DmC Petition: Idiotic Gamers or Legitimate Concern?
The right to be absurd
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
A friend on my Twitter earlier this morning exposed people to a petition (noting why gamers can’t be taken seriously) asking to “Get Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry pulled off the shelves“, and all I could honesty think off in this instance was how absurd this whole kerfuffle has become.
When the demo was released (you can read my impressions here) I had my time to sit through it and I came out of it disappointed due to the ease of combat and extremely childish nature of the dialogue. I wasn’t too impressed with anything but the art style and presentation of the city of Limbo.
I wasn’t however hurt or angry because I understand what Ninja Theory were trying to do with the reboot. Yes, judging from the demo the combat for me personally was too easy and the game had lost its charm that made Devil May Cry 1, 2 and 3 so great. That’s not to say it could not be enjoyed in its own right.
I haven’t had the opportunity to play the full game yet but after seeing and hearing good news regarding it I am more keen to do so. Sure, the game appeals to a broader audience but it looks to be working and now more people can enjoy what this reboot of the franchise has to offer.
As of the moment the petition only has 18 signatures and is asking for a total of 100,000 by February 19th, 2013. After the extremely positive reviews the game has received across the board it has already sold 1/3 of the total number of copies as Devil May Cry 4 in only its first week in the UK.
Not only is this petition completely irrelevant I don’t understand what controversy the game has created over the past few months. The petition doesn’t explain what insulting nature DmC includes and what’s worse apparently it violates our rights.
We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot. This game is violating our rights as a consumer and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to it’s insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights.
As far as I’m concerned we as gamers don’t exactly have any rights except to choose not to buy it. If a developer decides to reboot a franchise there aren’t any rights that get violated; we have the choice to either support the product or ignore it and move on.
We as gamers can still choose to play and enjoy the original Devil May Cry series either in its original format or the HD collection that brought the first 3 titles with updated graphics.
We’re not forced to purchase DmC and the memory of the past games don’t get wiped from our brains.
I understand the disappointment that many hardcore Devil May Cry fans may have towards DmC but this petition is just plain idiotic.
Even if it’s some extremely pissed off gamer trolling with his grammatically challenged petition, it still showcases some idiotic behaviour that gamers still seem to have.
He has the right to do so, of course, but seriously….how entitled do we gamers want to look?