Not often I write review for games, but seriously Screw this game and screw platinum for making this games. Everything about it sucks, and does not know when to end. I will never consume another platinum game because I dont want to support this developer ever again after playing this pile of junk. Not often a game has the power to get me angry and mad.
This game is full of intense boss fights, replay value, and a combat system that demands your full attention. If you believe controls are at fault...then you probably aren't very good at games, or at least not very good at action games. Several times I wanted to blame the game, but realized it was just me sucking at learning the mechanics. Once you do figure out the game's tricks, it becomes one of the more satisfying experiences available today. Try renting this, however, after the price cut I believe you get well worth the price of purchase.