Great stuff from a great studio
RATHER THAN a true sequel, DmC: Devil May Cry is a ' rebirth' of the series from Ninja Theory, the studio that gave us Heavenly Sword and Enslaved. This new title focuses on the conflict between Dante and Vergil - arguably the coolest storyline in the series.
At the start of it all is DmC's much-needed departure from the universe built by Capcom over the past 10 years. Dante, however, remains a badass. He still wields the iconic sword Rebellion and the twin pistols Ebony and Ivory. But this time, he's not half human - he's half angel.
Born to a demon father and an angel mother, Dante and Vergil are Nephilim -- an ancient fusion of the two powers capable of slaying a sinister being like Mundus, the demon king.
Mundus controls the world through fairly contemporary means: debt, surveillance, and corporate greed. But underneath his human empire is a twisted, terrible realm of demonic influence, showcased perfectly through stunning visuals and great artistic direction.
Vergil recruits Dante to help deal with Mundus. In the process, Dante uncovers the truth about his past, as well as his remarkable powers. Those powers drive the combat of DmC, which is where developer Ninja Theory exhibits some of its most intelligent design to date. From simple interface additions to brilliant combo structuring, elegance is the name of the game with the latest addition to the legendary series.
Combos fuel the ever-addictive style points system which returns in DmC and affects a player's overall mission ranking. But unlike the past Devil May Cry games the style system in DmC is transparent, displaying a live feed of moves and point values on the right side of the screen so players can better understand what they're doing to earn that coveted SSS rank.
While Dante's human form would have more than sufficed, you can also play in his demon and angel forms, both of which grant him access to new combos and weapons. There's no limit to how often you can make use of these forms, and they also require only a button to be held in order to maintain them, meaning you can string together unending combos while still switching between forms.
This is Devil May Cry at its finest, and loyal fans to the series may look no further for a title that fully lives up to the game's potential. Great stuff from a great studio - a definite recommendation.