posted by EmoChips (COLLEGE STATION, TX) Jan 16, 2013
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
You'd have to be blind to ignore all the hate this game got from a portion of very vocal fans online. Some were being petty and simply could not live in a world where Dante doesn't look like white haired Tom Cruise, others had more legitimate complaints.
I'm hear to tell you that as a long-time fan of the series this doesn't disappoint as a comeback. The other series basically cornered itself thanks to DMC2 so it was about time to move on.
The game itself has both good and bad aspects to it. Let's get to it.
- The writing- Ninja Theory, while their games are never perfect, always have great writing and a more than decent story. All of the characters in this are better written. I know some old fans are with nostalgia filled goggles and want to pretend that the writing before was fantastic but it wasn't. It was cheesy, which admittedly is fun. This game takes itself a bit more seriously so one-liners and grunts weren't gonna cut it for the script. There still are puns so that's a plus. Cursing actually works.
-The seamless combat- While some fans are stating that there is a lack of combos you have to understand that there are a lot of weapons and all of them can seamlessly combine with each other. The lock-on function is not necessary in this thanks to the pulling mechanics.
-Easier combat in earlier levels- Sorry but no matter how much you complain, making the game more forgiving is not a bad thing. It can still be a very hard in later levels.
-The music: it just works.
- The graphics: Unreal Engine 3 was starting to show its age before but this was the final nail in the coffin. While not bad the color palette isn't exactly flattering to it.
- Frames per second: Hopefully if there is a next game they'll be able to make it into 60fps gameplay again and it is noticeably absent from the game.
Conclusion: Come in with an open mind and you'll enjoy the game. Definitely worth a rent, a buy if you want to replay it
posted by kronicuser (SAINT PETERS, MO) Apr 1, 2013
Member since Dec 2011
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Overall i think ninja theory did an amazing job! The story is the best out of them all imo, and the fighting style/combos are easy to put together. I like how theres 4 different weapons available at all times (even tho you can change them out for more) and its so easy to combine those 4 weapons into different combos. Graphics are pretty dang good at least for 360. Also I remember in the past dmc's the camera angle was complete garbage, I didnt seem to find a problem with it this time. Overall great game, a definite rent