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Dante's Inferno developer diary

Dante's Inferno developer diary

Electronic Art released this first developer diary about Dante's Inferno.


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Commented on 2009-06-12 12:43:25
when are they going to show some gameplay?
they are already thinking of making a trilogy, but no gameplay to be seen?.
Commented on 2009-06-12 12:49:11
Hearing them talk about it in the interview it just sounds like they are trying to make a even gorier and more disturbing God of War. But i guess i should reserve my until i get to try it at least.
Commented on 2009-06-12 13:56:10
Dead Space was my last years most favorite game so Im looking forward to this. Normally Im not a bit fan of scary or dark games but in dead space everything was perfect when it came down to style or controls. Hope that studio can deliver two in a row.
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:00:47
I'm glad they're pulling the stops to give you a horrifying impact...but, in honesty this could be goty and never even touch my expectations for it.
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:01:23
it is the same studio but a different development team.
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:17:02
I think its the same guys that made Dead Space ->

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/12/15/dead-space-devs-...
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:20:26
I don't think it's possible to get gorier than GOW. They pulled some really fucked up stunts in Europe to get press for that game that I don't think anyone will top.
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:21:35 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
I don't think it's possibly to get gorier than GOW. They pulled some really fucked up stunts in Europe to get press for that game that I don't think anyone will top.
After seeing God of War 3, I don't think that games should get any gorier than God of War. Talk about gratuitous. It's starting to border on Saw-like murder porn.
Commented on 2009-06-12 14:34:27
I have been waiting for a great concept of of demons vs angels, hell vs heaven, all that in medieval era, I love it, big fan.
But I seriously hope the combat delivers, thats the only thing I am worried about.
If the combat is just as good as the art, atmosphere, story then I am putting this on my purchase list.

But I do have hopes for the combat because of one thing...the guy who worked on the combat in previous God of War titles, is working on this...that is atleast what read when this game got announced.

Anyway, please Visceral Games, make it good and you get my money!
Commented on 2009-06-12 15:07:31 In reply to mudole
Posted by mudole
I think its the same guys that made Dead Space ->

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/12/15/dead-space-devs-...
Yes it is Redwood, but not the same team.
Commented on 2009-06-12 15:27:33
It looks amazing,I want to see some gameplay though.

I will buy it instead because of the story,I love this kind of story were you have to do some crazy shit to rescue or bring back the one you love,juts like Castlevania this is a day one for me.
Commented on 2009-06-12 15:32:57
I see a distinction between gore from a blade swipe, or grenade going off and gore from ripping someones head off with their bare hands or shoving a grenade in someones mouth. Not sure were I stand on it- one is cause and effect, the other is sadistic. Having been a soldier myself, the consequence of battle is something you can deal with, but when your motivation is to cause harm beyond that which is necessary... I'm starting to lose interest in the torture gore I was into when I was younger. Sorry to get too serious on you guys...
Commented on 2009-06-12 15:51:56
looks awesome.
i love god of war.
i heard some of the god of war development team is working on the game , hence the comparisan.
now all we need , is some 720p gameplay.
Commented on 2009-06-12 16:35:49
Like anyone, I've got no clue how good/bad it will be, but by hades if i'm not frickin' tired of God of War theme yet another round. This for one, looks a much nicer place to decapitate and slash rotten corpses and demons.
Posted by Frozpot
I see a distinction between gore from a blade swipe, or grenade going off and gore from ripping someones head off with their bare hands or shoving a grenade in someones mouth. Not sure were I stand on it- one is cause and effect, the other is sadistic. Having been a soldier myself, the consequence of battle is something you can deal with, but when your motivation is to cause harm beyond that which is necessary... I'm starting to lose interest in the torture gore I was into when I was younger. Sorry to get too serious on you guys...
WAT?!
Commented on 2009-06-12 16:55:32
^ When I was younger( jr. high/ high school), I used to alway draw really gory, nasty stuff. You know, morbid stuff. And now that I am older( and more experienced) i don't find the unneccessarry gore that interesting or appropriate. If you slash a dude with a sword, you expect blood and such, but if you rip off his head with your hands, that is a conscious choice to cause unneccessary suffering. What's not to get?...
Commented on 2009-06-12 16:58:43 In reply to Frozpot
Whilst the concept has me intrigued, the fact that we haven't seen any gameplay whatsoever really has me worried. Are they trying to build it up and then blow us away, or are they ashamed of something?
Posted by Frozpot
I see a distinction between gore from a blade swipe, or grenade going off and gore from ripping someones head off with their bare hands or shoving a grenade in someones mouth. Not sure were I stand on it- one is cause and effect, the other is sadistic. Having been a soldier myself, the consequence of battle is something you can deal with, but when your motivation is to cause harm beyond that which is necessary... I'm starting to lose interest in the torture gore I was into when I was younger. Sorry to get too serious on you guys...
Okay, strangest post I've ever seen on Gamersyde.
Commented on 2009-06-12 17:02:09
I kind of agree with Frozpot, exaggerated amounts of blood and gore and general nastiness just feels a little juvenile. Ofc there should be blood if you lop someones head off with a scythe but referring back to the head-pulling scene in GoW3, that's just tasteless and dumb.
Commented on 2009-06-12 17:04:33 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
Whilst the concept has me intrigued, the fact that we haven't seen any gameplay whatsoever really has me worried. Are they trying to build it up and then blow us away, or are they ashamed of something?



Okay, strangest post I've ever seen on Gamersyde.
Just commenting because of all the gore talk, that's all. Sorry, it was only vaguely related to this topic :P Is it bad to relate how we feel on a little deeper level? As for this game, hopefully it is good, cuz' I like the premise...
Commented on 2009-06-12 18:01:40 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I kind of agree with Frozpot, exaggerated amounts of blood and gore and general nastiness just feels a little juvenile. Ofc there should be blood if you lop someones head off with a scythe but referring back to the head-pulling scene in GoW3, that's just tasteless and dumb.
kratos needed the guys head as a usable item, kratos being the god of WAR...i think it's perfectly suited for that character to act in the way he does.
Commented on 2009-06-12 18:05:34 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
I see a distinction between gore from a blade swipe, or grenade going off and gore from ripping someones head off with their bare hands or shoving a grenade in someones mouth. Not sure were I stand on it- one is cause and effect, the other is sadistic. Having been a soldier myself, the consequence of battle is something you can deal with, but when your motivation is to cause harm beyond that which is necessary... I'm starting to lose interest in the torture gore I was into when I was younger. Sorry to get too serious on you guys...
I'm pretty sure most of us can make the distinction as you mention it. But we are still talking about games here. If that destinction gets lost, then I would say there is a problem. I do understand that some gore is gratuit (like in Condemned to randomly mention a game), but it is mostly so over the top, that it is more ridiculuos than it is meant to be serious. About Dante's Inferno: it is impossible to translate the poem (actually poem's) into a game without gore.
I have never been a soldier, never seen combat in real life. Maybe I would talk differently if I had.
Commented on 2009-06-12 18:06:17 In reply to KORNdog
Mhm, casue it's not like Kratos carries around 2 huge damn knives ;) Just cutting it off would seem sufficient to me, instead of having a 30 second scene of seeing Kratos tearing the tormented head of Helios from his neck. Personally i found it to be a rather disgusting scene :P

I mean, the only thing i can think when i see that is "what kind of a sick fuck would enjoy watching this?"
Commented on 2009-06-12 18:09:15 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Mhm, casue it's not like Kratos carries around 2 huge damn knives ;) Just cutting it off would seem sufficient to me, instead of having a 30 second scene of seeing Kratos tearing the tormented head of Helios from his neck. Personally i found it to be a rather disgusting scene :P
Don't get me wrong, I thougt that scene was very over the top. But did it make me feel uncomfortable? Not really. I'm still very much aware that it's a video game, so the exaggerated gore doesn't really bother me.
Commented on 2009-06-12 19:40:13
looks good,

kinda reminds me of how beowolf was turned from an epic poem and into an awesome movie.

again, here we see an epic poem turned into an awesome video game.. i mean, storywise, we have a tragedy or epic story here.

Characters are all there, hellish monsters, huge boss battles and scenaries? 9 levels of unimaginable locations

so they got everything for a good game, all they needed was a good gameplay system, the hack n slash didn't do, have to showcase the epic awesomeness, so they used QTEs which GOW pretty much made sure is awesome

don't see how this game might not deliver, all the materials are there.

If i ever got into the video game industry, i would definitely do something like this..take a great story, mythology and create an awesome single player game
Commented on 2009-06-12 20:12:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I mean, the only thing i can think when i see that is "what kind of a sick fuck would enjoy watching this?"
me, it was awesome, but then i enjoy the manhunt games too. if it's fitting for the setting/scene, i dont see the problem. the scene was bad ass imo. i kinda find it crazy that people are that sensative over such imagery...especially after films like saw and hostel which are a damn sight more graphic then any video game so far.

the only game i've seen that i feel the gore and language is OTT is prototype, that seems to be a game that is selling PURELY for that gore and language...god of war has alwasy been gory and graphic. it's what makes it god of war. taking it away would be like taking stealth away from MGS.
Commented on 2009-06-12 20:24:15
I didn't mind either God of war 1 or Chains of Olympus, i just think this was a step too far, but i guess different people will react to different things.
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