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Xbox 360 12 3.7
Combined User Score 41 3.9


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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network (Feb 14, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is a very neat package and one very well done. The game has a complete stylish feel to it and considering that this… pretty much is just is a hack and slash button masher, the fact that the game is so much fun to play, leaves you not caring about sore fingers. The game does have some problems with you constantly needing to trek through the same areas time after time and that Nero and Dante both have to face the same bosses, but from an overall standpoint the DMC franchise has moved very nicely onto the next generation platform and is a hell of a lot of fun to play.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Age (Feb 22, 2008)
So while Devil May Cry 4 is basically a shinier version of DMC3 with a few new gameplay mechanics, it still doesn't disappoint, and makes for a strong first showing on both the PS3 and the 360. It also marks a great jumping on point for newcomers with a more balanced difficulty level and a decent checkpoint/continue system, but offers plenty of harder modes for the die-hard fans. Easily one of the best action games in recent years, and something that I can suggest picking up to everyone out there.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing (Feb 11, 2008)
As the fourth game in the Devil May Cry series and the first on a next-generation system, Devil May Cry 4 certainly succeeds and pushes the franchise forward. Anyone with an Xbox 360 or PS3 should pick up this amazing-looking, action-packed demon-slaying game. The title has an interesting story and an unbelievable ending, although a couple of new questions are raised when you complete the game, but that's what makes it Devil May Cry, right?
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing (Feb 15, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is clearly not a quickie run-and-gun, but it's also not a quickie hack-and-slash. There's a lot to do, a lot of different ways to do it, ways to do it you'll probably never discover, perhaps things no one will ever discover unless Capcom trickles out, over time, unexpected elements that were already present in the game at release. The only PS3 owner to whom I would not recommend DMC4 as a must-own is the completist who, after perhaps months of near-continuous play, doesn't know when to leave well enough alone — and then he or she should probably see someone about that. All others, go buy it. Now. Run, do not walk.
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Xbox 360Extreme Gamer (Feb 15, 2008)
DMC4 returns showcasing how action games should be made. Staring a new hero and a few faces from the past, Devil May Cry 4 has everything you would expect out of your demon slaying, button-mashing game. Far beyond the game mechanics, Devil May Cry 4 is a visually stunning with an engaging storyline to help keep the player motivated. Even after the adventure comes to its climax, Capcom provides enough reasons to go back into the mix, one more time. Styling and profiling, Devil May Cry 4 is the first “must-have” console game of 2008.
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PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer (Feb 15, 2008)
DMC4 returns showcasing how action games should be made. Staring a new hero and a few faces from the past, Devil May Cry 4 has everything you would expect out of your demon slaying, button-mashing game. Far beyond the game mechanics, Devil May Cry 4 is a visually stunning with an engaging storyline to help keep the player motivated. Even after the adventure comes to its climax, Capcom provides enough reasons to go back into the mix, one more time. Styling and profiling, Devil May Cry 4 is the first “must-have” console game of 2008.
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PlayStation 3Power Unlimited (Feb 04, 2008)
Dit vierde deel laat niet alleen zien dat de Devil May Cry serie de overstap naar de nieuwe systemen zonder problemen overleeft, maar ook dat het gevoel van de spectaculaire old school 2D actiespelen nog steeds in volle glorie aanwezig kan zijn in hedendaagse videogames.
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PlayStation 3Gamer.co.il (Mar 11, 2008)

דוויל מיי קריי 4 הוא בהחלט המשחק שכולנו ציפינו לו במהלך שלוש השנים האחרונות: הוא מרהיב, מגניב והכי חשוב – מהנה. ארבע רמות קושי שונות, משימות סודיות ושתי דמויות שונות ללא היכר ישאבו כל שחקן לעשרות שעות משחק מרתקות. מדובר ללא ספק באחד המשחקים הטובים ביותר מסוגו אם לא הטוב שבהם, ובקנייה חובה לכל חובבי האקשן.

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PlayStation 3GamingHeaven / DriverHeaven (Feb 05, 2008)
Overall, Devil May Cry 4 is a killer title, extremely enjoyable to play and the graphics are beautiful. It is great to see the Playstation 3 in full on 3d mode, instead of the usual lame ass Xbox 360 ports we are saturated with. The combat system is very smooth, fun and rewarding and the dialogue and cut scenes are polished and quite often extremely amusing. If this game sells well (which it should) then I am hoping we see DMC5 with a few of the minor annoying issues removed such as the flipping camera. If you are a Playstation 3 owner, then this needs to be on your "must get" list. Excellent!
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic (Dec 08, 2008)
From coalmines to a sprawling cathedral to a lush forest, the game offers a diverse assortment of really gorgeous locations. The cinematography and art direction is first rate, but the cut scenes often border on cringe-worthy. Nero is unlikable as the cocky pretty-boy who tosses out one-liners under the most dire of circumstances. When a female character in an outrageous outfit enters the fold, expect to see plenty of gratuitous boob and crotch shots. I'm pretty sure a 15-year-old boy directed this! Devil May Cry 4 loses points for its contrived style, but ultimately triumphs thanks to its nonstop action and awe-inspiring visuals.
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Xbox 3601UP (Jan 31, 2008)
Although it dips into the recycling bin a bit too much, Devil May Cry 4 still remains a must-play title for action-adventure gamers. Its gorgeous trappings, addictive combat, and well-balanced difficulty make it the most satisfying DMC in years, and Dante's such a killer character that you'll actually want to tackle the game on a tougher difficulty in order to fully explore his amazing arsenal.
90
Xbox 360UOL Jogos (Feb 15, 2008)
Sem assumir riscos, a Capcom apostou em uma fórmula que deu certo com seu novo capítulo de "Devil May Cry" e se deu bem. Mesmo com a decisão de colocar Dante de lado, a aventura com Nero é extremamente empolgante, não só no ponto de vista técnico e narrativo, mas também por seu sempre eficiente sistema de combate.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos (Feb 15, 2008)
Sem assumir riscos, a Capcom apostou em uma fórmula que deu certo com seu novo capítulo de "Devil May Cry" e se deu bem. Mesmo com a decisão de colocar Dante de lado, a aventura com Nero é extremamente empolgante, não só no ponto de vista técnico e narrativo, mas também por seu sempre eficiente sistema de combate.
90
Xbox 360GameCell UK (Feb, 2008)
So Devil May Cry 4 leaves me wanting more just like the first 3 did. It plays great, looks great and sounds great. It’s also something that the 360 just doesn’t have any of, and that’s character action games. Give it a go, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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Xbox 360Lawrence (Feb 24, 2008)
I still point to Devil May Cry 3 as the best in the series, as it was less repetitive and more challenging than this installment. Despite its minor flaws, DMC4 is still a blast to play through, and should please longtime fans of the series.
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PlayStation 3Gamervision (Feb 12, 2007)
Devil May Cry 4 is an amazing game that blew away every expectation I had set for it. After looking at the videos I expected an incredibly hard title with a paper-thin plot and repetitive combat. What I received was a beautiful, deep title. While it doesn't really do anything that sets it apart from its previous incarnations and, aside from the stunning graphics, it could have easily been pulled off on the Playstation 2, I heartily give my recommendation for the game.
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PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain (Feb 11, 2008)
A friend of mine asked me who I prefer playing as, Dante or Nero. I can’t really say who I like the best; they both bring so much to the table. I really enjoy Dante’s "coolness" He does everything with dramatic flair, and it is really awesome to see him pull off some of his moves. Nero, on the other hand has his devil bringer, which after you play as Dante you start to miss the ability to grab your foes from a great distance. But regardless of my choice, Devil May Cry 4 is a great game. I am happy to see Dante come to my Xbox 360, and I hope to see more of Nero (in his own game…Not DMC 5!) Devil May Cry 4 has definitely raised the bar on this type of action games, which means Ninja Gaiden has some work cut out for it. Take my advice don’t rent this one, just go out and buy it there is enough stuff to see and do after you finish the game to keep you playing for a long time afterwards.
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PlayStation 3Gamernode (Feb 12, 2008)
Overall, Devil May Cry 4 has ripped the title of best action combat game from Ninja Gaiden. Where past iterations of the DMC franchise have faltered, the potential was always there. DMC4 finally delivers on what loyal Capcom fans have seen through all the years. By introducing a new character with a timing based combat system, making even novice players feel badass, while at the same time catering to the hardcore crowd with harder difficulties, Capcom has opened up the Devil May Cry franchise to a whole new generation of gamers. Whether on the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360 no one can go wrong picking up this title. While the level design is lazy the second half of the game -- and some dialogue is cheesy -- the amazing combat system wrapped up in a next-gen presentation few games have met makes Devil May Cry 4 a must buy for action hack and slash fans as well as twitch gamers alike.
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PlayStation 3HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) (Feb 13, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 isn't a particularly long game, but there's plenty of incentive to replay it between the unlockable modes and difficulties. And really, it's worth playing through the game a second time simply because the carnage is so fun. DMC4 might have a few design issues, but the strength of the combat system coupled with all the style you've come to expect from the series makes this easy to recommend to anyone remotely interested in action games.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Illustrated (Feb 18, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is an all around great game; it offers fast-paced action and a challenge level that should appeal to players of every skill.
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PlayStation 3Game industry News (GiN) (Mar 13, 2008)
Oh, and in regards to the 25 minutes that DMC4 takes to update itself onto the PS3: Get over it. Go read a short story by your favorite author, do some household chores, or get some exercise. Just don’t complain, because really, it’s not that big of a deal and certainly a small price to pay for a good game.
90
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation (Mar 16, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 does exactly what the series has been trying to do since the first game: it recaptures the careful balance of light puzzles, tight, varied action, over-the-top cutscenes and clever little boss encounters, all starring a pair of smart-mouthed, swaggering dyed-in-the-wool action flick caricatures. Sure, it dips into its bag of tricks far too often on multiple occasions, which is why the game isn't getting a perfect score, but it also has the combat and cutscenes to carry the rest of the game, which is why it's getting a rather commendable 9.
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PlayStation 3IGN UK (Feb 05, 2008)
In doing so, you'll discover that Devil May Cry 4 is a game that actually does deliver a genuine, honest-to-goodness, chest-fluttering surge of adrenaline. In that respect it's the ultimate action game, blessed with its own inimitably strange sense of style. It's polished and slick, it's got gargantuan-sized gods, near-musical interludes, and infernal, flaming bosses. It's nothing short of brilliant. It might rub some people up the wrong way, with its insistence on repeated playthroughs and recycled locations, and its rock hard list of achievements. But for anyone who buys into Capcom's unique brand of action adventure, it's as good as anything else that the Xbox 360 has to offer – up there with the likes of Gears of War and Oblivion and all the others.
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PlayStation 3GamesRadar (Feb 07, 2008)
Installation or no, though, Devil May Cry 4 is overall a kickass action package that manages to look extremely pretty while still being a lot of fun. All of the elements that have made the series great are here - the sense of humor, the slick sense of style and the ridiculously over-the-top action - and the game is at once instantly accessible and surprisingly deep, thanks to a more-elaborate-than-it-lets-on combo system. Add a bunch of secret missions and a fairly compelling (if somewhat shallow) story, and Dante's fans won't come away disappointed.
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PlayStation 3GameZone (Feb 21, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 may border on beating a dead horse with its boss battle reiterations, but as far as action and hack-n-slash games go, it’s a dead horse you’ll want to beat repeatedly. Your first time through will be some of the best hours you’ve ever had with an action game. After that, the high replay value won’t allow you to leave.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Jul 28, 2008)
Plus posé que l'épileptique DMC 3, Devil May Cry 4 assure le changement dans la continuité. Beau à pleurer, fun à jouer, cet opus améliore la jouabilité tout en poussant les affrontements vers des chorégraphies de plus en plus époustouflantes. On lui excusera alors son scénario de série B, ses quelques soucis de caméra et une seconde moitié d'aventure solo ressemblant à s'y méprendre à un mode Reverse. Bref, voici bien un DMC de qualité, porté sur nos chers PC avec élégance et maîtrise, et qui augure une descendance au moins aussi stylisée et tout aussi nerveuse.
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WindowsGame Vortex (Aug, 2008)
DMC4 is a great addition to the series and really adds to the line. If you are an existing fan of the license, then you should definitely look into this fourth installment. Even if you are new to the series, then you might want to look into it anyway, though there are quite a few relationships that will be lost on you.
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WindowsGamesmania.de (Jul 18, 2008)
Nach drei Teilen ist es zugegebenermaßen etwas schwierig, für einen vierten Teil genügend Kaufargumente zu finden. Nach diversen, von Fans kritisierten Abirrungen der Vorgänger kehrt Devil May Cry 4 spielerisch wieder zu den Wurzeln zurück, die den Erstling so beliebt gemacht haben: furiose Action, abfeuerbar für jedermann ohne Gamepadologie studiert haben zu müssen, und das ganze garniert mit einem frischen Helden, quasi als Dreingabe. Mit dem Devil Bringer als spielrelevante Neuerung zeigt sich der Wert ordentlicher Handarbeit, besonders die riesigen Bossmonster sollten den starken Händedruck des Spielers fürchten. Durch die vielen Zusatzoptionen und konstante Aufrüstbarkeit des eigenen Spielstils ist für stundenlange Herausforderung gesorgt, ein großes Paket hat Capcom da geschnürt. In diesem Sinne: Smokin’ Sick Style...!
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PlayStation 3Gamers.at (Feb 07, 2008)
Na bitte, die Devil May Cry-Serie ist wohlbehalten im HD-Zeitalter angekommen und versorgt PS3- und XBox360-Jünger gleichermaßen mit prachtvoller Optik und gleich zwei charismatischen Helden. Alte Tugenden wurden konsequent beibehalten, und einige wenige spaßige Neuerungen - wie etwa der mächtige ‚Devil Bringer’ – neu integriert. Wirklich tiefgreifende Innovationen auf Seiten des Gameplays sind demnach spärlich aber doch vorhandenen, mit dem Capcom typischen Perfektionismus geizt Devil May Cry 4 dafür aber umso weniger.
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PlayStation 3JustPressPlay (Feb 24, 2008)
Well DMC 4 is a lot more approachable to newcomers than DMC 3 was. Veterans might shun (well should) the easier setting and do their best to work their way to something more challenging. Even though it’s easier it didn’t turn out to be a sore spot in the franchise like DMC 2 was. Aside from the back tracking that you have to deal with as Dante the game is a blast from beginning to end. For DMC 5 (you know it’s coming Capcom will sequel a franchise to death [or re-release it like Street Fighter]) they better include Vergil and give him an actual storyline.
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Xbox 360GamingTrend (May, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 at full retail price is, from my perspective, a must-buy. The strong storyline, the intrigue, solid combat engine, two viable combat methods and the skill progression make this a worthwhile purchase. There is some level retread, and for people who are only interested in Dante I'd suggest renting it first. The graphics and sound are strong, and although the controls can be initially daunting, the learning comes fast and the game is fun. High score challenges and playing over again at different difficulties may not appeal to some folks however you will not be maxxed on your first run-through; your second time will be more enjoyable as you have both experience and a rich well of combat skills in your arsenal. If there was one thing I would ask is that next time Capcom considers a two player cooperative mode.
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Xbox 360GameZone (May 05, 2008)
A truly engaging and addictively action-packed game with amazing production value, Devil May Cry 4 is one of those deeply enjoyable games that deserve a place in your gaming library. While this forth chapter takes the spotlight away from Dante, Nero is a worthy hero to follow and thus making this an interesting sequel with a lot to offer.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk (Feb 21, 2008)
Regardless of experience on the first three Devil May Cry titles, this is a solid action game that is worth the price of admission for veterans and newbies alike. Nero brings an awesome dynamic to the franchise. Combine that with Dante's parallel mission and the game is absolutely over-the-top. It's a somewhat repetitive and frustrating hack and slash affair, but it's an adventure you won't forget. Here's looking forward to a fifth installment!
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Xbox 360Gamers.at (Feb 07, 2008)
Na bitte, die Devil May Cry-Serie ist wohlbehalten im HD-Zeitalter angekommen und versorgt PS3- und XBox360-Jünger gleichermaßen mit prachtvoller Optik und gleich zwei charismatischen Helden. Alte Tugenden wurden konsequent beibehalten, und einige wenige spaßige Neuerungen - wie etwa der mächtige ‚Devil Bringer’ – neu integriert. Wirklich tiefgreifende Innovationen auf Seiten des Gameplays sind demnach spärlich aber doch vorhandenen, mit dem Capcom typischen Perfektionismus geizt Devil May Cry 4 dafür aber umso weniger.
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PlayStation 3Thunderbolt Games (Feb 20, 2008)
My heartstrings were tugged at as I watched an anguished Nero crying out as Kyrie was absorbed into a goliath monstrosity. I grew tired of whacking gyroblades across shimmering, but still plain corridors just to open up the next area. Luckily, I'm impartial and indifferent to the punk rock that accompanies every battle. But then so what? Devil May Cry 4 doesn't concern itself with much outside of fighting, and here the focus and dedication shines through with a solid and ridiculously in-depth battle system, rivalling even that of modern fighting games like Tekken and Soul Calibur. Isn't it wonderful? It's early in 2008 and we already have an AAA game for both the PS3 and 360.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine (Mar, 2008)
I’ll just get this out of the way: Nero is awesome. Any reservations fans may have about the young upstart replacing Dante as the main hero will evaporate in the first hour of Devil May Cry 4. Nero delivers all of the combo-driven action you would expect from this series, but he also opens the door for new mechanics that will make it difficult to go back to previous installments. Dante established the stylish combat at the core of the DMC, but Nero is taking it forward.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine (Mar, 2008)
I’ll just get this out of the way: Nero is awesome. Any reservations fans may have about the young upstart replacing Dante as the main hero will evaporate in the first hour of Devil May Cry 4. Nero delivers all of the combo-driven action you would expect from this series, but he also opens the door for new mechanics that will make it difficult to go back to previous installments. Dante established the stylish combat at the core of the DMC, but Nero is taking it forward.
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Xbox 360JagoGame.com (Feb 13, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 benar-benar sebuah mahakarya dari Capcom. Dari awal hingga akhir Anda disuguhi permainan yang non-stop hard stylish action,yang bakal pembuat Anda terpaku di depan layar TV. Kehadiran Nero sebagai tokoh utama di DMC 4 memberi sentuhan baru terhadap gameplay, karena penggunaan Demo Bringer yang sangat berbeda dengan Dante. Jadi, bagi yang belum punya game ini, segeralah bergegas untuk membelinya, karena kualitas dari seri Devil May Cry tak pernah mengecewakan.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme (Feb 06, 2008)
I highly encourage all PlayStation 3 owners to immediately run to your nearest game retailer and get yourself a copy of Devil May Cry 4 - I promise you will not be disappointed.
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PlayStation 3AceGamez (Feb 07, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is a stunning triumph of an action game that easily competes with greats like God of War II and Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Capcom took everything that was great about the DMC series and amped it up through the roof - every level is as jam packed with stunningly directed cut scenes as it is with fearsome demons and brutal bosses, the varying locations and challenging enemies offering endless eye candy that betters almost every other action game I've seen thus far in the new generation, while both Dante and Nero sport some of the coolest weapons and moves you've ever had the pleasure of using to wipe out your foes.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox (Feb 05, 2008)
Overall, Devil May Cry 4 is a great addition to the franchise, and a stunning debut for next-gen consoles. And while I’m happy to see Dante still kicking demon ass after all this time, I’m eager to see more of Nero in the future. Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, Devil May Cry 4 raises the bar for the action adventure genre, well deserving of some prime real estate in your Xbox 360 library.
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PlayStation 3GamePro (US) (Feb 04, 2008)
Even with its minor faults, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better feeling, better looking jack of all trades action game on the market today. DMC4 has a lot of offer and for fans of the series, there are a bunch of new and returning characters thrown into the mix, including Gloria, a gloriously rendered character whose physical attributes make Itagaki-san's volleyball DOA girls seem blas?. My prediction: Gloria will become the hottest chick in video gaming, like ever. I'm hoping against hope that Capcom will somehow address the wonky camera and save system, because that would go a long way towards making DMC4 truly sublime. Still, I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for an amazing action game to add to their library.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US) (Feb 04, 2008)
Even with its minor faults, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better feeling, better looking jack of all trades action game on the market today. DMC4 has a lot of offer and for fans of the series, there are a bunch of new and returning characters thrown into the mix, including Gloria, a gloriously rendered character whose physical attributes make Itagaki-san's volleyball DOA girls seem blas?. My prediction: Gloria will become the hottest chick in video gaming, like ever. I'm hoping against hope that Capcom will somehow address the wonky camera and save system, because that would go a long way towards making DMC4 truly sublime. Still, I highly recommend it to anyone who's looking for an amazing action game to add to their library.
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Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA) (Jan 22, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is everything a hack-and-slash should be and then some. Sadly it falters with repeated level design and a moderately troublesome camera; but in the grand scheme of things, these are only minor flaws. Devil May Cry 4 delivers an experience that is second to none on Xbox 360, so far. Held together by a solid narrative, it makes your blood boil with every fight you encounter. It's a great title, pick it up.
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Xbox 360Console Monster (Mar 04, 2008)
Overall, if you have played and enjoyed the previous Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden titles, you are likely to enjoy Devil May Cry 4. Devil May Cry 4 is an action packed blockbuster featuring some of the best elements to be seen on a console, conveniently masking the flaws.
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Xbox 360Fragland.net (Apr 13, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is a great game for those that want pure and uncut action. The game may have its downsides (despite the heavily polished graphics there almost nothing new to the game), but you'll love to forgive them. The fundaments of the game may be the same for quite some time, they still stand tall. And as some people tend to say: old wine tastes best.
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PlayStation 3Vgames (Mar 07, 2008)

דוויל מיי קריי 4 לא יאכזב את מעריצי הסדרה לרגע. הוא טיפה יותר קל מהרגיל – אבל עדיין מאתגר, בעיקר עבור שחקנים חדשים, ויש מספיק רמות קושי מתקדמות. עלילה משעממת, דמויות מטופשות במיוחד והעדר דמיון בעיצוב הסביבות פוגמים בהנאה, אבל מערכת הקרב כייפית ועמוקה, הבוסים מאתגרים ומעוצבים היטב, וככל שמתקדמים במשחק ההנאה רק מתגברת. מומלץ בעיקר לחובבי הז'אנר, ולמי ששיחק בגוד אוף וור ומחפש משהו באותו סגנון, אבל קצת יותר קשה.

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Xbox 360XboxAchievements (Feb 05, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 delivers on so many different levels. The action is quick, smooth and intense. The boss battles are fantastic but it really gets let down with the repetition value. Battling back through the path you have just cleared and fighting pretty much the same enemies and an awkward camera detracts from the gameplay but by no means does it ruin what is a fantastic title either way.
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WindowsWorth Playing (Sep 24, 2008)
Overall, the magic is back, and the new hero doesn't detract from things in the slightest.Devil May Cry 4 is a great capstone to the trilogy, and the PC port takes exceptional advantage of the graphical potential of many gamers' PCs, while leaving the top-notch console gameplay untouched. It's unfortunate that the game doesn't appear to have sold so well because the PC version easily one-ups the console iterations if your PC can handle it, and it doesn't necessarily have to be extremely top-notch. Notice that all of the screenshots here were taken on DirectX 9, and realize that Capcom did an incredible job, one that deserves the attention of more gamers.
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PlayStation 3IGN Australia (Jan 31, 2008)
And that's it. Devil May Cry 4 is still excellent stuff – thoroughly entertaining, mostly well paced, despite the on-off-on battles. While there are definitely some issues to be worked through if there's a DMC5 on the cards (and come on, this probably isn't the end), the storytelling is worth the trip, the combat remains fun, and there are two major features that we can't even mention that also go a good way towards making you want to replay each level and try for the best letter ranking possible. Nero, Dante, swords, guns, jiggling breasts and a whole lot of fun in between; dig in.
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PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Feb 13, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 es un Devil May Cry con todas las de la ley, aunque para algunos jugadores haya que esperar a los niveles superiores de dificultad para encontrarse con retos de relevancia. Este hecho no lo consideramos como un defecto en si mismo, si no una virtud que acerca los atractivos de la serie a un público objetivo menos restrictivo. El hecho de que Dante pase a ser secundario podrá reducir el impacto del juego para algunos, aunque objetivamente Nero cumple con creces, y se convierte en una interesante novedad.
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PlayStation 3GamingEvolution (Feb 26, 2008)
Not having much experience with the Devil May Cry franchise prior to the 4th installment, I have to say this is one of the best all around gaming experience on next-gen consoles. In an age were younger gamers are in need of beautiful looking games, this title is no slouch. Cutscenes make full use of Capcom's gaming engine, making the action within them look exactly like that of the in-game action. I'll admit the visual presentation is not done in a similar fashion to previous titles within the series, but that doesn't stop anyone...newbie or veteran.... from enjoying the vivid and fluid experience. For those who haven't picked up this game needs to rush to their corner store and pick up a copy. Whether on Xbox 360 or PS3, you are in an experience that no one should miss.
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WindowsGamezoom (Jul 20, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 ist ein Vorzeigespiel für das Actiongenre geworden und nur bedingt vergleichbar mit der weniger guten PC-Umsetzung von Teil 3. Selten haben wir eine solch dynamische, actionreiche, imposante und gleichzeitig ausgereifte Inszenierung erlebt. Die Story hätte kaum besser erzählt werden können, was natürlich sehr an den wirklich gut gemachten Zwischensequenzen liegt. Liebe, Dramatik, Gewalt, Verwirrung und Humor - DMC hat ein bisschen was von einem Überraschungs-Ei bester Güte. Darüber hinaus begeistern die schicken Animationen, irrwitzigen Effekte und die geballte Soundkulisse immer wieder aufs Neue. Mängel wie zum Beispiel die schwache K.I., störrische Kameraführung und das zur Mitte ausgelutschte Leveldesign können angesichts der oben genannten Punkte ruhig zur Seite geschoben werden.
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Xbox 360Gamigo (Feb 19, 2008)
Besser kann das noch junge Jahr 2008 doch gar nicht anfangen, oder? Wer meint, die ersten 6 Monate des Jahres wären für uns Zocker immer eine Saure-Gurken-Zeit, der kann zumindest in diesem Jahr diese Geschichte ins Reich der Märchen verbannen. Devil Mac Cry 4 macht zwar nicht vieles besser als seine Vorgänger, poliert den Ruf der Serie aber wenigstens wieder auf. Somit dürfte der Weg für einen fünften Teil also mehr als geebnet sein. Bis aber soweit ist, werden noch viele spannende Stunden vor euch liegen, denn auch der gute Nero muss ja erst einmal seine Heldentauglichlkeit unter Beweis stellen. Actionfans, die Devil May Cry 4 nicht mit nach Hause nehmen, kann wahrlich keiner mehr helfen.
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PlayStation 3FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Feb 22, 2008)
A wholly satisfying and worthy entry into the Devil May Cry franchise that adds several new dynamics to the formula without messing too much with what made the series what it is today. Until Ninja Gaiden 2 comes out, this is definitely the best pure action game you’ll find on the 360 or PS3
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Xbox 360TalkXbox (Feb 20, 2008)
In closing, while Devil May Cry 4 seems to be a hard fit in the series due to Dante’s significantly reduced role, the gameplay is as tight, stylish and entertaining as it ever was. The game soars because of its combat and obviously high production values. I make many allusions to the other games in the series because they are somewhat required playing in order to fully understand the origins of the game and its storyline, which doesn’t offer much explanation for those new to the series. Nevertheless, there is a great deal to like here for fans of action/adventure games and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t give this a shot.
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Xbox 360Gameswelt (Feb 15, 2008)
Die vierte Episode ist ein Fest für alle Fans des ersten ’Devil May Cry’. Trotz neuer Spielfigur fühlt sich ’Devil May Cry 4’ an wie der Erstling und bietet mit dem Levelschwerpunkt auf einem großen Schloss auch noch ein ähnliches Szenario. So mancher Kritiker mag nun einwenden, dass einige Elemente entsprechend altbacken wirken. Das stört mich aber nicht im geringsten, solange die Action dermaßen toll präsentiert ist, die Kämpfe unheimlich Spaß machen, die kleineren Rätseleinlagen bestens unterhalten und auch der Umfang stimmt. Erfreulich ist außerdem, dass endlich auch der Schwierigkeitsgrad überzeugt – Neros und Dantes Monsterhatz ist zwar knifflig, aber selten wirklich frustrierend. Somit haben selbst Serie-Neueinsteiger ihren Spaß mit der herrlich inszenierten Grusel-Action.
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PlayStation 3Gameswelt (Feb 15, 2008)
Die vierte Episode ist ein Fest für alle Fans des ersten ’Devil May Cry’. Trotz neuer Spielfigur fühlt sich ’Devil May Cry 4’ an wie der Erstling und bietet mit dem Levelschwerpunkt auf einem großen Schloss auch noch ein ähnliches Szenario. So mancher Kritiker mag nun einwenden, dass einige Elemente entsprechend altbacken wirken. Das stört mich aber nicht im geringsten, solange die Action dermaßen toll präsentiert ist, die Kämpfe unheimlich Spaß machen, die kleineren Rätseleinlagen bestens unterhalten und auch der Umfang stimmt. Erfreulich ist außerdem, dass endlich auch der Schwierigkeitsgrad überzeugt – Neros und Dantes Monsterhatz ist zwar knifflig, aber selten wirklich frustrierend. Somit haben selbst Serie-Neueinsteiger ihren Spaß mit der herrlich inszenierten Grusel-Action.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central (Feb, 2008)
This filler-feeling content would be a real kill joy in a lesser game, but DMC4's combat is so fast, so visceral, that it's just a joy to play. And those who really want to tweak the experience will have endless fun tinkering with the upgrades and enhanced abilities. On the other hand, if you're a casual hack-'n-slasher, DMC4 has a great auto-upgrade system that'll do all the work for you. There's a lot to like here for seasoned demon slayers as well as new recruits. The gameplay is deeply satisfying and addictive despite some rehashed levels and bosses. And it all looks fantastic. Expect a crowd to gather around the TV as you, Nero, and Dante put on one hell of a show.
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PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central (Feb 07, 2008)
There's a lot to like here for seasoned demon slayers as well as new recruits. The gameplay is deeply satisfying and addictive despite some rehashed levels and bosses. And it all looks fantastic. Expect a crowd to gather around the TV as you, Nero, and Dante put on one hell of a show.
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PlayStation 3Kombo.com (Feb 08, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is a great next-gen installment of the franchise. Despite a few minor flaws, the game is action-packed and looks incredible. Fans of the series and newcomers alike, there is plenty to enjoy here.
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Xbox 3604Players.de (Jan 21, 2008)
Böse Zungen könnten sogar behaupten, DMC 4 sei nichts anderes als DMC 1 oder 2 oder 3 in HD und dementsprechend nur angehübschte, aber antiquierte Action. Doch das wäre nur die halbe Wahrheit. Ja: Capcom wird mit Dante und Nero keinen Innovationspreis gewinnen. Doch da sowohl die grandios inszenierte Action als auch vor allem die spannende, dramatische und für die Serie überraschend emotionale Geschichte einige Saiten in mir zum Schwingen bringen, kann ich leichten Herzens über kleinere Mankos hinwegsehen. Angesichts fordernder, aber fairer Gefechte sind mir kleine Kameraprobleme egal - ebenso der Schneeabschnitt, der deutlich hinter der übrigen, teilweise an God of War erinnernden Pracht-Kulisse zurückbleibt. DMC 4 bietet hochstilisierte Nonstop-Action mit zwei angenehm unterschiedlichen Figuren, die in dieser linearen Form kaum noch zu toppen sein dürfte und bis zum Ende packt.
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PlayStation 34Players.de (Jan 21, 2008)
Böse Zungen könnten sogar behaupten, DMC 4 sei nichts anderes als DMC 1 oder 2 oder 3 in HD und dementsprechend nur angehübschte, aber antiquierte Action. Doch das wäre nur die halbe Wahrheit. Ja: Capcom wird mit Dante und Nero keinen Innovationspreis gewinnen. Doch da sowohl die grandios inszenierte Action als auch vor allem die spannende, dramatische und für die Serie überraschend emotionale Geschichte einige Saiten in mir zum Schwingen bringen, kann ich leichten Herzens über kleinere Mankos hinwegsehen. Angesichts fordernder, aber fairer Gefechte sind mir kleine Kameraprobleme egal - ebenso der Schneeabschnitt, der deutlich hinter der übrigen, teilweise an God of War erinnernden Pracht-Kulisse zurückbleibt. DMC 4 bietet hochstilisierte Nonstop-Action mit zwei angenehm unterschiedlichen Figuren, die in dieser linearen Form kaum noch zu toppen sein dürfte und bis zum Ende packt.
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Windows4Players.de (Jul 09, 2008)
Nach der exzellenten Lost Planet-Umsetzung beweist Capcom mit Devil May Cry 4 eindrucksvoll, dass marode Konvertierungen à la Resident Evil 4 der Vergangenheit angehören. Die visuellen Unterschiede zwischen den DX10- und DX9-Varianten sind im Gegensatz zu Lost Planet zwar nur marginal, dafür jedoch sind die Ladezeiten unter DX10 deutlich angenehmer. Wer einen Rechner innerhalb der Konfigurationsgrenzen mit P4, 512 MB RAM und z.B. GeForce 6600 besitzt –natürlich gilt: je mehr, je besser-, kann sich auf ein dramatisches, forderndes und packendes Action-Vergnügen freuen, das sogar noch einen zusätzlichen Modus verpasst bekommen hat. Dass es Capcom auch in der PC-Version nicht geschafft hat, die Kameraprobleme sowie die gelegentlich ungenau übersetzten Untertitel in den Griff zu bekommen, ist bedauerlich, aber für den Unterhaltungswert unerheblich. Dante und Nero zeigen sich am Monitor als ebenso stylisch und imposant wie auf den Konsolen. Glückwunsch, Capcom!
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PlayStation 3Gamesmania.de (Feb 11, 2008)
Dante oder besser gesagt Nero rockt auch auf den NextGen-Konsolen die Hütte. Wie der Held es in den Kämpfen mit den Dämonen aufnimmt und ein cooles Manöver nach dem anderen abfeuert, ist großes Actionkino zum Mitspielen. Sicherlich mag man das fast 1:1 aus dem ersten Teil entnommene Old-School-Actiongameplay ein wenig kritisch beäugen, doch solange der Spielspaß und die Präsentation stimmen, können wir darüber hinweg sehen. Allerdings schleppt Teil 4 auch einige Mängel der Vorgänger mit, wie etwa die mitunter schlechte Kamera, das Speichersystem oder die Levelwiederholungen. Auch die Story vermochte es nicht, mich durchgängig zu überzeugen. Im direkten Vergleich ziehe ich dann doch noch lieber mit Halbgott Kratos aus God of War 2 los. Das erste Actionhighlight 2008 ist Devil May Cry 4 aber allemal.
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Xbox 360Gamesmania.de (Feb 11, 2008)
Dante oder besser gesagt Nero rockt auch auf den NextGen-Konsolen die Hütte. Wie der Held es in den Kämpfen mit den Dämonen aufnimmt und ein cooles Manöver nach dem anderen abfeuert, ist großes Actionkino zum Mitspielen. Sicherlich mag man das fast 1:1 aus dem ersten Teil entnommene Old-School-Actiongameplay ein wenig kritisch beäugen, doch solange der Spielspaß und die Präsentation stimmen, können wir darüber hinweg sehen. Allerdings schleppt Teil 4 auch einige Mängel der Vorgänger mit, wie etwa die mitunter schlechte Kamera, das Speichersystem oder die Levelwiederholungen. Auch die Story vermochte es nicht, mich durchgängig zu überzeugen. Im direkten Vergleich ziehe ich dann doch noch lieber mit Halbgott Kratos aus God of War 2 los. Das erste Actionhighlight 2008 ist Devil May Cry 4 aber allemal.
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PlayStation 3Gamezoom (Feb 29, 2008)
Shinji Mikami, der Starentwickler von Capcom, meinte in der Vergangenheit, dass Devil May Cry 4 zu den Referenzspielen der Playstation 3 gehören wird. Ich bin dem Ganzen aber nicht einer Meinung, da ich doch ein wenig enttäuscht wurde. Meiner Meinung nach hat das neue Actionspiel viel zu wenig Neues zu bieten, wenn ich es mit Vorgängerteil vergleiche. Technisch bietet es aber dafür eine schick detaillierte Grafik und einen überaus passenden Soundtrack. Auch die Steuerung wurde im Vergleich zu DMC 3verbessert und kann überzeugen.
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Xbox 360XBox Front (Feb 21, 2008)
Fette Boss-Fights, krasse Specialmoves und viel, viel Action, das macht Devil May Cry auch in der Generation HD zu dem was es ist. Ein Spiel mit Hit-Potenzial, zumindest sofern man über die wenigen Kritikpunkte hinwegsieht, denn Rätselfans kommen nicht auf Ihre Kosten. Auch die Spielzeit könnte mit rund 8 Stunden etwas länger sein, aber Bonus-Stages und die Möglichkeit erlernte Moves auch in höhere Schwierigkeitsgrade „mitzunehmen“, erhöht den Wiederspielwert.
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Xbox 360ActionTrip (Feb 13, 2008)
Despite the game's occasionally annoying camera and some level backtracking, the game still has a lot to keep you engaged for a while. If you haven't played any of the previous Devil May Cry games, ironically, this is the best place to start, since it offers the best performance and a truly rewarding single-player experience. There are plenty of unique skills and different fighting abilities, on top of a huge number of extras to grab along the way. It's a thrilling action adventure, well worth the $60 price tag.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD) (Feb 06, 2008)
Devil May Cry Fans, die die es noch werden möchten und Spieler unter euch die auf geballte Combo-Blockbuster-Action stehen, dürfen beruhigt zuschlagen. Solltet ihr von dem Spiel noch nicht 100%ig überzeugt sein, dann empfehlen wir euch die kostenlose spielbare Demo vom Xbox LIVE Marktplatz herunter zu laden und das Spiel einfach mal selbst auszuprobieren. Wir von Xboxdynasty sind jedenfalls von dem Spiel mehr als angetan und können es ruhigen Gewissens weiterempfehlen.
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PlayStation 3IGN (Feb 04, 2008)
Though the focus might be more on Nero than Dante, and could've been named something else with a Dante cameo, DMC4 still has everything that fans expect of the game – over the top fight sequences, tons of replayability and an experience with an excellent production value. Whether it's on the PS3 or the 360, action fans are going to get one incredible experience with this game, and if you own either system, you'll have a great time.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming (Sep 03, 2008)
Ultimately, Devil May Cry 4 for the PC is for players who are new to the series or if they don’t own a console to play it. Just get a gamepad, and you’re set for one of the premiere action series in the market. There’s a lot about Devil May Cry 4 that could use improvement, but the game’s combat practically lessens the impact of such deficiencies.
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PlayStation 3Game Captain (Feb 11, 2008)
Der vierte Teil der Serie macht fast alles richtig: Stimmung, Atmosphäre, großes Kampf-Kino, ein mächtiger Arm und eine wirre Geschichte, die ich gern bis zum Schluss erlebe. Devil May Cry 4 bekommt von mir demnach eine klare, absolut eindeutige Kaufempfehlung, aber nicht den kostbaren GameCaptain-Award. Denn da ist die nervige Kameraführung, die in einigen Momenten mehr als fragwürdig erscheint. Dazu gesellen sich so Kleinigkeiten wie die fehlende deutsche Sprachausgabe oder die magere Auswahl an Spiel-Modi. Ein Koop-Modus bietet sich aufgrund der Charaktere an, das wäre zumindest eine Erweiterung des Spielspaßes gewesen, aber niemand kann alles haben. Unterm Strich bleibt ein absolut gutes Action-Spiel, das mit großartigen Kämpfen und grandiosen Zwischensequenzen einfach puren Spielspaß bietet.
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PlayStation 3GameTrailers (Feb 04, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is totally saved by its combat system. It’s deep and rewarding, no matter what level of player you are--making hacking and slashing your way through waves of repetitive enemies still fun. The rest of the game is beginning to show its age, but the weapon and character customization are addictive enough to motivate old devil hunters to learn new tricks.
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Windows411mania.com (Aug 26, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is a definite shoe-in for intense and enjoyable action. For fans of the previous game, definitely pick it up and for those who have never experienced the series, then by all means snag the greatest installment. The only thing that sucks about this game for the PC crowd is that you need a 360 controller to adequately play it. For someone with a short amount of money to burn, shelling out $80-90 for a game and controller doesn’t sound like a great idea. My advice is to weigh your options, do a little research and play the demo. Or just buy the game and bum a controller from one of your friends, which works too.
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PlayStation 3Good Game (Feb 11, 2008)
DMC4 may be a small step away from its hardcore purist fanbase, but it's a giant leap towards the mainstream, and it's a better game for it. It's a little easier, but a lot cooler, and I can't wait for number 5! I'm giving it 8.5/10 rubber chickens
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Oct 29, 2008)
Мелкие неприятности не портят общее впечатление. Разительный контраст средневековой каменной кладки с современными технологиями, вдохновенное соло красавицы Кириэ и танец Данте на отвесной базальтовой стене, ледяные кристаллические гиганты и изощренные секретки — из маленьких, тщательно подогнанных кирпичиков построен пусть вторичный, но, несомненно, лучший слэшер на РС. Вряд ли у Сарсоm вскоре появятся конкуренты.
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Although it dips into the recycling bin a bit too much, Devil May Cry 4 still remains a must-play title for action-adventure gamers. Its gorgeous trappings, addictive combat, and well-balanced difficulty make it the most satisfying DMC in years, and Dante's such a killer character that you'll actually want to tackle the game on a tougher difficulty in order to fully explore his amazing arsenal and unlock a plethora of bonus content.
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PlayStation 3PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (Feb 28, 2008)
Simply put, Devil May Cry 4 is the best action game available on current consoles. While Ninja Gaiden Sigma was awesome, it was a three year old game, and frankly, nothing else manages to come remotely close. It’s a close to perfect blending of deep gameplay and stylistic action presentation, and it's one of the most satsifying games around when you get it 'right'. Unfortunately, even with a more accessible ‘easy’ mode, the difficulty and demand for skill will limit the amount of people that will get the most out of the game. Still, apart from a few minor issues, Devil May Cry 4 shows that the series is not far away from being among the premier gaming series on the market.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online (Mar 07, 2008)
Though not quite as toxic to casual gamers as the original was, this game is really meant for action aficionados, and more precisely hardcore action nuts who want a game that will push them to the limit. In that respect it is a great success. The controls are tight, the moves are crazy, and the action is fierce. The better you are, the more you can get out of your character, and that’s exactly what this kind of game should be all about. That so much of the game is spent on Nero is irritating, as is the shocking amount of area repetition, but it’s not enough to deny DMC4 a spot on the short list of the best pure action titles for the next-gen. With six difficulties, a return of the Bloody Palace survival mini-game, and an online leaderboard for bragging rights, there is a lot of game here for those with the intestinal fortitude to take it on. Just try to spare enough hair from pulling to manage a decent comb-over.
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WindowsGame Captain (Jul 14, 2008)
Unterm Strich bleibt aber ein absolut gutes Action-Spiel, das mit großartigen Kämpfen und grandiosen Zwischensequenzen einfach puren Spielspaß bietet und bei wem der Rechner den Minimal-Anforderungen entspricht, der wird an diesem Titel seine Freude haben.
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WindowsGameswelt (Jul 18, 2008)
Darüber hinaus ist es schade, dass Capcom nicht noch mehr Energie in die PC-Adaption investiert hat: Eine leicht verbesserte Technik und zwei im Grunde unnötige Zuatzmodi sorgen sicher nicht dafür, dass Besitzer der PS3- oder X360-Fassung nochmals zugreifen. Capcom hätte besser noch mehr an der Steuerung auf PC gefeilt. Wen dieses Manko nicht stört, der bekommt mit ’Devil may Cry 4’ aber ein in puncto Fight-Spektakel so richtig befriedigendes Actionepos alter Schule geboten, das bis zum monumentalen Endkampf bestens unterhält.
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Xbox 360TTGamer (Feb 14, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is not an overly innovative title but it is fun, addictive, and definitely worthy of the DMC series. I guess you can basically sum it up as "it is what it is" - a hack n slash action title and not a whole lot else. Introducing a few new characters including a new protagonist in Nero was a bit of a risk, but it has paid off and injected some new life into the series, even if it's only for this one version. While some areas like the level design and gameplay variation aren't as impressive as they could have been, ultimately Capcom have achieved what they set out to do with DMC 4 and that's more than enough to guarantee some great action gaming. Better yet, even if you've never played a DMC title before, DMC 4 will still be easy to pick up and play thanks to its largely independent storyline, basically making it a great starting point for new comers, but at the same time an intriguing addition to the series for fans.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online (Mar 07, 2008)
Everyone remembers their first time playing a Devil May Cry game. There’s simply nothing else like it—the insanely awesome moves, the totally over-the-top cut scenes, and of course the hair-yanking difficulty. Over the years the series has had its ups, like the brilliant DMC3 Special Edition, and its downs, like the forgettable DMC2. Finally making its next-gen début, Devil May Cry 4 lands safely in the middle of that pack with its greatly improved graphics, abundance of unique action voodoo, and a few unfortunate disappointments.
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PlayStation 3GBase - The Gamer's Base (Feb 20, 2008)
Nach einer unglaublich langen Installation, die selbst jedes PC-Spiel in den Schatten stellt, kann es auch auf der Playstation 3 endlich losgehen. Bereits nach kurzer Zeit steckt man wieder voll im Devil May Cry-Fieber und geniesst die ausufernden Kämpfe. Gerade die vom Kollegen erwähnten Zwischensequenzen sind teilweise atemberaubend und könnten direkt aus einem Anime stammen. In Kombination mit den teils umwerfenden Aussenarealen vergisst man beinahe, dass es sich hierbei um ein Spiel handelt. Wirklich nötig ist in diesem Zusammenhang die Möglichkeit, in einem niedrigeren Schwierigkeitsmodus zu spielen. Devil May Cry 3 war für Anfänger absolut tödlich. Hier wurde also deutlich nachgebessert.
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Xbox 360GBase - The Gamer's Base (Feb 20, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 ist die konsequente Fortsetzung der coolen Actionserie, welche seit gut sieben Jahren Action-Fans auf der ganzen Welt begeistert. Der vierte Teil bietet trotz neuem Hauptcharakter und kleineren Änderungen keine wirklichen Innovationen. Neros Auftritt ist zwar nett, doch seine Coolness und Fähigkeiten reichen noch nicht an die Dantes heran. Zudem hätte ich mir einen neuen Charakter gewünscht, welcher sich etwas mehr von Dantes Aussehen unterscheidet. Nichtsdestotrotz konnte mich der Titel schnell in seinen Bann ziehen und für Begeisterung sorgen. Die verschiedenen Waffen und die Möglichkeit, ellenlange Kombos abzuspulen, lassen in den Kämpfen nie Langweile aufkommen. Zudem motiviert das Erlernen neuer Fähigkeiten den Spieler und sorgt für eine hohe Langzeitmotivation.
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PlayStation 3Futuregamez.net (Feb 20, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is one of the first "big guns" of 2008, and the PS3 version is an absolute cracker. Admittedly it's not the be all and end all of gaming, but fans of previous titles will find much to enjoy here. The graphics and audio are solid, and the gameplay unrelenting which is exactly what we've come to expect from the series. Devil May Cry 4 is in stores now, we suggest you hunt it down.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 08, 2008)
Plus posé que l'épileptique DMC 3, Devil May Cry 4 assure le changement dans la continuité. Beau à pleurer, fun à jouer, cet opus améliore la jouabilité tout en poussant les affrontements vers des chorégraphies de plus en plus époustouflantes. On lui excusera alors son scénario de série B, ses quelques soucis de caméra et, plus difficilement, une seconde moitié d'aventure solo ressemblant à s'y méprendre à un mode Reverse. Malgré tout, voici bien un DMC de qualité qui augure une descendance au moins aussi stylisée et tout aussi nerveuse.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World (Feb 11, 2008)
DMC 4 is a great addition to the Xbox 360 library of games, there's no first person shooter element to be seen, and in this respect makes for a refreshing experience. If you like fast paced intuitive combat, that has enough simplicity for casual gamers, but also plenty of depth for masters; then DMC 4 is well worth a look. With a distinct visual style on display throughout, DMC 4 most certainly looks the part and should peak the interested of the most hardened of eye candy loving gamers. If you've never played a DMC game before, then this is probably the best place to start, as the game offers more depth to the characters, and some unlockables that tell the stories of the previous 3 games (knowledge of which is not a pre-requisite for understanding DMC 4). I highly recommend DMC 4 as it's an enjoyable experience from start to finish despite the vague element and those pesky puzzles.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 05, 2008)
Plus posé que l'épileptique DMC 3, Devil May Cry 4 assure le changement dans la continuité. Beau à pleurer, fun à jouer, cet opus améliore la jouabilité tout en poussant les affrontements vers des chorégraphies de plus en plus époustouflantes. On lui excusera alors son scénario de série B, ses quelques soucis de caméra et une seconde moitié d'aventure solo ressemblant à s'y méprendre à un mode Reverse. Bref, voici bien un DMC de qualité qui augure une descendance au moins aussi stylisée et tout aussi nerveuse.
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PlayStation 31UP (Jan 31, 2008)
Although it dips into the recycling bin a bit too much, Devil May Cry 4 still remains a must-play title for action-adventure gamers. Its gorgeous trappings, addictive combat, and well-balanced difficulty make it the most satisfying DMC in years, and Dante's such a killer character that you'll actually want to tackle the game on a tougher difficulty in order to fully explore his amazing arsenal.
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PlayStation 3ripten (Mar 01, 2008)
Then again, Devil May Cry 4 still manages to trump the majority of single-player action games – it’s a long game sporting vast and enriching content. Whichever console you buy this beauty for, Capcom’s latest offering might just be your most valuable purchase of 2008.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Aug 11, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is ook in deze ietwat late pc versie een uitstekende game, op voorwaarde dat je het met een gamepad speelt. De veel minder steile leercurve en minder gestoorde moeilijkheidsgraad van de voorgaande afleveringen maken dit tot een game voor de fans van het eerste uur en voor nieuwkomers die wel eens aan de slag willen met deze Buffy voor gevorderden.
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Xbox 360GamesFire (Feb 11, 2008)
Mit kleinen Abstrichen sieht Devil May Cry 4 klasse aus, das Gameplay ist eingängig sowie vielfältig und die Geschichte zieht den Spieler sofort in ihren Bann. Was will man als Hack&Slay- beziehungsweise Devil May Cry-Liebhaber mehr? Insgesamt handelt sich es um einen sehr gelungenen Genrevertreter, bei dem die Makel zum Glück nicht schwerwiegend sind. Trotzdem ist das antiquierte Speichersystem mehr als ärgerlich und neben vielen optischen Höhepunkten fällt die Grafik hier und da etwas ab. Wer sich vor allem an dem erstgenannten Punkt nicht stört, erhält mit Devil May Cry 4 einen fordernden Titel mit coolen Charakteren und stylishen Kämpfen.
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PlayStation 3Daily Game (Mar 17, 2008)
But much like that pizza and beer, Devil May Cry 4 is about as close as players have gotten in 2008 to a sure-fire winner. Capcom deftly avoided jumping the shark, opting to create a worthwhile character with creative gameplay mechanics rather than gimmicky ones. This gameplay variety, combined with the game's incredible production values, is hard to beat, but the repetition of levels and bosses drags the overall product down. Hardcore Capcom fans probably won't mind this insistence on keeping with "tradition," especially in light of everything new the game offers, but series newbies might not appreciate it nearly as much, even if Devil May Cry 4 is much more approachable than its predecessor.
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PlayStation 3Jolt (UK) (Feb 26, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is not the revolution that Capcom might have wanted from the series, but it’s their fault for lumbering Dante with lazy, repeated level design, and making Nero a far more interesting character to play as than to watch in cut-scenes. Dante’s Awakening has certainly not been toppled as the leader of the pack, but DMC 4 comes a very close second – just go for the S rank next time please, Capcom. Dante needs it.
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WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Jun 26, 2008)
Een spectaculaire rollercoaster van over-the-top actie die elke Hack&Slash fanaat zal weten te smaken. Aanrader!
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Jun 25, 2008)
Ich mag Devil May Cry 4. Wegen seiner ultracoolen Helden. Wie Nero und Dante mit ihren Gegnern umgehen und stets einen lockeren Spruch auf den Lippen haben, bringt mich immer wieder zum Grinsen - und hebt das Spiel angenehm vom ernsten Action-Einerlei ab. Auch sonst macht die Dämonenhatz vieles richtig. Vor allem das variantenreiche Kampfsystem hat es mir angetan. Dass das Spiel gefühlt eher auf den Konsolen zu Hause ist, kann ich angesichts der gelungenen Portierung getrost verschmerzen.
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PlayStation 3Heroes of Gaming (Feb 17, 2008)
The graphics are truly phenomenal. Character models are grandiose, and the bosses are a manifestation of magnificence. Environments are a joy to watch as water effects and foliage is wonderful. Overall, Devil May Cry 4 does not revolutionize action games. It is more of the same with a mild improvement.
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PlayStation 3Hooked Gamers (Feb 12, 2008)
The short length of play time as Dante makes it seems like this should have just been an offshoot of the Devil May Cry franchise. The repetition of both levels and bosses knocks it down a peg. However Devil May Cry 4 is a very good game. Fans of the series will love it and play it through the five levels of difficulty attempting to get the highest score possible for a long time to come.
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PlayStation 3Maxim Magazine (Feb 05, 2008)
The biggest dickhead in all of video games—Dante—takes a backseat this time around to newcomer Nero. Nero possesses an evil glowing hand called a Devil Bringer, which apparently became glowing and evil after he spent too many hours masturbating. There's a woman to save, who remains totally clothed throughout the game. Whether or not you find the game's 12 or so hours of sword/guns/bad one-liners game play to be a good time or not largely depends on your ability to tolerate nonsense.
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PlayStation 3EmpireOnline.com (Feb 07, 2008)
Of course, the fact the game sticks with its crowd-pleasing template – and carries DMC’s perennial problems, such as a dodgy in-game camera and lack of multiplayer mode – means DMC4 squanders that elusive fifth star, especially in the wake of this month’s star pupil, Burnout: Paradise, which shows what a developer can do by ditching convention and trying something completely different. But even though there’s nothing here you haven’t seen before, DMC4 is still a blast from beginning to end, and worth a punt if only to wield weapons called the Lucifer, Rebellion and Gilgamesh.
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PlayStation 3USA Today (Feb 08, 2008)
If PS3 owners can get past the excruciatingly long load time when first playing Devil May Cry 4, you'll find a deep, immersive and stylized action thriller worth playing to its climactic conclusion. Capcom deserves kudos for this entertaining sequel with high production values, but it's too bad we must wait so long before playing.
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PlayStation 3Loaded (Mar 07, 2008)
Muchos temieron por el futuro de la saga Devil May Cry, tras el anuncio de que Dante no sería el protagonista de la cuarta parte. Sin embargo, luego de haber terminado los veinte niveles que lo componen, puedo afirmar que estamos en presencia de un juegazo con todas las letras, y que ningún fanático terminará decepcionado.
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WindowsGameSpot (Jul 23, 2008)
The PC version doesn't support online leaderboards, but it includes two excellent additions: Legendary Dark Knight mode and turbo speed. LDK mode fills the screen with insane numbers of demons at a time and delivers plenty of excitement without becoming unfairly difficult. You can turn on turbo speed before heading into a mission, which hastens the tempo and makes for a great thumb workout. All told, Devil May Cry 4 is a great game, and it delivers a lot of quality action that will please fans without alienating those new to the series. If you liked previous entries, you'll find what you're looking for here; and if you were turned off by Devil May Cry 3's insane challenge, then you'll feel a lot more comfortable this time around.
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WindowsIGN (Jul 24, 2008)
So are you going to enjoy Devil May Cry 4? Hardcore actions junkies aren't going to care as much about the wrap-around level progression and repetitive encounters as they'll likely be busy replaying stages for the highest ratings. They're going to love the punishing Legendary Dark Knight mode on Turbo and power through the wonky platforming and puzzle sections. If you're one of those who are just looking for a one-shot action experience, though, you'll probably be more affected by these kinds of flaws. Regardless of how much weight you put on each category, 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. This type of game couldn't really work any other way. So while it's not without flaws, it's still one of the better pure action experiences on the platform.
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WindowsGamesRadar (Jul 08, 2008)
So, DMC4 is a good port of an excellent game. While slightly linear, obviously console-led, and a little repetitive, if you suspend your disbelief and let the game take you on a ride, you’ll find your pulse pounding like a kettle drum. Any game that brings out an involuntary air-punching “YEAH!” into the middle of a quiet day at the office has to be doing something very right. Devil May Cry 4 comes highly recommended to anybody who wants to play an action game and not some namby-pamby talkathon. Yeah, RPGs. Feel the burn.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil (Jul 11, 2008)
If you're a fan of the series you've already bought this game and regardless of what I might have written here, you're going to love the game despite what any review may say as it does tick all the right box's and is that not the reason why we buy these types of games in the first place?
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Xbox 360Video Game Generation (May 05, 2008)
Whether you’re a noob or a veteran DMC-fan, DMC4 is an excellent addition to any collection. From its beautiful graphics to its polished audio effects and music, DMC4 is a work of art. Sure, it’s not perfect, but even when you’re playing through the same levels again, using a different character does change the experience. Character #2 plays nothing like Nero and, with the weapons you pick up along the way, there’s defiantly a lot of chances for variance. Players don’t have to always use a gun or sword to off their enemies. In the end, I’m playing this game over and over with a smile on my face. And that’s the way it should be.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Generation (May 05, 2008)
Whether you’re a noob or a veteran DMC-fan, DMC4 is an excellent addition to any collection. From its beautiful graphics to its polished audio effects and music, DMC4 is a work of art. Sure, it’s not perfect, but even when you’re playing through the same levels again, using a different character does change the experience. Character #2 plays nothing like Nero and, with the weapons you pick up along the way, there’s defiantly a lot of chances for variance. Players don’t have to always use a gun or sword to off their enemies. In the end, I’m playing this game over and over with a smile on my face. And that’s the way it should be.
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Xbox 360RewiredMind (Mar 11, 2008)
DMC4 helps pull the series out of the quicksand it had been sinking into for the past few years. No doubt this polish will help attract a bigger audience more than ever, but ultimately it keeps the same formula even when seeking these new players. What starts as a God of War style crusade to reach the end of a story becomes a race for Kudos as you replay missions again and again for bigger style points and better grades.
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PlayStation 3videogamer.com (Feb 05, 2008)
All this negativity is rather unfortunate, because, in our view, the game's failings were totally avoidable and come across as lazy game design for the most part. Bad form Capcom. But that doesn't stop us believing that the game is the best in the series since the first one - yes, despite all these problems, it's that good.
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Xbox 360videogamer.com (Feb 05, 2008)
It's a crying shame, because with a little more effort, DMC4 could have been a genuine contender for 2008 game of the year. As it is it's a brilliant, addictive, just plain cool hack and slash action game which goes some way to bringing the series back to its initial lustre. There are some high quality contenders to the throne - the God of War and Ninja Gaiden series' spring to mind - but there's something uniquely appealing about DMC. Capcom has done nothing to make it more appealing for those who have passed on the series in the past, has been very brave with its decision to replace Dante with Nero, and, in many areas, been extremely slack in terms of game design, but, on the whole, DMC4 will leave fans with a smirk the great demon hunter himself would be proud of.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Feb 05, 2008)
Online leaderboards, challenging achievements on both platforms, and a host of unlockables (including an action-only survival mode) will keep stalwart fans coming back for more, in spite of all the repetition. Recycled content and some pacing inconsistencies aside, Devil May Cry 4 is a great game, and it delivers a lot of quality action that will please fans without alienating those new to the series. If you liked previous entries, you'll find what you're looking for here; and if you were turned off by Devil May Cry 3's insane challenge, you'll feel a lot more comfortable this time around.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot (Feb 05, 2008)
Online leaderboards, challenging achievements on both platforms, and a host of unlockables (including an action-only survival mode) will keep stalwart fans coming back for more, in spite of all the repetition. Recycled content and some pacing inconsistencies aside, Devil May Cry 4 is a great game, and it delivers a lot of quality action that will please fans without alienating those new to the series. If you liked previous entries, you'll find what you're looking for here; and if you were turned off by Devil May Cry 3's insane challenge, you'll feel a lot more comfortable this time around.
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PlayStation 3Digital Spy (Feb 08, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is, without doubt, far and away the best game in the series so far. Having two playable characters gives the game a whole new edge, as does the remarkable visuals and stunning cutscenes. Its niggles will irritate some, but this polished, thrilling, action-filled adventure is right up there with the acclaimed Gears of War.
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Xbox 360GameSpy (Feb 04, 2008)
After six years and one nasty stumble, the DMC series continues to offer polished, high-octane action and Devil May Cry 4 is no exception. The gameplay gets a refreshing shot in the arm thanks to the shift away from Dante and toward the new character Nero. It's not without some flaws, though. The Dante sections are retreads of previous levels with the twist that you're replaying them with DMC3's controls, and it feels a little cheap to be presented with rehashed levels and boss battles around the game's climax. Also, both versions have platform-specific issues that are a bit annoying. Even so, the amazing visuals, 60 fps action and phenomenal cut-scenes make for an enjoyable experience. DMC4 doesn't completely outstrip its predecessors, but it's a fun romp nonetheless.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy (Feb 04, 2008)
After six years and one nasty stumble, the DMC series continues to offer polished, high-octane action and Devil May Cry 4 is no exception. The gameplay gets a refreshing shot in the arm thanks to the shift away from Dante and toward the new character Nero. It's not without some flaws, though. The Dante sections are retreads of previous levels with the twist that you're replaying them with DMC3's controls, and it feels a little cheap to be presented with rehashed levels and boss battles around the game's climax. Also, both versions have platform-specific issues that are a bit annoying. Even so, the amazing visuals, 60 fps action and phenomenal cut-scenes make for an enjoyable experience. DMC4 doesn't completely outstrip its predecessors, but it's a fun romp nonetheless.
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Xbox 360Gamer 2.0 (Feb 28, 2008)
In the end, Devil May Cry 4 really does nothing new, but damn, if it isn’t fun to play. It has its problems—some poor design choices, an occasionally deceitful camera, uninspired puzzles and a linear mind—but it’s also one of the few action games around that’ll get your heart racing, and is actually a challenge. In our industry which is constantly accommodating the casual gamer, it’s nice to get a little hardcore fan service.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Jun 25, 2008)
Ich steh auf diese übertrieben coolen Helden, die vollkommen absurd akrobatische Aktionen abziehen und dabei noch lässig in die Kamera grinsen. Deswegen haben Nero und Dante direkt einen Platz in meinem Spielerherzen. Cooler geht es wirklich nicht mehr. Die Sequenzen, mit denen die Entwickler ihre Helden in Szene setzen, fand ich schlicht grandios. Beim Rest hapert es dagegen leider ein wenig. Warum muss ich jeden Level doppelt, die Endbosse sogar dreifach abarbeiten? Da hätte Devil May Cry 4 ruhig kürzer, dafür intensiver sein können. Manche Rätsel sind außerdem schon fast unverschämt fies, hilfreiche Tipps fehlen. Und so verbrachte ich einige Zeit mit Suchen und Fluchen anstatt mit Hüpfen und Hauen. Das kostet Wertungspunkte. Wer Bock auf Monsterklopfen hat, sollte trotzdem zugreifen.
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PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0 (Feb 28, 2008)
In the end, Devil May Cry 4 really does nothing new, but damn, if it isn’t fun to play. It has its problems—some poor design choices, an occasionally deceitful camera, uninspired puzzles and a linear mind—but it’s also one of the few action games around that’ll get your heart racing, and is actually a challenge. In our industry which is constantly accommodating the casual gamer, it’s nice to get a little hardcore fan service.
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Xbox 360Computer Bild Spiele (Mar 05, 2008)
Das optische Feuerwerk, das in diesem Spiel gezündet wird, bedarf schon fast eines Warnhinweises auf der Verpackung: Die wunderschönen, vielfältigen, gestochen scharfen Texturen werden Ihnen ins Auge stechen. Dann rauben Ihnen die grellen, bunten Lichteffekte und Explosionen den Atem. Das unglaublich schnelle und gänzlich ruckelfreie Spielerlebnis bringt Sie anschließend um den Verstand. Viele Zwischenfilme und Wendungen in der Geschichte halten Sie zudem stets bei Laune und motivieren zum Weiterspielen. Dass die in vielen Situationen leider nicht justierbare Kameraperspektive oft zu nervenden Sicht- und Steuerungsproblemen führt, lässt sich beim Anblick dieser Pracht verschmerzen. Die bis jetzt beste Folge der Serie "Devil May Cry" ist einfach teuflisch "gut".
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WindowsComputer Bild Spiele (Aug 06, 2008)
Prächtig, atemberaubend, spektakulär: Solche Kampfszenen bekommt man nicht mal im Kino geboten. Pfeilschnell und scheinbar schwerelos tanzt der Dämonenjäger um seine übermächtigen Gegner herum, die allesamt dem Albtraum eines durchgeknallten Genies entsprungen zu sein scheinen. Nur sehr selten bewirkt die effektgeladene Präsentation Probleme mit der Übersicht und der Steuerung. Der grandiosen Atmospähre schadet dieses Manko keinesfalls. Nur hätte die teuflische Action gut ein paar zusätzliche Rätsel vertragen, weiß aber auch so verdammt "gut" zu unterhalten.
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PlayStation 3Play.tm (Apr 07, 2008)
DMC 4 is also another one of the increasing trend of games that require a 5Gb install on the hard drive before you play. From when I put the game in the console, to sitting through the opening sequence it must have been a good 35 minutes before I got my hands on some action. Was it worth the wait, yes, it did keep drawing me back but through the final missions auto-pilot mode had taken over. Regrettably, for a new game, it already feels dated.
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PlayStation 3Good Game (Feb 11, 2008)
About halfway through, just like a good book, I found it hard to put the controller down. The later battles are very enjoyable. At the same time, I think even hardcore players might get bored with endless demons, but top-notch cutscenes and boss fights provide enough reward to get through. 7.5/10 from me
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WindowsCheat Code Central (Jul 14, 2008)
In the end, Devil May Cry 4 is everything a veteran of the series has come to expect. It is full of fast-paced, combo-heavy, sword-slashing gameplay and has many familiar faces of the previous titles. Its story, while not being complicated or particularly mysterious, remains fun and interesting enough to see you through to the end, which is saying something because it isn't what many would consider to be a short game. What Capcom has produced isn't the pinnacle of console-to-PC quality, but it isn't anything to be laughed at either. And, while there is a lesson to be learned from ignoring one of the most-used PC peripherals of all-time, Devil May Cry 4 is definitely what a video game should be, fun.
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PlayStation 3AusGamers (Feb 20, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is definitely worthy of its place in the series and is far better than the atrocious DMC 3, but it does very little to propel the idea further. Instead of reshaping the experience, Capcom have simply opted for a more broad approach in an attempt to invite newcomers into Dante and Nero’s world. It’s definitely a fun romp, but doesn’t change the genre in the same way God of War I&II did, and ultimately those are better games even now. Hopefully we’ll see a serious shift in the DMC design ethos in the future, but for now, Devil May Cry 4 stands as an enjoyable button masher for newcomers and a place-holder for fans of the franchise.
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PlayStation 3Netjak (Feb 25, 2008)
All in all, despite Devil May Cry 4’s shortcomings, it is a guilty pleasure. The gameplay is flashy yet simple, the story is non-existent and DMC4 is pleasing on the eyes. Basically, Devil May Cry 4 is just the Devil May Cry game from 7 years ago with a fresh coat of paint, and that is fine by me.
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PlayStation 3Computer Bild Spiele (Mar 05, 2008)
Das optische Feuerwerk, das in diesem Spiel gezündet wird, bedarf schon fast eines Warnhinweises auf der Verpackung: Die wunderschönen, vielfältigen, gestochen scharfen Texturen werden Ihnen ins Auge stechen. Dann rauben Ihnen die grellen, bunten Lichteffekte und Explosionen den Atem. Das unglaublich schnelle und gänzlich ruckelfreie Spielerlebnis bringt Sie anschließend um den Verstand. Viele Zwischenfilme und Wendungen in der Geschichte halten Sie zudem stets bei Laune und motivieren zum Weiterspielen. Dass die in vielen Situationen leider nicht justierbare Kameraperspektive oft zu nervenden Sicht- und Steuerungsproblemen führt, lässt sich beim Anblick dieser Pracht verschmerzen. Die bis jetzt beste Folge der Serie "Devil May Cry" ist einfach teuflisch "gut".
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 05, 2008)
When we finished DMC3, we wondered what Capcom would do with new hardware. The answer is not an awful lot. The visuals are better, the combat's more accessible, the upgrade system's pleasingly flexible, but in practically every other sense Capcom has passed up the opportunity to do something new and exciting. After more than seven years, the Devil May Cry series finds itself in the same kind of safe, reliable trough that Resident Evil was in before Resi 4. DMC4 can still fall back on rock-solid combat mechanics and some standout moments, but it feels as though it's comfortable to slowly refine what was good about previous versions rather than evolve into something spectacular.
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 31, 2008)
Good looks and dumb fun will only get you so far. Capcom has always clung to archaic game engines way past their sell-by date, and cranked the sequel handle a little too quickly, reusing tired elements until the cries of derision become too loud. This bout of monster mashing is still fun, yes, but Devil May Cry has now reached the point where it desperately needs to evolve into the 21st century as with Resident Evil 4, or fade from the spotlight like Dino Crisis.
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PlayStation 3Immoral Gamers (Oct 29, 2008)
Devil May Cry, I think, like Ninja Gaiden, needs to move back towards its center point. One becomes so difficult it stops being fun, while the other starts out with a lobotomy. In Devil May Cry’s case, if it doesn’t want to evolve, at the very least it shouldn’t dumb itself down.
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PlayStation 3Boomtown (Feb 25, 2008)
The fleeting encounters and minute play time with Dante might infuriate some fans of Devil May Cry, but while Nero is inferior in several ways, he shares enough similarities with the big D to make the fourth game in the series a worthy addition. A shamefully small amount has changed with each game apart from graphical upgrades, new characters and some abilities, but it's still an entertaining formula, and DMC4 is proof of that.
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PlayStation 3Gamestyle (Mar 01, 2008)
Those drawn to DMC4 only for the flash combat and preposterous cut scenes may never notice, finishing the game in perhaps ten hours, unlocking a few more bits and bobs on a higher difficulty and trading it in for something else, satisfied that they got their money's worth. That doesn't change the fact that underneath the fireworks and glitter that the generation-jump brings DMC4 is a far less complete video game than its predecessors, and being new to the series will simply delay the realisation that the game just doesn't live up to the series' potential. Devil May Cry 5, anyone?
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PlayStation 3The Next Level (USA) (Mar 07, 2008)
Little details like these accumulate one after another, siphoning out the fun and leaving you wondering how something with so much sheer awesome can also be so incredibly obnoxious. Devil May Cry 4 is an excellent example of gilding the lily, with the beauty of its fighting engine weighted down by all the excesses ham-handedly piled on top.
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PlayStation 3Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (May 09, 2008)
While Devil May Cry 4 is the most balanced title of the series, it suffers from repetition. For the DMC series to flourish, it requires more than a graphical overhaul. The mechanics need to evolve as well.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero (Mar 22, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 despite its best efforts is still a puritan affair. There are many flaws that will put off newcomers, but for those who can tolerate those flaws there is an addictive, enjoyable and rewarding game just waiting to be played. This isn’t so much attributed to the efforts of the hard working people at Capcom who seem to be intent on making the game worse (combat system aside), but more a testament to the excellent game design that was envisioned all those years ago. Some complain about the rubbish puzzles or the irritating jumping sections and they are right to complain, while few and far between they really deteriorate from the enjoyment. These alongside the fixed camera angles are recurring complaints throughout the series that Capcom has unceremoniously ignored. Devil May Cry 4 shows us that the old design is in need of an update, not an overhaul, just an update. All it takes is for Capcom to listen.
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Xbox 360DarkZero (Mar 22, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 despite its best efforts is still a puritan affair. There are many flaws that will put off newcomers, but for those who can tolerate those flaws there is an addictive, enjoyable and rewarding game just waiting to be played. This isn’t so much attributed to the efforts of the hard working people at Capcom who seem to be intent on making the game worse (combat system aside), but more a testament to the excellent game design that was envisioned all those years ago. Some complain about the rubbish puzzles or the irritating jumping sections and they are right to complain, while few and far between they really deteriorate from the enjoyment. These alongside the fixed camera angles are recurring complaints throughout the series that Capcom has unceremoniously ignored. Devil May Cry 4 shows us that the old design is in need of an update, not an overhaul, just an update. All it takes is for Capcom to listen.
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Xbox 360Gamer.nl (Feb 14, 2008)
De echte fans hebben Devil May Cry 4 ongetwijfeld al in huis en zij vinden waarschijnlijk dat ik de negatieve punten te zwaar door laat wegen ten opzichte van de positieve. Toch wist Devil May Cry 4 mijn hart niet te veroveren zoals bijvoorbeeld God of War daar wel in slaagde. Het spel heeft misschien een beter vechtsysteem en meer en betere eindbazen, maar schiet op vrijwel elk ander punt tekort. Als je daar doorheen wilt kijken staat je een verslavend en uitdagend hack-and-slash spel te wachten, maar een must-have binnen het genre is het zeker niet.
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily (Feb 12, 2008)
I played an early demo of Devil May Cry 4 at the Tokyo Game Show in 2006. The wait was long but after I finally got my 10 minutes with the game I walked away impressed and excited to see what Capcom would do with the game between then and release. Now that I've played it, I can say that I was expecting more. Apart from the excellent graphics, there's not all that much here that you won't have seen before in one of Capcom's own games or in one of the other games in the genre. Is a prettier version of previous games in the series enough for you? If so, then you'll probably love this. I would like more than that, and I didn't get it.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.net (UK) (Feb 05, 2008)
DMC4 can still fall back on rock-solid combat mechanics and some standout moments, but it feels as though it's comfortable to slowly refine what was good about previous versions rather than evolve into something spectacular.
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Xbox 360Diehard GameFan (Feb 12, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is stylish as can be, but lacks the meat it needs to truly be a classic. It’s not as novel as the first title and not as white-knuckle exciting as the third, leaving it a good, enjoyable experience that isn’t anything more than that. Definitely worth a play through, but only worth owning if you’re seriously down with Dante and company.
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PlayStation 3WomenGamers.com (Oct 21, 2008)
The game is uneven in terms of control. One difficulty with the game is the camera locks up and you can’t always get a complete spherical view. That makes figuring out the platforming very difficult and un-fun. The camera issue is a big problem, there shouldn’t be any excuse for that. It’s great to have the strengths in other areas but the game play should come first. Figuring out where you are supposed to go next is another issue. Even though the map is there, it isn’t clear if you are traveling north or south. Nero can’t move while the map is open either. There should be some sort of compass indicator on the interface as well. There are save issues which also shouldn’t be happening in a next gen game.
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PlayStation 3G4 TV: X-Play (Feb 05, 2008)
Devil May Cry 4 is, for better or for worse, faithful to the originals. Only the graphics have undergone a transformation. If you’ve enjoyed the series so far, none of these defects should hold you back. This isn’t a terrible game—it looks and sounds good, the story is interesting, and there are clever puzzles and lots of swordplay violence. The option to play as Dante eventually is a nice touch, too. In the end, however, Devil May Cry 4 is also nothing close to the full next-gen transformation that the moody, gothic world of Capcom’s demons deserved.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution (Feb 20, 2008)
The reality of DMC4 is that it’s a solid game if you switch your brain off and just get into the action. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to do that; my brain is a constant, nattering companion, insistent in its will to analyze and criticize every little detail of the media presented to it. Devil May Cry 4 is riddled with too many flaws to really enjoy completely. It’s disheartening – there’s a kernel of a good game beneath all the terrible writing and poor design decisions.
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Windows1UP (Jul 09, 2008)
DMC4 is technically solid, and those who enjoy action games (and don't mind repetitiveness -- you face some of the bosses three times!) should give it a whirl. But its lack of enticing PC features leaves me wondering if Capcom sees the PC as either a worthy platform or just a place for well-playing but otherwise ho-hum ports.


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