Watch This Guy Laugh In The Face Of DmC's Highest Difficulty

Insert obligatory opening sentence about how some people are upset about how DmC is easier than its predecessors. And, sure, that may well be the case — I'm no Devil May Cry expert, and I also haven't tried DmC on anything beyond its third-hardest "Nephilim" setting.

That means I haven't tried the by-all-accounts very tough "Son of Sparda" difficulty, nor have I tried "Dante Must Die", a mode that can only be unlocked by beating the game on Son of Sparda. Up top, we've got SteeleSerpent taking down the game's fourth level on Dante Must Die difficulty without taking a single hit, while earning an SSS rating.

Here he is taking down the first level the same way: no hits, SSS rank.

Here's level two.

And here's level three.

While I'm sure he's not the first, nor will he be the last person to perfect-score DmC on its toughest difficulty, these are still a lot of fun to watch. And while there's also "Heaven and Hell" difficulty, where Dante dies if enemies land a single attack, but the enemies there are (apparently) on "Sparda" difficulty and Dante has orbs that let him resurrect. By setting the no-hit + SSS bar for himself, SteeleSerpent is taking on the game at its hardest. Though I guess he could play it while hanging upside-down off his couch or something.

[via Jeff Matulef]


    Some would say this is a negative point towards DMC and yet, if this same guy did the same sort of thing in DMC3, people would be praising him as some sort of god for daring to pull off tricks like that.

      I imagine reasonable people would merely say it's 'easier' to pull off tricks like that in the new game. That doesn't make it inherently worse than the older games in any way, but easier is easier whichever way you cut it, and perhaps for people who primarily play games for extreme challenge that's a negative. Granted it's likely lots of people are just being douchebags about the whole thing.

        I actually think it's easier because people either have 10 years of practise, or that the previous games were sluggish and the majority of the moves have commitment.

          I'm aware, I replied to your community review comment :P
          Needless to say while I agree to some extent, I disagree overall and feel the old games stand up, DMC 3 is actually far less sluggish the DmC in my opinion, if you directly compare this with a good DMC 3 vid the biggest differences are in the details, this guy (or gal, haven't checked) made mistakes, the guy is amazing don't get me wrong, but it's not a perfect run, perfect runs in DMC 3 are just that, because mistakes like some of the above were punished. Hard. This looks stylish, but it isn't as beautiful as watching someone expertly clear DMC 3 as royal guard.

          Disclaimer being that this game only just game out, so naturally given time perfect runs with more moveset variety will no doubt appear.

            Perfect/speed runs keep evolving. People find new ways, this guy is still working on his. He even says in his discription that someone told him another way to deal with certain enemies in certain areas.
            You also gotta keep in mind that he had to unlearn everything since the harder modes have mixed up enemy positions, whereas before all enemies where pretty much in the same position.

            Hell, look at other speedruns. Only in the last year did someone discover a glitch in the Ocarina of Time that cut out like 3 hours of the previous speedrun record.

            Also, Royal Guard is lame. Shadow style is more impressive.

    To be fair....He's obviously pretty good at the game, i'm sure to a normal person the game would be harder.

    I just found this article. I understand it was made 2 years ago but I really appreciate the exposure and feedback :) thank you for making this!

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