Dante's Inferno (Xbox 360) Review - PAGE 1

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PangTong_Blademaster Feb 13, 10
Great review, and one I thoroughly enjoyed. As a big hack n' slash enthusiast 7 is a pretty accurate and fair score when stood next to alternatives such as Bayonetta and God of War III.

Only a couple of minor criticisms.

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Lovely Beatrice is not a childhood crush but his wife, whose soul is taken by Lucifer as punishment for Dante’s sins.
I couldn't understand the sentence, though it may be because I am a British reader.

Also, there were a couple double spaces here and there.

Keep up the good work Lydia
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yugiRULER Feb 13, 10
I think it would be worth more than 7, cause think about it. Yeah the basic gameplay is used from things like god of war and Bayonetta, but really it was all made from scratch. Every one of those bosses, even Cerberus was not a three headed giant worm in the book, so where would they ever get this unbelievable idea to do that? And in the book, beatrice wasn't a childhood crush, only in real life, and that has nothing to do with what we are dealing with, so I don't see why it should be mentioned.
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The Stinger Feb 14, 10
Id say a 7.5 is pretty close to what this game deserves. For 65 dollars, a game you can finish in 6 hours with such a linear campaign is just not going to rate that high.

The game is very reminiscent of God of War's playstyle with the fixed camera, and button sequence interactive finishers. The problem is that there are not enough enemy types, nor finishers to keep this gameplay from getting very very stale.


Absolving the notorious damned souls, or punishing them has no impact on the game ending. I had thought finishing the game while doing nothing but absolution to as many enemies and souls as I could would give me a different ending from me punishing everything I could sink my scythe into.

This couldve offered some replay value, but it falls short.

Its a cool game and story, and It should be played at least once, but I cant see the justification in charging 65 bucks for this very short, linear GoW knockoff.

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RabidChinaGirl Feb 14, 10
quote PangTong_Blademaster
Only a couple of minor criticisms.

quote Review
Lovely Beatrice is not a childhood crush but his wife, whose soul is taken by Lucifer as punishment for Dante’s sins.
I couldn't understand the sentence, though it may be because I am a British reader.

Also, there were a couple double spaces here and there.
1) Reference to her relationship to Alighieri.

2) Que? Keep in mind there is double spacing after periods.


quote The Stinger
Its a cool game and story, and It should be played at least once, but I cant see the justification in charging 65 bucks for this very short, linear GoW knockoff.
Agreed, yes, on the fact that it may not be worth full price to many gamers.
Does indeed feel like a very, VERY close knock-off of GoW.

Enjoyed the Holy/Unholy aspect immensely, though, along with the talent trees.
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reaver11 Feb 14, 10
One thing I really liked about it was the collectibles. GOW doesn't really have any other than the Gorgon Eyes and Pheonix Feathers, and I for one really enjoy scouring levels and areas for hidden alcoves containings lots of treasures. So props to them for creating some unique things to look for. Not to mention Dante's Journal. That was really cool how they had info on all the damned souls you absolve/damn. And Vergil's commentaries were of course very cool too.

I'd rate the game an 8/10 just because it did some interesting things but at the same time just basically used a cut n' paste of GOW. I enjoyed it a lot though and am looking forward to what they plan to do with the sequel.
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 14, 10
quote reaver11
I enjoyed it a lot though and am looking forward to what they plan to do with the sequel.
Hate to break it to ya', but EA's got no plans for a sequel at the moment.
They said as much during that Q&A we posted last month.


http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Games/Previews/dantes_inferno/
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reaver11 Feb 14, 10
Well it should happen considering it says "to be continued" at the end. But they could have just done that to give them a window in case they decide to do one.
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 14, 10
quote reaver11
Well it should happen considering it says "to be continued" at the end. But they could have just done that to give them a window in case they decide to do one.
Dante's Paradise, coming 20XX!

P.S. to readers, I actually didn't dock points for its similarities to other action titles.
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The Sleeping Dragon Feb 14, 10
quote RabidChinaGirl
quote reaver11
Well it should happen considering it says "to be continued" at the end. But they could have just done that to give them a window in case they decide to do one.
Dante's Paradise, coming 20XX!

P.S. to readers, I actually didn't dock points for its similarities to other action titles.

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Now I didn't play it, but perhaps instead the minions of hell, the minions of heaven this time around?
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yugiRULER Feb 14, 10
I never read paradise, I don't know what might happen. And why do people keep comparing this to GoW? Thats so incredibly annoying! It's not there fault hell is in the same region that holds gods, and what other way were they going to have you play the game? Walking around with the master sword and a green tunic? No, you have to have a hack n' slash when it comes to a giant scythe, and hell. I really don't see any other similarity to GoW other than the playing style, and thats used all the time in different games, so who cares? Think about all of those incredible giant stationary screaming objects in the game, or that awesome snake head in lust that you had to open up, there are a lot of things in this game that take it away from GoW, it's not their fault Dante Alighieri wrote about hell with Satan and Cerberus in it, and besides, isn't cerberus always in hell? Stop comparing, it's not cool.

My score- 8.5/10
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PangTong_Blademaster Feb 14, 10
From what I actually played I would rate it a little lower. In comparison to games such as Bayonetta and God of War, the combat feels much lighter and weaker in places. Overall, it just seems a little out of place amongst the big-hitters of the genre.
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 15, 10
quote The Sleeping Dragon
quote RabidChinaGirl
quote reaver11
Well it should happen considering it says "to be continued" at the end. But they could have just done that to give them a window in case they decide to do one.
Dante's Paradise, coming 20XX!

P.S. to readers, I actually didn't dock points for its similarities to other action titles.

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Now I didn't play it, but perhaps instead the minions of hell, the minions of heaven this time around?
Then we'll start comparing it to Bayonetta/DMC4.
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yugiRULER Feb 15, 10
There are just way to many games out there, we'll never stop having something to compare everything to. Thats just what happens eventually.
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