a cutscene where Vergil straight-up snipes a pregnant woman (Dante later gloats to the villain about this)
an ending that’s pretty much “THE POLITICIANS AND WALL STREET WERE DEMONS ALL ALONG,” with all the subtlety of Dismaland
And to top it all off, it didn’t even outsell DMC4 in Japan OR America (which was Capcom’s specific goal with rebooting the franchise). In short, DmC: Devil May Cry is one of the most hilarious and surreal trainwrecks in recent years.
Kazuma Kaneko is an artist acclaimed to fame for his contributions to Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner and Devil May Cry 3, but his most known contributions come from the Megami Tensei series. His illustrations are equally attractive and
eerie; Kaneko’s demons are often an interesting interpretation of
mythologies and religions, while the humans are pale and contemplative. Kaneko’s style is a strange mixture
of the vivid and the melancholy.
I might or might not make a series depending on how it goes but as a followup to my post kinda meandering about how certain folk react badly to protagonists in video games no matter what I’ll go into protagonists in games that are actually genuinely bad and I’ll attempt to explain why they don’t work, in my opinion.
As a general warning for this series, there will be spoilers for every game that I cover (of course) and content warnings for the specific games will apply, which I’ll tag to the best of my ability.
This one will be about
(with apologies to the gif maker)
Dante, from DmC: Devil May Cry, the intended reboot of Devil May Cry (aka Donte, aka YOUR PROM DATE YOU UGLY SACK OF SHIT)
More under the cut, cause this gon b a lonnnnnng one