DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3 Saturday, October 10, 2009 | 1:18 PM

Dante's Inferno: Anger

Dante's Inferno: Anger

The developers of Dante's Inferno keep releasing new dev diaries about their game, and this time it's all about the Fifth Circle, Anger.

Anger

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Commented on 2009-10-10 14:13:33
I agree with the guy in the vid:

Bo! Bo! Bo! Bo! Bobo!

Anyway, looking good visually...funnily enough after playing the Bayonetta demo, I am looking forward to that more, technical shortcommings aside the combat system is pretty awesome
Commented on 2009-10-10 14:15:26
Will they be releasing a comparison Video? :/
Commented on 2009-10-10 14:23:09
Looks pretty good, but is it just me or can those environments tend to get too repetitive and dark after a while? i know the setting for the game gotta have to be in this style, but still.. its almost depressing :P
Commented on 2009-10-10 16:12:10
Amazing O.o
Commented on 2009-10-10 16:32:15
Starting to look a bit better. Hope it keeps improving.
Commented on 2009-10-10 17:46:16
Can't wait to get this.
Commented on 2009-10-10 18:11:09 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Can't wait to get this.
But you must!
Commented on 2009-10-10 18:36:39
So how much of this game is going to be a surprise by the time this comes out
Commented on 2009-10-10 19:43:56
I am in Action Adventure Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented on 2009-10-10 20:24:13 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
So how much of this game is going to be a surprise by the time this comes out
just about everything everyone is going to bitch about not having had a chance to play before buying.
Commented on 2009-10-10 20:28:09
The gameplay looks very good thats for sure.
Commented on 2009-10-11 01:56:20
Looking good. I'm gonna wait for a few reviews before I make my decision on this, though. After all, God of War 3 will release in the spring too (I'd bet you anything that it's gonna be unbelievably awesome), and if Dante's Inferno doesn't come close, it would just gather dust on my shelve while I play through GoW 3 for the fourth time.
Commented on 2009-10-11 20:10:05
I envy guys like Typhoon who would play through GoW3 four times. This is why I seldomly buy any single player based game. They never give me my money's worth as I find it very rare that I can play a game through more than once or twice. Even games I really like a lot I usually only play through on normal and then hard if I really like it a LOT.

I guess I'm just too addicted to racing and online MP games like most gamers these days. SP games just don't usually add near as much fun or challenge as playing with others online. The SP is suffereing for sure in the industry, but when online is usually so much more fun, it's getting harder and harder to sell games based on single player.

Anyhow, I think the game has promise, but I think the stragety of trying to "out bloody" god of war is not going to work. Without the proper gameplay balance, all the gore in the world won't make a game worth playing over and over like many seem to do with GoW games.
Commented on 2009-10-11 22:24:50 In reply to Nietzsche
Posted by Nietzsche
Anyhow, I think the game has promise, but I think the stragety of trying to "out bloody" god of war is not going to work. Without the proper gameplay balance, all the gore in the world won't make a game worth playing over and over like many seem to do with GoW games.
I'm pretty sure this game isn't trying to "out bloody" GoW. Dante's Inferno is certainly more gruesome and visceral looking, but with less blood and more guts aesthetically.
Commented on 2009-10-11 22:45:58
I think the best thing about this game is it's story. Far more appealing that the other games in the genre
Commented on 2009-10-11 22:56:32 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I think the best thing about this game is it's story. Far more appealing that the other games in the genre
i feel the same about the god of war series, so much so that i havnt got into another action game series since. most action games offer decent combat systems, be it god of war, ninja gaiden, DMC, bayonetta etc, but god of war is the only one where i feel the actual narrative is just as exciting as the rest of the game. in games like ninja gaiden or DMC, the story may as well not be there imo it's so pointless.

i will say this is looking to be the closest thing to that "god of war" feeling tho. the story isnt taking a back seat to the game which is great imo. i do wish it was more then just god of war in hell tho, it's not looking like they've taken inspiration from god of war, it looks like they're trying to clone it, be it the gorey, viceral combat, the moves themselves, the cinematic camera angles and how the camera behaves etc. and if that ends up being the case, i'd rather have the original then the clone.

either way i'll give this a rent since it is looking pretty good, but then i love god of war and everything about it so i'm bound to like the look of this. not keen on the main characters design tho, and the graphics could do with a lot of work. but it should be a decent action game come release. certainly more interested in this then bayonetta
Commented on 2009-10-11 23:03:15
I'm not surprised it's looking to clone GOW and multiple other games. This studio being very much related to those who made Dead Space which cloned a lot of other games. It's pretty smart to take elements from multiple successful franchises and do things with it the originators can't because they're sort of stuck in a franchise that is expected to do certain things and not do/try others.
Commented on 2009-10-11 23:15:23 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I'm not surprised it's looking to clone GOW and multiple other games. This studio being very much related to those who made Dead Space which cloned a lot of other games. It's pretty smart to take elements from multiple successful franchises and do things with it the originators can't because they're sort of stuck in a franchise that is expected to do certain things and not do/try others.
the thing is tho, i'm not seeing anything in this game that is it's own. it looks like someone reskinned god of war 2. but then if it wasnt so similar to god of war, i probably would be about as interested in it as i am bayonetta, ie, not very. so i guess they did the right thing.
Commented on 2009-10-12 06:57:58
I will say this, I think Kratos is one of the most annoying anti-heros in any game. If they can make the main character at least far less annoying, then that will be a step in the right direction. And Dead Space was better than RE5 imo, so I do think these guys can make good games.

Uncharted is another game that cloned many other games to create a formula a lot of people liked. I don't see cloning as too huge an issue, but this seems far more similar too GoW than most other games that borrow ideas.

Hopefully the Dante's Inferno story will be enough to overlook the shameless copying of GoW gameplay and camera angles.
Commented on 2009-10-12 18:34:34
I know what they're doing. They're showing ZERO story moments in the gameplay, just mostly the combat. I personally don't want to be spoiled on that, so I can't wait until I get my hands on it (Dead Space was the best game of 2008) and see how it's executed.

Of course it's going to be more Hollywood plot than the poem (they have a Hollywood screenwriter on board), so it will be interesting if that's bad or good.
Commented on 2009-10-12 19:54:49

but this seems far more similar too GoW than most other games that borrow ideas.
and thats my point, where something like uncharted took inspiration from multiple places (gears, tomb raider, various stealth games) to create something unique, the only thing that seems to be on EAs inspiration boards is GOW, GOW 2 and GOW PSP.
Commented on 2009-10-12 20:15:10
Korn you honestly think NG and DMC has decent combat?
You can't be serious at all can you?

NG and DMC has the most polished and perfect combat in this genre, the closest one is Bayonetta but even that is very DMC like.
NG and DMC are only famous for their combat and IMO NG is the best one for those who seek out very technical stuff for each weapon, while DMC is more like a stylish combo fest on one "dummy" until you keep ranking up with style.

God of War has a good enough combat to m ake us go through the game to enjoy the epic scale and feel of the world, and Dante's Inferno is doing the samething.
The combat is very accessable, nothing crazy like NG or even DMC, but has some nice depth to it (so it seems) enough to make us enjoy it.

The real third game I am looking forward to that has story, visuals, combat and music and voice acting and even design, is Lords of Shadow, that one looks just fantastic so far, from animation, to hit detection to weapon impact.

For example I saw GOW3footage from E3, some of the hits felt empty, the enemy doesn't seem to react to the impact from that the weapon was or at what force, it just felt weird.
Not saying its bad, its good enough thats all.

About Dante's Inferno, its somewhat the same with God of War, more or less.
I just hope the controls are responsive, hit detection is there, animation feels fluid and the weight of the scythe is there, because after NGs scythe its gonna be hard to compete.
Commented on 2009-10-14 13:20:54 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog

but this seems far more similar too GoW than most other games that borrow ideas.
and thats my point, where something like uncharted took inspiration from multiple places (gears, tomb raider, various stealth games) to create something unique, the only thing that seems to be on EAs inspiration boards is GOW, GOW 2 and GOW PSP.
Is that really a bad thing? Dead Space took almost everything from Resident Evil and managed to outdo their series because Capcom is trapped in what they've built over the years.
This may very well do the same thing. We won't know until both are out though. I will say for myself, environments and enemies are already more interesting to me than GOW3. That is just me though.
Commented on 2009-10-14 22:06:24
<<<< YAWNS...not awesome
Commented on 2009-10-16 00:32:06
looks like a poor mans God of war. However i think we need more games like this in a shooting dominated market

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