The Devil May Cry Collection contains the first three classic games of the series with new enhanced graphics and additional content. The popular hack and slash series was initially released by Capcom in 2001. Each of the games is single-player and follows the story of Dante, a mercenary who specializes in the paranormal.
While the game was initially going to be released as Resident Evil 4, Devil May Cry added many completely new creatures and styles. The plot of the first Devil May Cry was also very different than the failure survival horror series, as it involved demons, rather than infected people and animals. After the first game was developed, the plot became thicker with Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3 Dantes Awakening.
Players who are new to the series can start in chronological order, rather than release order with the Devil May Cry Collection. The plot starts with the prequel, Devil May Cry 3 Dantes Awakening when Dante first opens his demon-slaying shop. He battles with his identical twin brother, Vergil, who appears in later games, as well as Arkham, who wants to reopen the gates of the demon world. Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2 both involve Dante battling Mundus, king of the demon world.
Other than the amazing story, the Devil May Cry series is known for its superb graphics. The Devil May Cry Collection introduces the classic games with HD quality graphics. Also included is widescreen support and updated textures throughout the game. This makes the games seem much more lifelike, making it easier for a player to get lost in the game.
The Devil May Cry Collection also features new content, mostly in the form of new guns and melee weapons scattered throughout the three games. This helps to add more variety to the games with additional combo moves, upgrades, and skills. The upgrades are all organic to the story and there is still the option to continue using the traditional pair of pistols and sword Dante has at the beginning of each game. New goals have also been added throughout the game for players to earn various trophies.
The only downside to the collection is the inconvenience of a split when initially loading the collection. Once a game is loaded, it must be exited completely before a new game can be loaded. The inconvenience is minor in most situations, with the exception of Devil May Cry 2, which has two different campaigns for players to work through.
All in all, the game is pretty enjoyable. The inexpensive price tag for having all three games is very enticing. The Devil May Cry Collection brings these classic in one convenient disc. Updated HD quality graphics create an overall better presentation of one of the most iconic video games in history. Both new gamers and fans of the popular series will enjoy the new content introduced in the Devil May Cry Collection.