Though our review of DMC: Devil May Cry
is right around the corner, you demanding scoundrels want the skinny right now, don’t you? Don’t You!?!?!
So, for your convenience, we’ve compiled the final tallies from a number of sites around the interwebnetospace... which is definitely a word.I’ve made my reservations regarding Ninja Theory’s reboot plain
but the general consensus is they’re totally unfounded. DMC
currently boasts a whopping, albeit early, Metacritic
score of 85!
It’s so nice being wrong about these things... works wonders for the auld professional pride...GamesRadar 4 out of 5 stars
On the combat’s breadth,“While DmC's story falls short, the combat excels, rivalling the best that the action genre has to offer. Each tool in Dante's vast arsenal comes with a staggering number of ground and air-based combos, which you'll unlock with greater frequency because separate resources are used for purchasing new abilities versus items.”CVG 9.0 [out of ten, like]
Fond of the intuitive combat,“those with a mind for frame counters and lengthy combos will find a deep, fluid combat that provides plenty of tools to experiment with. Those inclined to put in the time to explore the ins and outs of weapons, Dante's movement capabilities and Devil Trigger will find more than enough room to get creative. We suspect it won't be long before YouTube is filled with jaw-dropping exhibition videos.”Eurogamer 8/10
Impressed with the character revamp,“With attitude in spades and a clutch of killer lines, there have been few better reinventions of a classic character than this.”The Sixth Axis 7/10
Less than impressed with the campaign’s length,“If you’re looking for a game that’s long in one playthrough then DmC may not quite be for you. You can probably run through the main story in under ten hours, but there’s plenty of collectibles to go back and pick up, as well as leaderboards to compete with your friends on.”Gamespot 8.0
Lauding the characterisation,“There's no denying that there's still a drop of Devil May Cry lunacy to it all, particularly in Dante's cheesy quips, but underneath that over-the-top exterior lies heart. There are real moments of drama and excitement that are coupled with some well-realised characters that walk a fine line between good and evil.“IGN 8.5 [of 10.0 one assumes]
On enemy intelligence,“Like the combat systems, enemies also exhibit intelligence -- but to the player's benefit. Every incoming attack is broadcasted in some way through either visual or aural cues (or both).”Polygon 8 Decagon sides
Criticizing the narrative,“Any gravity to the story disappears in a flood of foul-mouthed dialogue. The writing comes off as tongue-in-cheek sometimes and trying too hard to be edgy other times — as in the case of new female lead Kat, a punk girl who can open portals to Limbo by way of graffiti.”
Digital Spy 4/5 Stars "Hell of a night..." This is a pun Enlarge
Praising the setting,“The development team also deserve credit for the design of Limbo City itself. A repeat of Devil May Cry 2's generic cityscape is thankfully avoided, with levels taking place in a wide variety of locations and transformed into twisted versions of themselves while Dante is in Limbo.”