DMC is my least favourite of the original series to be honest. While it was revolutionary in it's own right, it feels so much stiffer than the other games.
Based on my limited time with the game (and I'm sure as hell not going to buy my own copy to play the whole thing), DmC is easily the worst hack & slash I've ever played in my life. Though it shouldn't even be in the H&S genre. It's more like a boring platformer with interludes of slicing up boring enemies.