This was the first I've played in the series and I had a lot of fun with it. The controls are great, the story is entertaining, and the game itself is rewarding. It may be a little bit on the easy side, but it's still satisfying to play.
Pretty much follows in any other hack-n-slash type game's footsteps, so if you've been playing a lot of them I wouldn't recommend diving right into this. But, if you're looking for a change of pace from other types of games, this is a really nice one to go with.
Don't waste your $8.00 on the Vergil DLC, though (which is what I just did). It's over in an hour and you don't really get much out of it, not even a boss fight.