If you loved NG1 or 2 you will love this, its much like NG2 now (unlike the original NG3), so far there have been no cheap enemies who spam incendiary shruikens that you cannot avoid. (And i have been playing on hard from the get go). The story is ok, was never strong in NG series but that isn't the point, the point is the action and i love it.. There are so many combos I can not keep count of them, even scrolling through the list for one weapon is like holy hell.... takes forever to reach the bottom.
*Everything good that was about NG2 is improved, better and more fun and challenging.
*Everything NG3 was supposed to be, makes NG3 feel like a beta version.
*Cheap enemies present in NG2 and 1 do not exist, rocket launcher spammers die in 1 hit and less of them.
*No vigoorian flails, nunchucks, giant sword or tonfa's.
*Frame rate drops = bullet time mode/slow down because of no frame skip... (although somewhat helpful if you're in a bad situation xD)
*Dismemberments are a bit hard to see (obliteration kills) nevertheless very awesome to perform.
*Wish there were more perks
*Needs alternate weapons for ayane, although it is fine to be honest.
*Certain fiend-type mobs have way too much health and require ultimate technique spamming.
*No DLC to add anything like that :(
Final note: Although con's list is longer, pro's outweigh it, great addition to the NG series.