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IGN: Devil May Cry 4 Review

Devil May Cry fans know what they expect from the action series: they look for fast paced action sequences that require solid timing instead of button mashing. They expect large scale battles with insane bosses and hordes of monsters that barely give the player a second to breath. They also expect characters to take the dangerous settings lightly, with a large dose of sarcasm and a snarky outlook towards the supernatural surroundings they find themselves in. Well, DMC fans, take heart: Devil May Cry 4, the latest chapter in the series and the first true sequel in the Devil May Cry chronology maintains all of these trademarks while showcasing the power of the PS3 fairly well.

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Lord Anubis3460d ago

brief summary

"Like most multi-console games, any review would inevitably have to come down to which system is better, and for this instance, the PS3 winds up winning out just slightly. It's not in the gameplay department, because DMC4 plays the same regardless of which system that you play on. Nor is it in the visual department, because visual issues are virtually negligible. For example, the 360 has some harder edges to some characters during cutscenes, and a little more screen tearing than the PS3 at times. The PS3 can be a wee bit darker during some scenes, though. Both systems show off a certain amount of render passing that pops into focus on sweeping vista shots, but they occur at the same time on each system and are quickly dismissed. However, observing these differences will only come via frame-by-frame analysis of each game side-by-side. Even then, you're still receiving an incredible visual experience.

No, the edge comes in the fact that the PS3 installs a large amount of game files to the hard drive, dramatically reducing load times between stages and cinematics. I've timed the game on both systems numerous times, and each time has been consistently in the PS3's favor. Transitions to gameplay from starting menus are relatively close, frequently within half a second or so of each other, but when you're loading up a cutscene or having another pause in the action, the 360's times are easily three times that of the PS3. "

zambrota3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

I am expecting some heated debate even in the Game ZONE

MODS forgive us for this time

Marceles3460d ago

"for this instance, the PS3 winds up winning out just slightly"

If the 360 won just slightly and this was a few months ago, the PS3 version would've gotten a 6.7...I'm glad those days are over

marionz3460d ago

the loading time doesnt bother me, i would rather that then have to save gigs of data to the hard drive, and as for screen tearing i cant say i saw any in the 360 demo, looked rock solid to me, and screen tearing is something i get really pissy at if i see it in a game

InMyOpinion3460d ago

Something worth mentioning is that the 360 load times are very short, compared to many other games I've played.

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zambrota3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

****full info posted above by ANUBIS****

EDITED

BloodySinner3460d ago

Yet both scores are the same for both of the platforms.

zambrota3460d ago

"Like most multi-console games, any review would inevitably have to come down to which system is better, and for this instance, the PS3 winds up winning out just slightly. It's not in the gameplay department, because DMC4 plays the same regardless of which system that you play on. Nor is it in the visual department, because visual issues are virtually negligible. For example, the 360 has some harder edges to some characters during cutscenes, and a little more screen tearing than the PS3 at times. The PS3 can be a wee bit darker during some scenes, though. Both systems show off a certain amount of render passing that pops into focus on sweeping vista shots, but they occur at the same time on each system and are quickly dismissed. However, observing these differences will only come via frame-by-frame analysis of each game side-by-side. Even then, you're still receiving an incredible visual experience.

No, the edge comes in the fact that the PS3 installs a large amount of game files to the hard drive, dramatically reducing load times between stages and cinematics. I've timed the game on both systems numerous times, and each time has been consistently in the PS3's favor. Transitions to gameplay from starting menus are relatively close, frequently within half a second or so of each other, but when you're loading up a cutscene or having another pause in the action, the 360's times are easily three times that of the PS3. "

I trust the words of the world's no1 gaming website

cheers for ps3

chrno63460d ago

he forgot to mention that ps3 has better controls.

DrPirate3460d ago

It's true...You work for Babel don't you?

They had that exclusivity contract with Capcom, but now they started to outsource to places like VNC gamelabs and such.

Also, you'll be seeing more work from EA, their new leader believes in outsourcing testing alot more than they did before. Expect spore.

DrPirate3460d ago

Ahhhh you copy pasted it, my bad man, I thought you wrote all of that.

Sorry for the confusion.

zambrota3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

yes as a part timer.

My job is to complete playing a game and give my analysis. I get PAID for playing games

I am a software engineering student too so i just elaborate my analysis each time. My manager loves it though.

At our workplace we are getting lot of aid from EA . EA normally asks for our feedback almost every now and then.

I reviewed the DMC4 for ps3 and x360. I could submit some videos here too but that would be a contract breach. Normally we are not allowed to disclose our finds publicly

chrno63460d ago

Where do u get the job? XD I hope this kind of jobs are avaliable in Canada.

tatotiburon3460d ago

hahah now nasim/shmee/tanod/zambrota trust IGN, sad...

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Skerj3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

Crap didn't need to read the whole review, spoilers have gotten me matey :( But I'm glad to see all the difficulty levels are intact, I got scared with that "2 difficulty level" nonsense a few weeks ago. TOMORROW!!

DrPirate3460d ago

Unfortunately, it's Wednesday for me, Damn Canada getting the game a day later....

The Wood3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

no long ting

25 minutes to install seems a touch strange but i think ngs was a long install also. That instant sword charge is hard to master. Any tips???

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