In my opinion, this is the best Devil May Cry since the 1st one. The collectors edition is a really nice deal. It comes with the game (:0) The first 5 episodes of the animated series, an offer for the 1st series DVD case FOR FREE(you pay $4 S&H) A Bonus Disc with 5 songs, backgrounds, and misc. pictures (you have to put the disc in your comp.) Oh yea and a nice metal case for it.
Now down to game play, as you all know a new character is introduced here, Nero, he plays similar, but not so similar to Dante. It is a very fun game, you do also get to play as Dante, he is a lot older and more comical than before. A definte game to pick up. It also has a very nice story, and a gripping intro (I was like 0_0 when i first seen it!)
Now with all this praise come some criticism, It is astronomically short. 1st time was 10.5 hours to beat, but every other play through was much longer (Different modes) But there is about 2 hours (give or take) Of cut-scenes.
And also, Dante was more of an after thought here (playability wise) As with him there is alot of back-tracking. Lady and Trish literally make a brief intro. Lady get the short end of the stick here, you only see her for 2mins and that at the bonus ending only!! And there you cant play them! Oh well maybe in DMC 5 (wonder when that will hit shelves o_o )
Overall these few things should not scare you away from this amazing title!
P.S. It's been lingering on my mind if this was Neros first appearance to make him a replacement to Dante (I love him but he is getting older now! *sniff*) Or if this was just a one time thing for him? Personally he is a cool character and would make a fitting replacement or cameo type character (like Dante was here)