Posted: January 22
Being a nephilim with the destiny of killing the Demon King is a dangerous way to live storywise, but gameplaywise it’s fun, brutal and stylish. Fans of the original series should look at this game as a prequel, after all, the main characters are different at first, but in the end they are the characters old fans loved or loved to hate. That said, this game is a good way to introduce new fans to the franchise, even though some things won’t be the same, like some plot details and the gameplay. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=377337741
This is the story of the rise of Dante, from being a junkie that has supernatural potential but decides to use it to fool around to the demon hunter, protector of humanity. He fights in a world where a Demon King controls humans through debt, who controls the mass media and has a line of products that gets its consumers docile. Dante is introduced to the truth, by his brother, Vergil, the leader of an organization that seeks to free the world by killing the demons that enthrall it and by merging the human world with Limbo, the surreal place where you’ll face your opponents and whatever the environment changes.http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=379366582
The gameplay is what makes the game shine. There is a variety of moves to take down a variety of monsters. Combining heavy with light attacks followed by ranged attack, then pulling some other poor victim with a red chain to do your personal pattern on him is your fun and their bane. Three ranged weapons and three swords, along with the characters abilities is enough to make you love killing demons and enough to make you replay the game just to get all the moves. Aside from the standard powers, the angelic and demonic ones are what make you feel most in control, by using the former to get to the enemies and for crowd control, and the later to pull them to you and deliver them heavy blows. There are many types of difficulties; while the typical three are present(easy, normal, hard), after completing the game you’ll have a harder mode that serves as a new game plus, followed by one where everyone(including you) dies from one hit and the last one, where only you die from one hit, difficulties that present another reason to replay the game for those who enjoy the combat or hunt for achievments. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=377340539
There are keys in secret places that open specific doors in the game, doors that lead you to secret levels, which can be challenging, depending on their tier. Aside from keys, there are lost souls that need to be killed for the sake of being a completitionist.
This is one of those games I wished I’d bought earlier, because it was definitely worth the price. It’s entertaining, stylish and the story, although it seems to be made for the teen audience, is engaging and by the end of the game, you’ll know it’s a memorable game