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Submitted by LawlessSXE 1039d ago | opinion piece

DmC: Devil may Cry and the 10/10 Story

OnlySP writes:

"In my recent review of DmC Devil may Cry, I made the decision to grant a perfect score to the story. My first such, and not a decision that I came to lightly. Indeed, I agonised over that factor more than any other, trying to work out if I could justify it to myself, before being able to do so to the readers. A large part of that indecision was down to the fact that the narrative presentation of the game does not align with my ideals of what constitutes the best possible implementation of storytelling within the medium. Bearing this in mind, along with the dialogue issues and lack of thematic depth that I mentioned in the review, the question inevitably arises of what it is that prompted the bestowal of that coveted 10/10.

"Now, I took pains within the review to canvas this, but even though I feel that I was thorough, I do not believe that I was able to fully justify my reasoning and nor was I able to give a completely balanced view, due to the nature of reviews, which precludes discussion of topics only partly related to the subject. As such, I have elected to reiterate some of that, and go more in-depth in this editorial, but to do that effectively will require the citation of specific story beats and, thus, major spoilers." (Culture, DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

RazMaTaz0121  +   1039d ago
10/10 Story? You having a laugh? DmC story was ok but not 10/10 good. Not to mention the obvious plot hole in this game. Mundus didnt even know Sparda had 2 twins, even though his minions + Mundus ripped his house apart with paintings that BLATANTLY show 2 kids. There are many more that have been pointed out on the IGN Forum, but this is no 10/10 on story, 7/10 at best, and thats been generous.
N4GDgAPc  +   1039d ago
Hehe thats funny. Didn't think about that. Maybe Mundus never looked at the paintings. Aslo he could of been focused on only killing everyone in the house which led him not to be observant of the pictures.

I know I've done that before. I focused all my efforts on that one thing not recognizing whats happening around me.

@edit below
Yeah maybe Mundus is just stupid and saw the 2 kids that looked like twins.
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TheOneEyedHound  +   1039d ago
Or maybe you could only see the pictures!!!
Kurt Russell  +   1039d ago
Or he just assumed they were childless kiddy fiddlers?!!?
N4Flamers  +   1039d ago
You must feel guilty if you have to write an article in defence of your opinion. From what i 'be seen of the dialogue this game doesn't deserve a perfect score. The combat system was weaker than other DMC games and on its own it was just OK. It's not like when you first play bayonetta and you feel powerful yet humbled (because you know you're only scratching the surface) while I personally like the premise of the game I feel like overall it was a 7.
LawlessSXE  +   1039d ago
Not guilty at all. Rather, written as a response to the many, many people that flame the game by choosing to sideline logic. The dialogue is easily the weakest part of the story but that also is of lesser weight when compared to other story elements, namely plot, characterisation and theme. Gameplay is no factor here.
zerocrossing  +   1039d ago
You're still wrong, DmC is in no way a 10/10 story wise, most games story's are poor and usually that's a given especially with action games when the gameplay is making up for that fact, DmC's story is in no way an exception to this being as it is one of the weakest around.

Why would Vergil choose not to be honest with Dante from the start about his intentions after defeating Mundus? How is it Mundus didn't know Sparda and Eva had twins when pictures are plastered all over their house? Not to mention the villain characters were absolute morons, Mundus had power enough to topple a city but did nothing but send weak demons henchmen to get Dante who is a "nephalim" known to be ridiculously powerful beings, Mundus knew exactly where he was and could haved ended Dante himself early on before Dante's powers awoke.
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LawlessSXE  +   1039d ago
Nephilim are not "ridiculously powerful beings". It is stated that they are the only ones capable of killing a Demon Lord, but that doesn't mean that they are not capable of being killed by Lesser Demons. Why would he bother to battle Dante himself when he can delegate the task? And Mundus didn't know where Dante was. He dispatched demons to find and get rid of him, with the Hunter attacking on discovery. Similarly, Dante sought out the other bosses and the camera demons operate independently. Demons are not a hive mind.

I can't disagree with Mundus' obliviousness regarding the twins, though. Vergil's dishonesty makes sense. There was no way that Dante would be interested in ruling, so he didn't try to appeal to his ego. Considering that Dante is sympathetic towards humans from the outset, it makes sense that he would rebel against Vergil's ideas, as well.
Baka-akaB  +   1039d ago
"The dialogue is easily the weakest part of the story but that also is of lesser weight when compared to other story elements, namely plot, characterisation and theme."

That part alone makes no sense to me . A weak dialogue should at least automatically warrant a tiny minus and prevent a perfect story score . It's an ensemble , not some part you can just throw away so you could only see pure "beauty"

It is perfect or it aint .

And yeah i'm of the sentiment that you shouldnt need to defend your review at all , unless it involves bribes and misgivings , wich isnt the case here . Either people accept your opinion or dont . I this case i obviously dont
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Redempteur  +   1039d ago
i'd never though i'd see the day when i'll see a 10/10 in story for Dmc and more than that .. someone defending this with an insane "logic" argument.

please explain to me how the poor dialog doesn't hinder the 10/10 plot ? i need to have another laugh.
zerocrossing  +   1039d ago
10/10? I smell BS. Either you haven't gotten around to playing any real quality titles yet or you seriously need to reconsider your standards, DmC's story like most of the game is OK at best, 7/10 is what it deserves, IMO.
Samuel-Rodrigues  +   1039d ago
Im all for the overall story in this DMC, it was just the obvious ending that screamed "sequel" that annoyed me.
Maybe Vergils downfall will give a little more closure?

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