I've only lived in one town that had horrible tap water so we had to use those big things of water. Thankfully I live in a city with good water and two clean sources of water. Straight from the tap baby!
Having played DMC games in the past and now playing DmC.... I can say for me that they waited too long to do this reboot. What will go down as the main disappoint about Japan devs/pubs was the inability to change and adapt their PS2 franchises into good/great current gen games. DmC is awesome but it came out too late in this gen's life cycle. Had it come out in 2007/08 and we'd probably be on our third or fourth game in that reboot series and be loving it.
Japan loves to blame the West and until they decide to finally take the blame, they'll remain average at best.