Regarding V(Open Devil May Cry V spoilers)

Would you like V brought back in a future DMC title?

  • Yes

    Votes: 173 56.2%
  • No

    Votes: 135 43.8%

  • Total voters
    308
Oct 27, 2017
12,505
#1
Simple question in regards to V and the future of this series.






Would you be up for them bullshitting a way for V to come back as his own character?

I honestly like him more then I do Vergil and would love to see him come back.
 
Oct 30, 2017
225
#8
I'd like him to come back if only so they can expand on his move list like the did with Nero from 4 to 5. V is fun and unique, but it's really apparent that there just isn't nearly as much depth to his gameplay as the other characters.
 
Oct 31, 2017
6,641
Barcelona
#9
No please. I appreciate having multiple fighting styles in the game, but V is really really inferior to Dante and even Nero. The combat system is not designed to be spamming projectiles and attacking from far, it just feels off. And I think that some bosses were great with V, but when you fight against the 3 Nero/Dante bosses at the end, you see how limited the boss design needs to be to acomodate V's style.
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
23,078
#17
I really didn’t care for his combat mechanics and I don’t think he’s so special personality-wise that he needs to come back.

If they want to make him a bonus character for Bloody Palace, that’s fine, but the whole point of him was to restore Vergil’s humanity by allowing him the time to acknowledge his own wrongdoings. Bringing him back would undo that character development.
 
Oct 25, 2017
194
#21
Good lord, no. Maybe only on the receiving end. Never want to play as him ever ever ever again.

Put me in the came for wanting a Lady + Nico game. Basically DMC meets Twisted Metal. Please.

No V!
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,255
NL
#23
No, V was a nice try and I kind of enjoyed his stages but I've had enough. He was basically fun for a stage of 2, 3. I even thought he had too much stages, while actually having the least I think. And his final one is rather early too (and rather boring at that, shitty fights against heavily gimped early bosses).
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,643
#24
I like him quite a bit so I'd certainly like him to return, I just don't see it actually happening since I don't know how you justify it from a narrative standpoint.

That being said I wouldn't be surprised to see his playstyle return for Vergil at some point though.
 
#27
Nah, dunno. Rather not.
I don't like V, he turns me passive-aggressive. I have absolutely no idea how someone like him popped out of ma boi Vergil.
Better give Vergil a real redemption (what the fuck did they to do him?!) and let him and Dante lead the DMC together, teasing each other in that hate-love relationship manner shown at the end and in the Arkham fight in DMC3. A whole game like this, pls.
(Would be fine for Griffon to come back tho.)
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,007
#28
I don't think it needs to be him specifically (and for story reasons that's pretty unlikely), but someone with a similar (but much more fleshed out) combat style could be a lot of fun (V in DMC5 *does* have some depth to him, but he clearly pales in comparison to Dante and Nero - he reminds me a lot of the half-baked Trish and Lady in DMC4SE).

DMC is going to thrive more as a series if they really let different character archetypes (with different mechanics) really grow into their own.
 
Oct 25, 2017
633
#31
I found V to be very fun. Is he as good as Dante and Nero? No but as a first try with this style they did a really good job. If he or his style ever comes back, I can see them make a lot improvements and additions to make it as good as Dante and Nero.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,986
#32
They literally did a Hijacked by Ganon on this sucker by making him Vergil. Everyone saw it coming but it was still mismanaged pretty terribly due to how completely irrelevant he is to the picture once he fuses back with Urizen. At that point he is literally just the same old Vergil with none of the personal character idiosyncrasies or development gained from actually being a weak human. I came to enjoy V as a character throughout the story, but a large majority of why DMC5's story just straight up did not work is almost entirely thanks to him and how the writers ostensibly used him as a trojan horse so they can relitigate the only villain anyone ever gave a shit about in this series.

It wouldn't have been half as bad if there was even any sign that V actually earned some form of development that transitioned into Vergil to justify why he's essentially Vegeta now. Half of the stuff V espouses about not being able to undo his sins and Vergil talking about whether he'd be in Dante's position if the two had their circumstances swapped as kids is completely empty platitudes when that doesn't actually lead to anything. V is a character that exists to build up to pure, yet hollow fanservice, and he deserved much better because as a personality I thought he was entertaining enough.

Game play wise though? No thanks. I like the idea of them wanting to make a character who can basically taunt while attacking, and I think he's novel every once in a while, but the way his attacks and mechanics work feel so intangible in a series that's revered primarily thanks to how extremely rock solid and tangible its mechanics are. I have no doubt that there's going to be some amazing DMC combo videos out there with him, but he's just not fun for me to put the effort into it. I especially did not care to play bosses with him.

When, if, DMC6 happens, I'd rather just go back to Nero and Dante (or an offspring thereof), having all of their levels designed around themselves and their abilities, with Bayonetta-styled bonus unlockable characters for added replay value. V can be a part of that.
 
Oct 30, 2017
225
#33
One possibility is to give Vergil three styles: regular Vergil, one where he transforms into Urizen with a 'heavy' moveset, and one where he turns into V.

Justify it as him being able to go full demon or full human at will after the events of DMC V or some shit.
 
Oct 28, 2017
579
#34
Bring back his combat style, add more depth to it but have the character be Lucia instead. DMC2 was such a non-game that they can come up with an explanation for it and also rewrite her to be an actual character this time around.
 

PlanetSmasher

The Abominable Showman
Member
Oct 25, 2017
23,078
#38
They literally did a Hijacked by Ganon on this sucker by making him Vergil. Everyone saw it coming but it was still mismanaged pretty terribly due to how completely irrelevant he is to the picture once he fuses back with Urizen. At that point he is literally just the same old Vergil with none of the personal character idiosyncrasies or development gained from actually being a weak human. I came to enjoy V as a character throughout the story, but a large majority of why DMC5's story just straight up did not work is almost entirely thanks to him and how the writers ostensibly used him as a trojan horse so they can relitigate the only villain anyone ever gave a shit about in this series.

It wouldn't have been half as bad if there was even any sign that V actually earned some form of development that transitioned into Vergil to justify why he's essentially Vegeta now. Half of the stuff V espouses about not being able to undo his sins and Vergil talking about whether he'd be in Dante's position if the two had their circumstances swapped as kids is completely empty platitudes when that doesn't actually lead to anything. V is a character that exists to build up to pure, yet hollow fanservice, and he deserved much better because as a personality I thought he was entertaining enough.

Game play wise though? No thanks. I like the idea of them wanting to make a character who can basically taunt while attacking, and I think he's novel every once in a while, but the way his attacks and mechanics work feel so intangible in a series that's revered primarily thanks to how extremely rock solid and tangible its mechanics are. I have no doubt that there's going to be some amazing DMC combo videos out there with him, but he's just not fun for me to put the effort into it. I especially did not care to play bosses with him.

When, if, DMC6 happens, I'd rather just go back to Nero and Dante (or an offspring thereof), having all of their levels designed around themselves and their abilities, with Bayonetta-styled bonus unlockable characters for added replay value. V can be a part of that.
Pretty much the only thing Vergil gained from V was a slight respect for Nero. It would've been really interesting if Vergil actually didn't want to fight Nero as a result of his experiences as V, rather than just telling him to stand down because he doesn't care.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,214
#40
I really liked his character, and I wish he was given more dialog between Griffon regarding his circumstance and identity. I'm not sure how he could come back, as far as the plot goes, but it would make sense to see Vergil actually assimilate those elements.

Someone with his caster-type gameplay, though.. I could totally see some benefits for keeping and iterating upon it. Just like Lady was a badass with her arsenal in DMC3 (definitely not in 5, though), I would love to see another badass character caster-type.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,823
UK
#49
V absoultley needs to come back. As a character he was pretty interesting up until they revealed he only existed to bullshit Vergil back and his gameplay was easily the most fun and fresh part of DMC5. It'd be a goddamn crime if he never comes back.