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DmC: Devil May Cry

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
83
4.5
Windows
85
4.5
Xbox 360
85
4.5
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Description

DmC: Devil May Cry is the fifth game in the hack-and-slash third-person action series and the first not largely developed by Capcom. This title is a reimagining of the series, with the same protagonist Dante, but set in an alternate universe. The Dante in this game is very different from before, doing away with the trademark white hair and altering the main character as well as the game's tone with a much more Western influence. The gameplay is still largely identical as Dante engages many opponents with a fast fighting style, stringing together combos and hits in quick succession.

The game is set in the fictional, dreary Limbo City that is secretly controlled by demons that are also after Dante. Through a girl called Kat he eventually comes in contact with his long-lost brother Vergil who leads a rogue group called The Order bent on extinguishing the demons. Eventually the two discover they are Nephilim, offspring of the demon Sparda and an angel Eva, which allows them to see and engage demons. The game mixes fantasy environments with surreal settings and technological touches such as being inside a TV stream of a biased news station "Raptor News" or engaging a soft drink company from within. Next to the fighting there are often platforming sections that involve grappling to move around combined with auto-target firing.

Dante's basic weapon is his sword Rebellion, combined with up to three melee weapons at a single time and guns (the twin pistols Ebony and Ivory) as a ranged attack. Players are often encouraged to quickly switch weapons to keep combos going, grapple enemies closer (Hell weapons) or zoom in Dante himself (Angel weapons), and also quickly dodge to evade attacks. Additional weapons and attacks are acquired through armoury unlocks. These are purchased through souls found along the way, the main currency that comes in different forms and also provide health. In addition he gets access to two separate ranges of weapon split into Angel and Devil. These are coded through the colours blue and red respectively, and later on enemies can often only be defeated by using the correct weapon in the right situation. Angel weapons consists of a shuriken and a scythe called Osiris, while Hell weapons wield massive power through a giant axe, and a pair of lava fists that can also optionally be charged. When a certain amount of power has been gathered Dante can activate the Devil Trigger mode where time slows down.

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DmC: Devil May Cry Windows During the course of the game, concept art can be unlocked
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows The game allows buying items and upgrades during missions
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows Each mission ends with a statistics screen. The highest score is SSS
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows In limbo, nothing is as it seems

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The Press Says

1UP Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2013 A 100
Thunderbolt Games Windows Feb 04, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Hardcore Gamer Magazine Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2013 4.5 out of 5 90
Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) Xbox 360 Jan 18, 2013 5 out of 6 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
BlogCritics Magazine PlayStation 3 Jan 17, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jan 16, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Jan 14, 2013 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Jan 16, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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