Summary: I really wanted to like this game. I was itching to play a quality hack and slash like god of war and saw some positive reviews for this game. Sadly I was disappointed by the overall experience. Gameplay: It's your basic hack and slash full of combos, a leveling system that allows to you unlock more moves and some spells that you gradually gain as you progress.
Summary: I read Dante's Inferno in college so I decided to give the game a shot. The game has very beautiful graphics. The game uses a fixed camera which annoys some people but it did not bother me at all. The 2-D cinematic scenes were looked great. The story was compelling but altered a bit to suit a hack and slash game. The main reason this game is not a 4 or 5 star game is because of the game play experience. There is little to no variation in the combos.
Summary: Title says it all. The fighting is a lot like Ninja Gaiden but there are a lot of little tasks and puzzles you have to do that usually take exact timing. And for the average person, it's impossible to do these tasks on the first try. You have to do these stupid tasks and puzzles over and over and over and over and over again, often restarting way before said task, with several mobs to fight before you can even get back to this stupid annoying task.
Summary: As GameInformer stated "Hells needs more good ideas." Now, I assumed they were being narrow minded and this would actually be a great game. But after playing it I can see they are right. INot worth $60, maybe after it drops to <$30. But it's worth a rent for the easy achievements, maybe...
Pros: It has a cool story to it, even if it wasn't an original plot.
Cons: The gameplay is very repetitive, the puzzles are nothing special at all, and the game is very short. It has very little replay value as well. I think the game in entertain long enough to get through most of it, but it gets boring before you finish it.
Summary: No SPOILERS. This is not a "bad" game (my review is really 3.5 stars, but that's not possible here). Five years ago, this game could have been all the rage. But it's horribly derivative now. But if this was just a God-of-War knockoff, that would be okay - nothing wrong with going with what's good. Problem is, it's not. It's nowhere near as good, even after being later in time. Unless you're a DIE HARD for this genre (GOW, Devil May Cry, Rygar anyone?