Conclusion: Concept: Try to bleed more from the already-exsanguinated Saw franchise
Graphics: Impressive environments are sullied by repetition and awful character design
Sound: Terrible voice-acting, missing sound effects, and a beeping life meter make this an auditory nightmare
Playability: Can you handle dumb quick time events and arranging puzzle pieces?
Excerpt: The Devil May Cry series has been predominantly aimed at the more adept of gamers, requiring quick reflexes as well as general skill to see each game through to the end. DMC2 was the sole game of the three to deviate from this path, but was all too easy (at least on the default level of difficulty) for those who had managed to brave and conquer the first game. However the first new generation entry of the series, Devil May Cry 4, is actually both.
Excerpt: Have you ever woke up in the middle of the night and said to yourself, Gee, I wish I had a demonic arm so I could dribble demons like basketballs. Well get your party hat on, because Devil May Cry 4 gives you plenty of that hot action. Sure you dont play Dante, at first, but the new guy Nero is quite awesome by himself. With smooth controls and great animations, you just look good hacking horrible demons to itty, bitty pieces. Nero also introduces new game mechanics.
Excerpt: The best word to describe Devil May Cry 4 in the current gaming landscape is ‘anomaly.’ Even over a year after its release, the game delivers an experience that is welcome and necessary in a gaming world dominated by first-person shooters, slower paced action offerings and two-bit puzzle games.
Conclusion: Overall Devil May Cry 4 did not live up to Devil May Cry 3’s legacy. The level design is poor, and there isn’t much to do after you beat the game. That isn’t to say that the game isn’t good, because it has enough fun-factor in it to warrant a purchase for some.
Summary: Parents need to know that both protagonists use weapons, such as swords and shotguns, to destroy enemies, which are primarily netherworld creatures. This is a game about killing demons, so players will see plenty of blood, especially on end-level boss fights. Visually speaking, the combat is over-the-top in its graphic presentation as you fight to save the world from demons.
Excerpt: There are some game franchises that have managed to earn a reputation that puts them into a class by themselves. Each new release in the franchise generates so much attention and hype that by the time it is released gamers already know a lot about the game. Some of the franchises like this that come to mind include Halo, Super Mario, and, yes, Devil May Cry.
Excerpt: In a land overflowing with demons, there is only one man who can staunch the flow of evil, his name is…. well actually who knows? Because up until this point in the best-selling Devil may Cry series, the hero has always been everyone’s favourite dryly-sarcastic, part-demon albino; Dante.