A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that DmC Devil May Cry deserves its "Mature" rating because of strong violence, blood, and gore; sexual themes and nudity; and very strong profanity. The lead character Dante can slice, dice, and shoot demonic enemies until they're in pieces. Slow-motion effects dramatize the action, too. Cut-scene sequences can also be violent.
What's it about?
DMC DEVIL MAY CRY marks the return of Capcom's iconic game character, Dante, a half-human, half-demon hero. But instead of the mystical worlds seen in previous games, this latest game -- considered a reboot of the 12 year-old franchise -- takes place in contemporary times, as Dante vows to avenge his family's destruction. Dante knows that he's not fully human, but has a deep hatred for demons that are not only responsible for the death of his family but continuously haunting Dante. With the help of his twin brother, Vergil -- the leader of the anti-establishment group dubbed The Order -- Dante aims to destroy every last demon plaguing the earth.
Is it any good?
Yes. While very mature in nature -- including plenty of violence and gore, sexual content, and strong profanity -- DmC Devil May Cry is a blast to play, especially for fans of the series. Despite the new setting and refreshed graphical look of the game, this latest installment retains the stylized action, fluid and acrobatic combat, and humor found in the best-selling series. Plus, the game offers more weapons and imaginative enemy types than previous games, excellent set design, and impressive voice acting that doesn't break the all-important immersion factor (as too many games do). DmC Devil May Cry is highly recommended for mature action fans in search of a gripping, visceral single-player adventure.
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- Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, reading
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, strategy
Self-Direction: set objectives, time management
- Price: $59.99
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: Capcom
- Release date: January 15, 2013
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Sports and Martial Arts, Adventures, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language
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