Dante must realize he's inside a video game. His world is an urban wasteland beset at all times by demonic creatures, yet all he does is laugh. Surrounded by such madness, most would live in fear. But not Dante; his only concerns are weapons, women, and the occasional slice of pizza. The world is just one big joke to him. The Devil May Cry HD Collection packages , , and all on one disk. It's light on extras, but perhaps that was to make room for Dante's ego.
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The high-definition visuals look good, but they're not as striking as other HD collections. This is due, in part, to the spartan design of many enemies and levels. There are a lot of gray walls, brown floors, brown walls, and gray floors. Most enemies are designed to be distinct and disposable, with no frills save for the attack effects from Dante's arsenal. Now, do not mistake "spartan" for "bad." This design choice helps place the stylish demon hunter and his friends in the spotlight where they belong. It's just that a concrete wall can only look so nice.
Consistently flat lighting, a carryover of PlayStation 2 technology, doesn't do the setting any favors either. However, the few, though significant, blemishes are the menus and certain cinematic scenes. Outside of the purely serviceable title menu, the rest of the collection's menus are a bit off. In contrast to the crisp action, the menus look blurry and smoothed over. Some cinematic scenes, such as the thrilling opening to Devil May Cry 3, suffer from so much aliasing that they look only marginally better than their PS2 originals.