Still mad about the changes Ninja Theory made to Capcom’s hack and slash classic Devil May Cry? If so, you’re not alone. Also, chill out.
One intrepid, misguided, and very upset fan created a petition on the website We the People asking the Obama administration to remove DmC: Devil May Cry from store shelves. The petition has since been removed for violating the terms of participation on the political action website, but you can read the full letter below:
Dear Mr. Obama: As a consumer to the Video Game Industry there is one Video Game that has caused a lot of controversy over the past few month’s.
The name of the game is DmC: Devil May Cry made by Ninja Theory and Capcom. A majority of gamer’s are aggravated that this game has changed so much from it’s past predecessors and the game actually insults the consumers in-game.
We, as consumers did not want nor need this reboot and we believe it violates our rights to have a choice between the original’s or the reboot. This game is violating our rights as a consumer and we believe it should be pulled off shelves from game stores due to it’s insulting nature and the fact that it violates our rights.
Please Mr. Obama, look into your heart and make the decision that will please us Gamers.
The capitalization of ‘gamer’ shows just how disgustingly entitled this wildly aggressive gesture was.
We’re really getting out of hand. Gamers, I mean, and yes, I do include myself in that. We handle a series redefining itself so poorly that we asked for governmental assistance. Do you guys know what the President actually does in his day to day life? He is way too busy schoolin’ fools on the court to answer a lame, entitlement ridden petition.
Seriously, though, enough is enough. We need to understand that no matter how much of ourselves we put into a game or what we take from it, it’s not ours. We don’t own a character or their world. The player has a say in it and how a title’s reputation develops in the weeks and months after release, sure, but sometimes we have to let a game be what it’s gonna be. No stopping it now.
Let it go.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, at around 8 am EST this morning when the petition was still online, it had 64 signatures, falling just shy of the 100,000 signature requirement for an official White House statement.