The first Devil May Cry came out in 2001 and it made me fall in love with the action games and it has been in my heart ever since. As the series has progressed and more and more games came out in the series, it has only made me fall in love with it more and more, well except for 2013’s DMC. Now once again a new entry has been added to the series and it totally ditches the infamous 2015 reboot DMC, which is a good thing.
The newest entry, Devil May Cry 5 is a very strong entry in the series. Picking up after the events of Devil May Cry 4, it puts us in the shoes of returning characters Nero and Dante and a new character V. All these characters are very well written and Nero and Dante retain their characteristics and charisma that will make them a little more near and dear to the returning fans. As for V, he is a new character with very unique personality and there is something about him that makes me not to trust him throughout the game.
The game drops us right in a climax like situation which we are meant to lose and then it jumps a few moths in time. The plot is very interesting, pacing of the game feels really good and not rushed or slow. The combat is fluid, with deep learning curves, amazing combos that can go up to count of hundreds at times, all this feels very familiar from old games and different enough to not feel repetitive. There’s addition of new weapons for both Dante and Nero and they both play very differently and still very satisfying. As for V, he is very unique character is all I can say about him. The game does great work of managing and balancing all three of these characters.
There are some parts of game with platforming sections and some might hate it but overall experience is amazing. Nearly at mid to end of the game, areas look somewhat repetitive but facial expressions and character models are of very good quality. The microtransaction exists in the game. They should not exist in a single player game. I will add that one can unlock most of the things in one playthrough of game and all the stuff by the second playthrough but still microtransactions should not exist in single player games. Devil May Cry 4 was very lore and character heavy.Compared to it Devil May Cry 5 is very simpler and some might even call is short but hey, it’s a Devil May Cry, you have to go through it at least twice and games mechanics and combat really encourages a second playthrough.
Overall, the new Devil May Cry is a solid experience with amazing and different characters, a really good combat and plot that keeps you hooked through the end. It is a good old-fashioned game which hits all the sweet spots just right and makes you want more of it. For all of its minor flaws I really enjoyed it and will gladly give it a score of 9 out of 10.