Danteís Inferno: Review
This game has been called an obvious clone of the infamous God of War series, taking a different perspective on a famous, half millennium old story about a man who delves into the realms of hell, does this game just take more then it gives or does it do something to give itself its own identity.
The story begins with seeing the main protagonist, Dante, sewing a cross onto his chest showing his past sins, starting with the raid of Acre, while here Dante was slain and believing that the priest has cast off all of the soldiers sins he should be fine for the afterlife. That was not the case; Death appears and tells Dante of what he has done in his life and he will pay for it in hell. With Dante confused about his death and his soon to be eternal damnation he chooses to fight Death, and winning, Dante takes Deaths scythe as his prize. Using this he leaves the realm of the dead, and returns home to his family, which he finds his family has been killed. As he finds the body of his wife Beatrice, Lucifer appears and for Danteís deeds he takes his wife down into hell with him. For believing that she has nothing to do with this he delves into hell to rescue her.
The games gameplay is wellÖ. In a nutshell itís God of War. Everything about this game from the fighting to the camera to how you move and jump is exactly as you did in the God of War games. A few things they did differently instead of powering up a certain weapon, by either absolving or punishing your enemies or the souls of those who also have sinned in life you gain Holy or Unholy experience in order to gain lvls in the corresponding section, gaining you more abilities and stats to buy using souls you get by killing hells minions. In this game there are many pits ie: swamps, bottomless, lava, and boiling blood which is all fine but when itís mixed in with some bad camera angles, and lack of invisible walls in key points you will die whether it is your fault or not, and for your information the enemies have no qualms about using those to their advantage.
If this thing does anything right itís the atmosphere, maybe a little too much actually. While they do a good job at showing a different kind of dark, and dreary for all of the levels of hell in the original Inferno, with the dead and the suffering covering the walls, and moans echoing throughout the game, I actually do believe they take a few things a little too far. Some of the enemies and bosses are just grotesque for many reasons, with some that could give Silent Hill a scare, and many others that want nothing more than to eat you, the women in this game take things to a whole new level of gross letís leave it at that, those under 17 shouldnít play it.
This game has many ups and many downs. With the fighting being strong and fluid and the game making you feel like youíre really in hell there is much to like for those who are more familiar with this genre, but with spotty camera angles, puzzles that donít just slow the gameplay down but bring everything to a needless halt, long gaps before checkpoints, and obvious attempts for fans with what they do with Danteís Beatrice, for what this game is I beseech people to wait a month until God of War 3 comes out.
I give it a 6.5/10