Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the web site icon for a very quick summary.
Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the publications icons for a very quick summary.
Devil May Cry 4 (2008)
Nero, a young knight in the Order of the Sword – an organisation that protects the world from demons – is as shocked as anyone when the legendary Dante interrupts proceedings and shoots the head of the Order. Nero is dispatched to chase down Dante and bring him to justice but will quickly discover that he is just a pawn in a plot to open the gates of Hell.
Endlessly cool, fun and interesting action game whose only real apparent disappointment comes from a character switch partway through whereby you resume the role of series’ hero Dante. You really want to continue playing as new boy Nero because of his Devil Arm ability but it is good if a game leaves you wanting more. Amazingly, the same thing happens when the characters switch back again. You want to continue with Nero! There is unnecessary padding at the end with repeated boss battles but it’s a small complaint given the generous wonderfulness of the game as a whole. Capcom have also made the game entirely playable for anyone with the addition of a Human mode and a control mode where you don’t have to learn the combos but they have also left the spanking difficulty of higher modes intact. It’s a perfect balance and the same thing can be said for the entire game. Special mention for an oft-overlooked element of a game: the segue into and the (brilliantly playable) end credits.
This game contains bad language, Extended extreme fantasy violence, occasional graphic blade violence, occasional inferred strong gun violence
Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Capcom’s hack ‘n’ slash series leaps, guns blazing and sword-waving, onto Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with sparkly demos. The great news is that both versions are essentially identical. Both versions look, sound and play superbly.
The PS3 has a weensy edge in graphics thanks to some noticeable texture tizzing on the 360.
The 360 benefits from controller vibration (we don’t have DualShock 3 in the UK yet) and, disagreeably, a significantly lower price tag. As of 9 Feburary 2008, Games Tracker listed the 360 version at £28.99 and the PS3 at £34.99. (The price links in the previous sentence will take you to the current best UK price for Devil May Cry 4.)
Difficult to call. For some intangible reason the PS3 version feels better but, at this time, it is £6 more expensive. I’m going to ignore the price and go with my gut (and when you’ve got a gut the size of mine, you listen to it) and say that, while there’s essentially nothing in it, the PS3 version is better.
Devil May Cry (2001)
Devil Hunter Dante, half-human half-demon son of the legendary Sparda who rebelled against his underworld brethren to prevent them from taking over the earth, is called into action when underworld emporer Mundus decides to have another crack at human domination.
Classic, cool, fun (on Easy Auto mode at least) and important action videogame that became the template of subsequent third-person hack ‘n’ slash. What’s surprising is that, aside from the combat, Devil May Cry never quite makes the most of it’s innovations and design and it would take God of War and God of War II (which are carbon copies of this) to really show what should have been consistently accomplished here. Despite really spectacular graphics, sound, production design and combat Devil May Cry nearly lets greatness slip through it’s fingers but an absolutely storming climax (that spans the last four missions) dragged the rating from seven all the way up to nine.
This videogame contains extended extreme fantasy violence, gory and unpleasant scenes, extremely unpleasant scenes.
Available on PS2 (PS3 compatible).