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The Week In Games: Time To Kill Some Demons!


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Devil May Cry 5 is almost here and ready to slice up some demons. I played the demo and had a good time. I’ve never been a huge Devil May Cry fan, but I might check this latest game out. I like games where I can grab arms and use them as weapons!

I feel like anytime I see folks talking about Devil May Cry on the internet it boils down to three things: DMC sucked, DMC was great and did you know the first game was originally a version of Resident Evil 4? I played some DMC back when it first came out and wasn’t blown away, but I also don’t think it deserved the tidal wave of hate it got. This is a series about demons and swords and motorcycles. It’s dumb. Relax folks and just enjoy the dumb.

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The new Devil May Cry is probably the biggest release this week, the majority of other releases are smaller games or ports. For baseball fans who don’t own a PS4 R.B.I. Baseball 19 is here to give you some baseball action. Left Alive is also coming out this week on March 5, for those who crave some mech action. Finally, there’s a new Kriby game coming out! And it’s for the 3DS! Which is wild. That thing is still going. Good job 3DS!

Plus other stuff! Check out the list below:

Monday March 4

  • Old Man’s Journey | Xbox One
  • Black Desert | Xbox One
  • Doom & Destiny | PS4
  • Grits Racing | PC, Mac
  • Gekido Kintaro’s Revenge | PC

Tuesday March 5

  • Unknown Fate | Switch
  • 12 Is Better Than 6 | Switch
  • The Occupation | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Left Alive | PS4, PC
  • Eternity The Last Unicorn | PS4, PC
  • Beat Cop | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Attack Of The Earthlings | PS4, Xbox One
  • R.B.I. Baseball 2019 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Move Or Die | PS4
  • Pillar | Switch
  • Bard’s Gold Switch Edition | Switch
  • Darkest Hunter | Switch
  • Nano Driller | PC
  • Space Bound | PC
  • 7th Sector | PC

Wednesday March 6

  • Crimson Keep | PS4, Xbox One
  • Undead Horde | PC
  • I And Me | Xbox One
  • Overload | Xbox One
  • Gungrave VR | PC
  • Bassline Sinker | PC
  • Vignettes | PC, Mac

Thursday March 7

  • Braveland Trilogy | Switch
  • Hard West | Switch
  • Ghoul Boy | PS4, Switch
  • Valley | Switch
  • The Wild Age | PC
  • Minda |PC

Friday March 8

  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn | 3DS
  • Devil May Cry 5 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Assault Android Cactus | Switch
  • Verti-Go Home! | PS4
  • Shellshock Live | Xbox One
  • Monument Builders Rushmore | Switch
  • Paperbound Brawlers | Switch
  • Rogue Star Rescue | PC
  • Trash Time | Steam VR, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality

Saturday March 9

  • The Burned Ground | PC
  • Froggo | PC

Sunday March 10

  • Amanda’s Sticker Book 2 - Amazing Wildlife | PC
  • Furry Chronicles | PC


Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

genejacket
Gene Jacket

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the people who didn’t like Ninja Theory’s DmC eityher didn’t play it, or didn’t finish it, because by the end of that game the beloved goddamn status quo everyone bitched endlessly about the game not having is completely restored. Based on it’s lackluster sales, I have to assume most just didn’t play it, and based on literally everything I saw online before and after it released I have to assume that was almost entirely because of Dante’s new look...which is horseshit.

Had people played it, they might have found out that the Dante of DmC is an actual character that has a genuine arc and matures over the course of the game. The Dante of the original games is a tired, hackneyed, one-note anime cliche who has no growth or arcs to speak of, he is the exact same character at his youngest in DMC3 as he is at his oldest in DMC4.

DmC’s story is no worse than any of the other ones (and I’d argue better than most of them), and it features the best level design in the entire series. I can understand some of the complaints about DmC’s fighting not being as technical or deep as the originals, but that’s not something I care about, and found the combat in DmC way more enjoyable than the others.

People didn’t dislike DmC because it’s a bad game, because they didn’t judge it on it’s own merits at all. People didn’t like it because it was made with a western sensibility, and didn’t look, feel, and sound exactly like all the others...and that pissed them off because all DMC fans actually want is, as I said in the beginning, the same tired old shit...the status quo.