DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Great but very violent action game has sex, strong language.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

For 15+

This is a very good game with a good plot. The definitive edition cuts out some unnecessary nudity compared to the original. moderate suggestive themes and moderate gore.
age 18+

Great game mechanics oversaturated with gross out sex and gore.

I hated the original DMC, but came around when Devil May Cry 2 came out, then 3, then 4 was HD but not quite as good and more repetative. OK. The controls are tight as ever with the familiar frantic hack and slash gameplay, which hasn't changed a ton, but has some new toys that become easy to get a handle on. There IS a 'use the right color weapon' mechanic that is gleened from cheesier games and make certain segements a tedious 'color match' fight,but it doesn't ruin it, just bogs down the experience for a minute making you want to just 'get through it'. The bosses are huge and on par with the series and definitely a highlight and the henchmen critters are satisfying to dispatch on a regular basis minus an annoying one or 2. You have scythes, swords, guns and Hulk Hand fists to punch with making it diverse but often pigeon holed to using certain items. The BIG downer is this is STRICTLY not for younger players. I hate this about the game but it is extremely gross. One section has a demon come from his mothers youknowwhat while still attached. These moments are not persistant, but do leave a stain and a memory that anyone playing will most likely never shake, and to marketting, that's probably the idea. It seems like a waste to take a great game and narrow it down to an audience willing to put up with grotesqueries in order to play. Perhaps it would be wise for them to cut 5 minutes out of the game for an optional PG 13 version, but that's not likely to ever happen. And although the hyper sexed game Bayonetta is extremely exploitative and borrows many of DMCs ideas, THIS game is the worst in the genre and in the series by far.

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