“Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition” is another wonderful remastered game now available for download for Xbox One, PlayStation Four and PC gamers. I am enjoying this trend of companies re-releasing games for the fans who cannot enjoy them on their current generation systems.
The quality and value is spectacular, but certain elements of this game may only apply to the diehard fans only.
As with all “Devil May Cry” games, the third-person action combines swordplay and guns to create a frenetic wave of destruction. You take on wave after wave of relentless enemies in beautiful environments to face the epic boss battles that can take up the entire width of your high-definition television. “Devil May Cry 4” is no exception to this rule and hard-core gamers who enjoy polished fighting games will love this one.
In this special edition, you can play five different characters through the main adventure.
The story unfolds with lush cut scenes. The twisting plot involving good versus evil is secondary to the fun you will have eviscerating your enemies.
I was most impressed with the user interface that allowed me to choose which difficulty, characters and the level I was about to play. It was easy to see what I had finished and what grade I was given inside of that mission.
Replay ability is the biggest strength of “Devil May Cry 4,” since there are lots of items to collect, secrets to find and ways you can storm through levels to achieve the highest rating.
“Devil May Cry 4” does, however, show its age. Although the loading times are very short, there are frequent loading screens between rooms. In a single mission, you may have to go to many different rooms and each will require your console to load.
Although this is a minor gripe, it is a bit jarring that the action is interrupted so frequently by these breaks. For example, other older classics, such as the “Resident Evil” remake, had better flow due to the cinematic doors that opened and shut between each room.
Nevertheless, “Devil May Cry 4” is a must for a fan of the series. If you have not played any of these games before, you may wish to watch a trailer or gameplay video to see if it is to your taste.
Although some of the tropes feel dated, such as the invisible barrier keeping you in a closed room when enemies are attacking, you will enjoy the combat system when you get the hang of it.
There is something very satisfying about hitting a demon with a sword and then flinging it into the air to shoot it. Once you practice several basic moves, pulling off combos is a lot of fun. Not for the casual gamer, “Devil May Cry 4” requires time and patience for great rewards.
At the budget price, I recommend “Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition” to any fan of the series. I hope Capcom keeps bringing these games back since the quality and value is tough to match.
My hope is the first “Dead Rising” game will soon see its way to the current generation systems and PC since it was a classic and fantastic to play.
[“source – battlecreekenquirer.com”]