FINAL DMC OPINIONS
DMC 3 > DmC > DMC 4 > DMC 1 >>>>>>>> Vergil’s Downfall >>>>>>>>> A piece of dog turd stuck to my boot >>>>> DMC 2
Vergil’s Downfall was really damn bad holy shit. The demon moveset is absolute trash (HOW DO YOU FUCK UP KILLER BEE), actually controlling Vergil feels like a challenge in and of itself because much of the DLC has small platform fights, and you can tell they did not have the time and money they wanted after you come across the angel lift points in the first mission PLACE BEFORE A BLUE BARRIER THAT MAKES THEM ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE. It has the same issue as the Dante missions in 4 when you come across enemies that are fun to fight as Dante that aren’t a good match with Vergil mechanically, but it’s much worse here and the solutions are slapdash. Still much better than DMC 2, but most things are.
I ended up liking DmC more than DMC 4 overall, surprisingly. I’m not knocking 4 because it is a fantastic game hat’s significantly more complex mechanics, but DmC feels way more complete - probably because it was. 4 was rushed in development due to Capcom wanting money and not wanting to wait while the team figured out the ridiculous PS3 insides, so you can see way more often the shortcuts taken. DmC doesn’t have this problem, and I appreciate that it tries to be a much more approachable game for non-series fans scared off by the technical complexity. I played on the hard difficulty and it felt like authentic DMC, even though all the inputs and moves were changed. Like, everything feels like it’s there for a reason, and once you start figuring out what you can do with your weapons and move set, and lot of fun opportunities start appearing, just like a proper DMC game (btw, I mained shotgun, the dumb hulk hands, and aqualia). I have more mixed thoughts on the narrative, but those thoughts are for a full course piece down the line.