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Devil May Cry 4 is a game based on the Devil May Cry series. For those of you who have already played the game, you might think why DMC 4 and not the 5th version of it. Actually, I will make a review as soon as it is out for Windows, but there already are a lot of reviews out there for it. So I decided to make a warp on time and give a review on one of my favorite games, Devil May Cry 4.
It is already known that the actions in DMC 4 are a bit exaggerated, but this makes the game spicy and really cool to play with. It has been a long time since this game was published (2008) so you might expect that this game will give its new version a great opportunity, right? Actually, a lot of people are arguing that it will be the worst Devil May Cry ever, did you hear that? Ever!
Looks like moving from Capcom to Ninja Theory was a blast to the game, even the characters do not exist anymore. I want to be reserved about it, but I want to state that nearly all the reviews out there, will tell you that the DMC 5 demo, which is out now, has very bad writings, or the character was a non-reserved good guy, but he always seem to be the bad guy, or enemies which didn't make any sense. That is all I will share, but from what you read until now, don't expect it to be better than this one! This is why I am reviewing it, for the sake of DMC series and its good reputation.
DMC 4 has one of the best stories I have seen in all games so far. Even though the bad guys look extremely weird, because they come from hell, still the game is very good. Nero, the guy who resembles Dante from the past series, keeps touch with his love named Kyrie, but always evil will tear them apart. Ok, this is not a great story, I know, but it will be quite long to explain what is great and I can never tell the story exactly as you would watch it in the game. Unfortunately, for them will be a lot of separations, but love always kept them in search for each other.
Nero has his right arm infected with devil blood, but instead of becoming a devil, he got all the powers from it, being still a human. After some time in the game, Kyrie discovers his right arm and started not believing, but as the story goes, even in real life, none can really separate true love, so he starts defeating all evil creatures until a part in the game, where Kyrie's brother becomes an evil angel and there after she saw his arm, there was a powerful battle, where in the end Nero cries because he couldn't rescue her from the hands of evil.
All this meant that even people who have devil blood in them, can cry. This makes it a very strong message and a truly rare occasion to learn something, you might have not experienced in life. Apart having very weird enemies, which is normally a bad thing, DMC 4 has revolutionary graphics for that time, or even now, using DirectX 10 with very good shadows and lightning. The difference was quite notable from DirectX 9, since the game had not that dynamic lightnings or other great stuff in DirectX 10 disposal.
When it comes to optimization, Devil May Cry 4 has one of the best programming and I did not even notice a single bug during the entire game! Considering that this was 5 years ago, since the game launched for PC, I call this exceptionally rare for that time. It really hurts to DMC fans that DMC 5 was so bad, but let's expect the real game, since the one all are talking about is a demo of the game. Even the gameplay is not that good as expected with some difficult movements, but they had plenty of time to recreate the game, 5 years and it got worse. This is not the first time that games get worse with their new release, but don't loose hope so soon as none knows it for sure.
During the gameplay in DMC 4, you can use your devil hand to grab and smash enemies. You can use a sword to attack, or even a pistol, which both of them can be upgraded. To upgrade stuff, you will need honor points, but the more you unlock, the pricier the upgrade gets. You can even add more movements or skills to Nero, making him invincible. There are secrets in the game, which can help you upgrade your health, but you will need to gather some of them before this happens to create a blue orb. You can buy items depending on your red orbs and the amount you have.
Overall, if you really want to play great games, don't loose your time too much researching for new games, as games might get worse the more time tickles. This is not a problem because of the programmers, but of their companies which schedule the time of the release. Keeping the gaming business off, I would recommend this game, even if it is old, to everyone who wants to play good stuff, as I am already replaying it after so many years. Don't expect too much with new games, since it is clear now, it is all of a business and not art at all. This is true for a lot of games, but not for all though, so don't loose hope!
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