I think it's sad this game isn't getting the reception it should be getting. I was one of those whiny fans complaining about Dante's new look too. Then I tried out the demo...and it made a believer out of me. The game is fun and AMAZING! I haven't seen the end yet and I'm already wanting to see a sequel. Its got a really good story, sweet weapons, killer soundtrack, and some of the most creative boss fights and level designs I've ever seen in a video game. I really hope more people eventually open their minds and give the game a chance. I honestly would love to see the series go in this direction and see them explore this story for a while.
The gameplay is dated, and doesn't live up to the standards of its predecessors, the story is rot and the characters range from bland to flat-out unlikable.
... Though, this is in response to a post made by a provisional account, so, it's probably just a troll attempt... Well, I suppose my good deed is done for the day, I helped them with their self-esteem.