Definitely not the worst game Dante has ever appeared in, by a long shot.
This is probably the best, most objectively well rounded and informative review of DmC I've seen so far, very well done. In short, DmC is great for casuals and new comers alike but the hardcore fans may be put off by the less challenging gameplay mechanics and a vastly different portrayal of Dante.
Yeah I agree. Good review.
Less challenging if you play on easy. When I booted the game up I started on Nephilim (hard,) and it wasn't too bad. Some of the platforming shit is annoying, but I never really had a problem playing the rest of the game. After I beat it, I started over on Son of Sparda. Wow, what a difference. The combat is as deep as you want it, and the mechanics to truly make Dante a badass are very hard to master. You can run through the game with a had full of combos and get through it. You don't get the same feeling of pulling someone close and getting a hit in with Rebellion, seeing enemies closing in, using the shotgun like nunchucks to hit 3 of them to interrupt their wind up, getting two hits with the sword, pause, switch to the blade things to pull all the enemies closer, launch multiple enemies in the air with the ax, pull yourself up to them, take a swing with the scythe, then fully charge up a ground smash with the fist so they hit the ground a split second before you do and you scatter the enemies so you can focus on the big guy that just popped up with a chainsaw. I'm having a blast with the game, and I still haven't gotten all the small details down, like parrying attacks, just dodges, the mid-air hike, and buffering charge attacks with different weapons. There is a shit-ton of depth in the game, but if you want to button mash your way through it, I bet you could. As a huge fan of DMC, this game has surprised the hell out of me. If you want to play DMC like God of War or Dante's Inferno, you can. If you want to play DMC like DMC, you can. It's all how YOU want to play the game. They did a great job of making the game accessible to new players, and keeping the old DMC intact for people that want a challenge. And I hated the old Dante, he was a douche bag, the new Dante just comes off as cocky. The hair I could care less about. tl;dr You get out of the game what you put into it. You want a hack 'n slash, play like that. You want DMC play like that.
This situation sort of reminds me of Mass Effect in a way, that being those who spent over 200 hours playing through all three games weren't happy with the end result were as those who didn't invest that time or didn't invest themselves into the franchise as much as some couldn't understand the problem. For Mass Effect I was on the side of those who felt let down, however this is my first DMC game and I am really enjoying the game, I like Dante as a character and can't see why people are complaining. Ignorance is bliss I suppose. Sorry if slightly of topic btw.
well i just watched angryjoes review on youtube and im convinced DMC is a good game. And that fanboys that said it was a bad game are wrong.
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