DmC: Devil May Cry Review
By: Jeffrey McDuff
– Nothing too devine or comedic about this game.
-This is a review of the XBOX 360 version.
Without revealing too many spoilers here is what I can tell you of the awesome story. Dante is a half demon, half angel (not human this time around) called a Nephalim. He has a fraternal twin brother named Virgil. The world is ran by a demon named Mundus, Virgil and Date go after Mundus. There are more intricacies to the story and there are other characters, however, its not my job to tell the story, that is for the game to do, it is my job to say that the story is good and it makes you want to play the game to the end.
The gameplay is great, as you progress you unlock new weapons and abilities for Dante, weapons that just so happen to be needed in the level that you are on or about to be on. The combo-ing is fun and the game grades on how diversified your combo was, the more diversified the higher grade that you will get.
The difficulty does seem to ramp up all of a sudden, I cruised through the first half of the game then at a certain point the game seemed to start punishing me. There are 5 different levels of difficulty (3 at the beginning, 2 after you complete it the first time).
There is no lock on button this time around, so when you are in a fight where there are different types of enemies, both flying and grounded, it gets kind of hectic and hard to concentrate on a single enemy. During these fights the camera seems to have a hard time keeping track of the fight until you kill off a few in the beginning.
The graphics are very well done. Particularly in Limbo (where most of the game takes place). The game’s overall visual design and look are well defined. I did not experience many issues, aside from the camera, such as framerate slowdown or texture pops.
Overall the sound is great. Whenever you get into a big fight hard rock music starts playing. The voice acting is pretty good overall, however I did not like Vergil’s voice, for some reason his voice did not match his character, to me at least. I do feel like they had profanity in there just because they could. Personally I believe there is a time and a place for profanity not every situation needs to be articulated so brashly. Its like a middle schooler just learned them and now says them because they can. Sometimes they just dont fit.
The surround mix is very well done, when playing it on my home theater system, I could hear the voices no matter what other sound was going on at the time.
I had to make a section for this. I wish you didn’t have to spend so much of the game in Limbo. I wanted to see more of the normal world. The vast majority of your time is spent in Limbo. I was disappointed by this.
——The Bottom Line——
DmC: Devil May Cry is a great game. There is no doubt about it. It is a great reboot to a beloved series. That said, there are a few issues that keep it from being an amazing game. If you do get the game, and I do recommend you do, you are going to have fun. Guaranteed.
— Jeff’s Random Scoring System
I give it a 4 (out of 5) Dante’s Divine Comedies.