The threat of demonic power has returned to menace the world once again in Devil May Cry 5. The invasion begins when the seeds of a “ demon tree” take root in Red Grave City. As this hellish incursion starts to take over the city, a young demon hunter Nero arrives with his partner Nico in their “ Devil May Cry” motorhome. Finding himself without the use of his right arm, Nero enlists Nico, a self-professed weapons artist, to design a variety of unique mechanical Devil Breaker arms to give him extra powers to take on evil demons such as the bloodsucking flying Empusa and giant colossus enemy Goliath.
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by Joe Juba
The Devil May Cry series began with Dante, a lone demon hunter. Today, he's not so lonely; other playable characters have rotated in over the years, including Vergil, Nero, Trish, and Lady. Devil May Cry 5 expands the cast again with V, a mysterious man who uses demonic companions to fight. V offers a unique approach to DMC's stylish battles compared to the slash-and-shoot mechanics of Dante and Nero, but his addition comes at a cost: Bouncing among three characters provides fun variety, but it keeps you wading in the shallows of combat too long, rather than letting you dive into its impressive depths.
Return to the classic stylish action of Devil May Cry with lots of flashy combos and familiar faces, plus a new playable character
This more realistic vision of the DMC universe looks great, though some of the enemy designs seem to blend together this time around
The soundtrack is the usual mix of ambient gothic and rock music, and the voice performances are well done
Controlling Nero and Dante again is comfortable and intuitive. V's combat style takes longer to learn and feels less precise, but offers something different
Chaining together impressive combos is as fun as ever, though hopping among three characters makes it hard to hone your expertise
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