Jackpot Overused?

devil_inside123

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It just rubbed me the wrong way how it was used at inconsequential moments for the sake of fanservice. One of my favourite things was earning the satisfying "jackpot" indicating you beat the big bads ass to hell and back. Even DMC 2 had its own kinda silent jackpot as the despair embodied stared down the barrell of dantes gun. But in this game its said as dante finds urizen and in the very last cutscene way after youve beaten the boss and the impact has gone away. I felt like it shouldve been said as you defeated urizen or vergil.(not that i didnt love the "F**K YOU!" from nero) did anyone else have this feeling or was it just me?
 

Goldsickle

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"F*** YOU!" is the new "Jackpot".

In DMC6, Nero will punch the final boss with his Devil F***er (an enhanced Devil Bringer) and uses the same infernal hand to extend a demonic middle finger, while yelling "**** YOU" towards the camera.
 

Lain

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I hear you can actually hear it three times in the game, Dante saying it twice in two different cutscenes and a third if you finish Vergil off with a Buster.

Honestly? I don't really care for it. It was cool in the first game as it symbolises Dante's quest for vengeance coming full circle, but them trying to turn it into a running catchphrase just leaves me cold.
 

meg5493

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I think it works in the first two games since it fits Dantes personality in 1 as a cool protagonist and in 2 he doesn't even have to say it and is one of the few times his silent cool guy additude works. 3 pushes it but its a cute nod to the fans since its technically been been 3 games since we've heard it and gives the the one-liner some history and weight for better or worse. Now it's just a staple of Dantes "character", a checklist of things Dante has to do to be Dante.
 

berto

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In the original Dante said it twice. First time wasn't anything odd or of note but the second time was where all the subsequent times became a thing. It's not that he uses it too much but that he has to emphasise it so often. It loses all meaning if you use it like that all the time, if you say it with such gusto, like a catch phrase. Imagine him saying devils never cry that much, it'd lose all meaning and importance.

As for the whole thing where he says it with Vergil at the end of 5 I didn't like it because I saw no reason for Vergil saying anything negative or to not wanting to hear it. It's not Dante's phrase, it's their phrase. Vergil not being in on it feels like he's become the set up for Dante, which was a huge criticism I had for DmC, so for DMC to be copying that behaviour doesn't sit well with me. It was very much a 'what? Why not?' moment and doing it at the end of the game is not and ideal time to have one of those.

To answer the question more directly, I don't think it's overused, I think it's over dramatized when it is used and pointlessly so. If they included it in more conversations and didn't overstated I'd be less burned out by it.
 
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BrawlMan

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No. And with DMC5 out, all there's left is Bayonetta 3, and then I'll hit the jackpot sooner than later.
 

Vergil95

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The jackpot line is an iconic line in dmc, its like the bond James bond line in 007 movies... I like that it happear in every dmc in some way, I don't think it's overused, dante only say the phrase when he defeat the big Bad of the game and it did this in every and dmc 5 jackpot is a node to dmc 3, I personally love it
 
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