Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure, hack and slash game developed by Capcom. It’s the fourth title of Devil May Cry Saga and a sequel to the first two games. This time, the story follows Nero, a teenager with demonic powers who works for the “Order of the Sword”, a religion that worships the legendary Dark Knight Sparda. The leader of this order gives Nero the task of stopping Dante, the Son of Sparda.
In this title, you mainly play as Nero throughout most of the game, but don´t worry, Capcom didn’t forget about our favorite demon slayer, and you will be free to play as Dante in some stages. The gameplay continues the system of previous parts; the story is divided in different missions that you will have to complete the best way possible in order to get style points and the much needed red souls. To beat the missions successfully, Nero can perform lots of combos with his new and lethal arsenal: the Red Queen sword and the Blue Rose revolver. These two weapons will be your main tools for demon destruction.
Once you download the game, you are free to play the main story in two modes: “Human” (Normal) and “Devil Hunter” (Hard). There are, in fact, four additional modes, and you will be able to unlock them by finishing the previous difficulty level. There is a slightly different game mode called “Heaven or Hell”, in which enemies and bosses can be killed in one single hit, but this is a double-edged sword, as you can get killed in one hit too.
If you manage to beat this mode, there is one final challenge. “Hell and Hell” is the hardest way to play the game, this is like “Heaven or Hell” without the upside; enemies can kill you in one hit, but they have regular life bars. There are more game modes, such as the “Bloody Palace” (horde/time attack mode) or super characters. These extra modes are included in the main game; you don’t need any further download.
One of the most important things to dominate in Devil May Cry 4 is the combat system. During the gameplay, enemies will become harder to kill and you will have to avoid their attacks while performing combos, not only to get rid of them, but to also earn Style points. With these points you will get “proud souls” at the end of each stage. Souls allow you to purchase new abilities to increase your move pool. If you like this kind of fight, you may be interested in the last installment of the Assassin's Creed saga, the Black Flag. Here you will also have to perform combos, even when the style is a bit more complex.
Devil May Cry 4 Features
The features of this game are listed below:
- Frenetic gameplay: use your combos to destroy the demon horde before they destroy you.
- Incredible sceneries: nothing can stop you; reach places you never imagined with your demonical skills.
- Two playable characters: play as Nero or Dante in your quest for demon annihilation
- Variety of game modes: four difficulties and extra modes such as Bloody palace will be a true challenge
- New weapons and unique abilities: unleash the power of Nero’s Devil Bringer
- Improved graphic engine with new effects
If you want to know more about Devil May Cry 4, you can check the . author’s website
Here you can see the minimum system requirements to download and play the game:
- OS: Windows XP or higher
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3000+
- Memory: 512 MB
- Hard Drive: 8 GB of free space
- Video Memory: 256 MB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 / ATI Radeon X1300
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible