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Posted 17 January 2013 - 18:33

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Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release Date: Xbox 360, PS3: January 15th, 2013; PC: January 25, 2013

Description:

The notorious action series is getting a reboot by the same developer who brought you Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.


Plot:

DmC: Devil May Cry is an alternate universe, having no connection to the current/canon of the original series while starting from the beginning of Dante's exploits as a demon hunter, and showing his growth into something similar to the classic counterpart.

The story takes place in Limbo City, a contemporary town secretly controlled from the shadows by powerful demons, manipulating humanity through the comforts of life. Living on the fringes of the brainwashed society is Dante, a disenfranchised youth at odds with the demons who constantly hunt him, and have made his life a living hell for as long as he could remember. Over the course of his battles through the twisted streets of Limbo, Dante is contacted by The Order, a rogue group led by his long-lost brother Vergil, hell-bent on exposing the demons to the world and releasing Limbo City from their clutches. However, as The Order's principle reason for recruiting Dante is because he alone possesses a particular gene that can be used to combat the demons, he remains wary of Vergil and questions his intentions. While Dante fights alongside The Order, he will learn of his past and the family he never knew, while coming to grips with the incredible powers that come with being a Son of Sparda.

~ DMC wiki


Links:

Official site: http://www.devilmaycry.com/
wiki: http://devilmaycry.w...:_Devil_May_Cry
wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia....:_Devil_May_Cry


Reviews:

IGN (8.5): http://www.ign.com/a...-cry-review-ps3
1UP (A): http://www.1up.com/r...iew-kind-cool_2
Metacritic (86): http://www.metacriti...c-devil-may-cry
Gametrailers (8.5):
http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/3so70f/dmc--devil-may-cry-review


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRXVzKKGPO4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Y2XhkG5Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeg_Xp1wGM0




#2 Jason S.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 18:36

So the game's title is redundant?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 18:42

Despite my initial and immediate hatred for the re-designed Dante, I have to say I grew to like the new direction in which Ninja Theory went. I pre-ordered the game, it arrived on Tuesday this week, and I am SO glad I didn't let the reboot scare me away from trying it. This game is definitely a Devil May Cry game. It is as good, if not better than the all of the previous entries in the series.

The combat is phenomenal. The writing/story is much, much better this time around, and it still has that DMC ridiculousness to it. It is a ton of fun. I highly recommend the game for anyone that likes action games.

So the game's title is redundant?


I don't know if including the acronym's full text can be considered redundant, but I think the idea was to re-brand the series and make "DMC" the new name.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 19:37

I'm waiting for the re-reboot: DMC - Daryl McDaniel

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 19:48

Tried the demo. It was horrible. Don't know why it's getting high reviews. Probably paid for by Crapcom. User review average is at 3.5.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 21:16

the new dante is a douchebeabierzombie

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 21:29

the new dante is a douchebeabierzombie

I'm dying from this one. :rofl:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 21:32

Tried the demo. It was horrible. Don't know why it's getting high reviews. Probably paid for by Crapcom. User review average is at 3.5.


As always, metacritic users scores are something you should take with a huge grain (pile?) of salt. I've read some of the 5 and under user reviews. Most all complain that Dante looks like a "douche" and that the writing story isn't as over-the-top as the originals. To this I say, "So what?" The game still doesn't take itself too seriously in terms of attitude/action. It's not as cheesy as the originals true, but I consider that plus. The story is derivative, but it is sooooooooo much better and told sooooooo much better than the originals. As I said before, the gameplay is exactly the same as the originals, and the combat is as-good too. (I think it's better) All of the user reviews on Metacritic read as if the people never played any of the originals.

Lets be honest. If you're playing a DMC game, you're in it for the combat, not the story. DMC completely succeeds in that regard.

I have the 360 version and I have yet to run into any of the technical issues that people are complaining about. Perhaps it's only happening on the PS3 version?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 21:48

As always, metacritic users scores are something you should take with a huge grain (pile?) of salt. I've read some of the 5 and under user reviews. Most all complain that Dante looks like a "douche" and that the writing story isn't as over-the-top as the originals.

Metacritic user scores are generally harsher, but their are several valid reviews for this game and not one of them that I read mentioned Dante's new look.

To this I say, "So what?" The game still doesn't take itself too seriously in terms of attitude/action. It's not as cheesy as the originals true, but I consider that plus. The story is derivative, but it is sooooooooo much better and told sooooooo much better than the originals.

Many people again disagree. Most people consider the story and dialogue even cheesier and too forced compared to previous.

As I said before, the gameplay is exactly the same as the originals, and the combat is as-good too. (I think it's better) All of the user reviews on Metacritic read as if the people never played any of the originals.

Lets be honest. If you're playing a DMC game, you're in it for the combat, not the story. DMC completely succeeds in that regard.

I question if you actually played the previous DMC games as the combat is a far step back. The game play is not the same or anywhere near as good. Lock on was removed and such, directional moves are gone and you don't know exactly what you're attacking/trying to dodge. DMC is known for it's ball-busting hard gameplay. Dante Must Die mode (suppose to be the hardest mode in game) is about on the same level of difficulty as easy on previous games like DMC 3. You can SSS missions without much trouble. The actual gameplay is the main thing people are complaining about.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 22:15

Metacritic user scores are generally harsher, but their are several valid reviews for this game and not one of them that I read mentioned Dante's new look.


Many people again disagree. Most people consider the story and dialogue even cheesier and too forced compared to previous.


I question if you actually played the previous DMC games as the combat is a far step back. The game play is not the same or anywhere near as good. Lock on was removed and such, directional moves are gone and you don't know exactly what you're attacking/trying to dodge. DMC is known for it's ball-busting hard gameplay. Dante Must Die mode (suppose to be the hardest mode in game) is about on the same level of difficulty as easy on previous games like DMC 3. You can SSS missions without much of any difficulty. The actual gameplay is the main thing people are complaining about.


I wasn't directing any of my statements at you. I was merely commenting on the metacritic user reviews in regards to your post. Much of what they are complaining about is a matter of opinion.

I don't think DMC has cheesier dialog than any of the originals. Don't get me wrong, the dialog IS cheesy. But the originals were pretty bad.

The omission of a lock-on feature didn't and hasn't stopped me from enjoying the game or performing exactly what I want to do. And the fact that you and others complain that it's "too easy" to get SSS ratings only furthers the point that a lock-on feature isn't as necessary as you think it is.

You can switch weapons by holding down a button and can switch targets mid combo without having to do anything other than point the stick in another direction. Those two things alone make combat much smoother than it used to be. And I never had trouble targeting what I wanted to target.

How you can say the gameplay isn't the same? The mission structure is the same. The items are the same. Orbs perform the same purpose. And combat is largely the same except for having different weapons and a few slightly different controls. So what about the gameplay is different/worse?

Difficulty is a hugely subjective topic, and as such everyone is going to have wildly different opinions. DMC was never really that hard. Especially when compared to truly hard games like Ninja Gaiden.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 22:24

This game is a lot of fun, the amount of moves is a bit mental. I would say it's the most enjoyable entry in the series in terms of the plot and combat.

I think they did a good job with Dante this time around. He had the danger of having a personality like Duke Nukem which they've avoided.. thank god.

Also, Limbo looks beautiful. I love the over-saturated, grainy look. Amongst the other things. Graphics are ace.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 22:27

How is the replayability of this game though? Is it a long story, and if not, is there plenty to keep on replaying it for?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:28

This game is a lot of fun, the amount of moves is a bit mental. I would say it's the most enjoyable entry in the series in terms of the plot and combat.

I think they did a good job with Dante this time around. He had the danger of having a personality like Duke Nukem which they've avoided.. thank god.

Also, Limbo looks beautiful. I love the over-saturated, grainy look. Amongst the other things. Graphics are ace.


I don't even have the game yet, but saw this in a video review - do you know you can actually enable and/or disable moves? I don't know if you know this yet, or have noticed, but that's a pretty sweet little addition of theirs. Also I can't WAIT until this comes out on PC already. Looks like a total freaking blast.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:46

How is the replayability of this game though? Is it a long story, and if not, is there plenty to keep on replaying it for?

If you like getting high scores and going back and finding everything, then yeah, plenty of replayability.

I am glad I bought this game and have really enjoyed it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:02

I don't even have the game yet, but saw this in a video review - do you know you can actually enable and/or disable moves? I don't know if you know this yet, or have noticed, but that's a pretty sweet little addition of theirs. Also I can't WAIT until this comes out on PC already. Looks like a total freaking blast.

Well you unlock them with stat points, and it looks like you can remove them if you want, although I have not done so, so I would say yes you can.

Just played the first mission and a bit of the second. Really digging it so far. I have no allegiance to the series, tried out the last one but never beat it, and I recently became a fan of the genre a few years back with the last God Of War and Darksiders. So I cannot compare it to the older games. Just on its own it seems like a damn well made game, and I love the visuals as well.