Postat: 12 aprilie
Going through Son of Sparda at the moment after beating the game for the first time on Nephilim and I have to say this is the easiest DMC (Notwistanding 2 because I never tortured myself just to play 2). Having said that, and I miss the challenge, SoS mode is better. People hate this game because it changed who Dante was. I personally give no ♥♥♥♥. Ninja Theory recreated him to appeal to a new generation. DMC 1 was over a decade ago and was awesome to all us teenagers then and we all love it still to this day. Now we are old farts and a new generation needs a new Dante to love like we loved the old one. Rest assured that there will be a convergence like there was in DMC 4 IF Ninja Theory makes another. Don't be an old guy (or old lady) about this game and ♥♥♥♥♥ because it doesn't adhere to your desire of the Dante of your day. Even DMC 4 in 2009 had a new main character and it was still a good game. Now there is another release of 4 coming. So cling to that instead of clinging to hating an otherwise good title.
If there was no DMC before this one then this would be even more popular. The fighting is good, though not brutally difficult like it was in days of yonder.... LOL. It's still fun but doesn't give you the ability to dodge and parry everything like DMC 3 and DMC 4 so in that regard it isn't the best. Dodging in particular can be klunky and rude if you don't switch to Angel mode for every dodge. Staying in Demon or Human will surely get your ♥♥♥ knocked down sooner or later. But isn't it the point to always switch your weapon and stance? Devil Trigger is a pain for me because I don't dig floating around too much. Leaves the Chainsaw mobs too ready to impale your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ while your hammering away after Devil Trigger is gone and the camera isn't always agreable in watching all angles around you.
Bosses here are too easy, period. On Nephilim, I didn't get hit by any boss until Mundus and that was because I didn't see the platform to move to when he drops fire on the one you fight him on for 80% of the fight. SPOILER COMING: Virgil absolutely hit me multiple times. He was the best boss of this game and it worked great for him to be the final one because of that. Son of Sparda: bosses in the early game are even easier because of how your abilities are already boss from previous completion. Still haven't been hit yet, however.
Story: It's good enough to warrant a hack and slash worth playing a few times through. It's a new take on an origin story and I'm okay with this new one. The door is open for the "Virgil of our days of yore" LOL to come in the next NT DMC game. Oh yeah, SPOILER. It's not as cool but maybe I'm just old and missing my heyday of gaming. All of us pushing 30 and ♥♥♥♥♥ing about how uncool this new Dante is seem to be unable to put ourselves back 10 years and look through our younger eyes to judge whether we would dig him if our age actually resided in the game's target demographic instead of a decade or more older lmfao.
Edit: Need to get this in here. The environments in this game are very very cool. Super interesting the first 10 levels but they get old after that. Major props to Ninja Theory here as this is the best looking DMC detail wise period. The others were good when they came out and relative to the console/PC capability at the time, they were very good, but this game's environment is on some next level ♥♥♥♥.
If not for the guys and g.i.r.l.s around my age bracket, this would have been a well recieved game. Despite us and our younger counterparts, hating to be cool, it STILL was well recieved. Don't let the hate dissuade you from what is a solid 7/10 game. If there was no other DMC before this one it would be an 8.5/10. Fortunately, there have been many, and they are still good enough to go back and sink days of SSSick combos in to the flesh of the maniacal Virgil and his horde of Demon Spawn mush.6