Devil May Cry 5 Review – Smokin’ Sexy Style

Devil May Cry 5 Review
Devil May Cry 5 Review – Smokin’ Sexy Style Darryl Linington
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Developed and published by Capcom, Devil May Cry 5 has officially launched on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Now I have to say, Capcom has been on a roll of late… It had huge success with the Resident Evil 2 Remake and it looks like it has hit the “jackpot” with Devil May Cry 5 as well.

Set 5 years after Devil May Cry 4, it’s been a while since the legions of hell have tormented the world; however, while peace on earth was brief, a new demonic invasion has begun. As these things go, it’s now up to Nero, Dante, and the rather mysterious newcomer “V” to rid the world of a new threat… A threat that sees the trio try to uncover the origins of a blood-sucking demon tree dubbed the “Qliphoth,” which has taken root at the centre of Red Grave City.

Once inside the Qliphoth, the trio discovers that the Qliphoth is host to a new antagonist who comes in the form of the all-powerful demon, Urizen. With everything on the line, the trio will need all the help they can get, which comes in the form of Lady and Trish, as well as Nero’s partner in crime and self-professed “weapons artist” Nico – the woman behind the creation of Nero’s demon-busting Devil Breakers.

Without spoiling too much of the story, I’ll end things there with the story breakdown. Devil May Cry 5 has an over-the-top storyline that is just full of smokin’, sexy style. Granted, the path you follow is a 15-18 hour linear one, but it’s still a story that is well worth experiencing from start to finish.

Nero, who is by far one of my favourite characters in the Devil May Cry universe, is still a hot-head but a hothead that has seemed to have grown up a bit. Granted, he is still trying to prove himself to Dante; however, he is still dealing with the emotional loss of his arm. While Nero may be missing an arm, he is equipped with Devil Breakers. These are bionic arms that assist him in battle and allow him to perform a variety of different moves and attacks.

An example of one of my favourite Devil Breakers is the Helter Skelter, which is a brutal Devil Breaker that rips through enemies like a hot drill through butter. There are a number of Devil Breakers that will let you rip through enemies, electrocute them, and even slow down time.

Apart from the Devil Breakers, Nero also comes with an arsenal of stylish moves that can lay waste to enemies. These moves allow him to be equally as vicious once he has used up his Devil Breakers.

This is where Devil May Cry 5 excels as it features some amazing combat mechanics that truly make it so much fun to play. I mean if you look at Dante, he comes equipped with some sick dance moves that allow him to breakdance his way through enemies. He also comes equipped with his classic Ebony and Ivory pistols as well as some insanely stylish weaponry that includes a motorcycle that can be ridden into enemies as well as split in half to deliver powerful, yet slow, melee attacks.

While Nero and Dante get up close and personal with their attacks, V keeps himself at a distance. Instead of charging into the fight, V has three demons that do the fighting for him.

The demons include the likes of Griffon, Shadow, and Nightmare. Griffon can call upon thunder strikes and can burn enemies to a crisp with fire. Shadow can shapeshift into various forms to deal damage to enemies while Nightmare delivers crushing blows and meteorite strikes to enemies. While V does use his demons to attack enemies, it is V that needs to deliver the killing blow. To be honest, V takes some getting used to; however, once mastered, he is a blast to play with.

When it comes to combat, Devil May Cry 5 delivers a solid experience. All three characters are a blast to play with. What makes the experience even better is each character continues to get new move-sets throughout the campaign, which means that combat never becomes a stale affair.

Apart from the amazing story and excellent combat, Devil May Cry 5 is a damn fine looking game. Not only are the set pieces creatively designed, but the characters look absolutely insanely detailed. To add to this, the enemies look amazing and the number of moves one character can perform is absolutely insane. It’s a gorgeous game hands down… and it runs at 60 frames-per-second, which is equally awesome.

Devil May Cry 5 is insanely brilliant… it’s stylish, sexy and a downright blast to play. To add to this, it features a killer soundtrack and a gorgeous world filled with a number of beautifully crafted enemies and locations to fight your way through.

Overall, if you are a Devil May Cry fan… You won’t be disappointed with Devil May Cry 5. It’s smokin’, sexy, and stylish and it’s another jackpot when it comes to the titles that Capcom has released. It also comes in as a Game of the Year contender.

By: Darryl Linington
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