Something good, something bad
It's been about a week since Ninja Theory and Capcom made the DmC: Devil May Cry demo available for public consumption, and I've had quite a bit of time to reflect on it, as well as replay the classic games that made Devil May Cry a household name for a direct comparison.
A lot of people asked me what I think of the game, since I'm one of the most vocal DmC fans on Destructoid. I own every game (even redundant platforms), I bought every game at launch, and I've beaten all of them on every difficulty. It's safe to say I love DmC.
Going in, I was extremely skeptical of Ninja Theory. No, not because Dante's hair is a different shade of grey -- because Ninja Theory, in my opinion, has never developed a solid action game in the history of their company.
With that in mind, here's what I think of the demo.
In case you're interested:
The demo is available right now on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
It involves two missions: Under Watch (a standard level that teaches you how to play), and Secret Ingredient (a short boss battle).
Honestly, despite my reservations, I expect DmC to do modestly well at a bare minimum. I think most fans aren't going to care about the changes, and most gamers won't notice the lack of technical nuance in the combat system.
Given the fact that the game doesn't have to be revolutionary and adding in a checkered past, this could easily be Ninja Theory's big break -- a collection of lessons they learned from making sub-par action games for many years.
At the same time: we all know how Capcom rolls. If it doesn't sell like gangbusters, they'll find some excuse to either put the franchise on the shelf, or retire it. The near-launch DLC announcement already has me worried.
So for the sake of one of my favorite franchises, I hope Ninja Theory does right by it in the end.
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