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Quick Look: Devil May Cry 5

No time to cry as we get busy getting our smokin' sexy style on with Devil May Cry 5!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Mar. 7 2019

Cast: Brad, Jason, Jan

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Devil May Cry 5

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2019 is a great year for video games huh

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Man, this is so dumb! I am falling in love with the tone of this game. What was established in DMC keeps going with no remorse.

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I have the LE pre-ordered good thing the impressions are positive

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Nice catch by Jan! V's summons all appear to be named after Devil May Cry 1 enemies, and share some traits with them- There was a straight up shadow cat enemy in the original named Shadow; V's bird shares Griffin's name and lightning attacks, and Nightmare was the blob-boss that had the same laser beam as V's golem. Haven't played 5 so I don't know if there's any plot significance to this or it's just a little callback, but it's cool either way.

Also apparently using the motorcycle gauntlets in Swordmaster mode lets you ride the bike around and ram it into enemies, just in case you thought this game couldn't get more ridiculous.

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Lol Brad "I can kind of see it" with the Kylo Renn similarity. They blantantly just had a picture of Adam Driver up on their inspiration board. Though he is the perfect reference if you are going for edgleord.

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Spoilers all over the place!

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Man, have I missed this series.

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@zinkn: that’s a shame! I really wanted to watch this.

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First time in a very long time I felt like a game had some worthy pre-order and deluxe edition bonuses. Good job to the Capcom team that made this DMC entry!

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Controlling three different characters in the same fight seems like it would be awkward as hell.

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Featuring Zach Braff as V

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Ugh, more people pushing the 'they didn't like it because of the hair' narrative.

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Holy SHIT this looks good

I really hate it when people make big scenes about spoilers on fiction which doesn't take itself seriously, it's obnoxious -- and for what?

I always feel like it's a big social ask, one i'm usually ok with, to talk around certain subjects in any fiction to preserve a surprise. If the subject matter is clearly not self-serious, it's a tenfold thing.

You don't have food? Come eat, let's talk about it. Family die? I'm on my way. Bad day at work? Lets have a beer. Your fiction experience was slightly degraded because you overheard details? Cry me a river.

Making a scene is just showing your ass about your first world problems. Oh no, the quality of your commercial art consumption!

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The last Devil May Cry game I played was 2. And I am pretty indifferent to this one.

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The practical effect stuff was amazing!

Pre-order engaged

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@chummy8: I don't think you should let one of the worst games of all time color your opinion of this one.

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@stanek1 said:

stanek1

Ugh, more people pushing the 'they didn't like it because of the hair' narrative.

Yeah, it's a disappointing and very outdated view. There are very real gameplay, narrative & character issues that game has that are the actual reasons DmC got criticized and sold poorly compared to the rest of the series.

I actually enjoyed my time with it, but after playing DMC4: Special Edition years later, I find it impossible to go back to. The definitive edition alleviates some of the problems, but the core of the game just isn't DMC. Still a solid, decent game in its own right. I won't defend the characters, however. Everyone in that game is unlikable.

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hoo boy I really really hate that first emo character he played, that guy fuckin sucks, also DmC is the best devil may cry game

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those cutscenes at the end. I nearly died of laughter.

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There actually is a lot of money in the gear in that room. It looks like it also has mo-cap cameras on the walls.

As a guy with some, but very limited, entertainment biz experience I can tell you that the pre-vis stuff in here has or will be used to pitch a movie or show for this franchise. My bet would be on a DMC movie in the Underworld mold.

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Sandals that cover you ankles, sankals.

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The game so nice they Quick Looked it twice?

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@dooley: Wow really? DmC is probably my third favourite. For me it goes 3>1>DmC>4>2. I can’t wait to play 5.

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Between this, Mega Man 11, RE and MH, it's a wonderful time to be a Capcom fan

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Holy shit those live-action cutscenes are legitimately amazing. Wow

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Is it time to revive Bradley May Cry? We have DMC 1 on the site, let's just skip to 3 so GB has some documented footage of the Sparda Sons rivalry.

Been a decade since the last one so newer folks could use a refresher!

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@doctordonkey said:

Edited By doctordonkey

@stanek1 said:

stanek1

Ugh, more people pushing the 'they didn't like it because of the hair' narrative.

Yeah, it's a disappointing and very outdated view. There are very real gameplay, narrative & character issues that game has that are the actual reasons DmC got criticized and sold poorly compared to the rest of the series.

I actually enjoyed my time with it, but after playing DMC4: Special Edition years later, I find it impossible to go back to. The definitive edition alleviates some of the problems, but the core of the game just isn't DMC. Still a solid, decent game in its own right. I won't defend the characters, however. Everyone in that game is unlikable.

Focusing on the hair is to point out the hyperbolic and over the top way (some) fans reacted to that game. We don't literally think hair is the extent of the argument.

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This game is so metal.

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@fatalbanana:

Sure doesn't sound that way in the video duder

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This game is going to look stunning at 4k maxed on pc I can hardly wait the next 9 damn hours staring at the game in steam waiting for it to unlock. I hope they make Nico playable because she's the best part of 2019 so far.

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@stanek1: ...Ok? I didn't hear it that way but to each their own I guess.

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@jondo: life is a horror, escapism is precious, what gives people quality of life is not up to you to decide. You don't get to dictate other people's value systems.

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This looks amazing. Is this QL on PC?

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Holy shit, I need to play this. Hadn't realised how much I've missed Devil May Cry.

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Surprised to hear there isn't a whole lot of Dante again. You'd think after the DMC4 backlash they would make this game all Dante. I wonder why they're so fixated on making Nero the new main protagonist.

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In a time where the industry could really do with going back to a PS2 era way of thinking this game certainly seems to be hitting the right notes.

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This looks rad! Too bad I'm cut off buying any games until I at least boot up the last half dozen or more games I've bought recently. Hopefully, I come around to getting a chance to play this before it's too old and a thing of the past.

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@capncrunch: I think it’s on the One X. Could be wrong though.

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@humanity: Yeah, that’s the only thing that I’m disappointed by before playing. I like Nero just fine (except for his gun) and I really like the look of combat with V but I really want more Dante.

Hopefully they rectify it by adding the ability to play through the whole game as any character sort of like what they did in DMC4:SE, but they probably won’t.

At the very least, they have said that the bloody palace is coming as a free update next month so presumably you’ll be able to pick which character you want to use.

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I really want to go into this blind so gonna hold off on watching this. I'm glad they didn't shy away from keeping Nero in because he was a cool character and his arm thing was a lot of fun to use. Looking forward to seeing how the new disposable arm system plays with that concept.

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Man, this looks great. I'm really digging this apparent Capcom renaissance. RE Engine Dragon's Dogma 2, when?

@humanity said:

Humanity

Surprised to hear there isn't a whole lot of Dante again. You'd think after the DMC4 backlash they would make this game all Dante. I wonder why they're so fixated on making Nero the new main protagonist.

Because Dante is an old man that is so laden with systems and weapons built up over the last 4 games that they don't know where to take him? I exaggerate, of course, but honestly I'm a little disappointed they didn't streamline his styles at all from 4. I know people love that shit, but I felt styles worked as well as they did in 3 because you changed them periodically; Having all 4 available at once is so clunky the way that they're doing it and I think there are much better ways to implement them.

I know I'm in the minority, but I think Nero's gameplay is far and away the best part of 4, and from what I've played of 5 I'm loving it there, too. It feels like DMC1 and 3 again, where you have a fairly limited selection of functions that you need to get creative with to really be cool.

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First level we see: it's a sewer. This seems pretty emblematic of this whole game. Drab and colorless.

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"Is there anything else to do besides playing the story?" - the most depressing question I've heard in a while (not blaming Brad obviously, that's just where we are now). It really bummed me out hearing that. Like "There aren't 100 Dantes on an island so how is it even a videogame?" - I know that's not what he meant by the way, for absolute clarity, I'm just saying it reflects a broader sentiment I think is a real shame... because I'm old!

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@jonny500: I mean if I can't dress my Dante up in 500 dollars worth of microtransactions then what's the point really.

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@jonny500 While I understand what you mean, I think people always asked something like this. Remember the time when all singleplayer games had to have a multiplayer mode just in order to please this exact same desire of wanting more?

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man, the Dante stuff really sold me on this. He looks amazingly fun to get into, and the other characters seem pretty good too. and yeah V looks sort of like Adam Driver or a bit like lo-fi singer/songwriter Alex G, albeit a goth pretty boy version of him.

also to Brad's point about DMC becoming less serious: DMC1 and & 2 were super drab and dramatic, so with DMC3 they went the opposite direction making Dante irreverent and over-the-top. A few examples is him jumping off missiles, eating a pizza while fighting a gang of demons, using a guitar weapon and sliding on the ground with it to finish a combo. In and out of cutscenes that game just didn't give a fuck and it was a joy.

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@sintes: Yeah absolutely, and like I said I know he didn't mean it as a criticism. I was just making the point that in the past that hasn't been expected of games like Metal Gear, Bayonetta, God of War, Prince of Persia, Resident Evil, Vanquish (literally just remembered how great Vanquish was) or the other Devil May Cry games. We were happy with them being authored experiences. Totally not criticizing Brad for asking the question, it's legit and relevant in today's climate.

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@jonny500: In their defense extra stuff like Bloody Palace and extra playthroughs as other characters is basically a series staple at this point.