I find DMC difficult to enjoy. Not the gameplay but because the series pedigree and the whole 'style' thing. I'm used to fucking my way through games: muddling through, getting confident then immediately getting slammed down for it, then cheesing with items or broken gear to make up for my lack of skill. In other games this feels fine, since other games don't usually rank by style or things like that, or by having difficulty that outright encourages/requires cautious or cowardly play.
But DMC ranks your combat, tells you moment to moment how well you're doing (and how well you SHOULD be doing). If you fuck through you're not just going to get a shitty rank at the end of the mission, it's going to tell you in real time how bad you are. And the character you're playing as is supposed to be this cool dude who can pull off stylish stuff effortlessly (and does, in cutscenes anyway). Fucking through feels even worse with that in mind.