BackgroundInspired by the real Dante Alighieri, but adapted for a new generation and a new medium, the hero of the game is a soldier who defies death and fights for love against impossible odds. The Italian mercenary Dante returns home from the wars to find that his beloved Beatrice has been murdered, and her soul pulled down into Hell by a dark force. He gives chase, and vows to get her back. For weapons, he wields Death's soul-reaping scythe, and commands holy powers of the cross, given to him by Beatrice.
"At the midpoint on the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost" (opening line of The Divine Comedy). In the game, Dante goes on a spectacular journey through the afterlife to save his beloved Beatrice from the clutches of evil. But what starts out as a rescue mission quickly changes into a redemption story, where Dante must confront his own dark past and the sins he carries with him into Hell. He faces the epic inhospitable terrain of the underworld, huge monsters and guardians, sinister demons, the people and sins of his past, and the ultimate traitor: Lucifer himself.
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Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
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A few years down the line and Heavy Rain is ready to launch later this month. This is at the top of my list for many reasons, if there were those who thought I just picked up exclusive games out of sheer fanboyism. Firstly, Heavy Rain will be like nothing you have ever played or experienced before in your entire life. The mini-interactions as well the actual drama is just unheard of in the modern age of gaming. It's only recently that I have managed to play titles in which moral choices have an impact on plot (Rise of the Argonauts, Dragon Age: Origins), but the thought of the game being driven by your choices alone is a good one.
Bioshock 2: When the first Bioshock was announced for the PlayStation 3, there were plenty of people up in arms, and for a time, I couldn't see what all of the fuss was about until I picked up my own copy. Bishock is one of those timeless action shooters that never gets old, the prime attraction being the setting and integration of Plasmids. I haven't really been keeping an eye on Bioshock 2, and I am still undecided one whether to buy it or leave it.
The game is set ten years since the ending of the first and players return to Rapture as a Big Daddy. It's evident that Rapture is still hostage to the hordes of splicers that roam its halls, though the protagonist's incentives are not hinted at. Multiplayer will be included, and 2K have assured fans that it is not just another tacked on online component.
Dante's Inferno: As some will know, I am a huge fan of God of War, and when I heard Visceral would be trying to make a game identical to the series, I was overjoyed. Dante's Inferno follows the tale of Dante as he plummets into hell in order to find his wrongly judged love, Beatrice and save her from eternal suffering.
The fiction is there, but when I picked up the demo, I was less than impressed. Compared to the fluidity and power in God of War, Dante's Inferno struggles greatly. With that said, I will still give the game a rent to see if Visceral have delivered another stellar title to next-gen gaming systems.
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- Genre: Action/Adventure (PS3)
- Theme(s): Dark Fantasy, Ancient Cultures
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Visceral Games
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released North America Feb 9, 2010 Europe Feb 5, 2010 Japan Feb 18, 2010 Australia Feb 4, 2010
- Also known as:
- Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen in Japan