Devil May Cry 4
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"The action gameplay is accessible and possesses quite a bit of depth if you're willing to put in the time. The higher-resolution graphics on the PC shine and flow smoothly, and the fact that a gamepad is the best way to go shouldn't turn you off." - IGN.com
"Plug in your gamepad and brace yourself: Devil May Cry 4 on the PC is every bit the equal of the console versions." - Gamespot.com
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From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4 comes the next installment in the hugely successful stylized action series that has so far achieved global sales of nearly seven million units.
Devil May Cry® 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm.
With the advanced graphical capabilities of the PC, high definition visuals and intricate detail come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with explosive fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.
Blend of familiar and new: newcomer Nero clashes with veteran Dante
New characters and environments
Signature blend of guns and swordplay
Deep combo system rewards stylish dispatching of enemies
Unique "Devil Bringer" arm opens up a range of combo options
Distinct set of weaponry and moves for Nero and Dante
Exceed System allows Nero to charge up his sword with a throttle effect, revving up to three levels with powerful attack options
New active style change system for Dante allows him to switch styles and weapons on the fly, producing crazy combo possibilities
Exclusive PC Features:
Turbo mode will turn-up the action to insane speeds
"Legendary Dark Knight Mode" will harness advanced PC processing power and fill the screen with an unbelievable number of enemies for extra difficulty
Familiar enemies from the console versions will show-up in new locations
High resolution screen settings allow the cut scenes of the game to run at up to 120 frames per second (up from 60 frames per second)
Benchmark Testing lets users test PC performance to run DMC4 through a series of intense boss fights
PC Settings allow you to customize graphic resolutions, texture sizes, and a frame rate in accordance with your PC
Compatible with Games for Windows, DirectX 9 and DirectX 10.
A crazy gameUltraJake | March 5, 2014 | See all UltraJake's reviews »
First off, this is a silly game. If you can't handle campy action scenes this will not be the game for you. If you can, and you like crazy games in general, it's a perfect fit. It's a game that can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, letting you do simple combos if you wish or incredibly complex ones if you can manage. The PC port is incredible, with amazing performance and even a new game mode that exists solely because it can. Hopefully you have a controller though.
Still crazy after all these yearsDashKrimson | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all DashKrimson's reviews »
A lot was made over the stylistic changes, PR mistakes and resultant fan backlash over this year's Devil May Cry reboot. As such, I decided to try out the previous iteration of the original series, the then equally reviled Devil May Cry 4. Why? Because once again, the familiar form of debonaire dandy-man demon-hunter Dante was not the main character. No, this time we had to take on the role of a younger white-haired, sword-and-gun-wielding hell-raiser calling himself Nero (obviously referencing antagonist Nelo Angelo from the original DMC, to which extent you'll find out later), who's out to protect his girlfriend Kyrie and the Sparda-worshipping Order Of The Sword from Dante, demon attacks and the Order's own conspiracies. To this end, he is cursed/blessed with a demonically-possessed arm called the Devil Bringer, which can be used to grapple with and stun enemies in concert with his turbo-charged blade and super-charged revolver, all of which gives the Yongster a different, more measured flavour of fighting style to Dante's style-switching craziness.
The game is hardly perfect - although Nero isn't nearly as bad a lead as many said at the time of release, he's still a bit plain and single-minded compared to Dante's almost Vaudevillian showmanship and practiced swagger, qualities which originally endeared him to the fanbase. Also, as mentioned before, Nero fights differently to Dante - a slower, more methodical style, dependent on judicious use of the Devil Bringer for the best results, both damage and grade-wise. Also, he lacks the multiple styles and weapons that Dante brought to the table. In his favour, though, his Devil Bringer does gain new abilities throughout the adventure through shop upgrades, and he does gain the Devil Trigger at a certain point in the game, boosting his DB powers immensely. Even before this awakening to his true power, he is never less than fun to play as, so I would consider him a worthy addition to the DMC roster - had that roster lasted.
Now, this is a review of the PC version, available for direct download on steam for a ridiculously low price, and regarded by most as the very best version of the game, eclipsing the console versions by miles. What sets the PC version apart from the console versions, you ask? Well, how about a rock-solid 60 FPS framerate, even on the most modest of PC setups? Or the Legendary Dark Knight difficulty mode, which throws hundreds of enemies per fight at you in an almost Dynasty Warriors level of excess? What about Turbo Mode, which speeds up gameplay? All these modes and other additions besides serve to make the PC version of DMC4 a cut above the rest, and it looks better to boot! The only caveat to that is that it is designed for use with gamepads only, so all you keyboard warriors out there are out of luck, I'm afraid.
Overall, I'd say that this game is well worth the lunch money it costs to buy, since it will run on any dual-core notebook or school PC, and look and play great in the process. As for whether it's better than the reboot? I haven't played enough of the reboot to judge that fairly, but I'll tell you this - DMC4 certainly looks more appealing!
Keeps on with the DMC tradition, but repetitive.TheMagicaos1 | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all TheMagicaos1's reviews »
As a typical Devil May Cry game should be, this game has guns swords and an enemy that only die a hundred hits away, if that is the case of your game then you are playing Devil may cry, the start is slow but after that fun is guaranteed, getting up with the combos and slashing everything that comes infront of you is seriously rewarding, opening secret rooms and the ability to upgrade your weapons, it gets boring after some time but if you are in the appetit for some devil may cry then you will fastly come back. The story was not that exciting but with the appearance of previous devil may cry protagonist and the welcome to a brand new character was fun.
Recommended for all of you that have played a hack n slash game or any of the devil may cry games, you will like it.
Repetitive, but in the best wayBLUEKOOLAIDMAN7 | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all BLUEKOOLAIDMAN7's reviews »
A lot of the criticism towards this game stems from its repetitive nature. While this is true, and you will find yourself fighting the same bosses over and over, traversing the same environments back and forth, DMC4 always finds a new wrinkle to throw in the fold to keep it interesting.
A big emphasis in this game is doing things at stylish as possible, so fighting the same enemies also gives you a chance to perfect your fighting style and rack up some big points.
Lastly, with two different characters to play as, each with a variety of moves, you never really feel like you are walking in circles, not when there are so many demons to destroy in devilish fashion (Pun intended).
Excellent but it will be more fastandresshinkyo | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all andresshinkyo's reviews »
Excellent hack-n-slash, tons of fun, outstanding graphics and terrifyng enemies, but I feel is a little slow...