Dante was in fact quite awesome, however, Awesome is a matter of opinion.
but just because he is awesome, doesn't mean that another character can't be awesome too.
Nero was a method of creating a new character with similar yet contrasting play mechanics and dynamics. also, having Nero as the newcomer allowed them to keep the perfected gameplay of Dante pure, without stacking new mechanics on top of him, Dante is already complicated enough. in addition, they presented dante through the eyes of nero as a lens to see the already existing legend, so narratively speaking and mechanically speaking, Nero was a good addition.
Last edited by Engelus; 03-21-08 at 06:02 PM.