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DmC: Devil May Cry
Marvel at 10 Minutes of DmC: Devil May Cry Hacktastic Gameplay
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Believe it or not, until this week I personally hadn't had chance to get my mitts on Ninja Theory's DmC: Devil May Cry. I'd seen it, Rich has played it - multiple times! - and there's even a demo out, but yet it's still eluded me. That was until this week, when I finally got chance to sit down with it. Before I knew it, I'd ploughed through 10 chapters of Capcom's latest Dante tale.

We've spent enough time weaving our wonderous words of wondertude - that's a new word I'm totally coining, if you're interested - so this time we captured a hefty ten minutes of combat, with six weapons (Rebellion, Ebony & Ivory, Arbiter, Osiris, Eryx and Aquila) and a few secret missions, all with a blow-by-blow account from yours truly.

If you're still interested in my opinion then just know this: I came away after my first - and truly lengthy - hands-on with Ninja Theory's DmC with the same feeling that I did when I first played Bayonetta. A feeling that this game has just taken a genre that was once stale, invigorating it and innovating within it, while still feeling familiar to past classic examples of the genre. In other words, it's bloody brilliant from a gameplay perspective. That's the highest praise I can give DmC.

Check out our gameplay videos below. DmC is out in January 2013.





 
 

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Comment #1 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:12:48 PM
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Doesn't look bad


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Comment #2 by a7x4lyf3
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:15:23 PM
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"A feeling that this game has just taken a genre that was once stale" Now that right there, you lose points for that good sir... Devil May Cry has NEVER gone stale, with 2 maybe yes, but 1, 3, and 4 no, not stale...


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Comment #3 by a7x4lyf3
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:17:26 PM
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I know you meant Hack 'n slashes in general, but the Devil May Cries have kept that alive, along with Ninja Gaiden, till 3 of course..


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Comment #4 by Zacry072
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:22:39 PM
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I really enjoyed the demo. I bought the HD collection so I could play all of the old ones and may give this game a shot one day.


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Comment #5 by Solomon Fuere
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 12:41:32 PM
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The game is so fucking bad compared to 4.


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Comment #6 by MaleficLuxuria
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:07:14 PM
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@5 lol


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Comment #7 by I KENBUSTER I
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:26:55 PM
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@5 How is it bad? It's not even out yet!!


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Comment #8 by Rewave Acid
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:33:36 PM
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I know different people care about different qualities in games, but DMC4 was astoundingly lazy, essentially copy and pasting the first half of the game into the second. Yeah the combat is deep, but the soundtrack is bland and repetitive and I just find it very difficult to engage with a game like that. There isn't even a gleeful over-the-top excitement to it like Bayonetta.


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Comment #9 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 01:43:08 PM
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I liked DmC4 and I feel like the only person in the world that is loving this one the most, and enjoyed the hell out of the demo.


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Comment #10 by Vindicator51
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 02:12:56 PM
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I have to admit that you gave me a good laugh, Webb. That last part of your opinion is going into history.


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Comment #11 by GaryYEAH
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 05:41:15 PM
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I love you all.

xx


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Comment #12 by simmshady22
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 06:28:21 PM
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I regret ever trying DMC4 and having it on my gamertag. I did not like it at all.


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Comment #13 by MagneticPhil
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 07:59:13 PM
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From what I saw in the demo and various videos, this game looks a lot easier from other Devil May Cry games.


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Comment #14 by Vindicator51
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 08:08:18 PM
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@13 That's because it is easier, even on the hardest difficulty it offers.


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Comment #15 by Lord of Fate
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 08:37:30 PM
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@#2: Webb was talking about the "genre" being stale not the game. He said the game lifted up the genre basically, which is a compliment to DmC. Get your facts straight. :P

And I definitely think this genre is stale but I like what DmC and Ninja Gaiden have done with it. Still more of a NG fan though than DmC as I've not been able to get into the DmC universe all that much. I actually like Dante's Inferno much better.


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Comment #16 by Solomon Fuere
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 09:50:41 PM
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If anything DmC has made the entire genre worse.


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Comment #17 by Solomon Fuere
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 09:55:20 PM
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IB "oh ur just mad cuz of da hair lol u trol" which people at this site seem to be so fucking fond of saying every time someone voices a legitimate (and there are many) complaint against this game.


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Comment #18 by Assapopulas
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 12:40:59 AM
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@2 Way to contradict yourself.. twice..


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Comment #19 by STB Bodam
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 03:53:13 PM
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#16 GTFO! You're crazy.

This is going to be my Game of the Year. The demo played like a dream.


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Comment #21 by EngagedMetal7
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 11:18:42 PM
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Never understood the attraction of this genre, just always seems... boring...


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Comment #22 by CraigChaotic
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 10:58:36 AM
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This is a day one for me!
I love DMC, I had to buy the HD collection when it came out and of course I have DMC 4 and even the anime series. The DMC demo was okay but it still needed that extra polish in my opinion. Tbh I'm just happy they are making more DMC and also the fact that Noisia and Andy Laplegua are doing the soundtrack.


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Comment #23 by Saintsrowfanboy
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 09:55:54 AM
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I never played DMC before and im thinking of preordering this DMC should i play the others 1st or this.


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Comment #24 by TacticalElusion
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 10:27:51 AM
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@23 buy the HD collection instead of this. It comes with 1,2 and 3. It is half the price for 3 times the amount of games.


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Comment #25 by Chozo_Lord
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 03:07:20 PM
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I was pleasantly surprised with the demo and I'm definitely buying this.


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Comment #26 by Saintsrowfanboy
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 03:33:41 AM
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@24 Thanks bro ill buy the HD colluction now


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Comment #27 by Assapopulas
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:12:43 PM
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@26

You should just buy the entire series. Along with this new one.
Play through them all in order. But if you want to play them in chronological order, it goes 3, 1, 4, 2. With the new one having its own story.


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Comment #28 by Assapopulas
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 12:34:09 PM
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The HD Collection should only be about $20-$30 now and I picked up DMC4 for around $8 not too long ago.


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Comment #29 by VGKamikaze
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 01:16:33 PM
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@26
What 27 said. Although, I would recommend playing them in the order of release rather than chronologically, otherwise the gameplay aspects added in the newer ones will get confusing when you play an older one and suddenly they are absent.


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