Critical Gamer writes: A lot has happened since 2001. The Lord of the Rings trilogy has made people consciously aware of how uncomfortable cinema seats are to sleep in, iPods have enslaved pockets everywhere and Capcom has delivered four Devil May Cry games. That’s right, Devil May Cry is eleven years old. The first three titles were released for PS2 in 2001, 2003 and 2005. Capcom has now rereleased them on one disc in HD flavour, but do they still hold the tactical hack ‘n’ slash crowns they earned in their heyday?
Dante, the human/demon hybrid child of legendary super demon Sparda, comfortably sits at the centre of each game. He is a cocky, arrogant adrenaline junky whose smart quips and pursuit of all things in an unnecessarily cool way make him an insane, cheeky and likeable character. He can also take on a devil form that drastically improves his abilities. There’s no modesty about him, he’s badass and knows it. Whilst the story varies by game, it usually involves Dante agreeing to help someone before he gets impaled by a series of nasty things, only for him to rip everything evil to bits. The plotlines are mostly loose frameworks to drape the action over, but put the demonic enemies and physics defying weapons in context.