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First DMC4 review

Dave1988

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Score: 85/100 (for comparison: DMC3 SE got a 87/100 from GamePro, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma got 81/100).

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Laydown:

Graphics:
+Characters
+Beautiful animations and effects
- flickering shadows and edges
- sometimes too bright

Sound:
+ A good mixture of Rock and Classical music
+ directional/ambient effect
+ Good (English) synchro
- often repeating tracks

Controls:
+ Good controls
+ Camera
+ Lock On system
- A bit chaotic

Game design:
+ Non-stop action
+ Upgrade system
- Backtracking!
- No innovation
- Can become tedious

Story/ Game world:
+ Beautiful Setting
+ Cool cutscenes
- Story somewhat chaotic
- Bland main villain

Overall:
+ Main Game
+ Two Characters
+ Many side missions
+ Additional Goodies



Motion Sensing support

You tilt the Sixaxis controler to move the camera.



Online Ranking and Accomplishments

 

Orobi

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Taken from the PS3 manual of DMC4:

Install
When the game starts for the first time, Devil May Cry 4 game data will be installed on the PLAYSTATION®3 Hard Disk Drive (HDD). You must install the Devil May Cry 4 game data to play the game. Only one copy of the Devil May Cry 4 game data can be installed to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). 4.8GB of free space is required to install the game data.

Into the options menu, you can enable the motion sensor:
Motion Sensor
With the Motion Sensor ON, turn the controller left and right to move the camera.
To quickly set the camera behind your character, shake the controller vigorously.

There are also intersting PSN features and "accomplishments":

At the Network menu, view player rankings divided according to diffi culty, as well as various accomplishments. By using the PLAYSTATION®Network service, you can view the world rankings and play information of players around the world.
 

duckroll

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So DMC4 will be the first multiplatform game to have achievements on both systems? :D
 

norinrad21

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Install
When the game starts for the first time, Devil May Cry 4 game data will be installed on the PLAYSTATION®3 Hard Disk Drive (HDD). You must install the Devil May Cry 4 game data to play the game. Only one copy of the Devil May Cry 4 game data can be installed to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). 4.8GB of free space is required to install the game data.
????????
 

Xater

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FYI they ay that there ar eno real optical differences but the PS3 version has more flockering shados and less anti aliasing.

Well guess I'm gonna get the 360 version now it's also 8€ cheaper. :D
 

Dave1988

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g35twinturbo said:
85...its okay right? I think it should be higher! I love DMC4 and it isn't even out yet.

For comparison: DMC3 SE got an 87/100 from them, and NGS got a 81/100.
 

PJX

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duckroll said:
So DMC4 will be the first multiplatform game to have achievements on both systems? :D
It's actually unlockables which the 360 version has also. It's not like achievements for the 360.
 

angelfly

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Orobi said:
Taken from the PS3 manual of DMC4:

Install
When the game starts for the first time, Devil May Cry 4 game data will be installed on the PLAYSTATION®3 Hard Disk Drive (HDD). You must install the Devil May Cry 4 game data to play the game. Only one copy of the Devil May Cry 4 game data can be installed to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). 4.8GB of free space is required to install the game data.

Into the options menu, you can enable the motion sensor:
Motion Sensor
With the Motion Sensor ON, turn the controller left and right to move the camera.
To quickly set the camera behind your character, shake the controller vigorously.

There are also intersting PSN features and "accomplishments":

At the Network menu, view player rankings divided according to diffi culty, as well as various accomplishments. By using the PLAYSTATION®Network service, you can view the world rankings and play information of players around the world.
Why would they make installing it a requirement? I want to bring it home and jump straight into the game without waiting 45min for it to install. Not a big deal but a bit annoying.

Also I really hope there's more than one way to turn the camera.
 

dralla

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So I HAVE to waste 5GB's to play it? looks like I'll be getting the treesitty version
 

Metalmurphy

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Orobi said:
Taken from the PS3 manual of DMC4:

Install
When the game starts for the first time, Devil May Cry 4 game data will be installed on the PLAYSTATION®3 Hard Disk Drive (HDD). You must install the Devil May Cry 4 game data to play the game. Only one copy of the Devil May Cry 4 game data can be installed to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). 4.8GB of free space is required to install the game data.
... I hate it when developers take the easier route when doing HDD caching...
 

Piper Az

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What is this installing business? Why is it necessary? Don't tell me it's the same for the 360 - HDD required game now? :lol
 

phalestine

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Dave1988 said:
For comparison: DMC3 SE got an 87/100 from them, and NGS got a 81/100.
thanks, I was just about to ask this.

I am sure if you liked the older dmc games this one will be just fine.
 

Xater

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Piper Az said:
What is this installing business? Why is it necessary? Don't tell me it's the same for the 360 - HDD required game now? :lol
No you don#t install the game on the 360. My gues is a 360 with HDD will use better chaching.
 

JdFoX187

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Five gigabytes is a lot of space to play a game. I wonder how many people who are beginning to fill up their HDDs, especially those who bought the 20 GB system at launch. I know it's easy to exchange the HDDs, but some people don't know how or don't want to. I just hope this doesn't become a standard. No loading times is great, but developers should at least give the option to run completely off the disc.
 

RavenFox

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Metalmurphy said:
... I hate it when developers take the easier route when doing HDD caching...
Please stop posting nonsense.

JdFoX187 said:
Five gigabytes is a lot of space to play a game. I wonder how many people who are beginning to fill up their HDDs, especially those who bought the 20 GB system at launch. I know it's easy to exchange the HDDs, but some people don't know how or don't want to. I just hope this doesn't become a standard. No loading times is great, but developers should at least give the option to run completely off the disc.
Upgrade your HDD. There very cheap and its not proprietary unlike the other the guy.
 

antiloop

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Metalmurphy said:
... I hate it when developers take the easier route when doing HDD caching...
That's good. That means they are making use of the standard HDD to it's full potential.
 

Totobeni

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Orobi said:
Taken from the PS3 manual of DMC4:

Install

Into the options menu, you can enable the motion sensor:
Motion Sensor
With the Motion Sensor ON, turn the controller left and right to move the camera.
To quickly set the camera behind your character, shake the controller vigorously.


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the hell ?? just for the camera ? :lol

hi Kobayashi go play some Folksoul/Folklore ( a game from your former master and Lord Okamoto sama ) the Devil Bringer with something like what is in folklore ( to shake and beat some enemy and sending them to walls or something , It would be optional ofcourse now that will be fun ).
 

Orobi

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dralla said:
So I HAVE to waste 5GB's to play it? looks like I'll be getting the treesitty version
:lol :lol :lol
Yes, don't waste HD space, please! Take it empty, don't use it and be happy :lol
 

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g35twinturbo said:
85...its okay right? I think it should be higher! I love DMC4 and it isn't even out yet.
How can you say that? Have you even played the game?

You're part of the problem. It's not like 85 is even close to a low score.

Kyoufu said:
How is it a waste when you're getting no load times?
What if you have a 40GB PS3? Only plan on playing 7 games? Messing about with uninstalling / reinstalling games you want to play? I bought consoles to get away from installing games.
 

sprocket

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Xater said:
No you don#t install the game on the 360. My gues is a 360 with HDD will use better chaching.
or none at all ala ME. Id rather install and have faster load times.
 

sinnergy

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Seems you have to install on PS3, no option not to install?

8.5 seems a bit low, not?
 

beelzebozo

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if that thirty minute install at first playtime is accurate, that's ludicrous. it's a console game for christ's sake. not even my big comfy couch can soothe the hurt