The Devil may Cry animated series is a lot like the games. Hugely over-the-top action with swords and guns, breaking the laws of physics for fun and profit, etc. Like the games as well, the plot of the overall arc was alright. Nothing awards-worthy, but enjoyable. Some individual episodes are very good, and they never go below "okay." They run the risk of Boring Invincible Hero
with Dante, since he has Plot Armor
for the games that happened after, but it is so crazy that I didn't mind as the series went on. Besides, they Lampshade
the whole thing anyways saying that the games are Dante's toughest missions and this is about the challenge of what tends to go down between games.
Also like the games, the character of Dante is easily the best part. He and Patty are both very well written for themselves, moreso than the plots themselves or other characters. It does make the consistency an issue, but it's nothing too serious. As usual, Dante is a super XL Ham
with a lot more to his personality than he lets on, and Patty is surprisingly a good addition considering that whole thing with adding kids to an adult story, and she works very well. Morrisson is well-written in his dialog but his personality isn't fleshed as much as it could and should be, I hope to see him in any future games.
So in the end it's a fun show to watch if you are already a fan of the series, if you aren't then maybe not. I sure as hell enjoyed it.