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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: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Aug 17, 2015
    94
    The game is as fun and challenging as it was back in the day, and the updates and additions are sweet enough to make even stingy DMC fans shell out.
  2. Jul 8, 2015
    80
    Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is a Special Edition and remaster in one. The game had been brushed up to 1080p and tweaked for smooth gameplay. Capcom missed some details, but nevertheless this is a must buy.
  3. Aug 11, 2015
    80
    Although the ravages of time are evident on this version, additional adjustments of its gameplay get it on the top of the genre. The camera is irritating and the same we can say about the level design, we can hardly blame remaster for it. Moreover, it does not change anything on the fact; this is a must-have for all fans of the genre.
  4. 75
    Despite its flaws, DMC4: Special Edition is still fantastic hack-’n-slash romp made all the more enjoyable thanks to a silky-smooth frame rate and three new playable characters.
  5. Oct 21, 2015
    75
    The combat system is still great, and the new characters are a good addition, but Capcom didn't work too much on the graphics, nor on the structural problems of this fourth chapter in the action stylish saga created by Kamiya. Still a must have for action fans who didn't play the original, of course.
  6. Aug 12, 2015
    70
    This remastered version of Devil May Cry 4 has the same problems of the original one. The heavy backtracking and few issues with the camera system are enough to get the player bored. But the combat system and the gameplay are pretty good, so if you'll manage to stand the backtracking, you'll still have a lot of fun.
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    60
    The visual improvements and additional characters layered atop the Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition can't conceal its bloated structure. This is, without a doubt, the best this stylish action romp has looked and felt, but just because you can gussy up an old game, doesn't always mean that you should.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    With 5 playable characters DMC4SE has the highest number of playable characters even surpassing Bayonetta2.
    Featuring technical combat that
    With 5 playable characters DMC4SE has the highest number of playable characters even surpassing Bayonetta2.
    Featuring technical combat that is only as deep and rewarding as your gaming might, and with extra features like turbo and Legendary Dark Knight mode that allows a horde of enemies for you to plough through while looking like the most stylish thing ever, DMC4 SE is the pinnacle of technical hack and slash sharing it's throne with Bayoneta2 or maybe even arguably better.
    And at a cheap price of $25 the deal is all win-win.
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  2. Jun 24, 2015
    10
    The original DMC4 combat wise was the deepest stylish action game on the market 7 years ago and the only game that came out since then thatThe original DMC4 combat wise was the deepest stylish action game on the market 7 years ago and the only game that came out since then that could rival it was bayonetta, but in my opinion DMC offers a faster gameplay with more freedom.

    Capcom did a fantastic job at porting the game to next gen hardware, but they didn't stop there they also added 3 new playable characters(some of them like lady and trish are long time dreams coming true to me with their character specific movesets) to the roster that are just as diverse or more so than nero was in the original game for the asking price of 25 bucks, which is more than just fair considering other remaster that offer far less for more.

    While the limited budget and the rushed out of the gate story campaign remains the same(meaning that you play through the same level with dante and nero, only with different enemy waves and some added chapter specific features to dante) story wise this game still is a worthy even if underwhelming successors of the DMC franchise that would have deserved proper continuation at a proper finances. But now the chance is here for us to show our support for this genre and if you can afford it please do so.

    If you are new to the genre keep in mind that these types of games require many hours to master just like fighting games(like street fighter for example).
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  3. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    This game is technically perfect, the frames transit smoothly, every command INSTANTLY responds to your prompt and looking SSStylish, not onlyThis game is technically perfect, the frames transit smoothly, every command INSTANTLY responds to your prompt and looking SSStylish, not only because of the sheer amount of combat-related content packed into it, but also because of the massive replay value you get if you try to play all the characters and see what works.
    The first playthrough will take you 10 hours, but that is when the true fun of the game begins, when you increase the dufficulty. The game then forces you to utilize your massive arsenal and when you do, when you learn, the victory is extremely satisfying and rewarding
    Unlike the Souls games and Bloodborne where there in only one mechanic for you to memorize, DMC4SE gives you a huge arsenal of weapons and combo freedom for your pleasure only.
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  4. Jul 24, 2018
    9
    As my first Devil May Cry game I am thoroughly impressed and can't wait to play the earlier games and the newly announced DMC 5. With 5As my first Devil May Cry game I am thoroughly impressed and can't wait to play the earlier games and the newly announced DMC 5. With 5 characters to play in total I can't wait to try all the new combos with each character. Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2015
    9
    Pre Ordered it 30 days on psn before it was released, i was so hyped , the whole time
    and i was not dissapointed
    ITS **** AWESOME but.. i
    Pre Ordered it 30 days on psn before it was released, i was so hyped , the whole time
    and i was not dissapointed
    ITS **** AWESOME
    but.. i beated all of it in 3 days
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  6. Jul 19, 2015
    8
    The game exceeded all my expectation.

    The game is action paced and surprisingly deep for an hack and slash. The characters are interesting
    The game exceeded all my expectation.

    The game is action paced and surprisingly deep for an hack and slash. The characters are interesting and have a very nice design.

    The new playable characters are a great add-on. That being said, the game has the option to pay for upgrades (blue orbs, 300k red crystals, difficulties). Note that these can be unlocked during gameplay but the idea left a bad taste in my mouth.
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  7. Jul 10, 2017
    1
    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
    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 side characters is not even deserve to mention.

    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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