Love it or hate it, DmC: Devil May Cry is still being talked about, a whole decade after it was released.
Devil May Cry series generally kept raking in wins with each release but DmC: Devil May Cry is the only one where that statement is dubious.
Most of the fans of the Capcom series found themselves disenfranchised by the new direction that involved a new look for the protagonist, Dante.
Additionally, Dante's behaviour had shifted from the usual cocky demeanour with the undertones of a mature being that knows what it's like to carry the weight of the world on his shoulders to a borderline teenage character that is just there to make fun of his adversaries.
Sure, the regular Dante did it too but many couldn't help the feeling that he lost some character depth.
Others loved the new Dante as well, which created a rift in the community, with those who didn't mind the new looks on side and the hardcore fans of the core Devil May Cry on the other.
Some, on the other hand, concluded the game is great as long as you don't compare it to mainline Devil May Cry and we tend to agree - it would have fared much better if Capcom named it something else and gave it separate series.
The new more juvenile protagonist also gave us some gems, including the legendary cutscene with the Succubus.
If you are committed to the regular DMC and wondering how DmC eked out a cult status with people still actively talking about it 10 years later, this is how.
Under the visual and plot changes, DmC: Devil May Cry remains a solid hack 'n' slash with RPG elements that the regular series is known for and as long as you can mentally keep it away from the main series, there are good times to be had with it.
Coincidentally, the game is discounted by 75 per cent on Steam until the end of January 2023 so if you are interested in checking it out, this might be a good time to do it.