Should Dante, Trish and Lady Have Been Left Out of DMC4 Entirely?

Lain

Tea Enthusiast
Supporter Gold
Messages
2,984
Points
6,265
Consider this:

The beginning of the game plays out the same but it's Credo who drops from the ceiling and shoots Sanctus. Tutorial fight plays out and Credo leaves after making cryptic remarks. As his subordinate, Nero is sent after him but discovers what the Order's been up to at Agnus' lab, heads back to HQ but Kyrie is captured, fights the revived Sanctus but gets captured as well, Credo comes in but is too late to save Nero. Then you play Dante's campaign but as Credo as he goes around destroying the Gates and retrieving Yamato from Agnus. He fights the Savior and delivers the Yamato to Nero who kills Sanctus and saves Kyrie etc etc. Bonus points if during Credo's campaign he reveals that he had met Nero's father, and that's why Nero should keep the Yamato, at the end Credo also reveals he's been in contact with a certain Devil Hunter who convinced him to rebel against Sanctus and will introduce Nero to him some day.

There, you can do the entirety of 4's plot without having Dante/Lady/Trish make a direct appearance. While Dante being in the game puts butts on seats, I still think it would have been better to have him sit out 4 and have Nero meet him proper in 5. Just my two cents.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ash

V's patron

I have no name for I am but 2 days old ;).
Messages
7,053
Points
11,965
Honestly, the plot of DMC4 is horrible and should be scrapped entirely. And DMC4 should've been about Sparda since we know so little about him, other than fighting against his own kind to protect humanity. That would be an interesting yet amasing story to tell, instead of Nero who has no purpose in the franchise.
I'd just have Nero pop up at the end of the DMC2 teaser. Lucia asks who he is and he says he's Dante and Lady's kid and checking up on his old man. He finds out he's missing and boom! Plot starts.

Making another game about young Dante was an option. Dante grew up in Fortuna but left because of XYZ. The game is split into two campaigns- one with Teen Dante and one with Adult Dante. Kyrie and him had a falling out before he left but she asks him to help Fortuna once last time.

Or Nero is still Vergil's kid but grew up with his mom. He leaves his village to go find his dad but mistakes Dante for him. Shenanigans ensue as uncle and nephew try to learn from each other.

Consider this:

The beginning of the game plays out the same but it's Credo who drops from the ceiling and shoots Sanctus. Tutorial fight plays out and Credo leaves after making cryptic remarks. As his subordinate, Nero is sent after him but discovers what the Order's been up to at Agnus' lab, heads back to HQ but Kyrie is captured, fights the revived Sanctus but gets captured as well, Credo comes in but is too late to save Nero. Then you play Dante's campaign but as Credo as he goes around destroying the Gates and retrieving Yamato from Agnus. He fights the Savior and delivers the Yamato to Nero who kills Sanctus and saves Kyrie etc etc. Bonus points if during Credo's campaign he reveals that he had met Nero's father, and that's why Nero should keep the Yamato, at the end Credo also reveals he's been in contact with a certain Devil Hunter who convinced him to rebel against Sanctus and will introduce Nero to him some day.

There, you can do the entirety of 4's plot without having Dante/Lady/Trish make a direct appearance. While Dante being in the game puts butts on seats, I still think it would have been better to have him sit out 4 and have Nero meet him proper in 5. Just my two cents.
Maybe have Vergil instead of Credo?
 

V's patron

I have no name for I am but 2 days old ;).
Messages
7,053
Points
11,965
@windleopard
I think it could have helped but its still a gamble. Granted I'm not a Nero fan so I could be biased.
 

AgentRedgrave

Weapon X
Messages
1,145
Points
2,375
Giving my 2 cents and keeping it simple, no. Sure other replies have given several reasons why
 
Top