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Devil May Cry HD Collection

Reviewed by on May 9, 2012
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Some of my best memories of the last gaming gen are of long summers spent playing through Devil May Cry. So I was understandably pretty stoked when I heard about Devil May Cry HD Collection, but maybe I shouldn’t have been so excited… For starters, the original Devil May Cry has not aged well at all. The fixed Resident Evil-style camera angles make the game a chore to play and will no doubt be a major cause of frustration and death for the first few hours. After you get past that, though, the action-packed gameplay more than makes up for it. Devil May Cry 3 suffers from none of these issues and manages to make the gameplay even more mind-blowing and stylish than the first game. Thanks to the Special Edition of DMC3 being included, there’s also tons of replayability in the form of replaying the game as Dante’s brother, Vergil. The only possible problem that you could have with this collection is the difficulty, but as long as you’re patient and competent at action games, then you should have a blast. Oh yeah, stay away from DMC2. It sucks.

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  1. avatar
    Ned on May 9, 2012
    My favorite DMC games are 3, 1, 4, then 2, which is also the chronological order. I do like 2, though, just not as much as the rest. Does DMC2 let you play as the girl and not just Dante, like on disk 2 of the PS2 version? Also, is it the extended edition of 3 with the clown boss and easier difficulty, or the original release?

    These are major deciding factors on weather it's worth repurchasing or not.
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    Captain Joel on May 10, 2012
    I'm unsure about whether or not you can play as the girl on DMC2 because I hate it so much that I haven't touched it, but DMC3 is the extended edition.
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    Ned on Jun 12, 2012
    I went ahead and purchased a used copy of this collection a few days ago. Although it was fun, I just wasn't sold on the updated graphics and frame rate, so I took it back.

    Oh, and to answer my own question - yes. It's the complete package. Lucia and all...
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    Ned on Jul 22, 2012
    Wow, 2 is better than 1. I bought this collection again, and have played through DMC 1, and DMC 2 with Dante. Since the "Easy Automatic" mode is missing from 1, the bosses were a bit more challenging than I remember, but the camera was by far my worst enemy. Each small room has at least 2-3 fixed cameras! Comparatively, the areas are much bigger in 2 and the camera angles make more sense, so you rarely find yourself walking in the wrong direction. On top of that, Dante has a lot more moves in 2. Played back-to-back, I had a much better experience with DMC 2 in this collection.
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