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DmC: Devil May Cry

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One

When Ninja Theory’s reboot of the Devil May Cry series was announced -- aptly titled DmC: Devil May Cry -- fans were pissed. The game instantly garnered bad publicity for its heavily altered protagonist, and it was never able to shake this reputation. However, by the time the game had released, the Dante seen in the announcement trailer was only present in the flesh, as his mannerisms and attitude had been switched to better represent those of the Dante we know and love. Despite this, many people never paid attention. No white hair; no interest.

I'm not entirely sure that Dante ever actually touched a cigarette in DmC.

But that’s a damned shame, because this game is one of the tightest hack-n-slash games on the market. Dante no longer uses a lock-on system to take enemies down, but does so in real time. Moreover, he has gotten some awesome new skills: Dante can now yank enemies closer, like Nero’s beloved Devil Bringer from DMC4, or pull himself to them.

Holding down one of the trigger buttons switches to another weapon seamlessly mid-combo -- a system borrowed from Ninja Theory’s PS3 exclusive, Heavenly Sword. Combine this with a couple more unlockable weapons and several different guns, and you have an extremely wide array of combat maneuvers available to you at any given time.

If you missed this game back when it first came out, then you should really consider buying it now. You also might be interested in Ninja Theory’s other games, such as Heavenly Sword for the PS3 and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Published May. 11th 2017

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