DmC Devil may Cry: Vergil’s Downfall Review
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DmC Devil may Cry: Vergil’s Downfall Box Art
System: PS3*, Xbox 360
Dev: Ninja Theory
Pub: Capcom
Release: March 5, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language

This is easily the coolest part of the DLC. What Vergil lacks in diversity he makes up for in sheer style. You’ll string together quick Iaido strikes with slow punishing blows. You’ll ensnare your opponents in a forest of swords and then cause the ground to quake and explode, blowing them all up. Vergil’s combos have ten times the style as Dante’s, because he isn’t awkwardly switching weapons out in the middle. And yes, you do get to use all the attacks that Vergil used against you in the final boss fight, as well as some iconic Vergil moves from Devil May Cry’s past, like Spiral Swords.

DmC Devil may Cry: Vergil’s Downfall Screenshot

The only place where Vergil’s gameplay suffers is in his ranged capabilities. Since he isn’t the type to use guns, he instead fires sword projectiles at his enemies. While they work just fine in combat, they are kind of lame in the platforming department. His blue angelic projectile teleports him to where it lands, while his red demonic projectile teleports his target toward him. Sure, they have a different flavor, but they don’t really act any differently from Dante’s whips. His neutral projectile can cause hidden platforms to appear, which is pretty cool, but overall, his projectiles feel like the weakest part of his battle design.

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Vergil’s Downfall has some noticeable problems. It’s short (only three to five hours), it feels highly reused, and it’s a huge departure from the tone of DmC. However, the tragic story of Vergil and the comic-book way it is told, as well as the ability to play as Vergil himself, make these few short chapters more than worth getting. This content may not be quite as good as the original game, but it’s a must-have for any fan of the Devil May Cry series.

By
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: March 5, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
The DmC graphics engine is still impressive, but it’s used to show us repetitive levels that start to wear on you by the end of the game.
4.2
Control
Vergil controls like a katana swinging dream. Slice those enemies up!
3.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Vergil is the primary voice actor here, and while he was decent in DmC he wasn’t the best. The sound design is still superb as ever though.
4.5
Play Value
Despite all its flaws, Vergil’s Downfall is still incredibly fun.
4.0
Overall Rating - Great
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Play as Dante’s brother Vergil.
  • Uncover the story of Vergil’s death and resurrection.
  • 6 new missions to play.


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