I liked it, I didn't read up a lot on it before the release I just waited to see for myself I enjoyed the story the combat just about everything, but it has its flaws just like everyother game I'd give it a 7.5 or an 8 out of 10
Pro? Anti? It's like a bunch of 40 year old women sitting around arguing the merits of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. You people even make the nostalgia-freak denizens of the FF XIII boards look sane by comparison.
P.S. 8.3. About even with 1 and 3, better than 4, way better than 2... but still a bit short of Bayonetta.
I don't know about reality hitting anyone, but I don't think this game got a standing ovation. Yes, there'll be people who will love this game and that's fine. But I think NT did go too far in hyping this game up. They also released way too many cutscenes and move sets, so there were no surprises to look forward to.
Newer isn't always better. And I shall keep Dante's Force Edge polished and sharp till he comes back.