The Devil May Cry saga returns with a “Bang!” as Devil May Cry 5 wins the hearts of the old-time fans and new players alike with its awesome hack & slash gameplay. This is the definitive proof that Capcom learned from its mistakes from the previous reboot Dmc: Devil May Cry and decided to return to what made the DMC games so good, solid gameplay and fun characters and story.
Adrenaline pumping action.
The core of Devil May Cry 5 is a frenetic hack & slash action that, combined with a fantastic soundtrack, keeps you hooked on its gameplay for hours on end.
Similar to Devil May Cry 4, this new sequel includes various playable characters, and each of them is unlocked at specific story sections. The primary objective of this system is not only so that the players keep interested and refreshed with new combos to learn and abilities to discover, but also to slowly familiarize the player with game mechanics. As such, you start first learning to combo with Nero and only after a significant portion of the story you are introduced to Dante and his much more complex and deep combat and combo system.
Alongside the varied enemies, the creatively grotesque bosses and the unique areas, DMC 5’s gameplay manages to keep you fully engaged, while you “surf” through its story.
Return of our favorite Devil Hunter
It’s incredible to have back the smug-face but charming old Dante alongside his more serious nephew – Nero, as the main protagonist of this entry on the Devil May Cry series.
The central story arch never was the best out of the Devil May Cry games, and, in my opinion, only served as a conduit and justification for the various locations, enemy designs and bosses, and Devil May Cry 5 didn’t manage to alter to much this premise.
Although the story is more polished and gains traction at the end, what really shines are the funny and comical character interactions. Also, the beautiful cutscenes really make the game shine as they are realistic and fantastic to see, and it manages to demonstrate the game’s engine potential.