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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 4, 2020
    9
    This was the first DmC game I've ever played, had a great time thanks to the action-packed gameplay and
    a good story. The only problem I have
    This was the first DmC game I've ever played, had a great time thanks to the action-packed gameplay and
    a good story. The only problem I have with this game is it's price(I bought it on sale), everything else it's ok.
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  2. Apr 1, 2021
    8
    Well, I was wanted "replay" the entire DMC saga again. Ive started with this HD collection (after finish DMC 5 in PS5), and this game is soWell, I was wanted "replay" the entire DMC saga again. Ive started with this HD collection (after finish DMC 5 in PS5), and this game is so **** great with nice graphics and performance. It fits well in portable mode.

    Nice game
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  3. 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
  4. Jan 1, 2021
    7
    After finishing devil may cry 2 and writing the review I decided to give the original another go and am I glad I did. The story is corny butAfter finishing devil may cry 2 and writing the review I decided to give the original another go and am I glad I did. The story is corny but there's enough character moments and motivation to make the story enjoyable and doesn't hurt that the funniest video game delivery ever is in this game. As for the combat it's incredibly fun. The 3 main weapons all have a basic combo, a 2nd combo if you delay in hitting the attack button at the right time and a variety of unlockable moves in the shop. The game has real challenge and that makes the enemies fun to fight and allow you to experiment with your arsenal. The guns also have good variety and allow you to extend combos. The challenge in the game makes spending orbs on new moves and not items a gamble which adds consequence to how you spend your orbs. The island the game takes place gives RE vibes at least from what I have seen of them (haven't played RE yet) and exploring it picking up items to unlock more areas scratches a metoridvania itch and finding secret missions to get health upgrades makes it worth it to explore. The boss fights are also a lot of fun which is good as you fight all of them but the final boss 2 to 3 times. This may sound like a bad thing but they do a good job of making each fight a build of the last fight and I enjoy all but the 2nd last boss that has far to many attacks with little tells. The music is enjoyable but not all that memorable. The few complaints I have is that the water level while short is incredibly tedious and having to hold r1 to shoot and dodge roll makes the game show it's age. In conclusion DMC is a lot of fun if you look for the depth within the combat system, the bosses are tight and exploring the castle is a lot of fun. The game shows it age in places but if you can get past that you are in for a stylish time Expand
  5. 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