DmC: Devil May Cry Xbox 360 Review - PAGE 1

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Chimaira Jun 11, 13
I've only played the demo and then browsed through the threads in this forum but it seems as though this game has that angsty American teen thing going on. There seems to be excessive swearing to the point where it takes all the meaning out of it and it's like 13 year olds swearing for the sake of swearing while their parents are out. Also, the characters that I did see looked like something straight out of the Twilight movies.

That being said though, the game play felt very much like Devil May Cry and it was quite enjoyable so I'll probably be getting this game within the next few months. I just hope that they get back on track with the next game and release number 5 in the original series.
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Dududa Feb 25, 13
I saw it only at gameplays and trailer. I've read a lot of reviews. I think it looks great. I like "new" Dante, great music and generally - climate.
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Jace2012 Feb 14, 13
Story is the part that this game stumbles most???

I find it a lot better than DMC4 and very nice indeed compared to older DMC titles!

DmC rocks!
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gnight100 Feb 1, 13
idc about the storyline it was great untill dmc4 but yahh the old games were way better.This reboot is like the mreboting sspiderman its great untill you guys finally want to follow the storyline an *bleep* up the movie.
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Storm Jan 28, 13
They tried to cater to the Western audience...but as Ded mentioned, the target seems to hit those rare young teens that like this punk/serious style. Is this what Japan/England thinks of us? @_@

Finally beat the game over the weekend, was out of town. Decent enough, but the story is quite a setback. They put a lot of focus in it, and the story, to me, is easily the weakest part of the game. The backstory was nice, I liked the focus on Punkte's past, but the later missions...ugh.
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DedValve Jan 17, 13
The point of Saints row was to be over the top, silly, zany just as the point of non-canon DMC is to be stylish and all sorts of cray cray.

When your reviewing the story of Saints Row and the story of a game like The Walking Dead or Heavy Rain and you gave both games (in terms of story) the same score thats because you HAVE to review these stories differently. Mainly one two things, "does this story take itself seriously and is it a big part of the game?" or "is gameplay here taking precedence over story and is the story taking itself like one big joke and if so is it an enjoyable joke?"

The secondary purpose of this reboot (other than to make as many sales as resident evil rofl) is to make a cohesive narrative that takes itself seriously for once and surpass the story of it's predecessors. However the same Ninja Theory that "doesn't care" about fans is the same one that caved in and radically changed Dante and the story late during development sprinkling a serious EDGY and shakespearean story with one liners, humor and potty jokes which come off as contrived, pointless and downright horrible just to try and please previous DMC fans.

Especially when you consider the fact that the new DmC sacrificed gameplay for an edgy and serious story that does take itself seriously only be a story that only 13 year olds can find cool. After all who else loves dick jokes? Besides HunterKiller666
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Rey Jan 16, 13
Should of made myself a bit more clear, wasn't directed to your review. You did a great job.

I was referring to the video and people complaining how bad the game is.

"Doesn't make you laugh so much as make you cringe."
Exactly what SR3 did to me

I'll be ranting after i get to play the game on PC. Until then i speak out of place.

I apologize if i sound like an asshole, i guess i'm just a tryhard dmc fanboy.
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 16, 13
Rey Read the DmC review a little more carefully. Self-awareness and identity are the issues here.

The problem with DmC, unlike say classic Devil May Cry or even Saints Row: The Third, is that it doesn't quite settle anywhere. Both of the other examples certainly don't try to convince you they're very serious, and their humor is wholly intentional. With either, you know that they mean to be funny, and they're practically parodies of themselves.

This isn't the case with DmC. It tries too hard to be edgy, to the point where all the swearing is no longer crass humor -- it's just crass. Doesn't make you laugh so much as make you cringe. At multiple points in the game, I wondered, "Wait, so am I supposed to be taking this game more seriously?" I genuinely was not convinced until the latter half that, yes, this game wants to be taken seriously, but it won't quite allow you to do that with all its badly timed swearing and innuendos. Nuance is in the writing.
quote Rey
Sounds familiar?
I know what I wrote. Now that you mention it, though: damn, I actually liked the Saints Row characters more than DmC's cast. (Vergil was still a complete cutie, even if he was also halfway to being a sociopath.)

Edit: I'd also like to point out that there are clearly other reasons (stated in the review) I rated this game the way I did.
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Rey Jan 16, 13
Afaik DMC always had issues in this area. Cheesy and immature jokes/story, no one ever complained until now...

Do people finally come to realize how bad they are? According to Saints Row: The Third reviews, no they didn't. It has one of the worst storyline i ever seen in a game in my entire life, neoseeker gave them a 9/10. So did most websites... v.v

At least i get a good game out of DMC. I admit it won't be AAA product but its gonna be something i'm gonna enjoy.
quote RabidChinaGirl, SaintsRow: The Third
Really, the game only wants you to have as much fun as humanly possible, and everything about it was designed for this sole purpose
Sounds familiar?

I honestly think the 7/10 is just fine. Great review.
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DedValve Jan 16, 13
Sorry to burst your bubble but according to Tameem this isn't a genuine review. Your supposed to give it an 8/10 for it to be genuine.
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 15, 13
Ded Valve Video made my sides split. It's tragically accurate.

Totally broke the article page though.
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DedValve Jan 15, 13
SHAKESPEAREAN AND SOPHISTICATED STORY. But yeah this is leagues trashier than original non-canon DMC, oh and Dante/Vergil aren't complete evil assholes in the non-canon series (what they did to Mundus' child).

http://youtu.be/aTQFpwZwk-w

But at least it's edgy...right?
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RabidChinaGirl Jan 15, 13
quote nipsen
"No, not very compelling at all; in fact, it’s downright juvenile."

..unless it's serious for a moment. In other words, it's 100% DMC?
Hm, not quite. There is definitely a gap between the two games and how they present themselves and their humor. DmC was just too much at many times.
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tekmosis Jan 15, 13
I don't mind the complete make over of the protagonist, but his attitude, and the things he says....the guy needs a punch in the face
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