Submitted by Buff1044 1774d ago | opinion piece

Best Video Game Character Redesigns (RunDLC)

Capcom made huge waves this week with its Devil May Cry reboot, which features a redesigned Dante. Gone is the fair-haired pretty boy fans have grown to love, replaced by a badass and battle scarred teenager who has drawn plenty of criticism.

Personally, we love the new look, and it’s just one example of a character that received a much needed makeover. Here now, are a few of our favorites.

John Artest (RunDLC) (DmC: Devil May Cry, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3, Resident Evil 5, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Xbox 360)

Raoh  +   1774d ago
this is a silly article..

the premise is interesting but i dont think a toon look counts.. and young solid snake compaired to old solid snake is not a redesign its an old and young snake in two time periods, its like comparing me at 36 to me at 15 years old and calling it a redesign..

do people re read and think about what they write before they publish it?
Buff1044  +   1774d ago
What, are you kidding me? Toon Link doesn't count? That's a straight up redesign of an iconic character. And Snake definitely counts.

Your point makes no sense. In that case, Dante is not a redesign at all. It's just the same old Dante when he was 17, but when he had black hair instead of white.
Godmars290  +   1774d ago
How is toon Link a redesign? In all other cases, all other iterations of a Zelda title hes been stylized in the art form of the game. Is always recognizable *AS* Link. What's going on with Dante is the opposite, with not only his form but weapon being altered to the point its unrecognizable.
donniebaseball  +   1774d ago
I'm not so sure I like the Dante DmC redesign.
Buff1044  +   1774d ago
I think it works. Why was the last Dante so cool, anyway?
saf100792  +   1774d ago
he just fuckin was and everyone loved it lol. i mean i would be a bit cocky too if i knew how to throw my sword and have it come back like a boomerang haha
TheDCD  +   1774d ago
It was the silver hair, really. New Dante looks damn emo.
Buff1044  +   1774d ago
Well it's a goth style game, right? How does a silver haired dude even fit in with it?
xTruthx  +   1774d ago
IMO new dante looks ghey(lame)
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albel_nox  +   1774d ago
MGS4 Snake looked so old and terrible I almost didn't want to play the game. Luckily I can't refuse a Metal Gear(except possibly Rising) and the character design didn't stop it from being an awesome game.
Buff1044  +   1774d ago
Yeah it was still enjoyable despite geriatric Snake.
saf100792  +   1774d ago
was it really a character redesign? snake looks like snake in all of the metal gears. This one he is just much older because of the aging issue. This dante has almost no similarities with the old dante. Big difference if u ask me
cyberwaffles  +   1774d ago
i actually really liked old snake and his appearance in MGS4. its the only TPS with an old player protagonist.
Nate-Dog  +   1774d ago
How can one say and old, dying and depressive Snake is better than the character we saw in MGS and MGS2?
And MGS4 Raiden better than MGS2's? Well I'm sure others will agree with that, but turning from a realistic character confused about his life and what he's supposed to do, into a depressed and irritating cyborg-ninja isn't exactly my idea of a good character redesign.
Buff1044  +   1774d ago
I think I would rather have a cyborg ninja than the whiny guy, tho.
Nate-Dog  +   1774d ago
Fair enough and I know probably lots of others would agree but I found him more annoying in MGS4. He just dragged down every scene and could hold of ships while drawing lightning from the ceiling. Tell me that isn't annoying!
Galaxia  +   1773d ago
I totally agree. Old Snake almost ruined Snake for me. He was way to depressing, and was a chain smoker too. Yeah he smoked in the others but no where near the extent in MGS4.

Raiden sucked more in 4 than 2.
Urmomlol  +   1774d ago
Decent article --much better than some of your latest stuff, Run DLC.

I'd have to disagree with Chris though. He was just a normal dude. Then he became some crazy, steroid pumped Caucasian meat head stereotype.
Leonesaurus  +   1774d ago
FUCK YOU CAPCOM AND THE ASSHOLE WHO RUINED MY FAVORITE GAMING HERO, CHRIS REDFIELD!!!!!!!!! >:( WHY THE FUCK DID THEY BLOW HIS GOD DAMN ARMS UP!?!?!?!?!? Shinji Mikaimi would have kept him JUST the same and even better! He doesn't even look like Chris anymore. And I cosplay the old remake Chris, the REAL Chris, so it's IMPOSSIBLE to cosplay him now with the HUGE stupid arms he has.....

Sorry for the rant, but this asshole who made the article should have put Chris on top 10 awful video game character redesigns... Fuck anyone else who says otherwise...

First Chris, now DANTE... Who's next!? Phoenix Wright!?!?
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cyberwaffles  +   1774d ago
lol i love your conviction of hate.

besides, why can't chris get ripped? things change over time, he might've lifted over the years.
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PS3-247  +   1774d ago
It got silly at the end.
xiangyaode1   1773d ago | Spam

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