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This is a very refreshing title for the series. The gameplay is solid and the graphics are very well done. The only part of it that really frustrates me is the secret challenges found thoughout the levels. They constantly ask you to do things that you are never told how to do in teh game or the manual. For instance one might be to execute 5 "royal guards" (or maybe its blocks) to complete it but nowhere is it explained to you what these are. I think its pretty poor for them to just expect gamers to know some concepts from the past games and not tell you how to do them.
Right off the bat let me tell you that I have enjoyed the first 3 DMC games. Even pulling my hair out in 3. DMC 4 could have been so much better but it comes up woefuly short in many areas.
First the good. The Graphics and cut scenes are of course top notch. Mostly smooth and flowing with very few visual glitches. The music and sound is also pretty fitting. I enjoyed the goth/metal bands playing during my fight scenes. The combat was also well done. But come on they've had 4 trys to get it right so it should be pretty good.
Now the bad. The story overall is shallow and predictable. The character dialog and voice acting is laughable in some areas. ( with the exception of Dante who is always smooth...if a bit cheasy).
The Level design is deplorable. Most of the time is spent backtracking trough empty areas trying to move to the next path.
The Guns are next to useless for the majority of the game. With the exception of Pandora of course.
Why did I have to fight the same 3 bosses 9 times???? Are you serious? Berial again....
I played through on demon hunter difficulty my first playthrough and let me tell you it was incredibly hard to defeat the bosses. If you can one shot a boss I give you credit because most of the time it was like 7-10 takes before I would get it right.
I know I'm in the minority here but this game simply wasn't as good as its hype. Better than alot of the drivel we've been seeing but hardly a groundbreaker.