Devil May Cry DMC RIP
Announced in December Ninja Theory is coming out with a Special Edition of DMC for PS4 and X-Box One later this year. Also we are getting another Devil game but not the game we were expecting.
Now I figured be a good time to go thru a review of the game. The original came out in 2013, its the 5th entry in the series and a reboot after the dismal performance of part 4.
You once again play as Dante and this time he has this gothic Punk noir look to him and his universe as well as the other characters. He is younger than the previous incarnation and even has a site gag about the way his hair would look long and white and flowing like a rock star. This time he has a short spikey hair swears a lot and cracks more jokes than Nathan Drake (from The Uncharted series) when trouble arrives.
The new look really helped Capcom’s fledging series bring it back up to what it was with Devil May Cry 1 and 3 ( I only ever played 1).
The story has Dante in Limbo City, teaming with his long lost brother Virgil and a Witch named Kat. They battle their way thru demons and monster sna other disgusting hordes of evil. The gameplay is very similar as the other Devil games but with more fluidity and better movement.
The Dante of DmC is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. He is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement. The graphics really stand out and show the gothic horror game play at its best.
Dante heads into battle with his sword Rebellion, which can now transform into an axe, a scythe, and a grappling hook (that works much like Nero’s Snatch ability), and a few other weapons. This allows for Dante to have access to all of his weaponry, similar to Devil May Cry 4, which the player can cycle through the D-Pad.
The new Dante is a Nephilim (half-demon/half-angel), instead of being a half-human, half-demon hybrid. Because of this change in lineage, game mechanics were also changed to reflect this, utilizing the trigger buttons to access angelic or demonic aligned weapons
This is your typical hack and slash game play its senseless violance and chopping and dicing action you come to expect from this game series. Dante is voiced and modeled after actor Tim Philips.
The new version coming out will most likely have all the DLC content including Virgils mission at the end of the game. This most likly means we are getting another Devil May Cry game in the not too distant future, the unfortunate news is they are going back to the original series and ignoring the reboot. Which is a shame as this game I had more fun playing than the previous ones.