GameZone interviewed Wayne Barlowe, an artist for Dante's Inferno, recently.
"There are so many elements that must combine to create a game worthy of note. From the combat elements to the depth of the story and up through the sound and graphics, each is part of the overall formula that can either make a game unforgettable or compelling, or succumb it collecting dust as a cast-off.
One element that has the most profound and immediate impact is the visual aspect of a game. The look of the game will either resonate with potential gamers, or potentially turn them off.
Wayne Barlowe is the artist behind EA's forthcoming Dante's Inferno. He is the son of natural history artists Sy and Dorothea Barlowe and launched his own professional career in 1979 with his self-generated book, Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials. From books to paintings to television and film, Barlowe's artistic exploits are widespread. "