I hate to start another meta-discussion about the DmC review, but there's something that I think needs to be said: criticisms of opinions can be valid. While most of the criticisms of Brad's review were misguided, some constructive and interesting posts were painted with the same "LEAVE BRAD ALONE AND CRY MORE YOU DESPERATE DMC FAN!" brush. Obviously "fuck you CBS sellout, I'm leaving forever!" isn't adding anything to a discussion, but meaningful criticisms of a game or the things said in a review are perfectly valid uses of the comment section — certainly more-so than making fun of someone for having a strong opinion. I may have missed a lot of moderated posts, but that thread seemed dominated by reflexive piling on, not unreasonable DMC 1-4 fans. At the very least, the piling on just made things worse.
I've been seeing this kind of no-criticism-allowed mentality in comment threads a lot lately, and it's getting tiresome. Reviews (and for better or worse, a lot of the news articles here) are opinion pieces, and it's perfectly natural for people to disagree with them. I have no stake in the DmC drama — I've never played a DMC game — but I do want this to be a place where meaningful debate is encouraged, not shouted down.