Good, but not the leap forward from 3 I expected.
Again as with previous games in the series the game is immensely satisfying to play, the pace and intensity of the action gets the adrenaline going as with past instalments.
However other than an improvement in graphics and the introduction of a new playable character, its pretty much same as the others. Whilst this isn't necessarily a bad thing in itself I wanted to be bowled over, awestruck by Devil May Cry on the next gen... but I wasn't.
As for the new character Nero who you must use for 13 of the 20 missions (Dante getting the remainder) he's slower than Dante, weaker than Dante and doesn't have as much scope for variation in combat as Dante. He does have the 'Devil Bringer' which is extremely useful in combat and good fun to boot, but I still found I enjoyed Dante's missions a whole lot more.
Addictive gameplay but classic it ain't.