DmC is a reboot of the great series by the same name, but instead of being developed by Capcom, the mantle has been taken by Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword/Enslaved fame). Normally when a game gets a reboot, I am rather skeptical about how the game will turn out. Naturally I was afraid to see Halo 4 when 343 Studios took the title from series creator Bungie. I was pleasantly surprised by the results 343 made when they released Halo 4.
I am not too sure DmC will have the same success on me.
While I have yet to clear the game yet, but after clearing the first 3 levels, I have a definite feel of the game. I will hold my final grade till I complete the game later this week, however I would like to be open with a few notes.
The first thing that became evident to me was that this game may just be an epileptic’s nightmare with the grand display of flashing lights during all the load screens. It was as if strobe lights were built into the background of the game just so the loading screens would be bearable to sit through.
Speaking of load screens, there are load screens almost every 5-10 minutes, the only lengthy gameplay between the cutscenes and the load screens is about 10-15 minutes worth of sword play with demons or doing jump puzzles within the levels of limbo, which look more like they are Hell. I can probably spend so much of my time crafting new articles during the amount of load screens that are present.
In the moments between the load screens and fighting, cutscenes are given to us to explain the story behind the new Dante and the world invested with demons around him. I am actually enjoying the story in some aspects, it feels like the action is actually fleshed out with something solid. With that said, I have to say the story isn’t really original. To be quite honest it is quite cliché.
Mom and Dad are from two different worlds, a former friend now enemy of parents punishes parents for committing an act of sin by loving each other and having kids, kids seek revenge. I can say I have truly heard that so many times before. I am not bagging on the story, besides the cliché premise, the way the story progresses, it just has kept me interested.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed was that this game felt written by a 7th grade boy who just discovered cuss words. Every five minutes at the beginning, the characters spurt a cuss word, obscenity, or vulgar comment that seems just so unnecessary. Even the open scene Dante is naked throughout the scene, conveniently something randomly covers it. The female character who warns you that you are in danger stands in front of you while you’re naked and doesn’t seem to notice. The game just seems to try to play the vulgar or obscene card to just show it’s edgy. Not really my style of game, I mean I’m no prude but seriously there is such thing as overkill.
I will hold the rest off till the final review, but I will just say that overall, I’m not overly impressed but we will see if this opinion changes before the game ends.