I have never played any of the DMC games until this one, and I found it quite fun. The mechanics are solid in terms of combat and traversal. Occasionally I found the flying/hovering thing difficult to aim if you werent actually paying attention but otherwise good. The graphics at times were just "eh" since they kept in game graphics for the cinematics, which I don't hate, It just takes something away from the experience. But it keeps loading times down, so all in all it's a wash. The story was a little lacking I mean Dante finds out about his parents and he decides to kill the demons because of revenge, so why does he want to protect the human race so much at the end. I know the girl is supposed to embody that but he didn't interact enough with her for me to feel that he got to that point, it just felt forced to me.
I really liked this game. I thought that it was a refreshing take on the DMC franchise. It was in need of a makeover and this was it. The gameplay is the best part of the experience. The graphics are good and the story is ok but the gameplay is sooo fun. The way that you are able to pull off combos and upgrade Dante. It all feels very natural and flows well. This is the kind of game that will have you playing it for hours because it just pulls you through it. Very fast pacing. I highly recommend it!