Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    30
    Diabolical Pitch is ridiculous, but in all the wrong ways.
  2. May 22, 2012
    44
    With sub-working core gameplay, Diabolical Pitch ultimately becomes little more than an exceptionally creative example of the limitations of Kinect. On a more effective control medium, it could have been a beautiful, if small, take on Suda51's every gaming hallmark. Instead, it is an elegant symbol of the Kinect's weaknesses. Even big fans of Grasshopper Manufacture should wait until they've played the demo multiple times before buying, even at 800 Microsoft points ($10). In as many words, this was a swing and a miss.
  3. May 17, 2012
    40
    Fundamental control niggles mean very few players will persevere to unlock everything DP has to offer. [Issue#122, p.104]
  4. 40
    It's a great idea, and filled with some top grade Suda51 weirdness, but Kinect is nowhere near accurate enough to make even such a simple game work properly.
  5. Apr 30, 2012
    40
    Concept and artdesign are not too bad, but the game suffers from bad movement recognition.
  6. May 15, 2012
    37
    Diabolical Pitch feels like a minigame that belongs in a larger collection of minigames, but sadly it's not, and this is all you get for 800 Microsoft Points for two hours of gameplay. It's a shallow experience that even if it did work properly at all times it still wouldn't be that much more exciting or fun.
  7. Apr 26, 2012
    40
    It's a mechanically flawed game that takes two hours to beat - though it's going to feel like it takes much, much longer.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 9, 2012
    8
    After have a terrible experience in Kinect Star Wars, I decide play Diabolical Pitch, previously known as Codename D, and the game is reallyAfter have a terrible experience in Kinect Star Wars, I decide play Diabolical Pitch, previously known as Codename D, and the game is really good, have some great moments, is good, and funny. Full Review »
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    Diabolical Pitch instantly brought me back to the days of arcades. Just a cheap and simple game that you can play with a friend and enjoy.Diabolical Pitch instantly brought me back to the days of arcades. Just a cheap and simple game that you can play with a friend and enjoy. There is no need for a complex story and cutting-edge game play. This a game where you can just forget about that and have some simple fun. I would have loved to play this game at an arcade growing up. People who did not grow up in the arcade era may not enjoy this game, which is fine because this game is definitely not for everyone. Diabolical Pitch is a great value for the price and just a lot of fun. Full Review »