Rated 7 out of 10
by Godzilla 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Snipe Good but...
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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Capt.Les 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by nbcboy20 it's aight
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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Pwningkid95 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.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Boson_Boy Eh
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.
Rated 5 out of 10 by JoeP 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by jat-m12 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by [BooM] Mark State of surprise!
I downloaded the demo beginning of the week. Upon playing, I was instantly hooked to the game play. Indeed very similar movements and on-demand button cue for executions (just like GOW) but honestly who cares! Im anticipating GOW3, but don't be fooled - Dante's Inferno ranks high on the charts. Anyone who likes GOW would like Dante's Inferno. The demo takes you through some basic fighting skills and combats - after it was done I wanted more! So I suppose the publishers did a good job in that :) The only negative thing is (and maybe this is because I'm getting used to the third person 360 degree movements) - you seem to be in a linear path of game play. Yes you can dash sideways, back, forward but it would nice to stand still and move a camera 360 for environment view. Maybe this is what 3rd person shooter games do to you-- but anyways I pre-ordered the game and official guide. Thanks for reading!
Rated 0 out of 10 Definitely Worth Buying at some point....
I think the biggest problem with this game is that it is coming out BEFORE the GOW series ends... If it came out after GOW then everyone would be like..AWESOME another game like GOW; I gotta get it because GOW was such an awesome series!! However, since it is slated to come out just before GOW III then it is getting criticized for its mimicry. Granted it has a lot of mechanics that GOW introduced to the world of action/adventure games, but this is a good thing because all the mechanics are fun and engaging...a lot of forthcoming action games utilize these mechanics such as Darksiders and even Bayonetta to some degree and I am sure there will be more to follow...but this is in no way a bad thing...Currently the only way to top or add more to what GOW already introduced is to enter the ludicrous realm of Bayonetta/DMC where things are so over the top that you either like the absurdity or you don't.