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: 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: “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: When a development company creates a game that sells by the bucket-load and is generally loved by everyone who plays it, the process of coming up with a sequel must be an absolute nightmare. Not only do you have to produce something that’s more impressive, but you also need to include enough new elements to create more than just a rehash of the original.
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.