I've seen lots of theories thrown around about what sorts of things can affect your score and style meter, but lots of those theories seem to be based on anecdotal evidence or knowledge of previous DMC games (which may or may not have any relevance here). I'm looking for verified, concrete information about all of the things that affect it, if possible.
- Does it differ between difficulty levels?
- Does "combo variety" matter, and if so, what are the rules?
- Is it affected by the hits you inflict or receive (either damage amount, or number of hits)?
- Based on the above, are there any reliable rules of thumb to follow for people who want to chase high scores?