Why would a DmC2 make antis angrier? Opposite should happen

#1GoreGrossPosted 1/30/2013 5:01:16 PM(edited)
Despite what you've heard on an official's twitter account, mediocre sales do not motivate sequels. It's unlikely that even the lifetime sales will grant Capcom their quota. This points to no sequel, at least for the reboot.

But let's assume Capcom is satisfied with these sales. They'll grant NT a big check (though it likely won't be any bigger than the first) and NT will develop DmC2. Do people think a sequel would, for some reason sell more than the first? I mean, I don't understand that logic.

This may seem like a victory for pros at firsthand, but the long term satisfaction would be derived from antis who would see NT crumble from within due to the weak returns and the generally mixed reviews their games receive. In turn, Capcom would suffer as well. Sounds like a win for antis to me.

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#2GujinKamiPosted 1/30/2013 4:57:00 PM(edited)
I, for one, support a sequel. Because lord knows that it won't sell anywhere near its predecessor, and Capcom would literally be starving itself.

Death to Capcom is a good day in my book.
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#3xKazeruxPosted 1/30/2013 4:58:44 PM
GujinKami posted...
I, for one, support a sequel. Because lord knows that it won't sell anywhere near its predecessor, and Capcom would literally be starving itself.

Death to Capcom is a good day in my book.


I love Capcom too much to wish for their death. Even if they're not the best company around anymore. I'd be pretty damn sad if they went under.
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#4GujinKamiPosted 1/30/2013 5:00:31 PM
From: xKazerux | #003
I love Capcom too much to wish for their death.

I used to think this. But they hurt me too much. Trashing loved franchises, making really mediocre games, caring more about graphics and cutscenes over gameplay, which is a big deal considering their previous work. When their best works last year were a 3DS title and a new IP, it's just awful.

I'd rather see a dying dog be put down instead of encouraging it to live on.
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#5GoreGross(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 5:00:42 PM
From: GujinKami | #002
I, for one, support a sequel. Because lord knows that it won't sell anywhere near its predecessor, and Capcom would literally be starving itself.

Death to Capcom is a good day in my book.


Certainly wouldn't kill Capcom, but it's amusing how their arrogance and stubbornness self-inflicts damage upon the company.
Reboot met sales below original and even current quota? We'll make another - there was nothing wrong or to fix about the sequel. If fans don't buy it, they're the issue.
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#6Psychochild27Posted 1/30/2013 5:04:01 PM
GoreGross posted...

But let's assume Capcom is satisfied with these sales. They'll grant NT a big check (though it likely won't be any bigger than the first) and NT will develop DmC2. Do people think a sequel would, for some reason sell more than the first? I mean, I don't understand that logic.


See, what you fail to realize (Simpleton as you are!) is that DmC is only doing poorly as DMC4 sucked, much like how DMC3 had low sales on account of how poor DMC2 was. With DmC being such an amazing experience, positive buzz will permeate all through the production of the sequel leading to record-breaking sales for the franchise!
#7SHMYazooPosted 1/30/2013 5:05:03 PM
Acceptance would be higher, since they'd already be used with the Dante re-design so most of the controversy would be out of the picture from the start.

Like it or not, before we had gameplay videos, all people talked about were Dante's visuals and re-design, it WAS a big deal for all DMC fans. Also, for most of the casuals, they don't care if the skill ceiling is higher in past DMCs than in this one, they care about how a game "looks".
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#8GoreGross(Topic Creator)Posted 1/30/2013 5:16:03 PM(edited)
From: SHMYazoo | #007
Acceptance would be higher, since they'd already be used with the Dante re-design so most of the controversy would be out of the picture from the start.

Like it or not, before we had gameplay videos, all people talked about were Dante's visuals and re-design, it WAS a big deal for all DMC fans. Also, for most of the casuals, they don't care if the skill ceiling is higher in past DMCs than in this one, they care about how a game "looks".


Less controversy =/= better sales

I'm used to Dante's redesign. Doesn't mean I'll be buying DmC2. There's also no evidence pointing towards there being less controversy for a sequel. It is more likely, given DmC's reception, that the disparity between the original and sequel's separate reception will be minimal. That is, unless they adopt from DMC what the core fans wanted.

If they don't, the best they'll do is maintain a core fanbase even smaller than DMC's supposedly niche base.

FFXIII received criticism from fans. FFXIII-2 was met with just about as much if not more, as will (given the evidence from FFXIII-2) FFXIII-3.

Besides, anyone who hated DmC for Dante's redesign will likely still hate his redesign upon announcement and trailers of a DmC2.
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