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GSY Review : Devil May Cry 5

GSY Review : Devil May Cry 5

The Devil May Cry series has not always been at its best over the years, with the disappointing DMC2 for example, but Devil May Cry 5 is decided to continue Capcom's successful streak of excellent releases after RE VII, Monster Hunter World and the recent RE2 remake. Is this new episode any good? Well, we hate to spoil our verdict so soon, but the quick answer is, hell yeah!


Let's not beat about the bush, if you like the genre, or better yet, the series itself, there is no way you can miss Devil May cry 5. The game looks good, it's very smooth and its content has everything you could wish for: varied gameplay mechanics with 3 distinct styles (Dante being the icing on the cake), a plot full of twists and revelations which allow the saga to move forward, colorful characters (oh Nico) and an excellent replay value with many difficulty modes to unlock. Sure, there are still a few minor flaws in the package, like the impossibility to switch between Nero's Devil Breakers, but you'd have to be particularly blasé to be finicky here. Better than all the previous titles in the series, DMC5 is one of the best beat'em ups out there, a true prince worthy of kings and queens like Ninja Gaiden Black and Bayonetta. Hats off Capcom!

On the plus side

+ Pretty and smooth, the RE Engine shines
+ Orgasmic and deep gameplay for Dante
+ 3 heroes and 3 radically different styles
+ Expect some numerous twists in the plot
+ Some cutscenes are just amazing
+ Nico and her Southern accent in English
+ Many bosses, some of which are dantesque
+ Solid level design overall

On the downside

- Loading times are too frequent
- Not being able to switch manually between Nero's Devil Breakers
- Having to wait until the middle of the adventure to play Dante
- The hellish noise of the PS4 Pro
- It's a nitpick but photo mode is pretty basic

Prologue #1 (4K/XB1X)
Prologue #2 (4K/XB1X)
Shop (4K/XB1X)
Sewers & Library (4K/XB1X)
Boss (4K/XB1X)
V for Vendetta (4K/XB1X)

All comments

Commented on 2019-03-07 10:50:25
after the amazing display that was RE2, and now with DMC V, RE is now my favourite engine.
one question though, are all the cut-scenes rendered in real-time?

thank you for the in-depth reviews and your ever so great coverage of the games we love, Gsyde.
Commented on 2019-03-07 11:18:14 In reply to HR2
Posted by HR2
one question though, are all the cut-scenes rendered in real-time?
Well i thought they were, but some of them might be actually pre-calculated. On my second playthrough, i realize that in one cinematic Nero wasn't wearing the Devil Breaker i was using. Not sure tho.
Commented on 2019-03-07 11:59:36
Only the bummer are loadings for me. luckily my Slim ps4 is whisper quiet.
Commented on 2019-03-07 12:14:42
We back!!! Only sad about no turbo mode. But we back still!!!! I can forget about the terrible month that was February 2019 lol(outside of Apex Legends). Can't wait to dig in. Making sure I get proper sleep so I can be wide awoke at midnight.;)
Commented on 2019-03-07 14:44:32
"+ Orgasmic and deep gameplay for Dante"

That's all I needed to hear. Devil May Cry 5, the game that gives the players orgasms. (Disclaimer: Only when playing as Dante!)

In all seriouness though, thanks a lot for the review, videos and images! It's really great to see someone who gets the game and genre review it, while it's nice to see a review of a first timer to the series, nothing beats the review of someone experienced with it.

It's really great to see DMC5 getting great reviews all around. MetaCritic scores: 91 (PC), 88 (XB1), 86 (PS4). Capcom's return to form is amazing, hopefully they use this new found juice of greatness on a new Onimusha, Dino Crisis, Dragon's Dogma 2, and pipe dream, Final Fight. A new Final Fight on the style of Devil May Cry, but focused on martial arts, wrestling and other fighting styles would be awesome if done properly.

Dragon's Dogma 2 is probably in the works since Capcom gave Hideaki Itsuno the choice to make either DMC5 or DD2, grateful he did DMC5, but now that he's free and DMC5's reviews are great, I'm sure Capcom trusts him enough to do a DD2 asap. I can't even imagine the crazy stuff he would implement on the gameplay of a new Dragon's Dogma, specially since it would come out for the PS5 and XB2/4. It just needs to allow both single player and up to 4 online co-op, a feature sorely missed from DD1.
Commented on 2019-03-07 14:51:03 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Devil May Cry 5, the game that gives the players orgasms. (Disclaimer: Only when playing as Dante!)
I'm a huge fan of all the possibilities that Dante delivers, but Nero and V have pretty decent gameplays too. Just a question of taste. ;)
Commented on 2019-03-07 14:54:39 In reply to guts_o
Of course. I meant as a joke. Like Dante gives "orgasms". XD
Commented on 2019-03-07 14:55:40 In reply to Sdarts
Big guns tend to do that.
Commented on 2019-03-07 14:59:08 In reply to Driftwood
So I was lied to all those times people said: "Size doesn't matter". Bastards!
Commented on 2019-03-07 16:57:24
*takes a sip on a glass of grape juice* Yes, my influence is spreading. This chat pleases me greatly. ^_Q
Commented on 2019-03-07 23:42:35
Ohhh dear gamersyde I love your delicious screenshots can't wait for division 2 and sekiro in 4k footages.
Commented on 2019-03-12 00:01:47
apparently, if your PC is too old and you don't have enough vram your game is gonna go dark and I mean DAAAARK. the engine tries to keep the fps above 30 even if it means you won't be able to see anything
Commented on 2019-03-12 11:31:08
xbox one x is much better with the noise control.

I think the 7200 PS4 Pro can also reduce the noise to certain level.

My 1070 laptop can't handle this, it's like playing with a jet engine

About the game
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Published by Capcom
  • Developed by Capcom
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available
  • Japanese release: Available

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  • Melmoth
    Melmoth only played the first area (after the prologue), and it's more openworld-ish than the other From games. very vertical , and wider play area. (1 Hour ago)
  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @asdfg: The first miniboss felt like something they put in there to tell soulspeople that "don't play it like it's souls". i got whooped seriously when i tried to dodge the guy,. (1 Hour ago)
  • asdfg
    asdfg @nostradamus: yeah they can be a real pain. Finally starting to get the hang of the parrying. Are you liking it so far nos? (3 Hours ago)
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    nostradamus @asdfg: beware cocks & monkeys. (5 Hours ago)
  • asdfg
    asdfg My brain is sometimes forgetting it's playing Sekiro and not Bloodborne... Loving it so far. (5 Hours ago)
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    Loakum Devil May Cry 5's Nico is such waifu material! (9 Hours ago)
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