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Old 02-17-2010, 07:17 PM   #31
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Dante's Inferno

DANTE'S INFERNO

For the record, I have not played any of the God of War games, which from what I've seen is the major complaint about Dante's Inferno--that it's essentially the same game in a different setting. I also am unfamiliar with The Divine Comedy, and most aspects of Christian religion, so excuse me if I've missed something factual.

The story is pretty straight forward: Dante's on an adventure to find his love in the depths of Hell. Each level you go downward into different sins/circles of Hell (lust, anger, gluttony etc.). Nothing too exciting or shocking, just a basic go save your love from Hell type story.

You begin the game by defeating the Grim Reaper (at least, I think that's who it was) and obtaining his scythe (melee), which becomes one of 2 main weapons. Your second weapon is the holy cross, a projectile weapon. Throughout the game, you can also obtain a handful of magic spells. Controls are pretty basic, nothing too complicated or exciting. With each kill, you collect souls, which you can redeem on the holy side (to make your cross stronger) or the unholy side (to make your scythe stronger). Also throughout the game you come across relic holders. Relics give a certain advantage, such as earning more exp or a chance to stun etc. You also come across sinners and certain demons, who you can absolve or punish, granting holy or unholy experience respectively.

The game is graphic, but not overly gory. Actually, there are a lot of boobs in this game. I mean, like.. a ton. I guess people don't have shirts in Hell. The cinematics were well done & well placed. Although the story isn't anything to brag about, I did enjoy it anyway.

Overall, the game took about 6 hours, however, I did half a second runthrough so I could get another acheivement and it went WAY fast. I could have done a whole other runthrough in 3 hours. Also upon the first completion, you unlock arena mode, which is a monotonous 50 levels of waves, that really do nothing but give you souls & experience. It was boring. Replayablility is low. The game was fun, but definitely not worth $60. With few hours of gameplay, and it's closeness to God of War (so I hear), it's rentable at best.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:22 PM   #32
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They have shirts in hell. It's just so hot in there...

Nice review. I saw the gametrailers review and it had similar remarks. I might try to rent it soon, once I go to Mass Effect rehab and learn to play other videogames.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:49 PM   #33
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ME2 has kind of ruined gaming for me, my bar is so high I can hardly see it anymore.

I thought Dantes was pretty awful for the many reasons I stated in the Games Completed thread.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #34
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I plan on renting Dante pretty soon since I finished Bayonetta (review coming really soon!) I am fairly sure I will probably buy God o' War 3, though.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:33 AM   #35
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Honestly, don't bother with Dantes.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:57 AM   #36
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DANTE'S INFERNO

For the record, I have not played any of the God of War games

I'm giving you till the end of next month to sort your issues out. Infact if you dont get the huge god of war 3 pack that comes with 1 and 2 upscaled for the ps3, I will send a horde of angry australian animals to destroy you. Two of the best games ever and you aint played them. Makes me GRAR
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:34 AM   #37
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Honestly, don't bother with Dantes.
But it'll be a free rental and I enjoyed the demo!
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:58 AM   #38
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I don't play Sony products so I haven't played many Sony exclusive games. My ex had a ps3 and I played warhawk a few times and I played a bit of folklore but that's it! I haven't owned a Sony product since the discman.
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I hate sony probably more then you but some things you need to make room for. PS3 is a worthy purchase. As disgusted as I am to say that.
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Dante's Inferno isn't similar to GoW, it literally copies almost every detail gameplay wise, just with different characters. The biggest differences are: GoW has more elaborate puzzles, GoW has a great story that is told in an amazingly epic way, the setting in GoW is just beautiful and has a grandness to it, yet with a natural feel, what you would expect a mythical Greece to look like. Dante's Inferno just seems to throw big random things at you just so you say AHH! It doesn't all fit together I guess, if that makes any sense. Lastly, Kratos is a bad ass motherfucker who will rip your face off and kicks the crap out of Gods. Dante is a religous nut who hardly talks and sounds like a blockheaded doofus when he does.
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I'd buy the game if you could play as Jesus ripping unbaptized babies apart and fondling hell-titties. Jesus loves the titties!
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AND you see Dantes willy.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:04 PM   #43
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^ I missed that.
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you obviously didn't watch the end credits/movie then
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I'd buy the game if you could play as Jesus ripping unbaptized babies apart and fondling hell-titties. Jesus loves the titties!
Hah, there are unbaptized babies that you get to kill.
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