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Sun 05/03/17 at 20:46
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Poor old DMC - Devil May Cry. The game came in for a lot of flack when it was announced, with hardcore Devil May Cry fans irked at the fact that it didn't star the series' white-haired longtime protagonist. Instead, the game was a re-imagining, featuring New Dante (TM), who came across as a bit of a grumpy sod.

Yet now, a few years later, it's possible to look back it and realise that the game, created by Nioh developers Team Ninja, is a blooming good game. It's a hack-and-slash em up which, while not quite as tricky as Dark Souls, is still challenging enough to having you fighting for your life.

The game deserves special praise for its premise which, echoing John Carpenter's They Live, features a clandestine race taking control of the world. In this case, demons are the ones running things, using news broadcasts and monstrous forces to enforce their control. New Dante is quickly drafted into the resistance, leading to some fantastic sequences where you, as Dante, enter the demon realm behind the real world.

Aside from hacking and slashing at foes, the chaotic nature of the demonic world often requires you to use a grappling hook to launch yourself across levels. It's a cool enough effect, though it does become a bit tiresome after a while. Dante's other abilities are far more interesting, having the ability to hurl foes around with his hands, blast foes into the air and slash them down, much in the vein of previous Devil May Cry games.

Despite his initially grumpy nature, Dante is also an appealing protagonist, gradually developing the sarcastic wisecracking attitude that previous Dante had. Time for a crossover, perhaps? The foes themselves are progressively more elaborate, even taking in a battle with a newscaster's demonic conciousness.

DMC's combat system allows you to show off as much as you want, depending upon how adept you are at fighting games. You can slaughter stylishly, or just smash your foes into the floor, with the game rewarding you accordingly. Naturally, the game introduces all manner of additional weapons though, in truth, I stuck with only one or two, not being cut from the same cloth as Dark Souls fans.

Ultimately, DMC is a much maligned game that really deserves a second chance or, indeed, a sequel. At the time, people were to focus on New Dante not being Old Dante, that it was almost old shadowed. Though with the release of Nioh, a sequel seems pretty unlikely.

Challenging, addictive and rewarding, DMC is well worth checking out if you've even the slightest craving for hack-and-slash action. And with the PS4/XBox definitive editions adding a whole host of extra content, including costumes and a new campaign, there's never been a better time to do so.




Post edited by Hannard on 05/03/2017 at 20:52.
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Sun 05/03/17 at 20:46
Regular
"Braaains"
Posts: 439
Poor old DMC - Devil May Cry. The game came in for a lot of flack when it was announced, with hardcore Devil May Cry fans irked at the fact that it didn't star the series' white-haired longtime protagonist. Instead, the game was a re-imagining, featuring New Dante (TM), who came across as a bit of a grumpy sod.

Yet now, a few years later, it's possible to look back it and realise that the game, created by Nioh developers Team Ninja, is a blooming good game. It's a hack-and-slash em up which, while not quite as tricky as Dark Souls, is still challenging enough to having you fighting for your life.

The game deserves special praise for its premise which, echoing John Carpenter's They Live, features a clandestine race taking control of the world. In this case, demons are the ones running things, using news broadcasts and monstrous forces to enforce their control. New Dante is quickly drafted into the resistance, leading to some fantastic sequences where you, as Dante, enter the demon realm behind the real world.

Aside from hacking and slashing at foes, the chaotic nature of the demonic world often requires you to use a grappling hook to launch yourself across levels. It's a cool enough effect, though it does become a bit tiresome after a while. Dante's other abilities are far more interesting, having the ability to hurl foes around with his hands, blast foes into the air and slash them down, much in the vein of previous Devil May Cry games.

Despite his initially grumpy nature, Dante is also an appealing protagonist, gradually developing the sarcastic wisecracking attitude that previous Dante had. Time for a crossover, perhaps? The foes themselves are progressively more elaborate, even taking in a battle with a newscaster's demonic conciousness.

DMC's combat system allows you to show off as much as you want, depending upon how adept you are at fighting games. You can slaughter stylishly, or just smash your foes into the floor, with the game rewarding you accordingly. Naturally, the game introduces all manner of additional weapons though, in truth, I stuck with only one or two, not being cut from the same cloth as Dark Souls fans.

Ultimately, DMC is a much maligned game that really deserves a second chance or, indeed, a sequel. At the time, people were to focus on New Dante not being Old Dante, that it was almost old shadowed. Though with the release of Nioh, a sequel seems pretty unlikely.

Challenging, addictive and rewarding, DMC is well worth checking out if you've even the slightest craving for hack-and-slash action. And with the PS4/XBox definitive editions adding a whole host of extra content, including costumes and a new campaign, there's never been a better time to do so.




Post edited by Hannard on 05/03/2017 at 20:52.

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