Technically speaking, I think the antis had just as much enjoyment -not- playing the game and bashing it as pros did playing it.
This game entertains on all fronts for entirely different reasons. It really -is- a masterpiece. --- Gamertag is Madigari, for both Xbox 360 and PSN. Of all the things I've lost, I miss my originality the most.
If I have to lower my standards just to be able to enjoy this, sorry, I'm better off dropping this series. Seriously, it's not like it's the end of the world even if DMC gets axed. There are still other action games out there.
I bet most pros say, "it's not that bad..." over and over and over again while playing this game. --- Everything stemmed from Chaos, Aligned to Cosmos, Brought forth by Space, Woven with Time and Governed by Gravity.