DmC: Devil May Cry

WAZZUP ALLYOUCANGAMERS? Long time no write! Lately I’ve been busy… gaming my ass off! No but seriously, I’ve been slacking on my blog and I apologize for that. Which is why I’m going to start posting at least once a week from now on. Maybe more if I feel like it, and if that’s what my readers want! You know, I wasn’t sure if I would get any followers when I started this blog, heck I would have been happy with just one! I only wanted to unite with a bunch of fellow kick ass gamers who wanted to talk games, and so I did. As long as I keep getting daily views and more readers, I’ll keep writing. This is for all of you. :}

P.S. I still need to write reviews for AC3 and BO2, and I will. I haven’t done so yet because I’m still not fully finished with either game. I like to take my time and enjoy them, not play them as fast as possible just so I can say I did it first. So, expect reviews next week. As a teaser all I will say is, I’m a tough critic.

ANYWAY, this week is all about DmC: Devil May Cry!! Firstly, let me tell you that I haven’t played any of the previous installments. I had a friend who was obsessed though, and because of that I had the pleasure of watching countless cutscene videos from the games on YouTube. I was immediately captivated by the story, characters, art, fighting style and explosive environment. I vowed to buy the next game that came out in the series, and I won’t go back on it. I already played the demo, which is free to download on PSN, give it a try if you’re iffy about whether you want the game or not.

F.Y.I- Devil May Cry is a series usually made by Capcom, but with the new DmC they actually handed over thedevelopment reigns to Ninja Theory. This was a controversial move. The Devil May Cry series has been out since PS2 and has a HUGE fan base. So I can understand why fanboys, and girls, would go psycho with rage after seeing the trailer and demo for the newest version of the game with all its changes. Fans never like to see their favorite games and characters messed with, but by the same token they need to understand that change is inevitable and sometimes good. Be a little open-minded people, give it a chance!

So, here goes nothing…

  • PLOT: DmC: Devil May Cry takes place in Limbo City, where nothing is what it seems. Its inhabitants consist of humans and demons, except the humans have no idea they’re being controlled by demons. The devil spawn have the mortals brainwashed by the mass media they send out, like advertising drinks that supposedly make you healthy when in reality they’ll only end up killing you. Surveillance cameras are littered throughout the streets sending videos of what’s going on 24/7 back to those in control. They ensure that no one is catching on to them or acting in any way they deem inappropriate. Hmm… sounds a lot like the real world doesn’t it?

Then there’s “The Order”, a mysterious group of masked individuals working against the demons in control, trying to spread the truth about what’s really going on and put a stop to it. However to the people of Limbo City, they are a group of “terrorists”, as they’ve been labeled from the local news and press. Leader of The Order is Dante’s twin brother Vergil, who calls upon him through a girl named Kat. She brings Dante to Vergil, where he asks him to join the effort against the demons in Limbo City. Although Dante hasn’t seen his brother in ages and doesn’t remember much about him, he takes his offer once he hears about the death of his mother at the hand of demons. Whether or not Vergil can really be trusted is up for debate, but when it comes to a demon named Mundus there’s no question about it, he’s an antagonist. He will pretty much be stalking Dante throughout the game trying to kill him.

FOR THE OFFICIAL DMC: DEVIL MAY CRY TRAILER CLICK HERE!

  • SETTING:

Limbo City- So, there’s the place called Limbo City and then there’s something known as just plain Limbo. The difference is, Limbo is a demon realm. It’s sort of a part of Limbo City except that it’s not visible to humans. You see, Limbo City is pretty much alive. Any aspect of the landscape can be transformed into something evil, with demons emerging from oceans, buildings, structures, anything! If you’re a demon or angel like Dante and you can see the hell spawn then you’re in Limbo. Meanwhile, the humans have no idea about what’s actually going on around them, all they see is a normal city. The mortals of Limbo City are controlled by the demons in Limbo. Although Limbo City is not actually a person it’s probably Dante’s most deadly antagonist, seeing as it’s always transforming itself to counteract him.

  • CHARACTERS:

Dante- The main character and hero of DmC. Dante is half demon/half angel now, instead of half demon/half human like in the previous games. His half angel side, passed down through his mother, gives Dante a special new flare. Allowing for the usage of both demonic and angelic weapons and abilities. His evil side is just as powerful, instilled in him through the blood of his legendary father Sparda. Dante’s mixed heritage would lead most to think that he loves both the angelic and hellacious beings on earth, but growing up in orphanages and youth correction facilities run by demons who acted out with violence and torture has set his mind against all evil. Not to mention they are the ones who took his mother’s life. His deep hatred towards demons and authority in general gets him into a lot of trouble while living in Limbo City, even though Dante usually likes to remain incognito. The demon hunter is known by the people in his town as a “terrorist” for being a part of The Order with his brother Vergil. Oh, and Dante’s a brunette now. Get over it guys. 😉

Vergil- “Citizens, face your demons.” Vergil is leader of The Order and Dante’s twin brother. For now it seems like he’s a good guy but you can never be sure. He speaks on television to the people of Limbo City with his own kind of PSA’s, wearing a mask of course to hide his true identity. Vergil warns the people of Limbo City about they’re “government” and how corrupt it is.The news refers to him and all members of The Order as “terrorists” and I can see how the public might believe that. Stupid as they usually are. His signature silver hair remains intact for all you fanboys and gals. 😀

Kat- This kitty joined The Order when she was very young and is Vergil’s right-hand girl. She’s the eyes and ears of the whole organization, often putting her life on the line to gather critical information from Limbo. Kat does this with not only skill, but raw talent. She’s a medium and psychic who can see into the demon realm, although she is unable to physically interact with it. Kat’s outlook on the world gives off a sweet and naive vibe, but when it comes to Limbo and all things demon, she’s clearly an expert. Kitty (my nickname for her) gets the responsibility of guiding Dante through Limbo City.

Mundus- “Me; a God, vs. You; a piece of shit?!” Mundus is a banker, with control over everyone through debt and corporate manipulation (much the same as bankers in the real world today), and that’s only his day job. If that doesn’t make him sound evil enough, he’s also Demon King and grand-high Devil. This guy will be on Dante’s ass throughout DmC.

Lilith- This chick can be seen in the DmC demo. She’s Mundus’ girlfriend and owner of the popular nightclub Devil’s Dalliance.

Bob Barbas- Limbo City news anchor for Raptor News. Barbas is a Christian who feels that he is doing “God’s work” by making Dante and The Order look bad. He’s the one constantly calling them terrorists.

Sparda- An iconic and powerful demon himself, Sparda is the father of Dante and Vergil. Over 9,000 years ago Mundus was his right hand man during his rise to power. Soon after, he fell in love with an angel, something seen as treachery to all demons. His partner gave birth to twin sons, but after being disowned by his own kind Sparda had no choice but to disappear to where none could find him. Although gone in the physical form, it seems Sparda is still able to contact his sons, enlisting their help to save Limbo City.
Eva- The angel mother of Dante and Vergil is Eva. Not much is known about Sparda’s former lover, except that she was killed when Dante was just a boy.
  • GAMEPLAY:
In DmC Dante is equipped with a variety of weapons and powers that you can use to string together all types of combos. The combat is fluid and can be faster or slower depending on how you choose to fight. You get rated on style, and usually the longer the combo, the higher the rating. This results in a ton of extra points, and we gamers love stacking up on extra points. 😉 Another thing I love is that there will even be some platforming in this game, it’s not all hack and slash thanks to the interactive environment of Limbo City.
Ratings-   
  •  Dirty
  •  Cruel
  •  Brutal
  •  Anarchic
  •  Savage!
  •  SSadistic!
  •  SSSensational!

Combat Mechanics-

  •  Rainstorm
  •  Over Drive
  •  Stinger
  •  Trillion Stab
  •  Prop
  •  Shredder
  •  Air Hike
  •  Air Dash
  •  Roulette Spin
  •  Parry Stylish 

Abilities- 

  • Double Jump
  • Angel Stance
  • Demon Stance
  • Angel/Demon
  • Evade/Teleport
  • Devil Trigger

Devil Mode- This mode allows Dante to pull enemies and objects towards him. It’s also needed to use demonic weapons.

Angel Mode- This mode allows Dante to pull himself towards enemies and certain points around the city. It can also be used to jump across large gaps. Angel Mode is needed to use angelic weapons.

Devil Trigger- Earning enough points from combos will fill up Dante’s gauge meter. When it’s full you can use Devil Trigger, this will replenish Dante’s health, cause everything to slow down, and will unleash his full potential. Things.Will.Get.Crazy. Devil trigger lasts for as long as you can keep your combo going. Dante’s appearance will also change to something fans are more familiar with. 🙂

  • COLLECTABLE ITEMS:

Lost Souls- These are the souls of humans trapped in Limbo. They aren’t easy to spot and usually seem out of reach. Listening for their wails can help you find them. Freeing lost souls will give you a few red orbs and will increase your mission completion bonus.

Argent Keys- These keys come in copper, silver, gold, and platinum. The color of each key corresponds with the sealed door it can open. Once used the keys are gone but the doors will remain unlocked.

Blue Roses- Finding one of these babies puts Dante in a trance and sends him to a “secret area” outside of Limbo City. Once there, he battles and earns special abilities such as Devil Trigger.

Vital Star- These stars come in small and large sizes, with the large ones fully restoring Dante’s vitality/health.

Health Cross- Players receive one of these after going through a sealed door and completing a secret mission. When four are collected they will increase                           Dante’s maximum vitality.

Devil Trigger Star- These stars replenish Dante’s magic, allowing him to use Devil Trigger. They come in small and large sizes, with the latter fully filling up his magic.

Devil Trigger Cross- By searching different areas you can come across fragments of this cross. Once four are collected Dante’s amount of magic will be increased.

Red Orbs- Once collected these can be used as money for purchasing items. Acquire them through defeating enemies as stylishly as possible, as this will increase the number of orbs received. Destroying certain objects around the city and freeing lost souls will also earn you red orbs.

White Orbs- Earning enough of these will get you upgrades. These come after defeating enemies and at the end of the mission. How many you receive depends on your overall mission score.

Green Orbs- These replenish Dante’s vitality/health when collected. If Dante is already fully healthy then they go towards his red orb count. Green orbs are collected after receiving an extremely high amount of style points for killing demons.

Purple Orbs- Rarely found, these orbs automatically refill Dante’s magic. They can be discovered through destroying random objects around the world, or by defeating certain enemies.

Gold Orbs- Dante is only allowed to hold three of these at a time. If in his possession when he dies, he will be instantly revived on the spot with full health restored.

  • WEAPONS:

Rebellion- This is Dante’s trademark sword and main melee weapon. It’s double-edged and leaves a white streak in it’s wake. Rebellion was given to Dante as a momento of his father, Sparda.

Ebony & Ivory: Dante’s personally customized, semi-automatic twin pistols. Filled with demonic power, these twins fire in a flash at foes.

Osiris (Angelic Arsenal)- This large but light-weight Scythe is an angelic weapon. When it is used to attack, it leaves behind a light blue streak, similar to it’s actual color. Osiris doesn’t deal the heaviest blow, but it’s fast and can deliver multiple strikes with only a few button presses.
Arbiter (Demonic Arsenal)- A two-handed axe with a curved blade. The Arbiter is heavy and therefore takes longer to swing, but it delivers deadly damage with a single blow. Great for use against shielded enemies and brutes. A demonic trail of red follows the Arbiter and upon impact with the ground red and orange sparks fly.
Ophion Whip- This hook/chain will either pull enemies towards you, or you towards enemies depending on if you’re in angel or devil mode. It’s also used to destroy cameras around Limbo City.
CONTROLS:
  • Triangle = Attack
  • Circle = Launcher attack
  • X = Jump
  • Square = Shoot
  • R1 or L1 = Evade
  • Holding R2 = Devil Mode
  • Holding L2 = Angel Mode
  • R1 or R2 + Square = Grappling Attack
  • R3 + L3 = Devil Trigger
  • DPad = Weapon Swapping

DIFFICULTY SETTINGS:

  • Easy, Normal, and Hard (Available from the beginning of the game.)
  • Son of Sparda – Enemies get tougher and attack waves are shaken up.
  • Dante Must Die – The strongest enemies and crazy attack waves.
  • Heaven or Hell – Everyone, including Dante, dies after one hit.
  • Hell and Hell – Only Dante dies after one hit.
  • VERGIL’S DOWNFALL:

Vergil’s Downfall is a DLC pack costing $9 that fans should buy if they’re interested in playing as Dante’s twin brother Vergil. It features six new missions in new environments that tell his “untold story”. Fans will recognize Vergil’s fighting style and be able to perform some of his signature moves. The DLC will come with new weapons, locations, enemies, combos, and the Samurai Weapons Pack!

FOR THE OFFICIAL DMC: DEVIL MAY CRY “VERGIL TRAILER” CLICK HERE!

DmC: Devil May Cry is set to release on January 15th, 2013! Don’t miss it, pre-order today. 🙂

Set to release on January 15th, 2013!

Thanks for reading my sexy AllYouCanGamers! ❤  -TR

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