Where to start? This was the first devil may cry game I played, and having heard a lot about the other games , I was excited to see what all the hype was about. At first glance I could'nt really understand the appeal of a game that, while engrossing and graphicaly impressive, lacked any real diversity and imagination. I stuck with it though because the action was enjoyable enough, and the story line caught my attention. I was rewarded with a fantastic gaming expeience wich I saw through 'till the end, and while the basic premise is... well basic, The Capcom quality and atmosphere shines through. I enjoyed this game so much that I went out and bought the previous three, and that should be praise enough for any games influence. Playing DMC 1, 2, and 3 proved very enjoyable but also highlighted all the improvements evident in the latest incarnation. The addition of Nero a new hero complete with new moves and powers; who you'll be i control of for most of the game is, in my oppinion a better crafted hero than the previous Dante. What we have then overall is a solid action game that keeps on challenging, and will see you devote quite a few hours of your time playing.Die hard fans will no doubt be of the opinion that this is by far the best in the series, eliminating much of the prequels flaws. Great fun 'hack and slash' shooting entertainment wrapped up in one very pretty package!.