DMC3 is pretty awesome

Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Devil May Cry 3
Of course, I suppose everyone except for me knew that already. Just finished playing it and I'm very happy that this game is much better than Devil May Cry 1 was (which I also played recently). I had practically no issues with the controls, except for one irritating platforming segment near the end of the game, and the camera didn't get in my way. I absolutely loved the combat, with the various styles and weapons at the player's disposal making for a variety of ways for one to tackle battles. I'm kind of disappointed that I stuck with the default style of "Trickster" (even though it seemed like the smartest path to take for a beginner) and if I ever play through it again, I'll be eager to experience a rather significant change in the way I fight by primarily using another style. 
 
The voice acting wasn't horrible, the story wasn't either and I liked the characters (and finishing this game made me wonder why Capcom decided to include Trish in Marvel vs Capcom 3 instead of Vergil). The game was fairly forgiving when playing "Gold" on "Normal" difficulty and, overall, I had a much more pleasant experience than I had with the first DMC. I'm slightly disappointed that playing Vergil doesn't offer a unique story mode, but he still plays differently enough to make it worth it.
#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Devil May Cry 3
Of course, I suppose everyone except for me knew that already. Just finished playing it and I'm very happy that this game is much better than Devil May Cry 1 was (which I also played recently). I had practically no issues with the controls, except for one irritating platforming segment near the end of the game, and the camera didn't get in my way. I absolutely loved the combat, with the various styles and weapons at the player's disposal making for a variety of ways for one to tackle battles. I'm kind of disappointed that I stuck with the default style of "Trickster" (even though it seemed like the smartest path to take for a beginner) and if I ever play through it again, I'll be eager to experience a rather significant change in the way I fight by primarily using another style. 
 
The voice acting wasn't horrible, the story wasn't either and I liked the characters (and finishing this game made me wonder why Capcom decided to include Trish in Marvel vs Capcom 3 instead of Vergil). The game was fairly forgiving when playing "Gold" on "Normal" difficulty and, overall, I had a much more pleasant experience than I had with the first DMC. I'm slightly disappointed that playing Vergil doesn't offer a unique story mode, but he still plays differently enough to make it worth it.
#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10566 posts) -

They put Trish in because they went out of their way to include as many female characters as they could. Sort of like how She-Hulk and X-23 got in.  
 
Also, DMC3 is pretty awesome. Aside from younger/shirtless Dante and the music, easily my favorite DMC game (so favorite in terms of what matters, gameplay). 

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#3 Posted by rjayb89 (7717 posts) -

This was probably the first beat 'em up, or hack 'n slash whatever, that I ever played and absolutely loved it. At the time, I didn't really pay attention to big publisher names and the like and thought the roaming around with a fixed camera angle was eerily similar to Resident Evil (well, when they were like that). But, yes, it is a fantastic game.

#4 Posted by TwilitEnd656 (617 posts) -

Yeah, yeah, it's awesome. I was all excited when I heard DMC4 would allow you to change styles instantly, and then I was disappointed by the severe drop in movesets. So I just drop back to DMC3 every now and then when I feel like playing. =P

#5 Posted by bartok (2430 posts) -

Yeah it is the best in the series which I am glad because I thought that DMC 2 had killed the franchise. 

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" Aside from younger/shirtless Dante "
I really liked Dante as a character in this. His nature of acting like a jerk and showing off made me look forward to any cutscene just to hear what he would say and what he would do. I can definitely see why that wouldn't appeal to many, though. I agree with the music being bad.
#7 Edited by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Yeah it's definitely the best game in the series.

#8 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -

I think this is my favourite DMC because this is where things just got flat-out dumb.
 
He skates around the room on a dude shooting pool balls into people shouting THIS PARTY'S GETTIN CRAYZEH!!! While the other games were about demons or whatever.
Also the combos are FUCKING RIDICULOUS and you get ate by a giant flying whale at some point for like 3 levels just cos.

#9 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

I dunno, for me DMC is still the best.  I know it's not, but it was so fucking epic when I first got it on the PS2.  -_-

#10 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

Yup, the highest point in the series.

#11 Posted by Faint (833 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
" They put Trish in because they went out of their way to include as many female characters as they could. Sort of like how She-Hulk and X-23 got in.   Also, DMC3 is pretty awesome. Aside from younger/shirtless Dante and the music, easily my favorite DMC game (so favorite in terms of what matters, gameplay).  "
I think it has the best soundtrack of the 4 games. Shibata did a fantastic job on this one.
#12 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

I wish they released this on PSN/Xbox Live as a downloadable game. :( My PS2 broke a while ago and all I can do is stare at my box now.

#13 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2481 posts) -

I remember being so excited for DMC3 that I finished it in a couple of days & fucking loved every second of it even though it kicked my ass. In years since I've gone back & tried to play it again & really been shocked by just how difficult that game is. DMC1 is still my favourite just because it sets up the fiction & because I feel it has a tone or mood that none of its predecessors ever managed to recapture.

#14 Posted by tuddfudders (6 posts) -
#15 Posted by Vonocourt (2123 posts) -

@tuddfudders said:

The music isn't all bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNFLXIJH0U

This game was the birthing place of all the shitty techno-rock the series became known, erasing any good it brought with it. As for the gameplay, the enemies being so one-dimensional compared to DMC1 crew of ne'er do wells made the regular combat less interesting for me, even if the combat mechanics themselves were much better and more open. That the cutscenes took a more obnoxious turn also didn't really endear me to the game.

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