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These HD collections are a bitch to review. First you've got two, sometimes three, games to play. Then, if each game sucks, you're loaded up with terrible things to say. More often than not, these collections are budget-priced so you have to take that into consideration. Thankfully, the Devil May Cry HD Collection has been a good game sandwich, offering up Devil May Cry 1's castle and Devil May Cry 3's absurdity with Devil May Cry 2's... bland experience. It's like the best bread you've ever had... with watery hummus in the middle. As an introduction to Dante, Devil May Cry offers more thoughtful pacing and plenty of style. Devil May Cry 2 took a nosedive on the style, plodding the plot along with stuff I don't care about. Devil May Cry 3, though, made up for Devil May Cry 4's horrible showing, my only previous Devil May Cry experience. It's easy to see where new blockbusters, like Bayonetta and God of War, got their chops from. Hideki Kamiya's series laid a ton of groundwork for modern action games with these PS2 classics, so if you haven't played any of them, this HD Collection is a no-brainer. In fact, the only thing that gets in the way of my instant recommendation is the lazy job done in bringing these titles into the HD generation.
Dante must realize he's inside a video game. His world is an urban wasteland beset at all times by demonic creatures, yet all he does is laugh. Surrounded by such madness, most would live in fear. But not Dante; his only concerns are weapons, women, and the occasional slice of pizza. The world is just one big joke to him. The Devil May Cry HD Collection packages Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition all on one disk. It's light on extras, but perhaps that was to make room for Dante's ego. The high-definition visuals look good, but they're not as striking as other HD collections. This is due, in part, to the spartan design of many enemies and levels. There are a lot of gray walls, brown floors, brown walls, and gray floors. Most enemies are designed to be distinct and disposable, with no frills save for the attack effects from Dante's arsenal. Now, do not mistake "spartan" for "bad." This design choice helps place the stylish demon hunter and his friends in the spotlight where they belong. It's just that a concrete wall can only look so nice. Consistently flat lighting, a carryover of PlayStation 2 technology, doesn't do the setting any favors either. However, the few, though significant, blemishes are the menus and certain cinematic scenes.
If you ask me, few games exemplify the PS2-era better than Capcom's Devil May Cry series. That savvy mix of smooth moves and fast action represents much of what I used to idealise in games back at the turn of the millennium, a peculiar time in history when the FPS hadn't yet managed to dominate the console market.Few games represent Capcom better than Devil May Cry, too. Despite some extreme peaks and troughs in terms of quality, Devil May Cry has undeniably become one of the publisher's strongest brands, though its complete inability to find a home on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (Devil May Cry 4 is rubbish and does not count) ensures the series is currently sitting anxiously on Capcom's reserve bench. We'll have to see if Ninja Theory's reboot manages to capture some of the series' spirit later in 2012, but playing through the original games for the first time in years has reminded me why it remains cherished by many.On this HD-ified DVD is all three of the Devil May Cry games originally released for PlayStation 2, including both Dante and Lucia disks for Devil May Cry 2 and the Special Edition version of Devil May Cry 3. There's also a bonus cache of various bits of concept art and so on and so on, which is a nice little trinket for the back of the box but pretty much entirely useless.
Fans of any video game franchise often debate which installments are the best. Distilling the various opinions on series like Final Fantasy and Zelda down to a consensus is practically impossible. When it comes to Devil May Cry, the argument usually involves Devil May Cry 1 or 3 reigning supreme, but with a twist: No one ever disagrees about which entry is the worst. In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Capcom allows gamers to sample all three of Dante's PS2 adventures, and in doing so, experience the opposite ends of DMC's quality spectrum. Like the many preceding HD collections, the DMC compilation transforms the original last-gen titles into sharper, smoother, and prettier incarnations. Don't expect any frills or special bonuses; the collection contains Devil May Cry 1, 2, and 3 (plus some minor extras). While the in-game action looks better than ever, the whole package feels rough around the edges. Cutscenes and menus did not receive a total visual overhaul, so it's jarring when the combo-driven combat stops and you find yourself looking at a blurry upgrade screen or dialogue sequence. Considering the age of the games, I'm sure technical reasons are behind the discrepancy, but the effect was more drastic and distracting here than in other HD collections.
The Devil May Cry series set a bold precedent for action games in the early 2000s. Each of the first three games created challenging, stylish, and intense experiences, forcing players to learn combat, special moves, and evasion to survive. Now, Capcom and Pipeworks have brought the three original games together and packaged them into an HD collection. After battling through roughly half of each game in the set, certain elements gained clarity. The collection delivers all the great content of the originals, but it feels aged by the frustrating camera and lack of consistency in their HD upgrades. The Devil May Cry HD Collection includes Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening for the reasonable price of $40. The content remains true to the originals, making the graphical updates a key addition. Also, this is the first time these titles are available to Xbox gamers. The games follow Dante, the demon slaying son of an infamous demon named Sparda. Through the three games, Dante meets a cast of eclectic characters and winds deeper and deeper into the split world between hell and earth.
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