Comments on: Devil May Cry 4 /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/ Spotlight's Game Reviews Fri, 25 Jul 2008 08:27:57 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 By: Joshua /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-934 Joshua Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:56:31 +0000 /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-934 I agree while DMC does have some questionable content, it does have a couple of references, especially toward the end. It talks of love, sacrifice, redemption, and God's purpose. It also clearly shows the lines of good and evil. I would recommend it to older (18+) audiences, if they can handle some of the demonic images. I agree while DMC does have some questionable content, it does have a couple of references, especially toward the end. It talks of love, sacrifice, redemption, and God’s purpose. It also clearly shows the lines of good and evil. I would recommend it to older (18+) audiences, if they can handle some of the demonic images.

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By: Renan /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-810 Renan Tue, 20 May 2008 22:32:12 +0000 /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-810 Tachnically there does exist a God in this fantasy world as you said. Someone didn't listen'to Nero's speech at the end! Tachnically there does exist a God in this fantasy world as you said. Someone didn’t listen’to Nero’s speech at the end!

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By: Josh /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-750 Josh Thu, 08 May 2008 21:17:12 +0000 /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-750 ..."it’s also an example of why Guide2Games exists: to help us choose games that honor the Lord Jesus Christ… and to expose the ones that do Him dishonor." Yes, that's completely true! …”it’s also an example of why Guide2Games exists: to help us choose games that honor the Lord Jesus Christ… and to expose the ones that do Him dishonor.”

Yes, that’s completely true!

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By: Aaron Ploof /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-744 Aaron Ploof Mon, 05 May 2008 18:54:22 +0000 /2008/03/11/devil-may-cry-4/#comment-744 My Ratings: <strong>3.5 Stars</strong> <b> Rating:</b> 3 of 5 (average) <b>Gameplay:</b> 4 of 5 (good) <b>Violence:</b> 3 of 5 (mild) <b>Adult Content:</b> 3 of 5 (mild) Devil May Cry 4 is the first true sequel to the original Devil May Cry, an extreme action game released in the late 1990s. The first few games focused on Dante, a demi-human demon hunter, and his efforts to save the human world from the invasion of demons. Devil May Cry 4 does feature Dante, however, this time, he is a minor character. In his place is newcomer Nero. Nero is part of the Order of the Sword, a religious organization which worships Sparda, the demon which defeated Mundus(Satan) and saved humankind. While Nero is attending a church service with his girlfriend Kyrie, Dante smashes through the overhead window and murders the priest in front of the entire congregration. Nero attempts to fight Dante, yet he is no match for him. When Dante flees, the Order of the Sword sends Nero to track him down. Has Dante truly turned his back on mankind? DMC has always been primarily an action-driven series, and thus this installation retains its predecessor's main gameply elements. Most of the game is spent killing demons as Nero. Nero's main weapon is his "devil bringer", an arm which enables him to capture enemies and bring them towards him so he can attack them. Likewise, he can also use the "devil bringer" to bring himself towards enemies to attack them. This mechanic allows a multitude of combos that can be performed on the ground, as well as in the air. Nero's other weapons include his sword, Red Queen, and his gun, Blue Rose, both of which can be charged up for extra damage. About halfway through the game, gameplay switches to Dante. Dante retains his Gunslinger, Swordmaster, Trickmaster, and Royal Guard Styles from Devil May Cry 3. This time, however, styles can effortessly be switched on the fly, by pressing any of the 4 assigned D-PAD buttons. This allows for even more possible combos and enriches the overall gameplay experience. While the gameplay is top notch, some of the design choices unfortunately drag down the game in its overall quality. Each boss that you fight as Nero is refought as Dante and once again refought as Nero. It's unfortuante that Capcom could not add a little more variety to the enemies. Additionally, Dante's half of the game is esentially a re-tread over Nero's half. While playing as Dante you backtrack through every environment that Nero made his way through in the first half of the game. A little more variety in the areas wouldn't have hurt. *SPOILERS AHEAD* Content wise, the game falters a bit. Your primary enemies, aside from the demons, are those of the church, who are using Sparda's power to gain the trust of all the people in the congregation. Furthermore, Sparda is referred to as "Savior" multiple times by the main head priest of the Order of the Sword. Aditionally, when you fight members of the Order, they appear as demonic looking angels. It is clear, however, throughout the game that the Order of the Sword is warping Sparda's power and using it for evil purposes. Nero comments on how Sparda had the ability to love humans, something that the Serpah, or leader of the Order of the Sword, could never do. He also talks directly to God near the end of the game. Props are given in the fact that good and evil are presented clearly, yet it still may make some people uncomfortable. DMC has never been particuarly violent during gameplay. The enemies you have do bleed a bit, but once you destroy them they vanish and are replaced with red orbs that you carry to purchase items. The violence contained in the cinematics may be a bit more intense, but it's not overly gory or bloody. Sexually the game stumbles more-so than in both areas previously mentioned. All female characters in the game are especially well endowed, and Dante's demon hunting partners, Trish and Lady(characters that carry over from DMC1 and DMC3) wear particuarly revealing clothing that doesn't leave much to the imagination. Gloria, a member of the order of the sword, also wears a outfit which is clearly designed to show off her assests. The game takes no qualms on focusing on the more attractive parts of the female pyshique. Finally, one of the enemies Nero faces uses female lures that behave in a sexual manner. Overall, DMC4 is another excellent entry in the series. While it may have some problems in the design area, the excellent combat more than makes up for it. On the content side, it's not much different than the previous DMC's so if you were able to play through those without many problems, this one should be okay as well. Reccomended. My Ratings:
3.5 Stars
Rating: 3 of 5 (average)
Gameplay: 4 of 5 (good)
Violence: 3 of 5 (mild)
Adult Content: 3 of 5 (mild)

Devil May Cry 4 is the first true sequel to the original Devil May Cry, an extreme action game released in the late 1990s. The first few games focused on Dante, a demi-human demon hunter, and his efforts to save the human world from the invasion of demons. Devil May Cry 4 does feature Dante, however, this time, he is a minor character. In his place is newcomer Nero.

Nero is part of the Order of the Sword, a religious organization which worships Sparda, the demon which defeated Mundus(Satan) and saved humankind. While Nero is attending a church service with his girlfriend Kyrie, Dante smashes through the overhead window and murders the priest in front of the entire congregration. Nero attempts to fight Dante, yet he is no match for him. When Dante flees, the Order of the Sword sends Nero to track him down. Has Dante truly turned his back on mankind?

DMC has always been primarily an action-driven series, and thus this installation retains its predecessor’s main gameply elements. Most of the game is spent killing demons as Nero. Nero’s main weapon is his “devil bringer”, an arm which enables him to capture enemies and bring them towards him so he can attack them. Likewise, he can also use the “devil bringer” to bring himself towards enemies to attack them. This mechanic allows a multitude of combos that can be performed on the ground, as well as in the air. Nero’s other weapons include his sword, Red Queen, and his gun, Blue Rose, both of which can be charged up for extra damage.

About halfway through the game, gameplay switches to Dante. Dante retains his Gunslinger, Swordmaster, Trickmaster, and Royal Guard Styles from Devil May Cry 3. This time, however, styles can effortessly be switched on the fly, by pressing any of the 4 assigned D-PAD buttons. This allows for even more possible combos and enriches the overall gameplay experience.

While the gameplay is top notch, some of the design choices unfortunately drag down the game in its overall quality. Each boss that you fight as Nero is refought as Dante and once again refought as Nero. It’s unfortuante that Capcom could not add a little more variety to the enemies. Additionally, Dante’s half of the game is esentially a re-tread over Nero’s half. While playing as Dante you backtrack through every environment that Nero made his way through in the first half of the game. A little more variety in the areas wouldn’t have hurt.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Content wise, the game falters a bit. Your primary enemies, aside from the demons, are those of the church, who are using Sparda’s power to gain the trust of all the people in the congregation. Furthermore, Sparda is referred to as “Savior” multiple times by the main head priest of the Order of the Sword. Aditionally, when you fight members of the Order, they appear as demonic looking angels. It is clear, however, throughout the game that the Order of the Sword is warping Sparda’s power and using it for evil purposes. Nero comments on how Sparda had the ability to love humans, something that the Serpah, or leader of the Order of the Sword, could never do. He also talks directly to God near the end of the game. Props are given in the fact that good and evil are presented clearly, yet it still may make some people uncomfortable.

DMC has never been particuarly violent during gameplay. The enemies you have do bleed a bit, but once you destroy them they vanish and are replaced with red orbs that you carry to purchase items. The violence contained in the cinematics may be a bit more intense, but it’s not overly gory or bloody.

Sexually the game stumbles more-so than in both areas previously mentioned. All female characters in the game are especially well endowed, and Dante’s demon hunting partners, Trish and Lady(characters that carry over from DMC1 and DMC3) wear particuarly revealing clothing that doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Gloria, a member of the order of the sword, also wears a outfit which is clearly designed to show off her assests. The game takes no qualms on focusing on the more attractive parts of the female pyshique. Finally, one of the enemies Nero faces uses female lures that behave in a sexual manner.

Overall, DMC4 is another excellent entry in the series. While it may have some problems in the design area, the excellent combat more than makes up for it. On the content side, it’s not much different than the previous DMC’s so if you were able to play through those without many problems, this one should be okay as well.

Reccomended.

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