Get over the new look: Dante is far more interesting now.
It’s no secret that many gamers fear change of any kind, flying into nerd rage anytime one of their hallowed franchises tries to mix things up. At the same time, they hate things to stay the same, quickly getting bored when a series doesn’t add enough new to a sequel. This is the rock and a hard place that Ninja Theory is trapped between with their gutsy take (don’t call it a reboot) on the Devil May Cry series. With the internet already ablaze with hate for the makeover of the popular antihero Dante, the sentiment has been that the game had better feel like Devil May Cry…or else. From the outset I’ve been behind Ninja Theory, happy that they’ve gone in such a bold direction, but even I have asked if the game will live up to my Devil May Cry memories. My recent time with the game tells me that the franchise is in good hands, even if I have new questions to replace my old ones.