I can thoroughly reccommend this to anyone who would enjoy a break from the bleakness of recent releases, and instead pick up a rather large sword, and pull off some fucking insane moves on the countless demonic hordes the game throws at you. The combat is slick and satisfying once mastered (my ego needs stoking and as long as I don't watch any vids of true DMC vets playing I can maintain the belief that I've become quite competent at it), the visuals, despite this being somewhat old in videogame terms, still look good, excellent in fact considering it's a port, (textures were swapped out for higher res ones), and most surprisingly I found myself becoming interested in and enjoying the interplay between the main characters, and this is one of the few games nowadays which has a genuinely HAPPY ending, something that has become rare, and the romance theme is well done with the new character in the series, Nero, being made out to be a very human character, despite the glowing blue arm.
Well, this is a bit of a double edged sword, as whilst this displays little of the 'thriller/suspense' elements of the first game, (understandable given the story, and it sufferes from a slightly lacklustre plot, (tbh still better then most 'go here, shoot him' plots) the gameplay has been expanded upon and a TON of weapons added and so this lends itself extremely well to the other mode in the game, a survival mode, which at first seems meh. I'll admit, but once you unlock the nightmare maps where there aren't any breathers between rounds, just endless hordes of taken, things start to heat up, and it is quite honestly a thrill ride of a mode, where for 10 minutes you must attempt to survive in order to see the sunrise which purges the map of taken, and this objective coupled with limited sprinting, ammo requirements and the constant pressure of taken lunging at you with various sharp objects makes it a total blast. (PROTIP - when going to the ammo stash to resupply, drop a flare)
It has the pacing of a tv series, the story and character development of a good book, and a well developed solid gameplay which has you harnessing the power of light from many sources, the classic assrtment of guns as well as multiple environmental factors, and all this leads to it being in my opinion a must try.
Only negative I've found is that occasionly yu'll get dodgy textures, but on the whole the port from console to pc has been done admirably well, and there's a wealth of graphical options available for tweaking.
Can't wait for the next in series, as if this is anything to go by then remedy have something pretty sweet on the burner here.