In 2008 Capcom released the fourth Devil May Cry for PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360. Now, seven years later DMC4 makes a comeback on the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One’s downloadable services as a Special Edition.
I played the game when it was first released on Xbox 360 and enjoyed it very much, but a lot can happen in gaming over a seven-year period. Does this re-release still hold up, well yes, but it’s still plagued with the problems from seven years ago and that’s repetitiveness.
When you start the game you have a few options which includes the original game where you play as new guy Nero who helped introduce a whole new generation of gamers to the Devil May Cry series and veteran of the series Dante. You start as Nero over the course of the game you fight numerous demons which is really fun and the core gameplay is still top-notch but these bits are separated by rudimental puzzles and cut scenes that try to tell a story.
Whilst going through the missions, you will also fight bosses whom you have to learn attack patterns to figure out how to defeat them, this is fine the first time and this is where the problem shows up as about halfway you switch from Nero to Dante and go through the whole game again fighting the same bosses.
Thankfully this isn’t the sort of game that matters that much as it’s about gameplay which is fine along with unlocking new combos to change up your fights. What’s new is this special edition is visual improvement’s which keeps it’s looking good after all these years along with three new characters.
Yes it’s not just Nero & Dante as *spoilers* the other brother Vergil is playable whom plays differently from the other two but you again play the same missions again but all 20 Missions with him there is a few different story elements but not much. The other two characters come as pair like Nero & Dante and that’s Lady & Trish which makes this the first time you can play as Lady who is very different from the rest as she’s more focused on guns then mêlée weapons, she can use her rocket launcher as a mêlée weapon but it’s slow meaning you have to change how you play which really adds the experience.
Again you play the same 20 missions meaning that if you do the game with all three character line ups means you that you go over the same levels a lot then there’s numerous difficulty settings to be unlocked and new setting legendary dark knight mode meaning there is a lot of content for your £19.99.
If you have played before, I still believe with the fair amount of time that’s past that it’s worth looking back at the game as you will have fun chopping enemies. If your new to the series this is a great starting point and there isn’t many games like this on either the PS4 or Xbox One part from DmC: Devil May Cry also from Capcom which I have also played but back on PS3, out of the two if you can only buy then I would recommend DMC4.
But don’t just take my word on it as Luke “Buskalilly” Summerhayes also took a look at this game for the very first time.