Whatever your opinion on Ninja Theory’s reboot DmC: Devil May Cry, everyone can agree that it has heavily divided gamers on the ways its prequel story sets it apart from the original game, as well as the changed physical appearance to series protagonist Dante. However, instead of semi-politely debating the quality of the actual game, an entitled group of fans have taken to petitioning to the United States President to have the game removed from shelves.
The petition reads as follows, with all of the original spelling and grammar [errors] preserved:
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.
Per the White House’s “We the People” website, any individual can create a petition, and one said petition reaches 100,000 by a deadline, the White House is required to respond. So far, this petition has received 18 signatures. It will need an additional 99,982 by February 19 to get a response.
We can’t expect to be taken seriously when entitled individuals do things like this. Live and let live, and speak with your money. If you disagree with Ninja Theory’s direction, don’t buy the game. Personally, we thought it was fantastic, and you can see the review early this week. Tell us what you thought in the comments, or discuss DmC in the forums!