**bleep** the barrel + ak47 combo. It's far too easy to do and gains a HUGE amount of AP. At this point, it's worse than the Kratos square spammers. The only way I could think of fixing this is to give the AK the same damage properties as Dante's pistols. Now, don't say that "the AK is more powerful than Ebony and Ivory" when the pistols can keep demons aloft for extended periods of time.
And also, be honest. You all get annoyed by the barrel + ak47 combo and those of you who do can go **bleep** yourselves.
Among the many dumb things that is the AK, one that completely baffles me is the stationary shot vs the running one. When Drake stand still and shoots, he only has a couple shots, then he has to take time to reload. But when he runs, he not only gets the benefit of movement, he has a longer clip, and he doesn't even have to freaking reload!! Superbot what kind of design is that!? The standing still shot should have the longer clip since he can't move. And the run and gun gives you the benefit of moving but should have a shorter clip as a trade off. And he should reload no matter what.
But no, that would be logical design. Instead, let's put all the advantages and power on one move, and make the other one completely obsolete and a joke by comparison. Sound good?