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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Devil May Cry 4 Review

Description :

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment of the Devil May Cry series. It was announced in March 2007 that the game would be released simultaneously for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.[5]

In the game, the player controls both Nero, and Dante, the game's protagonist and the series' title character respectively and fights enemies in close combat using firearms, swords, and other weapons. The characters Lady and Trish from previous games in the series make appearances, along with new characters Nero, Kyrie, Credo, Gloria, and Agnus. The game is set after Devil May Cry and before Devil May Cry 2.

If you play Devil May Cry 4 on the PC, you should expect all of the same visceral carnage featured in the console versions, but there's a caveat: You'll need a gamepad. If you're a glutton for punishment, you can try using the game's keyboard control scheme, but it's awkward and frustrating. However, assuming that you have a decent controller, you'll find that this excellent sequel is Capcom's finest PC release in years.

It's a challenging experience, though its smoother difficulty curve makes it far more accessible than Devil May Cry 3. In this vein, you're given an excellent number of gameplay choices that help you tailor the challenge to your preferences. You can initially choose one of two difficulties (and if you want to cry like a little kid, you can unlock several more), and you can even choose whether you want the game to perform some combos for you automatically. No, you aren't apt to find Devil May Cry 4 to be excessively tough on your first play-through, although it is no walk in the park, either. Nevertheless, it is generally excessive, and that isn't a bad thing. Stylish action, terrific boss fights, and beautiful, melodramatic cutscenes will inspire you to push forward, and they serve as an appropriate reward for a well-played sequence of demon slaying.

It isn't surprising that a game featuring the charmingly insane Dante would be so over the top, though the series' famed antihero is not the real star this time around. Don't worry; you'll still get to play as Dante, and he brings with him a good selection of weapons and fighting styles, just as Devil May Cry fans would expect. But you'll spend the majority of the game as newcomer Nero, who has a selection of impressive and elegant moves of his own. Nero is an excellent character, capable of delivering a few wisecracks, a brooding glance, and a heartfelt plea of love to his beloved Kyrie in a few moments' time. He's clearly cut from the same cloth as Dante, and it's a bit disappointing that the game doesn't explore this connection in more detail. Regardless, you'll want to follow Nero's exploits as he struggles to learn the truth about his own religious organization, The Order of the Sword, and Dante's apparent murder of its leader.

The Good

  • Extraordinary action sequences
  • Nero is a great new character with some terrific new moves
  • Beautiful visuals and incredible cutscenes will constantly amaze you
  • Boss characters are designed well and fun to fight
  • A couple of fun modes that are exclusive to the PC version .
The Bad
  • You need a gamepad if you want the proper experience
  • Environments and boss fights are repeated far too often
  • Puzzles and platforming aren't much fun and chop up the pace too much.
System Requirement :

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz
RAM: 512MB (Windows XP), 1GB (Windows Vista)
VGA: GeForce 6600 with 256MB of VRAM (SM3 Required)
HDD: 8GB Free
OS: Windows XP
MONITOR: Resolution at least 640x480


CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM: 1GB (Windows XP), (2GB pre Windows Vista)
VGA: GeForce 8600 with 512MB of VRAM
HDD: 8GB Free
OS: Windows Vista
MONITOR: Resolution 1280x720