I liked it more than HoH because of how delayed everything is if you mess up in HoH.Finally beat DMD for 5. Does anyone actually like doing this mode? I went from 70 gorbs to around 50 in the last 2 missions. At least with Hell or hell it’s just SoS enemy placement. Jesus.
See above quote for the first half of the SMT Dx2 x Devil May Cry 5 crossover information.Well, seems the DMC5/Shin Megami Tensei Dx2 crossover is getting interesting.
Unlike the Bayonetta one, which had the Bayonetta characters cross into the Dx2 world via a parallel world kind of plot, the Devil May Cry crossover is a bit different.
Both you and the DMC characters gets dragged into a dimension bordering both the DMC and SMT Dx2 verses, and you discover it's a hunting grounds for harvesting powerful souls. You, Dante, and Nero have all been marked by the douche who dragged you into this world for death so your souls can be harvested. V shows up to warn you what the real deal is behind all this bullshit (after a brief fight), but Beelzebub shows up to muzzle V and tells him to shut the fuck up while telling you to just lie and down and die already so your souls can be harvested by "Mother", the stringpuller behind this soul harvesting business.
The rest of the story will unfold as they unlock it in a few days, more on that then.
Nero and Dante are both pretty kickass in different ways. Nero gets a nice buff after every turn that auto buffs his magical damage and can pierce lightning resistances, while Dante's Rapid Shot gives him an insanely high chance of critical hits, which grant bonus turns for your team. Dante also gets auto physical attack strength buffs after a turn in combat.
Just finished the scenario in all difficulties. After grinding for red orbs I now have the Boomer, the Zoomer and the "V"irgin. The dream team is now finally complete.See above quote for the first half of the SMT Dx2 x Devil May Cry 5 crossover information.
As we link up with Dante to try and make some sense of all this crap, that's when Nico warns us Nero's gone batshit and you have to kick his ass.
Only each Nero we take down makes more spawn.
And that's when the real one shows up and starts kicking the ass of his shitty clones, the demons created them, to fuck with him apparently.
We also get the confirmation that Nico and Dante had yet to meet until this crossover, implying this is a prequel to DMC5.
Once you all compare notes, you decide to look for V, and a demon named "Alice", who seems to know what the hell is going on.
Note: For those unfamiliar with Shin Megami Tensei's Alice, she's an undead little girl demon who turns people into zombies and is partially based on Alice in Wonderland.
Anyway, we finally catch up to Alice, and she confirms she made the Nero clones:
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Alice explains Mother is gonna make all their struggling meaningless, but before that happens, she asks her classic line:
"DIE FOR ME"
Note: This is her unique skill, has a high chance of causing instant death.
Also, neither Dante nor Nero are really thrilled to take her up on this, and we join them in kicking her necromantic ass.
As she croaks, she informs us "Mother" will be pleased at our strength, adding Mother will eat everyone as she dies for real.
Later we find out Nero and Dante consider each other competition, V is just Dante's client but neither he nor Nero want to seem him die to these demons for the hell of it either.
And that's when this guy challenges us:
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This is Hell Biker, SMT's very own lawyer friendly Ghost Rider equivalent.
Turns out he's challenging us to a race, and while we have to beat him to a nearby mountain, we have to beat the crap out of the demonic speedbumps slowing us down.
AKA, we kick his ass.
As we do, he realizes "Mother" called you here, and he's pretty chill as he fades away, saying he'll be waiting in Hell for them, doesn't want them losing to her before then.
For once, there is a demon that has won Dante's respect a little since we all got here:
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Keep in mind Nero dissed Thor as a diaper wearer and Dante shot Abaddon (the chief demon of the abyss in Judeo-Christian lore) in the face prior.
Finally, after beating up several more demons, we find Beelzebub, the ugly bastard who kidnapped V.
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That's right, for those who don't know your demonology, he's "The Lord of The Flies", a bastardized parody of the Baals worshiped by the Canaanite people in the times of the Israelites. One of his attacks is literally shooting his damned maggots at you, as if he weren't gross enough.
He starts talking shit, neither Dante or Nero are impressed, so he decides to get on to the kicking of your ass.
When you finally make him a smear on a newspaper, he's not pissed, he's even MORE pleased, saying the most powerful soul will soon return to Mother, and he will enjoy watching you despair from the beyond.
Nero and Dante have no damn clue what he meant, but at least we rescued V.
However, V informs us we've just be playing into Mother's hands the whole time.
The world we are in, Limbus, it's a construct. Mother created it to gather powerful souls to feed on, and by taking down the other demons, guess who became her favored game to hunt.
Or that's what you thought.
Instead, she wanted the souls of the demon you slew. By killing them you freed them from their corporeal bodies so she could feed on them.
Basically, you've been feeding this bitch the whole time.
You all were summoned to do her dirty work. Mother basically wanted her food easier to chew, you softened it up for her.
But if she gains the power of all the souls you unwittingly fed her, YOU WILL BE HER NEXT MEAL.
Dante and Nero are impressed they got played, but they are all:
"Well, who doesn't like a challenge? Let's kick her ass!"
V joins up to help, and we decide to hunt her ass down.
I'll cover the finale next post.