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Feb 11, 2008

Review: Devil May Cry 4

Devil May Cry 4
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Available for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Gamers witnessed the triumphant return of the devil hunter, Dante as Devil May Cry 4 hit stores shelves on February 5th, but they also got their first chance to test drive Capcom’s newest renegade hero, Nero and his devastating weapon, the devil bringer.

Players will spending most of their time playing as Nero but don’t worry die-hard DMC fans, because Dante is available as a playable character in later missions. Nero doesn’t control much different than Dante with similar moves and the option of a gun to use, and the lack of a sword is made up quite well by the new Devil bringer weapon that allows you to grab your enemies and bash them into the ground.

DMC fans may remember Capcom’s last addition to the series as being incredible hard, but they won’t be tossing their controllers across the room in anger this time as DMC 4 is challenging enough to hold our attention, but not frustrating enough to end up in the discount bin at Blockbuster.

The graphics are absolutely spectacular on the Xbox 360 and probably even better on the PS3 version. The cut scenes will captivate players with its wonderful direction and moving imagery. I haven’t seen such a great opening scene that pulled you emotionally in so many directions since the death of Aeris. The love story between Nero and Kyrie, and the struggle between Dante and Nero will keep you glued to your consoles.

The controls are smooth and easy to pick up, and the different moves will have you more than just impressed with their style and power. Nero’s in game chatter is a bit repetitive as were the enemy types, which got annoying real quick and I’m disappointed that developers didn’t add more diversity to each.

After the disaster that was, Devil May Cry 3, I am happy to say that this definitely a worthwhile buy for action fans. Capcom has reclaimed the glory of the Devil May Cry series and I hope everyone will add this game to their shopping list this month.

Rating: 8 out of 10
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