posted by cheeko2222 (MIFFLINTOWN, PA) Apr 11, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
DMC Devil May Cry is the prequel to the #1 PS2 trilogy. Does it have what it takes to overcumb the hype and anxiety that is the fans?
Presentation - You are Dante. A Nephillim, half angel half demon, who just lives life as a human with humans. He drinks, he screws, and he parties until the arrival of a mysterious organization known as The Order meets up with him. He finds out who these people are and believe it or not but (SPOILER) the leader of this organization is Vergil, Dante's long lost twin brother. So Dante is told what has happened and what the demons have done to brain wash us humans and that Mundus is the boss of all the demons and Mundus just so happens to be the one who killed their mother and imprisoned their father in heck for eternity. The cutscenes look amazing but what I love most is that Ninja Theory managed to use the camera like in movies such as Star Trek and move it around to make it seem like you're watching something that's actually happening right now. The graphics couldn't be better and the color is so colorful throughout the whole game, especially in LIMBO.
Gameplay - The combat is smoother and faster than ever mixing Ebony & Ivory once again with Rebellion and quite a bit more weapons that you discover throughout the game. It's the same as any other Devil May Cry game but the combat is more refined to fit each combo, each hit, together all in one combo streak.
The Verdict - DMC Devil May Cry is by far the coolest and most energetic game I've ever had the priviledge to beat with an amazingly addictive story and unrepetitive smooth combat. Yeah, people would shun this game just because Dante has black hair but all I can say is that you are missing out big time. I give DMC Devil May Cry 10/10.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Well, it's obvious from the story that the writers are conscience of current geopolitical/financial events. - Enslaving nations via "debt" is about as real as it gets folks. - On that point alone this game has earned some praise from me. My feelings on this new Dante is a mixed bag however. He's obviously been designed to be more relatable to the younger 18-25 generation, which in my mind is somewhat of a let down considering the original Dante wasn't really geared towards any one group of people; he was just a wild, crazy, nonchalant, demi-god. On the other hand, it's interesting to see a more real world interpretation of such a fantastic concept.
Story - Well I haven't finished the game yet but having played DMC 1,3, and 4, I can tell you that they've changed Dante's origin a bit. Instead of him being the spawn of a forbidden union between "demon" and "human", he's now the result of the union between "angel" and "demon", which completely removes any ties he would have to humanity. Strange they decided to go this route considering demons are simply fallen angels, and the union of demon and angel would just create another angel. Even the name Nephilim means the off-spring of the "Sons of God" and the "daughters of men" (i.e. angels and humans). Severing Dante's ties to humanity makes the story more a tale of vengeance, rather than a story of Dante feeling somewhat obligated to protect humanity because he is part human.
Gameplay - If you've played DMC4, you'll catch on pretty quick.
Graphics - Oh boy, UE3...
Overall - Interesting reboot of a series that may or may not have been in need of a reboot depending on who you ask. DMC4 was obviously Capcom's attempt to move the series away from Dante, but I guess the fans wouldn't have it, so they capitulated by giving us a reboot. Personally, I wouldn't have minded another romp with Nero with Dante playing a supporting role, but that's not what we got, so you gotta take'em as you can get'em.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
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.