I've never played a game in the Devil May Cry series before (but I did read general plot summaries before playing this one), so this is my first one. And what a game it was. First off, the graphics are simply phenomenal. Especially during the cutscenes, which were the most cinematic cutscenes I've seen since... well, I can't remember last time I saw cutscenes this good. The gameplay is really quite varied in that there are tons of enemies to fight with tons of (awesome) unlockable attacks. The bosses are all massive, albeit a bit on the easy side. This game is great for novices and people new to the series, as it not only gives the option to play on Human mode (read: easy) but also offers an "automatic" mode, where all you need to do is press the attack button repeatedly to pull off some pretty amazing combos, eliminating the need to memorize all your unlocked moves. Many other modes are available (although you have to unlock most of them), which makes playing the same levels over and over again bearable. Also, halfway through the game, it switches you from playing as Nero (the guy on the cover) to playing as Dante (the guy in all the other games) who has a ton of different movesets, which you select with the d-pad. My only real complaints are that, at times, playing on the harder difficulties makes the game quite a bit too challenging and that after you switch to Dante, the rest of the game is back-tracking through Nero's levels, fighting the same bosses (but they are more powerful the second time around) and then you have to fight all the bosses again towards the end of the game. So prepare to fight the same bosses three times each playthrough. In all, I'd say this is definitely worth playing, even if you are new to the series, and the difficulty and gameplay are varied and easily controlled.
gamers (46%) found this review helpful
Devil May Cry looked beautiful as far as visuals go. I found the game to be very narrow and it forced you down a ridged path. The camera angles also were very clunky and annoying. The boss fights are very fun and exciting however the game just feels out of date with a nice engine slapped on top. If you are a fan of japanese style hack and slash then you will probably enjoy it. This was not my cup of tea.
posted by hayabusaslice (HIGHLAND, CA) Apr 16, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Just too much it's doing wrong. I hate the back tracking. I hate that you can go back to any spot. I hate that the camera ofter points you into the wrong direction, and you end up getting lost. I hate that the enemies don't even fight back. They just stand there and balance on one leg. I hate that the character never seems to have enough reach to hit his enemies. I hate the controls and recovery frames of the animations. I played up until Mission 10, and decided I'm not gonna try and force myself to enjoy it. It was just completely boring. As bad as NG3 was, I still think it was a far more enjoyable experience. This game came out a long time ago, and this was my first time playing it in 2012, so maybe I have already been spoiled by other games and mechanics. I thought Castlevania Lords of Shadows was a much better game. This was just a very boring game to me.