CGRundertow DEVIL MAY CRY 4 for Xbox 360 Video Game Review
I’ve completely missed some franchises in
my time as a gamer, for one reason or another. I’m not sure why, but a lot of Japanese
games just didn’t really interest me when I was younger, except for Nintendo, of course.
However, this also meant that I was introduced to some awesome franchises a lot later on.
The Devil May Cry series has been acclaimed as one of Capcom’s best, and for good reason.
It features dudes doing flips and swinging swords while firing guns, so what’s not
to love? I just wish I had played this game earlier. This is Devil May Cry 4 for the Xbox
360. Now, fans of the earlier games know Dante,
and while he is present for quite a bit of Devil May Cry 4, a newcomer has taken over.
Nero, a younger man that has a mysteriously powerful arm, initially meets Dante and faces
off against him, apparently killing him, before Dante merely pulls a sword out of his chest
and leaves. Of course, Nero really has no idea what’s going on, and demons are attacking
from everywhere! I really can’t go more into the story than that. It will confuse
you to listen, and to be honest, if you’re new to the series like me, it might even confuse
you when you sit down and play, especially if you don’t go and read up on the previous
games. Gameplay in Devil May Cry 4 is a mix of third-person
shooter and hack and slash. Nero can fire his revolver, jump into the air and then slam
down with his sword, or any combination you can think of. This game is all about creativity
with your killing, and using your awesome arm, you can grab enemies, punch them into
the air, and then shoot them to a bloody pulp. The combat is some of the best designed and
most enjoyable that I’ve experienced in an extremely long time, and I’ve played
a LOT of action games over the last few years. In addition to the combat, Devil May Cry 4
features power-ups that let you customize Nero to your style of play. In this way, the
game gets a little more RPG like, but this is really where that stops. This is definitely
an action game to be played level by level, and given that there are high scores at the
end of each, I think the developers wanted that to be clear. If you’re one of those
people that likes to beat your friends’ high scores, you might be repeating levels
a LOT. The best part of Devil May Cry 4 is its boss
fights, which are absolutely insane. Whether you’re fighting Dante, or a flaming demon
thing that is trying to slice you in half, you’ll be having an absolute blast. The
fact that you can jump in the air, latch on to the demon’s head, and then slash him
with your sword and shoot him in the face really helps to add to the entertainment.
It should be a requirement that every game has to let you do this. I don’t care what
genre. Oh, it’s a hockey game? Yeah, well slice the other team and shoot the goalie
in the face. Devil May Cry 4 is a few years old, but it’s
pretty hard to tell. There will be the occasional weird looking shadow or expression, but for
the most part, this game is absolutely stunning. Voice acting is also very good, with the actor
playing Nero especially giving a great performance. If you’re a fan of this genre, then it’s
a pretty safe bet that you already have this game. However, if you just love slicing things
with huge swords and then shooting them in the face, do me a favor and stop doing it
in real life and starting doing it in Devil May Cry 4. It’s a lot more fun.