About the Product
- Play out the destiny of Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural who has the power of ancient demons within his blood
- A terrifying Gothic thriller from the creators of Resident Evil 2
- Features eye-popping graphics and bone-chilling special effects
- Battle a host of monsters and build up your power to transform into a demon state
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The story is straightforward. Girl drives into occult detective's office, stabs him with his own sword, then asks for his help in fighting the underworld. It seems that a BIG evil is planning to take over the earth and has set up shop in a castle on Malay Island. Dante, by the way, is the son of the demon knight who originally defeated this particular BIG evil. So revenge is also on the menu.
What ensues is a mad dash through a gothic nightmare that augments normal castle architecture with jungles, ships, airplanes, outer space, and, of course, hell. [I guess the story wasn't so straightforward after all] All of this is an excuse for some of the most detailed graphics that I have ever seen.
The animation is of such high quality that you can't always tell where a cut scene ends and the action starts again. And, lest I forget, an array of weapons, gadgets, and puzzles that kept me busy from start to finish. Very little was spared in making this a spectacular playing experience.
My only complaints aren't about the game, but my own mediocre skills. While I'm not exactly arthritic, my ability to deftly poke and stroke my controller is substandard. And Devil May Cry is a game that requires both pinpoint accuracy and good timing. Which means that the twelve hours of play that ended with me stumbling into the finale did nothing for my self-esteem. But if you have two thumbs (instead of ten) you will find this a delightful pastime - a must play, should own game.
About the killing stuff...in Devil May Cry, it's frenetic. When you're attacked, it's not simply by one or two enemies, but in droves. Luckily for you, Capcom has armed you to the teeth. The fighting system is a combination of sword and gunplay which blend together seemlessly. Link together a couple of sword blows as a combo, uppercut your foe into the air, and then finish him by blasting his corpse to pieces before it hits the ground with one seemless motion. Devil May Cry actually rewards you for the style and variety you put into mixing sword and gun attacks. The action is very fast paced and will instantly remind you of old school classics such as COntra and Mega Man.
The graphics are incredible in Devil May Cry. Dante and his adversaries look great and animate well; the backgrounds are awesome. One caveat that some may have is that the camera angles are fixed, a la Resident Evil (the game was originally intended to be an RE game). While the camera tends to behave nicely, there are some instances when it can become a real chore, especially during the boss fights. The sound is also awesome. From the cheesy guitar riffs to the blast of your dual pistols -- it all works and comes together.
A complaint many have with this game is its length. Indeed, the game is undeniably short. However, the time you do spend with this game is unforgettable, good fun. Metal Gear Solid (Playstation) was also a very short game, but this didn't stop the public from deeming it "best playstation game ever", and Devil May Cry works along similar lines.Read more ›
may cry is the industry's answer to that challenge.
"but how do you know that? the game isn't out yet!"
for the few that don't know this already, it's out
in japan, and about 90 percent of japanese games are
in english, with japanese subtitles, of course. rest
assured...this review is based on the full game.
you have to hand it to capcom...making engaging games
is in their genes! take a look at some of the finer
-graphics- you know, we hear way too much about
graphics these days. back in the day graphics sold
games, but not so anymore. we gamers have "grown
up" we're smarter now...gameplay makes a game. so
why mention graphics? well, the fact of the matter is
graphics do matter. they help devolop atmosphere.
now, many times i've been guilty of taking graphics for
granted, but wait until you get a load of this game in
action! it's as if the ps2 were made for this game
alone. and the graphics do not tax the gameplay one
bit. you'll fight off as many enemies as the game
feels it's capable of cramming onto the screen at any
given time, all high poly with no slowdown...awesome.
-music- i'm a stickler for the audio department, but
capcom seldom lets me down. resident evil-esque music
haunts you, until enemies pop up. the music gets
intense and sets the mood perfectly. the sound effects
and general ambience are outstanding as well. the
atmosphere permeates from this one as grass ruffles and
guns scream out their blasts. superb!
-gameplay- "okay, so it looks and sounds great...so do
so many flops now-a-days.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The case and disk are pretty beat up to say the least. Not terrible, but noticeable.
Also it was a greatest hits copy and not the original black label copy. Read more
Now, I'm still happy I got the game. But I received the greatest hits version of the game instead of the original version the picture describes. So be aware, the picture is lying. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Kyle R.
Game showed up with a small but fixable scratch/crack, besides that it was goodPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ever since I was a little kid, I loved action games. I had a PS2, and I played a bunch of games and had a great time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicolas
I always wanted to play DMC so when in finally arrived I was so happy. The game play and game movie scenes are amazing, I cant say too much since I just started playing xDPublished 6 months ago by Aoba Seragaki
This was an interesting game. I thought the back-story was a little B-Movie-ish but the game play was cool. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. Brown