Devil May Cry 5
2019 has seen some great games and Devil May Cry 5 is one of the best of the lot! While the reboot DMC (which I thought was great by the way) was not everyone’s cup of tea. Capcom went back to what made people love the series and instead decided to follow on from Devil May Cry 4 rather than DMC.
The Demon King!
I freaking love the story of Devil May Cry 5. The thing is it is the kind of thing that is really hard to break down into words as it is all over the place! The basic idea is that there is a demon king called, Urizen who is up to no good. He is a new character to the series as is V, it is V who calls in Dante to help put a stop to Urizen.
The Three Amigos!
There are three characters that you get to play as in this game and each one feels very, very different. Of course, you have Dante and if you have played any Devil May Cry game before you know what to expect with him. I would say that this is the most athletic and over the top Dante has ever been! You then have Nero, Nero is great and packs more of a punch than Dante and he also has his own sets of special moves and abilities that he can do. I liked Nero, but out of the three characters he was the most one dimensional when it came to gameplay. The new character to the series is V and V is fantastic. Now granted, you do not get to play as him a ton, but he is a very interesting guy. To start with, you do not actually “attack” with him. Instead, you control these evil looking creatures that do the fighting for you, they weaken an enemy and then you need to zoom in for the kill. It takes a while to get the hang of, but it is a great deal of fun.
Each of the three characters can be upgraded as you play and a huge appeal of this game (and the series in general) is that you can play it the way you want. I love to juggle enemies in the air as Dante and just smash them as quickly as possible as Nero, but the way you go about battle could be very different.
Fun For All
I have to admit that Devil May Cry 5 is the easiest game in the series. I played on the “normal” setting first time I played it and found it a breeze to get through. A huge part of this is because the game is very generous in the way it lets you come back to life thanks to your orbs. How you can get more out of the game though is by breezing through the story (which is a lot of fun) and then going back. The game is a lot of fun so having multiple playthroughs is something most people will do. However, you can get rankings as you play and wanting to get S rankings as much as you can is very addictive.
I really cannot say enough positive things about Devil May Cry 5. Capcom could not have done a better job with this. No matter what your feelings are on DMC or even Devil May Cry 4. You really owe it to yourself to play this. It is an absolute riot from start to end and one of the highlights of 2019.
- The whole game has a very sleek presentation
- Combat is a ton of fun
- Each of the three characters feels very different
- You can fight the way you want to fight
- The story is very fun and over the top
- It is a rather easy game if you just want the story
- Getting S ranking in some sections can be frustrating