@Terramagi: have you played this game?
I tell people why the gameplay mechanics are inferior. I tell them why the ranking system is broken. I tell them why the weapon system is broken. I tell them about the differences in difficulty settings. And still they think they can dismiss it with something as trite as "well have you dropped 60 dollars yet?"
YES, I have played it. It's a BAD DMC game.
Yes, they probably would have, because the numbers were there from DMC4's sales to prompt a sequel in the form of this.
Even if they didn't, it WOULD have been better to just let the series end on a relatively high note, as opposed to pulling a Buffalo Bill and parading this skinsuit around distraught family members.
You have to admit that's a pretty hyperbolic thing to say.
If you would cut down on the hyperbole and odd sense of disbelief in every comment, you might actually be able to help someone else understand your concerns. I know you're somehow distraught, but if you care about the series, pull it together. Reasonable criticisms should be enough to convince people without resorting to endless exaggeration and wailing. Just calm down for a second, make a clean slate, and be nice as you help others understand your points about the game.
Devil May Cry sold MILLIONS of copies. It was not in need of a "re-imagining". It wasn't dead, Brad is (admittedly) ignorant when he said that, and yet here you are pretending like it was true. It was not in need of being "saved". People already loved the series, I am NOT alone in that like you seek to make it appear. This is not some niche ass title, stop pretending like it was to invalidate everybody who points out the numerous flaws in this game's design.
You're boxing with phantoms, Terramagi.
I haven't said anything on the game or whether it needed to be saved. I haven't mentioned invalidating anyone pointing out flaws in the game or anything else. Actually, my entire point is to make the discussion be -about- the perceived merits and flaws of the game. But that isn't the case right now, because you're not arguing with anyone. You're lashing out at everyone here with hyperbole and nonsense. Just calm down for a second and think about what you're saying.
As I said to Nettacki, people often betray their point when they make their rage the center point. Your whole crazy schtick is distracting from real criticism of the game. You have been actively giving concerned fans of the series a bad name with this manic response.
Relax. If it's really egregious, you can calmly and rationally explain why people should be concerned by this. Don't let your outrage distract from your intended point. Just be cool and talk to everyone here like fellow gamers. We're not all out to get you. In fact, no one is out to get you. Be better than this and be the voice of reason. That doesn't take hyperbole or accusations. All it takes is calmly helping others understand your concerns and nicely encouraging people to share in expressing displeasure over the game. If they don't agree with you, there's no need to flip out or insult anyone. Just move on and maintain a focus on your point. If there is merit to what you are saying, people will listen.
Somebody pick up that phone, because I fucking CALLED IT.
I have explained time and time again what is wrong with this game. You are not interested in listening to why this game is bad. I know, because I've already explained why it's a bad DMC game, and an average any-other-game. You are interested in cutting out snippets of this dialogue and bringing it into your psych 101 class tomorrow. At least, I hope that's what you're doing, because otherwise you're just as crazy and self-deluded as you think I am.
I don't think you're crazy at all.
I think you're making yourself sound crazy, marginalizing your points.
No one here is -making- you seem crazy. You're the one using hyperbole and acting manically. Other people in this thread have shown the ability to calm down and talk about the game, and I am suggesting that you can do the same. Because you're -not- insane. You're just making yourself look like it.
Don't waste your time. Calm down. Step back for a second. And then talk to us like a human being. Please do still dislike the game if that's how you feel. I think it's reasonable for someone to feel differently on a videogame. But when talking about it, we don't have to freak out. Just state your case calmly and clearly and leave it at that. Let your argument speak for itself.
I know that in your head I sound like a fucking lunatic. I have a couple theories why. Possibly the cursing. Perhaps as you were raised, people didn't curse around you very much, and in your mind people only swear when something is wrong or they're distraught. Not so everywhere. Sometimes people are just raised differently, and cuss like fucking sailors.
Re-read my post in the most deadpan, tired, bitterly sarcastic tone you can. Especially this next part.
I am aware that bringing up the words "appeal to the masses" in the state I do makes me seem absolutely fucking insane and like I'm typing this shit from in a bunker next to 50 years of food. It doesn't make it any less valid when that's what's actually happening, whether intentional or not.