Well demo is out.
You know how you can unlock Trish in DMC2, which gives you the DMC1 moveset and combo style? Yeah I liked DMC2 after you unlock Trish WAAAAAAAAY more than this pos, which is what this game feels like, in fact this is a gameplay sequel to DMC2. Plus the difficulty of the demo made DMC2 look like DMC3. Wasn't quite vanilla NG3 bad...I think. Style switching is like Heavenly Sword in which you have to hold down either trigger for which style you want, yeah sucked in Heavenly Sword and still sucks now.
Animations felt really stiff and clunky to me, and the not quite solid 30 frames per second isn't helping. Aireal combos just felt awkward, and I thought animations for it were pretty bad and sometimes just looked silly (didn't flow, or feel, half as good as it is in Bayonetta, or even Nero in DMC4). For a developer known for visuals (and not much else).....the Unreal Engine has seen better days. Plus the lack of the series signature lock-on button is just annoying, and of course motions for special move buttons are changed to Bayonetta's motions without the lock-on button shortcuts (like Metal Gear Rising, but they still left in a freaking lock on button, just don't have to hold it down, since removing a lock-on button altogether with this type of gameplay is fucking retarded).
Dodging is back to being tied to a button like in DMC2, however it's now tied to a shoulder button (R1) so more blatant Bayonetta rip-offage. Yeah that's right, you have to hold the triggers to change styles, yet dodge is R1. It's so awesome not being able to dodge while in R2 style. I forgot to check to see if you can customize controls though, or how much you can change if you can.
Well the developers said Bayonetta was the action gaming they were aiming to beat, and this is still a Capcom game. So to keep it short, in typical Capcom tradition they just ripped-off there competition and made everything much worse to make it different.
Well demo is available to everyone, you can play it and see if you like it or have a massive brain fart.