I doubt their next game will be a Donkey Kong game. I think Nintendo would prefer to hit as many franchises as they can, Tropical Freeze should get the Donkey Kong fans to buy a Wii U, now they move on to some other Nintendo ip to get those fans too. But hey you got two console games, and they weren't very far apart. That's not too shabby as far as Nintendo franchises go, so try and be happy with that.
Well they must have rebooted it for a reason. If DMC 4 was as successful as some of the people in this thread are claiming, then how come they didn't release a new one for like 5 years? And why did they decide to reboot it if they felt like everyone was so happy with it? Maybe there was something about the production of those older DMC games that made them unsustainable. I don't know, but even in 4 it seemed like they were trying to reinvent that franchise. Dante wasn't even the main character.
@egg Diablo learns an ability called "Enc None" that you can equip which will disable all random encounters. I bet you could totally beat the game with that on too, just get really good at triple triad, have your GF learn the ability that converts cards into items, have your GF learn the ability that converts items into magic, and then use that magic with the Junction system to compensate for your lower level.
I think trying to play Final Fantasy in any sort of order is a flawed plan, but playing the worst ones first just sounds like a disaster. You should just pick the ones that you personally think are the most interesting.
@egg: You can disable random encounters in Final Fantasy 8.