At 12.50? No way in hell, and I would advise not listening to the people who say otherwise, it's a shallow game with little difficulty, and increasing the difficulty only makes the game more tedious and unfun. Despite the combat being shallow and uninteresting, it's still the best part by a mile, which is exaclty why it only makes up a good 30% of the game with unskippable cutscenes, travelling, and platforming making up the large majority
The fighting system's nowhere near as good as 3's, let alone 4's. I wouldn't call it a bad game by any means, there's certainly fun to be had with it, but it's definitely dumbed down. There's a number of lousy design decisions too, the 30 fps lock the game had on consoles isn't here but the low enemy counts certainly carried over and it doesn't help that most of them are pretty unagressive, have hugely-telegraphed attacks, and to top it off the game introduced a horrible 'color-coded enemy' mechanic wherin certain enemies can only be damaged by attacks from certain weapons. It's a bad mechanic for any game like this since it limits you choices in general but it's also doubly bad in practice for the angel-weapon requiring enemies since the angel weapons do crappy damage and you can wind up just wailing on blue enemies non-stop for a good twenty to thirty seconds in order to whittle away their health.
Aside from that the story is absolute trash without even the campy charm of the old games.
Still though, just as a hack and slash it's not a bad game. If you have to choose just one or the other you should definitely get Metal Gear Rising but if you've got the extra $10 to spare you'll almost certainly get some enjoyment out of this.
If you like hack n slash games it's pretty solid, I enjoyed two play through's of the game. I played the crap out of the original DMC back in the day and played through DMC3 a couple times. Not sure why people are saying that this game is shallow or whatever. Combat seemed just as fun/diverse as the other ones imo.
I think a lot of people were upset about the new dante but honestly this games dante/story is just as cheesy as the original DMC game was... it's like everyone forgot how childish/cocky dante acted in the first game. This dante is like the exact same but with different hair color.
Also it's a very good PC port, i think that alone deserves some PC gamer support.
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