Excerpt: There has been quite a lot going on in the Hell department over the last month or so and the game sandwiched in the middle is EA’s Dante’s Inferno, developed by Visceral Games. Based loosely on the 14th century script from Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno is a hack and slash adventure leading you through the 9 circles of hell and seriously resembles a certain other franchise that is exclusive to Sony. The story itself is best described this way.
Conclusion: So while it’s hard to fault the efficiency of Visceral’s final product – all carping aside, the controversial license has at least been handled with a certain care given that this is a videogame and not an academic study – Dante’s Inferno is too familiar, too regressive and too content to do the necessary minimum to recommend wholeheartedly.
Summary: Visceral Games really captured the story of “Dante’s Inferno” and did a great job bringing it to game form. While the game may pull a lot mechanics from other games, it’s still fun to play, especially for 360 owners who normally couldn’t play
. The game may be short, but fans of hack-and-slashers will find a good game here. Fans of the genre or even people curious about how “Dante’s Inferno” translates into a game ought to pick it up.
Summary: Dante’s Inferno is a well-made game from any mechanical standpoint. However, the depressing subject matter, occasionally annoying controls, and archaic reliance on quick time events turn what could have been an awesome game into just another God of War clone. There is nothing that breaks this game, but there isn’t much that makes it great either. Dante doesn’t seem to be having fun in Hell, and that makes it hard for the player to have any fun.
Highly violent game with nudity, disturbing imagery, & gore.
Common Sense Media
11 June 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Dante's Inferno is a very violent, gory game meant only for adult eyes. Using a scythe and Holy Cross, players can lop off heads, dismember enemies' limbs, and literally split foes in half. Prepare to see plenty of blood spewing from foes. Some enemies are particularly vile and disturbing, such as gluttonous behemoths spewing vomit and "unblessed infants," babies with blades for arms.
Excerpt: Dante's Inferno uses the classic of literature of the same name as the inspiration for its setting, but beyond that it doesn't have a lot in common with the original masterpiece. In the game, Dante is a crusader who is as brutal a man as he is a soldier. He is stabbed in the back by an assassin before he can return home, and as he makes the transition to the afterlife he learns that his father and wife and have been murdered during his absence.
Excerpt: Street Fighter. The name’s familiar to everyone, be they gamers or not. Such is its popularity that across the globe, massive tournaments focusing solely on the series are still held annually, with massive cash prizes for the most talented beat-‘em-up masters to get their iron fists on. On the other end of the spectrum, non-gamers will surely have heard of the series via the existing and upcoming live action films and numerous animés it has inspired.
Conclusion: Dante's Inferno laisse une trace dans les esprits grâce à son ambiance très sombre et son univers jusqu'ici peu exploré. Mais pour ce qui de son gameplay, le jeu n'affiche aucune originalité et a la mauvaise idée de répéter inlassablement les mêmes séquences de jeu. Si Dante's Inferno ne disposait pas d'autant de distractions visuelles ou sonores, il n'aurait certainement pas susciter autant l'intérêt.
Pros: Une prise en main rapide, Un univers inédit, Une ambiance bien rendue, Des graphismes soignés
Cons: Redondance du gameplay, Phases de QTE lassante, Durée de vie
Excerpt: Dante’s Inferno is in the vein of Sony’s excellent God of War series, or more accurately, it’s almost a God of War game under a different title. It’s fair to say that perhaps Visceral Games (developer of the excellent Dead Space) have taken inspiration a little too far and I’ll warn you now, this review is going to contain the three words God of War on numerous occasions throughout, it’s simply unavoidable.
Conclusion: I do believe the game is worth that price. (PRICE VALUE: 6.5/10) (Overall: 7.5/10) Well that's it for Dante's Inferno . If you liked this review be sure to check out my other ones: Resident Evil 5, Grand Theft Auto 4, Bioshock 2 (plus DLC), Mega Man 10, Bionic Commando, Wanted: Weapons of Fate, Terminator: Salvation, Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Call of Duty 3, and The Walking Dead .