on 03-05-2012 08:26 PM
on 04-05-2012 07:21 AM
I'm enjoying it... enough to stop me platting FFXIII-2, lol...
Just like with the PS2, I'm enjoying DMC the first the most. It just has the right blend of personalities, setting, enemy design, combat pace, music etc. You can really feel the Resident Evil influence coming through. My only grizzles are the severe difficulty spike on the harder difficulties with the last few bosses, Vergil 3, Nightmare and Mundus... and it would be nice to be able to replay individual levels for a difficulty once you have beaten Mundus on that difficulty. S ranking all levels was really difficult when I did it in 2001, and I'm not sure I have the time and drive to do it now. Hopefully I will get through DMD though.
DMC2 is pants, just as it was ten years ago, but I will aim to finish both characters on Normal, just to do it.
DMC3 is fun, but I'm just not good at it. I prefer the slower, more methodical combat of the first, rather than the lightning reflexes, guard/dodge mastery and combos of the third. Besides, the characters and cutscenes are a tad OTT, lol...
I've read some pretty bad reviews for it, and sure, the lack of improvement with the menu screens, and the cutscenes are a bit ugly... but thats not unique for a HD Collection... the first God of War Collection looked terrible switching from gameplay to cutscene..
on 07-05-2012 02:36 PM
on 08-05-2012 08:18 PM
09-05-2012 06:20 AM - edited 09-05-2012 06:22 AM
DMC1 - Haven't played for a few nights, but I've beaten Griffon 1 on Hard, and have maxed the blue and purple orbs. (All secret missions done on first playthrough). Am using a guide to get every Untouchable and Holy Water I can for if I ever take on DMD... From a trophy point of view, I only have Hard, DMD and the enemy file one left... although the PS2 fanboy in me would love to get all S ranks on Normal again if I can find the time to practise...
DMC3 - Dante finished on Easy and half of Normal, although I've moved to Vergil now. Never really played him on the PS2... He's very strong and I can decimate enemies on Easy, but it's harder for me switching to boss fights after being used to Rebellion and air hike... Have all the blue orbs so far (finished Vergil 1) except for the first SSS adjudicator... uggh, I get so close at times cycling Vergil's moveset, but I really struggle to chain moves with him..
DMC2 - umm what?... can't remember when I last played. Dante has got up to the tanks, and Lucia has got up to... ummm... something...
on 09-05-2012 11:14 AM
on 11-05-2012 01:08 AM
DMC1 - Finished Hard mode.
My intention was to go through and use preferably no items (except yellow orbs for boss fight failures) to practice for DMD, and save all my Devil Stars, Holy Waters and Untouchables for DMD... but I ended up using a Holy Water on the two shadows during the last screen on the spooky trail mission where you follow the guiding light. I'm pretty good at fighting those things on Normal, I mean I have all the blue orb segments without using items, including the one right near the beginning of the game, but I hate when those things gang up on you on Hard or above, and you can't skip the ones in that fight.
Also ended up using a Holy Water at the end of Griffon 3 because we were both near dead and my step sons girlfriend kept talking to me and distracting me, and I'd already had several deaths. Even with invincible frames while dodging, that fight was harder for me than Nelo 3 and all the Nightmare fights. Speaking of which, they weren't too bad, only used yellow orbs for retry, and even though I thought I might need to use a Holy on the final red core of Nightmare 3, I got through that fight ok..
And then Mundus 1 and 2... uggh... hate him... I know I've managed those fights on Normal without damage 10 years ago because I S Ranked all of Normal on the PS2, but having two consecutive fights is a pain when he can take you out so easily... I think I ended up using 3 Devil Stars on Mundus 1 and 2 Untouchables on Mundus 2.
So back to Normal, for a speed run to pick up all the Devil Stars, Holys and Untouchables again... and as many Yellow Orbs as I can where the Blue Orbs once were, and I'll try and get as many S ranks as I can, although the main 3 items will take priority if it is a weigh up on the time factor for S rank.
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