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A year on, terrific action and set pieces make this a great deal. 0

When it comes down to it, I probably wouldn't have paid $60 for Devil May Cry, even though it's a genuinely terrific game. It seemed like a bit of a steep entry point for an action game, and it's in a genre I'm not terribly excited about anymore. But when it steeply dropped in price during a Black Friday sale, I decided to take a chance on it, and I'm really glad I did. Overall, this is a superbly crafted game that feels (and occasionally looks) astonishingly good.I have little experience with t...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

DMC Devil May Cry Review: Dante Must Die 0

Devil May Cry is one of the big names in the Capcom roster of franchises and is commonly held as the pinnacle of its genre, along with Ninja Gaiden. It has had some rough entries in its history but despite this the series is held in reverence by a core fan base, and it is from this source that the disdain for the Ninja Theory rebooted DMC is coming. It has been portrayed by these people as an insult to loyal fans, and as a watered down version of the combat in the original 4 titles, but once yo...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Cool but Deficient... 0

DmC is the reboot of the Devil May Cry series by Ninja Theory. It is intended to direct a franchise in a new direction and gain a broader audience. I had no cons about the ideas behind the revitalizing of the series & its mythos, but merely with the execution of the ideas.PRESENTATION: Very Good. The artistic story telling is fantastic in the game, as well as the in game text to amplify some action scenes. Menu has framerate issues but well laid out and simple to see.GRAPHICS: Good. Environm...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

DmC is a fresh, great new take on the story aspect of the classic franchise that maintains its gameplay exhilaration. 0

We all know the many reactions that came with the territory when it was revealed that Capcom would not only be handing the next Devil May Cry game to a different developer, but also be rebooting the franchise. Many traditional fans have raged at this game for the direction it was turning and how it reportedly differs from the Japanese counterparts. After having been a longtime fan of the Devil May Cry series and owning all four of the predecessors I never was on the hate/protest movement with e...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do you like interruptions in your action games? 0

things that would make DmC a better game:Character facing should dominate which objects can be interacted with, not the camera.Secrets should not be stuck in areas the camera is directed not to go.Cutscenes should be optional perhaps as a different mode for people who want to have their rhythm interrupted by substandard B-Movie plots shoehorned into action video games. It's always upsetting to see amazing production work in cinematics around a partially formed game.Don't punish me for exploring...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

OBEY. 0

Ninja Theory's inspired reboot doesn't just revive Capcom's aging hack-and-slash franchise, it transforms it.In 1893, after writing twenty-four short stories and two books chronicling the life and times of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the final chapter on the world's greatest fictional detective. However, after enduring ten years of hate mail from irate Victorian-era Sherlock fanboys, Doyle revived his legendary character in what may have been the first act of retconning in mod...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

How Reboots Should be Done 0

DmC Devil May Cry wasn't even close to being on my radar, and I think that's what made it so surprising to me! Some background: I played Devil May Cry back in the day, but it didn't leave a huge mark, I also played Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening a bit, but I stopped shortly after getting the guitar weapon because I just thought it was too ridiculous in addition to not being fun to play. However, I love the God of War franchise, which has always been bigger, more bombastic, and much simpler. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

DmC: Devil May Cry combines stylish action, dynamic combat and a vibrant world to make a truly great action experience. 0

Faced with the always daunting challenge of rebooting a long-running, beloved series, Ninja Theory has outdone themselves in creating not only a great game in its own respect, but one that maintains and reinvigorates the core values of the Devil May Cry series. DmC: Devil May Cry offers a strangely well executed B-movie-esque story set in a concisely explained, but incredibly stylish world, featuring a small cast of vibrant characters.The story pits Dante against the hordes of the demon king Mun...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ninja Theory Did Not Take A Devil May Care Approach With This Devil May Cry 0

Yes, the sound effects and reload animation for this Shotgun is exactly the same as in DMC. That's what you call attention to detail kids. Also, love. Also, crazy. DmC Devil May Cry comes with my full recommendation to character action game fans who have history with the series and also those looking for a way into the genre. DmC isn't especially challenging until the later, unlockable difficulties, and is I think a good starting point if you've played some action games but have shied away from ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Speak of the Devil. 0

Very rarely can a reboot truly capitalize on the strengths of its origins with the modern conceptions of solid game design. DmC is one of those games. Whether we're discussing the brilliant fighting mechanics, the consistent barrage of welcomed multi-purpose weapons, the snarky yet humble attitude of our new Dante, or the hilariously interesting narrative, this experience is one that I certainly will not forget by the end of the year (and for years to come). The premise is ridiculous, the action...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great For A Newcomer 0

The New DanteI've never been a DmC fan, nor was I ever interested enough to pick the previous games up in all honesty. I've played Devil May Cry over at a friends house years ago and to be honest I didn't think it was particularly interesting, just seemed cool and that was about the best rating I could give it at the time. I've seen some footage as well and it never struck me as anything interested, plus I was kinda lazy about playing through all the installments just to pick up the 4th one for ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

D's for Never Dirty, MC's for Mostly Clean... 0

Character action games aren’t exactly my strong suit, but I’ve played them from time to time. However, outside of Bayonetta and two of the present day Ninja Gaiden titles, I’d struggle to name which ones. Ninja Theory’s recent reboot of Devil May Cry (or DmC as they’re calling it) is the most recent one.I’ll be forthright and say that although I played the first game in the series, I hit a wall with it pretty early on and eventually returned it to the person I’d borrowed it from. I also have vag...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Look at this Punk!! an unexpected reverence for DmC: Devil May Cry 0

note: I initially posted this on my blog, PATRICK RAINVILLE VIDEO GAME BLOG, but figured I should post it as a review on Giant Bomb as well. DmC: Devil May Cry (2013) is a game that should have come and gone, completely unnoticed by someone like me who’s rarely cared about action games.Sure, I loved Bayonetta (and who didn’t?!), but by and large these “character action games” I do not care for. This makes it all the more surprising to me that developer Ninja Theory‘s DmC has turned into one ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

THIS 30-HIT AERIAL IS FOR YOU, KURT COBAIN 0

DmC kinda came out at a bad time. Now, more than ever, are we actively discussing sexism, crassness of anonymous internet types and a general lack of social elegance, or rather social standards, in video game culture. And then here comes this sodding game, with its crassness and its rudeness, like a 16-year-old boy with silly delusions of unearned respect and infinite greatness and is seemingly unaware of the wreckage his self-centered narcissism has brought to his social standing amongst his pe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A decent character action game 0

DmC does not break the mold. It does not reinvent the wheel. Honestly, it really doesn't deserve the fuss it's gotten since it was announced.As a character action game in the same vein as Bayonetta and the previous DMC games, it really does not rank in the upper echelon. Combat is a fair bit inferior to other examples mostly due to some poor decisions in button layout and how moves are executed. One of the moves requires you pressing the analog stick in a direction twice and then attack to execu...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The reboot of Devil May Cry misses some steps, but certainly makes some strides in the visual department 0

DMC - the reboot of the Devil May Cry series - is not the perfect game many are totting it to be. I find it hard to swallow when a reviewer goes as far as to highlight issues within a game but then doesn't mark the content down accordingly. If there are issues, it is by no means perfect, and a review score should reflect that.To offer some insight - I am long time fan of the Devil May Cry series. I'm also a very big fan of the original version of Dante. However, unlike some rather irrational in...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

A solid action game with a troubled story 0

This is more or less from a forum post I made outlining my personal impressions of the game as a whole. Please be aware that I travel pretty far into spoiler territory, so fair warning.Having finished it last night, I think I can finally convey my total thoughts on the game. I found the action to be completely passable with no real frustrations apart from the targeting. When the combat worked, I thought it worked really well. But when it didn't, especially in later levels where you're hit with t...

18 out of 25 found this review helpful.

Fantastic Reboot 0

Welcome back, Dante.Now before I go on with praising up Ninja Theory's reboot, I have to throw in a disclaimer because of just how ridiculous all of the hate this game is getting, simply for being a different entry in this series. I'm not in anyway the biggest fan of the previous entry's in this franchise. I remember enjoying the original Devil May Cry, hating Devil May Cry 2 with the rest of the world, being frustrated as hell with Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, and feeling indifferent abo...

25 out of 35 found this review helpful.

Hell of a good game 0

DMC: Devil May Cry is the 2012 reboot of the popular Playstation hack n’ slash series of the same name. Originally developed and published by Capcom, they have handed off the reigns to developer Ninja Theory.The game was announced at Capcom’s 2010 Tokyo Game Show Press Conference. Sadly though many fans were not thrilled at the idea of a reboot. Especially considering that the protagonist, Dante, seemed to get a major redesign.Gone was the character’s trademark white hair and sassy attitude. it ...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

The reboot that converted a long-time nonbeliever 0

When the first Devil May Cry was released, my friends fell in love with its stylish action, intricate combat system, and dark tone. The first time I played it was at my cousin's house, and within 45 minutes I realized the game was impressive; but not for me. As the years rolled by, I watched its sequels roll out; but never really gave them a chance. The last Devil May Cry game I played was 4, when the same cousin invited me over and said "you'll love this one." Sadly he was wrong, I still dislik...

3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Ninja Theory manages to make combat more accessible and kept focus on the difficulty and style the series is known for. 2

Never in the history of gaming in my lifetime have I seen the build up from announcement to release of a game be so powerfully torn, and if there is one thing I can accomplish with this piece, I hope it is to disprove the fears initially hyped building to release, and explain to you just what sort of game DmC is once you really sit down to play it for what it is, a brilliantly crafted action game that manages to do what many thought impossible.From the moment the story begins with the opening cr...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Ninja Theory Gambles and Wins Big 0

Ninja Theory shows how a reboot is supposed to work. Many fans cried afoul when the announcement of a new Dante was made. Thing is, he isn't so much new as he is slightly different and one could definitely argue that he is much much cooler.There really doesn't need to be any further discussion on that point. It does not matter one little bit that they redesigned this character and it was a bold step that paid off huge for Ninja Theory. This game was volatile from the start because either way Nin...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

This is a title that gets most of the important parts right when it comes to an action game 0

From its initial reveal, DmC: Devil May Cry (DmC) was slapped in the face with a lot of negativity. Let’s be honest with each other: As gamers, we shout out for refreshing new ideas and mechanics, but some fans hate it when a different company touches “their” dear franchises and messes with the aesthetics or the formula. This was evident as soon as people saw Dante’s new redesign. Screw talking about the gameplay, all they wanted to do was stomp on Ninja Theory and hate on the game because Dante...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Wait! What colour is his hair? 0

We never asked for this! What did Capcom do to our beloved action series? Why isn’t Dante’s hair white?! Feelings of outrage assaulted the brains of the Devil May Cry fan base when DmC Devil May Cry was shown off at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show and until now, we really had no idea how it would turn out.Action game fans rejoice! This game is the Devil May Cry experience we love, and it delivers style like no action game before it.DmC is Ninja Theory’s reboot of the Capcom series that started out as ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Much Needed Change 0

I have not been a fan of the first four Devil May Cry games. If not my affection for new developer Ninja Theory, I would've likely ignored this entry. I am glad I didn't as this was the first DMC title that I actually got into.I suppose the big issue in the past was the lack of a feeling of power. Dante always felt like a stylish badass, but that it took so much work to kill a minor enemy that major ones seemed daunting. That is not the case here. Dante feels like a stylish bad-ass who can put ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I loved the old games. I love this just slightly more. 0

The RadThough not without fault I still found the narrative to be engaging and enjoyed the different take on some classic characters.Less punishing then previous games in the series.Rad soundtrack.Simple but engaging gameplay.The BadWith maybe one exception the boss fights weren't anything to write home about.Trivial puzzles do little but slow the action to a grinding halt.Finicky platforming sections.I've never denied that I've traditionally sucked arse at this "character action" genre.I enjoy ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Shattering Expectations 0

Its been three years. Its been three years since a trailer for a new Capcom flashed across everyone's screen. The trailer inexplicably turned out to be a new Devil May Cry game. There was much bewilderment to be had at many of the choices as well as the choice of the developer. Being someone who infinitely values core game play over everything else the thought of the narrative heavy studio over at Ninja Theory taking on one of the most complex character action games was worrying. Yet here I am s...

3 out of 7 found this review helpful.

This game is an utter dissapointment 1

Gameplay: Considering how DMC3 and DMC4 the gameplay in this one rather simple, shallow and a bit annoying. First of all the stances do not work really well. It breaks the combat fluidity, and the fact that you have to change stances each time a blue or red enemy shows is quite annoying. You should be able to defeat each enemy as you want to as long as you dodge and attack at the right time. You have a variety of weapons, but most are useless so will end up using the axe. And the fac...

4 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Decent game, poor imitation. 0

Finished this on the middle difficulty.Had an overall decent time (awesome pc port averaging 100 fps on my rig). Started out pretty strong but it seemed to dragged more I played of it and gotten into the systems.GameplayNot being able to cancel out of attacks to dodge kinda sucks, especially for the axe. meh. All the light side weapons didn't feel that great imo. In the end, I pretty much just used the fists for the most part.Those boss fights were also pretty bad. I mean, if I have a bigger cha...

2 out of 5 found this review helpful.

This is DMC5. Deal with it. 1

I have now played and finished all five console-based Devil May Cry games. I do not count myself among the hardcore superfans who do speedruns or complete Bloody Palace mode holding the controller with their feet or whatever, but, as I say, I’ve played every game and I feel like that gives me the right to make the following statement:DmC is a Devil May Cry game.In fact, I suspect that when upset (read: tiresome) fans of the series say that DmC is NOT a Devil May Cry game, what they really mean i...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Devil May Cry reborn, and better than ever. 0

Since its announcement DMC Devil May Cry hasn't been short on controversy. Long time fans of the hack and slash franchise have called foul, shouting from metaphorical rooftops (internet forums) in disgust and anger because Capcom went and changed their blonde haired hero and the world around him. Passing the torch onto a new developer in Ninja Theory, this revision of Dante and his demon filled world is one that on first inspection rides close to being tacky, tasteless and even laughable. All I ...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

DmC is back and with NinjaTheory at the helm, is this the swan song or the rejuvenation of the series 0

The newest game in the Devil May Cry series is finally here, and the most asked questions have been, "Is it good?" and "Is Dante still Dante?". I'm glad to say give the affirmative on both those questions. A lot of the hype for the game was squelched under the weight of increasingly negative rants by hardcore fans, who were irate over the look of the "New" Dante. These nasty little forum trolls were proved very wrong in almost every thinkable way. Not only is Dante still essentially the Dante we...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

The best entry in the franchise 0

DMC; a game that sends furious rage up the spines of the supposed hardest of hardcore Devil May Cry Fans, showing once again that for whatever reason Capcom’s fans are some of the most passionate and thus easily provoked sub culture in the wider gaming populace.The insanity that has poured forth from their misguided hatred was to be honest; a key element of my interest in Ninja Theory’s latest. While I am one of few people (apparently) who not only owns and has played both of their previous game...

1 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Bringing relevancy back to an inconsistent franchise 0

When it comes to rebooting a beloved franchise it’s probably best to go all out, balls to the wall. The Internet’s furore may cast doubt over any such tactic, but in the case of Ninja Theory’s reimagining of Devil May Cry it’s a chance to breathe new and exciting life into an inconsistent franchise. A Western take on an inherently Japanese genre, but one that injects its own ludicrous style to proceedings, maintaining only the broadest character traits as it shakes the foundation of Dante’s demo...

1 out of 5 found this review helpful.

reboot 0

the reboot of dmc is not bad but i prefer the old one cause he was so such badass when he had the original coat and white hair and nephilim ? come on ! what happened the real dante ? This is crap , dante was so cool when he was a vampire. Anyways , it's not that bad , it's so-so ....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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