posted by KristophG (CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH) Apr 3, 2013
Member since Nov 2009
Well the only good thing about this game is the gameplay and even then it is a watered down version of Devil May Cry 4. We are in a day and age where we really cannot get away with having a good action game without having interesting characters and a decent story; this is where this game falls completely flat.
Let's look at Dante, the former Merc with the Mouth now turned into "F YOU" Man is going around stopping a huge corrupt government run by demons. Old Dante was cocky and confident but was also likeable; however this Dante feels like he is trying way too hard to be hardcore. He's is like that guy who says he is super cool but in fact is just really annoying and you want him to shut his mouth. However despite how bad Dante is there is someone they messed up even worse.
Vergil: How in the heck could Ninja Theory take a man of honor and power and would not harm anyone unless he was provoked first into a piece of garbage that would shoot someone who is pregnant and smile about it? He also likes to flaunt his superiority over humans like it is some sort of pissing contest. Old Vergil knew he was better and had nothing to prove, he just wanted more power.
The story itself is goes on and off from decent to outright terrible. The dialogue is boring and it feels like they tried to make Dante too "hardcore". It reminds me of Shadow The Hedgehog for the Xbox/PS2/Gamecube where Shadow cursed every 5 seconds.
Ninja Theory has proven time and again that they are inept in handling any game franchise. They should pack it in.
This game was good, until you get to the end, which makes the entire game a waste of time. Spend 20 hours getting to the last level, only to have it be 1000x harder than the rest of the game. Congrats, a Capcom FAIL. (they should be use to it by now).
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A giant step back for the franchise. The combos look good but being forced to use angelic and demon weapons got old, i barely even got use rebellion, the weapon this game is known for. Being able to pull enemies was a good idea but i missed nero's ability to manhandle an enemy and throw them half way across the map. The guns in this game were lacking and that plasma gun wasn't even worth using. Most of the time in devil trigger was spent chasing down the enemies I'd launched in the air and even then I'd be lucky if i'd managed to kill just one. Dante's character wasn't as interesting as the previous installment and it's not because of his hair color. Virgil on the other hand seemed like a complete pansy, compared to what he was the DMC 3. The game can be difficult on Dante must die mode, but you respawn in the same room more often then naught with full health so it just becomes a matter of persistence rather than skill. Things I did like where the Level Design, Graphics, and Theme of the game but the rest of the game was a disgrace. I can only hope they make a DMC 5 and at least conclude the nero, vergil, dante series that put hack and slash on the map.