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Genre: Action & Shooter / Release Date: 2008-02-08 / Published by Capcom

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      04.05.2010 15:36
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      Good addition to the story, for fans old and new

      Devil May Cry 4 puts you in control of a new character Nero although you will still encounter Dante during the story, being able to play as him in the later stages. The game continues the traditional Devil May Cry story of demons that you must destroy with sword and gun attacks.

      The fight system works basically the same as in previous games as you combine gun and sword play to string together combos and attempt to reach the SSS rank during fights. Devil trigger returns when you play as Dante but not when you are in control of Nero.

      The game looks good and has the usual heavy metal soundtrack you'd expect from a Devil May Cry game. Boss fights are big in scale although the game is far easier than Devil May Cry 3 was. This is easily resolved by choosing the higher difficulty level, but if you had a tough time with the third game this is alot easier. There are a few puzzles along the way but nothing really challenging, they simply serve as a way to break up the action.

      A worthy addition to the Devil May Cry timeline and with ranks to earn and upgrades to buy there is plenty of replay value here. Great for old and new fans.

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      20.01.2010 16:23

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      Beautiful game, fast paced, great addtion to the series

      A fine addition the series, Devil may cry 4 offers beautiful graphics and a fast paced and visually impressive combat system to destroy and pummel your way through many many strange creatures. Personally, I love the combination of the guns and swords, putting you and a multi-attack position from anywhere on screen. Devil may cry 4 continues to utilise the "puzzle" combat system, meaning you must defeat X amount of enemies before you can progress. There are some mammoth bosses on this game and you can easily be intimidated by their sheer magnitude. The first boss for example, well you'll have to see for yourself. There are some interesting plot twists and beautiful in game cut scenes to depict the story. Without knowing, you could safely assume this is a capcom classic, clicking into the capcom style nicely. The acting is believable and added to the games graphics delivers an impressive and satisfying game overall.

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      26.12.2009 02:47
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      For the most part a superb game

      I am a huge fan of the Devil May Cry series, owning each of the previous three games and eagerly awaiting the fourth installment which actually ended up being one of the best of the bunch! It benefits a lot from the next-gen technology and shows that the series isn't out of ideas yet.

      The mechanics of the gameplay are precisely as we know them to be: you beat up various baddies with both guns, swords, and your own amazingly acrobatic abilities, but the twist is that you don't just play as Dante this time, you also play as his strange doppleganger Nero, whose intentions aren't clear. When you play as Nero, though, you get a few nifty additions to your combat repertoire, chiefly that you can use the famous Devil Arm as a sort of grappling hook, and can also rev it up like a chainsaw, before quite literally wiping the floor with the enemies by gliding on their bodies in supremely awesome fashion. Probably my main complaint with the gameplay, though, is that you have to backtrack through a lot of levels, which is quite lazy from a developmental point of view and I could have done without it.

      Visually, though, the game is excellent; the animations of the combat sequences are superb, and the cut scenes have a very cinematic feel. Never has such extreme carnage been so well realised, and it helps cement DMC4 as the most lush and well-rounded entry of the series. In short, if you love the previous games, you'll by and large get a huge kick out of this, for despite its repetition, it has amazing action sequences, typically spectacular boss fights, and a wealth of frenetic action mixed with puzzle solving.

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      10.06.2009 09:54
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      One of the best action game, don't really need to care about the story line

      ==Overview==
      Devil may cry 4 is the fourth release in the famous series Devil may cry by capcom, a develper that always comes out with fantastic fighting games. There is not much different between this version and the prevous ones. The only changes are the story lines and charaters. I totally fell in love with this game and have played the whole series.

      ==Story==
      The game starts with Nero running to the theater to see Kyrie, his girfriend whi is performing a song for the ceremon. On his way, he encouters a bunch of demons on the streets and dispatched them with one of his arm in a sling. After this short video, my blood kept flowing to my fingers, gettingready for some kick ass action.

      At the theater, righ after Kyrie performance, Dante suddenly appeared and I has the first fight against Dante. During this fight, there will be instruction on how to make different basic moves. When the fight is done and Dante ran away, more demons arrived at the theater and another bloodshed fight began!

      Later, Nero eventually discovered the corruption of the governers and decided to stand up against them. However, this girfriend Kyrie was kidnapped and he had to find the way to rescue her. In this journey, you will find out more secrets about Nero himself as well as the story behind the chaos in this game.

      ==Game play==
      As I said before, there is not much different in this fourth version. Player has to complete missions by missions and achieve different grades depending on ho well the mission is compelted. Basically there are 5 levels of grading D, C, B, A, S, where D being the lowest and S is the highest. Grades are given accordng to the amount of orbs obtained, more orbs give a higher score, the time taken to complete the mission, shorter time will get a higher score, and the style level, which is based on your combos.

      Talking about stylish, it is the main focus of the game. After each mission, the amount of orbs obtained can be used to learn new skills. Skills are various depend on the character you are using (you will first take control of Nero and after that, somewhere in the middle of the game, change to Dante and then return to Nero in the last few missions). There are numerous types of skills that you can learn, from jumping, moving, to sword, guns, and the demon arm( for Nero). Each skill can be used by different button combinations provided when you hav learned the skill. Skills make fighting much more fun and effective. Some skills are great to maintain a long combo, which will add in to the style score when the mission is finished.

      As a fan of fighting games, achieving great combos is my objective of playing this game. When you continuously smashing the opponents without being hit, your combo will increase from D to the highest SSS (Smokin' Sick Style). It's a great feeling looking at the combo grades increases when fighting with a bunch of demons. Sometimes when getting high, I even shouted when got hit as I nearly reach SSS.

      You will start with Nero, a young, arrogant demon with a demon arm. You will really enjoy controlling him with fast and beautiful combos. The demon arm is really effective. You can extend it to pull a demon nearer. This is reall helpful when fighting with a crowd of demons as you only need to stand from far and pull each to destroy them one by one. When adopting the power of Yamato, Nero will become supper powerful. He will then be able to transform into a powerful demon. Just at the momment you emjoy Nero the most, the game switches to Dante, an older but wiser charater. Different from Nero, Dante only has this sword with no demon arm. But don't under-estimate him. His slashes and bombinations are really powerful, can tae down 2 or 3 demons with a few slashes. It may take some time before you get used to him.

      ==Sound==
      The sound in this game is good. The tracks are really suitable each situtation. Upbeat songs are played when you are in a bombat, slow, scary songs play when you know something bad is going to happen.

      ==Difficulty==
      The games allows you to chose different diffuculty levels to play. If you are new to tis series. I would suggest the easy mode. In this mode, combos are really easy to obtain and the demons are also less skillful, less agreaasive and more studid. Higher levela require a better control of your character, and button combinations have to be accurate if you want to execute a learned skill. The game on PS3 allows you to save at certain save points. However, there are not many of these save points in the mission, so sometimes it is quite frustrating when you kept dieing. Take it as a challenge of the game.

      On your journey, you will encounter different bosses and it may take many tries before you can take some really annoying bosses.

      ==Longevity==
      This game has an average longevity. I could complete this game in two days, providing that I still eat, drink and do other activities. So it's about 16 hours. Just long enough befre you ger tired and bored of the continuous pressing of buttons on the controllers, and before they get spoiled.

      ==Conclusion==
      With no doubt, this game is one of my all time favourite action games with continuous fighting, with beautiful style. If you have already played the previous 3 versions, you definately had this one, but if you haven't you know that you've missed a great game out there. Go to ther rearest game shop to by it, or download it online. Don't worry if you haven't played the previous versions, this game does not require you to fllow the story line. Basically, just keep fighting and smashing your controllers!!!

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        25.05.2009 16:31
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        Great game 5*'s

        I thought this game was amazing. I could barely fault it. After playing the previous three Devil May Cry games my expectations for this was very high.
        The game play was fantastic and the short video clips that are found mid-level, before or after were so gripping. This was an intense action game where you play as two separate characters. Firstly was Nero who is the guy on the front cover with the glowing blue arm. With hidden strengths and power ups you can unlock using red orbs which are found scattered around levels and gained after killing enemies, more challenges become unlocked. Using not just his arm, you can obtain two different swords which again can be upgraded with new attacks by red orbs.
        The other player Dante, who is found is the previous Devil May Cry games is completely different. It is only when you are about half the way through the game that you switch characters. This makes everything different and difficult as you need to adjust to fighting with a completely different style and with different weapons.
        I thought this game and story line was amazing, and you do not need to have played the previous games to understand what is going on.
        The only detail i thought could have made this game better is for it have an online section. No idea how this would work but i have found that PS3 games have greater novelty when this mode is available. With more to do and others to interact with it would be much better. Still the prices this game is selling for at the moment it is a MUST HAVE! and i would recommend to anyone.

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        01.03.2009 18:04

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        A great fun game.

        This game involves a long installation on the hard drive, 25 minutes with almost 5GB taken up on the PS3. However, you can look at some pictures and the previous storylines to familiarize yourself before you play the game. It isn't needed to have previous knowledge of the series before you play.

        The graphics are ok but not the best I have seen on a PS3. The soundtrack is very good and fits the game very well. The game starts with a tutorial where you get to learn the controls. They are very simple and easy to learn.

        The game is short, lasting only 5-7 hours. However, you can replay them again on a different difficulty without them getting boring. The level design is very good and the story is very well designed. The cut scenes are very impressive and don't last too long.

        Throughout the game, you can upgrade your rank and skill. The higher your rank, the more orbs available to collect in the levels. These can give you more things to unlock. You can also get a score on each level, it become very addicting trying to beat your previous high score.

        There are no trophies included in the game. It also has no co-op mode or online multiplayer.

        Unless you are a big fan of the series, it is not worth the extra for the collector's edition. It includes a art book and steel game case.
        Overall, a great buy, with addicting gameplay and great looking graphics.

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        09.01.2009 20:34
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        Dante is back in the latest in the critically acclaimed Devil May Cry series

        Devil May Cry 4 is the the latest in the critically acclaimed Devil May Cry series. Featuring a new protagonist in the form of Nero, Devil May Cry 4 takes place in the remote location of fortuna, the town riddled with demons and other such hellish creatures.

        Things in Fortuna spice up when fan favourite and lead star, Dante, enters the fray and quickly disposes of some the local 'residents'. It's up to Nero to delve further into Fortuna's past. Along the way you'll discover why Dante is in town and why our hero, Nero, possesses the powers that he does.

        Devil may Cry 4 is like the games it proceeds, a hack and slash game with a deep and enthralling combat system. Many games claim to have a deep combat system, but very few actually deliver this promise. Devil may Cry 4 delivers deep combat and it does so with a bang.

        You'll start the game as Nero, but as you progress through the game you'll eventually take control of Dante, a fan favourite from the past games. Both characters handle combat very differently, with Nero being the easier of the two, Dante is far more diverse and complex, boasting eight different weapons and four different combat styles. These combat styles are all unique, you'll never get the most out of Dante if you only use the one. Knowing when to use which style is half the battle. As with most games of this genre, you can upgrade weapons and obtain new skills and moves. These cost 'red orbs' and 'proud souls'. Both are earned from defeating the many enemies scattered in Fortuna. Like the previous games, there puzzles. Some fit perfectly while some don't flow with the overall natural fast pace of the game.

        The sound and visual productions are very high. The voice acting is of a very high standard, characters are well cast and enemies sound like you what expect.

        All in all. Devil May Cry 4 is an excellent addition to any gamers collection.

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          17.11.2008 15:37
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          A great looking fun all round game!

          The orginal devil may cry game was fantastic but unfortunately the second and third games in the series where very disappointing, so despite all the spite all the hype about this game I remained spetical about Devil May Cry 4. However I was quite surprised as the Devil May Cry 4 seemed to returned to orgin and played much like the orginal Devil May Cry.
          The graphics of the game are fantastic and the cut scences look amazing, the characters themselves are designed really well and the way that they move is incredibly fluid
          With the game play the big difference is that your mostly playing as a new young hero called Nero and only play a few levels as Dante - this was much better than I anticipated as I actually prefered playing as Nero since he seemed much easier to control and more agile than Dante. Both Nero's and Dante's basic moves are easy to master and there is a feature that lets you buy new moves is great because it allows you to custermize your charcters and choose which moves you think would be best. The enermies get abit repeatative in places but its still alot of fun defeating them.
          The only downside about this game is the storyline isn't fantastic and the game is a little bit short but apart from that its a great game and fun to play.

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            24.09.2008 19:41
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            A good game overall, though a missed opportunity to create something better than good

            BACKGROUND

            Devil May Cry (DMC) is the 4th installment in the DMC series of games which started life as an aborted attempt for a resident evil game. The first game was meant to have been released on the Dreamcast but instead found its way to the PS2.

            For those new to the game, it features a demon hunter by the name of Dante as he sets to rid the world of evil.

            THE GAME

            This 4th instalment put players in control of a newcomer to the series 'Nero', who at first glance appears to be a clone of Dante.

            The introduction is well done and sets up the scene perfectly for the rest of the game.

            I wont give much away but the controls for whatever character you play as, are spot on.

            The Graphics and sound have taken a huge leap as expected and overall it is a good game. Add to the the mixture cool cut scenes, entertaining boss battles and you begin to get an idea of what to expect... a cool action game!

            However you might want to consider the following:
            1. Transition between characters feels a bit abrupt;
            2. The in game camera can frustrate many;
            3 There is alot of backtracking involved, which is disappointing;

            As an overall package, the game is enjoyable but veterans cannot amiss the rushed feeling and incompleteness of the game. While a good game, that can be enjoyed, it is a missed opportunity to create some truly amazing.

            GOOD 7/10

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            21.09.2008 19:52
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            one of the better games on the PS3

            Devil May Cry 4 is the newest edition to the series, and it is the best one yet, the game on a whole shows the potential of the PS3. A brilliant third person game for players to enjoy.

            The graphics are stunning, with a lot of detail in the world of the game and the players. It's a bit like playing a cgi movie in a way, however there is a lot of the time where the game is dark (nature of this game).

            The games has very good sound, with music fit right for the mood of the levels, voice acting is done professionally and cut scenes are like watching a movie.

            The gameplay is the fun part where levels include solving puzzles, getting from place A to B, fighting enemies and collecting orbs (game currency). The fighting is very good with use of weapons, guns, and combat with stunning combos to perform which is a charm to watch and do again. The boss battles are dramatic and depending of difficulty can take a reasonable amount of time. The game has 19 levels so it is not short but for an average player it can take up to 10-15 hours to complete first time round. The game has replay ability value where you can play in harder difficulties and visit places that you haven't been to before.

            I suggest everyone to play this game, although this time of game isn't new, it is just pure fun.

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            12.09.2008 17:06
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            great game that will put a smile on your slash happy face.

            Devil May Cry. a fast paced, take no prisoners style of gameplay. For it's 4th outing we are no longer in control of Dante, the series regular and we Take up arms with Nero, half Human, half daemon, it's his place to put an end to the treachery within his people and restore normality before his world is devastated.
            Game play wise, what we have here is a fast and furious hack n slash. It's total arcade gaming at it's finest with scores upon scores of enemies, locking you in location until you put them in there place. It has some nice puzzles thrown in too, roughly one per hour and a half of gameplay, which i felt was just right. The boss Fights are truly something too, each one unique and beautiful to play or even watch in High definition.
            My only fault with this title comes when you back track your way through each of the levels you have just played in order to get back to where you need too. This wouldn't have been so bad but the fact that you then re-fight each boss is a bit lazy. The excuses for this, is that they aren't the actual boss you beat the first time round, but rather a brother or sister coming back through from the daemon realm to seek revenge on the killer.
            I felt it was a bit ham fisted really.
            There are lost of extras to do here included plenty rewards for playing through on various difficulty levels and a nice arena where you simply beat as many enemies in the quickest time possible. This mode can keep you and your pals entertained for hours trying to oust each other. A definite must play if you get the chance.

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              19.06.2008 18:17
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              Excellent Action Game

              For those of you whom have never played a DMC game before, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN! I can say for certain that this is the best in the series, the combat system is very deep and no other game comes close, but at the same time it is accessible to new comers.

              You play as two characters NERO and DANTE, both have unique combats skills and techniques you must master. Skills for these characters can be brought in the game this adds a nice strategy in building your character to suit your type of play. The game is beautiful to play, at certain points you will be presented will stunning visuals. The game contains 20 missions and lots of boss fights, on easy mode the game will take about 15hours to complete, and after that there are 3 harder difficulties to try out.

              Their is only one complaint I have about this game, it concerns certain camera angles. In all the DMC games the camera is fixed and the player is unable to control it, most of the time it does not affect gameplay but occasionally you can aspect to jump the wrong way. Fortunately it rarely happens and I am being very picky, but I have got to mention it.

              Compared to the Xbox 360 version of this game, the loading times for all missions is considerably faster. Although I must warn you that before you can play the game DMC4 you will have to wait a good 30 minutes for it to install on your PS3. But after that initial installation the game runs perfectly I've had my copy since release date and I've had no problems what so ever. The first time you play DMC4 you will notice the cut scenes, I cant emphasis enough how good they are. Firstly the graphics are top notch it really feels like capcom have tried to use all the PS3s power in producing them.

              DMC4 is just a single player game, there is no online multiplayer. So it's a good job the single player is excellent. I can highly recommend this game to all PS3 owners, for me this game is a must buy.

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                08.04.2008 16:18
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                Rent it before you buy.

                Devil May Cry 4 was my second Devil May Cry game and definately will be my last.

                The game itself is remarkable in both gameplay and graphics and not forgetting the storyline, all are epic and really involve the player.
                The weapons and combos that you unlock are really fun, the monsters are gruesome and the bosses are awesome.
                The visuals are distinct and detailed and the storyline that unfolds could be considered blockbuster material.

                All the positive comments?? - but you said it would be your last?

                Correct, whereas the game succeeds in graphics and gameplay it is the repetetiveness of the game that lets it down among other things. Although that is somewhat the nature of a game like this you'll find yourself getting bored of hacking and slashing the same monsters with the same moves throughout the games.

                They try to cure this by having some puzzles inbetween which actually make it worse.

                Knocking things around the areas to unlock doors and release magical barriers seem like pointless tasks that waste time and make the game appear lonnger.

                It seems like they made the game and decided it was too short so they duplicated it, reversed it and make you play as a different character...
                ..so by the time you beat through all the bosses and get used to the controls and combos of one character you have to play as a completely different character and fight your way through all the levels you've just gone through against the same bosses but in reverse order.

                All the bosses are in easy, in a sense that not once did I have to have multiple attempts at beating them. This is on easy mode, however if you want the game to last longer yo'd better off choosing hard mode.

                Hard mode however is still relatively easy until you get to the last boss where you'll spend hours trying to do what you did in five minutes on easy mode.

                When (and if) you complete hard mode you'll unlock another mode which basically sees how long you can survive against unlimited hordes of monsters, again, it seems like something thrown in to make it appear longer.

                The online functions of this game is simply a leaderboard where you can compare your stats against that of other players and unless you got the game before anyone else or you play it non-stop you have no chance of reaching anything significant.

                One last thing is the cheesy lines, oh god they're so bad. I mean, sometimes you'd think they would be funny but it just appears as if they're trying to be funny when in fact it's quite boring.

                So in conclusion I would advise not getting this game unless you are a die-hard fan of the series and if you do want the game, you should really rent it before you make any rash decsions like I did.

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              For a game that started off as an aborted Resident Evil sequel, the Devil May Cry series hasnÆt done too badly for Capcom. The third game, in particular, was renowned as one of the very best action games of the last generation of consoles and this fourth iteration is aiming not to spoil that success. It is happy to mess with the story formula though, since you donÆt actually control Dante the demon hunter at all, but a new character called Nero. Dante does make an appearance though, initially as an enemy, as well as a new love interest named Kyrie. He may not be half demon, but Nero has a very similar range of weapons and powers to Dante, including a magical right arm that gives him his "Demon Bringer" powers. The seriesÆ success has always been down to its incredibly deep combat system that mixes acrobatics, melee combat and gunplay into an almost balletic whole, which makes most rival games seem moribund by comparison. This has tended to make the games quite complex for first time players though, but this new sequel is promised to be more accessible and yet oddly possessing a higher difficulty level than earlier games (none of which were exactly walkovers). Stunning graphics have also always been a hallmark of the series and in that area Devil May Cry 4 certainly doesnÆt seem likely to disappoint. WhatÆs been shown so far includes not only gigantic bosses and highly detailed characters, but also some pretty amazing gothic architecture û most of which is a lot more interactive (i.e. destructible) than usual. As an early visitor to the PS3 it looks like Devil May Cry will continue to be the premier action series on SonyÆs consoles.