There has been a whole lot of discussion concerning the Devil May Cry reboot in development at Ninja Theory.
And with the game scheduled for a mid-January release, a playable demo has become available for all to enjoy. However, are the long-time hardcore fans pleased with what they see? Or are they disappointed in the new direction?
There's no doubt that Ninja Theory has a specific flair, one that wasn't necessarily seen in past series entries. And of course, the Dante character redesign remains a sore spot for many, although it should've become apparent in the demo that gameplay takes center-stage (as it has always done throughout the franchise). But if you consider yourself a big-time fan of Devil May Cry , do you see a reboot that is faithful to the esteemed action series? Do you see glimpses of that combat brilliance to which we've become accustomed? Is there the requisite freedom and complexity in terms of battle variety?
And what about the setting and style? Devil May Cry has always boasted a very specific artistic style, and DMC kinda shakes things up by presenting us with a more modern feel (not quite so Gothic). Personally, I think it's long past time that Ninja Theory gets their just due, as neither Heavenly Sword nor Enslaved: Odyssey to the West got enough widespread attention. That being said, I can't be sure DMC is the game that will put them over the top… What do you say?
Related Game(s): DMC