Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition PS5 Hands-on Preview-Next Generation Vergil

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition-Vergil Counterattacks (Photo: Capcom)

Capcom’s highly acclaimed action-adventure is PS5 Xbox Series X, what exactly has changed?

In previous generations, we expected a significant portion of the new console games to consist of slightly improved versions of the current generation’s titles. That’s the way things have always worked, but in these more enlightened times, most publishers offer free game upgrades. Devil May Cry 5 is one of the few things that handles things differently, with all the expected graphical upgrades, plus a new special edition with substantial new features.

The special edition has been a staple of the Devil May Cry series since PlayStation 2 entry number 3. This turned a great game into a great game by rebalancing the gameplay and adding Dante’s twin brother Virgil as a playable character. Survival mode Bloody Palace, turbo mode, etc.

The original Devil May Cry 5 does not require the major readjustments that Devil May Cry 3 did, but all other elements are inspired by its first special edition. As a result, Vergil not only becomes a playable character, but also gets its own options from the main menu. This will allow him to play the entire story mode from his point of view, including new cutscenes and (owners of) new theme songs. For current generation versions, Vergil can be purchased as DLC).

As expected from the previous game, Vergil uses three main weapons: his Yamato Sword, Beowulf Gauntlet, and Long Range Mirage Edge. But what really makes Vergil different is his concentration gauge. Whenever he is stationary or walking slowly, he slowly fills up and is exhausted when struck. The higher the gauge, the more damage the sword will do, the more enemies the Mirage Edge can target at one time, and the more gauntlets you can charge.

Obviously, it’s aimed at already skilled players, but if you can get the most out of it and it’s a good reflection of Vergil’s personality, you’re very happy with it. He has many other tricks. His devil trigger uses only a sword, but creates a cloned character that repeats the original movement.

Vergil’s demon form has a unique movement and is activated by his sinful demon trigger that restores health. In addition, he has the unexpected ability to stab himself with his own sword so that he can use all summons of V. The only downside is that it takes a long time to get started. , It leaves you vulnerable.

Playing as Vergil is the last thing you want to do if you’re new to the series, but the fact that you can’t double-jump and the skills to deal with avoidance and blocking make him a very rewarding character. Much more annoying than a character. However, this is entirely by design. Vergil aims to be a new challenge for those who have already won the main game.

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All graphic options change from side to side, regardless of whether raytracing is turned on. This affects the frame rate and resolution. Therefore, it can be turned off completely. You will also have the opportunity to use the 120Hz refresh rate option if your TV supports it. Alternatively, you can turn it on and stick to 1080p for a smooth 60 fps, or emphasize the graphics for up to 4K. But 30fps.

Devil May Cry’s focus is on smoothness of action, which always recommends prioritizing 60fps (the difference at 120Hz is unnoticed by most people), but ray tracing looks great and has accurate reflections in the puddle. Appearing, glass, and other reflective surfaces that are likely to be common uses for next-generation technology.

Ray tracing is turned off by default in Legendary Leader Knight and Turbo modes. The former greatly increases the number of enemies on the screen at once. This is another little training for the new console. On the other hand, in turbo mode, the game is 20%.

There’s also Bloody Palace, a survival mode that was added as a free DLC last year, but it’s available in a special edition right from the start, but you’ll have to beat the main story mode first. This is another flagship of the series, capable of fighting 101 floors. Winning each floor gives you the chance to earn Nero’s health, time, and additional Devil Breaker bionic arms.

This is just a preview, so I can’t provide an overall recommendation yet, but the game certainly looks great on the PlayStation 5. Some people complained about the original bland background, as gameplay was always prioritized over graphic details. It doesn’t change the smooth frame rate, but the addition of raytracing (depending on what you consider most important) improves the experience.

It’s also cool to use DualSense adaptive triggers with Nero’s sword. It’s a bit reluctant to use, so it not only spins the throttle on the bike, but it looks and sounds the same.

The Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will be a launch game on both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X / S, and will almost certainly be the predecessor of the next-generation Devil May Cry 6. It’s probably still a while, during which Dante, Nero, and others didn’t look or play well.

Format: PlayStation 5 (previewed) and Xbox Series X / S
Price: £ 34.99
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Dates: November 10, 2020 (Xbox) and November 12, 2020 (PS5)
Age rating: 18

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