Dante's Inferno PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Dante's Inferno tells an adapted story that focuses on delivering a blockbuster 3rd person action game experience while bringing Alighieri's depiction of Hell to the medium. Players assume the role of Dante, who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered,Dante's Inferno tells an adapted story that focuses on delivering a blockbuster 3rd person action game experience while bringing Alighieri's depiction of Hell to the medium. Players assume the role of Dante, who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered, with Lucifer seducing her soul into the underworld. Dante sets out on a rescue mission to save Beatrice, but he soon realizes he is also in Hell to face his own demons and ultimately to redeem himself. Players take Dante through nine unique circles of Hell as mapped out and described by Alighieri: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Each circle showcases its own distinct look, with demons, monsters, damned and geography that are crafted straight from the poem's vivid descriptions. To take down the demons of Hell, Dante is outfitted with two primary weapons: the Scythe he takes from Death and the Holy Cross given to him by Beatrice, which has spiritual powers that will help Dante collect souls and spells from the creatures he defeats on his journey. The game also features a deep upgrade system so gamers can customize their abilities to their specific gameplay style, something they'll need as Dante comes face to face with Hell's fiercest beasts and bosses. If successful, Dante will be able to tame certain beasts, exacting their will and turning Hell’s punishments back on itself. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. It's about eight to ten hours of pure, fast-paced action no one should look down on, unless you're just not a fan of the genre. With such an appealing story and addictive gameplay, Dante's Inferno's only sin seems to be its shameless similarity to Sony's celebrated franchise.
  2. Playstation gamers will probably turn their noses up at this whilst Xbox followers finally get a chance to play a game like God of War.
  3. Dante's Inferno is a decent action game packed with 60 frames per second and a lot of fun. Some problems related to the gameplay, the story and balance of difficulty prevents it from being on par with the best action games around.
  4. While the level designs deserve plenty of praise for creatively exhibiting the Nine Circles of Hell, Dante’s Inferno really has nothing else to offer itself other than its obvious comparison to God of War.
  5. Dante's Inferno offers little new to a genre dominated by franchises like God of War, yet it's graphical depiction of Hell helps create an interesting, and entertaining experience. As a game that took an awful lot of liberties with the original story, more liberties should have been taken with the gameplay to set it apart from its competitors.
  6. Dante’s Inferno features some interesting aspects (like its combat), but early innovation loses out to repetition. The game’s biggest strength – Visceral’s recreation of hell – wanes during the second half. Some entertaining unlockable content adds to the replayability, but for most gamers, Inferno doesn’t have enough new ideas to warrant a return trip through hell.
  7. For once gamers can honestly believe the hype. Dante's Inferno lives down to expectations in spectacular fashion

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 57
  2. Negative: 6 out of 57
  1. Apr 20, 2011
    10
    yes it is similar to god of war, and yes it is using one of the greatest poems of all time as its story. THATS WHAT MAKES IT F-ING AWSOME. itsyes it is similar to god of war, and yes it is using one of the greatest poems of all time as its story. THATS WHAT MAKES IT F-ING AWSOME. its not like getting more god of war stlye games is bad, and this one stays close to the inferno's descriptions and story. that and how many people have READ THE POEM?
    it a brilliant way to bring people into the story. that and I DIDNT KNOW THAT GOD OF WAR TRADEMARKED THE IDEA OF LIGHT AND HEAVY ATTACKS, OR THE IDEA OF A RECHARGEABLE MAGIC METER.
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  2. SebaW.
    Feb 19, 2010
    10
    This game is so freiken... AMAZING!!! Yes ive played all the god of war games and i have to admit that dante's inferno does copy it, but This game is so freiken... AMAZING!!! Yes ive played all the god of war games and i have to admit that dante's inferno does copy it, but this is waaaaaaaaay better than god of war. For instance, the monsters and graphics are INSANE. The monsters make your brain spin. Its like the creators of the game were on crack while making the game lol. 2nd off it has a great story line *its based off of a poem in the 1300* with alot of twists. I cant belive this game didnt get a main score in the 90's because its so damn perfect. I'm hoping to see the sequel soon! Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    9
    i guess i'm one of the very few ps3ers not memorized by the hatred of kratos in god of war... i found it boring but then again vengeance ain'ti guess i'm one of the very few ps3ers not memorized by the hatred of kratos in god of war... i found it boring but then again vengeance ain't really my thing....darksiders puzzles were just difficult for the hell of it and killed its fun form me. however going into the bowels of hell to save my girl with the power to absolve others sins...short journey?...fine. nice graphics. absolutely disgusting visual metaphors used... the penis is barely tolerable but c'mon. how utterly disgusting can we get i feel totally violated by some of what i saw...despite that i enjoy dantes inferno... even if i have to shower afterwards Expand
  4. PepeT.
    Feb 23, 2010
    8
    For starters, Dante's Inferno is a very strange game for me. i had a hard time figuring out the pacing as i was waiting for each circleFor starters, Dante's Inferno is a very strange game for me. i had a hard time figuring out the pacing as i was waiting for each circle of hell to be a stage, instead i found some circles to be very short (gluttony) while others to be too long (fraud). i also expected a boss for each circle but was surprised by the fight against Cerberus right as soon as i reached gluttony, again the pacing was weird to me. when i started the game i wanted shocking imagery and themes and i feel the game delivered with giant heads dropping souls from their mouths down to oblivion and beyond and the many impaled bodies still alive and kicking, yet after the 4th circle i had pretty much seen everything. much of my negative points have a lot to do because i had visualized so much of how the game should look like in my own head that i was disappointed by that, but the art of the game is in no way is bad, although the graphics feel old to me. the last few levels started to kick up a noth again visually as it becomes somewhat abstract (eg. some levels have sky despite being underground) in the end i didn't have much fun playing it as the developers vision was very different from mine so i kinda set myself up for that disillusion. on the plus side, after finishing it and taking a break from it, i remember the game and realize, after putting my own ideas aside, that the game was actually pretty good, and im enjoying it that much more now. another point id like to make is that i LOVE the character design despite some people saying he looks generic. i also aprove of his attitude thowards his situation. i have read some people here calling him a whimp for being in hell and being tormented by his own sins and the devil planing to wed his woman. i mean, seriously, this guy may be in a game like god of war, but he is no mindless yelling machine like kratos is. i found that his face seemd tormented in the cutscenes, but you would have to play it to know why someone woud freak out (especially the suicide sin level). this guy isnt running around hell cuz he is angry, he is doing it cuz his wife is there and its his own fault. in the end, the voice actor really conveys the torment of this mn very well IMO. this was a fun game Expand
  5. Notverygoodbutnotbad
    Apr 21, 2010
    7
    After completing half of the walkthrough, I've already felt bored. This game does not give me any excitement, even when fighting the After completing half of the walkthrough, I've already felt bored. This game does not give me any excitement, even when fighting the giant bosses. This makes me have no mood to have a second playthrough. Moreover, in the circle of Fraud, there are some challenges with restrictions, I don't like this idea in the story part gameplay. Although the game has a very stable high frame rate, the graphics is not so good, the anti-aliasing is poor in this game. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2012
    6
    Dante`s Inferno
    This game is quite entertaining, the story is actually not bad, it is quite intriguing. The graphics is decent and the voice
    Dante`s Inferno
    This game is quite entertaining, the story is actually not bad, it is quite intriguing. The graphics is decent and the voice acting is good. The battle system is good and the game play itself is not too shabby. You can get this game for a great price now and I recommend you try it out. The boss fights is quite good and the upgrade system is good. The level design is pretty well executed and it varies well when your character descends into the 7 stages of hell. The game can at times get a little repetitive but the fight themselves is entertaining and the game runs smooth. It is overall a good experience and well worth the low retail price you get at the most retailers at this time.
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  7. Dec 2, 2012
    1
    If you like games that take a day to beat this is your game. The action is just a god of war rip off with hints towards the fight for good andIf you like games that take a day to beat this is your game. The action is just a god of war rip off with hints towards the fight for good and evil while Dante is looking for his wife's soul in hell. Just a terrible story line because it is uninteresting and at times just bland. The ending is funny to say the least about big black things. I was excited for this game and bought it brand new and it traded back in 2 days later in disappointment. For people who only could play this hack and slash game instead of God of War: I feel bad for you and say maybe it is time to switch over to ps3 with not paying for internet access it pays for itself. I could not imagine paying monthly to play online 10 times a month what a ploy to bleed money out the gamer. Expand

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