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. Man goes off...
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.
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.
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 is undoubtedly just another action game that doesn't stand out among its peers. While short, every minute of it is enjoyable and challenging, and it succeeds in being a quality addition to the long list of western style action games.
Highly violent game with nudity, disturbing imagery, & gore.
Common Sense Media
22 April 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: As much as I still like my PSP Go (I'm apparently in the minority there), it has fallen victim to an overarching and painfully annoying trend. Why is it that the ports of console games are being released on the PSP right as the original is becoming old news? Ghostbusters had an almost six-month layover on its way to the system, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories followed the Wii version by about two months and now, EA's Dante's Inferno has missed the console game's date by...