Summary: Ninja Theory's ( , Heavenly Sword) reboot of Capcom's Devil May Cry series was met with cynicism and downright vitriol from longtime series fans from the moment it was first revealed. It looked too different. Dante was a punk instead of a cool badass.
Excerpt: Ninja Theory haters, I bring you bad news. As prejudiced as you all were, as determined as you all were to ignore the visual quality of the trailers leading up to its release, and as contemptuous as you all were of people who actually liked what they saw, it may come as a surprise for you to know...
Excerpt: One of the most controversial parts of Ninja Theory’s awesome DmC: Devil May Cry was the recasting of Dante as a dark-haired hipster fighting a modern battle in Limbo. For better and worse, Vergil’s Downfall takes a step back from the recent reboot, feeling more like a throwback to previous Devil...
Pros: + Vergil’s as fun to play as Dante, with a very nuanced suite of attacks., + Tougher battles will test your mettle; lengthy campaign for $9.
Cons: - Critical encounters don’t pay off; levels suffer from recycling and lack of variety., ? Will Kat get a DLC quest next? We’d play it!
New developer breathes new life into Devil May Cry
Quarter to Three
21 January 2013
Excerpt: DMC Devil May Cry is a best-case scenario for what happens when you take an established series and hand it over to a new developer to let them have a turn. The Devils May Cry up to now have been so very Capcom.
Excerpt: Look, I'm not gonna pussyfoot around the subject here. DmC is easy. It's very easy. I'm not even close to a series fanatic and I made it through the game's first half without so much as using a healing item, and even once I started dying, I was still blazing through missions with SS ranks.
DmC: Devil May Cry brings the sexy back to demon killing (review)
14 January 2013
Conclusion: The original Devil May Cry paved new roads in action gaming. As a remake, DmC: Devil May Cry largely repaves the same road, but a gleefully brutal combat system and the patented bad attitude bring the sexy back to mass demon extermination.
Pros: When the developers first unveiled their redesigned Dante, the Internet exploded with hatred. Dial it back, folks. Sure, he’s got a shorter, darker haircut, but nouveau-Dante swaggers with a nicely familiar, too-cool-for-you attitude that puts the “bad” in “badass.” Seriously, he even gets dresse...
Cons: Out of 20 story missions, you come up against about six bosses, and they’re all lacking — not so much in imagination but in difficulty. Hit the glowy bit. Leap over the attack. Repeat. Done. Yawn. In fairness, the visuals — often one of DmC’s strong points — still lend some interest. I particular...
Excerpt: *Editors Note* : This review contains spoilers regarding some key plot details of Devil May Cry that was released in February. You have been warned. Capcom’s rebooted Devil May Cry is easily one of the best action games I have ever played.
Excerpt: Siden DMC Devil May Cry blev vist frem for første gang, har der været en del klynkeri fra fans; Dante har fået nye frisure, en vestlig udvikler kan ikke lave et Devil May Cry spil og meget andet – nogle ”fans” er endda gået langt over stregen, ved at sende dødstrusler til engelske Ninja Theory, der...
Pros: Flot design og stil, velfungerende kampsystem, gode våben
Cons: Kan blive lidt ensformigt med tiden, boss kampene