I would like a true sequel to the original Devil May Cry!
*** Spoilers ahead for Devil May Cry 5! ***
I know theres been a lot of sequels to it, Ive played them all (the only one Ive failed to complete is the woeful Devil May Cry 2!) and although the combat is vastly improved in the later games (especially 3, this years 5, and even Ninja Theorys reboot) I just dont love them the way I still adore the very first game.
Playing the fifth game earlier this year confirmed to me what I was missing from every other entry: the original version of Dante!
Near the end of Devil May Cry 5, when Dante is fighting Griffon, Shadow, and Nightmare he says (referring to the first game) Its like Im back on Mallet Island, to which I actually found myself muttering, No, you were never there!
Now apart from Ninja Theorys reboot I know Dantes physical appearance hasnt changed much over the series but to me his personality has and not for the better in my opinion.
In the first game sure he was a cocky, wise-cracking hero but he also had a nobility to him, he had heart, but those elements seem to have disappeared over the course of the series.
The second game was a total lobotomy of everything that had come before it, including Dante who had become a serious, moody figure who barely spoke.
Devil May Cry 3 was a prequel so that gave us a younger Dante, but for me he just seemed to be trying just a bit too hard to be cool and I personally found his endless whooping grating by the end of the game.
Devil May Cry 4s Dante was like 2 – an older Dante then in the first game but thankfully he was more lively and verbal this time, but also came off with a nonchalant attitude.
Now while I personally didnt have a problem with how Ninja ThRead More – Source