For some fans, it’s been just over 11 years since their last adventure in the Devil May Cry universe, but for other fans, it’s only been 6 years. No matter which side you are on, one thing is for sure, everyone is excited to get back into the world of DMC. One question remains, was it worth the wait?
Devil May Cry 5 starts off in a rather weird order - you are thrown into what is technically the middle of the game as Nero, and soon work your way through the beginning of the story into the present time and beyond. This all happens over a few weeks’ time within the game. Facing off against the main antagonist, Urizen, right off the bat, DMC5 isn’t afraid to throw players right into the middle of battle. This menacing foe presents a challenge right from the get-go, and many will get their first taste of defeat right from the start. We are also introduced to one of the new characters, V, a mysterious and sickly man who looks like he is about to fall over and die. With V and Dante by his side, Nero fights to take down Urizen and thus the story unfolds from here. Little is known about V and Urizen but soon we discover who they are, and what their goals are - and it’s a great ride getting there.
DMC5 let’s us control 3 different characters throughout the campaign; Nero, V and Dante. Each character offers a unique experience in terms of gameplay and combat. Nero utilizes his Red Queen sword and Blue Rose gun, each with their own abilities and upgrades. Nero no longer has his Devil Bringer arm which is explained during the game - instead he makes use of Devil Breakers, mechanical arms crafted by Nico, one of the other new characters introduced in the game. Nico's grandmother crafted the legendary Ebony and Ivory guns for Dante, so her father's identity (not spoiled here) is quite a surprise for fans who have played the previous game in the series.
Each character offers a unique experience in terms of gameplay and combat.
Overall, Dante is just a blast to play - switching between styles and weapons is seamless and an absolute joy.
Capcom are back on top and Devil May Cry 5 further cements their status as one of the best developers in the industry.
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PC, PS4, Xbox One
8 March 2019
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