Monday, February 25, 2008

Think you i would forget such a thing?

So I know i said I'd type a little review on Devil May Cry 4 for the Xbox 360.But I've been busy playing 360 .


Yeah,I know.

Now with that out of the way.Devil May Cry 4 (ps3,360) is the sequel to the 2004 Devil May Cry 3,and along with introducing a new playable character in the form of Nero,it takes the ideas and mechanics of DMC3 and makes it more CUHRAZY.The story is as follows,Nero lives peacefully in a community that worships Sparda(Dante's father).Things are going relatively well until Dante shows up blasts the head priest in the face and THE PARTY GETS A LITTLE CRAZY.Then demons attack and Nero's once peaceful life is under fire.

Nero has some interesting play mechanics that are new to the Devil May Cry series,most notably the Devil Bringer,Exceed meter,and Buster.The Devil Bringer gives you the ability to grab demons and drag them to your proximity(or launch yourself towards them for larger foes)making combo strings easier to maintain.The Exceed Meter gives a power boost for whenever it has a charge or stock on it,making basic attacks even stronger or giving special attacks new properties.Lastly,the Buster is a move that lets you grab and slam demons with impunity and in some cases gives you a powerful and cinematic attack for boss battles.

Dante's arsenal of moves hasn't really expanded much since DMC 3 but you get access to all the styles on the fly as opposed to switching at select points.This makes for a more open fighting style that can change depending on the situation.Got a large group of mobile enemies to deal with?Switch to Trickster to move quickly through the crowd then flip to Swordmaster to start your combo attack,shifting to Royal Guard whenever you are about to be attacked, and cleaning up with Gunslinger when you get some distance.The Devil Arms are especially insane this time around and have to be seen to be believed.

Even with Nero and the new skills at your disposal Devil May Cry 4 maintains the hardcore difficulty it has throughout the series and is a definite must have for your 360/ps3 library.