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Submitted by 4logpc 1110d ago | opinion piece

DMC: Devil May Cry Betrays Fans of the Series

DMC might be a reboot of Devil May Cry, but Capcom removed everything that the series was known for. Fans of the series will find a game that is missing everything that they fell in love with. (Capcom, DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Trenta27  +   1110d ago
It was rebooted. Give this new series thing a chance. Jeez...
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zerocrossing  +   1110d ago
I gave DmC a chance, I gave it quite a few actually, and you know what? I still don't care for it.

DMC was fine the way it was, if I could think up ways to improve on the original then Im damn sure Capcom could have, I could have gotten into the reboot too if it retained anything of the original franchise I actually liked but it just wasn't appealing to me and apparently a lot of the core fanbase agree.

Accepting a reboot you feel is inferior in almost every way is one thing, but you'd have to be stupid to want to give money to Capcom and NT after all the insults and complete disregard they've shown for the core fanbase that supported DMC since it's original release on PS2.
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prototypeknuckles  +   1110d ago
right, heck im a huge Prince of persia fan and i loved the 2008 game, sure you couldnt die but prince of persia isnt really known for hard difficulty unlike DMC, but its known for great platforminh, great puzzles, great story, and great character interaction, and the 2008 game was just that in fact it felt more like a sequel to sands of time than warrior within did, it had things that were familiar from that game, and thats why i love it just the same way i do sands of time, but DmC not one thing screams Devil May Cry to me, and of course the insults from NT, who act like theyre one of the best developers ever when they arent, when they can make a uncharted, zelda, infamous,sly cooper, portal,a bayonetta,a prince of persia, halo, heck a pokemomn even, then they can talk.
Monstar  +   1109d ago
Then dont care..who the fuk is forcing you? it's a REBOOT...a different take by different developers. Stop crying.
Sevir  +   1109d ago
Great so the question is now that you've discerned that you dont care for it
why are you still here complaining about it!? LOL
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Lord_Sloth  +   1110d ago
I played it until I stopped due to sheer boredom.
Monstar  +   1109d ago
Want a cookie?
Lord_Sloth  +   1109d ago
Of course I don't want a cookie. I want Devil May Cry 5.
Blacktric  +   1109d ago
I wasn't aware that it was a "series" now...
Summons75  +   1110d ago
Clearly, we've been pointing this out the whole time. It was given to a dev with a very VERY mediocre games under their belt with poor sales to boot. Ninja Theory's ego is large and they insult everyone and everything that has an opinion that isn't in their favor. Look at the way they treated criticism for this game, they insulted everyone who pointed out the flaws. They insult Japanese developers and the creator. I was happy to see the sales of this game tank right away, only shows that the reviewers were only giving it a good score when everyone else hates it.
TronEOL  +   1110d ago
This is completely false. Heavenly Sword is one of PS3's most loved "launch" titles. And Enslaved was honestly underrated.

As for that reviewers comment, that's complete bullshit. The only people complaining are the 20-30 people on the internet, while hundreds of thousands of gamers play and enjoy the game.

Whether or not it matches previous DMC standards is another beast all together. But DmC is certainly a really good game and well worth it's good scores.
prototypeknuckles  +   1110d ago
ill agree with you that heavenly sword was pretty good, but enslaved isnt underrated it was pretty average and i went into the game very excited it was just okay gameplay wise story wise i played a few games very similar that came before but did it better, and trip was very reminiscent of characters like elika, or alex vance but she felt more helpless than those 2.

obviosuly there are more people complaining than you think DmC hasnt gotten half of DMC4 sales at launch, now its an average action game but really for a DMC game its mediocre though it is better than DMC2, but thats still not saying much.
Blacktric  +   1109d ago
"The only people complaining are the 20-30 people on the internet"

"while hundreds of thousands of gamers play and enjoy the game."

Did you conduct an honest, non biased survey while I was away just now?

"And Enslaved was honestly underrated."

Your opinion. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Sevir  +   1109d ago
No he can only gauge that by the ammount who have bought the and have been playing it still.

Just because its sold less than DMC4 is hardly any inidcation of its success! even Selling just below the mark the previous games in its series The game still manages to be within the 5 in all major regions, a Game like Bayonnetta has sold 1 million on xbox and 900k on PS3 in its life time while DmC has sold 500k in its week world wide across 2 platforms with the PC version only just releasing on Friday!

Great! You "OLD school" fans of DMC dont care for the game! Youve been speaking against it since the reboot's inception! Its released and you've been hurt because the game you hate performed well beyond your expectations critically but since the vast majority of the hack and slash market has shrunk or the DMC fans who you claim hate the game so much they ignored it altogether you somehow think you scored a victory! give it a rest! The game is here and its done well critically and it will likely go on to make well in matching DMC4's sales or at the very least surpass Bayonnetta in sales.

this hate for this game is unhealthy and if you take gaming that seriously its time to get out and get some fresh air!... Its gone on too long. From the outrage of the initial showing to the unwarranted, death threats sent to the developers down right to the extremely laughable and downright ridiculous attempt to petition the President to remove the game from shelves! It has to Stop! Get the hell over it! if the game ends up tanking because no one you claim wants to buy it because it "SUCKS" then it;; tank and the series as a whole will be put to rest and you fans who hate the direction and the fans who love the series and even the new ones that may have come in with this reboot will have to live with the death of a franchise from a company that's known to shelve IPs due to lack of support.

Move on
Lord_Sloth  +   1109d ago
This is like putting an out of shape average joe in the ring against Steven Hawking and saying the average joe is the best fighter in the ring. Sure it's true, but the competition isn't exactly fierce.

I enjoyed Heavenly Sword but it didn't have any competition at the time of it's launch aside from Genji.
ame22  +   1110d ago
Ninja Theory is very underrated, they really deserve more love from gamers and critics alike they've put out excellent games over the past years. I enjoyed DMC, it's not their fault that hack and slash has become a niche. I honestly don't think having the reboot handed over to a Japanese developer would've made much of a difference even with classic Dante. Metal Gear Revengeance will be out soon and we'll remind each other then.
Reverent  +   1109d ago
"I enjoyed DmC..."* fixed.
j-blaze  +   1109d ago
well said! NT cheerleaders were like oh give the game a chance lol good thing the game bombed, NT didn't respect the fans, they deserve what happened to that shitty game they made
haymoza  +   1110d ago
Jesus flippin' Christ...
Minato-Namikaze  +   1109d ago
Possible Ni No Kuni reference I'm sensing, lol
haymoza  +   1109d ago
Correct laddie. En't it. Abra Ka Frikkin' Dabra!
RustedMan  +   1110d ago
So many iterations of Call of Duty come out year after year, and people get annoyed with the fact that it "hasn't changed" with each game, and that the "formula is too much the same".
Then we have a reboot, like DMC, where a developer wants to create their -own- take on the series, and what happens? "Too much change".
Make up your mind people, because had I worked for Ninja Theory, I'd be damned confused as to what I can't change and what I should change. It's unbelievable that this game can't get even the -chance- to do its own thing.
I am diehard Splinter Cell fan, loved the original trilogy (the first, Pandora Tomorrow, and Chaos Theory) and while I dislike the action-y approach taken with each new iteration, I still can appreciate a change in direction.
Compare Splinter Cell: Blacklists drastic changes in pace and overall genre (stealth being a supposed "nuisance", a boring activity that makes for a "dead experience", as said by the game's lead designer, a little sentiment I strongly disagree with) to Pandora Tomorrow, and then you have a realistic "issue" to contend with.
But DMC is still very much DMC. The aesthetic has changed, but the core gameplay mechanics are still in use, and haven't been relegated to an "action button" as is the case with Splinter Cell. it's considered a "reboot".
It's as if people walked into the "Amazing Spider Man", and became upset that Tobey Maguire wasn't Peter Parker.
4logpc  +   1110d ago
how is DMC like Devil May Cry?

THe game is extremely easy and requires no skill to achieve high ranks.

The characters are "punk" and use profanity and dick jokes to try and be funny.

The bosses are lame and have no creativity.

It had its chance to do its own thing and it failed. The story is boring and has no creativity. The characters are one dimensional and boring. Dante is one of the worst heroes ever. Ninja Theory tried way too hard to make Dante a badass, but somehow in the end be the hero of the people. It makes no sense. Why do I need to see Dante getting a blowjob? Or Mundus having sex with some woman. Stupid stuff like that has no place in the story.

Ninja Theory really just doesn't know how to make a good game that is challenging, is creative, and can live up to the Devil May Cry name.
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ame22  +   1110d ago
Well said. A lot of gamers don't know what they want half of the time. They just hate for the sake of it.
ThanatosDMC  +   1110d ago
"but the core gameplay mechanics are still in use"

You dont know what you're talking about.
Information Minister  +   1109d ago
So because COD is getting stale, we should proceed to reboot every other franchise in existence? Your analogy is also flawed in the sense that we've had 4 DMC games in over 11 years versus 9 COD games (not counting spin-offs) in under 10 years. I never saw a fan asking for change in DMC. Quite the opposite actually: the 2 main criticisms pointed out to DMC4 were the backtracking and the switch on the main character. So, people were actually complaining about the changes! Apples and oranges folks, apples and oranges!

Also, the issues that people have with the DmC reboot are just about as "realistic" as your issues with the Splinter Cell franchise. In fact, they are quite similar, considering both involve a dislike of the direction the series has taken.
RustedMan  +   1109d ago
**I've edited this post so much that's it's almost impossible to appease anyone with the slightest inclination against this game.**

I feel that this extends beyond the realm of franchise loyalty, and into a deep seeded hatred for Ninja Theory.

I absolutely loved both Heavenly Sword and Enslaved, and appreciated the unique, often beautiful visuals, and fun characters (with Andy Serkis playing a fantastic antagonist) and while the combat in both games may have been a bit simplistic, there was still much to appreciate about both efforts.

Do people want reboots or no? and where is that line in the sand?
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   1109d ago
dude you have to look at it this way now i like change in my games but i dont like change to the point of where its completly different, now i love prince of persia and i loved every game in the series and they all retain elements of prince of persia, and i love assassians creed also but if ubisoft were to turn prince of persia into assassians creed meaning its just AC with a prince of persia skin then thats a turn off but if ubisoft makes a new PoP game with co-op and i care less for co-op but if it has elements from PoP then ill love it, heck god of war ascension it has multiplayer most people were like no, i said yes why because it stays true to god of war and its different, DmC has hardly anything that resembles DMC besides for names, and trophies/achievements, and there really isnt anything new the only improvement that DmC has over the originals is platforming.
Farsendor1  +   1109d ago
some changes are good i have always wanted to play as a younger dante with a reboot. but what we got was not what we asked for
Hicken  +   1110d ago
What? An article in which the gaming media actually AGREES with DMC fans?

Is this real life?
mamotte  +   1110d ago
Why? Were they married? Did Dante sign a compromise? Did you find him cheating with some other player?

If your hearth is broken by Dante, plase say it loud. We're here to help you.

The broken digital hearts hotline.

PS: The "say it loud" was sarcasm. Nobody really cares. That's the real point.
gamefanatic007  +   1110d ago
I wish all these cry babies would STFU!!! The game is awesome.
nugnugs  +   1109d ago
I bet you wear a cap backwards.
TiberusX87  +   1110d ago
It has often been complained that big companies like Capcom hurt the industry by milking their existing franchises to death, so I can't help but feel if they had made a Devil May Cry 5 and Devil May Cry 6, would they not be equally under scrutiny?

We have four adventures with the white haired hero, a HD re-release of the first three games and nothing anyone does will take those away. It's a bold risk by Capcom, and love it or hate it, it's not a bad thing for the industry as a whole. We need developers taking more risks if we're to see more original content.
Paranoidplayer24  +   1110d ago
Well actually all of you saying the game is easy are lying out your ass holes. I bet non of you have beat the game with high scores on the final difficulty because it is brutally hard. The combat is dumbed down a little for casuals but still hard enough and deep enough that more hardcore players can pull of amazing combos. If you want it to be harder pick a harder difficulty are you stupid. This game was good. This was a new character and honestly I didn't mind him. It was immature but that's how Dante (this one) was supposed to be so take it for what it is not what you think it SHOULD be. And the story was fine to keep me playing more of the game.
wishingW3L  +   1110d ago
the last difficulty is just a gimmick. Die after one hit? And lol at the combat dumbed-down a "little". XD

Dude, the combat is literally a button masher. Just press button after a demon dodge and you will destroy anything and everything with the Axe and get SSS after 3 hits! It requires no timing, no cancels just mash buttons and that is it. You can string them all together just like that.
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Kur0  +   1109d ago
He isn't kidding.

Related video
ghostrider32  +   1110d ago
Soon the fans will be hunting Tameem down like Michael Jackson's personal care physician.
pandehz  +   1109d ago
Lol Ppl who are whining about Dante use the first trailer as their point of reference it seems.

Since that trailer all the complaints were hair, Emo, Personality changes etc etc

Well for Personality change its a reboot so get over it or go play old dmc's.

Dante is not emo here lmao. That first trailer had him looking a bit towards emo but this is not that Dante at all.

Dante does not swear too much. I've finished playing Sons of Sparda mode and that makes my 3'rd playthrough after Nephilim and lemme say he doesnt swear much in the game, few times f word and thats about it. Dante is actually pretty straight about things, quite reserved at times and appropriately sensitive like a normal person. If you've played it you know Im right. If Dante is pissed off at times and stuff the game provides reasons. The slight cheesiness well that cant be helped it actually comes with DMC territory.

ANYONE and I mean ANYONE who says dante swears a lot in this game and is emo and bla bla then they have not seen much of the new game at all and like I said their point of reference is from the first trailer which this game is not.

After saying all that. I'll just add

DMC is not at all like the previous dmc's. This is what I noticed:

1. No badass moments when you find a new weapon and Dante shows off the new weap with a supersick custcene. Thats gone, now Dante just says 'oH yeah awesome etc etc'

2. The music does not know when to kick in here. The previosu DMC had the right kind of music paced ot the right scene and custcene. Who remeber the epic music build up after SPOILERS vegil kills dante in dmc 3 and that musickicks in after dante resurrects and then that superawefuckingsome cutscene till the point a whale swallows dante. Well none of that here. The music feels like its running on its own sometimes and feels slightly out of contextual emotion or something. It works in DmC but not as badass as in DMC1-4

3. Dantes quips and jokes about so many various things. SPOILERS like the way he gets shot in his forehead and acts like he dies etc hilarious stuff in previous DMC's. Well this Dante is changed, not a bad thing but I do miss that fun Dante.

4. No more wacky cutscenes. Nothing too over the top anymore which was kinda the charm.

5. No more melodramatic storylines. DMC 3/4 had some very melodramatic moments. deaths, sadness, victory etc etc but done in a very theatrical manner mixed with subtle wacky humour. Here its more a serious plot, works but I miss the old ones at times.

So basically these are the main differences to me. Gameplay and stuff are different but nothing that made me miss because the gameplay in this one is pretty fricking smooth and I find it more enjoyable than previous ones.

besides all that this DMC reboot is a good game. Its a different DMC and a different Dante and Vergill and if given to a writer who actually deals with very serious plots then maybe we might have a very different serious of DMC's. Imagine Darren Aronofsky style in DMC. Well hoping the next ones become like that.
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AdmiralSnake  +   1109d ago
Most of these people didn't play the game.

And for the ones who claim it's easy, I'm positive they don't have the platinum for such an "easy game".

Reboots happen ALL the time, Comic books are a prime Example.

For Example, the original Superman is NOTHING like the modern Superman we have nowadays.

Reboots happen, Character personality changes all the time.

Arguing about over this site is moot though, so I just enjoy laughing at the comments and posting this on my fb so gamers can LAUGH at these raging comments.
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VileAndVicious  +   1109d ago
DmC may be easier than some of the other DMC titles and that's true, but I definitely Dont think its as easy as some people claim. Admittedly now with ALL my weapon unlocks I can absolutely wreck most enemies on DMD mode....but after watching a few of my friends play through it, I certainly wouldn't call the game easy.
Ippiki Okami  +   1109d ago
"so I just enjoy laughing at the comments and posting this on my fb so gamers can LAUGH at these raging comments."

...sorta like how people laugh at you for still using facebook? Like that?
AdmiralSnake  +   1109d ago

You mean the most popular social website in the world ? ....yeah, such a stupid response, wasting my last bubble replying to it lmao.
CrimsonDragon90  +   1109d ago
Are people still butthurt over this. My god just let it go and move on. Capcom clearly didn't want this new DmC compare to the old series. That's why it was rebooted. But people seem to have a problem understanding that.
cferretrun  +   1109d ago
This post is nothing more than flame fodder... Give it a rest =_=
BladerunnerZX  +   1109d ago
Emo May Cry.

The Twilight generation has ruined both vampires and werewolves , now they are ruining our videogames too.
breakpad  +   1109d ago
The matter is that the Dmc is not from Japanese artists ...except of the names nothing in this game relates with DMC ...unimaginable characters...shapeless sick bosses ...poor (try too be cool)dialogues with a LOT of swearing ...ok you must understand smthing Japanese Developers ARE artists in every aspect of their games (gameplay,concept art,scenario) ...The majority of western developers ARE NOT (yet)...These guys from the East have huge industry that relies in their arts skill (anime,manga etc)...western guys are just employees with some knowledge in programming(thats why most of the time are directed from Asian developers...when you got that you ill understand why new DmC sucks and every other game that has been given from japan to the west....
Enigma_2099  +   1109d ago
I'm pissed with Tameem, not Ninja Theory...
Farsendor1  +   1109d ago
the gameplay in dmc is awesome but the thing is i also like a good story and cool characters. this new dante is a very bad fanfic that got good reviews.
Mounce  +   1109d ago
Why are the whiners being Thumbed up and the people making sense and telling the whiners to stop whining and to give it a chance to thumb down?

Butthurt Old-Dante fans trying to get revenge and ventilate on people who're actually possibly....Idunno....ENJOYING the new DmC for whatever reason? Are they not allowed? NO! They must conform to your opinion!!! RIGHT?...Yea...Thought so.

Children, have some cheese.
iDotDotDot  +   1109d ago
I always say why buy DmC when you can pick up the DMC HD Collection for half the price.
ThyMagicSword  +   1109d ago
This might be the biggest game-design mess I have ever seen, look at his haircut, can you even call that mess on his head haircut and why did he became so "cool", doing gangbang, showing the middlefinger to everyone starring bad at him? The new "Dante" acts like the hormone-filled 15-years old crybaby, why let important franchises develop by other developers such as Ninja Theory? What is happening with videogames nowadays?

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