Can't bring myself to finish Devil May cry 3. It's just hard for no reason and the fact you're " rewarded" with an easy mode is just another way of saying "We fucked up". Not to mention it's repetitive as hell, I don't mind being force back to older levels to get stronger and more abilities but in DMC's case those levels are still a headache even after you've beaten them. It alsotakes too damn long to upgrade which is why the game feels so unrewarding for killing challenging bosses. And the controls seemed like an after thought. Clicking down on the movement stick to switch lock on targets was a dumb idea. And it doesn't even target the opponent you want to face properly. The combat animations which is the selling point of the game isn't all it's cracked up to be I've seen much more satisfying combos in God of War and even Bayonetta (the so-called DMC clone.)
Dante as a character as far as I played (level 5) is just some over hyper adrenaline junkie who goes out of his way to show off whenever possible. Being naturally cool (Sonic) is cool, but Dante just comes off as trying too hard and annoying.
Strongly recommend renting to newcomers.