Submitted by Dalagonash 1583d ago | opinion piece

Devil May Cry combat debut fails to impress

Capcom have revealed the combat featured in their new DMC game, and Made 2 Game doesn't think it looks very good. (Capcom, Devil May Cry, DmC: Devil May Cry, E3, Ninja Theory, PS3, Xbox 360)

Chuk5  +   1584d ago
Was I watching what everyone else saw?
The game looked amazing. I just don't understand.
Quagmire  +   1583d ago
Fangirls will be fangirls. They will pass on this game based solely on the fact that A: Ninja Theory are "allegedly" assholes, and B: That is NOT Dante.

For the record, if people would actually READ the bloody articles, it was CAPCOM's decision to change his appearance, NOT Ninja Theory's. Capcom wanted a redesign, NT did what they were told, and Capcom liked it so they went with it.

If Capcom wanted to keep the same appearance, NT wouldve have kept him the same.

If there is ANYONE to blame, its Capcom, not Ninja Theory. Say what you will about Heavenly Sword 2 and Enslaved, however I found them to be brilliant games, and I have no doubt NT will deliver again with DmC.
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Ghost250  +   1583d ago
yeah right enslaved sucked, repetitive combat, mediocre graphics, story was stupid as crap (especially the ending, MY GOD what the hell were they thinking). last time i check there is no such thing as an Heavenly sword 2.
LastDance  +   1583d ago
Having just looked at the E3 gameplay trailer - my thoughts were; Graphics were very poor and the art design and colours were BLAND BLAND BLAND - nothing stood out for me.

watch the trailer again and compare it to any other game from this generation - it looks bland like, Golden Axe Beast Rider bland.

Edit: I dont even like DMC games that much but that trailer even upset me.
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sikbeta  +   1583d ago

I do blame Capcom, why the hell they give their IPs to other Devs in first place?

And about NT, Heavenly Sword was great and all, but there must be a reason of why they were kicked out or their partnership with Sony ended after just one game... waiting for *HS2 developed by Santa Monica Studio*
j-blaze  +   1583d ago

why are you defending NT?

I remember that arrogant douche at NT said he doesn't care about the fans, so why should you care about them?

plus he said previous games aren't cool anymore and if Dante walked into a bar, he'd be laughed out, can you see it..? he is stealthily insulting the original Japanese developers see...

believe it or not this game will never reach DMC3 or DMC4 in terms of overall game design and quality!
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NewMonday  +   1583d ago
Combat felt a bit lagy, way behind the standards set by Byonneta.
Deadman_Senji  +   1583d ago
"hurr fangirls durr"

Is that all you can say? You didn't play the older games so shut the hell up. You stand up on your soapbox and preach at us for disliking the unnecessary and unwanted change in a franchise we've all come to know and love, and you're acting like WE'RE the problem?

Bitch, we were here first. Anime Dante is how Dante is supposed to be. If you don't like it, don't try to change our franchise....go find something else that was actually made for your kind.

You've invaded a fanbase, people have every right to be pissed at you for defending NT, at NT for doing this and Capcom for handing it over to NT when there are other, more worthy devs out there both Eastern and Western.

Tired of this shit, you are not the fans of Devil May Cry. You are invaders and we want you OUT.

Also, you're on the losing side of the battle. Why would you want to be there in the vocal minority? I'm not trying to be mean but honestly...you don't belong. Pick your battles more wisely.
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gaffyh  +   1583d ago
I have no problems with Ninja Theory, there games have been good, but DMC has a fanbase, and this game looks like it is ruining DMC. Dante looks nothing like his character, the fighting looks very bland, and the graphics are worse than DMC4.

If that's not bad, I don't know what is. I'm a DMC fan, and I'm definitely considering skipping this game until Capcom realize why they should have listened to their fans.
Bereaver  +   1583d ago
I'm sorry but I must disagree with ghost. I loved Enslaved. It was interesting.
thaking155  +   1583d ago
@ Quagmire, The reason people keep going off the saying that fans are pissed that Dante has black hair or no white hair, and that Ninja Theory are A holes because they (also Capcom) have not listened to a single thing the fans have said.

Starting off they did not need to start over and reboot the game because DMC 4 was alright but leave Nero out because he sucked and was pointless, I was excited to hear about Ninja Theory making DMC until I saw the 1st trailer and then this messy crap trailer. It's E3 bro, the biggest gaming show all year and you bring an terrible unpolished and unfinished video and expect the masses to fall in and love the game... UMM still got a long way to go. The only fangirls I see are the ones that are defending this game , Capcom and Ninja theory. People are mad because the quality of the game looks PS2 graphics at best. And like I said, I understand it's a work in progress but come on I remember when Devil may cry 4 concept video first came out and then the official DMC4 trailer came out and yup the trailer and gameplay was looking head and shoulders above this title.

Ninja theory will fail to please the fans again, they did it Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.
Kurylo3d  +   1583d ago
wait a second did i see his hair turn white when he did his demon trigger or whatever in this video. Maybe they are making this game lead up to the point that his hair turns white?
Otheros00  +   1583d ago
Dante was BORN WITH WHITE HAIR. DMC4 looked better than this game and It came out before it. Shows how much NT Su*ks.
AKissFromDaddy  +   1583d ago
Have you played Bayonetta or DMC3?
I've played a lot of action games and I enjoyed watching the trailer because of song and the idea of the story but the gameplay is weak.

Capcom's Asura's Wrath looks more fun than DmC

Bayonetta and Devil May Cry 3 have spoiled me and Ninja Theory needs to look at the best DMC + action games and go back to their offices and retry.
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crxss  +   1583d ago
Ya I agree with you, Bayonetta and DMC3 are the best in the genre but I think this DMC's story will blow those two away cause let's face it those didn't have the greatest plotlines. The gameplay looks fun based on what I saw and I'm a huge fan of DMC3 and Bayonetta. Not sure if anyone else noticed that the gameplay was slowed during most of the trailer and if you take that into account the gameplay looks a lot better... Maybe if they showed it at normal speed or if people FF it @1.5 speed on their PS3's when the trailer hits the PS Store they'll be able to see it's true potential.
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Baka-akaB  +   1583d ago
but then again no one played dmc and bayo for the story , but for the gameplay ... Nor did the games even pretended to do otherwise

To create of a plot based franchise fine ... but to do that on an existing one ? meh
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Ghost250  +   1583d ago
amazing, pshhh... that gameplay was alright at best. but everything else sucked. graphics, animations, character models, environments (last time i checked, since when in the hell was dante ever in Britain?). enemies are plain, dante looks like a straight rip off from twilight. no sir you are wrong. any real fan knows that this game has FAIL written all over it.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1583d ago
Wow...this was the most mediocre shit I sall all week besides wiiu...DMC4 owns this.....
crxss  +   1583d ago
Kid if you knew anything at all you would know DMC4 was mediocre at best. If you're going to say anything "owns" this you mine as well say DMC3 owns this since it's the best in the series.

Plus the Wii U was actually pretty impressive and most would disagree with you.
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1579d ago

The point was that if it's worse than DMC4, there's A HUGE problem. Why compare it to 3 when you can use a fresh example that still proves the point?
Gamer_Z  +   1583d ago
The only reason I would have gotten this game is because I wanted to play as the original Dante (he’s awesome) not some poser wannabe emo kid.
the_kutaragi_baka  +   1584d ago
Looks like DMC with Dante turned into a black haired Anorexic Kid. -__-
sikbeta  +   1583d ago
you forgot, girlie emo XD
crxss  +   1583d ago
Have you ever seen RocknRolla? Go watch it. They're trying to use Johnny Quid's punk rocker style that's become popular recently in London to portray the new Dante.
darkdoom3000  +   1583d ago
No-one wanted a british dante.

I like the japanese inspired crazy dante.
elbeasto86  +   1583d ago
I thought it looked pretty badass. Same crazy over the top combos and moves.

Also, let's not just completely discard the disclaimer in the beginning of the trailer stating that this was still a work in progress.
Redempteur  +   1583d ago
Sorry at this point in develloppement you have to have a vision of what you want to achieve with your battle system.

"work in progress" every game at E3 are work in progress that escuse is lame.
elbeasto86  +   1583d ago
Right and with this trailer it's clear that they have an idea of how they want it to work. They probably just mean that it needs tweaking and will most likely look better by the next trailer. The game is still not schedule to come out until Q4 of 2012, so there's still alot of time to make changes.

I guess I'm just saying that it's still too early to judge. Alot can change in a year and a half.
sasuke99  +   1583d ago
the gameplay was just ok average at best...everything else FAILED bid time the embarrassingly lame character and enemy design, the clunky animations the horrible visuals EVERYTHING, I have seen trailers for games in early pre-alpha looked soo much better than this

FLOP is written all over this game!
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Redempteur  +   1583d ago
teh gameplay looks slighty better than i expected and i expected the worst ..

it seems average at best for now.. sorry but i need more than that.

Still not impressed.

it's missing a lot but that trailer seems more DMC than the horrible first trailer apparition.
Baka-akaB  +   1583d ago
really average ...

It even looked like ripped from the far better American MC Gee's alice games .

Seriously guys do you remember ever being underwhelmed by a dmc trailer ? Even for dmc4 ?

I dont , and yet here we are with one that is very bland . Simply too cluttered, uninspired, and boring . and why was the camera cutting like it was during the fighting , with an effect even worse that in Enslaved ? Please tell me I wasn't the only one to notice that? .

I have one positive thought however ... at least the game is full of colors ... and not some emo goth fest
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WhiteLightning  +   1583d ago
It failed to impress end of...

I don't see why people feel the need to try and pretend to like it and start to name call the people who don't.....theres a bunch of reasons why people don't like this. Reason number 1....this is not Devil May Cry
Der_Kommandant  +   1583d ago
Emo-drug addict Dante skinnier than a 13 year old girl,
30 fps
Firearms will overheat
Unreal Engine 3

Oh dear...
thaking155  +   1583d ago
Amen brother!! What possessed them to go with Unreal Engine 3 is beyond me.
SonyNGP  +   1583d ago
I thought it looked pretty great :/
ger101  +   1583d ago
You know what makes things worse? Dante is modeled after the game's producer or director or whatever the guy is.

Fucking ridiculous, imo.
xtreampro_REVENGE!  +   1583d ago
The game should be looking near to this by now http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Nothing has gone right this gen.

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BigDaddyWaffle  +   1583d ago
What's up with the hair color change in the video? Is that his Devil Trigger?
Valvatorez  +   1583d ago
Urge to kill...rising...
Why the hell did Capcom let NT ruin this game,ruin Dante?
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darkdoom3000  +   1583d ago
I came with the worst of expectations. ended up being meh. not great, not good. not Ok. looked clunky and not very fluid.

hopefully the game will keepawesome heavy metal music that older games had when battling.

Im giving NT the benefit of the dout that dante is silent because they havent done any voice recording. I loved dantes crazy mid combat remarksin 3/4

Also. why is his coat inside-out? All that blue/black makes him look to similar to nero.
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beast242tru  +   1583d ago
i liked it i dont see what the problem is and i hope they change the shitty cam angle from the other dmc's also
HacSawJimThugin  +   1583d ago
Should of let Platinum handle this...they seem to be the reigning kings of fast-pace action titles nowadays...what a disappointment. I'll save my money for Asura's Wrath...DmC is officially wack now.
Deadman_Senji  +   1583d ago
Check out the trailer uploaded on the official ninja theory youtube channel, it has so many dislikes.

Surely they'll listen. It would be crazy not to.
j-blaze  +   1583d ago
after the mass dislikes they disabled the rating lol

DigitalAnalog  +   1583d ago
A sad departure from their talents on Heavenly Sword.
Thankfully, the HD collection is coming again to save us from this disgrace.

-End statement
Pintheshadows  +   1583d ago
Oh, I would of happily taken DMC 5. This looks as messy and bland as Enslaved.
turgore  +   1583d ago
Just watch when this game comes out and gets really high scores.
The only mistake capcom made is use the shitty unreal engine.
Ghost_Sparta  +   1583d ago
I really don't like the new character, but I really hope the gameplay to be good, because I love Devil may cry franchise! But I don't know, considering what I saw...Let's wait!
RazMaTaz0121  +   1583d ago
There are very few things to like about the trailer. I liked the Inception esque and the City, apart from that, it was naff. Music was a hit and miss, some people like it, some people didnt like it. What really pisses me off is DANTE. If you cant get the looks right, what makes anyone think they will get his personality right? He looks downright like a bitchy version of Nero, and Nero was already a bitch as it is.

Capcom - You have some the dumbest people working on this game. It doesnt take much to think "hey, Kamiya may wanna give it a go". This is a money game, capcom is just sugar coating the "oh NT are talented amazing la la". Truth is, Capcom wants to invest as little money, get adequate results, and gain a lot of money in from abusing a franchise name.

Screw NT, Screw Capcom. Both are to blame. NT for not even having the talent to getting this game to an adequate speed, and Capcom being delusional to think they will even sell 5 million of these copies.
HaHa_Ostrich  +   1583d ago
This is very... whats the word im looking for... rough. The church part reminds me of medievil.
VampHuntD  +   1583d ago
I reamed the game based on his look initially, then I decided I was being too harsh, that I should wait to see what they do with the game. I loved Heavenly Sword and Enslaved was eh, but combat in either is not as fast as it should be for a DMC game. That was my worst fear upon seeing NT take over. Slow Combat.

My worst fears appear to have come true. I recall DMC2 ads showing combat and how slow it was. Like many others, I thought, no worries, it's early yet, it'll speed up and it'll be great. It didn't and it wasn't. I fear the same thing is happening again. Story will likely be great knowing NT, but if the combat isn't there speed wise, it's not a DMC game.

R.I.P. Devil May Cry
R.I.P. Dante
zackacloud  +   1583d ago
what ??? impress ???

Of course they failed from the beging of this crap.

If they just returned the dante fans will thanks them and will buy the game even if it normal , but ignore fans and expecting they will love it with this normal combat of course no ?

Even so if they know combat and story it the main line of good game why they changed dante ? Just improve the gameplay and go to another line story and it done. but changing Dante to Tameem(one of NT team) weird. Do u know Why? they said old Dante didn't sell well LOL, Is there any humen in this world bieleve that ??

Simply it stubbornness.

Capcom just acting as child who just don't know what to do ?

There one way to win with this stubbornness and the way is delevering gameplay similar to DMC3 and DMC4 huge and full of action cutscenes.

Other than that keep the game for u Crapcom.

Sorry for bad english.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1583d ago
OMG enough I get it nobody likes his new looks and the re-boot, complaining won't solve the problem? It'll just make thing worse maybe cancelling the franchise if ppl complain enough about it.

Either way its here and I respect the DMC franchise as a WHOLE maybe not his new design but its DMC none the less and if no one likes it don't buy it and stop complaining.
Baka-akaB  +   1582d ago
Dont be that naive . At 4 million sold for dmc4 , only behind the god of war franchise for the genre ... if DmC fails , capcom wont cancel the franchise .

They'll just "go back to the roots" , as usual with every reboot that fails , people will be impressed , and it will sell a lot once again .

People who dont like it HAVE to complain AND vote with their wallet .

If they had let it slide , we'd be stuck with the new version or at best a retro xbla title thrown at the old fans once everywhile like a pitiful bone .

Being positive bring shit in such cases . Franchise such as shining force , suikoden , shinobi , are still in limbo trying to recover from their crap reboot and revamps
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1582d ago
Again I respect the DMC franchise as an IP. As far as complaining goes I had my fair share of complaints too but you can't complain on every single article it gets seriously old.
Baka-akaB  +   1582d ago
As old as it might be , that and voting with the wallet is all publishers seems to understand now .

Besides , some kept telling us , wait to see the gameplay before complaining ... now we did a bit , validating our fears even further , as expected

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