Platform(s): PS3, XBOX360, PC
Genre: Action, Third-Person, Fantasy
Capcom are back with a bang, with the fourth installment of the Devil May Cry series. This episode sees you playing Nero, a half-demon on the trail of Dante, the hero of the previous games, after he assassinates the leader of a holy order.
This is my first flirtation with the series, and off the bat I like it. For starters, you don't need to know what's come before, as this is not a continuation of Dante's story - more his involvement in Nero's.
The cinematics are breathtaking; from the off, you are thrown into a fantasy world meshing sword and gunplay together with astounding acrobatics. The level graphics don't disappoint either, cutting nicely between the movies and the game. The story is engaging and exciting - I was yearning to reach the end of levels to find out what was happening.
But of course there is a downside, and of course it's a biggie: the gameplay can at times be infuriating. It should come with a disclaimer - "Warning: This game may cause you to throw your TV out the window".
Definitely not for the casual gamer, but for fans of the series or serious enthusiasts, this is a nice little number.
Replay Value: 3/5
Overall rating: 4/5
Review by Eamonn Cleary