So I finished Devil May Cry 5 in one sitting. One glorious, quip-happy, gunsmoke and sword-flailing, 10-ish hour sitting.
I watched the credits roll, I came down SLIGHTLY from the high, and then I jumped straight back in to do it all again on a higher difficulty. Up front I’ll say I’m a huge, HUGE DMC fan, and if that runtime sounds a tad short to the rest of you given the current climate of triple-A “play this forever” open-world-a-thons, know that I’ve lived on and loved this series since moment one. DMC 5’s runtime is right next to DMC 3 and 4 - it’s a perfect length considering the incredible amount of detail that’s packed in here, and something that doesn’t overstay its welcome one bit.
There’s some stuff in here; some utterly off the wall, anime-ass “just go with it”-type madness, that 1. Could only be done justice in video games, and 2. Had me grinning like a MADMAN.
I’ll give you a taste:
Right at the beginning, Nero rocks up to a fight and says, “Anyone got any marshmallows? Coz I’m bringing the fire!”
That alone, MIGHT tell you all you need to know, but let's break everything down.