This game has its good and its bad.
If you are into intense... and I mean seriously intense action. This game is GREAT. It doesn't make you push button combos during cinematics (which I love). They are done very well and its nice to get a break from the action for a minute. The story... is very weak. This becomes OBVIOUS when fairly early in the game there is a cinematic mid level... Your walking across a bridge when for no reason ... you get soft core porn. Other than introducing a character that has nothing to do with anything... at all... its pointless.
So, at this point you give up on the story and just accept it as an excuse to fill a game with as much action as possible. The story isn't HORRIBLE, its just lacking.
The game play is great once you learn when to use the Targeting button. Skills you unlock can REALLY change the game play, which brings me to my final point. I have not been so excited to replay a game as this in years. The harder settings bring this game to an entirely diffrent level. I haven't even made it to Dante must Die mode (I'm on Legendary Dark Knight mode) and its nuts. I can't wait to see the boss fights. Actually thats my final point... The boss fights are SICK. Its everything you want.
If you liked 3, you'll love 4 =)
The new DMC ... I'm not interested in. I can't explain it