| Game Title: Devil May Cry 2 |
Platform: Playstation 2
Release Date: 28/01/2003 United States, Europe, 03/28/2003
Official site: http://www.capcom.com
Capcom firm has long been famous for their special passion for producing the light of all of its sequels just a little bit serious projects. Game series this company fatter with a terrible speed, and a couple - three years, grown to an impressive size. If we remember those "fat" game series, as Megamen and Street Fighter, then Square with its eleven (not including branches from the main line of games), "fantasies" just resting. Recently, however, Sapcom some slow down, focus, apparently, the mental effort on the lookout for new ideas.
Can not be said about the diversity of techniques and combo series: here the second part passes its predecessor on all counts. Now Dante can perform almost the fusion triple jumps, run on walls, pull back and fabricate other tricks that are inaccessible to ordinary mortals. A dogfight was generally a constant element of gameplay. Of course, remained a possibility of turning into a demon (Devil Trigger): After completing the relevant scales can take non-human face and show everyone gruel. It looks very impressive. Much steeper than in DMS.Although the system "dzhaglingov" suffered badly: juggle apostates are now much more difficult.
Preserved and the system upgrade weapons and purchase of new techniques and different useful objects. To currency - the same red Orbs in abundance scattered throughout the stages and gangster, extorting money from the enemies. In addition to them there were the so-called Heart (Hearts), giving the possibility of using the special charms to get hold of very very cool abilities. Total number of hearts in the game hidden away in September, and if you collect them all, the hero becomes a truly unbeatable. All the more so compared to the first part of the difficulty of the game has fallen sharply. Either Capcom pushed this way angry gamers, or something else is not specified, but facts are facts - the usual enemies die meekly packs, bosses are dying the same way.
As for the music, the heavy metal during the battle, turning into an elegant orchestral music gothic style to accompany a calm, rather complements the gameplay. Sounds as ringing of swords, pistols and whistles Babakhanov missiles to some extent surpass Ryki, squeaks and howls of enemies, but, in general, if we exclude such a trifle as several unnatural voice voice actor, the scale of the game quite harmonious and artistic.
So what we have in the end? Very good exciting game in itself, while very weak sequel, not lived up to his expectations. If it was not a great Devil May Cry, then DMC2 hardly would have been under fire. In essence, Capcom could not even repeat what was in the first part, let alone an improvement. Unlike Onimusha and Onimusha 2, where progress is so strong that simply amazed, DMC 2 does not become worthy of the original. I'm afraid those who have played in the first part will be pretty disappointed, but who began his acquaintance with Dante in DMC2, receive unforgettable impressions.