DMC: Devil May Cry, is the 5th Devil May Cry game. It is good and very solid. It has a nice style system that keeps it going. There are 5 melee weapons to use with a bunch of different “abilities”. I quote abilities because all they are really are different combos. This is good, although ability and combo differ. The game also has only 3 guns, which was a disappointment. Ebony & Ivory does not have the same feel as it did in the previous games. I enjoyed the 10 year old control scheme for Devil May Cry original, more then DMC.
Battles are similar to all the other games. The enemies are different and the world is graphically updated as well as the new Dante look. Boss battles are fun and are probably the only truly original ideas in the game. The other levels and their design just seem too similar. They are also repetitive and a little boring. Once you acquire all of the weapons which you do rather quickly, the player will want to learn how to use them. It is fun to play around with all of them. The problem is the player will probably get bored even before unlocking all weapon abilities. The reason for this is a poor reward system.
For killing enemies you unlock concept art, which is rather dull. The cool rewards, such as skins for weapons, new characters and skins for Dante – some of which are taking way too long to even be released – are all purchased on the PlayStation store. There are maybe 1-3 skins that can be acquired through actual game play. This idea I did not enjoy. Ninja Theory put a nice statistic system in the game. For example it records how many enemy types you have killed. It even records kills with certain weapons. It would have been nice to unlock gun art if you used a certain gun more often than others. This is not to say the game is a bad game at all.
DMC : Devil May Cry, is still Devil May Cry, a solid action adventure game made by a great company. It is worth a buy and I am having a good time playing. Replay value is the game’s true downfall. There are 7 difficulty modes. It would be great to beat them all. Although what do I really get out of it?
Like the score and topic of the review implies, it is a good game with a different look, but nothing new at all except maybe a few boss battles.