Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 31, 2015 12:02:07 GMT -5
Man, what is with this game? There's so much drama around it, and most of it is unconfirmed hearsay. First, there are rumors NoA isn't going to publish it, then there's rumors they're going to have Xseed publish it. And when NoA officially announces they're publishing it themselves, there are rumors that Xseed is upset with Nintendo. Not that it couldn't be true (the game was completely absent at E3), but for a game that supposedly no one cares about, everyone keeps talking about it.
Anyway, Itagaki has addressed the bad reviews on Facebook:
Hey guys, Thank you for playing our Devil's Third.
I believe that those of you who actually have the game in your hands are more than satisfied with how interesting and fun the game is.
Unfortunately the scores we've been receiving in Europe are pretty awful. Some of the criticism we're getting is constructive and fair - I can accept that. But in general, I'm going to guess that most of the people reviewing the game weren't given a chance to evaluate it properly.
Just as one example, we designed the online multiplayer mode to be enjoyed together with tons of people, but it seems dozens of reviewers were only allowed to try the game in a closed environment.
That's extremely unfortunate for everyone involved. As you can imagine, no one can effectively evaluate the playability of multiplayer games under these conditions.
For me though, I value the feedback you guys can offer much more. Please enjoy the game for yourselves. After that, let me know everything about what you're thinking, so that we can make a better future.
Gotta give him credit for being upfront and standing by the game, I suppose. It's interesting to point out that Famitsu scored it 8/9/8/8. Not that Famitsu is the be-all-end-all of game reviews, but maybe there are cultural differences in what's considered important in a game like this.
Personally, from what I've seen, I get the impression that it's a flawed game, but still appeals to a small, enthusiastic, hardcore fan base.