Devil’s Third has been plagued with extremely negative reviews ever since the Press got a hold of copies for publication. It has received so much negative publicity from the Press and gamers in Europe that the Creator of Devil’s Third Tomonobu Itagaki took to Facebook and released a statement regarding the news. Below is his full statement…
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.
Gamers, let’s build a future together
Thanks as always.
Itagaki is best known for his work in popular franchises such as Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, so it’s a real surprise to many that Devil’s Third would end up this bad. The game is currently available in Japan and Europe on Wii U. North America will have to wait until December 11 to get their hands on a copy.