The Evolution Of – Devil May Cry

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I generally go for video games that are all about escapism. Games that put me in the shoes of a character that could not exist in any one time or place ever, because reality loves harshing on your mellow fantasy. So naturally, I have a deep love for Devil May Cry.

And it’s not just because of the rock-solid action, style and attitude of the series. But because underneath all that stylish leather and massive swords, there beats the heart of a champ. And I appreciate that. I managed to play the first game back in the day on the PlayStation 2 when it hit platinum, after reading about it in an EGM magazine that I bought for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 cover. Getting video game news from a magazine? Crazy, I know, but I digress.

From the moment I started playing that game, I was hooked. This was escapism. This was cutting edge. This was just damn good fun. The game lost a bit of steam with the first sequel, but it found that mojo again in Devil May Cry 3, which I picked up as special edition on the PC a couple years later, a decision that gave me bonus content, such as being able to play as Dante’s stoic brother, Vergil.

And then the franchise hit a high note for me with Devil May Cry 4. It was my very first Xbox 360 game. And quite possibly my favourite, even though this statement will most likely have people like Geoff spitting on me. Moreso than usual. I’m going to stick my neck out, and admit that I dug that the game focused more on Nero than Dante, who I felt embodied the best parts of the franchise for me.

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And then of course, there’s the infamous reboot, which is a criminally overlooked title as far as I’m concerned. A damn good attempt by Ninja Theory, and a Devil May Cry game that can proudly stand with the rest of them. So, which is your favourite Devil May Cry game?

Last Updated: September 11, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    But if you play games for escapism, why do you play Batman games? 😀

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    One of the major players of the industry. Completely revolutionized action games

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I’ve never played any DMC games. I’ll probably get the last one that everyone hates sometime & tell people afterwards that it’s the best DMC game I’ve ever played & watch them assume that I’ve played any of the others. Remember to read words carefully kids, they may not mean quite what you think they mean.

  • Norm

    Great video. Thanks for these video article, I enjoy them.

  • Viking Of Science

    I really enjoyed 3, the PC port had issues. (dat button mapping) but after I got an el cheapo controller to play it with, it was magic… And didn’t look half bad either…

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Come to think of it. Capcom was a pretty revolutionary company.

    They Revitalized the fighting scene with SF 4 not to mention MVC
    They revolutionized action games with DMC and Horror with RE
    They again revolutionized 3rd person shooters with RE 4(Over the shoulder)
    They created a whole new genre with Monster Hunter…
    They were the retro kings of side scrolling beat-em ups

    WTF happened to this company……………

    • Viking Of Science

      They stopped innovating after 2006, that’s the main problem… also I guess the lack of Megaman games…. If the success of Shovel Knight and Interest in Mighty no.9 has been noticed by CAPCOM, it would be a no-brainer to release another Main Series Megaman game….

      • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

        I think they’ve burnt the fans too much. MM Legends 3 was probably the final straw not to mention they held a competition to get fans involved and then completely shat all over the fans that participated

        • Viking Of Science

          Yeah, They screwed the pooch royally on that. they have the rights to so many great IP’s but they’re not doing anything with them… How does that make sense? Why not a new Onimuhsa? or Breath of Fire?

          • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

            BRO! I would kill for a new Onimusha , that game is begging for a another entry, Hell I’d take an HD remake even

          • Viking Of Science

            I know right, I wish i could have played more than just 3, but that’s the folly of being a PC gamer i guess…. but I did get to kick ass as Jean Reno… and that has to count for something…

          • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

            Hahahaha the best bro! Jean Reno was fucking badass with his whip sword..dammit video games need more of jean reno

    • Norm

      Brain farts. They were overcome by many, many brain farts.

    • Hammersteyn

      Money, plus it goes back farther. Street Fighter 2, Final Fight, Megaman, Strider, Super Ghouls’n Ghosts, Ducktales, etc. I would play anything on console or in the arcades with a CAPCOM logo.

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Loved this kick in the nuts to its long running fan base 🙂

    • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

      F*** THIS JOKE!!!!!! 😛

    • Hammersteyn

      That’s was basically a “big fuck you” to all the fans

  • Hammersteyn

    Let’s just say it’s like Borderlands the prequel, you get to play as Handsome Jacks doppelganger but not as the man himself, same thing applies here. So even though it is a good game, it’s just not Dante

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