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GF Rating
7.3

10428 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Awful

posted by volt8080 (RALEIGH, NC) Jun 21, 2010

Member since Aug 2008

This game blows my mind with how bizarre, unorganized, and confusing it can get. This game is a direct COPYCAT of Devil May Cry which should automatically make it awesome. However, the story is absolute incoherent garbage, the voice acting is uncontrollably HORRIBLE, and the soundtrack (oh my god make it stop) is by far one of the worst I have ever experienced in a game.

Pros: Gameplay, Graphics
Cons: Everything else besides the gameplay. Seriously.

The gameplay is actually very good with a few bugs. My only real complaint is that the camera control is awful and certain battles are so ridiculously disorienting that its horribly frustrating to tolerate. The combo systems is decent at the basic/intermediate level, but the enemy AI is so difficult for certain enemies that you can forget trying to execute the more complex combos because you will get worked if you try. Basically, it just forces you to mash buttons at a certain point which sucks in my opinion. The boss fights are just like DMC. A different variant of a giant monster that has the same repetitive gothic style-statuesque look over and over again. The level design is also considerably weak. You basically repeat the same 6 level designs/platforms scenarios over and over again. The enemies are about the same as well. If I had to rate every aspect of this game on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) it would go as follows:

Gameplay - 8
Graphics - 8
Sound effects - 5
Music - 1 (this should really be in the negative)
Combat system - 6
Weapons - 4
AI - 6
Story - 2
Voice Acting - 1 (this should also be in the negative)
Replay value - none unless you really care about achievements

Overall, there are a ton of games from this genre that destroy this game (Ninja Gaiden 2, Darksiders, Infamous (PS3), etc.) so unless you are dying for a below average game, don't even both with this one.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

fun for the most part

posted by OkanBS1987 (NEWARK, DE) Jun 19, 2010

Member since Feb 2008

The plain simple truth of this game is that if you like Devil May Cry then you will like this game. The action is way over the top and the story is somewhat off the wall.

The controls are great and the game has a good length to it, so I would recommend anyone that likes action games to rent this game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Innovative and creative but setbacks

posted by HOOCH16 (PEACHTREE CITY, GA) Jun 18, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

truly the main reason i didnt like this game much is the fact that i found the gameplay repetitive and the over-the-top character and music terribly annoying... on the bright side good visuals and cutscenes

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