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Devil May Cry: Was the franchise's reboot really a good move?

Updated on December 11, 2012
The Original Dante
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It's been hard for the fans of this franchise (myself included) to accept this change. Many of us didn't really get Capcom's move on this, and well, I still quite don't. To be completely honest, the original story was perfect the way it was; both Dante and Vergil were awesome, and their silver hair became a trademark for this game. I'd talk about the gameplay but that's pretty much the only thing that was left untouched. I won't say it sucks, since Ninja Theory is working on it, and it's not even out yet, but I guess that it's always hard to get used to big changes like this, especially when the original rocked so hard.

It was even harder at first since the first new Dante they showed looked... well, quite emo. It didn't look at all like the badass, funny, cool silver-haired demon hunter we're used to play with in this games. At least Capcom did change that lame look, and the again new Dante, while he doesn't look as cool as the original one, isn't that bad.

I recently played the demo of the new DmC game, and yes as expected, the gameplay still rules. You still have a those cool combos by using swords and guns (I'm not sure if the sword is still Rebellion, and if the guns are still Ebony & Ivory). One of the new additions in a way, is that you get a Demon and an Angel weapon, which besides their utility as weapons, you can also use them to interact with the environment. I've no idea if these will be the only extra weapons you'll get, but those are the onle ones you use in the demo.

DmC E3 Trailer

Story-wise this time, Dante is the son of a Demon Father (Sparda) and an Angel Mother (Eva), hence, a Nephilim (like in Darksiders). Vergil is still around as your brother, but this time he's not your enemy (apparently). He seems to be the leader of some kind of resistance against the demons, and he charges a girl with finding Dante to help hunt the demon's down.

So the story wasn't completely altered from what the demo showed us, the game mechanics are still quite similar (yay!), and the new Dante doesn't look as bad as the first one they showed. Still, it's weird playing a DmC game without using a silver-haired protagonist, but it's definitely worth a shot for all the franchise fans out there - hopefully Ninja Theory will not disappoint us, since there's much at stake.


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    • FSDInferno profile imageAUTHOR

      José Arturo 

      5 years ago from Mexico City

      Yeah I know what you mean. I just recently started liking to play games from the very start in the toughest difficulties, I used to do what you do.

      I'm not by all means an extraordinary player, believe me, but I started to like the challenges while I enjoy the story at the same time. ^^

    • dailytop10 profile image

      dailytop10 

      5 years ago from Davao City

      I think we're different on that part. I usually play a game in the easiest mode first since I'm not good at resisting the temptation of knowing how the game would end.haha

    • FSDInferno profile imageAUTHOR

      José Arturo 

      5 years ago from Mexico City

      Yeah I know, especially if you're like me and you like beating the game in the hardest modes. The hardest for me was the first game in Dante Must Die Mode... Nightmare was just... that, a nightmare to kill. I also love this franchise, and thanks for your comment. :)

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      dailytop10 

      5 years ago from Davao City

      The Devil May Cry series gave me a lot of problems. I almost failed in one of my class during college since I was so addicted to its first and second release. This game is really cool as its one of the few computer games today which focuses on skills. You can't win this game by simply pressing random buttons. Aside from this game, I also love Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed. Thank you for sharing this hub!

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