Considering how straightforward the game really is, DMC5’s action has to work well. There wouldn’t be much of a reason to play otherwise. While the world is a gorgeously detailed, fully realized hellscape, there isn’t much to explore. It’s mostly a series of hallways that connect larger rooms where the combat happens. There’s some light platforming and a few simple puzzles to solve as well as a handful of (barely) hidden areas where you can find power-ups, but mostly the world is basic in its layout.