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PS3 Version Of Dante's Inferno Will Be The "Divine Edition"

EA must be having a little holiday tryst with the PlayStation 3. First, the PSN receives the Dante's Inferno playable demo a full two weeks before it hits the Xbox 360 on December 24, and now this-

Today, EA and developer Visceral Games have announced the Dante's Inferno Divine Edition, exclusively for the PS3. This isn't a special or limited edition separate from the standard edition; all PS3 owners who purchase the game will bring home this version. Included with the game are developer commentaries, a Wayne Barlowe digital art book, the official soundtrack, and a digital version of the translated novel, Dante Alighieri's "Inferno." Well, to be fair, that sounds like 1/3 of the actual novel, "The Divine Comedy," of which "Inferno" is only the first part. And yes, you get it all for the same price of $59.99 so it's not like they're giving us all these extra goodies for an added cost. Said Jonathan Knight, Dante's Inferno Executive Producer:

"We are thrilled to offer an exclusive game pack for PlayStation 3 gamers. The PlayStation platform has a long history of delivering AAA action/adventure games. Adding Dante’s Inferno to that rich catalogue is very exciting for the team. And with the demo now available on the PlayStation Network, players can finally get a taste of what awaits them in the full game on Feb 9th."

Let me see if any of you agree with this theory as to why EA is giving the PS3 preferential treatment with this game: we all know it's a definite God of War-type game; EA has even admitted that GoW was an inspiration and they actually appreciate the comparison. Now, GoW is and has always been a PS exclusive so perhaps EA is thinking a game like Dante's Inferno will automatically appeal to more PlayStation owners. I dunno...what do you think?  Seems plausible to me.

12/10/2009 10:20:17 AM Ben Dutka

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Superman915
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:37:19 AM
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They're not dumb. They obviously know that to compete with God of War and get lovers of that series, they HAVE to give PS3 owners an extra incentive. Whereas 360 owners really have nothing resembling an exclusive like GOW so they'll take the first hack/slash they can see.

Still, I'm surprised they're giving this much. The demo was understandable but basically a special edition for regular price? Not bad.

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Cavan
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:42:09 AM

100% agreed

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Slimcere
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:23:07 AM

Hit the nail on the head

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NiteKrawler
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:17:05 PM

Um...Call me dumb but wouldn't it be the other way around? Ben, if PS3 owners were the ones who would like a GOW type game, and 360 owners not, wouldn't it be better to give the extra incentive to the 360 owners to pull more of them in? I personally think that Sony either paid for this, or that EA is trying to suck up to PS3 owners for the abysmal recent history. I know they have been much much better, but 2006/2007 is still fresh on many Sony fans' minds, and EA knows it.

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Superman915
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:03:32 PM

Its not dumb, You just have a different way of thinking about business. I think EA was thinking that they have a better chance of grabbing those PS3 GOW lovers, eager for GOW3, with an extra incentive to buy the game, then they do making a 360 owner a fan of that genre (because let's be honest, Dante is not doing anything super original). 360 owners do not need that extra incentive, because if they want hack and slash games, they'll buy Dante, extra or not.

I doubt it's Sony sneaking them some money on the side, like I'm sure they did to get the Joker on Arkham Asylum (not to say it didnt pay off)

With all the extra crap for Dante, they're trying to open up a new franchise like Sony has with Kratos. And if they happen to get some 360 owners, the more the better. But they know that the hack and slash players are on PS3.

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geovanwitdakick
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:42:19 AM
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I swear I love EA now.

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whiskeytango74
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:46:00 AM
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thats pretty neat

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:04:00 AM
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I think they're doing their best to make GOW fans to buy Dante's Inferno.

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Juanalf
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:04:23 AM
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I hear a loud sucking noise.

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Oxvial
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:07:32 AM
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Yeah thanks to GOW we have Dante's Inferno and the developers wants to pay some kind of tribute to Sony.

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Zorigo
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:13:39 AM

i think GOW means all this stuff comes free, GOW is kind of HUGE competition, especially in the ps3 region.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:34:27 PM

would still pick up God of War III over this regardless of how much extra content it came with.

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godsman
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:33:45 AM
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Xbox players want a GOW game, they have no choice but to get Dante's Inferno. For the same $60 bucks, any PS3 gamers would get God of War 3. That is why they are releasing this title 1 month ahead of God of War, if they don't they will get no sale at all in March.

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taus90
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:47:10 AM
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Nice incentive, otherwise XBOT would have bragged how DI is better than GOW. this will keep their mouth shut.

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Superman915
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:13:35 PM

I didn't even think about this. Good point.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:39:14 PM

I remember this phenomenon with Prototype vs inFamous. Even though it made no sense.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:32:08 PM

Prototype was god aweful and my xbot friend wouldn't shut up about how much better it was then infamous. When I asked if he played infamous, can you guess what his answer was?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:56:03 PM

@ Jawknee - Did you mention to your friend that both games are available on PS3 as opposed to his precious PleaseFixMe?

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:39:44 PM

Oh he knows. It was some attempt by him to prove that even multiats are better then PS3 exclusives. He's a tard.

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JackC8
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:11:51 PM
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Pretty blatant snub to the xbox - I love it!

I think EA is looking at the PS3 outselling the xbox week after week and they want to let us know that they appreciate our business and hope to see more of it in the future.

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coverton341
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:11:52 PM
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I like the sound of a digital copy of the translated Inferno. That is kind of freaking sweet. I have the Divine Comedy at home but it is on actual paper typed out in actual ink. How dated!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:07:56 PM

Heh...you'll never catch me reading a book on a goddamn screen.

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Fane1024
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 6:24:15 PM

It looks like the Longfellow translation is in verse, as any translation of the Divine Comedy should be. It's a poem and should be treated as a poem.

It also looks as if the entire translation is available online for free.

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Mamills
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:19:15 PM
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wow!

EA knows how to rub me just right

love god of war and to b honest i wasnt going to even pick this game up
but now ive seen the footage and now this info
im willing to give this game a chance

keep it up EA

(And dont worry about the first person shooter genre. Bad company 2 is better than MW2)

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:39:52 PM
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I really hope this game is good. I love action games like this and thank goodness EA has the foreknowledge to please the PS3 customer base.

First FFXIII now DI, who's next?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:40:57 PM
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Yup, definitely getting this game now, gotta love the love, even if I don't care too much about those extras they will be nice to have. And I didn't know the demo was up, better go download it.

edit: There ain't no "demo now available on the PlayStation Network." That guy tricked me!

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:04:28 PM

Check again this evening.

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LowKey
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:48:10 PM
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Still, doesn't make up for their refusal to support CGC or custom soundtracks. Which I remember EA doing this whole thing on EP I think it was, about how important custom soundtracks are, and how every gamer should be able to listen to their own music. Mind you PS3 wasn't out yet just the 360. I still say EA are Xbots, and favour the 360 rather heavily. D I reg. ed./sp. ed. Is a suck up attempt. Although the d. novel sounds good, its a pain in the eyeballs to read a book on a screen. why not just give a copy of the book? EA still kinda rubs me the wrong way.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:50:15 PM
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Its odd that MS has to pay to get exclusive content but EA just gives it to Sony (Sony didnt pay for this, did they? that would be disappointing).

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Banky A
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:00:44 PM

I'm sure Sony didn't pay, they've got GOWIII anyway.
But it would be disappointing.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:00:01 PM
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Good job Kratos ;)
Raising fear and chaos even when you're dormant.

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sunspider13
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:52:05 PM

Never wake a sleeping giant.

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tridon
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:18:20 PM
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What was with all the rumours earlier in the year about Microsoft buying out EA? If anything, it'd seem to be the other around lately with Sony buying out EA. Exclusive Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Beta and now this? EA is kicking royal ass! I guess they can see behind all the smoke and mirrors that the PS3 is the system that'll come out on top. I can't wait to play this demo tonight. If it's awesome, I'm pre-ordering this tomorrow!

Oh, and is this edition U.S. exclusive or will it also be coming to Canada?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:57:59 PM

EA was like "heeeelll noo! We sell to MS and they'll run us into the ground."

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:29:06 PM
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Goodness Blue Ray was the way to go. My copy of Batman AA came with behind the scenes extras and was accessable via the XMB menu under videos like God of War collection. MS killed their console from the beginning by supporting HD DVD.

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englishgolfer
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:42:29 PM

i think blu-ray is the nr1 reason why we're getting all this extra stuff. i reckon more and more games companies will be filling up blu-rays with goodies. poor microsoft.....

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iGraves1
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:18:07 PM

Xbox might get it as DLC, this is EA after all. But it's nice to know that I can have it in a disc without having to wait for it to download.

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www
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:35:28 PM
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I hope their not doing this to make up for framerate issues, jaggies, bad graphics or whatever as opposed to the 360 version.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:54:12 PM
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Think anyone will read Inferno? I mean we read it in college but I don't think I'd do it for fun any time soon.

Anyway, let's hope Visceral tackles Milton's Paradise Lost next. I wanna play as Satan.

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therabbitkinge
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:03:43 PM
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Well this makes perfect sense ^_^. its not like DVD cd's have the closet space for extras like this and BluRay does ^_^. hopefully developers realize they can max potential by filling that 50gigs with extras such as these ^_^. As for the game itself im still on the fence but I am looking to get some good action in as a new years resolution lol so it may jump on my list ^_^. nice move EA ^_^.

(Don't mind the smiles... force of habit T^T)

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Oxvial
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 7:19:21 PM
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Played the demo already.

its really the same gameplay of GOW , liked more the GOW 3 demo but this have a cool atmosphere like some of the Todd McFarlane comics that makes want to buy the game but now I'm not sure with Heavy Rain Yakuza 3 ,Darksiders, FFXIII, GOW3 coming too soon I think I'm going to wait til drop price.

ps heheh loved to use that big ugly fella in the end.

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Nynja
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 9:47:39 PM
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I just completed the Dante's Inferno demo... all I can say is it screams "God of War ripoff". From the graphic style, to QTEs, button mapping, move execution, all the way down to the soul collecting. Even how Dante opens doors and users are required to press circle repeatedly to collect health or souls from a fountain.

The developers did say they were "inspired" by God of War, but to copy almost every element? At moments I actually felt like I was playing God of War, with the beautiful graphics and the blood and body parts spraying everywhere. Yet, the broken up combo system kept me in check. Although done very well, it still lacks the fluidness found in the God of War series.

That aside, the game kicks butt. It'll be nice appetizer to ease my hunger before the succulent main course and I've ordered the 24oz Rib Eye medium rare. Soft and bloody. Just the way I like it.

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Deleted User
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:26:43 PM
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I'm in for sure. I don't care if it's God Of War in Hell, the game is going to be great fun and the perfect appetizer for GoW3. The fact that the PS3 version will be getting tons of exclusive bonuses without an increase of price is great. It's a smart business move. I'll be buying two games come February 9 and both will be SE.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:01:44 PM
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This move might be good for GOW fans who never thought of getting this, they might be like "Oh, a GOW clone and it's multiplat, I'm not getting this".

This edition will probably make them think twice like "We PS3 owners have a special edition for a regular price? Take that 360 owners!!".

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___________
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 12:27:04 AM
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there trying to tide people to buy it, thats the only reason there doing it.
most ps3 owners would only buy GOW but doing this there trying to persuade people to do both.
dident need to though, already got my preorder fully paid off cant wait to go to hell.
not literally.
downloaded the demo today and was shocked its only 1GB.
WTF?
its suppose to be a whole level, like 2o minutes long and its only 1GB.
hope its as long as im expecting it to be.
they chose the worst part to demo though, the scythe is the best weapon in the game so the demo ends when we get it.
WTF?
come on they should of demoed half way through the game or something, to give us a taste of what weapons we will eventually unlock.

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Oxvial
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 5:45:08 AM

??? I did use the scythe the demo ends when you gain control of a big monster.

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___________
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 7:36:22 AM

yea i got confused, visceral said when they announced the demo that it would end with you fighting death.
so thats why i said that.
when the fight with death is like 1/3 of the way through.
still disappointed though.
i was expecting it to be more hectic, more gory and violent and longer.
but meh, still can not wait till feb.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 2:57:27 AM
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Glad this didn't turn out to be a 3 gig download. I would have to leave my ps3 on for a day. Haven't downloaded it yet but I plan to tonight. Seems like I won't be going to hell until tomorrow. Whatever, the time will come.

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arctic
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 7:50:47 AM
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EA rocks baby!

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Bandit King
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:21:44 AM
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Played the Demo last night. All is can say is that Dante's Inferno is the most shamless God of War rip off ever created. Im not talking "inspired by" either, the controls are a 1 to 1 match, right down to holding triangle to launch enemies into the air. The QTE's and enemy types seem taken straight from GOW2, it was like Viceral Games did not make a game but rather made a Mod for GOW2. Dont get me wrong the game played great(how could it not)it ran great at 60fps, and the graphics were impressive at times but with GOW3 coming and with God of War doing what this does but so much better I am just not sure Im interested. Not to mention I am not a fan of voilence for the sake of violence. Sure Krato is no saint but hes a demi God fighting immortals and I was never really bothered by the ammount of gore or presentation. Though I cant say the same for Dante, the CG looks great and the animated parts are cool as hell but the game is just a bit much with all the phallic references(cerberus is essentially 3 dicks with teeth) and gore I think it just might be too overdone for me.

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Superman915
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:21:51 AM
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It was an interesting demo, nice smooth graphics and I liked that they're using such classic a story for the basis of a game. But it 's just such a shameless rip-off of GOW I can't take it as a must buy. Maybe ripping off a different genre would have been better. Imagine a Divine Comedy game worked as a Silent Hill or Siren type game.

Like Bayonetta, maybe I'll get when it drops to 20-30.

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oldmike
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:52:45 AM

same looks like a good game but with sooo many good games it will go to the get at $30 group
now if it came out this fall i whoud get it now

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hehateme
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:50:00 PM
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wow just played the demo... can you say rip off??/ a poor mans gow?? its crazy man.. I almost felt dirty playing this game.... copied GOW to the T
camera angels... combos... leave it to EA right?? I simply cannot play this as a die hard god of war fan.... they should be sued they try so hard its obvious... its kinda sad.....

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just2skillf00l
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:57:33 PM
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Game looks good to me. Plays smooth as well. GOW3 rip off, not exactly. The game may be inspired by certain combat elements and may use some of the same buttons for certain attacks, but the game is completely different otherwise. It doesn't feel like GOW3 when I'm playing it as well. The animation style is completely unique to that of God of Wars'. It isn't a rip-off because Dante's Inferno isn't trying to give off that same atmosphere as GOW3. I don't care if some of you don't like Dante's Inferno as much as GOW3 but please don't call it a rip-off. They simply share certain successful elements in terms of gameplay. Is there anything wrong with that?

Can't wait for this game to release!

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hehateme
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:59:23 AM
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everything you've just said its a rip off... you're just putting it "nicely" ill give you a list and mind you this was only a little demo imagine throughout the whole game???
finishing bosses with timed certain buttons.... camera angels... fighting styles.... story line of the whole wife and payback...everything felt like GOW to me in that game... bandit king hit the nail on the head... in every way shape and form this is a RIP off "the game might be inspired" lol man this guy.......

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:29:00 PM
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@hehateme,
WHOOOOO, hotdamn...there's camera angels in this game????

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