In 2019, Capcom surprised friends and strangers with him launch of a new The devil can cry from the main line. After 6 years of absence (with the restart said DMC developed by Ninja theory) and after 11 years since the last title of the main saga the devil can cry 4. directed by Hideaki Itsuno (DMC4) The devil can cry V quickly became a public favorite and one of the best action games never developed. But Capcom, faithful to its uses, did not stop there because this year it brings us a reissue of the title with some improvements. We have Devil May Cry V Special Editionn reaches not only Xbox one, if not to new generation consoles Xbox Series X / S.
The devil can cry V
The game The devil can cry V in its purest state, it is a frantic action game. Where you control 3 demon hunters, who have to go through scenarios with various challenges to defeat the demon Urizen. In principle, this is something quite basic. But one turn is enough to know how spectacular the gameplay is and how diverse its protagonists are (we’ll get to that later)
The game presents 20 levels
Actually the game shines the more you enter into its possibilities. The skills menu gives you a light instruction but experimentation will lead you to discover that there are much more complex and deep things that allow you to excel in combat.
Nero: you could say that he is the main character, because it is the common thread of the plot and with whom you start and end the game. He has his sword red queen, which has an accelerator to improve his attacks. The revolver Blue rose which fires two shots by pulling the trigger which is a bit slow but powerful. And finally his mechanical arms. After losing the Devil Carrier, Nero must choose to use prosthetics with different powers that allow him to have the most dynamic fighting style protagonists.
V: This mysterious character is very different from what we see in the saga since he physically has very little movement with his staff, but he fights through 3 summoned beasts. Griphon, a bird with electric powers, Shadow, a dark feline and Nightmare, a titan of colossal power. V’s style is a bit unpredictable given the nature of his summons, they have precise movements but cannot be controlled in the same way as other characters.
Dante: The main character of the series is the one who has the largest and most varied arsenal of all the characters in the game. With the sword Rebellion, which allows you to make powerful moves, in addition to using your dual weapons Ebony and ivory, they are just the surface of this demon hunter’s possibilities. Balrog, King Cerberus, Devil’s Sword, Cavaliere these are the rest of your melee weapons. Coyote A, Kalina Ann and Dr. Faust (Moonwalker included) are his long-range weapons. This added to their fighting styles Trickster, Swordmaster, Gunslinger and Royalguard they give an effect of an infinite variety of combinations. In addition, the use of the Devil Trigger which amplifies his powers with a demonic form.
New for the special edition
Be a reissue Devil May Cry V Special Edition, it comes with some technical and graphical improvements which I will cover in the corresponding section. The game includes all previous DLC (Blood Palace included), a turbo mode and a very rare option where you see the scenes in their production phase. But I think the gist and almost the weight of this analysis is the addition of a fourth protagonist in Vergil.
Vergil, Dante’s brother, has some advantages over other protagonists, especially with regard to its defensive capabilities. Its ability to teleportation breaks the game a bit, since you can be on enemies all the time without too much risk. And if they want to attack you, you can teleport to a higher point and get away from danger. In his arsenal he has the katana Yamato, which allows ranged attacks through aerial cuts and while it has a sleek set of moves, they are powerful and very conspicuous. Force Edge It’s a pretty powerful spectral sword. And bring with him The devil can cry 3 Beowulf for shattering combos. Mirage Edge is an extension of Force Edge and allows you to summon weapons and generate a series of ranged attacks. In addition to this, he has regenerative abilities and the powerful Devil’s Trigger.
Vergil really feels very powerful compared to the rest of the game. Its economy and power of movement give it a clear advantage in all scenarios except in those where you have to fight from a distance (which are very few). It’s fun to use and its moves are easy to combine with your weapons. I think even though he doesn’t have such a large arsenal as Dante. It lends itself more to punishing enemies.
As negative rating I can say that The inclusion of Vergil in the game is a bit lazy, it doesn’t have its own story and all you do is go through the same 20 levels you play with the other characters without cutscenes. Pure gameplay. I believe that Capcom He may have done more although he recycled storylines, but at least remixed the levels and tried to give them arguments, to justify his existence in the story.
Introducing Devil May Cry V Special Edition
The devil can cry V it already looked spectacular with your use of RE engine, the animations and the facial details were quite striking. The character design is exceptional even if Steps Where the action takes place they have never been up to it. All of the chapters in Qliphoot are too similar and mundane (and they’re almost half the game) Although that doesn’t detract from the game.The 60fps, 4k action does it quite justice. I think the real show is in Mission 1 with Nero, the fight against Goliath is really something rarely seen graphically.
Now the icing on the cake, the improvements Special edition these are mainly two things. the 120 FPS modeIt’s eye-catching and responsive, but it’s hard for me to identify the graphical engagement needed to achieve it. Additional includes a way with raytracing (on xbox series X) but I must say that it’s nothing special and that’s really not a good use of lights and reflections. The game already looked good the way it was. And I don’t think that justifies shell out to pay for essentially the same game.
In the audio section, the soundtrack is a great addition. Slay the demons to the beat of “Devil Trigger” it never gets boring. Even this edition add subject who appears in Vergil’s battles “Bury the light” Which is a bit Nu Metal, but it gets the job done. Vocal performance is a bit limited, but we know the show never took itself seriously. In general, the audio is fine and the soundtrack is the best of its kind.
Devil May Cry V Special Edition conclusions
Shared decision. If you haven’t played The devil can cry V, you absolutely must try, it’s still a recommended game. The problem is that if you play this game small new offers. The great Vergil add-on can be purchased for the previous edition. And really the improvements of the “next generation” are not noticeable. Capcom is in the process of reselling things that other publishers are considering updating.
I must say that the playing the whole campaign with Vergil although fun it made the game very easy for me, I think if they hurt me 30 times in the whole game, they seem like a lot to me, he has many abilities that help him to be superior to the rest of the characters in the game. His disconnection from the main story does doesn’t seem fair to me either. Did I like using it? many. Could you improve yourself? absolutely.
Devil May Cry V Special Edition
- Big fight with its 4 protagonists
- Excellent use of the soundtrack
- Great character modeling
- Very smooth action
- This reissue does not justify the price
- Few improvements compared to the original