A worthy addition to the spectacular franchise.
Devil May Cry 5 is the latest installment in the long-running franchise that made the character Dante one of the most recognizable video game characters. With this new installment, the story brings old characters Dante and Trish who is now joined by Nero, Nico, and V.
The game’s story is pretty much straightforward, but dig around your surroundings and you may unlock additional missions. Its narrative goes back and forth with flashbacks that might confuse you from the start but once it all unfolds you’ll understand that it’s one of the better Devil May Cry stories we’ve seen in a while.
You mostly battle your way through different arenas battling various demons. The action cuts from stylish anime-style cutscenes to actual hack and slash gameplay, which is undoubtedly one of the best parts of Devil May Cry 5. You’ll also encounter puzzle-solving tasks which should give you a breather when you’re exhausted with all the action.
Devil May Cry 5 offers a few difficulty modes, and just like previous games, you’ll be getting scores on how you did on each level. It’s been a while since I’ve played Devil May Cry, so I’d normally get a ‘C’ or a ‘D’ on each mission. I did get an ‘A’ and an ‘SSS’ on one stage, which somehow made me more excited about moving to the next stage.
The characters all have their time to shine since you’ll be able to control them all. Kudos as well for Capcom for highlighting disabled characters which turn out to be one of the most powerful in the game. There’s an endless array of skills that you can purchase by collecting Red Orbs, giving you more crazy moves and kills.
I played Devil May Cry 5 on an Xbox One X, which was rendered full in 4K 60 fps – making it one of the best-looking games I’ve seen in a while. The texture is excellent, and the environments are so clear you can see each individual small stone on the ground.
The 15 plus hours I’ve spent on Devil May Cry 5 were mostly positive, making this one of the best sequels in the franchise so far.
+ Excellent graphics
+ Engaging gameplay
– Voice acting on the characters seem out of place
Final Rating: 4.5/5