i'm surprised that, despite what many have said, this is a reasonably good game.
granted the dialogue is childish, the story is poor, and the music (which i disabled) is awful, but the combat is actually pretty good. still, we wouldn't have even noticed the story was bad if they hadn't told us it would be good. we sure as hell don't seem to mind awful stories most of the time.
seems to me that the hate started from a combination of dante's appearance and the developer's attitude (and tameem's apparent lack of self-awareness), and at this stage people are so deeply entrenched in bitterness that they're pretty much predisposed to hate all elements of the game.