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DmC Devil May Cry was never very popular among the gaming community, and it even got a lot hate from angry fans of the original series. Dante's hair change, a new developer (Ninja Theory, the people behind Heavenly Sword), and the complete revamp of the series had fans furious. Before February, when DmC was free on PS+, I knew nothing about the franchise besides the fact that it was based very loosely off of A Divine Comedy. I was in no position to judge the game as I hadn't played any of it, but as a fan of Playstation All Stars and A Divine Comedy, I always had respect for Dante. I actually preferred (and still do prefer) the DmC character design as opposed to the original quadrilogy's design. As I mentioned earlier, eventually the remake came to Playstation Plus, and Hell (no pun intended), there was no reason why I wouldn't play it. Here I am now, having just completed the game, and I have to say that it does not deserve the bad reputation that it has. DmC has some flaws in the gameplay and story, but overall I had a ton of fun playing it. I think that most people were taking it to seriously; if you play DmC for what it is, enjoy the humor, enjoy the story, and enjoy the badass weapons and combat system, you'll probably enjoy it as much as I did. Bear in mind, however, I have not played any of the original games, so I can't make comparisons in that field.
(VERY MILD SPOILER) Although I haven't played any of the older games, there is a part where a mop lands on Dante's head, resembling his classic look, to which he retorts "Not in a million years". I audibly said "Oh, come on!". The humor in the game is great, I just feel like that was a low blow. (/SPOILER)
My only issues with the plot are that at some points it's cheesy, and sometimes the voice acting is subpar. Towards the end of the game, there's a part where Dante screams and its sounds cringe-inducingly forced. Acting aside, however, the cheesiness is part of the appeal. It takes some getting used to, but once you realize that Dante is just an all around badass who will get things done however he wants, it gets really fun.