Devil May Cry
Even as I write this, I know that there is not a prettier game
than "Devil May Cry"; the visuals when the game was first released
were even more stunning, as I had seen nothing like in all of my
years of gaming.
And, like all good games, the lead character in "Devil May Cry"
is a strong reason to pick it up and play it through a couple of
times; Dante, with his very cool costume and twin pistols, is just a
ton of fun to assume as a lead. His task is something like
save some woman, or reach some peak, or become some higher self, but
it didn't really matter to me, because the body count is high
(although, it IS one of those games where leaving an area and coming
back means that enemies are somehow reborn, like "Metal Gear Solid")
and the combination of puzzler and action game is so great.
Sometimes, though, I found myself looking for the next door to go
through and was lost, and with a couple of the boss characters, I
simply had no idea how to get past them without resorting to chat
The camera in "Devil May Cry" is occasionally an issue, and its
orb system--as a barter system to buy more abilities as the game
progresses--left me without a number of necessary items unless I
went back and forth between rooms to kill additional baddies,
something that grows tiresome late in the game. But, this game
is part of the Greatest Hits collection now for PS2, so getting it
for cheap should be a top priority.
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Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience