DmC: Devil May Cry (PC) (2013)

Overview: A hack-and-slash where the player takes control of Dante, a half-angel, half-demon, who wields a sword named Rebellion and two hand guns named Ebony and Ivory. In the second mission, the player acquires the ability to transform Dante's sword into an axe (Arbiter) or scythe (Osiris) at whim.

Off the top of my head, I couldn't recall the last time I played an action-adventure hack-and-slash similar to DmC: Devil May Cry.*


Regardless, it was yet another game at the $29.99 price point which I had not already played (see the footnote in my Mafia II post) and I had heard good things about the game.

Setup: Devil Hunter (i.e., Normal Difficulty)

Steam Game Time: 94 minutes


*1) I've never played any game from the God of War series. 2) I once tried to play Blade & Soul (PC) (NA, 2016) but ran into some compatibility issues. 3) I own Darksiders (PC) (2010). 4) A long time ago I tried playing Soulcalibur Legends (Wii) (2007) but the hack-and-slash there is basic compared to that of DmC.


+ Dante's personality
+ Fun, cool action

The first boss of the game.

+ Great presentation
+ Replayability
+ Skills can be respecified; why can't more action-adventure games do this?
+ Introduction of new mechanics is integrated into the story and introduced at an appropriate pace

Dante and Arbiter (axe)

Minor Cons:
- Lacks a targeting system
- Sometimes poor camera angles; common problem in action-adventure games

As far as I can remember, I've never played this time of hack-and-slash before but I have the feeling that DmC: Devil May Cry has set a high standard. From a different point of view, DmC - within the action or action-adventure genre - is a high-quality game. In general, any weaknesses the game has can be overlooked by its strengths. Consequently, I would easily recommend this game to anyone who enjoys hack-and-slash games.

DmC: Devil May Cry (PC) (2013)

Relevant Links:
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DmC: Devil May Cry (Steam Store Page)

Kat, Vergil, and Dante

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