Question: Has a game ever melted your face with awesomeness? If no, I have some good news for you. There is a game that can do just that. Do that with style. DMC: Devil May Cry is an awesome game with an annoying name. So I am just going to call it DMC from here on out.
I was a big fan of the original Devil May Cry trilogy. Correction, Devil May Cry 1 and 3 are great games. Devil May Cry 2 is a game that falls between those two. Fun fact, there is a game called Devil May Cry 4. It’s kind of a mixed bag, I liked its combat mechanics but the rest of it didn’t do much for me.
Why all this Blah Blah Blah about the old Devil May Cry games? Because it’s important to remember where things came from.
DMC had a lot riding on its shoulders when it went into it. Part of me was sure it would buckle under those expectations. It was changing up Dante is a pretty drastic way. An important part of the Devil May Cry series was Dante himself. Even in the lowest points in the second one, Dante was still himself. That carries a lot of weight in the experience. He is more powerful than the things he if fighting, he knows it, they rarely know it. His attitude helps draw you into the power fantasy that the game provides.
I didn’t know if a change in developers and creative team could facilitate that conveyance of attitude. Well, I was wrong. Young Dante knows he is more powerful than anything he comes up against, you get to feel that power too. Mostly because the combat in DMC is smooth. Like melting butter. Running over silk. While going down a luge track.
The amount of combos in Dante’s repertoire is sort of mind boggling. What is even more boggling is how easy it is to chain all of them together to get an SSS combo rank. For those wondering, that is the highest combo rating in the game.
For the better, Ninja Theory has brought an great new depth and weight to the Devil May Cry universe. You get a look into Dante’s past, and it’s a dark one. You start to understand quite a bit about why he is the way he is. For that to exist inside a combo based, high score tracking, action game is a great thing.
If you love the Devil May Cry then DMC is a safe (and awesome) bet for you. If this might be your first step into the series, you win an awesome prize! Devil May Cry may be one of the easiest games for me to recommend in site history. DMC makes you feel good while playing it. There is a very visceral connection between you, the control, and Dante. One that will make you feel what he is feeling. Pulling off combos is satisfying, the music is electrifying, and the visuals are stunning. Go play DMC: Devil May Cry.
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