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  • Summary: Devil May Cry 3 marks the return of the world’s toughest demon slayer, Dante, in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action. As a prequel to the first Devil May Cry, the story unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante’s history, to aDevil May Cry 3 marks the return of the world’s toughest demon slayer, Dante, in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action. As a prequel to the first Devil May Cry, the story unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante’s history, to a fateful clash with his evil twin brother. In addition to its characteristic fast paced action, the game increases the intensity with a new "style" system. It adds more depth to gameplay and allows players to choose between short-range, long-range, defensive or evasive play styles. Each system has its own range of features and players can power up their favorite style for increased special attack abilities. Special Edition feature: Now play as Dante’s twin Vergil! [Capcom] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. There’s more new content than you’d usually find in a Special Edition. [May 2006, p.128]
  2. It's hardly the prettiest game ever, and the story is laden with nonsense, but it's a game with a racing pulse - energising, like the best action games are supposed to be. [Oct 2006, p.90]
  3. Just don't blame us for the clumsy controls, dodgy camera angles and ultra-frustrating gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.104]
  4. DMC3 has a few conversion issues - low-res textures and fiddly joypad setting-up - and lack of quicksaves can be infuriating when you have to begin a boss battle all over again, but overall it's infernal fun. [Oct 2006, p.78]
  5. With inexplicable control schemes, and unhelpful camera, irritating bugs, and mangy-looking textures, there's nothing remarkable about the sloppy job Capcom did porting the budget-priced action-adventure from the Playstation 2. [May 2007, p.70]
  6. 58
    As great an upgrade as it was for console owners, its awful performance on even the most juiced of machines and craptacular controls do it terrible, terrible harm.
  7. Just say no to half-assed porting, folks. [Mar 2007, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 33
  2. Negative: 10 out of 33
  1. DavidB.
    Jul 21, 2006
    10
    Really good game. I enjoy watching dante make all those SUPER COOL moves. The argument is pretty cool too and it helps to understand DMC 1. A Really good game. I enjoy watching dante make all those SUPER COOL moves. The argument is pretty cool too and it helps to understand DMC 1. A lot of new content and 1 new character make of this game a gem that you must play. Expand
  2. P.A.
    Jun 20, 2007
    10
    This game is a VERY GOOD game! The hardest I ever played! I like challange.
  3. BlaineF.
    Jun 27, 2007
    10
    This is such a good gmae I love the battle system and its music and some of the attacks you could use. I had fun playing it and good graphics.
  4. gamemaster06
    Oct 22, 2007
    9
    Screw the thing that controls are wierd. But the game kicks ass, its very creative and interactive to play. If you like games with rad Screw the thing that controls are wierd. But the game kicks ass, its very creative and interactive to play. If you like games with rad slashing ... get it now!!! Expand
  5. Barlog
    May 31, 2007
    8
    Fools.... this game is very, very good... Have you installed the latest patch and bought a very good joypad? No? So don't vote till you Fools.... this game is very, very good... Have you installed the latest patch and bought a very good joypad? No? So don't vote till you play with them. Expand
  6. Feb 29, 2012
    3
    This game is literally the worst port I have ever seen. No graphics tweaks/improvements to take advantage of PC technology, completelyThis game is literally the worst port I have ever seen. No graphics tweaks/improvements to take advantage of PC technology, completely unplayable with mouse and keyboard, absolutely no assistance with what-button-does-what when using a gamepad, no programmed way to exit the game (gotta hit Alt-F5? Seriously???), graphically buggy, clunkily difficult to navigate interface, zero new features (why's it called "Special Edition, exactly?) and visually ugly, ugly, UGLY! The accusation made by many that this game was probably ported to PC by a few interns over a weekend is not just an attempt at humor... it's very likely true! Everything about DMC3SE is a pitch-perfect lesson on how NOT to port a title. HOWEVER... If you can get the game to run and deal with the disgraceful learning curve, there is a stupendously fun action game to be had here. I had oodles of fun battling demons and listening to Dante's big-headed banter. The writing and voice acting is about what you'd expect from a Japanese title... or perhaps slightly better than normal. If I had played this on PS2, I would've given it a solid 7 or maybe even an 8, but I'm forced to review this title as-is... which is to say a fun game inside of an abysmally atrocious port. For shame, Capcom! Expand
  7. AleksanderS.
    Jan 21, 2008
    0
    This game is useless! I am sure it's great on the PS2 but this port is just fucking useless! Don't buy this crap for your PC!

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