Devil May Cry 4

Capcom have did it again, and released a new title in the series DMC, let’s see now if it stand out of the crowd or yet another “cheaper by the dozen” title.
First thing to notice is that the once exclusive PS and X-box series of DMC is now available for PC also. Even though many fans wanted it to remain just on consoles, Capcom decided to bring the universe to all the stations available thus engulfing a wider range of buyers.

The Game-play:
The game picks up not as you would expect from the DMC 3, but it’s a sequel of the first part, in which Dante, the fearless Knight of Darkness Sparda, is not the main character of focus, but Nero a young child of the soldier of The Order. This was a risky move from the developer’s part, because Dante was the main character of the series and always had a success, in keeping the fans and acquiring new ones with each new series.
Also the movement system is also improved, which means that also PC users are able to play this game without investing into a game-pad. The camera rotations and placement is not so annoying like in the other series and it allows a smoother game play without overlooking some of the beautiful sites.
The cinematic are very well done, some quite long, but very well exercised deepening the feeling of the game and immersing the player in that world before actually starting to play. That being said you will have to see to feel it for yourself.
The boss fights are nicely pictured and a lot of things are happening  which gives it a nice feeling , but after you play 3-4 hours you start to see a pattern witch really cuts off the magic of the game . Same thing happens with some monster fights, and also puzzles which are not at all hard and mostly look the same. Also another downfall is that the game is quite short about  ~10 of game play and at the half of the game you will have the opportunity of choosing to play with Dante which has several stiles of game play : Sword master , Trickster , Gunslinger and Royal Guard witch you will have to change during the game to  finish it  .

The graphics:
Besides the main focus change, which in some views is a good one in some a bad one, the second major change is well welcomed from every member. It’s about the new graphic system used , which is next-gen , and I can proudly say that it does a splendid job of creating a rich new environment with scenes , places , monsters and heroes that will take away your breath .

First Boss In-Game

First Boss In-Game

The Sound:
Now as you might know not all is deduces to new graphic engine, and many titles that have based their change in only better graphics failed miserably, but don’t worry, this is not the case here. The developers made quite a major effort in not only making every new environment nicely and with major detailed textured, but also adding a sound track that will take you into a new feeling.
This new soundtrack is manly from the vocal singer of Hostile Groove and it’s a pleasure to hear, because it triggered generated, that means whenever you have a fight with some monsters you will have a soundtrack to accompany that. So now not only boss fight will be entertaining, but also 90% of the game.

Benchmark

Benchmark

Conclusion:
All in all, I would say Devil May Cry 4 has a good head start with the attention to details and the very well done sound track, but it still lacks some major things which make it boring after a while and repetitive. Capcom tried to bring us something new but caught up in the storyline and thus hard core fans might not appreciate what they brought in this series. I would recommend this game to new comers to this gender, being an easy and entertaining  game to play.

Nero

Nero






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