The last two nights I went and watched all the cutscenes from DmC 3 And 4. I never got far in the third game but to me the games are about the combat and the over the top main character and crazy supporting roles. Does this one still have that or do they try a more calm and normal approach to the game and story?
The combat in this game is very good. Not on a DMC3/Bayonetta level, but head and shoulders above everything else in the genre. It strikes a very good balance between complexity and accessibility.
As far as cutscenes/storytelling are concerned, there's still plenty of balls-to-the-walls crazy minus the goofy caricature on DMC. The tongue-in-cheek feel is gone, replaced by a lot of earnestness and heart. In DMC, Dante is brash and cocky because he's brash and cocky. In DmC, Dante is a lot more like Spider-Man.