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A lot of fun,
This review is from: DmC: Devil May Cry (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I have played all of the previous devil may cry games, not all of them to completion, but enough to get a good sense of what they were about and how they worked. I'm not fanatical about the series and so I didn't really get all of the pre release negativity about the 'new Dante'. Personally I thought he was pretty fun as a character. Yes he's younger. Yes he has different hair. Yes his outfit has changed. Does that mean it's going to be a bad game? Of course not.
While it is not the best game of this genre that I've ever played, it is quite close to the top. It's just a lot of fun to play. The story mode is broken down into missions which see Dante and crew trying to overthrow Mundus, a demon who has basically enslaved humanity through debt and brainwashing... more or less.
During the course of his adventures Dante gathers a number of additional weapons and abilities, each of which you can develop further by gaining upgrades. Play-wise, DMC is actually pretty smooth. You'll face hoards of demons and creatures, all of which have slightly different weaknesses and attack strategies, so you'll have to think about which weapons you're going to use and how to approach them.
Chaining together combos will rack up style points, which works very well as it is entirely possible to clear the area of enemies in one long string of attacks, not to mention utilising every weapon in your arsenal in each combo. Bosses are, for the most part, big and epic to take on. Voice acting is not too bad and there are some moments which actually made me smirk, such as Dante exchanging witticisms with bosses.
One of the most memorable parts of DMC is the way it looks. Levels look fantastic and really vary from one to the next in terms of design and layout. Enemies are also very well detailed and animated. In terms of difficulty, there are several options. For the first play through you have a choice of three, and then unlock more and more difficult modes as you complete those. There are also special missions which focus on certain aspects of play, for example aerial combos or traversing a level with a set of obstacles.
On the negative side, it can be a little linear which I expected anyway but gaining new abilities and playing through the other difficulty setting give a reason to replay missions. And very occasionally, when trying to hook onto environments to swing across to a platform, it just didn't work. Other than that, it was all good and I'd recommend it.