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Dante's Inferno Demo Locks In At 60FPS During Gameplay

Dante's Inferno is looking better and better; those of you who already played the demo that landed on the Store this past week are well aware of that fact. Perhaps best of all, this game is 60 frames per second "in the truest sense" of the term.

Eurogamer tested that awesome demo and found that after a DF video analysis, it becomes clear that Visceral Games has provided us with a silky smooth experience. Of the 25,000+ samples run through their test, only 2 dropped any frames; that's a 0.008% failure rate, which obviously means two things: 1. the human eye would never notice those drops and 2. if you want true 60FPS with no wavering or stumbling, this game is for you. The only downside is that the cinematics are locked at 30FPS and because they want to run everything at that constant 60FPS during gameplay, "geometry, detail and effects are significantly pared back." The resolution is a native 720p but there is no anti-aliasing but again, the developers wished to do everything they could to solidify that 60FPS when hacking and slashing: "the game is v-synched and absolutely rock solid." This is all based on the demo, of course, but we seriously doubt the final product will be much different in terms of these technical numbers. Visceral clearly worked hard on this bad boy.

The other potentially interesting aspect of this article is that we're only talking about the PlayStation 3 version. The demo won't come to Xbox Live until December 24 so there's no way to compare the two, although because the game has always been headed for multiplatform land, we doubt there will be any significant differences. Even so, remember that the PS3 version of this game will be a special "Divine Edition," and the theory is that because Inferno is so similar to God of War, a PlayStation exclusive, EA may be trying to target PS3 owners more.

12/14/2009 10:18:14 AM Ben Dutka

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Troy Powers
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 10:44:54 AM
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Prior to the release of the demo, there was a lot of conjecture that this game is a blatant God of War rip-off. Now that the demo has been released to the public, all doubt has been erased.

That said, I enjoyed the demo. Don't think I would buy the game though. I'll just wait for the real thing.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:39:10 AM

indeed, all the doubt is gone, it is indeed a blatant rip off of GoW...tho i'll still get it, it just doesn't have the same fluid-ness of combos and it just doesn't seem as good.

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TheJackyl
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:55:12 PM

Despite all that, I think this is a definite purchase for me. The gameplay was fun and engaging, the graphics were great, and it seems like it will have a great storyline.

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 10:50:13 AM
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Yeah I notice that to Ben after running through the demo the other night. The demo was smooth and fast and it never dropped a frame, I had a 128 hit combo going wit dozens of enemies on the screen. I'm definitely going to have to get dantes inferno in feb.

Ps it still ain't no god of war but it was very entertaining lol.

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Zorigo
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 10:57:07 AM
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haven't played, but i've played gow3 so i can compare when i do. i reckon i'll just wait for gow3, too much to buy otherwise. and we all know gow3 is gonna be amazing.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 10:58:11 AM
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I gave the demo a try. I couldn't get over how much of a rip off this is of God of War. It plays almost exaclty the same, his scythe extends like the Chaos Blades and there was even breasts! The character design is lame too. Come on! The dude sewed a cross on his chest. Lame. Funny too, cause I played this and the GoW3 demo back to back and my friend who hates video games could tell the quality was much better in GoW3 and noticed how similar they were. I give EA credit for trying, and I love the 60/fps but so far this is a nogo for me.

Another bit of interesting news, for you European gamers out there, I read EA planning some kind of extra content in the form of an Isaac Clark skin. That's pretty cool.

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The Doom
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:07:08 AM

"There was even breasts!"
i didnt know god of war trademarked female anatomy

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coverton341
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:39:39 AM

Well The Doom you obviously didn't know that the devs for GoW3 began the pornography industry before venturing into the game world.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:39:49 AM

Me neither.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:47:14 PM

Oh Jawknee ... your friends always sound like such losers.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:52:25 PM

Actually this friend is an equal oppertunity hater when it comes to games. But he is my best friend is no loser.

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Banky A
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:17:35 PM

Awwww Jawknee you're so kind ;)

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:21:43 PM

:)

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Buckeyestar
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:00:16 AM
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This was the second of my 3 "wait and see" games. After the demo, it joins Bayonetta (first of the 3) as a day one must buy. Is it a God of War ripoff? Yes, undeniably. But it also a stellar game in its own right. I was thrilled with the demo and eagerly await the release. Riding that big beastie and having it consume my foes with belching hellfire was great fun. 2010 looks to be starting with a bang.

Now where's that Darksiders demo? (the last of my "wait and see" early 2010 list)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 2:52:25 PM

My same 3 :) Except Bayonetta fell by the wayside while DI is a lock.

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:03:27 AM
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I once said I'm gonna get this and I'm still gonna get it but.....sorry EA, the demo didn't impressed me much, a not so great graphic combined with some not so epic QTE really doesn't quite cut it for me.

People been saying this is a GOW ripoff but I don't feel any GOW playing the demo, I also tried to not compare it to GOW but I still don't feel as good as GOW.

But I do love the 60fps, game looks damn smooth, I'll wait for the price to drop on this one.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:53:07 AM

I'm a God of War newb and I can see it's a blatant rip off.

Admit it, you never played God of War. ;)

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Troy Powers
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:12:04 PM

"...I don't feel any GOW playing the demo..."

I'm with Jawknee. Have you ever PLAYED God of War?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 2:55:21 PM

Maybe he meant it didn't give him the same "feeling" ya know?

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Snaaaake
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:14:56 PM

Ok, maybe I used the wrong words, what I'm saying is that this game is no better than GOW even if it's newer.

The action feels less intense as GOW, QTE was poorly executed, not to mention the graphic is suppose to be like a 7th gen game but it's not though the 60FPS makes up for it.

Visceral tried to copy GOW and they succeeded, but they fail to make it better than GOW.

I played GOW to the death back then and saying I never played GOW is a great insult to me.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:43:02 PM

How many fps is GoW3 supposed to be? The demo is 30fpa yea?

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Ricochet
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:09:45 AM
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While the game (demo) is decent at best I just find it unacceptable that GOW II HD REMASTERED trumps it in EVERY SINGLE ASPECT.

AND THAT IS A PS2 GAME.

For crying out loud Visceral, I love Dead Space but COME ON........

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:42:45 AM

Agreed. I am only now playing GoWII. it's freaking amazingly epic. For a PS2 title it's holding it's own in this HD generation. Hands down, a much better game then Dante's.

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Ricochet
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:22:48 PM

As I look at the games provided in this generation I just scream "WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING"?

Can you imagine all the top PS2 games being remastered in HD and 2xAA. The current gen consoles can do way more but as you can see, only the PS3 is delivering the products.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:57:31 PM

It's just a demo guys. Relax and let's see what the full game brings.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:20:07 PM

People said the same thing about RE5 and it turned out my gut was right after playing the demo. Demos are released to give people a taste of what's to come and so far it's bitter. No thanks EA. I'll wait for God of War III.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 9:30:36 PM

@ Jawknee - Why do you have such a hard time liking two games at the same time?

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:43:50 PM

oh i dont k now. i guess i like originality instead of copycats.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:20:07 AM
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Well before the demo I thought this game was going to be crap, now that I have played it though this is definitely going to be a day one purchase.

And for all of those who say this is a GOW clone, who cares. As long as the game is fun and has a good story it is a good game, In fact we would have alot more awesome games if there were more GOW clones out there.

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Juanalf
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:34:30 AM
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It should run at 60fps considering the game's graphics aren't very good to begin with.The demo left me with a feeling of nothingness; I will definitely be buying GOWIII and Bayonetta on day one but for Dante's Inferno, I'll wait till someone gives me it for free or if I see a bum in the street with a spare copy.

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Daedusian
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:09:39 PM
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I thought this game looked great until I played the demo. From the demo, I felt that the game is very boring. It tries so hard to have the same feel as GoW, yet it fails in almost every aspect.

Tbh, I didn't finish it. As soon as that ship crashed into the first area of the demo and upon jumping on it to get to the next stage, I deleted the demo off of the hdd, lmao.

I expect too much these days for me to throw 60 bones down for some new IP..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 2:57:13 PM

Pretty harsh man.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 9:32:59 PM

That would be like firing up AC2 and saying "Oh hell, Ezio doesn't even have the cool white costume. Delete."

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 10:57:48 PM

he does if you buy it with the uPlay reward points =P lol

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Daedusian
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 1:17:25 PM

Sorry maybe I took it a little to far, but my point was that I didn't like it. It's hard to pay $60 for something that's "okay." Besides it was a joke. I guess it's harder to type something sarcastic rather than converse it verbally to someone..

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Robochic
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:20:49 PM
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Was defently a rip off of GOW, it was really obvious, tried it anywase and well it was ok, not one I would buy.

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tridon
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:49:58 PM
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Well, I finally got around to playing the demo. I was quite ecstatic to play it. I love the GoW series and even though this seemed like a blatant rip-off before I played, the environments of the game that I saw in videos and screenshots greatly appealed to me so I was looking forward to trying it out. Now, after completing the demo, this is how I feel about DANTE'S INFERNO:

1) It runs beautifully and yes, the environments are pretty cool (even though you didn't get to experience much of them in the demo)

2) The graphics aren't as nice looking as GoWIII.

3) The orchestrated theme kicks ass.

4) The gameplay is almost identical to that of the GoW series, with a few exceptions; the gameplay seems slightly slower-paced, it's a little steeper in difficulty and the controls are a TAD less responsive.

5) I don't really care about the characters.

When I was all done, my girlfriend asked me if I was going to purchase this game. After sitting on that question for a couple days, I'm still not 100% sure. A part of me definitely wants to purchase this game because of the highlights I did mention as well as the cool free goodies you receive. The other half of me, though, is saying that HEAVY RAIN, GOD OF WAR III and MODNATION RACERS will be better and more worth my time. At the moment, I'm thinking this may be a rental before a purchase.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:17:23 PM

6) Boobies.

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:00:12 PM
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The demo is good but it's always hard to go by a demo. I don't think I'll rush out and get it day one because I'll be saving my pennies for FFXIII, but I'm positive I'll get it sooner or later. As for it being a GoW clone, damn, that's great, and I wish there were more.

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Banky A
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:18:33 PM
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Good and smooth demo.

But it was boring as 'Hell' until you defeated Death and take his Scythe.

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hehateme
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 2:19:28 PM
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if this is just a demo which it is imagine all other things they took from GOW imagine what else they stole...... Kratos would go to their studios and unleash hell fire and grimstone!@!!!!! his blades would slice and dice !!! this is a rip off this is worse than what zuse and all the other gods that hath betrayed the great kratos!!!!! and in the end there will be ONLY CHAOS!!!!!!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 2:54:56 PM
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Having played the demo I can honestly say it was one of the best demos I have seen. Admit it people, most demos straight suck and this was fun. I can't wait to check out the environments in Hell and work out that GOW/Castlevania-esque story. Can you ever get too much GOW? NO!

And to be honest, at one time all FPS were called "Doom clones" The game looks fantastic for a multiplat and deserves our support. EA is back.

TheWorld has spoken!

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Troy Powers
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 3:11:24 PM

I disagree. It's one thing to be similar. It's something completely different to be the exact same game with a different skin. Even if they had taken God of War and improved upon it, I'd give them a pass. But, from the demo, I don't see a single improvement. It's like they didn't even try. How do you even put out a product like that? Where is your integrity as an artist? Even in fighting, driving, and shooting games (which are all, essentially the same), each developer tries to up the ante and improve on the formula. Every studio tries to make their product stand out from the crowd. I see NONE of that here. Sure, it was just a short demo, but that demo was EA's chance to show us what makes their game better than or different from GoW. If it was in there, I missed it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 3:36:46 PM

That's alright, I admit the gameplay is very similar, but I don't mind the gameplay of GOW and I applaud the envronmental aspects, the attempt at redoing the story for gamers, and the literary allusions that tickle my mind, and basically the potential for a great and brutal game. Heavenly Sword could only be called a GOW clone from its demo too, but I loved that.

I think what threw most people was that riding the beast and making it attack was the exact same thing that happened in the GOWIII demo, which HAD to be a coincidence because the first level of DI was clearly done long before that GOWIII E3 demo was shown.

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Troy Powers
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 3:53:56 PM

Wait. I take it all back. They did add in the concept of the character gaining powers either on the good or evil side of the spectrum depending on their actions during the game. Ya know...like in inFamous. :D

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Alienange
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 9:37:23 PM

Some people have a story they want to tell in game form but just don't know what type of game to make. Then they see GoW 1 and 2 and say, you know, I think I can tell my story using this type of game play. Good on them. More games for us.

And another thing, WEWM is right. Demos are pants. THIS demo actually lets you have a good time and impresses quite nicely.

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bearbobby
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 4:00:33 PM
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Wouldn't mind playing through to see how the story unfolds and how the environments evolve, but the demo was kinda hollow.

I did enjoy grabbing foes and being given the choice to Punish or Absolve them. That was clever. And felt great to leap into the air, take a few swings at the flying creatures and then blast them to ash with the Holy Cross magic thingy. Good times.

But no, I wouldn't pay $60 for it I don't think. It's definitely a solid rental or gamefly choice, but will be overshadowed by Kratos' bid for glory.

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hehateme
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 4:01:59 PM
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i forgot about heavenly sword... yeah it did change with that game there was a very different story line.... motion control.... and some battle styles yes and some no... point is i never got the feeling of a complete rip off watered down GOW game till i played this demo heavenly sword brought new and exciting things to the table.....

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tes37
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 4:53:44 PM
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I'm still playing GOW2 and loving every minute of it. Dante's Inferno is a little too similar for my taste. It's like the generic brand or something. They didn't just borrow ideas, they straight up copied GOW like the mentally challenged do in school on test day.

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piratedrunk
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 5:31:33 PM
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while a pretty enough looking game I was bored with the demo and didn't particularly like the way they approached upgrades. I'll definitely be saving any money I might have spent on this for GoW3

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:01:48 PM
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I'll wait for the anime that's releasing the same time as the game.

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Jawknee
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:46:11 PM

I forgot about the animation in the demo. I wasn't digging it but it was better then the Dead Space movie.

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 7:05:22 PM

There's a different anime studio doing each level of hell. So should be interesting.

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bigrailer19
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 6:21:03 PM
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i loved the gameplay and how fun it was... i hated how much everything was and resembled GOW in every way for the most part. Either way its a gune type of game and regardless of if its a rip off or not it'll probably be a game that i end up playing!

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___________
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 12:58:30 AM
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no AA?
hmmmmm that was a bad decision.
i was wondering why everything looked so grainy and rough.
and anyone notice the massive screen tearing during the cut scenes once the demo is completed?
noticed it in the batman AA demo to if i remember right, hopefully they fix that.
cant wait for this, even though the demo was not as good as i was expecting.

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 5:33:17 AM
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Gonna wait and see how the rest of the game turns out before I bash it back to hell. Demo played just find to me. Can't say the certain elements in the game don't resemble or even copy GOW but I get a totally different feel when playing GOW. The graphics were cool but something I didn't really expect. When looking at videos online it looked completely different to me. More realistic looking than the cartoony look I saw when I hopped into the demo.

As for copying goes, there are so many games that copy one another. This copy seemed a bit more targeted toward a certain game but who cares. If you don't want the game because it looks familiar, that's your preference. But I think many games have ripped off other games for us to have even gotten to this point. Enuff said.

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