But enough about lights and menus. The real attraction of these games is the combat. Thankfully, it's still intact in all its high-speed, combo-centric glory. Dante handles exactly how you remember him, right down to the occasionally annoying camera, and the collection runs at a smooth rate. For those whose introduction to the series was , moving backward to the younger versions of Dante can feel limiting since you're not swapping between five styles and six weapons on the fly.
Compared to modern games in the same genre, such as , Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 3 are still a lot of fun. Both offer plenty of challenge and feel empowering. Popping an enemy into the air with your sword, and then juggling that same enemy in midair with bullets, is great no matter the year. However, Devil May Cry 2, bless its heart, is also along for the ride. The game that bled Dante's personality dry and overpowered his pistols successfully defends the title of 'Most Dull' in this action series.
Dante: killing demons in style since 2001.
Outside of the three games, there are two extra treats to enjoy. The first is an art gallery featuring concept art from the three DMC games. There's even a bonus section containing choice fan art from developer Capcom's community. The other treat is a music mode where you can listen to the rock-and-roll tunes of this DMC trio. Devil May Cry HD Collection is priced at $40, and its best selling point is convenience. All three classic DMCs in one spot, plus trophies. Just don't expect much else.