No, I rated them as a complete experience. Going through DMC1 and DmC were the best. DMC4 was boring at times but Nero felt better and was more satisfying than DMC3 or 4 Dante. I honestly didn't like anything about DMC3. I hated Dante in it. He was too over-the-top for no reason. I thought he was annoying. And there were a lot of long cutscenes that were supposed to be cool but they added nothing to the story or experience and they often felt way too long. I didn't play DMC2 but I'll follow the herd and say it's the worst. It certainly looks like it's true though. But DMC1 and DmC are the only ones that made me want to keep playing. They gave me incentive to progress and that's good game design.
I <3 my HRAP EX-SE SSF4AE + BBCS2 + UMvC3 + MK = Life - Waiting desperately for Skullgirls