the only people that really hate the new dante are the one's that got into the series with dmc3. they never really played 1 or 2 because dmc3 dante got hate too because he was totally different than dmc 1 and 2 dante. he was much too imature.(infact dmc3 was kind of a like a reboot too). i dont think your a true dmc fan until you played all the games cause the dante that every body wants has only been establish in 1 & half games. IMO the anime dante is the best dante but he's much more of the quite serious warrior in the anime.
wrong, because DMC3 retained and even made the gameplay better. again, this goes beyond the look and appearance of Don'te.
add the fact that Ninja Theory insulted REAL Dante, and even the fanbase.