Meet The Actor Who Plays Dante In DmC Devil May Cry

By Ishaan . November 22, 2012 . 8:30am

Vergil, Kat, Mundus and Lilith have had their own developer diaries for DmC Devil May Cry, which introduced the actor playing each character in the game. Now, it’s Dante’s turn. Meet Tim Phillipps, the actor behind Dante:



DmC Devil May Cry will be released on January 15th, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version of the game will follow at a later date.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    As I was playing the demo, I honestly liked Dante’s voice. Not what I was expecting and it fit him pretty well.

    Game was brilliant too.

    • OkamiKing

      The “Voice” isn’t bad at all. Vocal direction is something different overall. If they sold him more as a clever smart ass than an angry not so clever smart ass, the character would feel better. I see what their doing, it’s…… Not terrible. Not Bad even. My problem is what little innovation they tried with the gameplay. Giving Dante Nero’s devil bringer, taking moves AWAY from rebellion and giving it to other weapons ( Not to mention the annoying weapon switching system). It doesn’t help the game FEELS slower then DMC3/4 and they’re years behind. Story and physical aesthetics aside, this feels like a ninja theory game. Thats not a good thing to me.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        It doesn’t feel anything remotely like a Ninja Theory game, and this is coming from someone who adored both their games. It feels like DMC, maybe not as advanced as 3/4 but it definitely feels DMC. The speed isn’t as fast as 3 definitely but it doesn’t feel that much slower, especially on higher difficulties, where things feel right at home in terms of speed.

        • OkamiKing

          Let me clarify. It feels like a ninja theory game because there is a lack of innovation. Its the feeling I meant not the actual gameplay I was referencing. Enslaved and HS aren’t really innovative or strong in their respective forms of gameplay.

          • This^

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            That…doesn’t even make much sense. Feeling like a Ninja theory game cause it lacks innovation doesn’t speak for Ninja Theory itself. In order for it to feel like a Ninja Theory game, it needs to have a common ground between them. Control scheme, presentation, like the NT facial expressions. There are hundreds of companies out there who push out games without innovation and receive recognition and sell millions. Hell, DMC4 wasn’t very innovative either.

      • Curan_Altea

        Whenever his speed or attitude bum me out, I try to rememeber this is supposed to be younger Dante. And hope he gets better in a sequel. I did enjoy the gameplay. Not as fast as 3 or Rising, but still enjoyable. Waiting for 60fps though…. Felt a little too choppy in the demo.

        • OkamiKing

          Not to sound rude, but DMC3 was the young Dante. Or the youngest we had so far. DmC’s argument that this is a young Dante doesn’t mean they needed to change his feel so much. Its not an underdeveloped smooth guy, its an angry teen. Character wise, this Dante has good characterization, and fits his role pretty nicely. But he doesn’t resemble old Dante. While this isn’t necessary, reiterations of old characters tend to keep certain personality traits from one another. >

          • OkamiKing

            -> Leonardo for example from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Leonardo is a leader, and tends to care for his brothers. These are defining traits that are always carried out in any reiteration of the character. But it is used differently. For example, the 1987 Leo was rather silly. The 2003 version was very serious, honed up to his mistakes, and was considered the strongest. The newest 2012 is more laid back and younger, showing a little bit more innocence, and he is growing into a leader. But the fact remains that no matter how drastic the situation felt, they kept the same feeling. The blue one was always Leo. No matter if he was in the internet, a black and white comic book, or a cg animation. ->

          • OkamiKing

            -> Dante isn’t British. A quirk I tend to point out in conversations with friends. He’s wearing a British flag, and sounds nothing like a British man. Why? Dante doesn’t unnecessarily swear. He always found wit to be a common response along with a “Stylish” attack. By the way, S stands for Savage now…… It may sound like I’m attacking the game. If anything the gameplay is…. Somewhat solid. I’ll even give its presentation a good 8/9. It looks DAMN good as it should. But they not only threw away what fans grew to care for and eliminated things they didn’t like, they threw in this angry child and called him Dante. Maybe he grows into a similar Dante, maybe they emphasized on points they felt were needed (His caring side, his anger). But the initial response and general portrayal they’ve been showing, has not been my cup of tea. Again, decent game, but it eliminates innovation for presentation and history.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Are you posting from a phone or other device with limited entry? Rather than posting responses to yourself, it still should be possible to edit the original post. 

          • OkamiKing

            There wasn’t enough room for my entire post so I decided to spread it evenly..

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Not quite sure what you mean by room. We’ve had plenty of posts that long or longer. It makes it much more difficult to read rather than just using paragraphs. Disqus doesn’t allow a large number of replies so it also takes away from that.

            No problems, just what would make things easier for readers and those who wish to comment.

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          It’s not a prequel anymore. It’s a reboot, meant to replace the old series, not add to it.

          • Curan_Altea

            I know it’s not connected to the other dmc’s anymore, but he is still supposed to be a young Dante. I’m just saying theres still room for improvement character wise if they do a sequel.

  • urbanscholar

    I’m not familiar with his work but good choice though.

  • I thought the voice acting was pretty ho-hum in the demo.The performance for Dante felt like a side character, not the star of the game.

  • God the comments and amount of Dislikes on the youtube vid, Ridiculous Absolutely Ridiculous!

    plus His voice acting is pretty good, I wonder though wht would happen if the made a DMC/DmC Crossover game xD
    I Think it’d be pretty epic.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       youtube is basically a more retarded version of 4chan now so don’t even waste your time looking at comments….wait nvm both are bad

      • Peace Legacy

         All communities have bad (or a harsher and less politically correct word: “Retard”) individuals
        No need to go and generalize the whole community base on a few bad apples (or many, but still, you get the point)

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Honestly its kinda hard not to with youtube on just how much bad you see there…Don’t get me wrong I know there are some in every community that are boarder line dumb but it youtube’s case its few in far between to honestly see it mostly when it comes to its gaming videos tho. Tho you are right I really shouldn’t generalize everyone as a whole.

        • I won’t disagree with that on a level of principles, but it’s still obvious that YouTube seems to have a lot of users with very poor commenting behaviors. The site itself being so big probably doesn’t help, because it makes each percent of those users bigger in number.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            well there is no type of moderation and people can just abuse down votes so yeah

        • AnimusVox

          Your name is very fitting good sir or madam.

      • So just because people don’t like the new Dante makes them retarded? You’re the screaming image of a fanboy, you’re no better then the original DMC Fanbase that hates the new Dante for various reasons, mainly destroying his character. You’re being a hypocrite, 

        • Luna Kazemaru

          How about you look at the comments before coming at me with that alright sweet heart.

          • OkamiKing

            You were commenting on how developed the comments and responses were on Youtube and 4Chan. Not their stances correct?

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Correct has nothing to do with their views on the game at all.

          • I have dear and I still think you’re immature and arrogant for basing the entire 4chan community as “Retarded” In fact how are comments in 4chans considered bad? Were they to mean to you that you left the board like a baby or something when they told you reasons why DmC is an ok game?

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Oh lord you are defending 4chan…yeah we are done here.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            As posters noted and the original author clarified, you might be making far more of the original comment. 4chan’s style and overall tone is very much one folks either enjoy or hate. You won’t find many middle of the road opinions, save from those who go to watch the multiple car pileups.

            We are a site that celebrates many games, and do not ask our posters to hold the niche, mass, loudest, casual or whatever opinions. We do ask our posters to think before they post and if the purpose of a post is to enrage or rile up someone for no good reason, just don’t make that post. 

            Here’s a quick link to our rules.


        • DuoMatrix

           Actually… You are the image of a screaming fanboy. All your comments are geared in such a way to shoot people down without any knowledge of what they actually said. After going through and reading all your comments, I don’t think anyone can take you seriously. You have become what you hate, a living breathing, unopen fanboy. You try to hide behind a higher level of enlightenment, but that is only a facade. Hopefully one day you will see this for yourself. But I am not holding out hope.

          Luna was not talking about the stances they take, but the, as OkamiKing said, way the comments mimic those on 4chan. Which are very immature.

          • Your deduction made me laugh Sherlock Homes, please explain~ 

        • She was talking about the behavior of a lot of users on YouTube.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      As someone who does not like the new direction of the series, I have to admit, I would probably buy that crossover, provided original Dante played like original Dante. 

      • Which is what I was implying, that both Dante’s have their respective playstyle

        • OkamiKing

          The only significant difference would be the Styles and Angel/Demon cross. While I’ve been waiting for an angel based character for awhile, all they did (And this is just analysis from playing the demo) is give Dante Nero’s Devil Bringer….. 

          • I still hate that stupid “New Dante is a half Angel”, I’m still surprised that the game is still called “Devil May Cry”

          • I hope you do know why the game is called Devil May Cry. I don’t myself but I’m sure it isn’t the fact that he’s half human and half demon. Keep trying.

            [edit – Forgot to say in the older game*]

          • Nemesis_Dawn

            Old Dante would still have to be able to lock-on, most importantly, and he’d have to be able to switch his styles and then keep that style, instead of there being separate buttons for different weapons. It would be pretty much everything I hate about the gameplay in this one…NOT done.

  • SirRichard

    His voice at least isn’t offensive, but it’d be nice if there was a bit more emotion in it. Like, the little bit where he hits the can out of the guy’s hand was good, and you can hear him actually putting the effort in when he has to swear, but for the most part it’s just…there.

    The demo was surprisingly fun, if unrefined and with some questionable decisions (no lock-on for the guns?), but it also seemed a bit too easy; playing on Nephilim, at least, which is meant to be the hard mode if I remember right, getting the S-ranks wasn’t really hard. Didn’t try on Son of Sparda, might later. Still, better than I expected.

  • Derek E Nay

    Many fans believe that this is the wrong direction to go for the series, and I would agree. But they are certainly doing every thing they can to make it slick. With every trailer or interview, I get one step closer to the new DMC.

    • Domii

      The demo pretty much sold it for me. Mind you it’s not as fast paste as 3 and 4(Dante), but the gameplay is still amazing. If you haven’t done it already, give the demo a shot.

  • i thought the direction of the voice acting in this game were very realistic. perhaps too realistic, in that, the conversations were very natural and human sounding. however, in voice acting, they tend to overact to compensate for the lack of humanity in the characters. while it isnt what im used to or what i prefer, i did think that the style of voice acting fit the game environment and i will definitely be obtaining this game.

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    His voice acting was probably one of my least favorite things about the demo. When he doesn’t sound like a douche, he sounds like he’s reading off a teleprompter. Very, very poor voice acting, and his voice is even worse in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, where he honestly sounds like they just recorded his first read-through of the script.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      It’s not that he sounded like he was reading off a teleprompter, but he’s giving off that “Man this is all a pain” attitude that Dante seems to radiate. He’s being chased and attacked by the entire town and by his expressions, you’d think he’s going out for a morning walk for milk. Nothing bothers him, so he has no reason to raise his voice angrily. It works very well.

      • Except that Dante wasn’t liked for being that character that gave out the “Man this is all a pain” or “What a drag” type of Persona. He was popular because of the opposite personality actually, Funny and Sarcastic. 

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          That’s irrelevant to this discussion. Thats a different Dante, this is a new one. Liking or disliking him or what his original persona was is a different matter entirely. 

          • How is it irrelevant? I’m only stating that if the original (Not different) Dante was chase by an entire city he  would have a blast, in fact he would enjoy himself to the point where the city is being played by him and all the Demon that are chasing him are the ones he’s chasing after.

            Yup. Way better. lol

          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            It’s irrelevant because it doesn’t have anything to do with the discussion. We’re talking about this Dante’s VA, not how much better the original one is. Besides, this one was having fun with it. Do you not remember the first thing he said after leaving the church?

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        There’s ways to show that he is annoyed by all this, without making him sound like he’s looking for the cue cards. His voice acting is terrible, which surprised me, to be quite honest, because the one thing Ninja Theory have always been good at was the voice acting in their games. The other characters did what they could with their awful dialogue, but his stuck out like a sore thumb of awfulness.

  • Cephrien_Takusukai

    Iunno. I think the “bad voice acting” was done on purpose in order to keep that cheesy Devil May Cry feel. I like it. :0

  • $29082171

    It’s not really the voice actors who are at fault, it’s more so Ninja Theory who came up with the atrocious script.

  • disgaea36

    hey it’s the prince from once upon a time. that’s cool I don’t understand why this game is getting so much heat. I believe this is his first gig doing voice overs. So I thought it was pretty good I have heard worse. I played the demo and it was pretty good. Music, combat, and story. I like the game for what it is people will never be satisfied. I guess hard to accept change. I remember how every one hated nero too -_- I don’t understand, don’t understand PGB. ha

  • Rentekabond

    The Demo genuinely sold me on the game. And with the PS3 version supporting Custom Soundtrack, I see no reason to wait for the PC version, as the 30 FPS felt just fine to me. While some of the delivery was cheesy, I enjoyed his portrayal.

    • Mar Mar

      Wait what? It supports custom soundtrack? Now this is good. Time to put some real VGM songs .. like Guilty Gear Soundtrack for example.

      All I heard from the demo was death metal screaming.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        Please do not insult death metal that way.

      • Rentekabond

        I wasn’t paying attention much during the Level, but the boss fight was deliciously dubstep.

  • From playing the demo I have this to say to all the hardcore DMC fans: You need to stop fussing and be happy with what we’ve been given.

    The gameplay, despite lacking lock-on is excellent and the action is fast paced and thrilling. And while the dialogue (all the “fornicate thous”) threw me off a bit, it is still worth it. Even if the “Dante the Demon Killer” line is still there.

    • Gaara D.Dragon

      Oh yeah I am very happy that I played a game that had the platforming of Enslaved and the incredible battle of Ninja Gaiden 3.

      i wonder how did i not realize it earlier how cool it was saying fuck and shit all the time.

      RIP Devil May Cry. All Hail Bayonetta 2 and Platinum Games.

      • WE GET IT. You don’t like this game. You’ve said it more than enough times on two sites. Let it go already. For someone who doesn’t like the game, you sure like commenting on pages about it.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           b-b-but his opinion it matters Drako-sama!!

        • Gaara D.Dragon

          First of all, my arguments are not just opinions they are valid points. 

          Second of all, I’ve said it on far more than two sites. 

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Please note OUR rules do note that repeated comments of the same points (or opinions) are one of the things we ask our posters to avoid. So this game isn’t for you, everyone here understands that. 

            I’m quite sure someone doesn’t like a game important to you. Agree to disagree with that person and move on with your life.

          • “RIP Devil May Cry. All Hail Bayonetta 2 and Platinum Games.” is hardly a “valid point”. You think DMC is “ruined”; others accept it on various levels.

            And I’m surprised you can still rant after doing that on multiple sites. If you really have that many places to rant on, spare SiliconEra.

      • Luna Kazemaru

         Grow the hell up damn man you rabid fanboy’s are something else

        • You’re seriously one to talk. =/

          • Luna Kazemaru

            Right i’m not the one acting a child over a game.

          • It’s not the childish part that’s making you look bad, it’s the fact you’re calling someone a fanboy because he’s stating a few facts WHILE soundling childish.

            It is a fact Bayonetta 2 will be better.

            It is a fact the new DmC gameplay closely resembles Enslave and Heavenly Sword (I don’t agree with his Ninja Gaiden 3 comment, that game was terrible). 

      • AzuNo17

         That boss battle… that script… *cringe*

      • Fr33Kingdom

        Hmmm “platforming of Enslaved” is a pretty clear indicator you haven’t even played it….

  • Azuardo

    Really liked the demo and the new Dante. Good to see a bit of balls from Capcom.

  • gomas

    I know there`s a lot of people who just want to be positive and non hater non fanboy and all but… really!?, after playing the demo, there`s still these non haters guys around?… well guys, you have balls, I can give you that.

    • Godmars

       What? Sorry but you make no sense.

      • gomas

        What I meant was… It`s hard to believe that there`s still people around defending this game… specially after playing it… yep, they tell us all with a straight face that DMC is actually a good action game. 

        • I see absolutely no problem with the game. I have a slight problem with the style shift system, but that’s just me, other than that it is a fine action game :/

          Mind you I’m not talking about the acting or the script(of which both are painfully bad).

        • Godmars

          Maybe because they think it is.

          Sure they may only be saying it to say it in a form of blind loyalty and self-delusion to convince themselves and those on the fence, but the thing is anyone on the fence has access to the demo and should be able to make up their own minds.

          If not then we’re all just screwed.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            This logic…

          • Godmars

            Mind you I said such when I’m done with the game for it’s anti-corporate/anti-one percent message when its steeped in corporatism and consumer manipulation.   

        • Believe me I know how you feel. The New DmC fanbase shares something in common with the Twilight Fanbase. We Just Don’t Understand Them.

          I do know one thing as fact though, the new Dante will never compare to the original, and no people that’s not a “Fanboy” comment you  DmC supporters dish out on a whim. I’m just stating a fact to how the “hate” started in the first place, we all gave the new “Dante” chance and we seen how his personality is like and the direction it’s leading that there very little room for doubt. 

          • Godmars

            Currently there is no “New” DMC fanbase. There are only those who like the series, got upset that Dante was an overly thin meth addict who bore too much of a similarity to the new lead and never got over it after some changes were made and insults exchanged, and still loyal fans who some can say are being overly defensive.

            A couple of weeks after the game is finally out, then there might be “New” fans. Might.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Funny there godmars, we’ve got more than one post in this very thread of folks who state they are new to the series and/or like neo-Dante. When you look past the noise of blind hate posts, there have been other such posts in other DmC threads.

            And yes we’ve also still got those original Dante fans.

          • What are the chances on that “Might” Lol

        • Luna Kazemaru

          Because it is the only annoying thing i find with it is the playlist,acting and the writing. I am pretty sure if this wasn’t a DMC game some of you wouldn’t even be trying to nit pick the crap out of this game. The game is no where near prefect and i’ve stated some issues with this game but really.

          • ToshiChan

             That’s exactly the problem though: it was an established and popular franchise that people had loved. While if it had dropped the name and were something else, it could’ve been left alone in obscurity, Ninja Theory worked on a series that had a devoted fan base. While not all of the arguments are warranted and tiring, they have a right to be as irritating disliking the game as you do white knighting it.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            You see to not know what white knighting is because if that was the case I would be calling the game perfect and have no issues with it what so ever. The fact of the matter i only see this for what it is a spin off/reboot which as i said is far for from the fact but we can keep this up.

          • ToshiChan


            I know what it means and you are on like every article defending it. What would you like me to call you? Defender?That seems boring.

            Honestly, you’re as bad as they are. Both sides of the argument are getting old, really stupid, and annoying. I’m just saying if you have the right to keep doing so, well then they should be able to hate the game freely too. Though I’d rather not have to see either of your comments anymore.

          • Luna Kazemaru

             Oh boy this is classic.

          • gomas

            honestly, no, personally, I`m open to changes, for instance, RE4… I loved and played r.e since day one and the change of direction with RE4 was, yes, good, brilliant actually. DMC is a mediocre action game, period. I really don`t give a damn if capcom wanted a new direction in terms of aesthetics, the game is slow, low framerate, the music is pathetic, the acting is beyond bad the character design (specially enemies) look like a 14 year old bestiary… the game is pretentious in almost every sense of the word…  It tries so bad to be cool yet is a mediocre game. The irony of all is that the game is being developed for a long, long time now, so even when i never had any faith in ninja theory I really expected a better product. I say, let`s leave action games to japanese developers. history doesn`t lie.

        • Quinton Cunningham

          It’s like people have differing opinions or something… Weird, I know.

  • Crevox

    Pretty cool.

    I’ve never played DMC before, and I played the new demo… seems fun. I enjoyed it. I actually might get it.

  • Played the Demo on PS3. The gameplay isn’t as good as the 4th and it certainly isn’t going to give Bayonetta 2 a run for it’s money. it’s an   “Ok” game like Enslave and Heavenly Sword, it doesn’t really compare to what the First Devil May Cry brought to the table when the PS2 was first release.

    • Göran Isacson

      This, pretty much. It takes some steps forward, some steps back, and on the whole I think it will be a decent product… but I’m not seeing what will make this so special that it will bring in a whole new wave of fans and “reinvigorate the series”, beyond making it easier to get high scores and wiping the continuity slate clean, of course.

      • DmC is basically a down version of the series for casual players, not one with skill to achieve SSS or “Devil May Cry” rank.

        • Göran Isacson

          Although I will say this- I do think it will give Bayonetta 2 a run for it’s money, as in ACTUAL money. Because you know that Capcom will allocate a bigger PR budget to this game than Platinum can afford to give Bayonetta, and thus have a bigger chance of selling better. Harsh as that truth can be, it’s probably what’s gonna happen.

          • Quinton Cunningham

            Nintendo is publishing Bayonetta 2. They aren’t stupid enough to give it a low budget for marketing.

          • Göran Isacson

            Sad to admit it, but I do not hold as positive an attitude as you do to this possibility :( I fear that Nintendo may add some necessary resources to the development, but will leave PR and marketing to Platinum to cut down on costs. Because I sure don’t remember seeing a great marketing push for Xenoblade…

          • Tails the Foxhound

            But they did do the marketing for Monster Hunter. Those ads were everywhere.

          • Göran Isacson

            True, but Monster Hunter is also a VERY BIG name. It’s a console seller, and Nintendo knows it. Bayonetta is more of a risk, and I don’t know if they’ll be willing to shoulder the risk on the CHANCE of a reward, instead of a guarantee.

  • ToshiChan

    Both sides of rabid fan boys and white knights are ridiculously annoying and stupid. I can’t tell who’s worse on this site anymore, I like want to take a shovel and bash all your faces in.

    The game is kinda fun. Argue what you want about the 30 fps or whatever but it’s not so bad when you get into it. However, the acting and script needs work. A lot of work if you’re entering fuck you shouting matches with a demon who proclaims I’m 1,200 years old! right before entering said shouting match. I’m not thrilled on the character designs compared to their originals, but it’s whatever.

  • Demeanor

    No problem whatsoever with the demo here, it was pretty cool, varied and fun.
    I had my reservations at first (although I never jumped on the blind hate train), but the game got better and better with every released trailer, and I like what I’m seeing in the final product, the feel of a DMC1/3/4 game is definitely there.
    I just hope they include devil trigger-specific moves like in DMC1, imho it’s a LOT better than the general-powerup-form approach of DMC3 and 4 (amazing games nonetheless).
    And God I want to see the new Vergil in action… ^ ^

  • Shattered Heaven

    I am getting this for sure but you people who are still lingering and bashing the game why? if you do not like the game script story etc then by all means don’t play move on that simple but if you feel otherwise please tell me what you would have done if the project fell into you’re all knowing hands what changes and improvements would you have made cause the previous dmc titles were ass backwards in story and honestly i felt everyone played them cause of game play and not story

    • Prinnydoom

      Someone who gets it ladies and gents. Someone who gets it.

    • Godmars

      That’s actually the thing; all the negative stuff isn’t really about the here and now. If this new take on the franchise does well, sell better than DMC4, then Capcom will just say” “screw you haters” and keep going.

      But if it only sells as well or a bit worse, then anything is on the table. From making excuses and apologizing with Old Dante in DMC5 to just canceling the series.

      This is Capcom we’re talking about. The same guys who asked for fan support for MML3, got support for MML3, then canceled MML3 with some douche in the PR chain blaming fan support. Also the same guys who made Resident Evil into Call of Duty.

      The simple sad fact is the people who don’t like this simply have nowhere else to go. In this case are very much dependent on a company that has no idea where its going. This is just heaps of frustration.     

      • OkamiKing

        I see where your coming from. But theres only so much you can do. You could make your own DMC as Donavan is suggesting humorously, or you could not BUY the game. First off, I’m tired of people taking all these shots at Capcom. There are multiple branches in the country, from an American, to European, to Japan branch. They’re not always going to agree. What people understand is that in business, they don’t act for our ends, they act for theirs. The company as a whole wouldn’t do any of this unless THEY WERE GETTING PAID. You may not enjoy their directive or decision, and they may suffer for it. As a consumer you can buy or not buy. As a fan you can either provide some damn good suggestions that most likely would get ignored, or go the distance. NT has interesting concepts, the music getting louder or changing as grades go up is a damn good idea (alas with music not my taste). The area changing is an interesting but aesthetic design. But they don’t take it far enough to provide a difference in gameplay, but thats my perspective. NT has, surprisingly, their own audience. They do make sales, and they do have fans. If Platinum were to take this game, god knows what we’ll see. Same if Cyber Connect took it. Point being, you don’t like it DONT BUY IT. I am disappointed in the lack of story telling FOR A COMPANY renowned for actually telling a decent story. I wont buy it :I. I will however post long constructive criticism about it NOT because its a bad game. But because I can…. Atleast until I’m warned to stop by a mod.

        • Godmars

          And the thing there is, by rumor of running off and mistreating their talent, their non and yet-to-be talent for that matter, Capcom does have it coming. By the example of MML3 they were going to get paid, were in the process of fully exploiting the series fanbase with a paid demo, only to say, “We Don’t Want To Get Paid After All. Screw You.” Though such is very much an indication of in-house fighting and lack of confidence in a product – which never should have gotten to the level of pubic notice it did.

          But there’s also the other elephant in the room, the fact that Ninja Theory has only ever made “Okay” games. Okay games which have actually taken unfair hits because of the amount of attention and publicity on them. And DmC has only been under a focus of attention. There is no way its going to meet expectations, but if its less than “Okay” NT is never going to live it down.

          And I really can’t say Capcom has lived down worse, but worse before this gen was releasing multiple versions of Street Fighter. 

        • Constructive criticism is more than welcome, and that’s all we ask people keep in mind when they post negative stuff. Thanks for making the effort to articulate yourself properly.

      • “The simple sad fact is the people who don’t like this simply have nowhere else to go.”

        Uh… yes, they do. Other games in the category. Other games outside the category. Or, for those who like nothing but the old series, the old series; I hear DMC HD Collection has dropped in price. In fact, the idea itself, that (some) fans of the old series are still hoping a company – that has willingly decided to move on from them to a new audience, while also having shown to not particularly care about fan reactions – to turn back again and throw them a bone, is really baffling, since there isn’t even a reason to have that hope.

        This isn’t a matter of an orphanage or a shelter shutting down, people. We’re talking about what kind of digital data we choose to spend our free time with. At least know the (non-)gravity of the situation.

        • Godmars

          Bit lame to be telling DMC fans who either own the originals or the collection to get the collection if they don’t like the new game. Especially if the new game is the only thing that’s coming out from now on.

          Also, what else is there? God of War is really the only thing similar, Ninja Gaiden is also going through an identity crisis, and Darkstalkers is more an action-platformer Zelda.  

          • No, I’m not telling people to rebuy the old games; I didn’t even say anything resembling that. I’m suggesting them to replay the old games if they like them so much; they may want to get those in HD if they want. And like I said, if they really don’t have enough action games to play, perhaps trying new stuff wouldn’t make their past time any more boring.

          • Godmars

            Except there is no “new stuff”. Its either been made “accessible” – easy, which is being said about this game whether good or bad – or its been forgotten in favor of FPSs and social gaming. Or its run into odd problems like Dragon’s Crown.

            Talk about something old you can only play because they’re not made anymore its SHMUPS and beat-em ups.   

          • I don’t know if you’re playing dumb or just missed my point two times in a row, but I believe I made my point pretty clear to begin with: If you like other games in the category, play those. If you don’t, there are other genres and categories you can freely seek out – RPGs, Platformers, Fighters, just anything. Whether you do or not is solely up to you, but crying “nowhere else to go” after confining yourself to one spot is ridiculous. That’s all I’m gonna say. If you still don’t get it, I’m not gonna bother repeating myself the fourth time. It’s already surreal enough that people have to be reminded that they have a plethora of options to entertain themselves with.

          • Godmars

            I get what you’re saying, but you are missing that there are issues with this gen. Some genres on some platforms just haven’t been properly represented or at least have very arguable representation. There wouldn’t be so many comments in a fluff article about a VA if such weren’t true. 

            And while there many be choices, there are also preferences. I mean I have a PSP, had it for years, but its and some very highly regarded RPGs have  collected dust because I just can’t get into the small screen. Also can’t get into any loli/moe themed dungeon crawler, first person sand boxes, so yes, I’m damned by my own pickyness while an RPG series Which Shall Not Be Named drops towns but wont drop a story-arc which frankly pissed myself and others  off. 

          • Kris

            God of War is similar to DMC? 


            Revengeance doesn’t really have the same spirit as DMC either, despite being a stylish action game…  But outside of DmC, Bayonetta II is coming. :P

    • This basically sums up to “can you do better” and that’s not a good argument to make. And I think the gameplay/design has it’s problems too.

  • Quinton Cunningham

    I totally called it a while ago. Demo hit and the general concensus (at least to anyone outside the “we hate this game for [insert asinine reason here]” crowd) is that it it isn’t bad, but that vocal minority is still whining. I really can’t help but laugh at this point.

    I mean really, the DMC series has been anything but consistent in its quality. Just look at how hit-and-miss the games are. 3 is the only objectively good one out of them all, as the others all have some glaring issues that bring them down quite a bit. 1 had that schizophrenic excuse for an ending, 2 was just not very good in general, 3 still had a terrible camera, and 4 had Dante’s entire section that was nothing but tacked-on laziness.

    And don’t even get me started on the fact that gamers consistently complain about a series becoming stale by resting on its laurels but nearly rioting if said series changes.

    Oh well, I’ll be getting this as well as MGR to show my support for a game dev trying new things.

    • Rohan Viajar

       I agree with you in the fact that some people are a bit too whiny, but I also disagree with the idea that it is somehow “wrong” to complain about things a person doesn’t like. it’s their opinion. you should allow them to voice it. If it really bothers others then they should just ignore the one complaining, but seriously in any game there will always be complaints and praises, so I don’t see why complaining is bad thing. you kinda need that to see the bigger picture of things  (some people are just too overly-sensitive in my opinion. not saying you are.)

      (btw, I’m slightly in favor of DMC as it is. I mean it took awhile to get used to it, but I’ve been following them since day 1 so as of now, I like the adjustments they made to comments made by fans)

      (oh and I’m not trying to bash your opinion, I merely want people to realize that we should be more accepting of both sides rather than the constant banter of who is right and wrong.)

  • LustEnvy

    The demo was solid. Not happy with the lack of a lock on button (seriously, WTF), and the alternate weapons take getting used to (it’s weird having to hold down the triggers for a lot of the moves), but all it takes is practice. The gameplay is DAMN solid. I look forward to the real game.

  • Dante is not an ultra cool guy and damn if this doesn’t frustrate me to the core.  

  • Crok425

    I played the Demo and the game is pretty cool. I like it, of course I don’t like that Dante swears… but oh well.

  • 3DBudgie

    Game plays fine but a bit slow and is way too easy for a DMC title. I don’t need to comment on the story/characters/whatever as that is self explanatory.

    Yeah and then there’s this.

    • Kris

      Yeah, Arbiter already grants wayyyy too much style rank as is, but when combined with the demon dodge, it’s ludicrous. In fact, I think the demon dodge as a whole needs to be nerfed somehow, since there’s no reason not to use it in place of the default dodge. 

      But hopefully, stuff like this (and Nephilim being ludicrously easy) is the reason that they released the demo two months before launch. They’ve still got some time to tweak things based on demo feedback! …at least I hope so. :P

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    make it harder 

    • I agree with you, DmC SoS mode is like normal mode in gaming standard.

  • Shaun Huseman

    It came out and Im still complaining. I hate the visual style, the story, and just as it looked in video’s, the gameplay is slow, especially compared to the others in the series.

    Revengeance may not look as good graphically, but at least it feels fast and frantic.

  • Nitraion

    Hmm…. I played demo but just feel flat to me…
    Didn’t understand the hate neither the praise..
    i guess i am just mad because wall jump and can’t spam stinger…
    stinger is now on mid combos…. and i don’t understand the move list demo bring they not informative if you can use charged shoot with hold square but there isn’t in move list and the what’s name again? dante jump and do 360 rotation in mid air ok  try it with square+cross button when jumping and air slash can be done with hold triangle and 2 addition attack if pressing triangle again twice and angel weapon has charged attack too if you hold R2+trianggle button, hmm i dunno what is it but DmC “stinger” version triggered when you kinda hold triangle or something when you do sword combo but it must be hitting enemy…

    • Fr33Kingdom

      Yea there seem to be lots of stuff just not on the move list….and i wonder if things change as you progress in the game? 

      • Nitraion

        It’s weird the move list is not informative in DmC 3&4 i think they include all possible move….do they think we must experiment it? what if there is a person that lazy at experiment move?

        • Fr33Kingdom

          I guess that’s what they want people to do. Experimenting is nice, but the list is really just empty. That’s not quite right.

  • It´s so hard to act when all you have to do is yell FUCK YOU at the top of your lungs…

    No wonder the game sucks if the actors aren´t really trying :p Just so dissapointed in the DmC game. The demo truly “sucked”.

  • Herok♞

    Can everyone respond to this telling me two things 1. if you  have played DMC before and if you were a fan and 2.  if you liked the demo basically I want to see if there is a correlation so that everyone can make conclusions based on data.

  • Setsu Oh

    i miss emo dante

  • I weep for the future of DMC.

  • gustave154

    Demo sucked and i don’t blame this guy…

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