Devil May Cry 5 is a character action game, a combo-focused third-person slash 'em up where you play as a demonic warrior fighting against the legions of Hell itself... and other foes. Compared to previous titles, this one is rated more mature.
Mature In Every Sense
As part of a long-running series of character action games, the gameplay of Devil May Cry 5 is refined beyond what many of its competitors offer. Expect to slice and shoot enemies with style or die trying. It's worth noting, especially compared to Devil May Cry 4, that there aren't as many playable characters: Dante, Nero, and a secret third character. The comparisons to DMC 4 don't stop there: the story takes place several years after that game, focusing on Nero's own demon-hunting agency and his new robotic arm, obtained after a mysterious foe cut the original off. The focus is less on Dante than before, which even for series veterans who know Nero may be an acquired taste.
No Reason To Cry
Overall, Devil May Cry 5 dishes out a lot of the same gameplay, story and flying pizza that the previous games did, with better graphics and a few bits of streamlining. This gives it an interesting, and perhaps unique, spot in the series.