"In my recent review of DmC Devil may Cry, I made the decision to grant a perfect score to the story. My first such, and not a decision that I came to lightly. Indeed, I agonised over that factor more than any other, trying to work out if I could justify it to myself, before being able to do so to the readers. A large part of that indecision was down to the fact that the narrative presentation of the game does not align with my ideals of what constitutes the best possible implementation of storytelling within the medium. Bearing this in mind, along with the dialogue issues and lack of thematic depth that I mentioned in the review, the question inevitably arises of what it is that prompted the bestowal of that coveted 10/10.
"Now, I took pains within the review to canvas this, but even though I feel that I was thorough, I do not believe that I was able to fully justify my reasoning and nor was I able to give a completely balanced view, due to the nature of reviews, which precludes discussion of topics only partly related to the subject. As such, I have elected to reiterate some of that, and go more in-depth in this editorial, but to do that effectively will require the citation of specific story beats and, thus, major spoilers."