Why was DMC2 so hated?

#21dillpickle69Posted 3/2/2013 7:10:24 PM
DMC2 was too easy, mainly because after DMC came out with it's reknowned difficulty and DMC2 was handed to a different studio, Itsuno decided to tone it down. Thing is, he toned it down way too much. You could pretty much beat the entire game using only guns. In fact, about half the bosses can pretty much only be fought with guns.
Not to mention Dante barely speaks a word, he comes off as way too silent and sullen.
The story is short and bitter, and it had some pretty uninspired enemies.

That's how I see it from a pessimist's point of view, anyway. I personally liked the game either way.
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#22DrunkBeardGuyPosted 3/2/2013 7:18:07 PM
It's pretty forgettable and toned down, but to its credit it did bring in some new things to the series that would pave the way for DMC3/4.

So without DMC2, the series wouldn't be known for what it is now.
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#23A_Nonny_MoosePosted 3/2/2013 9:40:03 PM
From: NeoFalconHavok | Posted: 3/2/2013 11:06:56 PM | #018
Now that rainstorm move sounds awful to pull off. You have to do all of that just to do this one move? Good lord!

Rainstorm is shooting downwards in the air. The way it worked in DMC2, is that when you started shooting in the air, Dante would just shoot in whatever direction he was facing, so to shoot downwards you had to do a flip and then shoot when Dante was upside down. It was just awkward.
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#24Gen2000Posted 3/2/2013 10:16:55 PM
RetsuxD posted...
Here's this guy almost entirely meleeing TDE on DMD, it's fun to see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuBBXknA_-E


Nice, he actually makes that fight look good. TDE, Bolverk(sp?), and playable Trish were the only memorable things about that game to me, it was a complete bust otherwise.
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#25NeoFalconHavok(Topic Creator)Posted 3/4/2013 1:15:31 PM
Psychochild27 posted...
I never made the Zelda connection before, though that's because in Zelda the input is intuitive as it affects the direction Link thrusts his sword and honestly doesn't have a huge impact on gameplay other than an aesthetic flourish while with Dante, the difference between a four hit Rebellion combo and a six hit combo that looks like Nero's Red Queen Combo C is a waggle of the stick on the third hit.


It almost sounds like a fighting game. :P
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#26Ink-RibbonPosted 3/4/2013 3:26:49 PM
DMC 2 was flawed, but still has cool stuff.

It has the funniest villain ever, Arius. I think he's one of the moest menacing villains.

His unpredicatable and dangerous attacks, the dark magic, the black hole that sucks Dante and throws him to the ground. I was scared to watch Arius jumping from one side to other.

He is even harder than DMC 1 Mundus!
#27ZeroX91Posted 3/4/2013 3:29:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwlDVl7fm24
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#28CryptosperidiumPosted 3/4/2013 4:32:37 PM(edited)
Overall DMC2 was just boring to play. Nearly all the bosses and enemies could be beaten by the simple tactic of "Keep your distance and use the guns." The worst offender of this was the infested chopper battle. I remember standing still and that thing not even being able to hit me.
Dante is also his most boring ever. In most cut scenes, he won't say a word, and when he does talk, it's always in this drab tone, and something along the lines of "Whatever.". Weapons were also pretty unimaginative. (Dante gets 3 swords)

Don't bother playing it. It's at the end of the timeline, so you wont miss anything plotwise. Stick with DMC3.
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#29SlamslatePosted 3/4/2013 9:24:16 PM
Dante was not Dante.
Guns were insanely useful compared to swords.
Weapon selection was completely boring, 3 swords that have identical movesets just different stats.
Combat felt slower than DMC1
Combat lacked any impact
Stinger lacked any impact.
Slow boring enemies. Not a single one was fast paced like the shadow cats of old.
The primitive trickster moves were very situational.
Devil Trigger was boring to use.
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#30OldFrenchDragonPosted 3/5/2013 3:38:09 AM
NeoFalconHavok posted...
I've only played 1,4, and this pile of garbage. 2 and 3 I haven't touched, but I wanna get a consensus of why DMC2 is still considered the "worst' when this game out does even Skyward Chore in all of it's awfulness.


I strongly recommend you play DMC 3 .Best of the whole series thus far .
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