I'm going to give this one a try. My doubts have been minimised, with Matt (and now Ed) giving DmC his seal of approval.
Games have been hugely derided in the past, only for the haters to have to eat their words with a side of humble pie later. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a perfect example, the beautifully charming living cartoon visuals didn't come over well in screenshots, but when you see it in motion you see what Nintendo were aiming for.
I hope that enough fans keep an open mind and buy this, so it isn't branded a failure and ends up in the bargain bin. This kind of action game doesn't break any records to begin with, but when people boycott them for stupid reasons that don't matter, what publisher is going to sign off on them in future?
Deck the halls with bows and troll fat, fa la la la la la FUS RO DAH!