GC 2007: DMC4 Control Contrast Between PS3/360 Version
As usual, whenever there's a multiplatform game, everyone wants to know one thing: which version is best? For the most part, most multiplats are virtually identical between the PS3 and Xbox 360, but there have been several instances where one version was clearly better than the other. EA has been having their problems with the PS3 architecture, but when a game is specifically designed for the PS3 - like DiRT or Haze - the door swings the other way.
But what about Capcom's Devil May Cry 4? We knew both the PS3 and 360 versions would be on display at this year's Games Convention in Leipzig, and according to GameSpy, there is one somewhat significant difference: the controls. Attendees had a chance to play the section called "Exterminator," where Nero eventually battles Berial, a fiery demon from hell (where else?). As it turns out, it seems the visuals are very close - perhaps with a slight edge going to the 360 version - but the controls simply feel too "directly ported" in that version. Their description is as follows:
"Argue however much you will; after five and a half years of hacking, slashing, and shooting demons, we and millions of gamers are very accustomed to the feel of the PlayStation controller, be it Dual Shock 2 or Sixaxis, for the DMC experience. Our gripe with the Xbox 360 demo is that the controls feel too directly ported over to Microsoft's controller, and it's not a good ergonomic fit."
This is something fans of the series may have anticipated, but it's very possible that Capcom will do some control tweaking in the 360 version before it's released early next year. For now, though, those who are avid followers of the franchise may want to opt for the PS3 version, just because it feels more familiar.
Related Game(s): Devil May Cry 4
8/23/2007 Ben Dutka