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  • Summary: In a society infused with demons only The Order can, in Platonic style, see the world for what it really is. Join Dante in a stylish action experience; chain together multiple combos with flair and send the demonic spawn back to hell – uncover the truth behind the lies. Delve into Dante’sIn a society infused with demons only The Order can, in Platonic style, see the world for what it really is. Join Dante in a stylish action experience; chain together multiple combos with flair and send the demonic spawn back to hell – uncover the truth behind the lies. Delve into Dante’s dark past confronting some the most familiar faces in the DmC universe. Harness unimaginable powers combined with Dante’s notorious arsenal of weapons: sword, scythe, axe, pistols and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 65
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  1. Feb 1, 2013
    100
    I highly recommend Devil may Cry. It’s a great action game that hangs with the best the genre can offer. Combine that with its cool aesthetic and engaging characters, and you have the first can’t-miss release of 2013.
  2. Jan 14, 2013
    90
    Sure, the combat can be argued all day long by purists of the series, but if that is your hang up, you are denying yourself an amazing game to play. Fans of the genre, series and games in general definitely need to see what Ninja Theory has achieved here. It's easily an early contender for my favorite games of the year.
  3. 90
    DmC is a superb reboot that delivers on all fronts, and does it with aplomb. For the first time in ages, we're excited to see where Devil May Cry goes next.
  4. Jan 14, 2013
    85
    Making one of the best gameplay styles around even better is no easy task, and Ninja Theory was able to do it only partially. Still, this is a great action game, fast paced and spectacular, that should be enjoyed by any fan of the genre.
  5. Mar 11, 2013
    85
    A worthy rebirth of the franchise as it possesses fast-paced chaotic action, which is diversified by the several weapons that make up Dante’s arsenal, an engaging soundtrack, and a story worthy of the DmC franchise.
  6. Jan 19, 2013
    80
    DmC doesn't feel old and stale. It feels new and fresh and furious, eager to prove itself and more than capable. If you're an old DMC diehard, this new vision won't disappoint, it'll delight.
  7. Jan 14, 2013
    70
    Ninja Theory has the know-how, the lust to experiment and the talent. But we are not completely convinced by Dante's reboot.

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  1. Jan 15, 2013
    10
    Quite simply one of the best games of the generation. Relentlessly fast-paced action with cool, relatable characters that will make you laugh,Quite simply one of the best games of the generation. Relentlessly fast-paced action with cool, relatable characters that will make you laugh, cry and cheer. Dante, our main character, is an edgy, memorable individual who doesn't care about anyone but himself. This makes him an outcast that anyone who's ever had a bit of a 'loner' streak about them will instantly relate to. Have you wanted to scream at the world to *bleep* off? Then this is a character for you. Virgil is anything brilliantly written character, seemingly a cool, calm and collected person he later shows a darker side in his pursuit for freedom. Much like a roller coaster, this ride isn't for children and pregnant women. Only mature gamers such as myself should go on this white-knuckle adventure through purgatory! You would be doing yourself a massive disservice by not buying this game (which has some DLC I already can't wait for!) because of some entitled individuals who can't see the woods for the trees due to their blind rage over something that is different from what they are used to. Give this game a chance. Expand
  2. Dec 14, 2020
    10
    honestamente de los mejor de la saga, las criticas negativas son de 4 llorones que les cambiaron a Dante. El juego creo que es bastante dignohonestamente de los mejor de la saga, las criticas negativas son de 4 llorones que les cambiaron a Dante. El juego creo que es bastante digno y mejor que otros de la saga, no merece estas notas tan bajas. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    9
    Dante ist tot, es lebe Dante. Zugegeben, es war ein gewagter Schritt von Ninja Theory das Devil May Cry Franchise zu rebooten, doch das ganzeDante ist tot, es lebe Dante. Zugegeben, es war ein gewagter Schritt von Ninja Theory das Devil May Cry Franchise zu rebooten, doch das ganze hat sich gelohnt Expand
  4. Jul 23, 2017
    7
    The reboot of Devil May Cry is a very questionable issue that I still to this day don't know why it was necessary. The series might have hadThe reboot of Devil May Cry is a very questionable issue that I still to this day don't know why it was necessary. The series might have had one subjectively bad game, but with 4 being a solid and good entry from 3, a straightforward sequel after a 5 year wait was inevitable. Seeing DmC's teaser trailer and design for Dante caused outrage (to say the least) by fans of the series and many were ready to write off the game at launch as another DMC2. Now that the game has been out for a good long time, I can say (even back then and as a fan of the series) that I like DmC: Devil May Cry. Despite the issues it has in characters and development, combat and bosses, I generally liked the Western take of the game that actually did something different.

    The visuals are actually really great and comparing to the clear and clean textures of DMC4, I prefer DmC's art style for its edgier look. The music is also really freaking good, with Combichrist and Noisia producing nice beats to fighting demons. Although im a sucker for the more "trashy anime" vibe 3 and 4 gave, I still generally regard the soundtrack as good.

    The combat is often one of the biggest hot topics for this game. It feels far too easy to string combos and rank too high with little challenging. I suppose one can argue it would allow newcomers to have an easier time with the game and its setup, but veterans suffer from far too simple mission ratings of SSS's even on harder difficulties. The use of Angel and Demon weapons on top of Rebellion and the three guns is a enjoyable system and improves on DMC4 when looking at Dante's setup in that game. Stringing together combos and abilities can be quite amazing at points despite how easy it is to get SSS marks from a few multi group chains. The Devil Trigger is lacking in power and potential: it creates a shockwave that changes the visuals to black red and white impressively and allows Dante to send all enemies in the air, deal far more damage and regen health. This of course doesnt add more moves that DMC4's Dante, thus making it less in depth for combat by a significant amount and also the speed and ferocity isn't felt that 3 and 4 nailed perfectly as Dante. Overall, despite the ease of ranking and certain mechanics downplayed, the combat is great.

    Enemy variety is decent, but suffers from 2's use of just carbon copies with higher health pools. Only one enemy is truly a challenge while the rest are serviceable but not hard hitting as the previous entries in any. Boss variety is a mixed bag: I liked the Hunter, Vergil, and Lilith but Succubus, Bob Bargas, and Mundus is underwhelming and seem more like gimmicks than actual fights. Vergil's fight is one of the best fights in the whole series thoughand I will argue it is because of how it's paced and structured.

    Dante as a character is very conflicting to talk about; on one hand he still retains his rebellious side, but he is far more "in your face" with it than I would be comfortable with. His lines arent that great and he seems like a punky **** to everyone instead of being a goofy **** that the series is known for. The hair gag was in poor taste and wasn't necessary. Vergil lacks any sort of coolness or caution unlike his version in 3, and Kat's Wiccan attitude isn't really that compelling. Devil May Cry has never been strong with stories or characters, but having a memorable gag or goofy line is far better than a brooding one.

    The linearity is better than the first few games, as it has no backtracking at the cost of exploration of previous areas. The use of the swinging weapons are interesting, but are just used to get to A to B. Nothing worthy to note there. The missions with keys needed to unlock is great to encourage players, but unfortunately mix up the doors and keys in missions that earlier on you can't access and result in a forced low grade for collectibles. It's a bit of a chore and clearly wasn't in the previous games, but once done you ALWAYS have a high mark.

    DmC: Devil May Cry might have stupid moments and conflicting implementations, but I still think it's a fun game to play when you see it as a hack n slash and only that. Many will denounce it too harshly for being an insult to the series, but really some ideas and themes really go a long ways in creativity that only the first game had when it came to level design and structure. It's not for everyone, but if you like hack n slash games and not a whiner over petty criticisms on areas that were never meant to be the strength of the game nor its main series, then DmC: Devil May Cry is worth your time.
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  5. Jan 15, 2013
    4
    For each good aspect i find like the well implemented platforming, the varying combos, and interesting boss fights, I find another bad flaw toFor each good aspect i find like the well implemented platforming, the varying combos, and interesting boss fights, I find another bad flaw to match it. The game is a hack and slash and plays like platformer. The varying combos become useless towards the end of the game. Interesting and unique boss fights like bob barbas are offset by more story driven ones that dumb down what could've been very difficult fights; Vergil, Mundus, and the slurm slug. To place a cherry on the cake, the new Dante seems to be a prequel to what we've seen in the earlier games. His catch phrases seem less funny and more aggressive; Like a child trying to hurt someones feelings at the playground. Expand
  6. Jan 15, 2013
    1
    Long story short, worst thing capcom has done ever, simplistic gameplay instead of technical mechanics based on difficulty levels, retardedLong story short, worst thing capcom has done ever, simplistic gameplay instead of technical mechanics based on difficulty levels, retarded plot and an unnecesary reboot, one point for graphics,a game that should have never existed. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2014
    0
    Quite possibly the worst game in the franchise. Even worse than Devil May Cry 2 from the original series. The storyline and dialogue soundQuite possibly the worst game in the franchise. Even worse than Devil May Cry 2 from the original series. The storyline and dialogue sound like it was written by a five-year old, and don't even get me started on the color-coated enemies. Just whose idea was it to make color-coded enemies and weapons?! The boss fights do not live up to their name, either. I also can't believe that the critics here gave this game a score of 86. That really shows how quality of gaming is going down the drain. Also, this new version of Dante looks and acts like a womanizing crackhead who also does meth. Also, when the hell are you going to introduce angels as a plot point, when we don't see any during the entire game? Except for Eva, and of course, Vergil, whom don't even count because they're basically giant lawn gnomes that do nothing. Yes, Vergil does nothing, even if he's a playable character at one point. Long story short, there should be a hell of a lot of holy fire going on, but I'm not seeing any of it. This game did nothing to live up to it's hype, and all it did was injure my wallet. Expand

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