I don’t know. I thought Dante and Nero were both pretty fun to use. And since 3 was so hard I barely got to experience half of the stuff he could do. I didn’t have a problem with repeating areas. It made sense in the story and the locations were all pretty cool looking to begin with.
Seriously though. 3 was total bull ■■■■. It doesn’t want you to progress. It doesn’t want you to feel powerful. It wants you to feel week and frustrated. It forces you to spend whole days on a single fight, reveling in the fact that your trapped there. And when you do win it doesn’t feel earned. It feels like you just survived that time. It’s not fun. It’s evil. It’s an evil evil game.
And my all time favorite game in this series will always be DmC. Unironically. It has the best combat, best use of weapons, best characters, and best story. I wish we’d get a DmC 2. I mean, I don’t hate mainline DMC. But Dante is less relatable and the weapons aren’t as cool. Plus it has that Mega Man like progression where you absorb a demon’s soul and make it into a weapon and it felt so satisfying. And you can kill Bill O’Reilly. It was awesome.