Devil May Cry 5: Review

User Rating: 7.6

DMC 5 is the glorious return to the Beloved Hack n Slash! Capcom is back making incredible games like the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 2, and now Devil May Cry 5.


DMC 5 has four difficulty modes (with the 3rd/4th having to be unlocked). This is really well done. The story is interesting yet also nonsensical, and going back and forth between times and places is too much. For example, you start in the “demon world”, they are in the “human world”, then back in the demon world, then in the human world, then back in the demon world (and this may get repetitive). You also go from character to character.

You have to play through 3 increasing difficulties to unlock everything there is in the game and the challenge level ramps up to meet your power level in order to keep you interested if that’s your thing.

Characters and Combat

Unfortunately, Dante can play fewer than half of the stages, with all of them being later in the game. I really wish that there were some extra mode (without any cut-scenes) that allowed you to play as any character in any level. That would have added even more fun and replayability. V has a different method of fighting. He summons creatures to fight. This is likely the easiest character to play as since the enemies are often fighting with your summoned creatures instead of with you, so you get hit less often. However, to me, it is the least fun.

Nero has mechanical arm attachments and there are like 10 different arm types, each with their own style, and even moves that are never really explained how to do. There is not enough game to justify all of the combat styles and moves and by the end of the game, it just felt like an idiot that didn’t know how to play video games.

Just looking at the sword moves you can do by pressing its button without any directions, you can slash 4 times, slash once and pause and carry out a different combo, slash twice and pause and carry out yet another combo, and slash three times and pause and carry out another combo on top of that.

The Problem With The Environment

Using one fighting style over another may give you the impression they may be different but ultimately it is a useless feature resulting in the same outcome. The environments are dizzying at times where the background all looks the same, color and all, and distinguishing where you can jump and where you can’t make any sense at times.

Is It Worth Your Time & Money?

There are some strong story points and a big reveal near the end that is very deep. If you are a fan of the series and want to play a super awesome fun game Devil May Cry 5 is sure to bring about hours of enjoyment. The replay value is top-notch! It’s definitely a great pick.

  • Multiple Unique Characters
  • 4 Different Gameplay Modes
  • Fun Combat
  • Visually Appealing
  • Gameplay Is Repetitive
  • Power Imbalance Between Characters
  • Nothing Innovative Found
Gameplay - 7.6
Graphics - 8.3
Audio - 8.2
Longevity - 6.2

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