My venomous hatred for Ninja Theory is only increasing. Let's be honest, they are a terrible developer. Gameplay in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved was abysmal, and so far they have shown no respect to the DMC franchise or its fans, and give the impression they have no idea what they are doing. For example, the constant contradictions by development staff over where this actually fits. One interview quotes it as a sequel, another as a prequel, then another calls it a reboot.
As for Dante….when the backlash over any aspect is so great, they must respond in a positive way, not arrogantly disregard legitimate concerns. Sucker Punch had a similar situation with Coles redesign in inFamous 2, and managed to reach a compromise that suited everybody. Instead, Dante has been selfishly modeled on their very own Taneem Antoniades.Screw what the fans want. But ultimately, they will determine its success. So comments like "we are confident a few sheepish people will sing a different tune" is hardly appeasing the millions of angry Devil May Cry Fans.
The finished product may be great…but from the gameplay shown so far.... it looks very generic and uninspired.