Developers flaming and insulting the fanbase at every turn, a reboot that nobody asked for, subpar gameplay (especially when compared the rest of the series), an overly melodramatic and ridiculous plot-line, hideous graphics with over-saturation at some points and ugly, washed out palettes at others, the character assassination of some of the most beloved characters from any franchise and nothing really to set it apart from its competition, a broken style meter that barely even takes skill into account, trailer trash dialogue and horrible writing... I cannot imagine why this game failed. Can you?
This game has better gameplay than dmc1 and 2 and better missions than 4....
Saying you have better gameplay than a 12 year old game which was basically the father of the genre and thus had no innovations or groundwork to base itself off of and the sequel which is often cited as the most disappointing sequel of all time is hardly saying much. And the fact that some of the bosses are "Missions" unto themselves and some are extremely platform heavy (AKA one is nothing but platforming) or rather gimmicky makes it very debatable as to whether or not the missions are better in DmC than DMC 4.
Currently going "squa squa squa!" To the Devil May Cry franchise: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls0e5g1oWn1qjkv09o1_500.gif... at least for now.