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Well. I've bought DmC: Devil May Cry on Tuesday.
I'm loving it so far.
The storytelling is light years ahead of the original series, it's a lot more grounded than before without losing the humor and the voice acting is excellent. The combat is fantastic. It's like a cross between DMC3 and 4. It fuses accessibility into the gameplay without compromising it's depth.
The level design is outrageous. Limbo is very saturated and the colors want to jump out of the screen.
I've only scratched the surface so far.
Put down the haterade and try this.
Expect a review from me soon.
I hope that I don't view it in the same light as Devil May Cry 2.
Hello one and all.
Last month, I downloaded the DmC demo. I've been following this for a while now. I've played the demo frequently and I still am until January 15th. It's like running into an old friend that you haven't seen in ages. He may look different but he's still the same friend.I've seen the uproar it caused when the first trailer debuted two years ago. "Where's the red leather, the white hair?", "Why does Dante look emo?"
That's all I've been hearing about it ever since. Fans have been jumping the gun without seeing a single piece of gameplay
Reboots aren't a scary thing. A good example of which is Casino Royale. I can tell you that when Daniel Craig was cast as 007. He went through the same thing. "He's not James Bond. He's James Blond". It became the best Bond film in a long time because it took everything about Bond (cartoonish villains, gadgets, Cold War aesthetic) and strips it away.
Back to my point, Devil May Cry is in the hands of Ninja Theory (Enslaved, Heavenly Sword). It's not developed in-house at Capcom and I understand that is a valid concern. How can a Western developer handle an Eastern franchise. You see, western developers put graphics over gameplay whereas eastern developers put gameplay over graphics. DmC looks to be a "best of both worlds" kind of project. Enslaved was praised for it's storytelling and characterization. Ninja Theory looks to imbue their storytelling expertise into the Devil May Cry DNA. Dante's still the snarky, charismatic, badass demon slayer we grew up with. But there's substance to go with the style. DmC presents a chance to create a fleshed-out, engaging storyline that players can invest in Dante.
Dante feels like an outcast. The son of a demon (Sparda) and an angel (Eva) living on the outskirts of society and being painted as public enemy #1. It's a modernised take on evil. Mundus (DMC1 villain) has brainwashed society through means of propaganda, right-wing media and false advertising. Dante meets Kat, a psychic that can exist in both worlds she works for The Order, an organisation that rebels against Mundus. They work together to tear down the demon king's empire while Dante learns about who he is.
Gameplay, in particular, feels like a cross between DMC3 and 4. The styles are out and it brings everything back to basics. Dante still has his twin guns (Ebony and Ivory) and his sword, Rebellion and the Devil Bringer mechanic from DMC4 is expanded upon by allowing Dante to bring enemies toward him or to bring himself into the fray with the new Angel/Demon grab. Dante is now a Nephilim. (Half-Angel, Half-Demon) and he has two new weapons in Osiris, a fast, wide-ranging scythe and Arbiter, a slow, powerful axe. the Angel/Demon dynamic adds a new layer of complexitiy to the series. DmC is more accessible (i.e. easy to get into, but it is by no means dumbed down) than in the past but the depth is still there for longtime players to get S-SSS rankings
Now, we are less than a month away from it coming out and I can honestly say that while it's a big risk that Capcom took to reboot the franchise. DmC has potential to be a true successor to the series with all the changes that came with it. If you are still on the fence about it, Then, the demo's out now, so check it out. You could be surprised.
I picked up Assassin's Creed III today. I'm gonna take my time with it because I'm splitting time between that and Sleeping Dogs which I got on sale the day after my birthday.
Sleeping Dogs, on the other hand, is awesome so far.
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