With a lot of last-gen games getting the “Definitive Edition” treatment, Capcom is one of those companies that decided to re-release DMC Devil May Cry for PS4 and Xbox One. Similar to other titles that have received the re-release treatment, DMC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition offers a plethora of improvements and content that will entice fans who already played the game, but also to those who missed out when it was released several years ago.
Note: Check out our review of the original game, DMC Devil May Cry, for more information on the story and gameplay.
One of the biggest improvements that DMC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition has is the upgrade of resolution from 720p to 1080p. Those who have played the PS3 or Xbox 360 version will notice the big change and they’ll be pleased with the new resolution that game now offers. The textures are more solid now, and the environments are more vivid compared to last-gen. As for the frame rates, fans can expect a solid and smooth 60 frames per second. Yes, the way Dante executes his deadly skills and combos are more fast and visually appealing, thanks to the faster frame rate.
In addition to the 60 frames-per-second frame rate, there’s another new feature that is implemented in the Definitive Edition. Gamers who want more faster gameplay can switch on the Turbo Mode just before a mission begins. With the Turbo Mode, the game becomes 20 times more faster, making the combat more intense. This can be done to any of the game’s mission and it’s one of the new features that I enjoy, especially knowing all of the combos already. If you already mastered the combos of Dante, I highly recommend to turn on the turbo mode for some added fun when executing enemies.
When the original version was released several years ago, many complained just how easy the game is. Well, if you are one of those people who are seeking a much challenging combat can experience it in this new version of the game. Aside from the regular modes, Capcom implemented new modes that makes the game a lot harder. This includes Gods Must Die and the Hardcore Mode. Those who are interested in playing Gods Must Die must finish the game first in “Dante Must Die” mode. More difficulty modes will be unlocked every time you complete the game in a certain difficulty. As for the Hardcore Mode, it gives the game a more even take where the Style System is rebalanced, enemy damage is increased and more. If you are looking for the best possible challenge in DMC, you can find it here in this Definitive Edition. Not to mention you’ll feel like you’re playing the original Devil May Cry with the Hardcore Mode on!
As for the raw content, the original game is intact, though there are new costumes or skins that can be used on any mission of the game. In the Definitive Edition, Capcom added several costumes to give it more of a classic Devil May Cry feel. Sure, not a lot of DMC fans enjoyed the new look of Dante and with that, the original skin of Dante is available. In addition to the original Dante skin, there are also others like Vergil, and the alternative looks of Dante. As a big fan of the original Devil May Cry, playing as the original Dante gave me a lot of nostalgia as I play through the game.
Released as a downloadable content in the original version, Capcom included the Vergil’s Downfall campaign in the new version of the game. Without the hassle of downloading the DLC and waiting to finish the game, Vergil’s Downfall content is playable right at the very beginning. Gamers who are interested in seeing how Vergil became Dante’s rival and enemy will see it in the mini-campaign of Vergil. Yes, the campaign is quite lengthy and it will give gamers a more expanded lore in this DMC reboot.
When the original DMC Devil May Cry was released back in 2013, I absolutely loved it – the new look of Dante, the new take on the DMC story, and the fast-paced combat. Two years later and the Definitive Edition is here and I must say that my love for the game is still there and it even enhanced due to the big improvements. With a much more faster-paced combat thanks to the 60 frames per second, and Turbo mode, the intensity of Dante unleashing his deadly combos magnifies. With the DMC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition, you will get really the “Definitive” experience as everything you ask for in a DMC game is here: an option of more balanced gameplay, more challenging modes, more costumes, and so much more!
[Editor’s Note: DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition was reviewed on the PlayStation 4 platform. The game was provide to us by the publisher for review purposes.]DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition Review,