Excerpt: Ghost Rider rides a motorcycle, has a skull for a head, wears a leather jacket with spikes, is engulfed in unquenchable hellfire, and makes the corrupt relive their sordid crimes - from their victim’s point of view. That sells itself.
Excerpt: Sequels. To this day, film, book, music and game authors continue to perfect the art of recapturing a single or multitude of experiences through a sequel. They incorporate modifications to the original formula through additions to story or mechanics, change nothing, or even go so far as to redesign it completely.
Excerpt: “Let’s Rock, Baby.” With these three words, the world was introduced to Dante, the half-man, half-demon hero of Devil May Cry. Hosting supernatural foes, a heavy metal soundtrack and a wisecracking protagonist, this attitude-infused adventure was a welcome adrenaline shot to the PS2. What’s more, it revitalized the basic roots of the beat ‘em up action game with its easy to play action, and set the groundwork for numerous sequels with a high standard of quality that few...
Excerpt: Everybody’s favorite demon slayer, Dante, is back in Devil May Cry 2 . With the huge success of the previous game, Devil May Cry 2 had some high expectations, but unfortunately it fails to deliver in many ways. It's a decent action game, but fans of the original are likely to be disappointed.
Excerpt: Sequels are always a dicey proposition. Developers have to create a product that captures what made the original so popular while including newer gameplay aspects and an all around bigger and more impressive package to keep from having the sequel from being considered a failure. In Devil May Cry 2 , players can take on the role of either Dante or newcomer Lucia as they fight their way through a demon-infested Dumary Island to stop the evil ambitions of Arius.
Pros: Two characters to play as, Large levels, Fast and furious action
Cons: Short and easier than the original, Camera isn't the best, Story is weak
Excerpt: Any time I found someone that offered a vague sign of a challenge, I'd just back away, jump into the air and start firing rounds of ammo like they were going out of style. My opponents would then lazily meander toward me, at which point I'd retreat to the next safe vantage point and unload another clip on them. This cowardly strategy works surprisingly well on most of your opponents, many bosses included.
Excerpt: Sequels have always been tricky to judge. In a gaming sense, they're expected to improve upon the first game of the series, and in a way, broaden the horizons of its predecessor. Now for the most part, Devil May Cry 2 utilizes the basis of the first Devil May Cry, yet adds to it a good amount of new material. On the other hand, DMC2 falls short on some of the key gameplay elements that enabled Devil May Cry to be such a masterpiece.