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Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.6
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.9
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Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.7

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Totally 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.
Worth 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?
Extreme 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.
The 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.
1UP (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.
UOL 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.
GameCell 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.
Lawrence (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.
GamingTrend (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.
GameZone (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.
90 (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.
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.
90 (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.
TeamXbox (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.
GamePro (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.
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.
Console 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.
89 (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.
XboxAchievements (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.
Gamigo (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.
TalkXbox (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.
Gameswelt (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.
Cheat 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.
87 (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.
87 (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.
XBox 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.
ActionTrip (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.
Xboxdynasty (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.
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.
TTGamer (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.
Game 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.
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.
85 (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.
MS 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.
GamesFire (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.
Edge (Feb 20, 2008)
In a tricky situation, forced to make a game even Bagpuss could complete, Capcom has pulled off the impossible. DMC4 is not the grotesque misstep it so easily could have been. DMC4 is hardcore.
PlayDevil (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?
Video 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.
RewiredMind (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.
80 (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.
GameSpot (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.
GameSpy (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.
Gamer 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.
Computer 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".
70 (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.
DarkZero (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.
70 (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.
Video 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.
Diehard 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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