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#1 9 years ago

I might be getting the special edition for Devil May Cry 3 soon and I just need to know a couple things about the special edition. I only have Devil May Cry 4 and I think I have it mastered. I have all modes beaten and all achievements, so I thought I'd try Devil May Cry 3 now and see what it was like. But what I need to know is:

- I know you can play as Vergil in the special edition, but are there special missions for him or parts in Dante's campaign where you switch over to control Vergil?

- Exactly how do the costumes work? I know you have to complete difficulty levels for them, but I'm seeing videos of people playing as Vergil while fighting Vergil. So does that mean you can play as Vergil in Dante's campaign? This is what I'm most confused about, I don't see how that would work out. Are the cutscenes any different if you play as Vergil in Dante's campaign, or does it still show Dante?

- And I've heard that the special edition is a little more balanced. Or in other words, not as hard as the normal version. How much more balanced is it?

- And I hated the secret missions in Devil May Cry 4. I just need to know if they're harder or easier in Devil May Cry 3. Similarly, how hard or easy are the hidden items, (Blue Orb fragements) to find?

- If Proud Souls aren't in Devil May Cry 3 to get new skills like in Devil May Cry 4, and you have to use Red Orbs to buy everything, how long does it take to get all skills and weapons upgraded?

- Similar to the above, how long does it take to get your health and Devil Trigger Gauge maxed out? I'm just curious about this, it's nothing vital.

- Are the different diffiiculty levels any easier or harder then the ones in Devil May Cry 4? Because Hell and Hell was hard. I'm not like the people that can be godlike at offense and defense at the same time. (I can only be godlike at just offensive or just defense, not both at the same time. lol)

- One more thing, what other special features are there in the special edition?

Sorry if any of that didn't make a lot of sense, I just can't explain things when I'm confused about them. And something a little off topic:

- What are the different soundtracks for Devil May Cry 3 and 4? I only have the special soundtrack for Devil May Cry 4, and I thought that was the only one. But there's also the "original" soundtrack. So just how many are there for each game and what are they called?

I guess that's everything. If you know anything about the special edition, I'd like to know them. Thanks.




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#2 9 years ago

I'll answer these to the best of my ability, as I'm only halfway through it.

- I know you can play as Vergil in the special edition, but are there special missions for him or parts in Dante's campaign where you switch over to control Vergil?

Not as far as I know, I'm about halfway through it currently.

- Exactly how do the costumes work? I know you have to complete difficulty levels for them, but I'm seeing videos of people playing as Vergil while fighting Vergil. So does that mean you can play as Vergil in Dante's campaign? This is what I'm most confused about, I don't see how that would work out. Are the cutscenes any different if you play as Vergil in Dante's campaign, or does it still show Dante?

From what I've read, you go through the same campaign as Vergil, same levels, etc, etc, maybe a few different dialogue changes. I'm confused about it as well.

- And I've heard that the special edition is a little more balanced. Or in other words, not as hard as the normal version. How much more balanced is it?

I don't know, seeing as I haven't played the original or DMC 1, but it's not impossible difficult, still challenging in certain parts, (Fuck Beowulf) but the difficulty is about what you'd expect from any other game.

- And I hated the secret missions in Devil May Cry 4. I just need to know if they're harder or easier in Devil May Cry 3. Similarly, how hard or easy are the hidden items, (Blue Orb fragements) to find?

Some of the secret missions are harder, some are very, very simple. It depends. Blue orbs and other hidden items are placed in certain levels, and there are "Combat Amplifiers," or something, you need to get a certain style score with a certain weapon and it shatters and you get a blue orb.

- If Proud Souls aren't in Devil May Cry 3 to get new skills like in Devil May Cry 4, and you have to use Red Orbs to buy everything, how long does it take to get all skills and weapons upgraded?

You have to use red orbs for everything, it might take you awhile to upgrade everything to max, probably most of the game.

- Similar to the above, how long does it take to get your health and Devil Trigger Gauge maxed out? I'm just curious about this, it's nothing vital.

Devil Trigger doesn't take long, a couple minutes at most. Health doesn't regenerate or anything, I'm not sure how it works in DMC4, but the generic enemies will drop small health items when your low, and you can buy them at checkpoints or in the beginning of the stage.

- Are the different diffiiculty levels any easier or harder then the ones in Devil May Cry 4? Because Hell and Hell was hard. I'm not like the people that can be godlike at offense and defense at the same time. (I can only be godlike at just offensive or just defense, not both at the same time. lol)

The various difficulty levels aren't near as hard.

- One more thing, what other special features are there in the special edition?

There are different outfits you can unlock for each character depending on what difficulty you beat the game on, you unlock Vergil at the end of the game, a survival mode called "Bloody Palace Mode" with an absurd amount of levels, and an art gallery.




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Okay thanks. But about some of the things you said:

Ihaterednecks;4946756From what I've read, you go through the same campaign as Vergil, same levels, etc, etc, maybe a few different dialogue changes. I'm confused about it as well.[/QUOTE]

When you said "dialogue changes" that would mean that Virgil does appear in the cutscenes instead of Dante wouldn't it? (I know you're halfway through game, I'm just thinking out loud here.) Yeah that's what's confusing, what about when you play as Virgil and you have to fight Virgil....how's the dialogue, if it changes, work out then?

Ihaterednecks;4946756Some of the secret missions are harder, some are very, very simple. It depends. Blue orbs and other hidden items are placed in certain levels, and there are "Combat Amplifiers," or something, you need to get a certain style score with a certain weapon and it shatters and you get a blue orb.[/QUOTE]

The "Combat Amplifiers" are in Devil May Cry 4 as well, they're not a problem. But yeah the secret missions are. They're a "weakness" for me, if you will. (That and those stupid Chimeras in Devil May Cry 4. So annoying....) Of course if the secret mission is easy then it's not a problem. But if you could, can you describe the hardest secret mission you've had so far? I'd like to know what I'm going to encounter in that category.

Ihaterednecks;4946756You have to use red orbs for everything, it might take you awhile to upgrade everything to max, probably most of the game.

Again I know you're halfway through, but I might be getting it in a couple of days, so I'd like to get as many answers as I can. But from the rate that you're getting red orbs and upgrading skills and weapons, how many playthroughs/time would you have to spend to get everything at max? I don't know how different it would be from Devil May Cry 4, I got everything at max a long time ago. But I don't think it was that bad.

[QUOTE=Ihaterednecks;4946756]Devil Trigger doesn't take long, a couple minutes at most. Health doesn't regenerate or anything, I'm not sure how it works in DMC4, but the generic enemies will drop small health items when your low, and you can buy them at checkpoints or in the beginning of the stage.

I'm not sure what you mean by health not regenerating. I haven't played Devil May Cry 3, but I'm pretty sure your health does slowly regenerates while Devil Triggered. The only time your health doesn't regenerate while Devil Triggered is when you're using a super character. But then again, I haven't played Devil May Cry 3, only the 4th one. I wouldn't know for sure if it's different.

[QUOTE=Ihaterednecks;4946756]There are different outfits you can unlock for each character depending on what difficulty you beat the game on, you unlock Vergil at the end of the game, a survival mode called "Bloody Palace Mode" with an absurd amount of levels, and an art gallery.

That's how it is in Devil May Cry 4, and I don't have the special edition of it. The Bloody Palace mode has 101 levels in Devil May Cry 4, and I can only get to the last stage using a super character (lol). But I can get to around stage 80 without using a super character. Sometimes a little higher. I've never beat it without using a super character though. I just hope the art gallery in Devil May Cry 3 isn't as big as a letdown for me as it was in the 4th one. I unlocked everything in it, and the best one I got was for beating Hell and Hell mode. Even then I thought I deserved a little more than a pretty picture and ten gamerscore. Seriously, beating Hell and Hell mode deserves at least fifty or one hundered gamerscore, never ten. Oh, yeah sorry for the rant. Anyway...

I have a new question, this one isn't really vital either, just out of curiosity: In Devil May Cry 4 there's healing items such as "Vital Stars" which restore health and "Devil Stars" which restore power to your Devil Trigger Gauge. There's also Holy Water which damages enemies. I'm just wondering if there's anything like this in Devil May Cry 3, and how many of them you can carry. If you know by now, from being halfway through.

And thanks again, you've answered half my questions so far.




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#4 9 years ago
When you said "dialogue changes" that would mean that Virgil does appear in the cutscenes instead of Dante wouldn't it? (I know you're halfway through game, I'm just thinking out loud here.) Yeah that's what's confusing, what about when you play as Virgil and you have to fight Virgil....how's the dialogue, if it changes, work out then?

Well, from what I understand, it's "Red Vergil" or "Red Something" so it's supposed to be like you're fighting Dante.

The "Combat Amplifiers" are in Devil May Cry 4 as well, they're not a problem. But yeah the secret missions are. They're a "weakness" for me, if you will. (That and those stupid Chimeras in Devil May Cry 4. So annoying....) Of course if the secret mission is easy then it's not a problem. But if you could, can you describe the hardest secret mission you've had so far? I'd like to know what I'm going to encounter in that category.

The hardest one I've tried and failed is the one where you have to stay in the air and kill everything within the time limit.

Again I know you're halfway through, but I might be getting it in a couple of days, so I'd like to get as many answers as I can. But from the rate that you're getting red orbs and upgrading skills and weapons, how many playthroughs/time would you have to spend to get everything at max?

You'd probably only need to play through it once, not even, as long as you don't buy anything like healing items.

I'm not sure what you mean by health not regenerating. I haven't played Devil May Cry 3, but I'm pretty sure your health does slowly regenerates while Devil Triggered. The only time your health doesn't regenerate while Devil Triggered is when you're using a super character. But then again, I haven't played Devil May Cry 3, only the 4th one. I wouldn't know for sure if it's different.

Health doesn't regenerate at all in DMC3.




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Ihaterednecks;4946793Well, from what I understand, it's "Red Vergil" or "Red Something" so it's supposed to be like you're fighting Dante.[/QUOTE]

Okay that makes sense, I thought I saw Vergil in a red coat in one video. I thought it was just a different costume. And in Devil May Cry 4, if you get to stage 101 in the Bloody Palace as Dante, you fight a completely black doppelganger of Dante, not just a black coat, black everything. Looks weird.

Ihaterednecks;4946793The hardest one I've tried and failed is the one where you have to stay in the air and kill everything within the time limit.[/QUOTE]

There was something like that in Devil May Cry 4 too. You have to use the Devil Bringer and "Buster" five enemies without touching the ground. I don't think there was a time limit, just a limited amount of enemies. The one in Devil May Cry 4 is easy, but I guess it's harder than it sounds in Devil May Cry 3, yes?

[QUOTE=Ihaterednecks;4946793]You'd probably only need to play through it once, not even, as long as you don't buy anything like healing items.

That's just what I wanted to hear. I probably won't by healing items in my first playthrough anyway, I didn't in the 4th one either.

[QUOTE=Ihaterednecks;4946793]Health doesn't regenerate at all in DMC3.

Seriously? I could have sworn it did. It's not just for the special edition is it? No that'd be stupid. That sucks, health regenerates while Devil Triggered in the 4th game. And I saw a video of someone fighting Vergil as Dante, and when Vergil Devil Triggered his health regenerated. Hmm.... oh well.




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#6 9 years ago

Well, according to something I just read, health does regenerate while using Devil Trigger. I never noticed it.




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#7 9 years ago

Oh okay, good. Like I said it does regenerate slowly, so it would make sense to not notice it at first.




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#8 9 years ago

Okay I got it beat already. Had too much time on my hands that day. All my questions have been answered, but if anyone has any tips for a secret mission or something else, I'd like to hear them. Any of the secret missions I found (Maybe 7 or 8) I beat except for one, and I found a good amount of the hidden fragments. But like I said, tips for anything like a secret mission, easy ways to get Red Orbs, or anything like that would be nice.

Also, I found this:

GameFAQs: Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition (PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Berserker

This was very helpful for me, so if anyone needs it, there it is.

But I found a better way to complete Secret Mission 11, where you have to avoid the spike traps to get the fragment. The guide I made a link to doesn't mention this method. Instead of attempting to dodge the spikes, simply switch to the Trickster style and use the Dash ability to go right through the spikes. You have to time your dashes just right, but it isn't hard, it's fairly easy. I got the fragment on my first try using this method, and only got hit twice. When you dash through them, you don't take any damage or get knocked back, it's very easy. Hope that helps.

EDIT: I just found a cheat that unlocks everything in the game if anyone wants it. Ironically I found it in the guide a made a link to, so I'll just post it here so you don't have to find it. That guide is a little hard to find through. This code unlocks Vergil, Bloody Palace, all outfits for each character, all Gallery items, all difficulty levels, etc.

At the title screen: Hold R1+R2+L1+L2 + Up/Left on the D-pad + Down/Right on the Left Analog

A voice will say "Devil May Cry" to confirm the code, and if you can't get it to work then try to hold the directions first, then press the four shoulder buttons or vice versa.

EDIT 2: Yes I used the code, I'm lazy, lol. But I found that you have to hold down all the buttons for the code. For the left analog stick, you have to move the stick at an angle in between down and right. Doing that, and holding R1 and 2, L1 and 2, and up and left on the D-pad, all at the same time, you should get the code after holding them all down for half a second.

Again, tips for secret missions or easy ways to get Red Orbs would be nice. Thanks.