Ok so after witnessing countless people shit-talk about the DmC Dante and honestly I was one of them myself till the game came out I feel like I must say this. Just stop it okay? Even to this day they still brag on... So let's see just HOW different is the DmC Dante VS the old Dante?
So first of all the fans hated his hair. Okay short black hair a bit of mohawk on the back there... Yeah and? In this game Sparda had black hair and Eva had red hair... Red+Black does not = White wich also leads me to ask how the fuck did Vergil get white hair. But even so his hair becomes white at the end of the game so that's case closed.
Next is his personality. So people hate him because he's completely careless and doesn't give a shit about humanity... Okay let's take time back a bit so to say... Since when did the old Dante care? He was in it only to get paid and because he didn't like demons. He never said to himself "I gotta kill this demon before humanity is destroyed!"... In Devil May Cry 3 at the beggining he gets a call from someone in need of help againts demons and what did he say? "Don't worry dear citizen I shall rid you of this feeble demon!"? Hahaha fuck no! The contrary actually! He said "Sorry, not open for business yet!" Not. Open. For. Business! The fact that at the end of DmC Dante said "Humanity is under my protection now." is a pretty interesting change in the character.
Next up. Swearing. So a lot of people don't like it that he swears like every 10 minutes in a cutscene... Really? This is a modern age game. Swearing is absolutely normal. Let's look at Assassin's Creed shall we? Just tell me how many times didn't Desmond say Fuck, Shit, Dick, Son of a Bitch? And as far as the Devil May Cry anime and Devil May Cry 3 Manga go the old Dante also sweared a lot. It's just that it was a time of cencorship in games.
What you people need to understand is that DmC is a completely new take on the franchise. It's like an alternate reality. It has nothing to do with the old series. Whereas the old series was more like playing an anime where one person could completely shift into a demon this one is a more realistic take on it. Dante's Devil Trigger is more like his inner self taking over just how Ichigo's Hollow Form is him with white skin, long hair and a mask.
Also people brag on about the new Vergil being completely honnorless and shit. You have to understand his heart was full of hate towards Mundus he was like Sasuke when he hated Itachi. Of course he wouldn't think rationally and decided to cut himself loose all the time.
So say what you want but I loved DmC and everything in it. It was a really nice remake of the franchise and ot has a chronological order! In the old games they went in this order : Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 2 and they never really told us how Dante got in all this demon hunter business so this was a good origins story. The only problem I have with it is with the story at the end. I think it was too soon to have Dante and Vergil break appart their brother relationship. It would have been better in my opinion if they had Mundus as the final boss and then have the next game about Vergil's betrayal and his possible death by Dante's hands. And then instead of Vergil's Downfall DLC we could have gotten a DLC explaining how Vergil got his memory of all that happened back. How did he find the house and all because they never really explained that in detail. But this is just my opinion so feel free to state yours.