A continuation of adventures of Dante – a half-demon and evil suppressor. Devil May Cry 2 for PS2 is composed of two games in one.
Apart from the white-haired hero’s story, there is also a full-fledged adventure concerning a warrior named Lucia, who also tries to save the world. Of course, fates of the two will interweave as they both follow the diabolic businessman Arius. Finally, they come across a mystery of ancient relics that evil forces can use to conquer the world.
Gameplay remains practically unchanged and still centres on fighting with hordes of creatures. There is a wider variety of them if compared to the first Devil May Cry. The game features a shift from the gothic and chamber style of the first part to a new scenery: modern city with skyscrapers and mazes of streets. Because of this change, many fights can be avoided by simply running away from the hordes of monsters in big, open areas.
Dante and Lucia are designed so as to supplement each other’s differences – he is strong but slow, she is fast and agile, yet weaker. Their missions are short – each takes 4-5 hours – and quite similar. Both take place in industrial surroundings, while some of Lucia’s adventures happen underwater.
The only weapon the heroine can use there is a crossbow with a pack of bombs. However, the huntress primarily uses melee weapons – a pair of hand blades and throwing daggers. Dante has, of course, his humongous sword and the inseparable guns – white, called Ivory, and black, called Ebony. He can also use new types of weapons, i.e. a devilish shotgun and a rocket launcher.
Both heroes have the power of transforming into demons. It gives them new powers (e.g. flying) and attacks, and due to their intensified strength and defence, they can eliminate enemies and brutal bosses even more effectively. Similarly to the first instalment, heroes and items can be developed by orbs. Devil May Cry 2 published on PS2 introduces a broken amulet – each of nine hidden fragments enhances abilities of the demon forms of the two warriors.
The game grants some bonuses after finishing it, like additional outfits for Dante and Lucia and more difficult game modes.
Sony PlayStation 2
Uses: memory card 8 MB