gamers (76%) found this review helpful
First I wanted to point out that I have been looking forward to this game since i first heard it was being made which was liek back in 2006. I am a HUGE HUGE DMC fan and when i got this game i was overjoyed beyond belief. Then i started playing it and i saw that there where a few faults with it. The biggest mistake being that the enemies arent as combo worthy as in dmc3. WHat i mean by that is that almost EVERY single enemy in DMC3 where enemies that you could utilize any style or combo on. In dmc4, there are several enemies that you can do a bunch of SSStylish combos on, but many that you are bit more limited in what you do either because they have sheilds or some kind of protective thing on that you have to break through or weaken first to start hurting the enemy. Its more resemblant to DMC1's enemies but the combat and pure fun of beating your enemies is like DMC3. Anyway, the next mistake in the game is Dante. I know your saying "WHat the Bleep is he thinking?!" but hear me out. The enemies where designed to be fought by nero mostly, and when you switch to dante, all the enemies that could be hurt better by nero's devil bringer now cant because dante doesnt have that so many of the enemies with the shields and protective barriers are now more annoying to defeat. But that doesnt mean dante isnt fun to play as. You can choose between any of his 4 styles from DMC3 and change them on the go in mid-combat. This makes for some extremely sweet combos and moves especially when you also get darkslayer as an extra style and can switch to that also! Then you get three new weapons that are each unique and totally SSStylish in their own way. The story is very good in this DMC. Even though its mostly centered around nero, its still a cool mix of characters and plot. The graphics are amazing except for the shadows. Also, this is the first PS3 game to have acievemnets! GAMEPLAY:9.8/10 GRAPHICS:9.5/10 DESIGN:9/10 CONTROLS:9.6/10 STORY:9.5/10 OVERALL:9.8/10. A must have!
gamers (72%) found this review helpful
If you liked any of the DMC series your going to want to pick up this game immediately. The graphics are perfect, and the game play itself is so easy to pick up. I would recommend keeping off automatic so your not always just flying at the enemy. I found myself not using the gun as much but I didn't need though thanks to Neroe's Devil Bringer. Why shoot at somebody when you can pull him towards you and completely dominate him. In the boss battles you can even activate special moves with it. When you finally get to play as Dante it takes a little getting use to without the Devil Bringer. He has a lot of the comic relief in the game because he doesn't take any of the bad guys seriously. But his moves are amazing. You get gauntlets of course and those are always the coolest. The pandora is amazing to. It's a box that can transform into four different weapons. The only thing I thought was better in the 3rd one were the fights during the cut scenes. They are still awesome in this one, there just aren't as many as them. So like I said get this game immediately. It's the first game I've bought in a long time.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
This is an excellent game. It can be a pain to wait for the initial install as it takes about 20 minutes but the controls are crisp, the graphics are awesome, and the story is great. The new online accomplishments is a nice touch.