DmC: Devil May Cry
Review by universaltofu
"Even if you don't like how new Dante looks, at least he plays better than the Lakers."
The levels, great art design, enjoyable platforming sections, and parts to explore and find collectibles. Favorite was probably the dance club, like something out of El Shaddai.
The combat, a good balance between finesse and ferocity, switching weapons in the middle of things is a little awkward but it never detracts from the experience. Favorite thing was zipping around using the grabby arms and then wailing on bad guys with a giant axe or lava fists.
The brother dynamic, not to spoil anything here for newcomers to the series or fans who don't want to know but some great moments come from this.
Didn't care for :
The framerate, really the only big issue I have with the game, slowdown and stuttering are unfortunate technical faults that cannot be ignored.
The bosses, not a whole lot of them, and the ones that are here aren't what I consider to be very memorable. I mean that more in regards to actually fighting them, not their design which in most cases is pretty impressive.
Other thoughts :
I was late to the DmC party only catching up with the original three games on the ps2 trilogy bundle, so while not super late to the party with the newer hd collection, I still feel comfortable wondering why there was such a backlash towards new Dante.
I would have been alright with some They Live references, anything about bubblegum. Perhaps an even bigger display against the 'Faux News'.
I'm a fan of supradarky's 'best vgm' on youtube, he recently uploaded 'kat's theme' and I like the track, but wonder when the hell or hell it played during the game if at all, the only music I remember is the industrial stuff during combat.
How many difficulty settings do we need really.
No backtracking, wooo.
I can only remember one or two puzzles being present in the game, not really a good or bad thing, but just odd I guess, you may as well leave them out if there are so few to begin with, or maybe add more in and weave them into the levels more tightly.
Should you buy it? Maybe. Should you play it? Absolutely. Whether or not you go for full completion is up to you. Me, well I liked this game a bit, but not quite as much as Bayonetta, or Castlevania LoS, possibly even El Shaddai, but that may be a stretch. This game is right now though, it's new, if not 100% fresh and original it certainly works and plays well enough. If anything it should hold you over until something else comes out be it Dead Space 3 or Metal Gear Rising or whatever else.
Reviewer's Score: 7/10 | Originally Posted: 01/22/13
Game Release: DmC: Devil May Cry (US, 01/15/13)
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