Jason Cisarano reports:
''Capcom's multimillion-selling console hit Devil May Cry 4 is making its way to the PC next month, and the developer is promising a class act. There will be two new play modes, some changes to the level layout, and improvements to the cutscenes to take advantage of the PCs power. Recently, I got my hands on a strictly-for PC demo to take a look at what it had to offer.
First things first: this game looks good on a high-resolution computer monitor. With the antialiasing cranked up at a resolution of 1680x1050, the scenes and characters have an impressive amount of detail. The first segment of the demo takes place in a cathedral-like area, and it shows off some nice environmental details like stained-glass windows and complex brickwork and grillwork. The second segment of the demo is a boss battle against a massive demon named Berial. Every inch of his thirty-foot tall frame is covered with some kind of cool visual effect. His skin and muscles have a wrinkly texture that glows and ebbs with his movements. What appear to be rivulets of lava stream down his shoulders, and he exudes fire from all his pores. When he's gravely wounded, though, he collapses and loses the fiery effect for a moment, and his skin appears smooth and hard, like a cooled lava flow.''