No Salvation for the Wicked.
Since its reboot and release by Ninja Theory, fan of the Devil May Cry series were taken back with Dante’s new Emo look. Arguments regarding his look flooded DMC forums and Youtube videos. Now that the game has been out for a few months and the dust has settled, Ninja Theory has released the DLC titled Virgil’s Downfall.
Priced at 720 Microsoft Points on Xbox, $8.99 on PS3, fans and those interested finally get to play as Virgil instead of the emo-looking hero, Dante. You don’t have a shotgun or pistols at your disposal. Instead, you have Virgil’s swords which, to be honest, was something I preferred over Dante’s arsenal.
The DLC takes place after the fight between Virgil and Dante. Suffering from being stabbed by Dante, Virgil goes to purgatory where he battles images of his friends from the DMC game, including what looked like a comic book/holographic Dante. In DMC you were able to fight in a multitude of places; Limbo, the city, and skyscrapers. In Virgil’s Downfall, Virgil’s journey take place in purgatory and purgatory only.
I looked beyond the scenery. I was more interested following Virgil’s quest through purgatory since I only know Virgil’s background from Dante’s perspective. The DLC delves into his broken mind, exploring his lust for power and his need to prove that he’s not second to Dante, but better than Dante.
With animated black and white cut scenes, which reminded me of comic book stills, players should also expect new moves, new locations, and new and familiar enemies. I didn’t find the enemies to be a challenge. Even Hollow Virgil was easily beatable. However, after being Hollow Virgil, the DLC gets a lot interesting. Before Virgil felt feeble and rigid, but with Hollow Virgil at your disposal, his enemies become even weaker.
If you like Devil May Cry, didn’t mind playing the reboot, and you want to know what happens to Virgil after the fight with Dante, then I say this DLC is worth purchasing. There are no quick one liners, a almost naked Dante dressing himself while flying through the air. This DLC is all about Virgil and his hellish journey in which there is no reparation.