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Submitted by Aclay 906d ago | opinion piece

The Surprising Grace of Ninja Theory's Devil May Cry

Gamasutra- DMC is one of those distinctly Japanese melee series that has managed to keep its footing mostly intact; it is always kind of dumb, but it's always kind of fun, too. Its shameless cousin Bayonetta managed to make a major impact in 2010, like some kind of hallucinogenic herald here to trumpet a possible revival. It became important to some people that the next DMC would grab the genre baton and fulfill the prophecy.

That's why it was so easy to be cynical at early news of the game when it fell into the hands of UK studio Ninja Theory; nobody wanted a "westernized" Devil May Cry; the idea of doing an origin story starring a "young Dante" sounded from a distance like any one of the artificial cliches so often applied to defibrillate a brand that's outlived its relevance. (DmC: Devil May Cry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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