Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition
To much like god of war
Well I have played it and it is good but I say it is all too familiar for hardcore gamers like me.I think its just a makeup of god of war but a cristian version.If you want to play a really good game play god of war.
Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy is perhaps one of the pest epics ever recorded. God of War III is arguably one of the better games in recent history. Put them togeather and you have a rather good game. The controls and feel is GOW-like as others have mentioned; however, GOW was a great game, so why would that be a bad thing. My main issue is with the "artistic license" the creters used. The game has Dante fighting in the 3rd crusadewhich took place in 1189. Although Dante's exact birth is unknown we can gather from the events in the Divine Comdey that he would have born somewhere around 1265 or so. We can assert this from the chronologies of the battles between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines that Dante was a part of. One bonus nice thing about this game is the Longfellow version Inferno is included in digital form on the special featres disc. Although this is now public domain, and could be found for free on the internet, it is still nice to have. My copy is pre-ordered! I can't wait for February!
Worth the money
First of all, i must say it is not often that i will brag on a game, but this game was well put together. The story line was well thought out, as was the game play. The controls are easy to pick up on, which means a lot in my opinion, there isn't too much to have to keep up with, so you can spend more time enjoying the game play and storyline. The only complaints i have about this game is the camera angles are sometimes less than desirable, and i felt there could have been more added to lengthen the game. Other than that if you enjoy the hack and slash style of game with a small puzzle element added then this is the game for you. I chose a mid range score on challenge because other than a few key parts it isn't all that difficult of a game. I have played a lot of games that tried to portray a glimpse into hell, this game did quite well at it. It follows very close to the actual "Dantes' Inferno" poem. But in the end i think that most will get a nice feeling of accomplishment for completing this game.
It's worth the buck
When I first got the game, I knew how it would be. I had already seen videos of the game play and became really interested in playing it. When I started playing, it became one of the best games i have ever played. The best part about the game when I played it was being able to do more fighting when I unlocked new abilities. When unlocking new abilities, I liked the combos that I can unleash. Now the story line to me, in my opinion, would be a good story line that fits this game. There were some things in the cut scenes I did not need to see but other than that it's good. Another thing I like is the extra playing level it has when you finish the game (yes I finished the game but still have more to do). When I played this level, I defeated all of the enemies and in the process obtained two trophies. I'm still playing the game trying get everything. Overall, it's a game worth buying and playing mainly if you're into games like this.
I have never played a God of War game before (I'm not really into that type of game usually) but maybe that's a good thing for this post. The storyline is probably the thing that attracted me most in the demo. It's dark, goth, and ominous and all that. The fighting was alright, pretty cool and everything. But it didn't really set itself apart from other games I've played of this similar style (ex: Devil May Cry). Square is horizontal attack, Triangle is vertical attack, yadda-yadda. The same old, same old. It was pretty, though a bit repetitive. You get to ride in beasts (which I hear is just like God of War) which is pretty sweet. I played this demo and the Bayonetta demo back to back though, and I have to say that Bayonetta seemed much more impressive in the combat and gameplay. If you were looking to buy this game purely for the cool, pretty combat and combos and all that then you may want to check out Bayonetta before deciding to just go with Dante's Inferno.
Pretty awesome game for a poem.
To start, the game is very easy on all difficulties but Infernal. Most things are killed really fast, AI doesnt get harder at the end of the game. <br>The graphics are pretty good, some things look a bit cartoony, Beatrice almost always looks like a cartoon :S<br>but other than that pretty good graphics.<br>The game is not vvery lengthy so if you're looking for a longtime game it's not that great. Even the two modes other than story are very shortlived. <br>The game has a great story dispite it being untrue to the poem. Of course things needed to be added to make the game interesting, the things that were added were great and not irrellavent. <br>The controls are very sharp and easy to get used to, it is kind of a button mashing type of game though. <br>Interface is very simple. Really, it is simple.<br>The soundtrack is a must buy for me. From the eary music to the solumn screams it is just blowing my brain out of my ears. The soundtrack is the greatest thing of the game.
Hell Hath Fury!
Dante's Inferno is unfortunately another God Of War clone. HOWEVER, there is nothing wrong with that. The God of War franchise is a well known well respected game. And just because any hack and slash game from now on that will ever be made will always be compared to or accused of being a clone to the G.O.W. series isn't really that bad of a thing. Even, Dante's Inferno takes some ideas from G.O.W. and they did whatever they could to make it there own and compete with G.O.W. And it works well. Dante's Inferno hasn't revolutionized the gaming industry, or even the genre but they did there job and that is making an interesting, and fun game. First story, the story is a variation on Dante Alighieri's timeless poem "The Divine Comedy" a story about one man's journey through the Nine Circles of Hell to save the one he loves, Beatrice. Along the way he fights hordes of demons who wish to stop him on his way to save his beloved. Second graphics and atmosphere. After playing this game you want to be a better person. The way Hell is portrayed in this game is scary. The proper use of dark shadowy graphics and scary scenery is bone chilling. That's where Dante's Inferno really gets you in a state of Awe. Hell is so scary with the tortured souls, and intimidating demons, makes it one of the scariest games to ever be conceived. Not saying scary like Dead Space, or F.E.A.R. is scary but it's more physiological scary because it gets you in that mindset of if you are a bad person in life this could happen to you (of course depending on your religion). Third game play. Game play is very similar to G.O.W. in where you have your light, and heavy attacks, magic, and special items. However even though it is much like G.O.W. Dante's Inferno does well to have it's own way of doing things, and show it has some new fresh ideas on how to improve it's certain style of gaming. Fourth, and final we have Unholy, and Holy ways of playing this game. Through out the game you will be given choices to either help those trapped in Hell, or punish them and showing them why there are there in the first place. These actions can lead to leveling up either your Holy or Unholy powers, and using your souls you collect to purchase new magic, attacks, or leveling up Dante. FINAL THOUGHTS: Dante's Inferno may not be the greatest hack and slash games of all time even though I will admit it's based off of one of the best stories of all time therefore in my opinion ONE OF THE BEST STORIES in video game history (my personal opinion). But it does the genre proud by doing it right, and showing why this genre of games is so much fun. FINAL RATING: 9.1/10 It's a fun game for anyone who's a fan of the hack and slash genre, with a great story, fun game play, and the scariest environment ever. This game truly makes you feel like you go to Hell.
Now before I start I just want to get one thing out of the way, yes this is a total God of War clone and it was made and released just before God of war III purely to attempt to steal some of its fan-base, though I think that's wrong that doesn't make Dante's Inferno any worse a game. The game itself is well-made, the combat is fun, the musical score and voice acting is good, the story is interesting as are the cast of characters you encounter and the graphics are great. At a price of $20> you will not be disappointed, however there are better games that you should consider before this.
I bought this game and was really excited to play it because of the demo but then started to play the game and its gets very repeatative and boring. It only took me 6 hours to beat the game and i was not amazed by the level of difficulty the game had to offer. If you have a choice between this game and Darksiders choose Darksiders, the story mode is better the game is more challenging and will take about 25 hrs to beat. I expected more from this game and was dissappointed. The game starts out very well and the story gets you hooked but you quickly find yourself beating the same people over and over again. The bosses are not too tough to beat, the harderst boss for me to beat was Dante's Father and that took me 20 mins. The other problem i have with this game is the camera angles that they have in the game and wish that they allowed you to control the camera so you can see the enviroment. All and all it was a great concept for the a game and the beginning is great but the story quickly falls apart and game is very short.
All Flame No Game
I bought this game because the trailer looked awesome and when you first start to play it, it is pretty cool. This game had a lot of potential as you travel through hell to save your one true love. But after you play through the first few levels, then it starts to come across as shampoo instructions- lather, rinse, repeat. As the "bosses" are quite interesting and present a challenge, the hard part to bare is the semi-boredom that occurred getting to those points. I've played many games that have kept me up all night and then feeling like calling in sick the next day, because I wanted to try to get passed the next monster/level... Sadly, this game wasn't one of them. I actually played this game for a couple of hours while my head was bobbing, trying to stay awake, and then going to work the next day really refreshed. This game had a lot of potential and should have went in a different direction instead of going the God Of War route.