BackgroundIn 1300 Dante Alighieri wrote "The Divine Comedy." Part one, called "Dante's Inferno" described Hell in 9 circles. It forever changed people's view of the afterlife and it's readers feared judgment.
Based on the immensely influential classic poem, Dante's Inferno takes you on an epic quest of vengeance and redemption through the Nine Circles of Hell.
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So I hear you guys like video games. That's good, because I like video games too, which means we can not be enemies. That is optimal for all parties.
If you gamers haven't been keeping track of the front page content, shame on you. We've got a crap ton of new reviews and other gaming features... so SHAME ON YOU. Don't worry, I know how you can redeem yourself. Yes, it's not too late to read all that awesomeness, and I've got the links right here.
The most recent is, of course, DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce for Xbox 360 and PS3, from KOEI. Caps are official, yes. Japanese companies, what're you gonna do, right? Anywaaaay, you should read this review, especially if you like DW. One thing about the game that bugged me was the lack of custom character creation. Turns out it's still awesome, and I'm betting we'll get Create-A-Warrior in the sequel, assuming there is one.
LINK: DYNASTY WARRIORS: Strikeforce (Xbox 360) Review
As for everything else? Prepared to be bombarded with WIN! There are reviews all over the damn place, plus one preview. Clicky click, kiddies. Now, I need to make up for lost sleep. And not play games I've been wanting to play. Like Dragon Age. Or Assassin's Creed II. Nor BioShock 2...
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[image1 link=yes width=345 height=193] An embodiment of Hell, apparently. How about another tour of Hell,... posted Feb 05, 10 9:35pm
Everyone knows the only good reason to watch TV is for video game ads, especially when they're posted Feb 02, 10 11:05pm
Heavy Rain: I was more of a casual gamer the first time I saw Heavy Rain footage at an E3 event. At this time, we had no clue as to what the plot or gameplay would be like, we were just introduced to one of the four leading characters.
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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Okay people, been a while since I updated, but I've noted before I'm no good at keeping blogs. Was pretty excited for them back in middle/high school, and I'm no longer in either of those. Besides, it's all about friggin' Twitter now.
Anyway, if you haven't already noticed, our front page is exploding with content. I know you anime-philes dig Nexon, so you should check out our Q&A for their Bomberman-esque game PopTag! (already out in Korea) coming to North America soon... if you haven't already. CLICK HERE!
For "core" gamers, our Mass Effect 2 exclusive interview Q&A thing with project director Casey Hudson was posted last night. Looks like those who responded to it on various forums are most interested in the prospect of more love interests. Likely more alien options this time, SWEET.
LINK: Mass Effect 2 Interview: Beyond Space
Aaand I just published our Darksiders review a little bit ago. Yes, I know it's late, but it's totally THQ's PR's fault. Bah, I'm sure none of you want to hear about the nastiness of industry relations, so I'll just give you the link and say that it was a great game. I'd play more, but I've got to review Army of Two: The 40th Day. Before that, gonna get some sleep and prepare for a phone (group) interview with the Dante's Inferno producer and a bunch of other journalist-type people. Hope that goes smoothly...
Er, Darksiders review GET!
LINK: Darksiders (Xbox 360) Review
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[image1 link=yes width=345 height=244] Alighieri must be rolling in his grave right now. Surprisingly... posted Jan 12, 10 12:25am
[image1 link=yes width=210 height=231 float=right] Ah anime, taking over every aspect of traditionally Western... posted Nov 13, 09 6:53pm
Many are no doubt skeptical of Dante's Inferno, with the game being branded as a "God of War rip-off" already. But... posted Nov 10, 09 7:39pm
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Visceral Games
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
Released North America Feb 9, 2010 Europe Feb 26, 2010 Japan Feb 18, 2010 Australia Feb 25, 2010
- Also known as:
- Dante's Inferno: Shinkyoku Jigoku-Hen in Japan