It's not "Dante's" new looks everyone is freakin' out over, never was. It's the fact that the new Dante and old Dante have absolutely zero personality traits in common. Most people see it rather black 'n white in this way: "the old Dante was a badass, the new Dante is an emo". Hatin' on emos is still mainstream or somethin' of that sort, so all these DMC fans are jumpin' on the bandwagon, assuming the new Dante really is gonna be a whiny-ass annoyin' as shit emokid. Which sure as shit would insult the demonslayer he shares his name with. I was a bit wary of the new Dante's personality as well admittedly, but so long as the gameplay will be wintastic like DMC3, I'll buy it regardless.
... The topic aside, that chain of his looks broken for handlin' average enemies. Drive also looks ****in' useful, shockingly.