My Top 5 PC games of 2013
No. 4 - DmC Devil May Cry
I’ve never played a DMC title before, so I’ve no idea if it’s really as bad as people make it out to be. If this is easy mode character-action gaming, then count me out of the big boy stuff as I had a lot of difficulty maintaining an S-rank throughout and died frequently on Nephilim.
Ninja Theory does a lot with the Unreal Engine. Technically, this title has some of the best facial animation/direction I’ve seen. The colour palette is gorgeous while some of the boss and level designs are pretty wild. Mechanically though, the fights were mostly ho-hum and the platforming can eat a dick.
Dante, Vergil and Kat are genuinely likeable in that Scooby Doo squad saves the world kind of fashion. It could do with more dialogue; the whole game is just really quiet and should do more to flesh out these characters, because there’s a lot to like. Needs a better script (and maybe the Nolan North spark, though everyone is more than serviceable here), but what’s here is a robust and frequently entertaining button masher.