Devil May Cry HD Collection

There are rumors running around that Dante is due for a sequel in Devil May Cry 5. There are speculations that this game will be announced later this year, so I think Capcom doesn’t want us to forget the roots of the franchise. With Devil May Cry HD Collection the publisher wants to remind the old players and introduce the new generation to the PS2 trilogy that helped forge a new breed of action games.

Unlike other brawler genres like action platformers and hack & slash games, Devil May Cry focused more on making players chain different combat combos. The popularity of this genre and the game itself gave birth to such iconic game series like God of War, Bayonetta, and the modern Ninja Gaiden games.

What’s the Game About?

Devil May Cry HD CollectionFor those that are new to the franchise, the Devil May Cry series is like an action movie. It contains lots of violence, fantastical action and limitless one-liners from its charismatic and colorful protagonist.

The game follows the adventures of Dante, a mercenary who has supernatural powers because of his half human and half demon origin. The game makes a lot of allusions to Dante Alighieri’s Devine Comedy, but the story in these games lacks substance and is mainly comprised of extreme action scenes and set-pieces that serve as a vehicle to move the story from one enemy to the other.

What’s new?

This Devil May Cry HD Collection does not contain fourth part of the franchise or the DmC reboot. The collection features the first three parts of the game franchise, included in the last-gen collection. This version is a current-gen port of a 6-year-game, that features a resolution change from 720p to 1080p but it still harbors the same issues from the last HD collection.The menu of the games is still in the 4: 3 aspects, and this was not changed since the last version was released.  Many CG cutscenes are displayed in 4:3 with original resolution, creating an unbalanced effect when it transitions from 1080p this makes the image appear hazy on modern screens.

My Recommendation

If you are new to the series than you should definitely buy the game, you will not regret the investment. This is a great way to get yourself acquainted with Dante before the new game comes out. On the other hand, if you are a fan of the series then you should play through it again. The graphics are a bit better, and the game is adapted to modern playing consoles, so you will have plenty of fun. Just don’t expect a complete remake of the game with cool new features, because you will be disappointed.