Devil May Cry 5 Review - It's A Jackpot

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Devil May Cry 5 Review - It's A Jackpot

As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you. This is "old school" Devil May Cry, a simplistic network of hallways and arenas where you humiliate demons with absurd weaponry as a thumping battle theme fuels the bliss of every well-executed combo. DMC5 marks a return to the previous series continuity, and everything you remember about how those games played has been resurrected and improved. It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence.

The majority of your time in DMC5 is spent killing demons. With an array of melee and projectile attacks, you inflict complex combo strings while performing split-second dodges to evade incoming attacks. An in-game ranking system continually judges your style, encouraging you to better your performance. Protagonists Nero, Dante, and newcomer V each offer their own unique playstyles that makes the simple objective of clearing rooms of enemies continually exhilarating. Combat is where the game most expresses itself, showcasing the nuances of its mechanical depth in a variety of creative ways.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Might Have From Software's Most Punishing Take On Death

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Might Have From Software's Most Punishing Take On Death

The Shinobi known as the Wolf, the protagonist of From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is at a serious disadvantage. As he ventures through the hostile territory of the grounds of the castle where his master, the young Divine Heir, is being held prisoner, he constantly faces overwhelming odds and foes as deadly as any found in the Dark Souls games. Combat is difficult and punishing--and death comes frequently.

Players' relationship with death has been central to many of From Software's games, from Demon's Souls and Dark Souls to Bloodborne. In those games, death carries a massive penalty, costing you your ability to strengthen your character, and causing every decision in combat to become one of risk versus reward. Should you fight that enemy that could kill you to gain a massive payday in power-increasing souls, or avoid the gamble? Should you press the attack for a risky win, or stay conservative and wait for a better opening but prolonging the fight inviting potential disaster?

Devil May Cry 5 Review - Comeback Album

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Devil May Cry 5 Review - Comeback Album

As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you. This is "old school" Devil May Cry, a simplistic network of hallways and arenas where you humiliate demons with absurd weaponry as a thumping battle theme fuels the bliss of every well-executed combo. DMC5 marks a return to the previous series continuity, and everything you remember about how those games played has been resurrected and improved. It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence.

The majority of your time in DMC5 is spent killing demons. With an array of melee and projectile attacks, you inflict complex combo strings while performing split-second dodges to evade incoming attacks. An in-game ranking system continually judges your style, encouraging you to better your performance. Protagonists Nero, Dante, and newcomer V each offer their own unique playstyles that makes the simple objective of clearing rooms of enemies continually exhilarating. Combat is where the game most expresses itself, showcasing the nuances of its mechanical depth in a variety of creative ways.

Mortal Kombat 11 Story Trailer Debuts Returning Characters

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Mortal Kombat 11 has already featured a ton of recognizable faces from the breadth of the entire series, and more returning characters have appeared. Erron Black, Cassie Cage, and Jacqui Briggs--all characters who made their first appearances in Mortal Kombat X--feature prominently in a new story trailer and have been confirmed as playable fighters.

The trailer focuses on Kronika and her attempts to fix the rift being caused by Raiden by drawing together multiple realities in order to reset the timeline. That brings in some recognizable characters we know from the series like Johnny Cage, along with newer additions that just appeared for the first time in the last game. The trailer shows each of the newly announced characters in story sequences, as well as brief snippets of what would appear to be their fatalities.

Cassie Cage is the daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage, while Jacqui Briggs is the daughter of Jax. Erron Black is an Outworld gunslinger and mercenary. Cassie will be shown in more detail during the Kombat Kast on March 6 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. For now you can watch the story trailer above.

March Xbox One Game Pass Includes Just Cause 4, Fallout 4

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Microsoft has announced another handful of games coming to Xbox Game Pass throughout the first half of March. You can prepare for spring by hoarding up the latest in an open-world action franchise, racing across the finish line, building a super-team, and exploring the wasteland.

The first two games, Just Cause 4 and Lego Batman 2, are coming on March 6. Just Cause 4 is the most recent release on the list, having just come out in December. It's the latest in the series starring professional dictator-overthrower Rico Rodriguez, letting you cause wanton destruction amid new extreme weather events like snowstorms and tornadoes. Lego Batman 2 brings back the Dark Knight alongside a host of other famous DC crimefighters to save Gotham City from the blocky schemes of Lex Luthor and the Joker.

Then on March 14, the service will add F1 2018 and Fallout 4. F1 is the official game of the globally popular racing series, and features media interviews and other events to help shape your reputation as a racer. It also brings the French and German Grand Prix back to the racing calendar. Fallout 4 is the latest traditional installment in the RPG series, sending you out on a quest among the wastes to locate your missing son.

Xbox One: March's New Game Pass Titles Include Just Cause 4, Fallout 4

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Microsoft has announced another handful of games coming to Xbox Game Pass throughout the first half of March. You can prepare for spring by hoarding up the latest in an open-world action franchise, racing across the finish line, building a super-team, and exploring the wasteland.

The first two games, Just Cause 4 and Lego Batman 2, are coming on March 6. Just Cause 4 is the most recent release on the list, having just come out in December. It's the latest in the series starring professional dictator-overthrower Rico Rodriguez, letting you cause wanton destruction amid new extreme weather events like snowstorms and tornadoes. Lego Batman 2 brings back the Dark Knight alongside a host of other famous DC crimefighters to save Gotham City from the blocky schemes of Lex Luthor and the Joker.

Then on March 14, the service will add F1 2018 and Fallout 4. F1 is the official game of the globally popular racing series, and features media interviews and other events to help shape your reputation as a racer. It also brings the French and German Grand Prix back to the racing calendar. Fallout 4 is the latest traditional installment in the RPG series, sending you out on a quest among the wastes to locate your missing son.