Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DMC: Devil May Cry Reviews Summary

DMC Devil May Cry Xbox 360 Box Art

A gothic hack and slash developed by Ninja Theory for Ps3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft windows.  Set in an alternative reality to the Devil May Cry series.

Born of a demon father and an angel mother, You play  Dante (sporting a black haired alternative reality hairdo) as he makes his way through the demon infested Limbo, aided by enigmatic guide Kat. An astonishing 5 levels of difficulty, upgradable weapons and powers, new air combos and two new combat modifiers (Angel mode and Devil mode) add to the button mashing goodliness.

What it says on the tin:
Join Dante in this stylish action experience; chain together multiple combos with flair and send the demonic spawn back to hell – reveal the truth behind the lies

Reviewers had little to gripe about, but a number drew attention to the shortness (10 hours give or take secret areas), minor glitches, poor storyline, and some tut tutting on less refined combat mechanics and game style from series purists.  Still the game earned a rather handsome 86% from 53 critic reviews on Metacritic.

Quote of the Bunch:
The combat system is deep, satisfying, and just welcoming enough to let you in, before losing the smile, slapping your face and making you pay attention. Official Xbox Magazine UK

Reviews Summary:
Fast, robust action, marvelous visual style, and a tremendous sense of attitude
This is not a classic Devil May Cry game
A phenomenal action game in its own right, a blistering start to 2013
Offers deep and flexible combat but in a more accessible and approachable form
Manages to make Dante look like the epitome of cool with every move
A robust, deep and brilliantly executed action game
DMC is played for the action, and the stylish, beautiful action alone.
It's the art direction and technical problems that let the package down.
DMC is intense, but a bit slow for the seasoned player.

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DMC Devil May Cry Facebook Covers

Alf The Helper: all these "Cry" games... I think it's a conspiracy..
Elderly: Oh sweet... conspiracy!? how do you mean?
Alf The Helper: It's a little odd, Devil May Cry, Far Cry 3, and February's Crysis 3.. it's a pattern!
Elderly: Crysis 3? are you... No your right, they went to great lengths to ensure you'd spot the pattern and get a chance to talk about it right here on this blog..
Alf The Helper: They did!? wow!! they did all that just for me?
Elderly: Sure did...
Alf The Helper: Wow!! I mean that's incredible...
Elderly: Yep your right again.. absolutely incredible..
Alf The Helper: Wow!!


Bickle77 said...

I love this game! Can't stop playing it (mainly because I've sold most of my other games... but anyway...) it's soo good.

Great spot by Alf there re: the "Cry" conspiracy!!

Elderly Gamer said...

I've bought every edition of the series, but my record for finishing them is abysmal.... It's putting me off getting it

Bickle77 said...

Yeah I must admit I wasn't a fan of the series until now. Tried to get into DMC4 but despised it. The new one though is the beez kneez!

On an unrelated note: best captcha word today on this comment: "42 saftwang" !!

Elderly Gamer said...

Gotta love them capchas :)

...see from what you've said, reckon I'd get into DMC, but am I dippin into my 2013 6 game fund......

D&D GM said...

Love the series - absolutely right up my alley. Like you, though, I seem to have trouble finishing.

Elderly Gamer said...

Hi D&D :) Eternally hopeful they'll come out with a compendium, with a super easy mode. I can dream... sigh!

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