I think i'm starting to like the new Dante now after i got over the initial shock... kinda like Zelda:Skyward Sword's new style, it just wasn't what i was expecting, but now I like both
Looking at DMC4's Dante, I realise that I don't really like the way he looks after all and imo DMC3 Dante is better... and the more I see of the new Dante the more I like his design even better, he does seem a lot "darker" and more serious than the old one
description of old Dante i found: "very laid back and often indifferent. He seems to be frequently in debt and never seems able to pay someone back. His favorite food is pizza and he loves a strawberry sundae" - not exactly the darkest/coolest character personality, he sounds a bit silly here - - - the new Dante really seems to be genuinely "bad"
Dante isn't supposed to be dark, he's supposed to be currazy. This new guy is like the nerdiest guy you can think of idea of what cool is.
Time for hype