The level design isn't anything to write home about - what the new DmC has over the old ones is that it doesn't reuse areas over and over and over again. I think that DMC3 has, wedged between the recycled corridors and arenas, more unique rooms which show off the design and aesthetic flair of that team (some of the end game areas are conceptually or visually similar to DmC's core bag of tricks). The exploded environments in DmC's limbo are a neat gimmick but they apply that idea to almost every area in the game which is a bit numbing.
The ONLY good thing in this game is the combat system.
Still, no game will beat Bayonetta as long as its alive
No exaggerating, best hack n slash game this generation.
Actually the level design and aesthetic beat the hell out of most beat 'em ups including all the previous DMC's. Unless gothic castles are your thing.
I actually prefer the environment in the previous games better, they were all pretty coherent themes. This one is a new one, I was expecting more bosses and less jumping, and I found the most interesting boss to be the first one, the rest were just strange blobs of some sort.
'One of the issues I had with DmC was how clear cut the "fighting sections" and "platforming" sections were.'
ABSOLUTELY...I prefer a different type of traversal... Seems like Santa Monica Studios ( God of War ) is prob the best developer/publisher that can push out a balanced level design sometimes in an action game. I did like Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 a lot, even with the somewhat iffy story.
I don't know if I'm on the minority on this but I've found that there is too much jumping around to get through the stages. I'm on Mission 18 and feel that the level design is too dependent on using the hooks & jumping all over the place to get from one place to another in the game. I checked the 'traversal' stats on the game and it said I had over 1000 jumps...!!??....a little too much perhaps? I like the game but between that and the lack of bosses those are my only 2 major gripes on the game.
Hey so I unlocked everything from the Sniper Challenge on PS3 but nothing transferred to the game. It says to insert code but where? on the PS Store? All I got was asking me to download the Sniper Challenge again and I already have it installed. What's the deal?