posted by TheFallenMarvel (HAMMOND, IN) Feb 12, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
The game overall has a pretty good execution. It sets up the ensuing chaos that makes this game what it is. The game mechanics are pretty good and the visuals are pretty good as well. The story seems to be interesting, but it will tend to lose you from time to time. Character development was alright even though this is definitely a 180 from what we are used to in the series. Language is really harsh even for Dante and has a lot of blatantly crude humor. It's an acquired taste to say the least. I can't say the story is the highlight of the game, but the combat is the best thing about it.
The game has a small variety of weapons at your disposal. It makes the combat very interesting. The only problem I have is the targeting system. It's all automatic. You have no control over it and this makes the camera your enemy at crucial moments.
I guess in Devil May Cry fashion, it still has all of the crazy hard modes, but Dante Must Die isn't the final difficulty. It actually has difficulties tougher than that. Can't say I'm a fan of the harder difficulties, but to each his own.
The game has its pros and cons. Some of which that work against each other from time to time. It's an alright game, but as a reboot I think it was unnecessary. The new material could have possibly been used and incorporated into an already established series, but that's just me. I think it's a good renter.
posted by CitiRaven (GRAND CANYON, AZ) Jan 17, 2013
Member since Feb 2009
gamers (29%) found this review helpful
Dante continues his trend of mind numbing hack and slash, over the top stylish gun- and swordplay and general badassery that have made Devil May Cry a hit for the past decade.
While the first thing people notice about this game has always been and will always be about Dante's new look, it doesn't stop there. He retains everything else that made him the icon he was while spanning four games and two console generations, plus an HD Collection (not to mention the bane of Ryu and Deadpool in MvC3). I can't say much for the story as I haven't played all the way through this one yet, but the combat plays true to the series core, mixing several different weapons at once and doing it with all the style that white-haired Dante copyrighted years ago, and that's what really matters.