In case you missed the announcement, there’s a pair of Devil May Cry Remasters on the way. DmC Devil May Cry, the superb Ninja Theory developed reboot, and Devil May Cry 4 are getting current with the generation. And that makes me happy. I think DmC is one of the finest reboots ever made, despite all the hate it got. But I’m genuinely amazed at the hate for Devil May Cry 4. A game in the series that I consider to be one of the very best action games ever made.
I don’t think words can express just how much I adore Devil May Cry. The Xbox 360 and PS3 generation gave us two superb outings in the franchise, with Devil May Cry 4 giving players control of a new demon hunter and DmC Devil May Cry rebooting the series under the guidance of developer Ninja Theory. Two fantastic, incredible games. And now they’re headed to the latest generation of consoles.
I generally go for video games that are all about escapism. Games that put me in the shoes of a character that could not exist in any one time or place ever, because reality loves harshing on your mellow fantasy. So naturally, I have a deep love for Devil May Cry.
It’s that time of the year again where game publishers begin posting results, and Capcom has some of those numbers to share. After shifting almost five million units, you’d think that Resident Evil 6 would be a reason to pop open some bubbly, but nothing could be further from the truth for that now maligned franchise, as Capcom has marked it as an official disappointment.
Ninja Theory’s DmC reboot has not exactly been a hit with fans, many of whom hate the fact that the white-haired ass-kicker they grey up with is depicted as a bit of an angsty, emo, ignoble jackass. It’s something that’s even addressed right in the beginning of the game, via a tongue-in-cheek jab at the series. Gamers though, they hate this Dante (delightfully renaming him Donte)...and they want the old Dante back.
DmC: Devil may Cry is not a hardcore action game with nefarious puzzles. It’s a somewhat more simplified experience where the combat is a touch easier and slicker, the characters are more flawed than ever and the world around them is less fantastical and more troubled.
It’s also a game that puts previous instalments in the franchise to shame, because of those decisions, and gives fans a better Dante in the process, something that Capcom could never do.
Ninja Theory’s DmC was released yesterday, to critical acclaim. It currently stands with a rather impressive Critic score of
89 86 on the review aggregator. As you’d expect, given the “fan” outrage, its Metacritic user score is less than favourable, at a rather paltry 2.9 – showing once again how entitled crybaby whiner gamers can be.
Hard core fans of the Devil May Cry series are up in arms over this video featuring a sex scene between demons stating that it shows how the developers have completely lost their way and don’t understand who they are developing for anymore.
The release date for DMC - Devil May Cry for PC, PC specs, some PC screenshots and other PC details have been announced. Master Race, assemble!
To say that DmC has had a rocky ride in it’s development cycle so far, would be an understatement. The reboot from Capcom and Ninja Theory hasn’t exactly been warmly received, with numerous folks decrying the visuals of the game. But after the demo that just landed for it, it’s safe to say that in the case of DmC, looks most certainly do not count.
Hey, who wants some DLC for a game before it’s even out? And who thinks that this is a great idea? Well, if you happen to be a game publisher whose name rhymes with kaching-com, then we might be in business. The upcoming Devil May Cry reboot has it’s fair share of pre-order bonuses, and if you don’t plan on taking part in the early adoption, well then screw you and hand over some cash for this content!
Dammit 2012, end already! I’m eager for the new Devil May Cry, and even if you hate the new visual direction that the franchise is taking with this reboot, the gameplay looks like a rock-solid experience that should please even the most jaded fan. You know what else might also please them? A set of difficulty options that will make the game harder than month old fruit cake, that’s what.
The upcoming Ninja Theory produced reboot of Devil May Cry may have had me shaken when it was first announced, but over the last couple of months, it’s turned me into a believer. All the trademarks of a great DMC game are there, from attitude to action, from visuals through to heart. And of course, let’s not forget those new weapons either, because it just wouldn’t be Devil May Cry without some wonderful new toys to play with.
You know, between all the talk of Uncharted and God of War attempting to reach the big screen, we often forget about other games that would be perfect on that format as well. Like Devil May Cry. It’ll be many, many years before we see that given the Hollywood treatment though, even though it would be ludicrously entertaining if handled right. Unless you live in Ghana that is, where the film has actually been made.
2013 is shaping up to be a real slobber-knocker of a year for new releases, with games such as Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider and Crysis 3 arriving. Top of my list though, is DmC, a new spin on the infamous franchise, but one with enough traditional elements thrown into it as well. When it was first shown, the reaction from fans was less than positive, bordering on the downright hostile at times to the way that Dante and his new world appeared. But that attitude has softened in recent months, something that Capcom is aware of, and understands.