posted by Izzy_Duzit (MIAMI SPRINGS, FL) Feb 7, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Note: This review is being written by someone who has never played any of the previous Devil May Cry games from the original series. Therefore, this review will be made as if those games never existed to be as objective as possible.
Storyline: It has sort of movie-like feel. In a way, DmC reminds me of the movie, Blade starring Wesley Snipes because like Blade, the protagonist of DmC, Dante is a hybrid-being with special powers who specializes in slaying creatures. In this case, its demons as opposed to vampires. The plot is pretty original as it focuses on Dante collaborating with a psychic human and recently discovered twin brother to slay a super demon disguised as a powerful human being in the real world who controls the world through debt. There is an added incentive because this creature killed their mother (an angel) and eternally enslaved their father (a demon). As the game progresses, Dante evolves from a stubborn and rebellious lone-wolf character to becoming somewhat compassionate and more willing to trust others. The ending is initially pretty predictable but has a somewhat surprising twist; no need for spoilers.
Gameplay: The gameplay is where DmC truly shines as it definitely lives up to its hack-and-slash/beat em up theme. It revolves around high-action and predominantly close quarter combat against various demons (even bosses). It's a little reminiscent of playing Mortal Kombat because of all the fighting combo possibilities and Bulletstorm because of the scoring system for fighting creativity. The music, fighting, and scoring makes the game entertaining. Dante wields several weapons that each have their own useful attribute for a specific scenario or enemy. These weapons and special powers are acquired little by little as you progress in the game. The game has 20 missions and most have keys, secret doors, and lost souls to free in addition to demon slaying. Because of this, the game has decent replay value. An enjoyable game.
posted by cheeko2222 (MIFFLINTOWN, PA) Apr 11, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (60%) 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.
posted by Kratos_Killz_ (SACRAMENTO, CA) Jan 16, 2013
Member since Feb 2011
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
I love this game! I was skeptical when I first heard about the reboot of a great series, but once I started playing, it completely sucked me in. You play as a younger version of Dante who's naive and arrogant in his ways. The story is great and the weapons are insane! Like most games these days, the trend with using light vs dark powers is utilized here.
You start off with your trusty sword and pair of guns, but later obtain an angelic scythe and a demonic axe to start off with, and develop even cooler powers/weapons along the way (i don't wanna give too much away). What i love about the weapons are the combos. You can mix it up hundreds of different ways to unleash a series of combos that never end! Voice acting is great, and there are plenty of hidden keys, doors, challenges and lost souls to keep the replay value high.
There were only 2 downsides which is why i gave it a 9/10. Graphics were good but I think they could've been polished a little better. And some of the missions were incredibly short. Other than that, I can't say anything bad about the game and definitely looking forward to what Ninja Theory will bring in the sequel! DmC is an easy pick to rent but definitely worth the buy!