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Default DMC Review:5HI

Feeling really rusty with the reviews but thought I'd fire up a taster of my latest one here on Heresy.
Come check it out if ye'd like. Up next I'm going to be taking a look at the Resi Evil HD version on PC


Aaaaand taster:

After far too long a hiatus, I thought I’d jump back into the New Year by having a look at DMC: Devil May Cry. Now for a reboot, it must be said that Ninja Theory (developer) did a fantastic job. Initially there was a fan base backlash because of the restyled Dante (side-note, there is an option to play through the game with the old Dante character model). However, it’s been out for nearly two years now and I must admit, I had to tear myself away to write this review.

Seriously this game ticked pretty much all the boxes for me. Combat feels fluid, as you progress you get a nice range of weapons. I would like to say that there is a variety in the enemies…but so far there’s been about 7-12 enemies, however there are different styles within that (kind of like a reskinned enemy that can only be damaged by angel weapons or devil weapons). Don’t get me started on the soundtrack…I don’t care what genre of music you are into, Combichrist blaring in the background will send shivers down your back as you tear into the unholy legions.

Five hours in and the story is there, I’m kind of worried that it could end abruptly but I have to say it has been a thrill ride so far. Story-wise, it’s your typical reunited broken family, going after said fellow who initially broke up the family/ripped out your mother’s heart (as you do…). It’s a hack and slash revenge story with quirky protagonist who is borderline narcissistic. But hey, he grows on you!

My only qualms about the game is the lack of a lock-on function and the upgrade settings. When you have to use a particular weapon type against a certain enemy, leaping across the floor to hit said enemy with a useless attack when you meant to use it on his little buddy is a bit of a pain. The lock-on feature in Darksiders 2 is something that could be put to use here. Also I felt that a lot of the upgrades are…well unnecessary. In the middle of a fight I’m not thinking about unleashing the ultimate combo…I’m more along the lines of “gaahh take that! Yeah, now who’s next??” My attention span is more attuned to making things dead quickly than looking pretty whilst doing it (although I will admit I will play through it again and try to get a good score, I’ve been mainly single Ss so far).
After five hours I can definitely see myself playing through this game again at some point to find all the hidden goodies.

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