Submitted by WolfLeBlack 741d ago | review

DmC: Devil May Cry Angry Review

Angry Joe takes on Ninja Theory's reboot of the iconic Devil May Cry franchise, declaring it a great game. (DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7/10

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LOGICWINS  +   741d ago
I love the effort this guy puts into his reviews.
WolfLeBlack  +   741d ago
Quite honestly, I never actually used to like Angry Joe all that much, something just irked me about his reviews. But over the past year as I've been looking to try and improve my writing and find different angles to view aspects of games from I've come to have far more appreciation for the stuff he does.

Hats off on what I felt to be a fair review, here.
LOGICWINS  +   741d ago
I lol'd at 1:27. But yeah, you can tell he has a deep passion for gaming. Every review I've seen of his is dead on.
pandehz  +   741d ago
His reviews are the most entertaining.

Its so much more than a review

But this one is a little too subjective and lacks a multifaceted reasoning.

Not saying I have a preference for anything in particular but what if someone liked emo or gothic or whatever then is it bad? In any case Dante is not emo. That one trailer may have looked emo. Joe got it wrong. Also his point of reference seems to be purely the previous DMC's which it is not and is not even trying to be.

Joe come on your reviews are dam fun, this is too actually :D but srsly get your act together if you want ppl to take it seriously as a review.
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LOGICWINS  +   741d ago
"Not saying I have a preference for anything in particular but what if someone liked emo or gothic or whatever then is it bad?"

He acknowledged in that video that the whole emo Dante thing was HIS opinion and others MAY feel differently. Reviews are supposed to be a mix of subjectivity and objectivity. Joe managed to strike a balance between the two.
pandehz  +   741d ago

'Joe managed to strike a balance between the two'

LOL no he didnt. Right off he started with the emo thingy and exaggerated it. WHenevr he got a chance to critique he went and exaggerated it again and again of course to make it fun and is easy to stereotype than redefine.

Also to prove my point he ended it with the emo thingy. Its also kinda hard to remember any pros that he mentions. Its there but the way he shows the bad easily outdoes the good. How does he strike a balance? Did you watch some other video? Joe is known for going melodramatic on his vids if not over-exaggerating if that's even a word. Here its almost propaganda to make ppl hate it. It makes his vids fun and it genuinely cracks me up at times but again like I mentioned if he wants his reviews taken seriously then he needs to be multifaceted about it. Not just his subjectivity.
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Blacktric  +   741d ago
"LOL no he didnt. Right off he started with the emo thingy and exaggerated it. WHenevr he got a chance to critique he went and exaggerated it again and again of course to make it fun and is easy to stereotype than redefine."

Ever heard of this thing called "sarcasm"?

I heard it's all the rage nowadays...
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xyyyr  +   740d ago
Joe is one of my favourite Youtubers and I have a lot of respect for him and the content he produces. I can understand from an outside point of view why Joe and old school DMC fans may not like the new Dante.

Unfortunately I have not experienced previous DMC games yet and this is my first game of the series. I am really enjoying it, I like the story and I like the new Dante, also I actually thought the part with the 'mop hair piece' was pretty funny.

Overall great, fair review as always, but it does show that the changes have annoyed Joe and makes the video seem slightly biased. Something which is very hard to avoid when you have such a strong passion for a game series.
IAMERROR  +   741d ago
LMAO I died with the Blood on the dance floor in the beginning lmao! horrible music, horrible people
TekoIie  +   741d ago
What makes AJ awesome is every review has its integrity. Nothing ever seems out of place with a single score or point he makes during a review

You can always trust his reviews :)
Mocat  +   741d ago
lol nice review
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   741d ago
Yep 7/10 great game. I knew hardcore fanboys were BS.
LOGICWINS  +   741d ago
It's basically a 7 out of ten for the hardcore DMC fans, but probably an 8.5 for casual hack and slash fans. The characterization of the new Dante(as Joe mentioned) is 100% subjective. And as I imagined, he thought the story and voice acting exceeded previous DMC games.

Also, the more accessible combat is a hit or miss depending on who you are. I know I'll enjoy the more forgiving combat because I found the originals frustrating at points.

I actually quit playing DMC1 for several months because I couldn't beat the last boss after more than an hour of attempts. Did eventually manage to beat it though lol.
AsimLeonheart  +   741d ago
What? You couldnt even beat Mundus in DMC1. I beat him on DMD a few years back in order to unlock super Dante. No wonder CAPCOM dumbed down the game to appeal to players like you.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   741d ago
Sorry Logic but I'm with Asim on this one. How dare you once not have been as good at playing games as he was. I am shocked and appalled.
LOGICWINS  +   740d ago
Bimkoblerutso  +   741d ago
It was a good review. I gotta tell ya, I'm even a fan of Ninja Theory's past two games, but something about the story and characters in this one still rubbed me the wrong way. I pretty much hated Dante all the way through the game.

Not to say that I "liked" Dante in the past games either (I never really thought the one-liners were all that funny or clever, to be honest), but at least he didn't set off my douche-o-meter every time he opened his mouth.

I had absolutely no problem with NT going in a different direction with Dante, but I do think they went in the complete WRONG direction.

Add in some really ham-fisted social commentary and a very romanticized portrayal of an "anonymous-style" organization and you've got a pretentious, self-important narrative sprinkled with annoying characters. I was very surprised after enjoying the story and characters so much from their previous games.
WolfLeBlack  +   740d ago
The new Dante's personality is definately splitting opinions. Personally, I actually really liked him. Not at first, but as the game progressed the voice actor sold the character for me.

I honestly ended up liking him more than the old Dante, which surprised me quite a bit!
VileAndVicious  +   740d ago
I actually enjoyed this version of Dante. Admittedly before the first 5 missions or so he was a bit annoying. But about a quarter through I started to enjoy him as a character. I thought given his circumstances and what he had experienced he behaved how you'd expect a person to act.
abzdine  +   741d ago
i wish this guy reviewed PS3 games as well. I like his way to review he's so objective and he has a great gaming background.
-GametimeUK-  +   741d ago
Hmmm... He lays criticism that maybe some reviewers have never played a previous DMC game. None of that matters. This is a Re-boooooot! Jesus!
Godmars290  +   740d ago
Your logic is flawed.

As its own title DmC is not a bad game. Its an okay game.

But as a reboot it fails by not being as challenging as prior entries in the series, as well as taking itself too seriously.
WolfLeBlack  +   740d ago
His logic isn't flawed, his opinion is just different. There's really no set definition on what a reboot should do. He clearly has a different view of it than you do.

For example, some people view a reboot as a way of attracting new players and fans, in which case DmC fits the bill with its toned down difficulty.

Others might view a reboot as a simple retelling of the series origins while keeping the gameplay intact. Others still might view a reboot as changing the origins and changing up the gameplay.

There's different ways of viewing it. As reboots go, I thought DmC did well. But that's because too me the core of the series was how fun it felt: it always had me smiling. DmC does that for me.
VileAndVicious  +   740d ago
I thought it was just as serious as the first two in the franchise personally.
JohnApocalypse  +   741d ago
Oh god BOTDF
lashek  +   739d ago
How a game  that is inferior in every way to it's predcessor which is 4 years + old gets a higher score than it's predecessors. The combat, clearly inferior, graphics inferior, runs at 30FPS instead of 60FPS, modles, texture and enviroments look worse(THAN A 4 YEAR OLD GAME), and a terrible unrelatable anoying story. Also it needs to be pointed out the sound desgin is much worse. One of the great things about the DMC series was everything felt incredibly powerful and sounded powerful when you hit someone. In this game guns espeically have no force behind them, the way they choose to show power of weapons hitting is incrdibly odd with screen freeze instead of screen shake(on 30 FPS it looks even worse than it would at 60).
I mean I don't get it. Have our standards as a community dropped so low in the past 4 years that we except inferior sequels and praise them? I mean Bayonetta came out 2 years ago and is so beyond this game in every single way yet it gets the SAME SCORE. Where is the bench mark? Explain this scoring.
When Capcom re-invented Resident Evil, it desereved praise because, all though different, it was better, it was evolved, deeper, more fun, and more complex and complete as a game.  This does not fit that bill.
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. I played the SAME games you played Jose. How is our analysis so different? There has to be some standard. DmC can be a good game(I think it's a decent game) but you can't claim a dumbed down inferior version of something is above or as good as other games of the same genre on your own website. It's not debatable that it has a superior gameplay systen and design. You can argue astetics all day but you can not look at this game and tell me gameplay wise it is superior to Bayonetta, DMC4, and DMC3. Are you suggesthing the presentation, graphics, and storyline are so much stronger than these games that it surpases it's gameplay deficiencies?
Listen, DmC doesn't suck. It is not a piece of Trash game. It is a decent game that feels worse than it is because of the drop off from the original games. Lowering standards should not be rewarded with high scores, I'm sorry. This world rewards mediocrity too much and the video game industry is as well. Please defend your score compared to the previous scores given to games of the same genre.

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