I used to be part of this Devil May Cry fanboard that was way into exploring all aspects of DMC1 and 3, to the point where they would host tournaments about who could come up with the best combo videos and stuff. It was great. I don't think I've ever played a character action - aside from Bayonetta - that has as deep a fighting system as Devil May Cry 3 (and 4, by extension.) However, lately, that community has been flipping out over this new game for a great number of inane reasons. Team Ninja never seems to be able to please anyone, ever, with what they're doing. Frankly, I feel bad for the developer, and I sincerely hope that DmC manages to sell decently in spite of the absurd backlash. Enslaved was great, and while what I've seen of this new DmC game doesn't look like it'll be world class, it definitely won't be bad by any stretch of the imagination either. It looks solid, nothing more, nothing less.
I am surprised, therefore, that the hatred for that game seems to have carried over even on this general gaming board of a pretty major site. I just don't get why everyone seems to be out on a witch hunt for those guys. I mean, it can't be Dante's design, because Dante has always been a complete moron and walking cliché. If there's anything we can expect out of Team Ninja's game, it's that their version of Dante will end up having a bit of an arc.
So, I dunno. As one of the seemingly very few legitimately big Devil May Cry fans on the planet who do not hate DmC with every fiber of their body, I say we had all ought to withhold judgement until the game is out and we've played it.