First off let me say that I am only giving this game a five because of its ridiculous difficulty. While I think that this game has a great story line and plot and the gameplay is cool, this is an unbelieveably hard game! I have never in any game died on the first board, but with this game I died consistently. I died so many time on the first board alone (outside his shop) so much that they made the easy level available to me. Even on easy, I still have died too many times and can't seem to get past the fire and ice swords boss. This game is too hard and I consider myself to be a hardcore gamer. All I can say for those thinking about playing it is beware: this game causes frustration!
Devil may cry 3 is without a doubt the best one so far in the series. But like everything, it has its defects. While the game has superb gameplay, graphics, and cinematics it greatly lacks save points. The game can be incredibly fun but at the same time very annoying.