The lights are on
As Dante’s Inferno nears it’s February 9th release date we’re starting to see more and more info about the video game adaptation of this famous Italian poem. Some liberties have been taken with the story, but it looks like the major tent poles are still in place.
Dante travels through the nine circles of hell: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery, in an attempt to rescue his murdered love Beatrice from the seductions of Lucifer. The trailer definitely shows Visceral's emphasis on turning Dante Alighieri’s epic into a high-octane blockbuster.
Check out the trailer below, and tell us what you think. Could this be a good game? Does it matter how faithful EA is to the source material?
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i will get this game. i comes out before GoWIII and if this proves itself, it will be a great replacement for when the GoW series is over with part 3. hopefully Dante's Inferno will have sequels.
I have to say this games story intress me enough to where I may play it. To see what happens. I have never read the peom but maybe I should.
i just saw the trailer... speechless (i hope i am not the only one who likes this game.)
semms like an epic gAME
I'm not going to complain about Dante's work being ruined or anything of the such. I think this game could be a great opportunity to introduce unknowing audiences to his work. No "book" to movie or game adaptation can ever be entirely true to the source material, and with this I feel like they aren't trying to be. They are taking the world of the Inferno and giving it a new story. Honestly, I would never want to play a video game that truly followed the original work's plot. This game, however, looks pretty good so far.
This game holds so much potential. I find it kind of hard to believe that EA could blow it, as long as they stay on track, this game looks to be one amazing ride.
WAHAHA!! I've been saying it for a while, but now that a trailer is out... this game will destory GOW with the sheer massiveness of the story content it holds. The fact that the trailer only uses quotes from the Poem's cantos makes my heart soar, and brought me back to the last time that I read the Devine Comedy by Dante Alegherri... and if this games holds with its artistic vision and remains true to the poem... it will be an extraordinary addition to the halls of video game legacy.
This game looks awesome. It's tantamount to making a game out of the New Testament and giving Jesus two double-barrel shotguns loaded with Christ's love, BUT it looks awesome.
Who cares if it's not faithful? As long as it has some references to the poem, readers won't care. You don't buy a game like this just to see if it stays faithful to the poem.
It seems like it is going to be a good game. I believe that in order to create a great game, you can't stick to the source material word for word. Sometimes it limits length, creativity and depth. But if it sticks to the core idea, then it should be good.
This game looks really cool. I hope it delivers. If it does that's just one more game to add to the Q1 2010 onslaught of awesome games coming out at the same time.
Honestly I beg to differ. I will probably play this game, AND Darksiders, AS WELL AS the new identity crisis-Castlevania. But I'm not extraordinarily excited about them.
However, to expect any of them to be better than GoW in any way, let alone enough to say any of them will "destroy GoW," is a bit much. I wish them luck, because that would be a revelation in itself, but highly unlikley.
I also plainly have a problem with the original Dante's Inferno itself. Really, the best thing about that poem is its title. It gets tons of teenagers interested in classic literature, but it doesn't keep them there. The title appeals to modern tastes but does not deliver. The story is very, extremely dull and too thick with religion and make-believe consequences. When I saw they were making a game on it, I just shook my head. I guess I just don't understand being excited on the basis of the poem though, there are even older texts that are more enthralling and interesting than this, by far.
I want this to be good, but I have a bad feeling
looks like a great game
Hopefully this game will be LOOSELY based on the original work of literature. As others have stated, the poem would not fare well with a literal translation into the video game world. However, who would pass up the chance to go to hell and fight demons? This has the potential to be off the hook sick! I hope it's not just a cheap GOW knock off.
Looks totally awesome!!!!!!!!!
god i love how epic the music at the end is when its like "GO TO HELL"...gives me ghoosebumps =)
This game looks great. Although I am still more excited for God of War, this seems to be a great, original game that, (although it does have similarities to GOW)maybe, may surprise us and be a smash. It has the chance to. Dead Space was awesome, and I trust these developers.
It would be nice if they didnt release this game around the same time as GOW