I am a huge fan of the Devil May Cry video game franchise but I also had my doubts about the new direction of the series. The latest entry, “DMC: Devil May Cry” developed by Ninja Theory is famous for such Titles as Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. The original game was released back in 2001 and ever since it has gained a large fan base and popularity.
I found the story of the newest entry has a much more detailed and strong story-line than other games in the franchise. It goes into great detail on the villain and Vergil, who had less character development in previous installments.
The gameplay however is where DMC 5 stands out, taking notes from the other games in the series plus the developer’s own games have created a hybrid system that works amazingly well. In other games, you're normally stuck in the same general area and things usually all look the same. While DMC 5 is set in one city, the levels look different in a way I haven't seen before.
The graphics and music in the latest installment are outstanding. The animations for all attacks are very visual and the heavy metal does a remarkable job of setting up every battle. Just listening to the death metal cue up will get your heart pumping.
Die-hard fans of the series perhaps disappointed by Dante's new look, but this is too much of a great game to ignore for that tiny fact. I will admit though that DMC 5 isn't as difficult as previous installments, and those die-hard fans of the franchise may want to take in hand a harder difficulty for a challenge. Upon finishing the game once though, more difficulty modes open providing even more challenge.