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Dante may not have been the first hero to wield a gun and a sword at the same time (see: Rising Zan), but he certainly did it with the most style. Devil May Cry started its production as a Resident Evil game, but the game took such a drastic gameplay departure that it was rebranded as its own series. Rather than the slow-paced nature and atmosphere popularized by the early RE games, DMC was all about fast-paced, flashy action. It's hard to forget the first time you saw Dante launch an enemy into the air with his sword and then keep him there with a flurry of pistol shots.
Take a look at our Replay below as Joe Juba, Andrew Reiner, Tim Turi, and myself revisit Dante's first adventure.
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