Recently I bought the DMC HD collection (again) but this time for PS4. DMC5 is coming up so I'm gearing up and getting pretty hype for the return of my favorite character action franchise. I've also been playing DMC4 SE again as well, which I've had since it came out about 3 years ago. I had an epiphany though!
I think I might like DMC4 SE more than 3. Since I played it, I've always said DMC3 is my favorite character action game ever made. I mean, how could I prefer 4 when the main story literally repeats itself half way through? Well, I've been playing lots of 4 and I think I think differently now. Nero is an absolute blast to play and I only just realized it. His engine blade with the max act ability kind of changes the game and opens up new possibilities. I never liked revving up the sword because it takes like 7 seconds and that's not good in the heat of a fight. But with max act, you are constantly unleashing awesome powered up moves. Hitting L2 after sword swings almost becomes a rhythm game. Plus with Dante, his styles are mapped to buttons on the fly now. Also....the special edition adds 3 more characters. Sure the main story wasn't finished and repeats half way through but I think the actual gameplay and amount of content edges out 3 just a bit for me.