the story is a mess but Nero and Dante control perfectly I tried Dmc3 again and to me... they didn't age wel
I agree with this to an extent. While I believe that the actual combat actions of Nero/Dante in DMC4 were the best overall in the series the enemies themselves were in my opinion not that fun to fight.
In DMC 1 and 3, every enemy seemed to telegraph their attack very well, but in DMC 4, there would be some attacks enemies did that I personally could never see coming. I just kinda feel like enemies in DMC4 could have used some more particle effects or something, but by that I mean just normal enemies, not the bosses. The bosses were fine.
Conrad Verner: "My wife was really supportive. She even paid for my shuttle fare off-world." Matriarch Aethyta: *facepalm*