrs depending if you actually explore to find all the keys, doors, and souls to free like I did will make it longer.
sypher  +   1123d ago
Said it when it was first announced (check my comments, i was flogged by the DmC hate crew) that Ninja Theory dont make bad games, they are epic storytellers.

Hopefully its finally the studios coming out party and they get the credit they deserved since Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.
bitboi  +   1123d ago
Enslaved was great, especially the acting. This is what I was looking forward to the most with DmC and NT doesn't look to disappoint! Can't wait to play!
Christopher  +   1123d ago
***they are epic storytellers***

If Enslaved with it's 'just accept it' concept and DmC with its juvenile writing are what people are praising for quality storytelling, I hope that people pick up some quality games and stories and learn what real quality storytelling is all about.
sypher  +   1123d ago
Looks like someone spat his dummy out. And if you thought Enslaved was 'just accept it'. Then you obviously didn't get the plot.

And you haven't even played the new DmC yet, but here you are writing it off as 'juvenile'. How about forming an objective opinion after actually playing the game? Wouldn't you watch a movie before forming an opinion of it? Exactly.
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Christopher  +   1123d ago
@sypher I got the plot. I got it all. It was forced and you were just made to 'accept' what was happening. The emotion they attempted to emote just wasn't there. They relied on a big event (her village getting wiped out) rather than anything else to draw these two together. And the ending? They why? The what?

Trust me, I got it. It was... sad and forced.
Ultr  +   1123d ago
ending sucked bigtime. felt like they didnt have enough time so they just slapped that bs on it.
DragonKnight  +   1123d ago
@sypher: Dude, the head writer of Enslaved hated the concept of the game. That right there should give you an indication of how terrible the story is.
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RememberThe357  +   1123d ago
I'm glad people are going to like this game. Too bad I'll never see a real DMC again though. I was hoping this game would fail and they'd go back to trying to get the original formula right.
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ALLWRONG  +   1123d ago
Seems people are only aloud to hate DMC here. If you like it you get removed for trolling. To be fair the DMC hate stared when it went multiplatform.

This game is getting great reviews. This just may be the first DMC I play.
MasterCornholio  +   1123d ago
I think i will download the demo and give this game a shot.

The old Dante will still be my favorite though for some reason i dont like the new one but meh the game might be fun.
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yeahokchief  +   1123d ago
I call bullshit. Giantbomb is accepting money from Crapcom probably to feed that fatguy who runs it more cheeseburgers.

Not going to read the article because the opening line here says it all - "for a newcomer." The review was written for little punks who never played DMC 1 who will not be disappointed by how lousy and emo the DMC series has become.

By all means, enjoy your corporate garbage if you like taking it up the butt. I'd at least hold off because this one will be price dropping faster than that emo fags pants do in the trailer.

homo game.
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WolfLeBlack  +   1123d ago
So, the fact that he says he played the first DMC game doesn't mean much, then?

And frankly, what's wrong with viewing it from a newcomers perspective? It's a reboot and it's clearly aimed at attracting a new audience, hence Capcom saying if they'd wanted just another game that was the same they'd have made it themselves.

I miss DMC, but to be honest I've had 4 games from it, so I'm up for something a bit different.
TheDivine  +   1123d ago
I just came to rub salt on the wound of the haters who judged this before they even saw gameplay. Ninja Theory is one of the best devs out there. Heavenly Sword and Enslaved rocked and this seems to carry on with that trend. Glad they finally showed everyone wrong and hopefully get the props they deserve. I never doubted them for a minute despite the crazy crap people were spewing.
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Ultr  +   1123d ago
c'mon. Heavenly sword was beautiful
Enslaved was beautiful.
But gameplay sucked bigtime.
I think this time gameplay is great.(DMC)
But still.
They are not even close to the best developers out there.
Enslaved ending sucked.
And Heavenly Sword to this day is their most beautiful game Graphicwise. How can they justify that???
WolfLeBlack  +   1123d ago
I've been playing since Friday and I'm having a blast with it. Hats off to Ninja Theory from me, they've done a good job on this, and that's coming from a DMC fan.

Combat isn't as deep or fast, but still a lot of fun and the graphical style is outstanding. I even quite like the new Dante, mostly because of the voice actor who sells the character pretty well.

Swearing needs to be toned down a bit. Sometimes it's fine, other times it's like a kid trying to shock his parents without understanding the context.

Also, some rough dialog in there.

For their first DmC game, I'm pretty happy. Since we'll doubtless be getting a sequel at somepoint, hopefully they sit down and start playing with the combat. I'd love to see styles brought into it again.
SAE  +   1123d ago
Exactly. im not taking my words back. even you guys who love it says it's different then DMC . the character act like a child and the gameplay is easy but fun ...

it's a good game but not a dmc game. it's that simple . i will play it but after a while(used) because i dont like to pay full price for normal games .

far cry 3 deserves these reviews but dmc is 7 - 8 /10 even before i play it . it's easy to tell if the game is special or not ..
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EffectO  +   1123d ago
"I hope it succeeds and puts all the entitled cry babies that represent the DMC fan base in their place. They've done nothing but hate on the game since Ninja Theory revealed 'new Dante' wouldn't have white hair."


Nothing annoys me more than entitled gamers.Not even fake things posted and pushed,sales or otherwise.
zerocrossing  +   1123d ago
I hope DmC succeeds because it's a good game, not because an outside group of defenders formed to protect a reboot of a franchise they cared nothing about until it created waves of controversy by alienating the core fanbase.

DMC fans (Genuine fans, not those who jumped on the hate bandwagon) have a right to be upset and are allowed to voice their opinions, it shouldn't interfere with you enjoying something you like.
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centaureas  +   1123d ago
entitled, there's that word again...
TemplarDante  +   1123d ago
30FPS. No thanks
LeBart  +   1123d ago
PC !
aLiEnViSiToR  +   1122d ago
HAHHAAH Right on :D
zerocrossing  +   1123d ago
You know, having not liked the reboot from the beginning the great reviews DmC is getting are pretty shocking IMO.

Im not at all above believing I can be wrong, so is this still just a matter of preference and opinion or is the game actually great with solid gameplay, combat mechanics and does it do justice to the franchise roots?

Im just curious to hear what people who've played the full game have to say about their experience.
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WolfLeBlack  +   1123d ago
Everybody has a different view on what a reboot should be, so I think that's a big sticking point.

To me, it needs to keep the core of the franchise, but after that it's fair game. I've been playing since Friday now, and while the combat is a bit slower and not quite as deep, it still feels like it's staying true to the franchise.

Everything else around it has been great. I like the new Dante thanks to the voice actor, and the platforming sections are quite enjoyable. The art style is terrific, as well. Even the story is fun, even if the dialogue needs work.

In short, I'm having a lot of fun with it.
ShinnokDrako  +   1123d ago
It seems i'm the only one who doesn't like this game then. Maybe i liked too much the good old Dante & Nero and the gameplay itself. I had hopes in this one too, but after trying the demo i changed my mind. Oh well, i'm going to pass on this =P
e-p-ayeaH  +   1123d ago
I don't see any negatives written in the review so im guessing its not one to be taken seriously.
Haha123  +   1123d ago
HAHAHAHA!! the fan rage is beautiful, keep them coming!!
Zechs34  +   1123d ago
My copy is in the mail and I cannot wait to play it! Although I do have to say this. Ninja Theory make good enough games, their ideas are great, and the way they handle graphics is awesome. But they need to keep their mouth shut about the whole sales crap. Their best selling game to this day is still Heavenly Sword. A PS3 exclusive that sold through phenomenally in 2007 when the user base of the PS3 was laughable. Then they have the nerve to complain about it after great sales and good reviews. Just be humble and accept that one day, if you shut your mouth and keep putting up good games, youll become a premier developer.
listenkids  +   1122d ago
I'm laughing at being right, defending the game since day one because I'm not 12.
Tainted Gene  +   1122d ago
I'm imagining your avatar (Grimjmjow kicks *** by the way) saying that.
Clorkeq  +   1122d ago
Avoid the PS3 version if you can.

"It should be noted, with a certain severity, that the 360 version is clearly superior in this pair. Its PS3 counterpart struggles to keep a steady framerate which is sadly characteristic of PS3 games running on the Unreal Engine." - Ryan Clements

Taken straight from the IGN review. Note who the author is, it's Clements who was on the PlayStation team at IGN for years until he was recently assigned to the PC team.

I've listened to Podcast Beyond for over 4 years and he's one of the biggest Sony fans at IGN.
AdmiralSnake  +   1122d ago
He's right, the game stutters here and there and has frame rate issues, I hope they release a patch to fix it up a bit.
N4GDgAPc  +   1122d ago
Well lucky me I had no frame rate issues the hole time I played it and beat it.
DevilishSix  +   1122d ago
Brad is a very good game reviewer
I have been following his work for years, beginning when he started work at Gamespot. Brad is straight forward and tells it like it is, for instance is was spot on with his recent RE6 review. Although, 5/5 seems high, you have to remember that Giant Bomb does not award 1/2 stars and Brad felt it was better than a 4/5.

I agree with many of his points, especially that the games atmosphere, aesthics, and gameplay are great and feel fresh and this reboot has given life to a dying franchise. The last great DMC game was 3 and that was 8 or 9 years ago (almost a generation) and DMC 2 & 4 were terrible. This is a nice surprise and haters should give it an honest shot and if you are a true fan of this franchise, then you should realize this game is great.
celestiatem  +   1122d ago
How in the world does an action game with NO LOCK ON get a 9 or 10 out of 10? I don't even care about anything else as much as how much that DESTROYS the ability to fight things appropriately. All for a "quick action weapon switch" that could've been implemented on the control pad.

This isn't even okay for a new IP title to do. There's systems designed for these types of games for a reason; it's called efficiency and fluidity. If there was an introduction to a new system that maybe had worked better, I'd have been okay with that too. There's nothing in place to help with the issue of no targeting. It doesn't exist. Why is this okay to so many people??
UnHoly_One  +   1122d ago
The game doesn't need a lock on. Have you played the demo? If you haven't, you need to, because there is absolutely no need for a lock on system.

Have you ever played Ninja Gaiden? It didn't have a lock on and it works fine.
celestiatem  +   1122d ago
Played the demo, it was possibly the single worst action game experience I've played in a decade. No idea how it's getting such glorious reviews.
UnHoly_One  +   1115d ago
Weird. I thought it was pretty awesome.
Tainted Gene  +   1122d ago
correct me if I'm wrong but I am almost positive DMC 1 did not have a lock on feature. For that matter neither did God of War series or Ninja Gaiden 1/Black
Mocat  +   1122d ago
nope it did have a lock on
celestiatem  +   1122d ago
You're right, NG1/Black didn't have lock on, but the sequels which are IMPROVEMENTS on the previous games (except for DMC2, that was abysmal) had lock on features to make things feel significantly better and smarter.

So once again I ask, why are we okay with a lessened experience for literally no gain?

edit: clarified as looking into it, DMC1 had a lock on feature.
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N4GDgAPc  +   1122d ago

I thought the same way as you did. I was kind of skeptical if no lock on would work but I had no problems with it. It automatically locks on to a character and pretty much attacked the guy that I wanted. Very rare did it go to someone I didn't want to fight. Maybe like 3 to 5 times the hole 13hrs I played it.
FarCryLover182  +   1122d ago
Did Capcom bribe them??
Ippiki Okami  +   1122d ago
I honestly don't know anymore bro. Just looked at their review of Bayonetta and they gave it a 4/5. I thought bayonetta was a better DMC than this game. Amazing how the western press gives more praise when its a western dev doing a "japanese" game. One thing is for sure though, the casuals will absolutly eat this game up(just like they do with COD) and then gloat on the forums to justify their purchase.
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