Excerpt: Initially, Dantes Inferno impressed me. As an artist, I was in awe at the games striking clarity, flawless rendering and twisted, unique design. One of the first circlesLustintroduced me to the macabre, tormented world I was set to endure, forcing me to work my way up a seemingly endless tower, battling continuously-spawning souls, all the while a nude, monstrous succubus stalked the outside, waiting for my ascent.
Excerpt: First thing’s first – we need to clear up a little misconception: Dante’s Inferno is a game of quality, with high production values and attention to detail – there’s certainly nothing ‘lazy’ about the work that’s gone into the development behind this third-person action adventure title, as I’ve read so many times in the run-up to the launch of the game.
Summary: While Dante slices through the belly of an undead beast with his razor-sharp scythe, traverses a crumbling bridge with a quick-time event, and overthrows the ruler of a damned land with vicious determination, a burst of familiarity might flash through your mind. From the gothic art style and the vengeance-fueled story to the stationary camera clearly displaying the blood-splattering combat, Dante's Inferno is a wholesale imitation of the superb God of War series.
Pros: Combat is bloody good fun, Some of the creature designs are gloriously vile
Cons: Final one-third of the game is lousy, Puzzles are either way too easy or just lame, Uneven difficulty too often relies on cheap deaths
Summary: Though Dante's Inferno doesn't change the landscape of the action game, I won't fault it for doing something so many other games have obviously failed at. Visceral Games identified gameplay we love, successfully transplanted it to somewhere new, added a few welcomed wrinkles to the formula and delivered it before Kratos's return. Dante's Inferno helps supports the theory that sometimes, same is good.
Pros: Properly executes the best parts of God of War's combat, Utilizes its literary roots without beating you over the head, Good vs. evil skill trees encourage multiple playthroughs
Cons: Glitches suggest a slightly rushed product, Game's end battles make God of War's same mistakes, Once you strip away the inspirations, it's not very unique
Excerpt: While it has little in common with the source material, Visceral Games’ adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem is by and large an entertaining descent into the underworld. Each of Hell’s nine circles are realised with care and character, but without innovative gameplay and with some downright outmoded game mechanics, there’s not quite enough here to distinguish Dante’s Inferno from the raft of action adventure titles available to gamers...
Pros: Aesthetically, much attention has been paid to detail in most of the level designs. As you’d expect, each has its own unique theme and is accompanied by appropriately depressing audio. An extremely kind checkpoint system and controls that are very easy to learn.
Cons: A fixed camera angle and far too many quick-time events. An imbalance between levelling Dante’s two skill trees. An all too frequent and wearisome minigame inside. The circle of Fraud is simply uninspired.
Conclusion: Combat is exactly what you can expect from this style of game, fast and frantic, with combo rewards only the masters will attain. Inevitably this game is short and average. It does everything it says it was going to do, but nothing more. So if you want to fight the legions of Hell and fight Lucifer himself, do so with the knowledge you will get a good experience and some replayability out of it.
Pros: Awesome Camera. Fantastic Level Design. Good amount of unlockables & extras
Cons: Enemies become repetitive. Aiming Issues. Very Short
Excerpt: Biblically themed hack and slash games seem pretty popular at the moment. This year we’ve already been fighting angels in Bayonetta and defeating the devil in Darksiders . Now Electronic Arts have thrown their hat in to the ring with Dante’s Inferno , a game loosely based on the fourteenth century poem The Divine Comedy . It may be a bit late to the party, but how does it compare to its competitors, both of which have distinguished themselves with honour?
Excerpt: ¿Por qué has hecho posibles semejantes atrocidades? ¿Por qué no has castigado al obispo cuando aseguró que todos nuestros pecados serían absueltos si íbamos a las Cruzadas? He tenido que matar, he tenido que traicionarme a mi mismo… Y sobrevivir haciendo cosas de las que nunca me creí capaz ¿Para qué? ¿Para qué Señor?
Conclusion: Dante’s Inferno är inte speciellt unikt på något sätt, men det har en bra story som bär hela spelet, det här blandat med ett helt skapligt levelsystem och ett lätthanterligt stridssystem gör att man åtminstone bör ta sig en närmre titt och avverka minst en genomspelning innan man lägger denna titeln åt sidan. Om du kan bortse från vissa frustrerande element och om du har gott om tålamod med vissa saker i spelet så är det ett garanterat bra köp.