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DmC: Devil May Cry (Windows)

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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 The big bad often comments what happens ingame. It gets displayed as huge letters written over the environment.
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows Most of the game is played in the limbo, which twists and turns reality
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows The female sidekick
DmC: Devil May Cry Windows Getting dirty in the club

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The Press Says

ZTGameDomain Feb 06, 2013 9.5 out of 10 95
Thunderbolt Games Feb 04, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Softpedia Feb 01, 2013 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jan 14, 2013 8.9 out of 10 89
3D Juegos Jan 22, 2013 8.6 out of 10 86
Everyeye.it Jan 25, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Jan 14, 2013 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.fr Jan 14, 2013 8 out of 10 80
PCActu Jan 25, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 16, 2013 8 out of 10 80

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Sciere (243470) added DmC: Devil May Cry (Windows) on Jan 25, 2013
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