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."
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 it..it should be a 5/5.
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
You are in for disappointment.
No, he's not. Mine is downloading right now!!! PSN pre-order ftw!
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.
@xursz: 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.
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.
@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.
@AsimLeonheart 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...
lol...so 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. ENOUGH SAID.
@xursz 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.
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.
I trust all the reviewers except patrick. for some reason, his opinions don't match mine...ever.
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.
@ 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
@cgoodno 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).
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.
***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.
I trust this review.
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.
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.
A couple good reviews and everyone's a fan again...lol. 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).
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!
@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.
@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.
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
Perhaps Game of The Year 2013 would be DmC
This is FANTASTIC!!!...so much praise & support for this game,tomorrow afternoon couldn't come any sooner!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
MotionInJoy is far better than DS3Tool and is MS certified. You can still use your DS3 and be perfectly fine.
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).
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. :/
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.
This game will probably be hard to rent at first,I'm quite sure alot of people already have first dibs on it.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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)
Capcom is spending lot of cash in reviews lately. Looks like Capcom learned from the RE6 reviews fiasco.
You just reached an all-time low of hating-nonsense.
Do you have proof they're paying people off? Just curious.
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!
wow, n4g scaled the image down. here, have a link: http://img405.imageshack.us...
@centaureas How in the hell does that prove anything??
@iheartboobs well for starters it proves that NT knew about the score even before the review was published
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.
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.
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.
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!
***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.
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.
@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.
ending sucked bigtime. felt like they didnt have enough time so they just slapped that bs on it.
@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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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???
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.
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 ..
"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." Word. Nothing annoys me more than entitled gamers.Not even fake things posted and pushed,sales or otherwise.