It’s funny how DMC 5 is very similar to DMC 4 in that Nero (and, in this case, V) feel like a snack before the main course that is Dante. Which, by the way, has so many options on his own that it feels really overwhelming. I’m still having trouble getting beyond A with Dante because I get lost so easily with so many options at once.
Of course, the big problem DMC 4 had - the level repetition when you finally got to Dante - has been completely solved in 5, which is really, really welcome. I’m loving the game so far. It’s an intense game, so in my current state I’ll only play in short bursts, but I’m enjoying those bursts very, very very much. I can see myself playing this game on and off for many months, maybe years.
I’m at mission 13 now, I think… Missions are getting longer and more complex at this point, so I guess I must be about halfway into the game now. Also, I love all the jokes and references to previous games in the franchise. The highlight so far was when, in a certain mission (12, IIRC), Dante said that he hadn’t used his brain that much in a loooong time. I laughed out loud. Gotta love their sense of humor.