Yeah. I still play it not quite daily, but just about five years after release and DMC3 can't hold my attention anymore.
DMC4 Dante feels the best across the board with the most options and the best iterations of just about all of his moves (Especially Stinger->Million Stab and Rain Storm), Nero is much more interesting and developed gameplay-wise than SE Vergil, just about all of the enemies are cleverly designed to allow Dante to do whatever the Hell he wants with them so long as you're clever with Dante's styles (See: Punching Blitz shields off) or take advantage of critical hit opportunities from Fausts/Mephistos to be able to melee them down without removing their cloaks, the DT for Nero and Dante are both among the best in the series, game still looks fantastic, the Blue Rose is the best firearm yet across the entire series (FEELS SO SATISFYING), Gilgamesh is my favorite gauntlets in the series due to its just frame charge mechanics, Legendary Dark Knight is the most freaking mode ever and makes you feel like an action game god when you can tear through it being aggressive without taking damage...
I can keep gushing, but the game is amazing.
DmC meanwhile came in Thursday, beat it once, got to mission 15 on Son of Sparda and it's back in the Gamefly envelope Saturday evening. Game couldn't even keep my attention for three whole days.
Sure, it's obviously unfinished, but the battle system was really good
As far as I'm concerned. Devil May Cry's combat system is all that matters. It's the same reason why I consider Resident Evil 6 as a good game. I loved the gunplay and the evasion system. I'm not one of those whiners complaining about the completely irrelevant campaigns. I'm just playing mercenaries mode after I played through the crappy campaigns just to unlock the other two merc stages & Ada. I'd happily buy a RE game that consisted of nothing but Mercs because I've never liked a single proper RE outside of their mini games. While DMC games fare a bit better I also wouldn't mind a game that was nothing but the Bloody Palace. (I'm still laughing that DmC's Bloody Palace is DLC. Sure it's free but it should've came hard patched into the game to begin with.)
A lot of the complaints that I see about the old DMC series are superfluous. They just seem to miss the point because it's usually they who go on about the Dante character or the story and all this other nonsense that I never cared about. I really don't understand how anyone could claim that DmC compares to the originals from a gameplay standpoint. DMC was once the undisputed king of the genre until Kamiya dethroned his own game with Bayonetta. What does Ninja Theory do? They take a couple steps back in the gameplay department with most of the change being focused on the game's aural & visual aesthetics.
I REALLY enjoy DMC4. In fact, I bought the game three times.
First, I got the regular PS3 version when it was released. Two years later, I found the PS3 Collector's edition at discounted price in a Walmart. The CE had become hard to find by then so I bought it again. Then I built a new PC and want to test it, saw the PC version for $10 at Best Buy. That's the third purchase of the same game.
The back tracking in DMC4 was a bit too. DMC1 had quite a bit of that too. Overall DMC4 was an enjoyable experience, as is DMC1, DMC3 and DmC (2013). I have DmC on PS3. And I will buy it again on Steam when price comes down, unless the PC version has worst graphics and/or other issues.
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