Nobody came out of the DmC debacle looking their best. Capcom, like many other japanese developers at the time, misread the market. Ninja Theory's initial announcement was dripping with condescension towards long-time fans. A number of disingenuous hit pieces were written, the whole thing got politicized to an unsavory degree and a vocal minority of the fanbase decided to "retaliate" by way of the usual behavioral garbage that the internet is so great at fostering.Magical_Isopod wrote: ↑May 13th, 2019, 10:00 amAgree 1000% that Capcom DMC is dated af. Normally I'd be fine to let bygones be bygones, but I'm legit still angry at the original series fans for so aggressively metabombing and shunning Ninja Theory DMC to such a degree that it'll likely never have a sequel. I don't think I've ever seen a more toxic, irrational fanbase in the gaming space.
If you prefer the reboot over the classic series, then great: more power to you. But there are plenty of others, myself included, who have good reasons for feeling the exact opposite way and most of us are neither toxic nor irrational for doing so. And like Scrustle said, most of the negativity these days seems to come from the DmC fanbase more than anything.
"Dated af" is the cheapest form of criticism there is. Simply deriding a game for its release date is no substitute for any actual analysis of what might or might not work in the way you think it should. It just reads like close-mindedness to me. Video games are the only medium that suffers from this type of wide-spread intolerance towards anything that dares to contradict the latest design trends regardless of merit, and these unsubstantiated drive-by posts are frustrating to read.
There are plenty of old games that are well designed and there are plenty of old games that are badly designed. Putting them both under the same dismissive umbrella only hurts the good ones. In any case, it'd be nice to read some actual criticism for once beyond "urgh it's old and different".