Dante's Inferno: God of War 3 for Xbox 360 Owners

Something out of the ordinary is happening in 2010 – for the first time in some years publishers are taking a chance and packing quarter one with tons of high-profile video game releases. For RPG fans there is Final Fantasy XIII and Mass Effect 2, action gamers get Darksiders and Army of Two: The 40th Day, and adventure fans get their choice between Bayonetta and Dante's Inferno (PS3 owners also can throw down in God of War III). These are only a few of the big budget titles that will be releasing between January and April of 2010; with so many to choose from it's always nice to get a little hands-on time with the game before forking over the cash for purchase. Thankfully developer Visceral Games and publisher EA Games released a demo for Dante's Inferno just this past week, on the day before Christmas 2009.

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Valkyrie832787d ago

Played both demos, I actually liked GoW3 a bit better than Dante's but it was def. close - something great for 360 owners who don't have a PS3.....

Bungie2787d ago

Bayonetta already crushed both imo

UltimaEnder2787d ago

Oh Dang, I forgot about Bayonetta - demo wasn't nearly as interesting as Dante's but the game is more over the top, and will do great in Japan, not better than Dante's for me!

NotSoSilentBob2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Bayonetta is forgettable game play wise. The only reason it is getting any hype is because 360 fans are Clinging to anything that shows their console is better. The graphics on it are better but yet the graphics on Killzone2 make it look like a Snes game, but Killzone2 graphics are crap right?

3sq2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

No, Bayonetta is a girly game for girls like you. ;)

Edit: Hey Bungie while you at it do the SAILOR MOON posture too. ;)

lociefer2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

its like this GOW3 >>>>>>>Ba yonetta >> Dante

Kamikaze1352787d ago

That's such a fanboy response. I don't own a 360, and even I can admit that Bayonetta is a much better game than Dante's Inferno and combat wise, it's much better than God of War III. Although it's expected since combat is where Bayonetta shines, but God of War shines in everything else, IMO. The story is why I play the GoW games.

Bungie2787d ago

@ Kamikaze135

agree the combat is the best yet and it's the most important thing in Hack n Slash games

also agree with god of war 3 having better story

@ NotSoSilentBob

you sound angry i didn't say anything about better version or Killzone 2 or grafix at all

chillax dude


it's a girly game coz there's a hawt girl kicking arse lol !

deadreckoning6662786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

I'll have all three eventually so I don't care which one is "better"
There all different types of action games and they all offer different things.

If Bob likes GOW3, then let him play GOW3.
If Tom likes Bayonetta, then let him play Bayonetta.
If Jim likes Dante's Inferno, then let him play Dante's Inferno

Whats the point of trying to prove which one is better? Each will get a good fanbase and plenty of people will get many hours of fun out of all of them. Whats important is that were all getting great games to play in 2010. Instead of hating on each other for having a "preference" we should be hating on the ignorant people out there who still think video games are only for nerds and the socially deprived.

NotSoSilentBob2786d ago

Go to any website and make a post about Bayonetta being better on the 360 and you will see all the 360 fanboys agree because of the Graphics. Not 1 of them will say the gameplay is better because it is the same thing on each system. That is what 360 fans claim about Killzone2.

Saaking2786d ago

Dante's seems like a good game, but it's definitely a GOW clone. The only thing missing is the epicness and PS3 exclusive quality. Thankfully, PS3 owners don't have to choose as we have the option of getting BOTH. PS3 FTW!

whothedog2786d ago

Bayonetta Bayonetta..... is that the sex/dance dance revolution game?

Haha I kid, I'm not a big fan of those types games(hack and slash), but I do plan on playing some GoWIII, just cause of the gritty and evilness, and I did like the demo. I didn't care for the Bayonetta demo. I just calls em like I sees em, whale biologist.

ABizzel12786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

Dante's Inferno God of War 2: Enhanced Edition for 360 owners.

Persistantthug2786d ago

But, what the game is...Dante's Inferno is a rental. What incentive would the game have to own it? There's no multiplayer, and it's an obvious clone of a BETTER game.

God Of War 3, it doesn't have Multiplayer either, but it's part of a collection. That's the sort of EPIC game that you WANT to have in your own personal game collection.

That's just my take.

DaTruth2786d ago

I was blown away by GOW3 demo! The others were just alright. But I had really high expectations of GOW3 and was still blown away! Bayonetta was good for a laugh.

blackpanther252786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

BEATRICE!!!!!! 5 million times while playing the game.
Dante as a character is so lame but the gameplay is pretty kool and i like the skill tree.

on another note: why did dante sew that cross made of clothing into his chest...that makes no sense. Wouldn't he get an infection from it...his chest would be covered with puss but who cares it a game

DarkTower8052786d ago

GOW 3 is going to be great no doubt. I have the Dante's Inferno demo and I LOVE IT! The storytelling and gameplay is epic. Who really cares if it's a GOW clone? Shouldn't we PS3 owners be happy to own both?

As for Bayonetta, I played the demo and it was meh imo, I just don't get the appeal of it. Sometimes demos do a bad job of representing a game so maybe that was it, but as of right now I don't know what there is to like about it. I also don't get why 360 fans defend this multiplat so much, because like I said, IT'S A MULTIPLAT!

People are strange....

boodybandit2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

I guess it just goes to show what an amazing series God of War is. I played Dante's and the Bayonetta demos. They were okay and I will definitely give them a rental but to me nothing touches GOW. People that are into GOW knows the game just has it ALL. Kratos is one of the most bass ass characters ever!

I thought Bayonetta's characters in the demo are corny. Bayonetta herself looks and is built weird. I just don't find it appealing but I did enjoy the gameplay.

Dante was pretty much the same. The story was okay and the gameplay was decent. I am a huge hack and slash fan so I am sure I will rent both of them but I doubt I will purchase either.

I have played the GOW3 demo about 50 times already and I just got it yesterday. If it wasn't so late I would play it again right now.

I wish they would remake the entire GOW series in 1080p with the GOW3 graphics engine.

nefertis2786d ago

oh boy this isnt going to end well. Play3beyond

SilentNegotiator2786d ago

I played the demo today. I was freaking BLOWN AWAY.
The Graphics, the combat, the atmosphere.....amazing. Simply Amazing.

Dante's Inferno has decent graphics, decent combat, and the atmosphere is pretty good......overall, it doesn't touch GOW.

As for Bayonetta.....she makes me nauseous. The gameplay was good, but I swear, I couldn't get past that hideous beast I had to control with her over-exaggerated features, tiny head, and wild movements.

Darkspade2786d ago

I play both (well the demo's)Dante's Inferno will be a Very fun Game, GOW3 it's the same old GOW (Updated for sure) I like Dante's Inferno because of a new Story Line, not the same old... Both well be good , Dante's Inferno may jump past GOW because it's release on both platforms.. I did like the demo on ps3 better though. I'll be getting both Day 1

DatNJDom812786d ago

a good game for those that dont have/want a PS3. I played the demo and its really good, BUT for those same people that dont have/want a PS3 im letting you guys/gals know you will be missing one of the best games that will ever come out. Quote me on that.

Skip_Bayless2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

Dante's Inferno's quality is like God of War 2 or God of War for the PSP. The graphics look like ass. Obviously you have not played Uncharted 2 because your taste have not matured yet.

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Sarcasm2786d ago

God of War is the benchmark for Hack and Slash games to be compared to, as is Ferrari for cars and Zaino for Paint Sealants.

If a game is truly great, it will stand on it's own and need no comparison.

gta28002786d ago

The poor mans God of War lol

Swiftfox2786d ago

I disagree.

While Farrari makes great sport cars and racers, what about 4 door salons? Off-roaders? People carriers? For those areas you would compar them too BMW, Mercaydes, Range Rovers, or Fords.

My point is that while they are all cars its what the car does that stands for the basis of comparison. While Bayoneta and God of War may both be hack n' slash as a means to an end, they are both very different types of hack n' slash.

God of War is a crowd control based hack n' slash, designed to give the player an intense satifaction from meowing down dozens of enemies and larger enemies at the same time. Bayoneta is a door to door singular hack and slash based off an advanced combo system for maximum player customization and performance. They are two different games that are unfairly compared to one another much like you wouldn't compar a Farrari 430 to a BMW M5 or Mercaydes S class.

They deliver different experiences to the player all together. Dante's Inferno can fairly be compared to God of War because honestly it's a straight up clone, designed to give a similar experience. Bayoneta oh the other hand I think is being treated unfairly by both sides of the fanboy war. Some cling to it because of graphics or over hype it as a God of War killer, and the other side dismisses it all together because they are defending their classic. In the end the only one to suffer is Bayoneta which will probably be looked over and forgotten. The same thing happened to Valkyrie Chronicles, a great game lost in the Gears 2 Vs Resistance 2 wars.

Thats the end of that rant but I think I made my point...I think.

Hoggy19832786d ago

Do some of you fanboys not get tired of having the same posts and making the same points day after day?

farsided2786d ago

are you blind?
Dante's Inferno

looks far superior to God of War 2 on the PS2

and even more so than God of War on the PSP

why would anyone agree that they look the same, unless they're just stupid fanboys?

I never said Uncharted 2 was bad, but if you're going to run into a comments section screaming about it or any other game unrelated to the current discussion of Hack and Slash titles (namely GOW3, DI, or Bayonetta). Then the open zone is ---->

mal_tez922786d ago

All these hack n' slash games have such boring and repetitive combat.

Great graphics and animation, but they are just so boring

The only part I liked on the Gow 3 demo was the flying part, the actually involved some skill and was just holding down L1 and mashing Square over and over

If I had to rank them, Gow 3 would be first because of the awesome flying sequence, Dante's Inferno would be second, and Bayonetta third because it is just overly wierd and stupid.

mikeslemonade2786d ago

Why don't you show a picture of the camera angle that takes place for about 98% of the game. Not that canned angle that isn't gameplay The far back view. When you compare God War 2 upscaled to 1080 and Dantes Inferno the difference is minor. And Dante's Inferno is a terrible looking game. It looks like a first generation game. It looks worst than Heavenly Sword. What I compare Dante's Inferno to is Conan.

jut4202786d ago

More like GOW 2.5. After playing both demoes, I know Dante's Inferno is no where near as close to being as good as GOWIII, and I'm 99% sure the Dante's Inferno demo was a newer build than the GOWIII demo. Dante's Inferno is fun and great, but it's not even close to feeling as epic and badass as you feel when playing GOWIII. I will buy both games because I like hack and slash games, but GOWIII is on another level compared to Dante's Inferno.

Bayonetta is another story. The gameplay is fast and smooth, but besides that it doesn't really bring much new that I was impressed with. The only things that impressed me about the demo was: 1) the finishing moves in combos and 2) how time slows down when you are narrowly dodging an attack. Other than that (which most games have awesome finishing combos) the only thing I was impressed with about the game was the way the dodging works.

bjornbear2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

bayonetta i would compare more to devil may cry (i call it J-hack&slash)

do you get a better idea by comparing jrpg's to rpg's or jrpg's to other jrpg's?

this said, i mean there is a thing as preference of style.

dante is to god of war


bayonetta is to devil may cry

but of course, if we do compare all 4 (which we can) i'd still take GOW

I love DMC franchise, but GOW franchise is the one that got me the most.

Bayonetta demo impressed me a lot, and I believe its one of the best new IP's out this gen =D and I will definitely be buying it (when i get some $ =( )

dante's inferno was reminiscent of GOWII and i enjoyed it, but it didn't feel as fresh as bayonetta.

i haven't tried GOW, but I can say that if it feels at all like GOWI or GOWII, but with better visuals and more action, to me, is to say everything i wanted after GOWII is coming true :D


and that makes me anticipate the game more than i anticipated both bayo. and dante.

now i have to wait and see if it delivers...if it does, or more - it wipes the floor with the other two.

but if it doesn't deliver, well then i'll have to re-evaluate =)

with this said, i just think

beggars can't be choosers =3

PC_Enthusiast 2786d ago

Gow 3 is on another level than dantes inferno

lol hahahahaha