Devil May Cry 5
The first Devil May Cry game came out over 20 years ago in 2001. Since then, they have released five games and I had never played any of them. It isn't that I never wanted to, but there were so many other games that I was interested in at the time and none of the games in this series really stuck out to me.
A few months ago, I saw Devil May Cry 5 in the Playstation store and I have been pretty interested in it ever since. The graphics looked amazing and it looked like a lot of fun. But I was a little skeptical to pay full price for the game, so I decided to wait a bit because I have recently purchased some games that really let me down and they ended up being a huge waste of money.
A few days ago, I saw the game on sale, so I decided that this was my chance to try this game out. The game starts off with you fighting against some huge boss that kicks your ass pretty easily. This is how most of the Dark Souls games start, so I wasn't really phased by getting my ass kicked from the first thing I faced.
You start off by playing as some dude named Nero. You find out his arm got ripped off by some demon or something. So while you fight, you switch between attacking with a sword that has a motorcycle grip that you can rev your sword up, or you can choose to attack at range with a gun. Then you can collect weird arm attachments that stick onto your stump and use those as special weapons.
You also can play as some emo dude named V. V is a bit weird and just floats around and doesn't really do anything to personally attack. Instead, he summons monsters to fight for him. Think of him as sort of a warlock from WoW but without ever attacking himself.
I am still in the beginning stages of the game, but it seems like you are trying to rescue this dude in the photo above. The big monster at the beginning of the game either killed him or took him and we are on a mission to try and find out what happened to him.
Other than that, I really have no idea what in the hell is going on with this game. Now don't get me wrong, I am really enjoying this game so far. The action is WAY over the top and the enemy design is so cool.
The enemies are super cool looking and a lot of fun to fight. As you fight, the objective seems to be to try and keep a combo multiplier going to make the way you kill enemies look as cool as possible. As you fight, you collect red orbs that are used as currency to unlock new abilities or combos to really string your attacks together and get your multiplier up there. The higher your multiplier, the more red orbs you get at the end of the level.
The graphics in this game are amazing and they seem to be super optimized. I haven't seen any frame rate drops or anything. The enemy design is really creepy and cool as well. Every scene in the game is like a way over the top action movie.
I am excited to see where this game goes and I may end up looking at purchasing some of the earlier DMC games as well. It just sucks that I waited so long to experience these games. This one is pretty awesome so far.