gamers (78%) found this review helpful
This game is as beautiful as it is raw. The story follows Dante, alongside Virgil as a guide of sorts, through Heck. What you experience is an unbelievable adventure through the most wicked place imaginable.
First, I will state the obvious. It looks and plays very similar to God of War. This isn't a flaw. There are so very few games which feel as epic as the GoW series, and Dante's Inferno delivers a similar warmth (pun definitely intended).
Second, the gameplay is smooth and reliable. Movements flow together so that you will not be angered by unwanted motion. Although there will be times that you wish you could rotate the view, the game is supposed to be played with this restriction. The lack of camera movement makes you commit to unseen paths in your search of various treasures and items.
Third, the characters are well-done. From Dante's dialogue to the many heck-bound souls, you will feel the pain and anguish of countless characters throughout the game.
This game is not novel in a strict sense, but it is a very good addition to any gamer's library. The story resembles the book in places, but even the creators will admit that they took many liberties in molding this game (following the book to the T would make a very boring game). The enemies are vicious, the bosses are imposing, and Dante handles it all with a giant scythe and a little motivated revenge.
Play this game. You are depriving yourself a fantastic experience if you don't.
posted by rpinedo49 (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Feb 25, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
First off let's just get this out there; the game takes alot if not everything from GOD gameplay.
That doesn't stop it from being an amazing game though! The graphics are amazing with a solid gameplay & story line that is just fantastic! The boss levels are each so different that you require a new approach to each, & all of them are AWESOME, I mean come on the final boss is Lucifer, need I say more!
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Visually this game is exceptional and the game play is crisp and responsive. Both the voice acting and music are also very well done. In addition, the customization of your abilities is well thought out and executed adequately. However, at the end of the day I found myself disappointed and frustrated by the overly complex and surprisingly unforgiving jumping and maneuvering style puzzles. You are constantly presented with endless scenarios involving precise jumping/running/landing obstacles that have zero margin for error. This game is short, and I spent more time monotonously reloading and reloading from the same position than I did playing. There were certain points in the game where I died fifteen or twenty times trying to get the meticulous timing down perfectly only to be forced to repeat the same process again 10 minutes later in a new location.