The best Devil May Cry game available for PC, partly due to the fact that DMC 3 is a terrible port and the PC version of DMC 4 runs great and has some extra ♥♥♥♥, though the game really should be played with a gamepad.
The core combat is probably the best of all the DMCs, essentially being DMC 3's combat but with a few additions, the biggest easily being on the fly style switching for Dante, allowing you to switch between the different movesets with the D-pad.
However the gameplay is hampered by numerous things. The first being that for just over half the game you play as the new protaganist Nero who is incredibly watered down in comparison to Dante, having only a single sword and gun, no styles and being easier to perform certain actions. Something unique to Nero is his demon hand, the Devil Buster, which allows him to grab enemies towards him or grab himself towards them, as well as a few special moves. Overall while not terrible he's a lot less fun to play as than Dante.
Dante suffers from playing second fiddle to Nero over all, when you do get to play him you are just cutting your way back through the levels you went through as Nero and fighting the same bosses, only backwards. Including the default weapons, Dante also only has access to three Devil Arms and Guns each, about half of the previous game's weapon selection.
The story is meh. Nothing special, nothing terrible. Doesn't ruin the game and I think if you're playing a DMC game for Shakespear you're playing it for the wrong reasons. I don't really have much more to say on that.
Probably missed out on some things, migh edit this later. Overall good, and as I said in the opening it's the best DMC game available for PC, it just has some rather large pitfalls that stop it from being the best DMC full stop.
Posted: September 11th, 2013