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DmC: Devil May Cry reviews are go, get all the scores here

Monday, 14 January 2013 08:00 GMT By Dave Cook

DmC: Devil May Cry reviews were always going to be interesting, given the anguish surrounding Dante’s appearance, the game’s combat and so on. But we don’t have to second-guess the scores any longer. Get them after the cut.

If you have a score you want us to add, just drop a link into the comments below.

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131 Comments

  1. noherczeg

    Tameem Antoniades ‏@superninjatam

    Dear followers. Online reviews shall arrive closer to release. Online reviews that appear now have not had review code. Don’t be duped.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Two of these three reviews are print exclusives. They are genuine.

    I have left the bogus reviews out of this piece.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. anik_lc

    OXM UK 9/10 – https://twitter.com/NinjaTheory/status/287520688158429185

    LEVEL Magazine 9/10

    Xbox360 Magazine Review 9/10

    Play 3 Magazine Review 8.9/10 – http://devilmaycry.org/community/threads/play3-magazine-review-8-9-10.13641/

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @3 thanks :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. anik_lc

    Welcome Dave. :D

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Karooo

    Why is Cinema Blend on there?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Greek God

    Cant wait to find out if DmC has bloody Palace so far no review even mentioned it.
    I guess capcom saved it for dlc…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    They’ve been bought! All of them have been bought!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 They’ve definitely not been bought. I just cannot wait to discuss the game when the embargo lifts, seriously.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dragon246

    The game definitely looks good, a great contrast to greek style of Gow. Will play this sometime this year.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @9: I was being sarcastic, yet I expect this to going to be the exact reaction from the haters.

    I can’t wait for this to be finally released.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook

    @11 I know you weren’t being serious, but I’m worried that folk will seriously believe that the press is being bought on this one.

    You getting it day one dude?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    wow, i knew it will be good. i liked the demo. planned to get it day one but i still have lots of unfinished/even unstarted games here, so it would be kinda stupid to buy it now. i secretly hope for a wiiu port soon too;)
    current gen i sold/ traded in most of my games. i know i lost money that way, still it helped me to constantly get new games whenever i wanted. i have all 3 systems and had one or two handhelds as well all the time (psp, vita, ds 3ds). expensive stuff. rented games too from time to time but do not like to have the feeling that i have to rush things. BUT i started collecting nintendo (wii, wiiu, ds, 3ds games) recently and want to continue that. i just felt like i had to focus on something:) so getting it for the wiiu would be my first choice really. looks like it wont happen though.

    i think i´ll wait a little if i can. i just love DmC though, so i cannot count on my own words here. regarding games i am like a tiny leaf in the wind anyway.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Dave Cook

    @13 you won’t be disappointed Gem.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. YoungZer0

    @12: Of course. Can’t wait to play it. Enjoy the full combat, with all it’s weapons, combos and updates, then there are all the different versions of Limbo i’ve not seen yet and I’d also love to know where the story goes.

    Oh and the music.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Dave Cook

    @15 this is my favourite track. Amazing fight music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlCc56VwIZo

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Beta

    Loved the demo, definite day one! :)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. polygem

    …i can see myself accidentally passing by a random multimedia shop after work next tuesday. ooops what´s that in my shopping bag…ah whatever, now that it´s there, let´s just buy it.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    haha, THAT´S the soundtrack for slaying demons all day and throw them back TO HELL where they belong!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    @15: Have been hearing it up and down since one of the trailers featured it. Really hope there is more music like it in the game, because Combichrist doesn’t seem to usually produce this kind of music.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Dave Cook

    @20 put it this way dude: most people think it’s got a dubstep soundtrack. It doesn’t. It has little flashes and ‘wubz’ here and there, but nothing full-blown Scrillex or any shite like that.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    @21: I thought that the boss fight from the demo definitely had some dubstep. But that’s not Combichrist, that’s Noisia. And personally, i don’t care what the genre is, if it’s good music; it’s good music.

    http://youtu.be/_Waqn0jBG58

    #22 2 years ago
  23. SplatteredHouse

    Not having had access to the demo, I am most anticipating the end of the guessing, and partly-informed naysaying around this, and seeing this game being reacted to in the plain light of day. Once people can judge for themselves. THAT is what I am looking forward to – alongside a full assessment from Dave. I am really looking forward to seeing what DMC actually is (and have been for a while).

    #23 2 years ago
  24. absolutezero

    Remember that Dragon Age 2 got some pretty sterling “genuine” reviews when it came out.

    Also the Ninja Theory twitter is a thing of entitled bitter beauty. Serious go have a look at it theres one mentioning that no “genuine” review has been below 89%.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Dave Cook

    @24 that’s because the embargo is on January 14th. I believe that the other reviews aren’t genuine. I honestly believe that angry, bitter gamers who hate NT’s direction would go to the lengths of falsifying reviews. Their reaction thus far has been pathetic.

    Either way man, the review embargo lifting will be interesting to see.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. absolutezero

    Not really.

    /Keighley

    #26 2 years ago
  27. YoungZer0

    @25: Yep, so far we’ve seen every negative stereotype of a gamer being represented by the DMC Fans. So i trust the will continue to show their worst side and do anything to smear the game.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    You want to know why most of the reactions have been petulant toy tossing?

    Its mainly because no one, not a single Goddamn person was interested in opening a discussion about why. Instead we got the guy from OXM acting like a cunt, instead we got GARMES JURLISMS telling us that they know best and we should shut and buy. Just buy it. Shut up its early footage wait for the demo, Shut up its a demo the full game is different. SHUT UP AND BUY IT.

    I think the only site that took a balanced view of this entire escapade was Gather Your Party.

    No I remember that CVG tweet calling the people moaning about 30FPS losers. This is our media.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Dave Cook

    @28 Maybe they do just really like the game? Is that not a possibility.

    I really like it. I can’t say any more because of the embargo, but I genuinely, truthfully believe gamers are wrong about this one. It’s superb.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. absolutezero

    All of them? Every single last one working for a Major games site does see a single fault with either the direction or the gameplay or the writing?

    uh huh. I’m sure its just the fans being difficult, you know the people that allowed this game to be created by buying all the previous entries.

    Entitled, the lot of them.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Dave Cook

    @30 hold on, who said every reviewer likes the game? The embargo doesn’t lift until Jan 14th :/

    Think you’re blowing this out of proportion a bit dude.

    Yes I do believe ‘fans’ have been overly harsh to a game they haven only played a demo for. It’s not representative to how the game expands as it goes. It’s knee-jerk reaction at its worst.

    I’m a big hack n’ slash fan – it’s my favourite genre – and I really do like this game. It’s great. I’m not bought and paid for, didn’t get any merch or trips. It’s just a brilliant take on what was – in my opinion – a franchise of diminishing returns.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Greek God

    Dave@
    you played till the end right ?
    can you confirm if this leaked ending is fake?
    SPOILER****************************

    donte was created by mundus and lives in an simulation and escapes into the real world after the end
    **************************************SPOILER END

    I know you re under embargo but what about Bloody Palace?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Dave Cook

    @32 I’m on my second playthrough yes.

    I can’t say a thing about the ending or Bloody Palace. At all. I’d be sued, seriously.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Greek God

    oh ok nevermind xD

    #34 2 years ago
  35. absolutezero

    Im casting no accusations or anything here Dave, I think everyone knows your a tip-top chap.

    Most of the previews written for the larger more “corporate” sites and the magazines still running have all been glowing. The times that they even mentioned some of the concerns were to belittle and brush them away as nothing.

    Theres an atmosphere of “We know whats good, thats why we have our jobs. You should just shup up and stop making us look bad”. That OXM video is like being patted on the head and told to settle down.

    Its come to the stage where if you now want to say anything slightly negative about what you’ve seen from the many promotional videos, the demo and interviews you’ll get BUT HAVE YOU PLAYED THE FULL GAME? thrown at you. Like thats more than enough to make everything go away. No I have not played the full game but the weight of everything beforehand has made me not want to do that.

    Kinda sure its going to be a proper success either way, despite how rough the game has had it. The pre-order figures are more or less backing this up, right now I think its higher than Revengence.

    Basically what I’m trying to say in a terrible way is that the over-load of love for the game opposed to the “fans” (they are’nt really fans are they te he) outcry has been a little bit dodgy from the get go.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. YoungZer0

    @28: Blah, blah, blah. Looking for new reasons to hate the game, every chance you get. Don’t you? Like a true “DMC Fan”. People still complain about the hair. Most of them don’t even know that it turns white in devil mode. They are hating because they can, they are hating because THEY DO FEEL ENTITLED and at this point Ninja Theory has nothing to prove.

    This isn’t even comparable to the ending of Mass Effect 3. The ending could’ve been changed, but if you listen to a “DMC Fans”, they want EVERYTHING about this game to be different (More like the same, really). Are you really that stupid? Do you really think you’re making a reasonable argument here?

    If you don’t agree, how about you act like a fucking adult and move the fuck on? Your crying and bitching isn’t going to change a damn thing. The game is done and it’s going to come out. And the sells will tell if it’s better to do more of the same crap or deliver something new for once.

    Capcom doesn’t owe you anything. You didn’t buy their games because you wanted to do them a favor, you bought it because you liked it.

    Don’t like it, don’t buy it. But for the love of Spaghetti-Monster, stop bitching.

    The whole energy people like you waste writing ignorant crap is insane. Draw a horse, or something.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Dave Cook

    @35 Oh no man seriously I know you’re sound dude, I didn’t think you were having a proper go at me :)

    I’m trying to calmly play referee here and to suggest that the game is better than the criticism aimed at it since it was launched. Granted though, people will still refuse to buy it because of ‘that’ haircut. It will be their loss that’s for sure.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. absolutezero

    Thats what I was waiting for : “hair”.

    I don’t think anyone will refuse to buy this game because of the colour of the main characters hair. I know so little about it that I have’nt actually seen a scene where the top of a mop falls on Dante’s head and he looks at himself in a mirror. EDIT: Its a wig, my bad.

    Then he proceeds to go white over the course of the game anyway.

    Think about my negativity as a balancing meter for you saying the samething in every thread but from a burningly positive stance instead. My yang to your ying. Only I don’t really insult anyone that likes the game. Which is nice.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. death_489

    @Dave

    People dont want to buy this because they have many many reasons then the hair , i think it’s true ..

    ) The character is changed , he act and talk different then before.
    ) The gameplay is sooo easy , i tried the demo and i think they are right on this one ..
    ) NT is making fun of the fans , that’s just rude from them .
    ) There are other reasons but i dont remember them .

    What do you think since you played it ?. is it true ?. i for one think it will be a good game but not a dmc game ..

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Dave Cook

    @39

    I’ll address these points as best I can while under embargo:

    “The character is changed , he act and talk different then before.”

    Does he? ;)

    “The gameplay is sooo easy , i tried the demo and i think they are right on this one ”

    Son of Sparda difficulty says otherwise.

    “NT is making fun of the fans , that’s just rude from them .”

    Nope. To say why this is wrong would be to spoil the plot.

    I don’t say this to argue, but seriously. Wait until the reviews lift :)

    I wish I could say more, but I can’t.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. deathm00n

    People should learn the diference between reboot, remake and continuation.

    I’ve played the demo, sure it isn’t a masterpiece, but I plan buying it, the whole limbo thing is very cool to me, the first level of the demo was awesome in terms of design. The one thing that I was confused and I’ve seen other people complaining is the triggers being what change between weapons.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Da Man

    It’s just a boring single player half-pattern based game, which isn’t even funny to play.

    I’m willing to bet it’ll be the last Dmc. It’s not 2001 anymore.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @Da Man

    That doesn’t really even warrant a response, but okay, I’ll take the bait:

    No, it’s not. It’s actually one of the most inventive and thoroughly excellent action games I’ve played this whole gen. But hey, don’t play it; no skin off mine.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dave Cook

    @42 you’ve played it all then yeah?

    Utter nonsense.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. FoureyesZero

    The new DMC=Final fantasy 13.
    Final fantasy fans will now how DMC fans feel.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Deacon

    @45 – it’s called evolution ; )

    You can’t please ‘em all, but you’re damned if you stay stuck in the past.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Ireland Michael

    @40 This has me ridiculously stoked now. I’m guessing there’s a few surprises they haven’t quite revealed just yet.

    @45 I’ve been a Devil May Cry fan since day one, and spectacle fighters are my favourite genre bar none, and I love the new DmC.

    Do nor speak for the entire fanbase please.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Dave Cook

    @45 I’m a Final Fantasy Fan. Have been since FF6.

    I like FF13.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Dave Cook

    Also, one word:

    ‘Ikaruga’

    You’ll know what I mean next week.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Da Man

    #43

    Really? You mean people losing interest in pattern-based, AI controlled videogames? Here’s a bait for you: name me one reason why I should play a single player game over a multiplayer one..

    I’ve played the first four, and I wouldn’t play them again now.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. ShowUsYourLunch

    I just can’t wait for the people who decry this for “8.9″ as not good enough of a score

    #51 2 years ago
  52. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @48

    I don’t know anybody that played FFXIII to the end that didn’t enjoy it a great deal. On the one hand that figures, since you’re hardly likely to play it to the end if you’re hating it, but on the other, it also means that those who gave it the most time got a lot out of it, me included. I really loved FFXIII. Completed it twice and did a shedload of endgame content. Not going to make excuses for that. Good game.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Dave Cook

    @50

    “I’ve played the first four, and I wouldn’t play them again now.”

    ??? It’s a new take on an aged franchise. New perspectives can surprise you.

    “Name me one reason why I should play a single player game over a multiplayer one.”

    Because developers are becoming insanely good at coming up with exciting, emotive and thrilling scripted events that can only exist in a single player context. Plus, single player games can tell superb stories.

    Actually baffled by what you said btw. Mad.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    @50

    Your prejudice for all single-player games then should have been stated as such. That’s not what you said, so stop back-pedalling. You’re free to hate SP games, but don’t call something boring and dated just because you have other tastes. It’s disrespectful to the people who come here to find out whether it’s good or not for them. People who enjoy this sort of game. People like me.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. Ireland Michael

    @54 Back-peddling, being disrespectful and insulting everyone as inferior human beings because they have different tastes is kinda his schtick.

    Guy has some serious personal issues. His mommy probably didn’t hug him enough as a child or something.

    #55 2 years ago
  56. ShowUsYourLunch

    @52

    The only way i could see someone enjoying it, is if it was the 1′st FF they played.

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Da Man

    #53

    If yet another game where you get ranks based on how you juggle AI controlled foes whose sole purpose is to assist you in doing that turns people on then okay I guess.

    I really don’t know why I would want to play scripted events when I can watch a movie with real actors instead. Baffling I suppose.

    #54

    You missed my point.. I was expecting you to give reasons along the lines of storyline and scripted scenes but it was done already.

    It’s not disrespectful in the slightest. Bayonetta is funny thus it gets my money. this game isn’t.

    #57 2 years ago
  58. Ireland Michael

    The gameplay layer of FFXIII is solid enough.

    It’s the entire framework surrounding the story, characters, lore and progression that is an utter disaster.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Da Man

    Of course the resident neurotic is hard at work to help me derail the thread..

    It’s amazing isn’t it how his sole purpose here is exactly that. What would he do if it wasn’t for anyone not buying into anything posted.

    Knee jerk reactions, shallow generic copy paste analysis and bs disguised as independent views. Some heavy issues right there.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. ShowUsYourLunch

    @58

    I would strongly disagree with that. you walk down a corridor and press x in battles to win.

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Ireland Michael

    @60 If that was the entirity of your strategy in FFXIII, 90% of the battles would have slaughtered you, and you wouldn’t have passed the any of the boss battles past the first few hours.

    Now, FFVII, there was a “Press X to win” Final Fantasy.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Deacon

    So now ALL SP games are fair game for Da Man. They’re all built with the sole purpose of being ‘beaten’, so therefore they must all inherently be shallow and pointless.

    If you were a professional MP gamer then I would allow you some respect, but you’re not. You’re just a bitter, cynical nerd, who hates 90% of games made this decade, yet spends a LOT of time writing gibberish posts online telling us all how shit everything is while we try to actually discuss things in an adult fashion. Cos we, you know, like these things.

    You don’t need any help derailing threads. You are that guy.

    And again… judging a full game based only on a demo and some videos online. That’s your second logic fail of the day DM – one more and you’re in danger of becoming a potato.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. Ireland Michael

    @62 Did someone say potato?

    I like potatoes.

    #63 2 years ago
  64. Deacon

    @Michael, I mean, there is a LOT of X-pressing in XIII, and XIII-2… but it’s like you said, people seem to forget just how much of that there was in VII (VIII, & IX too in honesty). Nostalgia has taken over.

    Anyway… back to this DMC tirade -_-

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Da Man

    Cool story, brah. Err, first of I don’t like something which tries to be challenging this way. And yes that’s precisely the reason why they’re shallow and pointless, which sales prove a lot. Customers are getting away from pseudo challenges and play multiplayer instead.

    Also, no I’m not a pro-gamer in the slightest. I have a job, which is why I don’t hate Apple and Justin Bieber with Lady Gaga ;)

    Also I never said half as much of what a psychotic, hypersensitive mind of yours painted right there.

    Ironically, our independent mind right there would fit the description just fine.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. ShowUsYourLunch

    @ 61

    I apoligise. your right, there is also pressing L1 and switching paridims then pressing x again to auto heal/protect/etc.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. Joe Musashi

    @65 I saw this and thought of you.

    JM

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Da Man

    i.hate.hypocritical.old.men.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. Ireland Michael

    @64 VIII only suffered that problem if you were willing to draw spells for hours (ugh, what a tedious mechanic). Most of us did though, so it became the case pretty much by default.

    FFIX definitely didn’t have that issue, due to the class specific characters. Good luck winning a fight just by pressing X with Vivi, Eiko, Quina or Dagger in your party.

    FFX? Yes, but only in the end game. For the main story progression, every mob had specific weaknesses that only certain characters could handle.

    FFXII… you didn’t even have to press X. =P

    @66 Nice back peddling.

    Without constant split second paradigm shifting and taking an active role in the process, many of the later encounters were completely impassable, especially the end game.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. Da Man

    More generic copy paste denial.

    He’s too independent to realize he’s wrong.

    FFIX definitely didn’t have that issue though, thanks to its class specific character
    lol’ed

    Sorry, I’m ignoring him.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. YoungZer0

    @62: Wonderful comment, can’t help but agree 100% with it.

    #71 2 years ago
  72. Da Man

    I think I’ll better start using my alt account of Ireland Zero to contribute on society, mentally insufficient masses playing CoD and the such only to quote Metal Gear Solid and Fight Club a few lines later.

    I want to 1 vs 4 you in Team Slayer (even though i’m no pro).

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Deacon

    @67 – haha.. right on time!

    @69 – I may have generalized a bit too much then. You’re absolutely correct RE VIII & IX.

    @ Da Man – it’s not like you ever have anything positive or constructive to add to the MP-centric articles either though is it… so…. ummmm… why ARE you here?

    #73 2 years ago
  74. Dave Cook

    @57 “Bayonetta is funny thus it gets my money. this game isn’t.”

    Oh you couldn’t be more wrong.

    Again you haven’t played it all yet. I’m on my second playthrough now. Don’t talk shite.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Da Man

    Halo isn’t really about aiming, good luck beating tryhards with your precious aim skills by using Gravity hammer and Energy Sword.

    Brilliant stuff. The depth is second to only jrpgs.

    it’s not like you ever have anything positive or constructive to add to the MP-centric articles
    I do that regularly. Besides, my mockery is more constructive and positive than any of those lolessays.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. Ireland Michael

    @73 Because he likes trolling and has a raging superiority complex?

    Surely you know this by now?

    @74 STOP GETTING ME SO EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME DAVE!!1!!11!

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Da Man

    I’m a father of the three, work out daily and I write for a gaming website. No wait, I’m actually a father of four and I’m a network administrator.

    No wait, I’m a psychologist and I have five kids and a dog.

    Sorry again, I’m ignoring him. Don’t let him derail the thread.

    #74

    Okay. But perhaps it’s not funny in the sense that I meant.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. ShowUsYourLunch

    @69

    As far as pressing x to win battles I say you have me there good sir… i still hate the game ;)

    #78 2 years ago
  79. YoungZer0

    I don’t like Singleplayer Games. Let’s talk about that, but beware, someone could derail the thread.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Deacon

    @77 we can only dream of being able to comprehend your level of humour DM!

    Seriously though, this is my last post of the day. It’s been great. Let’s see if you’ve learnt anything here today…

    A simple question -

    Assuming I play ALL sorts of games. Every genre. I’ve tried every franchise. I’ve done it all. I play games at least an hour a day (you know, to relax and entertain myself), whilst holding none favourite over the other. They’re all great.

    Now, using the English language, how could one describe the relationship I have with videogames?

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Ireland Michael

    @78 So do I. Just for everything besides the main gameplay.

    It’s a solid and decently strategy intensive battle system, but if the characters are utterly nauseating and the story is a pile of crap… well…

    FFXIII is a case study in bad storytelling, even more so than Metal Gear Solid.

    Re: DmC.

    I enjoyed the demo. I think the game is flashy, enjoyable and funny.

    But…

    I do know for a fact that some mechanics in the game as it currently stands are completely broken – jump cancelling is especially bad. If you can infinitely spamjumpslash an enemy into submission, there’s an inherent problem with the design. They *will* have to patch that for the full release.

    I think it’ll still be fun, but there are niggles with the system that have to be fixed. Pretending they don’t exist is naive, no matter what else the game gets right.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. ShowUsYourLunch

    @81

    And then you had to start on MGS :). i acctually followed the story of 1 and 3. 2 and 4 on the other hand… well balls.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Da Man

    #80

    My humor isn’t really rocket science to decipher it, but then it’s not really aimed at deprived, socially and professionally unsuccessful nerds who quote the same videogames they criticized a post back..

    I did improve my spoken Engrish. you only need to see that thread with the i.hate.disagrees to figure it went from blatantly pathetic to above mediocre (well probably mediocre compared to residents of Uk)

    As for your question, you are both jaded and cynical (and a nerd) which is the whole reason you like anime and japanese mind fakery (you *are* the target audience, aside from the teens), so why talk theoretically? Anyway, that would be quite an enthusiast.

    #83 2 years ago
  84. ShowUsYourLunch

    Keyboard Warriors Assemble!

    #84 2 years ago
  85. Dragon246

    @Dave
    Just hear the soundtrack of Anarchy Reigns, latest game by Platinum Games. The soundtrack is awesome. Best of 2012 for me. It releases on 11th January.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. Joe Anderson

    ShopTo – No Score – http://www.shopto.net/news/41660/DMC-Devil-May-Cry-Review

    Thanks :D

    #86 2 years ago
  87. JamieSI

    8/10 on Strategy Informer – http://www.strategyinformer.com/xbox360/dmc/reviews.html

    #87 2 years ago
  88. DanteDestroyer

    HardGame2 – 9/10 – http://www.hardgame2.com/ps3/articulo-6814analisis-dmc-devil-may-cry-review-videojuego-capcom-ninja-theory.html&page=3

    #88 2 years ago
  89. f1r3storm

    http://www.eurogamer.de/articles/2013-01-14-dmc-devil-may-cry-test

    8/10

    #89 2 years ago
  90. Patrick Garratt

    Cheers. Everything’s added so far.

    #90 2 years ago
  91. Pickard12

    Recommended from BeefJack
    http://beefjack.com/reviews/dmc-devil-may-cry-review-xbox-360-ps3-pc/

    #91 2 years ago
  92. GregE_EntFocus

    8/10 on Entertainment Focus
    http://www.entertainment-focus.com/games/articles/dmc-devil-may-cry

    #92 2 years ago
  93. JebusF

    9/10 from GodisaGeek.com

    http://www.godisageek.com/2013/01/dmc-devil-cry-review/

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Dave Cook

    See folks. Things can turn out ok in the end. Not everything is shit, made by committee or Call of duty.

    Still. Today’s shitstorm will be colossal I’m sure.

    *goes back to bed*

    (On holiday this week. But I should have the mother of all megaton exclusives next week. It’s coming…oh yes…)

    #94 2 years ago
  95. YoungZer0

    @94: Stop teasing us! >_<

    #95 2 years ago
  96. Dragon246

    @94
    Ni No Kuni?

    #96 2 years ago
  97. Dave Cook

    It’s a game that was never made but that almost was one day. We have the entire blown wide open scoop on it.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Valky3it

    Games.it (Italy) – 8,8

    http://www.games.it/microsoft/xbox360/recensioni/dmc-devil-may-cry-video-recensione.html

    #98 2 years ago
  99. Sneak-Out

    PlayFront (German) 9/10

    http://playfront.de/test-dmc-devil-may-cry-gelungenes/

    THX for posting ..

    #99 2 years ago
  100. EvilGost

    ps3gen.fr gives 17/20

    Link:www.ps3gen.fr/dmc-devil-may-cry-capcom-ninja-theory-test-impression-zoom-verdict-note-article-30379-5.html

    Translate:translate.google.fr/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=www.ps3gen.fr/dmc-devil-may-cry-capcom-ninja-theory-test-impression-zoom-verdict-note-article-30379-5.html

    #100 2 years ago
  101. YoungZer0

    @97: That could be any game, you’ve got to give us a little bit more information.

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Edo

    @97 So…is that game still coming out?
    IGN 8.9/10
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/14/dmc-devil-may-cry-review-360
    Is it The Last Guardian by any chance :) ?

    #102 2 years ago
  103. varrelo

    http://www.laps3.com/analisis/371208-analisis_dmc_devil_may_cry.html 88/100 from LaPS3.com – Spain

    #103 2 years ago
  104. VerbalKint27

    Another one here guys:
    http://thisismyjoystick.com/review/dmc-devil-may-cry/

    Rating: Buy It!

    #104 2 years ago
  105. Fin

    in b4 critics got it wrong

    #105 2 years ago
  106. Dave Cook

    @102 its future is uncertain at this point. Not the last guardian.

    #106 2 years ago
  107. Edo

    @106 Prey 2?Can you at least tell us was it a platform exclusive :) ?

    #107 2 years ago
  108. Dave Cook

    @107 nope :)

    #108 2 years ago
  109. Edo

    @108 So no to Prey 2 or platform exclusive?Or to both :) ?

    #109 2 years ago
  110. YoungZer0

    So it’s not Prey 2. -_- Damn it!

    #110 2 years ago
  111. get2sammyb

    Hey guys! Push Square review is 8/10! Thanks in advance! :)

    http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps3/dmc_devil_may_cry

    #111 2 years ago
  112. Moonwalker1982

    So Dave…next week it is? What day of the week? :)

    #112 2 years ago
  113. djhsecondnature

    One Hit Pixel – ‘A’

    http://onehitpixel.com/review/dmc-devil-may-cry

    #113 2 years ago
  114. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    GIGA 89%
    http://www.giga.de/spiele/devil-may-cry-5/tests/dmc-devil-may-cry-test-die-ruckkehr-des-teufels/

    #114 2 years ago
  115. killersense

    platform exclusive? here are my wild ass guesses then, getaway 3, eight days, versus 13, agent hmmmm i am lost beyond this

    NVM not a platform exclusive apparently so my guesses are invalid.

    #115 2 years ago
  116. Dave Cook

    @115 not platform exclusive. It’s an exclusive article.

    #116 2 years ago
  117. bitsnark

    Streets of Rage 4 methinks, given Dave’s man-crush on the IP :D

    Either that or Battlefront 3.

    Possibly.

    #117 2 years ago
  118. CityCobra

    german review – 86%

    http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-5910-capcom-ninja_theory-ps3-devil_may_cry_dmc.htm#page_top

    #118 2 years ago
  119. bitsnark

    @110 I reckon if Human Head haven’t got the resources or whatever to develop Prey 2, they should let the Dishonored folks (Arkane) have a stab at it (pun intended).

    I think they could come up trumps there personally.

    #119 2 years ago
  120. Erthazus

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mT415jlEI0M True DMC. Fuck me.

    #120 2 years ago
  121. splashofartstudios

    This game had one of the WORST ENDINGS in gaming history… Prepare to Facepalm if you get it.

    #121 2 years ago
  122. Dave Cook

    @117 not Streets of Rage 4 but I do have a blog on that game coming on Monday :)

    @121 worst of all time? Calm down.

    What don’t you like about it? Thought it was perfectly fine.

    #122 2 years ago
  123. bitsnark

    @122

    That’s still a win Dave! I’ll take that! :D

    #123 2 years ago
  124. splashofartstudios

    The ending fight between Virgil and Dante is laughable at best…. Mass Effect 3 ending masterpiece stuff…truly horrible. Dave have you played the older Devil May Cry games??? You would know that this is NOT HOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN…. Now Im not a fan of Devil May Cry…at all actually.. but when they have to rewrite stuff that has been already set in other games…. I have to question if they cared about the fans of the original games….

    #124 2 years ago
  125. Edo

    We seriously need to get some spoiler tags on this site ASAP!

    #125 2 years ago
  126. absolutezero

    Oh come on like you could’nt guess that from the first time they showed Vergil. Although saying that its not that it happens thats special its why and how.

    #126 2 years ago
  127. YoungZer0

    I’d also recommend to avoid the comments of any review, Kotaku had some sons of bitches who spoiled some rather important plot points in the first comment.

    #127 2 years ago
  128. R3Z0N

    TechDeville’s review: http://techdeville.com/2013/01/15/dmc-devil-may-cry-review/

    4/5

    #128 2 years ago
  129. SplatteredHouse

    http://www.giantbomb.com/dmc-devil-may-cry/61-32686/reviews/
    5/5

    #129 2 years ago
  130. noherczeg

    How can anyone give a game a score of 0 out of 10?? Not like I’d agree with anyone who says a game can be 10/10, but srsly…

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/dmc-devil-may-cry/user-reviews

    dafuq is this o.O

    #130 2 years ago
  131. Ireland Michael

    @130 Because people are idiots.

    #131 2 years ago

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    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]