Demons are bad asses, thereâ€™s no doubt about that. But a 'Demon Slayer'? Now that is just about the baddest ass out there. Devil May Cry is back, promising the most full-on combat system to date along with the biggest bosses to ever grace the edge of Dante's sword. The story however has taken a new twist. A twist that could possibly lose or gain fans to the series. Beware â€“ here is a SPOILER ALERT.
Dante has gone bad - real bad. So bad that he slaughtered all the members of the Order of the Sword â€“ except for one. Nero is a young member of the order but is the most promising. Nero and Dante encounter each other in a fight, in which Nero gets a serious spanking dealt to him. Until he reveals his true power â€“ the fact that his right arm is that of a demonâ€™s.
Nero turns the tide of the battle and Dante is sent on the run. As Nero gives chase he is suddenly interrupted by a horde of demons that have invaded the city. Does this mean that Dante is now the demonâ€™s lap-dog? Only time will tell.
What kind of genre is 'Stylish Action'? Well after some investigation, we here at NZGamer.com have finally cracked the nutshell. 'Stylish Action' is a basic definition for killing large quantities of hostiles while looking like the coolest fighter on the planet.
This ties in quite nicely with the fact that the playerâ€™s two weapons are boom-sticks and elongated kitchen knives. This combination gives off a very strong stench of movies like 'The Matrix' and 'Equilibrium' where the bullets and blades come together in a concentrated form of kick ass.
Apart from the storyline Devil May Cry 4 does not seem all that different from its predecessor. The only real promise of new gameplay comes from being able to play Nero. Oh, there was one more thing - the series is now coming to the Xbox 360! â€śWelcome to the Microsoft side my little Sony friendâ€ť. A big round of applause to Capcom for finally bringing the series across to a different platform.
The graphics for DMC4 look smooth as silk. All you need to do to estimate how good the graphics are is take Ninja Gaiden and times it by 360. All the spells and epic swings of your blade leave great marks in the atmosphere of the chaos you have released as well as leaving pieces of twisted demon anatomy all over the show. This makes the game look very cool without having to press a slow-motion button or put cool camera angles into the combat.
So if you are an avid demon cruncher and want to carry on the story on either the 360 or the PS3 then keep an eye out for this game. A release date is yet to be announced but we can expect to get one soon. When it does NZGamer.com will have it sitting in our news section ready for you to read. In the mean time you can save your soul from demons by heading over to the NZGamer.com forums.
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The Good: Fast-paced sword/gun play action.
The Bad: Dante?
The Ugly: Nothing.. The game looks pretty darn good