Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360)

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Devil May Cry is a series of hardcore action adventures, known for its complex fighting system and difficulty. I've played DMC3 a bit, and found it very difficult. I usually play quite defensively in this kind of game, learning to block perfectly, and use counterattacks, but DMC doesn't cater for that style of playing. You have to be all out aggresive all of the time, and blocking really isn't a factor, although there is a great dodging system in DMC. To avoid being totally pummeled, I started DMC4 on the easy 'Human' difficulty. Completing the game was perhaps a bit too easy, but it was nevertheless an extremely entertaining experience.
DMC4 is an epic and operatic story of demons and romance. It can be a bit much at times, but I guess I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, as I enjoyed it very much. The one-liners by Nero and Dante, and the braindead sexiness of the female support characters are annoying, but get balanced out by some very entertaining bad guys.
The fighting system in DMC4 is complex, yet easily learned by way of tutorials. The first tutorial is an insanely action-packed boss fight between Dante and his brother (?), Nero and I don't hesitate to state that this is the most entertaining tutorial in the history of gaming. And as you learn more abilities, the flow and satisifactory feel of the battles is easily the equal of both God of War and Ninja Gaiden. When you have completed the game, you'll want to play it again, to learn to use the abilities to their full potential.
And I will do so - on 'Devil Hunter' difficulty. Thankfully, I get to use the experience gained during the first playthrough, so I won't be bored during the second playthrough.
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Nero vs. the first boss, Berial - in Devil May Cry 4

log entries

    2008-10-23
  • [10417]
    Got the River of Red achievement. - My first achievement in DMC4.
  • 2008-11-02
  • [114]
    completed the game on Human difficulty. Rank: BBBBBBBBDC BBBBBBBCAB
  • 2008-11-22
  • [115]
    completed the game on Devil Hunter difficulty. Rank: BABABBBDCA BCBCCAADBD


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