after being away from my game systems for more than 2 years, I finally got an apartment with my girlfriend and brought my saturn, dreamcast, and ps2 up from florida. I had a chance to play the first dmc when it came out, and loved it. then I heard the second one wasn't any good, so I skipped it, and got dmc3:se 2 months ago. now that we're all moved in I started playing this beast last week, and played it for easily 5 hours yesterday. I've got to say, I forgot how much I love playing games. the harder, the better, as far as I'm concerned, and this one's right up my alley. it's so fast and frenetic, and I love how you can't just rely on saving it to get by. you die? back to the beginning of the level, buster. I remember there were people who had talked about this when it came out, but I just wanted to add my comments on it, since it's the newest game I've played in 2 years. one quick question though--does anyone know if when you beat it, you get to keep your learned abilities and weapons to go through it again? I sure hope so.