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  • vash-triplesix - October 14, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    A couple things one some of you are effing idiots yes a reboot is what this game needed aspecially considering the fact that DMC 3 needed to be re released because its was just insanely hard on easy as well the second and thirds storyline sucked balls didn't even play the fourth so I'm not even going to get into those story lines they just sucked balls nuff said and now the combos in DMC are freaking great and of course its about damage everyone styles are different so how can you really accurately judge a million peoples styles you can't so you go by damage and also I imagine using different weapons I doubt its just damage also his new look can use some work but for those who love the old look but for a reboot not bad he just needs the white hair which should be when he gets older like one of those drained energy out of and turned it white or something to that effect and he just stick with it but the style and combos of this game are fantastic I don't think it would have sold over a million copy's if it wasn't its a reboot ow no stop the presses kill me now shut the f up like its so bad the game is great stop being such a damn nerd all the time and try it with a new twist granted I love white haired red coated crazy mofo as much as the next guy but times they are a changin and there looking pretty damn good and combchrist for the music score anyone hells yes yes please please and thank you great music to kill bye and that's about that so yes and yes I have no periods its one long run off sentence but I really don't care
  • gonzalo-dos-santos - April 3, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    the asshole who made this post surely is "Pretty" stupid, the combat is awesome? did you even play it? they changed it completely, now we cannot do any combo, enemies have shields and chainsaws, that makes the game more strategical, sure, but if i wanted and strategical game i would have to play a world of warcraft game, dude, you just went full retarded
  • yaswanth - May 4, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    are you that dumb? may be you haven't mastered the combat perfectly. checkout some videos in youtube, combat is fantastic. I myself played more than 200 hours till now. this game has highest replay value .
  • dee9922 - May 30, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    some people hate the game, get over it. If they have a valid reason then fair enough. Did you make this game or something...why is it so hard to believe some people hate it.
  • eryk-wanjama - May 19, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    Cannot do any combo? You must really suck at games if you cant do a combo in Dmc.
  • Livinlavida - December 28, 2012 10:23 p.m.

    While I'll concede that the original Devil May Cry's plot is fractured, that can pretty easily be explained by the order the games were released in and the shuffling of the directors. That did not, however, mean it needed THIS. While DMC's plot is all over the place, what would have been an appropriate solution would be for a Capcom team to review the series, talk out all the kinks and release a game that explained all plot holes. THAT would have been acceptable to all. This would not. In regards to 'old Dante is not cool', I'm sorry, what? Sure Dante AND Vergil AND NERO and HEY! Most characters in the series WOULD look weird in real life. That holds true for most game franchises. And wasn't DMC supposed to be a melding pot of cool? Yeah, the franchise doesn't take itself seriously. Dante's charm comes from how outrageous and witty he is; he's a charming and likeable character - THAT'S where his popularity comes from. The red coat, white hair (inherited from his DEMON FATHER, which actually makes sense in retrospect) pizza eating and badass moves are just perks in his whacky, over the top style. If you want proof that crazy Dante is the preferred Dante, just look at the contrast between DMC1 and DMC2. When Dante was in DMC1, he was cocky, crazy and all sorts of fun. In DMC2, when he turned into a gothy brooding angster, what happened? He lost popularity until DMC3 promptly saved him by reverting him to his old style. In regards to Nero, YES, he isn't a complete character. But he was also supposed to be added to. Nero has a backstory that was meant to be released and explained, presumably in DMC5, and a good all-rounder game could have both explained Nero's past, his and Lady's absences in DMC2 AND Dante's DMC2!personality swap. What this series needs is a good sequel that bridges DMC4 and DMC2, not a brand new reboot that to be fair, is probably just going to fracture the series even more. I liked DMC4, and the main appeal of it was the (presumed) dramatic unveiling of Nero's origin in the next DMC game, which I was looking forward to for that reason. Then I hear we get this? Not cool. They also seem to have killed Vergil, in that hey, Dante and Vergil are identical twins and complete opposites. New Vergil seems... pretty tame, compared to his predecessor. Apparently he now hates demons, which is also in complete contradiction to the Dante sides with humans, Vergil sides with demons aspect of their relationship. Though I suppose this can be attributed to, ah, more believable characterisation? I guess if NT wanted Dante to stop being a Ninja Turtle, they probably wanted to make Vergil stop being Shredder. Is he even an antagonist anymore? Since everything he's doing is to help humanity and all (a far cry from original Vergil who, uh, wanted to kill them all?) And uh, the game is pretty? That's seriously a suggestion here? DMC4 was pretty. DMC3 had some pretty good graphics, all things considering. And as for the gameplay? The style bar appears to be boosted by damage, not by actual combos, which completely shatters the fact that it's a... oh wait, STYLE bar. Not a DAMAGE bar. Let's not even bring in the fact that the enemies all seem to be standing around waiting for you to whack them. The new Dante's Rebellion appears to have been mutilated into some kind of do-all wonder weapon, so now instead of a sword, we have an all-in-one multi tool. There's even a function that mimics Nero's Devil Bringer in some aspects. And if Rebellion can do everything, there's no need for Devil Arms. Part of the fun of playing was constantly swapping out kooky weapons and messing around (Pandora and Nevan, anyone?). We also don't seem to get any form of Style, so fans of DMC3/4 can kiss goodbye Trickster, Gunslinger, Swordmaster and RoyalGuard, in case anyone was wondering. They also seem to have massacred Devil Trigger as well - it was my understanding that DT changed Dante, not the world around him. In the old DMC Dante morphed into a demon for a short period of time - understandable, considering his origins. New DmC Triggers apparently skew the world around him... slowing down time? What? That doesn't really seem to make too much sense - it's Quicksilver, in essence, but way more powered up. From what I've seen of the combat videos, it doesn't seem like a brilliant challenge - looks like button mashing will get you everywhere in this game, since, again, there is no real style bar to watch out for. I could accept this game if it didn't claim to be DMC. They've changed so much already that it could just as easily be a completely different franchise, so shuffle some names and release it as a standalone. Maybe then it could actually get some respect, but if they were looking to release a brand new spin on an old franchise that seriously did not need one, they really should have chosen a different one.
  • brian-william-john-gange - June 5, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    I agree with you BUT Vergil did not want to kill all humans. He only wanted the power of his father Sparda
  • LeeStryfe - December 8, 2012 9:11 p.m.

    hmm, I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I love the old Dante, he's an awesome lovable character whose cocksure attitude and silly-ness really made the DmC games fun to play. on the other hand, the story line did need a reboot. just a way for the games to flow together more smoothly, and a way for more to be added on without it seeming like money grab. I'm kinda sad that Nero isn't in the series anymore, I rather enjoyed playing as the punk, but oh well. I don't care about the new setting, whatever, a Character in India doesn't change if you put that same character in Canada, but messing with Dante is messing with the heart of this whole series. I'll give it a try but i doubt i'll enjoy it as much as the old DmC.
  • KV3 - December 6, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    No, DMC did not need a reboot. The storyline wasn't exactly hard to follow and the plot regarding Nero was meant to be expanded upon, but Capcom rushed the release of DMC4 meaning a lot of content had to be cut. Nero and Dante were meant to have 20 missions each (or thereabouts), and I imagine we'd have gotten at least an origin for Nero from that. "Ninja Theory is awesome". No. No they are not. You do realise they hired outside writers to write both Heavenly Sword and Enslaved? Rhianna Pratchett, who wrote HS supposedly had to rewrite the majority of the script, and Alex Garland who wrote Enslaved had to rewrite their characterisation of Monkey. The original draft had Monkey kicking a slave off a ledge to their death because Ninja Theory's writers though it would be "badass" but only made Monkey look stupid. DmC is being handled by Ninja Theory's inhouse writers, and having watched trailers, dev diaries, streams and having played the demo, I can safely say the writing is awful, (Slurm Queen boss fight dialogue anyone?) but is made worse by the fact they're trying to take it completely seriously. Speaking of the demo, the combat is atrocious and doesn't belong in a DMC game at all. Enemies have a gigantic attack window that's incredibly easy to dodge and the style ranking system has been completely butchered - basing the system off damage doesn't help when the axe weapon does an insane amount of damage, even on DMD mode. There's two dodge buttons, no taunt and no lock-on. No lock-on means sometimes your attacks will just whiff and it means there are no directional inputs, reducing the game to dial-a-combo and giving you fewer move over more buttons. There's more I could go into, like how jump cancelling is near enough useless and how it's possible to stay in the air forever with the whip, but I'm not going to go into all that. Lastly, there's the good old "You just don't like Donte/DmC because he's got black hair!" that I've heard every time this game gets discussed. Old Dante was a charming, interesting and slightly camp character who never failed to make me smile during cutscenes. Donte on the other hand appears mean-spirited and every attempt at something that's meant to make him seem endearing (like when he punches the bouncer in that trailer) makes him seem like more of an arse. Devil May Cry never took itself seriously and had a playful character at its forefront, turning that on its head by making him some kind of edgy rebel that swears because it's cool and giving it a plot that markets itself as some deep social commentary but just rips off They Live is a slap in the face to fans of the series. I have never found myself hating a game this much before but it is such an insult to everyone that enjoyed Devil May Cry that this needs to be said. I urge people to not buy this game and allow the death of a beloved franchise just so Capcom can appeal to the Call of Duty audience.
  • lylcomedygald - December 8, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    Doing gods work.
  • ALValefar - November 2, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    This is a joke right? A pretty turd is still a turd. AKA, Skyrim. Are they kidding on some of this? Combat didn't evolve any. And the new character is a total laugh. Real Dante was defined by his charming stereotyping. This Dante is a total jerk. Knocking a plate out of a fat guy's hands isn't cool. It isn't bad. It is just stupid.
  • truelife - June 2, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    did you guys know that devil may cry 4 made over 2.3 million dollars did u know that whatever sword and monkey journey were good games but gameplay wise dmc4 was better i could probably except new dante if not for his silly hair and what you call silly about old dante is what made us like him you must know (excluding dmc2 fail!)but over all new devil may cry looks like a game thats fun to play and thats what counts just wish they would change the whole character design(he looks like a F#@%y surfer) it has a good premise just dont want another series butchered like ninja gaiden 3 or fable 2/3
  • wheresmymonkey - April 11, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    I agree with the article. Especially with Devil May Cry 4 being underwhelming. It was. It was obvious from the start. You spend half the game playing as Nero. Who's basically Dante mk2 with less bravado and more angst. Actually i'd say he's more emo than the reboot version of Dante. Who's more like James Dean's Ugly litle brother. I love the Devil May Cry series and i also have every faith that Ninja theory will do a steller job. So to all the guys complaining i'd stop whinging like a bunch of EMO KIDS and wait till the games in your hands before you pass judgement on it.
  • SickJessi - April 9, 2012 7:17 p.m.

    So how many other review sites/magazines are going to try this stupid angle? They didn't HAVE to make it DMC, they could've made a different game (Since they, y'know, already have. Heavenly Sword and that other one, both of which are awful), and not pissed off DMC fans with this emo Dante (That they could've changed AT ANY TIME since release, by the way). The "alternate universe" story line doesn't matter. It doesn't change anything, and it's not a good reason to hate this game less. They're still going to pop out a mediocre game.
  • thochaos - April 9, 2012 1:24 a.m.

    Heavenly Sword was a turd. A polished turd maybe, but a turd nonetheless. DMC4 was a much better game. Not feeling this new game at all.
  • TriforcePlayer - April 6, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    Enslaved and Heavenly Sword was terrible. I'm not interested in playing as emo freak.
  • jackthemenace - April 6, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    "Dante is a ninja turtle." Yes. The only one I don't REALLY agree with is the one about the art style- I still prefer #3's. But, practically everything else on the list is totally true, apart from maybe the bit about the Red Coat being the bit everyone will miss about Dante. It's not. It's his kick-ass, Devil-may-care attitude. But, enough about that, you've finally got me excited about this. Bring on DmC! :D
  • vatsuuu - April 5, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    It's pretty obvious hollander is cock riding emo dante i wonder how much NT is paying this kid for writing this garbage.
  • vatsuuu - April 5, 2012 11:37 p.m.

    it's pretty fucking obvious that this guy Holllander Cooper is cock riding Emo dante, instead of actually paying attention to what actually made Dante "Dante". It doesn't take a fucking field scientist to know that Ninja theory sucks at combat systems.. really enslaved? Heavenly sword good yeah right for the casual button mashing scrub yep sounds about right.
  • quincytheodore - April 5, 2012 9:43 p.m.

    I played a lot of action games, and you're right Bayonetta is the best of them all. God of War 3 came close, but I personally enjoyed Bayo more. When it played "Fly me to the moon" remix while she ripped her clothes and sent giant foot up the enemies' asses, I was sold. If Dmc wants any chance to break free of her heel, it needs to do something different, and Ninja Theory is the perfect candidate for it. They have flair, but I don't know if they can make it fast enough. There's a lot of intricacy in DMC gameplay and so far Enslaved and Heavenly Sword didn't have that depth mechanic. Still I'm willing to try though, by the way why don't we stop calling him emo Dante? It'll just cemented people's stereotype for him. New Dante sounds... nicer.

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