Never has hair initiated so much controversial animosity in the gaming industry as it has with DMC, and any self-respecting Devil May Cry fan has probably already spent countless hours, drearily unearthing every available information regarding the new installment to the increasingly altered series, in an attempt to eradicate the acrid memory left by the subdued unveiling of the re-branded Dante. It’s fair to suggest then, that despite very few detail’s, as well as gameplay being divulged by the developers at Ninja Theory, that we are all accepting the seemingly inevitable outcome, that DMC is a misguided attempt at rebooting a series beloved by fans, that all categorically agree that there was no need for any such reinvention. We appear to collectively expect failure.
You get the sense from the people’s very bitter, vocal resentment towards Ninja Theory’s direction to a series, that we don’t want it to become tainted and altered beyond all recognition, which is fair enough, just as long as the criticisms leveled are constructive, rather than ill-informed, destructive exasperation. You have to bear in mind that the original Devil May Cry was released over a decade ago, and it’s likely that many of this generations gamers, weren’t fortunate enough to experience these intellectual games composing of innovative, battling techniques, that required spontaneous thought processes to overcome legions of highly acute demon spawns, *ssh! They didn’t play it, they don’t know?* At least not until the HD collection is released in April anyway.
The problem is that were just a little too susceptible to any change to a series that we are all very protective of, perhaps over protective. It’s akin to sending your child off to school on their first day, watching them grow, develop and expand their horizons, (not instantly obviously), but over the course of many years. You worry about them, scrapping knees, taking tests, flipping the bird to the science teacher, (she deserved it!), or in this instance, dispersing zillions of bullets from your twin guns Ebony & Ivory, before systematically slaying demons that culminates in making hell more heavily populated, than a London tube train. Just let it go.
It’s too soon to formulate any kind of substantial predicament on DMC, forget about speculating for the time being, keep the faith, but simultaneously prepare yourself for the worst. And if DMC doesn’t meet expectations, reserve your antagonism for Ninja Theory who dared to try something so radical, but rather vent your frustrations in Capcoms rather arrogant direction, who apart from their total lack of empathy for their fans, also maintain an apparent reluctance to continue the series themselves.
Are you looking forward to DMC? Or is it destined to fail? Let me know your thoughts.