30°
Submitted by Parable 519d ago | opinion piece

Fans May Cry: A Discussion on ‘Entitlement’

Gamers are no stranger to buzzwords – from pre-release marketing to on-the-box catchphrases, we see it everywhere. But did you think you’d start seeing buzzwords on discussion forums or in website comments? I’m not talking about viral marketing, either. Far from it, gamers themselves are now employing them to get arguments across quickly and more easily than ever before. It’s like a new weapon in the arsenal of conversation and debate to these people – and if there’s one debate that’s heavily ignited the wider gaming community in recent months, it’s the new Devil May Cry reboot, titled ‘DmC (Culture, DmC: Devil May Cry)

zerocrossing  +   519d ago
In DmC's case it was never about "entitlement" it was about respecting the core fans and the source material, respect was shown towards none as such the game sold poorly.

DmC was passable entertaining at best which didn't help the matter, since the franchise is niche the reboot was intended to widen the audience so the potential for many newcomers to the rebooted franchise was there, the problem is not enough people actually cared beyond blind vocal support for a small seemingly victimised dev team over the Internet and aren't NT great at playing the "victim".

The sad thing is I could have gotten into a DMC reboot if it was done well too... but no, the case of DmC in particular is less about entitlement and more about not respecting your fanbase.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Mobile Gaming is Finally Stepping Back From the Freemium Brink

11m ago - Early in the growth of mobile gaming, games were all either free-to-play with advertisements, fre... | iPhone
20°

Final Fantasy VII, VIII Discounted On Game UK

1h ago - Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII, some of the most successful entries of the Final Fantas... | PC
40°

Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy skin pack coming to Minecraft

1h ago - James writes - "With the film about to hit the cinemas it makes sense to announce a Guardians of... | Xbox 360
40°

Another Hyrule Warriors stream coming on Thursday - Miyamoto, Aonuma, and others attending

2h ago - Hyrule Warriors will be seeing another streaming event this week. | Wii U
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
30°

Paper Mario Stage Announced for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

2h ago - It was revealed today that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will include a stage based on the Paper Mari... | 3DS
Related content from friends