DescriptionDevil May Cry 4 is the second sequel to the original Devil May Cry game.
This time the player gets cast as Nero, a member of the Order of the Sword who worships Sparda, in addition to playing as the previous games' protagonist, Dante. The game follows the story of Nero in which witnesses the assassination of the leader of the Order of the Sword, Sanctus, by no other than Dante. The murder causes chaos and Sanctus' deputy, Credo, orders Nero to go after Dante, who is heading for Fortuna Castle.
Nero is equipped with a sword (Red Queen), a revolver (Blue Rose), and powers from his Devil Bringer arm that works like Dante's Devil Trigger. They also give Nero special abilities: pulling and pushing enemies, slamming them on the ground and zooming across areas. Overall gameplay with Nero is still hack-and-slash but with fresh attack styles and techniques. Dante joins later in the game for some levels of his own. His gameplay stays mostly intact with the four attack styles: Trickster, Sword Master, Gunslinger, and Royal Guard.
The Windows version adds the Legendary Dark Knight mode with a large number of enemies on the screen along with the Turbo mode at a faster speed. The cut-scenes run at 120 frames per second while the console sequences are run at 30. Network ranking is however, not supported.
- "惡魔獵人4" -- Taiwan spelling
- "DMC4" -- Common abbreviation
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The Press Says
|Gamesmania||Jul 18, 2008||90 out of 100||90|
|Game Vortex||Aug, 2008||90 out of 100||90|
|4Players.de||Jul 09, 2008||87 out of 100||87|
|2404.org PC Gaming||Sep 03, 2008||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Game Captain||Jul 14, 2008||85 out of 100||85|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Aug 11, 2008||84 out of 100||84|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Jul, 2008||82 out of 100||82|
|Games Radar||Jul 08, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|IGN||Jul 24, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|1UP||Jul 09, 2008||C+||58|
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PC versionAccording to the game's director Hideaki Itsuno, the Windows version is not a regular port of the console title. Instead, both versions were developed simultaneously, but the Windows game required more testing due to the wide variety of hardware. Taking this into consideration, the console versions were prioritized and released earlier than the Windows version.
Related Web Sites
- Devil May Cry 4 (Official game website (in Japanese))
- Wikipedia: Devil May Cry 4 (Article in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Devil May Cry 4.)
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