Ubisoft's Jason Vandenberghe has said scores for Red Steel 2 so far are "acceptable" but "mixed".
Speaking on his personal blog, creative director Vandenberghe said he expected more from the game's scores, despite a Meta score of 81 percent.
"If you clicked that Metacritic link back there, you know that (as of this writing) our average rating is hanging out at a solid 81%," he said.
"Anyone in the industry will tell you: that doesn’t suck, but it ain’t the bestest ever.
"It’s the kind of number you need to be in the running for serious sales, and given the nature of the market we are releasing into, etc, blah blah blah, it’s pretty darn acceptable, but of course you always hope for more. It’s what Metacritic calls “generally favorable reviews”, but it’s closer to “mixed” than we’d prefer."
While it has been critically received well enough, it hasn't been the most fantastic start in terms of sales: it came in at 34th in this morning's UK charts.
We recently spoke to Vandenberghe recently about the game. You can get Nathan's interview with him here.