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.
The Devil Might Cry ActuallyKingTed | March 11, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Devil May Cry is a Beat'em All franchise that focuses on stylish combat. You must beat demons to progress and you must to do it with style.
The story of Devil May Cry 4 is about a city called Fortuna where there is a cult worshipping the Dark Knight Sparda. The Knights of Fortuna also have vow to hunt the demons, a job that their youngest member, Nero, loves to do. But everything has changed when Dante, the son of Sparda, came to Fortuna and killed the cult leader while demons were invading the city. Nero must fight his way through the city and search for the reason behind all of this.
I recommend you to play with a controller. It's far more confortable that way.
The gameplay is excellent. Devil May Cry 4 is among the best game in the series, and the best Beat'em all games ever made, for that matter.
However, the developpers didn't make a good job with the level-design. You see, there are two playable characters : Dante and Nero. Each one has his own abilities (Dante is very similar to his incarnation in DMC3 while Nero can do his own thing with the Devil Bringer). But when you get to play Dante (Second half of the game) you have to visit all of Nero's levels backward... Yes. Playing Dante is a "Mirror Mode".
It's the game only issue but it really is a letdown. Otherwise it's a great game with good replay value and excellent gameplay. Oh and the graphics haven't aged at all.
A great hack-and-slashmateidanut | March 5, 2015 | See all mateidanut's reviews »
This is the first and only Devil May Cry game I have ever played so, while I cannot compare it to its predecessors, I can judge how good it is as a game.
The graphics: This was the first thing that struck me about the game. They are gorgeous and really well optimized. I played the game with no stutter or lag while looking at flashy animations and really well done cutscenes.
The gameplay: As you would expect, this is what matters about a game. In my opinion, it was really enjoyable. The progression system is diverse as it lets you choose what combo you want to unlock. It is also very satisfying and having 2 characters, each with its own style is an awesome thing. One small touch that really made the game feel well designed is about the character Nero. One of his moves is a grab and throw. Not only is it unique for every single enemy in the game, it ALSO works on bosses! While other games would settle with making your hand just go through the boss (almost calling you stupid for thinking it could have worked), this game makes it a flashy-looking attack that takes away gigantic chunks of the bosses's hp.
The controls: They are pretty good IF you customize them. Personally, I played with a controller with remapped shooting button. The default control scheme for the controller makes it very hard to charge your guns while using other attacks.
The story: I think this is the weakest part of the game. It's nothing special and doesn't even try to make you feel like you are saving the world. It mostly revolves around saving Nero's girlfriend, but I didn't feel a strong connection to her character.
I spent 13 hours playing this game, but if you are a completionist or if you want to master the combat system it could easily take you 30 hours.
Excellent game just... One problemeekar1 | Jan. 6, 2015 | See all eekar1's reviews »
Well , the game is challenging (I got stuck in the first boss ) but that's what makes the game better and better ... DMC4 repeats all the game with Dante and that's not good . ( The good part of the repeat are the abilities of Dante and Nero que are completely different ) . The game is really fun and all the scenarios are well made . For 2008 the graphics are incredible . If you like hack and slash you HAVE to play it , one of the bests ( and look at the price , So cheap! ) I found it bad to play on keyboard but yeah , you can plug the controller to play . Fantastic Story, breathtaking scenarios and graphics , unique characters and exciting combat . Buy it , I'm begging ! I really recommend it .
Devilishly DifficultMadDemon64 | Jan. 5, 2015 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Devil May Cry 4 is not one of those games that you just play to unwind. It is a game where you are challenged every step of the way and you will not last long if you are not a quick study.
Devil May Cry 4 takes place an unknown amount of time after the other Devil May Cry games. At first you take control of Nero, a man with a demonic arm, but later on in the game you play as the devil hunter himself, Dante. Both play similarly when it comes to basic sword and gun combat, but basic combat will not get you far. You will have to master Dante’s and Nero’s different playstyles; Nero’s specialty is his demonic arm that can grapple enemies and pummel them, a tactic that favors slower gameplay focusing on counterattacking and waiting for an opening. Dante, on the other hand, uses different various weapons he picks up along the way as well as different combat styles that change what happens when you press a particular button, which leads to more frantic and fast paced gameplay.
The story is fairly predictable and the characters are not too deep, but the Devil May Cry series has never been one for storytelling; if you play Devil May Cry, you play it for the difficulty and the combat.
Devil May Cry 4 will punish you if you do not master the combat, but if you do manage to master it, you will definitely enjoy it.
It is Time to Save the World AgainDDEMOLITOR | Nov. 17, 2014 | See all DDEMOLITOR's reviews »
DMC4 is the most satisfying hack'n slash game by its combat mechanics for pc.Swordplay very fast ,stylish and fluent and there are many worth to use weapons and guns and of course neros devil bringer ability makes combat system deeper than ever.And there are many originally designed enemy and boss encounter types many of which require some strategy to defeat.Even there is a turbo mode to make the gameplay faster.But what is wrong with DMC 4 is its story and producers level design choices.Story is a bit throw away type and old heros don't show much characteristics like they did on the older games of the series.But some cutscenes are really fun to watch.Games level design like to play the first half of dmc4 twice with different characters which is a bit odd.Presentation of the game is very good some effects like spark are great and some art design of many structures is very detailed. DMC 4 is not the best game of the series but definitely very enjoyable and fast paced game.