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  • Summary: Devil May Cry 4 throws you into a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, you unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm. On the coast of a distant landDevil May Cry 4 throws you into a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, you unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm. On the coast of a distant land you'll find the castle town of Fortuna. It is here that the group known as the Order of the Sword practices an elusive religion. They revere the demon warrior Sparda, who as their god fought to protect humans, and are committed to the extermination of all demons. Nero, a young knight from the Order, is tasked with finding Dante, the mysterious assassin who murdered the head of the Order of the Sword. Simultaneously, more demons begin to surface throughout the city. Nero soon comes to discover the motives behind Dante's appearance and the truth behind the intentions of the Order of the Sword. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jun 24, 2015
    80
    Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition has tons of new mechanics with its new characters. Classic hack and slash gameplay, smooth visuals and great challenges in terms of difficulty.
  2. Jun 25, 2015
    80
    A great action game with new characters, but the new version keeps the weaknesses of the original and re-uses a lot of levels.
  3. Jul 1, 2015
    80
    Though not as expansive enough to call it a true special edition, Devil May Cry 4 features a lot of fan-favorite additions and an attractive price that makes it well worth double-dipping (or triple-dipping if you originally started on console and moved to PC).
  4. Jul 3, 2015
    76
    Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition is a good way to enjoy the last episode of the classic DMC series.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 18, 2015
    75
    DMC4SE does not improve the gameplay as much as DmC: Definitive Edition did, it does not offer the spectacle God of War is famous for, but I assure you that in no other game building combos is so much fun. [09/2015, p.42]
  6. Jul 28, 2015
    75
    Devil May Cry 4 has not aged that well. Too much backtracking, boring riddles and the dull levels affect the fun overall. The gameplay instead still feels fresh and the action is really cool in 60fps. The new characters in the Special Edition are also really good, but when you play the story with them, they do not appear in the cut-scenes which looks weird. Overall Devil May Cry 4 is still a good game, but if you have played it before, you definitely do not have to buy the Special Edition. The new elements do not affect the game that much.
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    60
    While this Special Edition provides slight combat tweaks and additional characters to toy with, there's just not enough mechanical or architectural variation to justify the fluff. As a result, the endless combat rooms and recycled scenarios can be exhausting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    Well, the game is more awesome then was back in 2008, after playing this I really wish to see Devil May Cry 5.
    The combat is great, the new
    Well, the game is more awesome then was back in 2008, after playing this I really wish to see Devil May Cry 5.
    The combat is great, the new characters are amazing, more bonuses were added.
    Overall 10/10
    As a Devil May Cry fan I like this game.
    gamespot is a troll
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  2. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    10/10

    Good: * Solid gameplay. Precise hitbox, precise timing, precise animations. Versatile. Variant. Challenging (even for real- non
    10/10

    Good:
    * Solid gameplay. Precise hitbox, precise timing, precise animations. Versatile. Variant. Challenging (even for real- non casual- gamers). Rewarding. Inmersive. FLAWLESS!
    *Solid story.
    *Likeable characters.
    *5 badass playable characters: Dante, Vergil, Nero, Trish and Lady!!!
    *Nice graphics
    *Nice music/sound effects
    *Tons of unlockables
    *Heavy replayability value.

    Bad:
    *Repetition of bosses and levels.
    *"Sandbox" syndrome.
    "Unforgiving with casuals.

    And even with all it's flaws IT'S STILL A 10/10... why don't you try comparing this review with the one I did on DmC? There is no point in doing it, that's why! This is even sicker than the standard edition... pity they didn't listen the community in regards needing more missions with different designs... the positive reviews on this game would skyrocket...
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  3. Jun 25, 2015
    10
    Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition - it's the same game, but only with 3 additional game characters.
    What else should a true fan of the game?
    Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition - it's the same game, but only with 3 additional game characters.
    What else should a true fan of the game?
    10/10, o my God, 10/10!
    p.s. in Russia the game is worth US $ 11.5
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  4. Aug 18, 2021
    8
    Devil May Cry 4 is one of the best examples of the hack and slash genre. You can control 5 different characters in the game and all of themDevil May Cry 4 is one of the best examples of the hack and slash genre. You can control 5 different characters in the game and all of them are very fun (vergil tax). The level design of the game always repeats itself. Attempts to extend the game slowed the pace. Boss battles are good and the music isn't bad. Expand
  5. Aug 16, 2020
    8
    positives : cut-scenes for each playable character... all of them are entertaining some are goofy and funny and self-aware combat is insanelypositives : cut-scenes for each playable character... all of them are entertaining some are goofy and funny and self-aware combat is insanely good!!!!

    one of the best hack and slash games you gonna play

    negatives : you will need fix unfortunately to adjust graphic options because Capcom are too lazy to patch the game
    ,but trust me its worth it and very easy to make it work perfectly!
    there is no point of interest on map or where to go next etc. and you will get lost lol

    R&G are so unfair in those dice levels

    that flower monster shouldn't have been in the game it isn't fun.. and whoever made "lost woods" section is the worst man lol
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  6. Jul 10, 2021
    6
    La raison principale pour laquelle je ne recommande pas c'est la CAMERA :
    on est sur des plans fixes plus de la moitié du temps mais avec
    La raison principale pour laquelle je ne recommande pas c'est la CAMERA :
    on est sur des plans fixes plus de la moitié du temps mais avec changements d'angles automatiques pendant que l'on se déplace sur la map. On suit le perso tranquillement et pouf, contre-champ, zoom et autres joyeusetés qui combinés avec des environnements exigus, nous font perdre tout repère. Même après plusieurs dizaines d'heures de jeu je me fait encore avoir. On en arrive à des situation ou l'on appuie pour se déplacer en avant, mais le perso se déplace en arrière vers la caméra, en + d'être contre intuitif, on ne voit pas où l'on va.
    Certains combos se font en orientant le stick vers l'avant ou vers l'arrière par rapport à l'ennemi, pas pratique quand on est entouré de plusieurs ennemis sans savoir lequel on vise.
    Autres points négatifs : -Le recyclage des maps
    -Les niveaux de difficultés qui nous obligent à refaire plusieurs fois le jeu (gagner en difficulté suppérieure ne compte pas les difficultés inférieures comme "terminées")
    -Pratiquement pas de changement dans les dialogues et cutscenes lorsque l'on choisit un perso autre que Nero/Dante (persos qui ne sont pas développés non plus, si vous ne les connaissez pas ben tant pis pour vous)
    -Progression des persos très limité

    Malgré ces défauts ça reste assez sympa de taper sur des hordes d'ennemis avec son perso favori, nul doute que cela plaira aux fans de la série, pour les autres, passez votre chemin.
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  7. May 19, 2021
    0
    Absolute Horse ****

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