gaming post of the day, part 2
w00t! I just beat Devil May Cry. I'd played last night and finished off the final incarnation of the boss Nelo Angelo. At that point, I discovered that the game is most rude, as it throws three boss fights at the player in a row! The third encounter with the boss Nightmare proved more difficult than I wanted to deal with at one in the morning, so I packed it in. This morning I'd decided to see if I could dust Nightmare while the family was out, and just got on a roll and finished it. I hadn't generally used the game's power-ups, so I had a healthy store of them when taking on the game's final booss--and they proved necessary, all right. Thanks to them, I was able to defeat the final boss in one go-round, and the death blow is one of the coolest things I've seen in a video game--it was worth all the frustration his sub-bosses had dished out. There's some pretty groovy cinematics at the game's end, too.
Having beaten all three of my current PS2 games, I'm now in the market for another.
Update: I picked up Capcom's survival horror predecessor to Devil May Cry, Onimusha Warlords. Sw33t!