Big Gap Between DmC Critic Scores And Hostile Fan Backlash
Die-hard fans of the franchise haven't liked the idea from the get-go. So maybe it was inevitable that no matter how the game turned out, the backlash was going to be furious and widespread.
Despite what most all critics are calling a really solid - and in some cases, elite - production, it seems obvious that fans are none too happy with the newly released reboot, DmC: Devil May Cry. If you've ambled over to Metacritic, you will find an 86 average review score from critics, and that's with 41 reviews tallied for the Xbox 360 version (the PS3 version only has 19 reviews, but it also holds an 86 average).
But the average user review score for the same game? 3.2.
Once again, this is why we say you really shouldn't trust user analyses, especially when it comes to certain games. Take last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, for instance: The user review Metascore was a 4.0, which we noted back in November. Now, very clearly, DmC is not worth a 3.2 and BOII is not worth a 4.0. Love 'em or hate 'em, the quality of the games in question is well beyond that of the user review scores. Petty hatred and bitter fan hostility badly impact the result and really, it's sort of embarrassing from the standpoint of a member of the gaming community.
Obviously, scores are always debatable. One could make a legitimate argument that maybe these two games shouldn't score above an 8. One could also make an equally legitimate argument that they shouldn't score below a 9. But threes and fours? ...maybe we shouldn't trust our peers when silly emotion gets in the way.
Related Game(s): DmC: Devil May Cry
1/16/2013 11:34:32 AM Ben Dutka