In DMC 2, Rebellion had the same exact description for Force Edge in DMC 1. I call it designers being lazy. Rebellion didn't get its distinct look or move set until DMC3. --- Those that do not understand satire are often those subject to it
DMC2 was important in its own way. It showed what not to do with this genre and somethings were good ideas, just not executed right. One could say it was the most important learning experience not only for the DMC series but for the hack and slash genre as a whole. --- When coincidence is so convenient, I prefer to call it fate.