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.
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.
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.
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 .
Excerpt: prior to its release had done little to spark my interest in the game. The controversial marketing campaigns, one involving indulging one's sins, did nothing to further my understanding of the game, and instead were received as unsubstantiated hype for a game that was likely going to under deliver.
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.
Excerpt: I got to see Dante's Inferno at last year’s E3. I, along with several of staffers, sat in on a demo at EA's booth with Visceral Games showing us the ropes. After sitting down and watching this demo the game became one of my most wanted after seeing it in action. The subject matter was one of the selling features for me. So now that the game is on shelves how did the final product turn out?