This Barbarian Game Was Supposed To Be Xbox 360′s God Of War Rival

God of War is a PlayStation exclusive franchise and Pi Studios wanted to make a rival franchise for Xbox 360.

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Ezz20131969d ago

why they didn't go to Sony or nintendo then when MS didn't want it ??!!

NukaCola1969d ago

Should do a kickstarter or go find a supportive publisher. It's not normal for MS to give a chance to any game they don't think will sell millions.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

Do you think MS would spend million make a new AAA games? lol

How can this rival god of war when it's only an xbla game.. It was supposed to be f2p.

Hope the devs are a success though.

darthv721969d ago

is as good a rival to god of War as it relates to the 360. The game played very similar and i really enjoyed the different levels of hell.

I was looking forward to a continuation of Dante through Purgatory and possible a finale of Paradise.

if not full stand alone games then some really nice DLC to add to the existing game.

Sarcasm1969d ago

Nah they didn't make it because of those amateur-level concept arts. Now I'm not saying I can do any better, but compared to some other games that aren't even big budgets, those drawings look like kids work.

darthv721969d ago

many have not tried Dante inferno. Its not a half bad game. It is available on ps3 and 360.

dantesparda1969d ago

Dantes Inferno, while not a bad game, is not in the same league as God of War 3. The graphics in God of War 3 are way better than Dantes Inferno and the gameplay is also much better on God of War

darthv721969d ago

I was actually generalizing dante inferno as being similar to god of war.

i mean if there was a hack slash game to want to aspire to be like it would naturally by the gow series.

On the ps3 it wasnt given much credit because of GoW. To 360 only owners, its a nice alternative but you are right. it isnt gow but it can still be enjoyed.

NukaCola1969d ago

If you don't have a PS3 and want a something both similar and still amazing as all hell, get Castlevania Lords of Shadow. It has a lot of the GOW feel, but the game is gorgeous and twice as long as GOW in it's campaign, with replayablity to explore each chapter to find all the treasures. It has huge epic bosses, great QTE moments.

If you get a PS3, play GOW 3. You will truly and most literally sh*t bricks. Some of the most insane and jaw dropping fights you'll ever find in a game. Opening 20 mins is still the most epic stuff I have ever played in any game ever.

kikizoo1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

"Dante inferno is as good a rival to god of War"

it's just a cheap copycap..god of war light sort of (but gow3 can't be made on 360 without loosing something)

streetofragefanhater said :
"sony tried with killzone and fail miserably"

yeah sure, but only in your delusional/denial land of fantards only.

InTheLab1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )


The game was crap on either system dude. It's not that PS3 gamers felt threatened by it or any of that foolishness that you appear to be implying. The game was just terrible. It's like calling Quantum Theory a suitable rival to Gears of War.

A better choice for gamers that can't play GoW due to it's exclusivity would be Castlevania. It's still not on par with GoW but what is? What it is is a decent enough game that didn't forget to include a 3rd act like Dante's Inferno. Seriously, the last few levels of Hell were pointless. Hell, one of those levels of Hell was just a f***ing challenge room. Something you'd see listed on the main menu after New Game and Load Game.

Dante's Inferno was awful and not what you'd expect from the people that gave us Deadspace.

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darthv721968d ago

Sorry, i havent played the Castelvania game. so therefore i could not suggest it. I will have to check it out as i do enjoy the hack/slash games.

Im an old school castlevania fan and just hadnt gotten around to playing this new one but if its as cool as you suggest then im sure i will enjoy it.

Oh and there was no implications that DI was a threat to GoW. Far from it. Sometimes there are games that arent half bad when it comes to the model they are following.

I can see if you didnt like it but I did. To each their own but i need to check out Lord of shadows.

Thanks for that.

SilentNegotiator1968d ago


Actually, judging by the disagrees, people have some taste. Dante's Inferno was terrible compared to GoW.

Kurt Russell1968d ago

Dantes Inferno wasn't terrible. It wasn't in the same league as GoW but it did have a really nice combat system. It's biggest let down was that it felt you were just going room to room, clearing them as you went.

indubitably1968d ago

The hack and slash genre has left gameplay behind almost completely at this point in place of presentation (God of War, Dante's Inferno). The only franchise that prevents me from dismissing it as a true gaming genre is Devil May Cry

jetlian1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

dante has better combat and story but GOW has better set pieces and higher production values. Gow combat needs to be upgraded. None of the other weapons are worth playing.

The cross played way different than the sword in dantes inferno.I actually spent time deciding how to play. Gow still to much tri, tri, circle.

Ninja gaiden still top of the H/S with bayo second And GOW third. Played DMC collection and it didnt stand time very well.

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Irishguy951969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

As if Nintendo would want such a game on the Wii/

And Sony had God of war.

They should try it again anyway with other publishers I agree with NukaCola
Edit---I disagree, the concept art looks pretty cool to me

zebramocha1969d ago

@Irish they have heavenly sword.

Honest_gamer1969d ago

i guess it was a fan boy developer

kevnb1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )

they brought it to a bunch of publishers, but nobody wanted it. The art work looks kinda crappy, and it never made it past concept... Did any of you click the link? Im sure if thq said to make it multiplatform and we have a deal, they would of went with it. And sony, microsoft or nintendo wouldnt publish this...

hellvaguy1968d ago (Edited 1968d ago )

Why would MS want a God of War clone, when Darksiders and The Witcher already fill that role equally, if not better?

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000011969d ago

this looks like the worst concept art ever lol.

Blackdeath_6631969d ago

agreed, the concept art didn't do them any favours. still think it could have been a good game though can't think of many hack n slash games

BlackWolf1968d ago

That's true. they need someone who can draw without proportion flaws.

LackTrue4K1968d ago

Your comment and the your avatar photo made me lol!!

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user9470311969d ago

Santa Monica should make a X-box game, a piece of the pie would go to Sony and X-box gets a cool exclusive a win win.

user9470311969d ago

I'm just trying to make Sony and Microsoft share a lesbian kiss.

r211969d ago

Um are you talking bout Sony Santa Monica? They are literally a Sony only studio so highly doubtful they're ever gonna make an Xbox exclusive. I get that you're probably making a joke, Im just clarifying some info.

nunley331969d ago

That would only be a win for MS. A fair trade could be made like Halo coming over but i wouldn't want the deal. Dante's Inferno is on 360 if you want something like that. Forza would get ignored on playstation so don't send that.

DOMination-1969d ago

Unless its horizon which is genuinely a great and fresh game

nunley331968d ago

Idk DOM i would check it out but that game seems to be a forza game in name only. It would be going after the need for speed crowd instead of the GT and presumably Forza crowd. It could be good but better left on the 360. I would want alan wake and i think it would've sold better on the PS3, either as a exclusive or as a 3rd party multi-plat.

Hicken1969d ago

Looks like it could have been interesting.