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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition

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6/23/2015
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Devil May Cry 4 throws you into a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, you unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm. On the coast of a distant land you'll find the castle town of Fortuna. It is here that the group known as the Order of the Sword practices an elusive religion. They revere the demon warrior Sparda, who as their god fought to protect humans, and are committed to the extermination of all demons. Nero, a young knight from the Order, is tasked with finding Dante, the mysterious assassin who murdered the head of the Order of the Sword. Simultaneously, more demons begin to surface throughout the city. Nero soon comes to discover the motives behind Dante's appearance and the truth behind the intentions of the Order of the Sword.

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75

DMC4SE does not improve the gameplay as much as DmC: Definitive Edition did, it does not offer the spectacle God of War is famous for, but I assure you that in no other game building combos is so much fun. [09/2015, p.42]
79

There's certainly enough quantity and quality to justify the asking price for genre fans. [Sept 2015, p.81]
80

Each takes some getting used to, but we recommend that you finish the Dante/Nero campaign before tackling the others in order to properly understand how the core combat was originally designed to operate. All are worth playing, giving this package more replay value than most of its peers.
70

The design flaws that held DMC4 back on release frustrate even more today, and even a raft of new content can't boost this to SSS status. [Issue#127, p.86]
80

A commendably well crafted re-release that doesn't rest on its laurels. [Sept 2015, p.96]
55

Little more than a time capsule giving players a glimpse into a series that stubbornly refused to improve along with its competition.
60

A fun distraction buck lacks enough depth to keep your attention for too long. [Aug 2015, p.65]
75

Devil May Cry 4 has not aged that well. Too much backtracking, boring riddles and the dull levels affect the fun overall. The gameplay instead still feels fresh and the action is really cool in 60fps. The new characters in the Special Edition are also really good, but when you play the story with them, they do not appear in the cut-scenes which looks weird. Overall Devil May Cry 4 is still a good game, but if you have played it before, you definitely do not have to buy the Special Edition. The new elements do not affect the game that much.
60

There are elements of greatness here—the bosses are exceptionally inspired and some of the level themes are great—but so much of DMC4 is antiquated.
73

A very good action game, with a great combat system an a brilliant set of characters. Unluckily this remaster edition doesn't add enough content to be really compelling to the ones who already played it in the past, so it's mainly recommended to those who skipped it originally.