I hope my take on this topic is agreeable and here's what I think:
DMC 1 = RE1 The originals that spawned mass critical acclaim and soared the genre they established to new heights.
DMC2 = RE5 They have a relation because this is where the original directors weren't attached the respective projects.
DMC3 = RE4 A beastly return to form / stylish reinvention to that brought the series back to life after long years of hiatus.
DMC4 = RE6 While continuing the franchise, both these games seemed like stellar blockbusters with obviously amped up production values. However the general consensus for both of these games are VERY polarizing at best, notmatter how good or bad they are.
For DMC4 & RE6 it boils down to a "love it or hate it" affair amongst the community.
DmC = ORC
Pure and utter dogs*** that caused a good sum of denial to run rampant upon release. Certain gamers claimed that these atrocious games were actually good under certain circumstances, focusing on the fundamentals the game had itself and not anything else.
In any event, the fun was few and far between for extreme purists of the original series thus these games are shunned extremely like they never existed or was ever created.
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