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This is the Mega Man X7 of the Devil May Cry franchise.

Devil May Cry 2 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2003. The game is a sequel to Devil May Cry.

Why it sucks

  1. Dante´s personality was completely changed, now he is just a Introvert, unlike his silly, childish, immature and trash-talking attitude all fans love.
  2. Lucia, a new playable character is as lame as it gets
  3. Boring and uninspired boss battles (you don't just fight demons, you fight possessed choppers, tanks, etc.)
  4. Dante´s cockiness was also considerably toned down as well, and he rarely speaks during the game and is more serious, its worth mentioning that Dante does have his serious moments, he did have a lot of comidiy added to him.
  5. Uninteresting plot
  6. Bad controls and camera
  7. Boring and repetitive combat
  8. Recycled weapons from the first game
  9. The underwater controls are a pain
  10. The game's antagonist is bland, his motives are stupid and he looks like a porn film director
  11. Bland, boring and lifeless environments and locations
  12. Very easy difficulty (which displeased fans from the first game´s mildly high difficulty)
  13. Almost no secrets and unlockables
  14. Awful sword combat, barely any moves, awkward and pointless since the guns are extremely overpowered
  15. Huge enviroments which just makes getting from point a to point b a massive pain in contrast to the small enviroments of the original game and it's sequels
  16. All the close combat weapons are the same

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Nice graphics.
  2. Good soundtrack.
  3. The idea of bosses getting bars of health instread of having one completed health bar
  4. Some of the bosses like argosax, bolverk and furiataurus are decent and could work in a better game.
  5. Dante's design and his demon form look amazing.
  6. The characters' unlockable outfit were licensed by an Italian clothing brand Diesel.
  7. It introduced the bloody palace which became a standard mode for the later 2 games.
  8. The idea of a second playable character was better implemented in the sequels with Vergil and Nero.

Reception

Devil May Cry 2 received mixed to negative reviews from both critics and fans alike. The game has been criticized for a variety of development decisions, which made the game considerably different from its predecessor; chief among these decisions was the lowered difficulty and Dante´s new boring and more mature personality.

Videos

Devil May Cry 2 Review (PS3)

Devil May Cry 2 Review (PS3)

Classic Game Room - DEVIL MAY CRY 2 review

Classic Game Room - DEVIL MAY CRY 2 review

CGRundertow DEVIL MAY CRY 2 for PlayStation 2 Video Game Review

CGRundertow DEVIL MAY CRY 2 for PlayStation 2 Video Game Review