Is this a poor man’s God of War? It seems like it’s turning out that way, but for everyone that’s craving some bloody hack ‘n’ slash, 3rd person action then Dante’s Inferno is the perfect set up. Currently both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions are on sale at ShopTo.Net for a good £6 less than anywhere else we can find. Next closest being Coolshop. So get those mice clicking!
It’s either an incredibly bold move, or a move done by the incredibly boorish: Taking a 14th century poem and turning it into an action-slasher strikes us as being something of an idiotic move. On the one hand, great you don’t have to pay any royalties, on the bad, hey we can’t actually use any of the story. So setting aside that pretence what is it?
It’s a game where in the opening scenes you kill Death itself, and steal its scythe. What? Yes, you kill Death and then carry on your merry way for the rest of the game, armed with its scythe. But we’re being snobbish, at its heart Dante’s Inferno is a gorily-beautiful game. The sights and sounds of hell are truly exquisite in their detail, it can get a bit repetitive but it certainly draws you into the environment.
Heavily influenced by God of War, the combat is a messy affair and it’s the saving grace of an otherwise potentially dull game. As you progress you gain more abilities by collecting souls, and an ability tree enables you to pick and choose which new attacks you want. Sounds pretty familiar, we'll wager, but it's fairly enjoyable stuff. It’s all been done before and done better of course, but this isn’t a hellish game, it’s just a bit tired.
Thanks to Davver99 at Hotukdeals!