Devil May Cry Reader Review
Devil May Cry Reader Review Reader Review by Toadie48 3 December, 2008
Now, we'll admit were newbies when it comes to Devil May Cry. Their we said it - were n00bs to the Devil May Cry franchise. But we know something! The game designers Capcom are not knobs when it comes to making these kinds of games. They've made the Castlevania series of games - which we think you'll find are bloody great games. They've also made the Resident Evil games. Remember, Resident Evil? Awesome game innet? So we had high expectations with Devil May Cry, and they did not disappoint.
You take on the role of Dante, freelance underground mercenary by day, devil slayer extraordinaire by night. He owns the most bad ass shop in the world, but when a mysterious woman comes into the shop on one mysterious night; trying to kill our hero and then asks for his help - shit kicks off. All hell breaks loose and quite literally. Dante is sent to an eerie remote secluded island called 'Mallet' Island. It is here that the gate to the Devil World lies - and you must stop em' here before they take over our world. But why does the gate have to be in 'Mallet' Island? Or what I really mean is who came up with the name 'Mallet' Island? Does that name sound scary - 'Mallet' Island? And that is supposed to be an ultra-mega dangerous place. That name sounds dumb, stupid ugly. And gay. How about 'Dark Soul Terror' Island? Or 'Phantom-Shadow-Mega-Death' Island?
Right off the bat, from the start of the game you can see the graphics are breathtaking. The attention to detail is unmissable. You can tell that a lot of polish have been put on the graphics because they are some of the best seen in a PS2 game. The Characters art work is typical Capcom standards, some of the best around. They are creative and again some of the best around. Not giving away too many spoilers on the character creativity, but you'll meet Devil puppet creatures, Shadow Beasts that'll transform into... well whatever the hell shape they want to and so many other beings we don't wanna' spoil.
The creativity of the boss fights is pretty darn awesome too. These bosses are well hard and they will kick your ass when you first play them. It harps back to the old school days of gaming when the difficulty of the games in general was horrendously hard.
Like we said before but we will say again: these bosses will kick your ass! Start dancing when you're unconscious, then laugh mockingly at your dead body and start pissing themselves laughing at your puny, pathetic first time attempt at beating them. Like we said before: these bosses are well hard. Not giving away too many spoilerz but there's one boss that you'll fight called Phantom. It's not he or she - but it, resembles a Spider and its body is as gargantuan as an Elephants; it's shell is harder then rock. It's blood when shed is scorching larva reminiscent of the flaming rivers of hell. Oh and it wants to rip you a new ass hole.
To fight all these enemies you must have to have a pretty kick ass combat. So the moves are handled with the circle button. Easy, peasy right? You can do things like lock on to an enemy, block, dodge, roll - pretty much all of today?s standard combat things are in this game.
Also if you collect the red Orbs littered throughout this game you can buy items that?ll help you in battle; such as Holy Water and Devil Stars.
One complaint I do have about this game is the camera angle. You can't control the camera, it'll auto-change depending on where you stand - but sometimes you won't know what the hell is going on. Especially in boss battles. You might not even know the boss is about to attack because it isn't in the cameras view, and when you do find him you have NO CHANCE to dodge and your dead!!! That's very harsh and it's not very forgiving or rewarding. Especially considering when you get game over you'll start from the last time you saved with the same amounts of lives. So, if you only have one life, you only get one chance to beat the boss - the camera might get in the way - game over, start again, with that same one gay poxy life.
Devil May Cry is a pretty good game, with tons of atmasphere ruined by an awkward camera. If your gaming skills, oh sorry we meant skillz can tolerate an annoying camera; you have yourself a heck of a game to check out.