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  • Summary: Legends tell of a demon swordsman named Sparda, who awoke to justice and rebelled against the devil, waging a one-man support of the human world. Now, 2,000 years later, a dark figure named Dante--private investigator of the supernatural--finds clues that the devil is rallying to rise upLegends tell of a demon swordsman named Sparda, who awoke to justice and rebelled against the devil, waging a one-man support of the human world. Now, 2,000 years later, a dark figure named Dante--private investigator of the supernatural--finds clues that the devil is rallying to rise up again against mankind. By Dante's demon blood, you enter this dark realm of demonic marionettes, unearthly phantoms, grim reapers, and other retched souls. Transform to a demon state to inflict devastating attacks on enemies in this gothic battle of good against evil. Expand

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Devil May Cry For Nintendo Switch - 20 Minutes Of Action-Packed Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 85
    Devil May Cry was the pioneer for character action games and despite being released 18 years ago, it still manages to stand tall among more contemporary counterparts. It certainly shows its age, most specifically in the dated platforming and at times jarring camera changes. Yet, when it comes down to pulling off combos and looking cool as hell, it hits the mark, still feeling fresh all these years later.
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    84
    A great hack & slash game that maintains a thrilling action and an interesting adventure. A reference of the genre that creates a great hellish atmosphere thanks to the beasts that roam the dark stages with dark music.
  3. Oct 21, 2019
    80
    Like many ports of some of the big games from the past two console generations, the appeal of Devil May Cry is that it's now available in portable form. There's nothing new here to tempt older fans otherwise, but what they'll find here is familiar. The switching of aspect ratios is odd, and the fixed camera angles and more puzzle-oriented focus will throw off some people, but for everyone who hasn't done so before, this is still a solid action game that's worth checking out.
  4. Jun 26, 2019
    70
    Devil May Cry’s appearance on Switch should be regarded as an essential installment of modern gaming history. Its genesis in Resident Evil, unconscious evolution of the beat ’em up genre, and conception of stylish-action showcase the fierce innovation demonstrated by the PlayStation 2 in 2001. In 2019, the primordial Devil May Cry may be more frustrating than fun, but what it lacks in comfort it corrects with prestige.
  5. Jun 27, 2019
    70
    Much like Onimusha: Warlords before it, Devil May Cry preserves all the things that made it great in 2001, while systematically crystallising all of its faults. It’s a shame it wasn’t given the remake treatment gifted to Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero – or even have some form of ‘remastering’ to optimise it for Nintendo Switch – but for fans of the series who hold fond memories of slaying demons and attaining that elusive ‘S’ rank, you can now enjoy Dante’s inaugural adventure in handheld form.
  6. Sep 6, 2019
    67
    All of which is to say, Devil May Cry isn’t a great game by today’s standards — but, if you look at it through the perspective of 2001, you can see why it blew so many people away. It probably doesn’t stand up if you’re directly comparing it to more modern action games, but if you go in hoping for a slice of history that’s still playable, then it’ll do the trick.
  7. Jun 25, 2019
    60
    Although it has its shortcomings and a bit of an archaic framework, it’s even more interesting to explore now simply due to how much the series has changed since its inception.

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  1. Jun 26, 2019
    7
    Le portage Switch du premier Devil May Cry est adapté directement du remake HD déjà sorti sur PC et consoles. Le jeu peut paraîtreLe portage Switch du premier Devil May Cry est adapté directement du remake HD déjà sorti sur PC et consoles. Le jeu peut paraître visuellement basique et terne mais il est fluide et toujours aussi fun. Véritable monument qui est devenu une des licences phares de Capcom, il est intéressant de se replonger dans les mécaniques de Devil May Cry 1, pour la première fois en mode console portable. Il est étonnant d’ailleurs de se rendre compte à quel point Bayonetta a pu s’inspirer de DMC 1. On regretta simplement de ne pas avoir bénéficié de l’ensemble HD des 3 premiers jeux, comme c’est le cas sur les autres consoles. C’est peut être dans les plans de Capcom pour plus tard, on le souhaite vivement! Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2019
    2
    Un juego muy bueno, pero el trabajo de port que hicieron fue muy flojo, no recomiendo su compra en switch, no por el precio, si no por suUn juego muy bueno, pero el trabajo de port que hicieron fue muy flojo, no recomiendo su compra en switch, no por el precio, si no por su rendimiento, mejor lo sigo jugando en el hd colecction de ps3, en switch no vale ni 5 euros. Ni siendo portátil salva, muchas faidas y congelamientos de pleno juego. Expand