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Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« on: February 14, 2005, 12:46:20 PM »

I'm a DMC junkie.  I played it for 60 hours, beat it on every difficulty and kept coming back for more.  Despite some flaws like a total lack of camera control, the game was incredibly fun to play if you gave yourself up to it.

DMC2 sucked so hard, I didn't waste my time.

DMC3 comes out March 1 and so far it looks like the redemption of the series.  Ign has a review of the preview build and I'm getting psyched.

The main points that have me the most excited are:

1.  Difficulty -  DMC was very challenging, but rewarded persistence.  DMC2 was criticized for being unbelievably easy.  DMC3 seems to bring back the pain.  Being a fan of pain, or as some call it "Ninja Gaiden", this has me excited.  Fortunately it has two different easy modes to cater to those who want to experience the game, but with less dying (why would anyone want to do that??).  Easy mode is where newcomers to the series should start, and according to the article, normal mode is truly painful.  Easy automatic is a mode that you can choose that not only has the easy difficultly setting but also simplifies the combo system so that you can pull off sick combos with less button presses.  I won't be using it, but its nice to know its there.

2.  Camera - After getting used to DMC's camera, you could enjoy the game immensely, but if you couldn't get past the fixed angles and the changing views as you moved about the rooms, it probably made you write off the game.  Although DMC3 has a similar system (with some flaws) it has made some changes to make the experience easier on the player:

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To help things out, the camera system has been given the ability to move around with the right analog stick and by tapping the R3 button it's possible to point the camera in the direction that Dante is facing. With the fast action involved in the fighting the camera movement is still a little slow and is generally best for fine-tuning the view. The real trick is the R3 button use for jerking the view around in a 180 so that the hidden mobs behind Dante come into full view. When locking onto one enemy with the R1 button the camera does a decent job of keeping that enemy in view. When the enemy is completely off-screen, however, the camera still requires an R3 nudge to get there.
 

You can read the whole story here:

http://ps2.ign.com/articles/587/587161p1.html

So there you have it.  I'm probably going to buy this the day it comes out regardless of the reviews because I really WANT it to be good.  I'll be posting my thoughts on it as soon as I play, but in the mean time, what do the rest of you think??

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 12:14:43 PM »

I rented the first DMC a long time ago, and I don't remember if I finished it or not.   ???
I should find it somewhere cheap and play through it again.  Never even tried the DMC 2 due to the stellar reviews. 

I'm sure I'll at least rent this one, if not purchase it as long as it doesn't suck.
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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2005, 03:16:18 PM »

The new GameInformer magazine has reviewed DMC3 and they gave it a 9!  There's good news and bad news for gamers here: 


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The good news is....DMC3 rises from the ashes of the series' sophomore slump with a vengeance that cannot be ignored.  The bad news is that it seems pretty angry.  Offering improvements that add a brand new dimension to the combo-driven demon meat carving, this title takes the concept of a hardcore action experience and contorts it into a humiliating position before administering a handgun enema.

DMC3 is, without a doubt, the most difficult game I have played this generation.  Yes it's even harder than Ninja Gaiden (pre Hurricane pack).

I can hear Allen and Bryan writing off this game from here.

I'm delighted with this news, but then again, I'm into pain.  The following quote had me salivating:

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Of all the new tools at Dante's disposal, the ability to switch armaments at the press of a button does the most to add new depth to the battles.  Given the versatility of each weapon, I was frequently impressed by my own overwhelming awesomeness as I effortlessly switched swords mid-air and seemlessly kept the combo going with a barrage of new attacks.  The game masterfully blends form and function to create situations that look incredibly stylish and complex while keeping players intently focused on the frantic action at hand.

I'd like to remind anyone who gets scared off by the difficulty thing, as well as the comparison to Ninja Gaiden, that the game has an easy difficulty and an easy automatic difficulty which should allow you to experience the game with less dying.

This cements my decision to buy DMC3 on release day.

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2005, 12:35:39 PM »

IGN gives DMC3 a 9.6!!! [/color]

More talk of how hard it is, yada yada yada.  Looks like the reviewer really likes the new camera though. 

I'm waiting till I finish POP:WW before I buy this.  Maybe by then, enough people will have played it that I can have a generous selection of faqs to get hints from.

I'll probably start on easy then move through normal, hard and dante must die difficulties in order.  Beating the game on DMD difficulty unlocks Super Dante as a character (Unlimited devil mode) as well as a secret difficulty setting called "Heaven or Hell" where all characters (Including Dante) die with one hit!  Holy shit! :o

The guy at IGN said that this game is the best PS2 game Capcom has ever made, so I'm pretty psyched.

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2005, 01:04:29 PM »

Reading that just makes me want to play this even more.  I still have to finish Oddworld, play RE4 and get some more online time in with Project snowblind.  I know I should wait for a price drop, but I get paid on friday and just might cave....
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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2005, 01:59:59 PM »

I'm writing this game off - too hard.
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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005, 06:04:44 PM »

Picked this up today, along with the guide.  I used a giftcard left over from christmas.  I'll post some impressions once the bleeding stops.

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2005, 08:13:00 AM »

I beat the first two missions last night without much trouble at all.  As a matter of fact, I beat the first boss and only got hit once!  That Greg Kasavin is a pussy. 

I died a couple of times in chapter 3 at the boss battle, which finally unlocked easy mode.  To tell you the truth, I'd probably continue through on normal mode if I wasn't planning on beating the game on every difficulty level.  I'll probably need the extra $$ and items on future play throughs so I'm gonna start over on easy mode tonight.

The game plays great so far and is exactly what I'd hoped it would be.








This thread is starting to look like Bryan's old Madden PS2 thread....

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2005, 02:07:19 PM »

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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2005, 03:11:40 PM »

Nice!
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Re: Devil May Cry 3 - Preview and discussion
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2005, 09:31:16 PM »

I got this on the way home today.  I can't wait to try Ultimate Fucking Pussy Mode.  Have you unlocked it yet Jeff?
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