Poll: Your feelings on the Devil May Cry Series


Plushy wrangler, die-curious
Sep 9, 2009
I played 3 so here's my two cents.

Story: cheesy as can be but at least the producers seem to be aware of this and keep it to a minimum. But they don't fall of the other end of the boat either. (being overly ironic)

Gameplay: just awesome. Exactly like god of war really, but a little more theatrical (as in: over the top attacks) A big difference with god of war (in my opinion) is that with a little practice you can pull off amazing combo's. The kind where you not hit the ground for like 15 seconds. Why they would put that in the game, I have no idea since it's really not necessary to beat it. Unfortunantly the more spectacular attacks are pretty useless in serious fights.
It's also great if you like impossible challenges like demon's souls because hard difficulty and above really is HARD.

Conclusion: kinda like a good action flick. It's not gonna make you rethink society but it's awesome anyway and will make you feel like a badass.

Also, I heard the makers of 3 decided 2 wasn't canon because it was THAT bad. Just saying...
So the timeline is 3 -> 1 -> 4 since 3 is a prequel.


Bah weep grah nah neep ninny bom
Nov 20, 2008
telocaster said:
Having never played a Devil May Cry game before, Is the series worth getting into? I know the collection is coming in April, is it worth checking out?
I suppose one should treat the DMC series as Yahtzee treats the Silent Hill series. You'll find that some of it is good, some of it is bad, and the rest to be meh, probably.

I recommend playing DMC 1 and 3, forgetting 2, going for 4 if you feel up to it, finding it amusing that Dante's gets a part in both Viewtiful Joe and SMT: Nocturne, and leave it at that. So far as I can tell, the new one by Ninja Theory isn't going to make people happy, but I'll let them decide.


New member
Nov 3, 2010
Horribly told story with moderately good gameplay. Kinda like God of War except God of War was just a horrible story with boring quick time events for gameplay.

Flailing Escapist

New member
Apr 13, 2011
If you're into hacky-slashy games that have an neccesity for stylish gaming go get it. DMC 1 and 3 are some of my favorite games of all time.


New member
Dec 1, 2009
I got into Devil May Cry when the third instalment was released for the PC. And that was just a metric ton of fun, hilarity and rainbows. Played that game over and over again, to the point that I almost could finish the game on "heaven or hell"-difficulty. It kinda ruined me for the fourth game, since my expectations were kinda high.

The fourth game was a big pile of "meh". Not great, but not terrible. I wasn't all thrilled by Nero, but he had some good moves. The gameplay was solid, but the awesome feeling that I had playing DMC3 was lost.

As for the new one that is in the making, I can't really say anything yet. I haven't played it, and it's in the gameplay where it counts for me when playing DMC. I think Dantes new look isn't all that bad. Sure, I'm going to miss the old one, but his new look isn't terrible. Seems very punk inspired, which I kinda approve of.

Lord Beautiful

New member
Aug 13, 2008
AgentLampshade said:
*snip snippedy snip*
I'm somewhat similar. My first encounter with Devil May Cry occurred when my brother borrowed from a friend Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, which was brand-spanking-new at the time. This came with the demo for Devil May Cry and the both of us spent way more goddamn time playing that short demo than we did playing Resident Evil. It was there that my love for the series blossomed.

Then I played the original. And it was magnificent. To this day, it's my favorite game of all time.

I've played every Devil May Cry within days of their release. I love three of them. Dante is my favorite game character.

I feel that the only action game series near its quality is Ninja Gaiden, which I feel is the Tekken to Devil May Cry's Street Fighter, which is to say that it's similar in quality but too different to determine superiority.

I fucking love the series.

Which is why I really don't like the way this reboot crap looks. I'm not hung up on the change in Dante's appearance. I'm not hung up on the change in story (though it annoys me that we can't wrap up the established story before moving on to another). I'm hung up on the gameplay, which looks mind-numbingly mediocre in contrast to the series' characteristic excellence. Final judgement will only be cast once I've actually played the game, but it doesn't look good.

Onyx Oblivion

Borderlands Addict. Again.
Sep 9, 2008
Like them a lot, but Bayonetta one-upped the series in every way I can imagine, meaning that they'll need to borrow a lot from it to improve the series further.