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Devil May Cry 4

Released on 11 July 2008

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (7 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from £6.78

Devil May Cry 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm.

With the advanced graphical capabilities of the next-gen systems, high definition visuals and intricate detail come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with explosive fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.
  • High-definition visuals moving at 60 frames per second
  • Blend of familiar and new - newcomer Nero clashes with veteran Dante
  • New characters and environments
  • Signature blend of guns and swordplay
  • Deep combo system rewards stylish dispatching of enemies
  • Unique "Devil Bringer" arm opens up a range of combo options
  • Distinct set of weaponry and moves for Nero and Dante
  • Exceed System allows Nero to charge up his sword with a throttle effect, revving up to three levels with powerful attack options
  • New active style change system for Dante allows him to switch styles and weapons on the fly, producing crazy combo possibilities

customer Reviews

 Average rating (7 reviews)

 quality game ^_^

| | See all milanezos's reviews (1)

OMG!!!please do NOT listen to the previous reviewer.(game for kids?-yeah right(pg 16+,hello? and play it not on easy difficulty rookie)....,decent graphics?you must be blind).yeah,im a fan of the dmc series.but unlike devil may cry 3 -which was a really bad port-conversion of the playstation 2 game,and had bad controls for pc- this one is a really QUALITY game.im using a playstation 2 pad the controls are flawless! this is not just a spin-off by Capcom to get extra money(like devil may cry 3 and resident evil 4 for pc).they have really delivered a really enjoyable experience with amazing graphics.and you WILL run just fine the game with an average pc(im using core2duo 1.8 ghz ,2gb ram,ati hd2600 on vista). do yourself a favour and give this game (and Capcom who continues to support pc gamers with their amazing games) a chance! they really deserve it!

 A pleasant surprise...

| | See all Burgess143's reviews (5)

The only other DMC game I've played was the original way back on the PS2, so I decided to buy this on a whim and wasn't disappointed. The gameplay is slick and fast paced and the graphics are very impressive. I highly recommend investing in an Xbox 360 controller for Windows though, playing this with a keyboard/mouse would be a nightmare. (Its a sound investment considering most new "Games For Windows" have full support for this controller.)

A few words of warning, as enjoyable as this game is, it becomes quite difficult in the unlockable modes of play. But that said, I'm a DMC novice and seasoned players should find it quite rewarding.

With respects to this, people new to the series will perhaps notice that half of the experience is in the graphics. A previous review mentioned that there are lots of pretty cutscenes with gameplay in between. To some extent this is true, though I'd stress that there is PLENTY of gameplay and replay value and I address this in terms of immersion. If you want all the eye candy and fast framerate that makes the game what it is you'll need at least an Geforce 8 series card or ATI equivalent, though benchmarks appear to show an optimisation in favour of Nvidia cards. If you have anything newer than this though, you'll have a great time regardless of whether you've opted for ATI or Nvidia.

 A Decent Movie With Bits Of Gameplay Between

| | See all Seraphi's reviews (1)

I've played Devil May Cry IV through top to bottom, and the best way I can describe it is this: it's a decent anime movie, with bits of gameplay in between.

Don't get me wrong - the gameplay isn't that bad, and there's a certain thrill that comes with launching a demon into the air and then blowing it back to hell with a shotgun. But that's not why you'll be playing Devil May Cry IV.

No, the "normal" gameplay sections are largely forgetable, with repetition and tedium being the norm. But you'll push through them all the same because two things stand out here: the aforementioned cutscenes, and the boss-fights.

Now the cutscenes are generally excellent (especially after Dante finally makes his appearance - the "Lucifer Flamenco" scene stands out), and the voice-acting and sound effect are equally above standard, and there's a lot of them too, so if you're a fan of the series you generally won't be disappointed.

There are three main gripes though that I feel have to be mentioned:

The first is the music that plays during the action-gameplay sequences between the cutscenes and the boss fights: there are only two "songs" that play during the fights - one for Nero, and one for Dante. You WILL get tired of hearing "The time has come and so have I..." over and over again (mostly because some fights are so short that the music will fire up and then fade out again).

The second is that Capcom have a strange love affair with fixed camera angles. Some parts of the level design let you adjust the camera how you like it... but some are fixed at a certain angle, which makes for some annoyances at times.

It also suffers from the old "perspective flip" in places where you'll be pushing "up" to run forward, only for the camera angle to change and make "up" the direction of going back the way you came.

Finally, without spoiling things too much, while there are twenty levels here, that's sort of misleading: you'll find that once the story changes from Nero to Dante, you'll have the pleasure of going back over the *same* levels in reverse *with* Dante, including repeating the Boss Fights.

Very lazy on Capcom's part... but you're playing as Dante by that point, so it does at least give it a twist.

Considering it's a console port, the graphics are pretty crisp and somewhat impressive, while the engine itself runs at a fair clip, with Frames Per Second usually in the high numbers in most places.

The downside there, of course, is that the levels are very linear, which I suppose is where the FPS is coming from. One world of advice, though: leave vSynch off.

There have been reports of stuttering and extra load times when it's turned on, and this was the case with my experience.

Also, make no mistake: this is a difficult game. Devil May Cry has always taken great pleasure in beating you down, and - while slightly more forgiving this time around - this is once again the case here.

You'll progress up to the first boss (a VERY impressive demon) with relative ease, only to get pretty badly beaten. But this may be a case where the game isn't difficult because it's difficult, but because a lot of the times there's a certain "gimmick" involve beyond "hack and slash to victory".

Is it worth £17.99? Absolutely. I would not suggest it for those who don't want a challenge, though, because as much as it is a case of "This movie is great! They let me use a gamepad!" in parts, you'll have to work for those cutscenes.

And a gamepad *is* required if you want an enjoyable experience. I wouldn't suggest trying to play DMC4 on a keyboard. :)

 Average

| | See all Rich976's reviews (19)

The game is ok, but its for kids more than anything. The story is over the top comic book style with matrix-like cut-scenes. The controls are ok if you have 360 controller that is. The graphics are decent and the game is well optimised Im running it at 1680x1050 with 8xAA, 16xAF @ super high quality and it never dips below 60fps.

 Great Game

| | See all SolarNova's reviews (19)

First of all, lets put this game into chronological order.

DMC 3 (young Dante) - DMC 1 (Adult Dante) - DMC 4 (Older Dante) - DMC 2 (Mature Dante)

So this game takes place between the 1st and 2nd installement of the DMC series.

The story like the others is stand alone but characters in the game come from previouse titles, Lady and Trish to be exact. So its beneficial to know who they are just from a story stand point.

The plot itself is, well kinda like the other games, people try to use Demon power, they fail, they need beating. But this game has a love interest between Nero and Kyrie which drives his involvment. Dante is just there for some fun, oh and to get back not 1 ..but 2 swords that one of which ,'Sparda', Trish 'missplaced' :P . The other was being used to seal the Devil Gate (Virgils Yamato sword from previose titles).

Unlike the other games, except maybe DMC 2, you don't play Dante as much as the other character Nero; there are 20 missions in total. Which considering Dante is the main character of the series does seem a little odd.

However, thats not to say Nero isnt a fun character to play, the oposite infact, he's very fun to play, specialy with his Devil Arm.

Game play mechanics for Dante include 'styles' i.e sword master, gunslinger etc and he gets 3 different melee and 3 different ranged weapons to play with. Nero does not have these options but his Devil arm makes up for that and he also has a gun and his sword.

All in all, like most games i end up playing and reviewing i find this a little to short. This game in particular i tried to take my time with, but i still managed to complete it on its highest starting difficulty in 12 hours ( for me that 2 days plus a couple hours the day i got it).

Though after 1 play through things, like Bloody palace, are unlocked for a challenge, and an extra 2 difficulties (1 for Consoles) are unlocked which allow you to play through the game again with upgrades from your 1st play though. So that will add replay value to the game.

It is imo that the majority of a games data should be used with the main story/plot of the game so that u can spend up to and above 24 hours to play through the game just once not including bonuses/secret/achievment/challenges etc etc etc. Alass most games currently ,and in the past handfull of years, and gone with the 50/50 route ( or more in favor of the later) . Shorter story, longer replayability.

Finaly, for the PC this game has some nice graphics, Max out your settings, including 16xQ AA and you will be hard pressed to say they could have done better.

Overall i score this 5/5, deffinatly worth getting for the PC over its console counterparts.

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Rating16+ (PEGI)