necroidus Oct 13, 2013 @ 10:18am
Should I get DMC 4 or DmC?
I'm new to the series and confused as to which one I should purchase.

I like games with complicated combos and I heard that this one has a more advanced combat system than DmC so there's that...

Price wise DMC 4 is a clear winner, although DmC costs only appx 12$ (retail, convered to USD) so I don't mind spending more for DmC if it truly is the latest and greatest.

Thanks for your input!

PS: I played the PC demo version just now but it felt too short/probably outdated for me to get a good feel of the game.
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Foghart Oct 13, 2013 @ 3:06pm 
I'm a big fan of Devil May Cry and I tell you... If you're looking for gameplay and stylish combos, buy DMC4. If you're looking for good story then buy DmC. The difference is: DMC4 is the Devil May Cry we old fans know, theres the Dante we like and his jokes. DmC is a completely rebooted story of Devil May Cry, going to the beggining of the story and retelling everything. The gameplay is nice but believe, nothing beat the DMC3 gameplay, which passed to DMC4, making it better than DmC.
In DmC you have to use different kind of weapons to kill different kind of enemies, while in DMC4 you have to use different kind of "moves" to different kind of enemies, so it won't limit your arsenal.
DmC has an awesome choice of musics done by Combichrist, while in DMC4 I love to mute the music and play Celldweller and Blue Stahli!
Now, combos is the main weapon of the Devil May Cry series, watch those two videos and make your choice, but by me, you better start off in DMC4 and later on go for DmC!
DMC4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e23c_HDPo7Y
DmC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55xnoNkHxFc
Allrond, the Abysswalker Oct 13, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
I don't know if you bought it already or not, but If you didn't I highly recommend you to buy DmC instead of Devil May Cry 4. I have both games, and in my opinion DmC is much better. Better story, better characters and amazing (I'm not joking, they are just WHOOOOOO) animations. Devil May Cry 4 is good too, but I do believe it's nothing compared to DmC.

(To be honest, I think the reboot is better then all the original games, but it's only my option)
Nost Oct 13, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by Allrond - Excited about Saxxy:
I don't know if you bought it already or not, but If you didn't I highly recommend you to buy DmC instead of Devil May Cry 4. I have both games, and in my opinion DmC is much better. Better story, better characters and amazing (I'm not joking, they are just WHOOOOOO) animations. Devil May Cry 4 is good too, but I do believe it's nothing compared to DmC.

(To be honest, I think the reboot is better then all the original games, but it's only my option)
Tameem please.
Nost Oct 13, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
Nah, get DMC4. DmC isn't really a DMC title, if you want to play the series, 4 is a decent starting point. DmC is generally considered the "Fast food" of the action games genre. [AKA: not worth your time]
­Hydris Oct 13, 2013 @ 5:01pm 
Originally posted by necroidus:
I'm new to the series and confused as to which one I should purchase.

I like games with complicated combos and I heard that this one has a more advanced combat system than DmC so there's that...

Price wise DMC 4 is a clear winner, although DmC costs only appx 12$ (retail, convered to USD) so I don't mind spending more for DmC if it truly is the latest and greatest.

Thanks for your input!

PS: I played the PC demo version just now but it felt too short/probably outdated for me to get a good feel of the game.

DMC4, on part that the reboot has little to do with the series style of combat, continuity. That isn't to say the stories alone are fairly weak in different ways.

DMC4 you have a hand full of advanced techniques/combos- most people start with jump canceling (which is extremely easy and to some extents broken, and game breaking in DmC)-
e.g Star Rave, Guard Flying/Flinging, Dash Cancel, or just general things that require dexterity and player response timing. These were removed and the basic actions required to do these things are not present nor have equivalents in the reboot i.e Royal Guard, player style system.

As for story, (to the extent you'll care) DmC attempts to provide social commentary but with the substance of the story, it doesn't provide anyway, mostly antagonizing caricatures of real world groups of people (i.e the blonde celebrity with excessive plastic surgery, wealthy banker).
The difference between the weakness in story is how DMC will take itself lightly and joke around while the director of DmC wanted his game to be 'serious' and 'adult'/'mature'.

What you get from DmC that you definitely don't from DMC4 is Steam Achievements, Trading Cards, and in-depth statistics tracking (quirks like Time Spent in Devil Trigger). DMC4 you can use mouse only in menus, but not in gameplay.

Edit: Fixed something, it's not commentary at all...
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Hi-Nu Oct 13, 2013 @ 6:53pm 
If you have a controller(PS3 or Xbox) I'd recommend DMC4 over DmC.
I feel like DMC4 is the more fun to play and more challenging of the 2 titles.
Also, if you get bored of one character in DMC4, you can try to master the other where as in DmC, you only have 1 character, The Vergil DLC is a seperate piece of content.
The upsides for DmC is that it is a lot easier. I managed to beat it's Bloody Palace(Survival mode) where as I'm struggling with DMC4's Bloody Palace. However, if you like big boss battles, DmC doesn't really do it and there seems to be cutscenes every other minute with the Boss battles.
So if you have a controller, go for DMC4.
If not, DmC isn't a bad choice either.
­Hydris Oct 13, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
Originally posted by GNT-0000 QanT:
If you have a controller(PS3 or Xbox) I'd recommend DMC4 over DmC.

I don't have a controller anymore.

I still play, with a keyboard this time, and it works better than most would expect.
Gotta love this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfqi4eQI5Og

Though I figure a lot will find it weird not being able to use the mouse for the actual fighting.

Edit: Reupload
Last edited by ­Hydris; May 26 @ 12:17am
necroidus Oct 13, 2013 @ 10:04pm 
Thanks everyone - some great reviews and videos here.

It feels like I"ll have to get both games - I like the variety and depth of DMC4 but am also attracted by the 'tightness' in DmC which should make for a good casual gaming experience on occassion.

For now I think I'll get only DMC4 and revisit DmC later..

Digression: I also want to buy the Castlevania PC port soon, but like most people I'm ending up with more games in my library than I have time to play them!
Foghart Oct 13, 2013 @ 11:03pm 
Originally posted by necroidus:
Digression: I also want to buy the Castlevania PC port soon, but like most people I'm ending up with more games in my library than I have time to play them!
Same problem here mate! LOL
After playing some missions on DMC4, write here what you think of it. Have a good game!
Dark Squall Oct 16, 2013 @ 9:36pm 
good choice man dmc 4 is my favourite part of the series
Dekion Oct 17, 2013 @ 9:36am 
IV ♥♥♥♥ing rules, even though you're Nero and not Dante but they're pretty similar, at least you're not the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ from the new one..gah
necroidus Oct 24, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Originally posted by Foghart:
Originally posted by necroidus:
Digression: I also want to buy the Castlevania PC port soon, but like most people I'm ending up with more games in my library than I have time to play them!
Same problem here mate! LOL
After playing some missions on DMC4, write here what you think of it. Have a good game!

Reporting back after completing 11 missions - I absolutely LOVE this game! The wild combos are mind-blowing and I've only played as Nero so far - the prospect of playing as Dante next boggles my mind.

The level back-tracking hasn't begun yet, but I don't see this to be an issue. This game was clearly made to be replayed multiple times. Insane replay value.

At this rate I probably won't have a need to buy DmC for several months at least.
Last edited by necroidus; Oct 24, 2013 @ 9:23pm
Foghart Oct 24, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
Originally posted by necroidus:
Reporting back after completing 11 missions - I absolutely LOVE this game! The wild combos are mind-blowing and I've only played as Nero so far - the prospect of playing as Dante next boggles my mind.

The level back-tracking hasn't begun yet, but there's no I see this to be an issue. This game was clearly made to be replayed multiple times. Insane replay value.

At this rate I probably won't have a need to buy DmC for several months at least.
LOL I told ya! This game rocks alot, when you finish the game for the first time you'll earn the Blood Palace, it's a mode where you have to beat a group of demons stage by stage, and each 20 stages you advance, appears a boss to defeat. The DmC's Blood Palace is not that challenge, but in this DMC4 maaaaan... You gotta have skillz =D
Good to know you liked the game, finish it and tell us what you think about it!
Darjir Oct 27, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
Got em both. Seeing that vid with keyboard dude kinda makes me wanna ditch the controller.
DE4DLIN3 Oct 30, 2013 @ 11:04am 
DMC 3 FTW
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