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Devil May Cry 4

I personally find there are things in life that can be amazing if approached from the right angle. In the case of Devil May Cry 4, the right angle would be; It really can't be taken seriously, so you can laugh to yourself while you rev your sword like a motorcycle. Vroom Vroom.

When I think of 2 hours worth of cut scenes, cheesy dialog, and manly men trying to prove how manly they really are – I would immediately think of Metal Gear Solid, and the la-le-lu-le-lo. This time, however, I've been playing the fully interactive Anime of Devil May Cry, complete with Vash the Stampede voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch as the dashing lead smart-ass, Nero.

With this being similar to just about any Anime-styled game, there is an aspect of exaggeration, especially in the sword department. Nero's sword, the Red Queen is unique not just by exaggerated size – this sword also has a “fuel injection system,” and Nero will turn the handle quickly to give it a revving boost. If other Anime characters are compensating for size, he's compensating for performance as well.

Rev my sword baby, do it.

Aside from the revving sword, Nero also has an added demon power that is his right arm. This power will have what looks like a spirit of Nero's hand leave his body to grab objects, enemies, or even propel him across areas in some cases. Something like “Go-Go-Gadget Spirit-Grappling-Hook-Hand!” Aside from the ability to grab, you also absorb powers, and even the Yamoto sword into the Devil Bringer hand. Eventually you'll even unlock Nero's full demon power, making him a lot of fun to throw at any enemy – or throw any enemy, as the voice acted response to slamming something into the ground is: “SLAM DUNK!”

And otherwise carry over the “Lets rock, baby” feel of the original. Even the pause menu gives you a taste of the over-the-top metal music, completing the general package.

To sum up; if you like obnoxious cheesiness and appreciated the original, this game is definitely worth picking up since the price drop, if for no other reason than to rev your sword at some random enemies.

Now imagine me, only saying “vroom vroom” any time I do anything.
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About ShadokatRegnone of us since 11:16 PM on 12.06.2007

A 27 year old student, Katrina enjoys her writing, yet acknowledges it could be better. She spends most of her time looking for something to write about. She misses the Destructoid crew, but admits her other writing obligations keep her quite occupied. She'll keep an eye on the Monthly Musings, since those are always worth her time.

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