LOVED the first game, one of my favorite games of all time. 2 was meh, I'm in the minority that hated 3, 4 was decent but didn't hold my attention as much as it should have. This new one surprised me and I like it quite a bit actually.
Hated it. Roughly on the same level as DMC2, except that game didn't go out of its way to insult the first game and its fans. It also didn't boast about having a transcendent story and writing and utterly fail at both (it had almost no story or writing to get annoyed at). Amount of characterization was about the same. But at least it actually tried to add features and update the gameplay so that it would be a step-up from its predecessor, which is what game sequels are supposed to do! The results weren't very good but at least there was effort and good intentions in those regards, which is more than can be said about DmC where they think removing and dumbing-down features from previous games is a good thing.
26, and i've enjoyed it as much as any DMC if not more. The dialogue is simply phenomenal. It reminds me of a SUDA51 game. A lot of fun and great gameplay. It's a relaxing change of pace from Blazblue and AquaPazza.
35 absolutely LOVE dmc and think this game is the new and better direction that the series needed . sidenote : NO OFFENSE to anyone but i find it really strange that so many people here claim to hate this game but spend virtually everyday on its boards instead of being on the boards of the past games that they claim are superior