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