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Dante’s Inferno Demo Impressions December 13, 2009

Posted by Christian Gillespie in Action, PS3, Uncategorized, Xbox 360.
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What do you get when you cross Dante’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy, with the gameplay of the God of War series; you get EA’s upcoming title, Dante’s Inferno.

Based off the epic poem, Dante must travel through the nine circles of hell to retrieve his love Beatrice from the clutches of Satan himself.

Hit the jump to see what we thought of the demo

The demo begins with a scene of Dante, a veteran of the crusades, being ordered to secure an artifact within Acre. The people revolt, and Dante is shown being killed by a lone townsperson.

Death appears before Dante and condemns him for his war crimes. Refusing to be taken to hell by Death, battle ensues.
Dante returns home to find his wife killed and taken to the depths of hell.

Now I can’t be too sure, but I don’t think the opening verses of the epic poem consisted of Dante beating up death himself, and ending his existence, but okay.

Putting any semblance of logic aside, gameplay is entertaining, especially if you are a fan of games like God of War.
Dante can perform heavy and light attacks with his scythe, along with combos, while also performing magic attacks like shooting a large magic cross.

Dante is super serious

By grabbing a foe Dante can either absolve or condemn them, which grants him either righteous or unholy points. Righteousness points increase Dante’s holy cross power, while unholy points increase the power of his scythe.
The demo shows how combat works, and even how Dante can ride atop some enemies.

In-game graphics are okay, but the cutscenes are what are very well done, being of almost movie quality.
Dante’s Inferno will have players traveling through the nine circles of hell February 9th of this upcoming year.

*This impression was from the PS3 demo released the 10th of December. The demo will be coming to Xbox Live Marketplace December 24th.

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