It also marks a great jumping on point for newcomers with a more balanced difficulty level and a decent checkpoint/continue system, but offers plenty of harder modes for the die-hard fans. Easily one of the best action games in recent years.
Devil May Cry 4 doesn't concern itself with much outside of fighting, and here the focus and dedication shines through with a solid and ridiculously in-depth battle system, rivalling even that of modern fighting games like Tekken and Soul Calibur.
I’ve been a fan of this series since the beginning, and this entry surprised me by giving me new features and options I didn’t even know I wanted. They form a tight, precise combat system that action aficionados will adore, but newcomers can still utilize. Devil May Cry 4 delivers polished, fiendish thrills that eclipse other games in the series, and almost all contemporaries in the genre.
Though the focus might be more on Nero than Dante, and could've been named something else with a Dante cameo, DMC4 still has everything that fans expect of the game – over the top fight sequences, tons of replayability and an experience with an excellent production value.
DMC4 is the one that was supposed to be a worthy sequel of the third part, but indeed, it is inferior to this one, it didn´t innovate in almost anything, and it feels unpolished when you play it, not a bad game, but could have been better.
Of course it has good things:
- Excellent Graphics, very neat and soft, more for a 2009 game, only a few had these graphics.
-Good Level Design (at certain point), there´s a big variety of stages, (a jungle, ice valley, castle, etc.).
-The Main Character, Nero, the main reason this game exists, it has a very unique fighting style, with it´s own personality and charisma, it doesn´t resemble Dante by one single bit.
Now it´s flaws:
-Excessive Backtracking, sorry, but playing 11 missions with Nero, to just then play with Dante the same exact missions with the same bosses, in an inverse direction, is just lame and lazy.
-Game play is unpolished and unbalanced, Dante got nerfed, and it´s ridiculously tedious to kill the enemies, his weapons doesn´t even do a fair amount damage, you need at least 4 or 5 combos to kill even the initial enemies, and i´m not even exaggerating, at least with Nero the enemies react, but with Dante they didn´t even move a single bit, it´s just a copy paste of Devil May Cry 3 but with less moves and lack of patch.
-Bosses and some enemies aren´t original, Sanctus is the worst villain i´ve ever met, he doesn´t have clear why he did what he did, he doesn´t have any kind of principles, and fighting him like 3 times with the same moves and tactics just felt lame, more with the savior boss, in which you literally have to beat the boss with just guns, the only good fights were with Credo, Dante and Berial.
-Soundtrack is limited and lacks some more tracks, seriously Capcom, only 2 songs for the battles?, they recycled too the soundtrack, there isn´t any kind of variety, and the other tracks that they used to the bosses are just generic and that´s all, they should have bringed more songs just like they did in the 3 last titles.
Don´t get me wrong, DMC4 is a good game, but it doesn´t innovate in anything and it was rushed and unpolished, they just made the half of it, originally this title was going to be playable only with Nero, as the main character he is, they just included Dante because of fan service.
Devil May Cry 2 as a bad sequel even had better ideas and was more polished, Devil May Cry 4 is clearly the worst in the series, whatever fans say, and it´s overrated, this title is not an 8.5 / 10 whatever they say..
Score: 7.2 / 10
I'm not sure how old this game is but I just played some of it. I was very disappointed. The enemy design and A.I. was terrible. The game stops every few seconds with a flyby or animation and it just kills it for me. The map is useless... Half the time you have no idea where to go... Or for that matter why you are going where you're going.. Story seemed OK for what little bit there was. Anyhow I played one of these games a long time ago and I remembered it being a great game... This one seemed phoned in... Just my opinion...
This review coming from a hardcore Devil May Cry fan who played the trilogy more time than any other games!
Dmc4 is the WORST DMC out there not just because Nero and Kirye, and the very bad story (again somedy wants to be Sparda blablabla),And Dante too, he looks like mature but he acting like a teen boy who is 18 year old, and he's voice sounds like a 18 year old puberty boy. while i agree its fit for DMC3 but not DMC4. DMC4 dante should be the same actor as the DMC1 or DMC2 was. because its strange DMC1 Dante was looked like mature he acted more mature than DMC4 Dante but still DMC1 dante was COOL, and fun too! but i think even DMC2 Dante was way COOLER than DMC4 dante was! and DMC1 and DMC2 dante concept (hair, cloth,face,eyes) was better than DMC4 dante! DMC4 Dante its looked like a joke with that stupid boots and like a smiliar dmc3 jacket....even he's face and eyes looked like similar dmc3 dante.I hated the Big boobs, yes you read it right, the Lady looked like normal in DMC3, and Trish looked like normal in DMC1 even in dmc2 lucia boobs was normal, but in DMC4 both Trish,and Lady BOOBS are bigger than they heads, its funny, and ugly, yes a aware this is a japanese culture blablabla **** but tell me why the old trilogy girls was looked normal?
The music, the music wasnt that bad but the weakest of the series! in every way!
The gameplay: it wasnt bad at all, this is the only thing it was good, but still not good enough! like the old trilogy was! This whole game was like BAD FANFICTION.. what i would like to see in the next game is more serious story similar like dmc2 was, and more mature dante like dmc2 was, playing in the future where the lady and trish died, and even maybe humanity too,
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