Devil May Cry 5 is the fifth instalment of the long-running Devil May Cry series that is developed by Capcom. It was released in 2019 and features the same action-adventure gameplay like the rest of the games. The game sold more than 2 million copies under 2 weeks and surpassed 3 million sales soon after, making it the best-selling game of the franchise. Devil May Cry 5’s brilliant and imaginative design makes it worthy of all the praise it gets. It follows the same devil hunter protagonist Dante who is back once again after demons invaded the Earth. The game also introduces some new characters and unique skills to improve your experience. In this Devil May Cry 5 Review, I will talk about the overall new features and what makes this newest title so exciting for its fans across the globe.
The game features the same two main characters Dante and Nero from the previous series. Additionally, there is a new character V whom you will be able to control. Each character has a unique combat style, but you can discover your own approach. Devil May Cry 5’s gameplay is still very similar to its predecessors in the sense that all of them feature a fast-paced action combat. You will be fighting numerous monsters and demons throughout the game equipped with unique skills and weapons. Based on your fighting style, you will also be tagged with a ‘style rating’ that is based on factors such as your move variety, your average combo length and how successfully you dodge attacks.
If you have played the previous games, you will remember Nero as the wielder of Red Queen for melee combat, and his double-barreled revolver, Blue Rose. Instead of his demonic arm, he is equipped with new robotic arms called Devil Breakers that allows you to perform series of actions. You will find Devil Breakers throughout stages; however, there is one catch. If you use a Devil Breaker incorrectly, it will shatter.
Dante’s style of fighting is similar to his persona in Devil May Cry 4. He can alternate between 4 styles to create new techniques or block incoming demon attacks. Dante retains his signature weapons ‘Rebellion’ and ‘Devil Sword Sparda’, and some other weapons that he used in the previous series. Dante’s combat style is fast and deadly, and will allow you to land some great hits.
V has a very different style than the other characters. He wields a book and a silver cane, that allow him to spawn demons to fight for him. He has a simple combat style, and uses his spawns to distract the enemies. His slow pace will allow you to analyze the battles much better so you are able to think out your moves properly.
DMC 5 has very dynamic gameplay and is much more fast-paced than the rest of the titles. You will constantly be learning new combos to defeat your enemies in fun and exciting ways.
As discussed in the gameplay, there are 3 main playable characters. Similarly, there are 3 different stories that you will be progressing. Dante, Nero, and V are after a demon named Urizen. The demon is in possession of unusual powers due to a tree called Qliphoth. Dante, Nero, and V team up with their fellow hunters to put an end to Urizen. The 3 demon hunters seemingly have different paths, but they converge into one tale in the end.
The story overall feels a little rushed and somewhat lacking, though the ending can get a little emotional for the fans of DMC’s universe.
DMC 5 has some of the best graphics of all time. It provides amazing visual aesthetics and cut scenes. Each of the monsters is super detailed with over-the-top particle details that leave you completely mesmerized. Character designs are stunning, and the fight animations feel really fluid. The only downside is the game environment that feels somewhat average.
Devil May Cry is honestly a treat for all its fans who have waited years for its release. It provides amazing combat features and a soundtrack that will hit you with nostalgia. The game is a great remake and features some of the best fighting elements. With the insane number of weapons and techniques, you will a part of mind-blowing demon hunts. Suffice to say, Devil May Cry 5 is an amazing game that should be played by fans of the series.