First of all, I DO like this game. Dante's new look don't really bother me, if fact I like it... Perfect story, really good voice acting, a huge variety of weapons & enemies and a combat system that is reminiscent of the series.
Soo.. you start with Rebellion, your trusted sword, and a pair of Ebony & Ivory pistols. The same ones you have in every DMC game. As you progress, you will have access to Angel and Demon weapons, each with their own specialty. While the angel weapons are much lighter and suitable for taking out groups and hordes, they lack in brute force and damage. On the other hand, the demon weapons are heavier, powerful and generally suitable for focusing your wrath on a single demon.
The combos are INSANE, and your many abilities make them even better!
I beat the story for like 10-11 hours + some extras. Then you unlock more story modes where the enemies getting stronger. I have completed 100% the game on the first 3 difficulties and I'm at the end of Son of Sparda. I'll try to beat and Dante Must Die so I can get 'Super Dante' - a costume that gives you unlimited devil trigger :3
Overall, I will rate the game at 9.5/10 for its combat, characters, progression and the possibilities it gives to the player.