still seeing the same people who havent even played the game come here and hate on it.
They sure are. And you can't say anything positive about the game or jimmies start getting rustled. Despite having universally high reviews from credible journalists, anyone that thinks the game is descent is wrong and a troll and deserves to burn on hell according to the haters.
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it goes beyond just his character design. the change of dnate is kinda a metaphor of capcom turning its back on the fams and customers that have supported the series this far and who have been patiently waiting for the continuation of the series. for what purpose was the change for? to pursue an invisible market demographic?
the change of dante wasnt even a good change... i understand the odea of wanting to reboot your character in the vein of what chris nolan did for batman, honestly i do... this was probably what the higher ups at capcom wanted to do but unfortunately the executive types are not creative people, nor do they get why the batman films were loved. so you wana do a gritty reboot of devil may cry? ok thats is fine, but that isnt what the ultimately did.
instead we got a weird fan fic of a mary sue like version of dante in name only. i dont know what was the original thesis of what the reboot was supposed to be, but i can tell you is i doubt Ninja Theory knew what hey were going to end up with. how can i tell, you ask? look at the announcement trailer...
in the announcement trailer for the dmc reboot, the concepts do not match with what we ultimately got-
limbo is an actual city, not a alternate dimension. this is expressed by the headshot of dante that reads "limbo city police department".
dante's attitude is radically different from what we ultimately got. he is alot more mean spirited and is a smoker... he is also alot more bruised and beat up and has a more brooding attitude.
and then long stretch of developer silence...
ofcourse the fans hated it.
and when the time came to show more, the devil trigger was revealed to be dante with white hair and a red coat.
i dont know how the development cycle was for devil may cry, but i know enough to be able to tell that the NT crew took time to try to appeal to the original fans with each new trailer. dante's personality would be less brooding and more rebellious (but never fun or playful) this also leads me to believe that the development cycle was a troubled one and they most likely kept on changing the story... the large collection of concept art depicts alot of scenes that are never seen and characters that are never used. ofcourse these things happen in game development, but i cant help but feel that this was a result of NT backpedalling on their initial concepts and to try to make the game feel more like a devil may cry game probably due to the massive backlash (they still ultimately failed)
that is probably some of the reasons why people dont like this game, it became a bland and forgettable game with an unlikeable jerk for a hero because the powers that be just dont get devil may cry.