Forget the Haters, DmC Devil May Cry is a Hit With Critics

on January 15, 2013 10:00 AM

Do you remember when Capcom announced that Ninja Theory (Enslaved: Journey to the West, Heavenly Sword) would be in charge of a Devil May Cry reboot? I sure as hell do, especially since long time fans of the series took to the internets to share their collective cringe at the thought of an outside developer coming in and ruining their beloved franchise. Then to add salt to the wound, Dante’s new appearance made him look more like Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spiderman than any DMC protagonist that came before him proving to fans that this would be going in a completely different direction that what they’ve become¬†accustomed with.

Well now the time has come to find out if DmC Devil May Cry is as bad as everyone has made it out to be over the last two years. And it’s safe to say that if earlier reviews are any indication — the naysayers (and haters) are completely wrong.

As of this writing, DmC’s Metacritic score is sitting pretty at 86, with its highest score of a 100 coming from Giant Bomb and it’s lowest score of 70 from The Sixth Axis (respectively). Of course the angry mob of DmC purists have also hit Metacritic’s user reviews section — and have sprinkled zeros all over it brining the user score down to a paltry 2.7. But with a street date of today, and not many of those reviews being detailed it’s quite obvious what’s going on here.

DmC Devil May Cry is out today and is probably worth a good look if you’re looking at something to pick up on new release Tuesday. Make sure to stay tuned to DualShockers for our own in-depth review from our in-house Devil May Cry¬†aficionado, Kenneth Richardson.

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