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What a ride!,
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This review is from: DmC (PS3) (Video Game)
I feel that it is practically impossible to say a few words about this game
without commenting on the history of the franchise prior to the reboot and up until this point.
The difficulty setting as for what many "trolls" and nay-sayers seems to address is not at all relevant considering
the depth of variety this game has to offer. there is however a gap between the original baseline settings to the new ones.
It looks somewhat like this
These are the modes that are available to you from the very first time you boot up the game
Human (Very easy)
Devil Hunter (Easy)
And these will have to be unlocked
Son of Sparda (Hard)
Dante Must Die(Borders to "very hard")
And the two alternative difficulty settings which are more of a challenge based setting
Heaven or Hell (classic DMC setting where you get killed in one hit, but so does your enemies. Yes that includes bosses)
Hell or Hell (Interesting setting where your enemies will need as many hits as they would on Son of Sparda, but you will die from one hit)
So in case you have been wondering whether the negative reviews are telling the truth or just acting like cry-babies over the reboot they didn't ask for, They're wrong and misinforming you about what this game has to offer and what it doesn't.
There is plenty of challenging hours to be yelled and screamed at in this game, and even an arena mode where you can compete with other players on high scores.
Arena mode involves endless mixed enemy waves for you to slice up.
The new control scheme works VERY well with the action packed ranking system which remains strong and addictive.
My only complaint around this aspect of the game is that it seems a little too easy to achieve "SSS" scores, especially if you're fond of spamming "AOE" combos.
As for the Story: The Story for the first time ever implements a "real" setting where there is a world filled with people and a storysetting to back its credibility, unlike the original franchise where you were just told to go along with the idea of people walking around out there.
The demons and beasties will have to be fought in the in-between world known as "Limbo".
I specifically liked the way you enter the world of Limbo, where you get to observe the enviroment around you completely change and alter it self as you go about your business in there.
The character you will get to know as "Kat" will be your guide and gateway to this world which only people with special gifts and demons have the power to access and alter.
The downside to this new universe is that the Castlevania like feel the old universe had is pretty much gone, and that is putting it nicely.
And as for Dante himself! He can seem a bit like a brat much more than a badass, but I believe that has something to do with the sore fact that we had all of this forced down our throat, but for a reboot on such a massive scale, I will say that the now infamous studio called "Ninja Theory" has done a damn good job at staying true to the original recipe while avoiding to bring the hiccups from the previous universe along with it.
All in all a very entertaining and well made game, even the graphics surprised me as something that seemed to be standing out with an almost oil painting like setting to it.
I'd say that it is worth buying this game over rental since you will be surprised how much replayability this game has.