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Devil May Cry 2 (PS2)

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      16.10.2012 12:24
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      One of the best games (and series) available

      After purchasing this game I immediatly knew I had bought a bargain (some years ago that is). From the moment you play this game you will realise just how cool it is.

      You are Dante, half human half devil who at the start is a rogue looking agent, who presumably is hired to 'take out the trash'. The game is based on a unknown island which hosts a castle, straight away you will notice this is a CAPCOM game, so as you would expect the graphics are visually amazing and capcom have paid amazing attention to detail. The clever scroll, and the medievil riddles will keep you wondering what's round the corner.

      The sound is impressive as this is a rock n' roll game the music fits perfectly. However it is the gameplay which stands out in this game, with its matrix/blade style moves. Dante picks up many cool weapons as the game progresses, you start with EBONY AND IVORY to hand guns, and also pick up a shotgun, grenage launcher and a needle gun (for underwater use). However you also claim ALASTOR a huge electrical influenced sword and IFRIT which surrounds your hands in flames, these 2 can both be upgraded, by collecing red orbs you can buy better moves.

      The most awesome feature on the game though is the devil trigger, this allows you to transform into a devil and this is where the serious 'butt kicking' begins. As a devil you can fly, fire electricity amongst other things. There is a lot of hack and slash involved and a great variety of enemies. The bosses are visually impressive and are all unique, all offering a different challenge.

      There are 20+ missions which takes about 10hrs to complete first time round, however the game is so thrilling you will probably want to play it again.

      One criticism of the game is that the camera angles can become quite annoying especially in large rooms, however the overall gameplay easily makes up for this. The games stylish look, cool characters, great variety of levels, bosses and puzzles will amaze you. Just when you thought you had killed him, the devil prince is back. And his puppets will stop at no cost in stopping you, even when you think you have beaten them. The question isn't can I defeat the devil prince? But can I trust the person who asked me to destroy the devil prince, Trish?

      This is one of the best games you will ever play, you owe yourself to buy this game.

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      18.08.2009 13:34
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      A decent action title.

      Devil may Cry 2 is an action game developed by Capcom for the Playstation 2.

      The story follows Dante who has teamed up with a new character Lucia in a quest to destroy Arius, the villain in this game, who wants to collect all the Arcana artifacts to revive an ancient evil demon to dominate the world. The story is not one of the strong points of the game as it doesn't really develop the characters at all which makes you not really care about what is happening .

      The action is what the game does best, it is fast paced and frantic combat against legions of demon armies though not much seems to have changed since the first devil may cry with barely any noticeable new moves or animations. You can use your guns and sword attacks to create really impressive looking combos and upgrade them over the course of the game by collecting red orbs.

      You can play as the new character Lucia but her moveset is very similar to Dantes with the exception of she uses smaller blades instead of a sword. Disappointingly her sections of the game simply involve retreading Dantes adventure. The Devil Trigger mode makes a return with each character able to transform into a devil for a brief period of time, in Devil mode they have more power, regenerate health and can perform special moves and abilities, very cool indeed.

      The barrier to entry of the series is still the difficulty the game offers, you will need to have very quick reflexes and a good eye to spot patterns in the enemies attack patterns especially during the boss battles as they can easily take down a lot of your health if they land a clean hit.

      Graphics are reasonable quality especially with the large boss enemies that you will fight and the little voice acting that is there is decent enough.

      Though the story is poor the core action of the game is still a strongpoint and is enjoyable if you can make it past the difficulty barrier.

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      08.08.2008 11:48

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      Not worth the money, unless its just a couple of quid

      This game was one I tried since I bought a batch of eBay and this was one of the titles. The game contains two discs and you can play as one of either character.

      The beginning of the game is difficult until you realise that the shooting weapon (especially Lucia) has unlimited amunition and that when you jump and then fire, most of the enemies can barely touch you. So jump, fire, fire, fire. Jump, fire, fire, fire. All the way through the game and even against most of the bosses this technique seems to work.

      There are one or two puzzles that I couldn't work out as they are not very obvious where to go or what to do, so I had to resort to a walkthrough guide to get me through some of this.

      An underwater section is difficult since the firing weapon you require is found underwater, so you have to use the main sword weapon.

      I didn't find this game particularly entertaining or long. The story is very weak and the video scenes are very short.

      If you are good at gaming, this would last about two hours. I managed to complete the Lucia disc in under two hours but only the second time around.

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      10.09.2004 03:35
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      • "Awful non-existent story"

      --------Introduction-------- The original Devil May Cry (DMC) was an impressive fast paced, no-nonsense action adventure game released in December 2001. DMC 2 is Capcom's sequel which was released to great hype in March 2003.. The problem is sometimes great hype does not mean a great title - this is one such occasion I am afraid to say. --------Storyline-------- This is exceptionally lacking to be honest. Of what story there is, it involves a mega rich business guy using demon powers to run a city. He wants four items that will make him powerful. Dante and Lucia' task is to stop him. DMC1 story had a purpose - you really wanted to find out more about Dante and Sparda. Here everything storywise feels pointless and thrown together with no thought at all. This is a real shame!!!. --------Gameplay-------- There are two selectable characters on 2 separate discs: Dante and Lucia. This is not particularly original as it is like Capcom's own Resident Evil 2 where you either play as Leon Kennedy or Claire Redfield. We see the story from each characters standpoint and you will cross paths as the adventure unfolds. However, when the characters do cross, the storyline is not in any way enhanced and subsequently being on 2 discs is not as good as it could or should have been. Dante has 18 missions to complete and Lucia some 13 - which is very few indeed. (There is a suggestion in Capcom's Viewtiful Joe PlayStation 2 version that in fact it is not Dante who we play as in DMC2 but Enzo - another devil hunter. You can read a little about him in the DMC1 manuel.). Dante is our hero from DMC1 and has a sword and twin pistols whilst Lucia is new to us and uses curved daggers and throwing knives. Dante can run up walls and back flip off as well as use his handgun pointing in two different directions simultaneously. Lucia is quicker than Dante but not as powerful. Players can combine their attacks so as to i
      mprove their rating. Combos help fill the Devil Trigger gauge and when you have built this up enough you can press L1. You then transform becoming faster, more powerful and able to use new abilities. This was in DMC1 - but this time round players can collect Amulets so as to use different abilities. The game includes exterior settings like streets and rooftops and skyscraper. Other levels involve fighting whilst in water, as well as going through the demon underworld. Orbs are collected throughout the game. Red Ords can be used to purchase items, as well as increase your weapon ability. There are also Green (heals) , Purple (filling DT gauge), Gold (power of resurrection), White (refills DT gauge) and Blue Orbs (maximises energy bar) to collect. There are lots of big bosses in the game which is what one would expect from this game. Due to a lacking story they feel pointless and there for the sake of it. They are in absolutely no way, shape or form as good as the ones in DMC1. Moreover they are easy to beat - find a weak, aim for it and victory! In DMC1 it was far more rewarding when you beat the bosses - you really felt like you had achieved something. With DMC2 this feeling is non-existent. --------Critical comments-------- All in all, DMC1 is a far superior game - and as such a much more worthwhile experience. For instance in DMC we had puzzles as well as slashing enemies to provide a nice mix of action. This time - where are the puzzles? - they ae very limited indeed. Also in DMC it felt like we had to really survive each room with many enemies and no places to hide. In DMC 2 you can distance yourself from the enemies and beat them this way. In boils down to the fact that DMC1 is much more polished and thought out. Maybe DMC3 will do what DMC2 should have done - that it improve upon the original. Here's hoping!!!! --------Overall I would rate this game-------- Gameplay: 5/10 - T
      here is no doubt that it is good to jump around and shoot as well as slash mny enemies on the screen. The concern is that the levels are not particularly varied and the bosses not nearly as memorable as DMC1. What we end up which is rather repetitive. Graphics: 7.5/10 - The game does look fine. Problem is the levels feels rather bland and the enemies you encounter rather uninspiring. Sound: 6/10 - The voice acting feels rather pointless and lacking anyhow. With regards to the in game slashing and shooting it does sound like it should. Longevity: 6/10 - The main game is short - 3 - 5 hours in length. There are some extras to unlock and secret areas in the game. For example there are extra costumes for the characters, the Bloody Palace and Trish is unlockable. The obvoius problem is - will you be able to persevere with this title to unlock them? I fear not!!! Overall: 6.0/10 Overall I would say that this is a game best avoided. If you have any interest in this series of games then buy Devil May Cry. Furthermore there are many better action adventure games you could buy (DMC, GTA 3 and Vice City, Beyond Good and Evil, Hitman Contracts) and sequels to look forward to over the coming months (Halo 2, GTA: San Andreas, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 to name a few). There is also the fact that Devil May Cry 3 will be released in the future - so it will be interesting to see if the mistakes of DMC2 have been learnt and rectified.

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        25.05.2003 06:48

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        • "gets boring"

        devil may fly - Advantages: better graphics, faster gameplay, play 2 characters - Disadvantages: crap story, not too many changes, gets boring

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      Devil May Cry 2; the sequel to the gothic horror classic; features more and bigger environments; including a Gotham-like city and an old European town. There are now two playable characters--allowing you to play as Dante or a brand-new heroine--and Dante