CVG: According to ads for the game appearing online, lads' mag Loaded has called the title "incredibly impressive". Play Gamer scores the title 9/10, praising its 'mouth-watering set pieces'.
Ahh Loaded magazine, quality game aficionados extraordinaire.
loved the demo. the ending montage that showed the various level designs blew me away. so. damned. creative.
The Dante haters should realize that the same studio that did Dead Frickin' Space is doing this title not some sucky/n00b studio, so they had better recognize. :) This game is going to be a bad-ass high-quality product not a cheap knock-off. There's plenty of "dead space" on my game shelf for both Dante's Inferno and GOW3.
Nice. I played the demo on PS3 and kinda loved it. I wasnt blow Away though. Bayonetta is 1st on my to get list for Hack N slash games though.
As someone who played Bayonetta I would advise against that. If you are a huge Devil May Cry fan then by all means pick it up but if you are just a general hack and slash fan I would stay away.
I agree with BeaArthur. Don't get Bayonetta. The action is great, but the story, dialogue and direction are TV smashing bad.
As yet another who's played Bayonetta, trust me, you won't be disappointed. The game is one of the best action games I've ever played. I love the satire, and overly sexualized nature of it all. Bayonetta is quite the game let me tell you. However, I would not disregard Dante's Inferno. 360 Magazine UK, Play Gamer, and The Guardian all had a large amount of praise for the game. The whole article focuses on the positive aspect of the reviews, and implies that those who have dismissed DI previously will be in for quite a shock. Nice to hear. They're obviously eager to publish their own review. Perhaps tomorrow we'll start seeing more come in.
A lack of naked boobies. You never get to see Sarah Palin's... Scratch that, Bayonetta's boobs but in Dante's you see plenty of nip. That's what games like this are all about, right?
haha, Sarah Palin.
@BeaArthur: a general slash and hack fan will play all kind of slash and hack games like GOW,DMC,NG,Bayonetta,Dante's Inferno,Onimusha,etc... Unless general gamer definition to you is the person who plays only 2 games you like from all slash and hack games :P EDIT: you just implied that Bayonetta is for hardcore fans,and some will find this as a praise to it ;) and yes it requires serious skill and that's why it's a great game ;)
Hakimy...I meant exactly what I said. I am a hack and slash fan. I have played plenty of hack and slash games over the years. I meant general hack and slash as someone who enjoys them but doesn't play every hack and slash game. The point I was trying to make is that if you are a more casual (discriminative) hack and slash fan then you might want to stay away from Bayonetta. Coming from a more casual than hardcore hack and slash fan, I did not really think the game was all that great.
... for the PS3. But, if you have a 360, and you're a fan of utterly decimating your foes, Bayonetta delivers in spades. The only thing to be taken seriously in this game is the combat. Everything else is just filler. The music during the fight scenes does kinda suck, but custom soundtracks saves the day here. If that's a feature you've never used, now is the time to implement it. Oh yeah, I really don't know where the Sarah Palin comments keep coming from. That heifer wishes she looked like Bayonetta. Don't hate on Bayonetta. Take the time to master the combat and you'll be a believer too. Watch. @BeaArthur: I would think a discriminating hack and slash fan would gravitate towards Bayonetta, for to actually enjoy it, requires ( serious ) skill. Seems you're more of an Onechanbara hack and slasher.
Bayonetta was by far the best hack and slash game I've played this far. If you love over the top action and super cheese (DMC3 style) then you'll eat this up big time. The character and enemy design were amazing too. I loved the way they portrayed the Angelic forces. They were angel like but in monstrous ways. Amazing game.
bayonetta is to devil may cry what dante inferno is to god of war. This game looks to be really well received in spite of the clone of GoW it is being labeled as. The greek mythology backdrop of GoW series was well portrayed even if it wasn't accurate. The crusade backdrop for dante is equally impressive and with two more books in the divine comedy, I can see this series becoming a nice alternative to GoW.
... I like the cheesyness that is SlowaNetta (I have the ps3 version). Even though the update did fix most of the problems (still has screen tearing) ... the sillyness kind of grows on you .. I guess you have to have a devil may cry attitude towards a game like that .. and most people say it's too hard (they are right, this game is hard) anyways.
I'm expecting this game to get reviews between 7-8 with some giving it 9.I would be surprised if it gets a 10.To me,It looked like GOW2.I don't mean GOW2 is bad cus it's great,but I mean that this isn't PS2 era if you know what I mean ;)
Graphically it is superior to GoW2. If you can't see that you need your eyes checked. It doesn't look as good as the GoW3 E3 demo but it definitely looks better than GoW2. May not play better, but definitely a graphical upgrade.
I expect a metacritic of low to mid 80s which is pretty much par for action games these days.
It comes out the same day as Bioshock 2. I can't decide which one to get first. Im still trying to beat Mass Effect 2 for now.
Keep your mind on Mass Effect 2 and wait a week or two to find out what people say about them. I'm on my second play through of ME2, likely will do a third. It's definitely a game worthy of some long-term attention.
Mind made up, I just saw a video of Bioshock 2 Multiplayer and it looks fun. Getting Bioshock 2 and Dante later. http://www.thebitbag.com/20...
Agree. Mass Effect 2 is incredible.
Between Bayonetta, God of War III, and NMH2, I'll pass on this. If the scores are good, I'll get it when it's $40.
"...praising its 'mouth-watering set pieces'" Boobies!!!!
haha... i was thinking either the reviewer has some serious issues if he thought the setpieces in hell were, "mouthwatering"... or perhaps he just stopped playing at Lust... which is what the 2nd circle?
I'll probably check this one out at some point but it's Bioshock 2 for me.
zzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeuuuuusss!!! im coming for yoooouuu!!! THE GHOST OF SPARTA!!!
mainly because I love the divine comedy... however, with SO many games, and GOWIII pre.ordered, i'll keep clean from hack and slash until then =D still, good to see its getting good scores =) looks promising and its a great alternative to GOWIII for those without a PS3
can't wait to play it... but alas, it will be forgotten rather quick once god of war III hits.
I was looking forward to this but the demo put me right off. You'd think fighting death would be the coolest thing ever but it seems that you're expected to do nothing but stand there blocking and swiping for about seven minutes. This is symptomatic of a lack of imagination in the gameplay. If you look at God of war, almost every fight (certainly every boss fight) has something unique to that moment, some environmental aspect you're supposed to take advantage of to win the fight or something unique about the enemy to exploit. They would never just slap the boss in front of you and expect you to stand there for a long ass time hitting it and blocking. I love the idea of a game based in Hell (even if it is with a classic literary figure turned into a dumb lunkheaded Vin Diesel wannabe) so I'm still holding out hope for this game but the demo just hinted at a severe lack of imagination as far as gameplay goes and an awful sense of pace.
I'm about 2 hours in and it's a freaking awesome game! And the boobies are great!
if you're not a journalist.....STOP STEALING GAMES YOU CHEAPSKATE @$$HOLE!
.. take a chill pill .. sheesh
since i dont think its news worthy i'll just say it hear dantes inferno has already been pirated, bioshock 2 is safe....for now sorry if this has been mentioned already
game to keep fans busy until God of War
why buy this
You can have both if you have a PS3 you know.
Very generous score.
I was bored of the demo of Dante's Inferno, it was bland.
Dantes Inferno would do a lot better if GOW3 wasn't around the corner. They are both not my type of game but they do look good. Especially GOW3, that does look amazing. I will try GOW3, it might get me into this genre of games. If any game could it would probably be GOW3.
fighting a mouse is more interesting than fighting death WTF with the cartoonish style scenes the gameplay seems old school after trying Ninja Gaiden and the combat is slow jack black isn't in the game the music in the game isn't that great the game copy GOW in a Dumb way so in the end I think that the developers need to go to hell instead
Sorry, no dice. GOW 3 all the way. The demo was way too bland and uninteresting. I didn't even like Dante as a character. You guys can show all the Super Bowl commercials you want, doom GOW 3 to failure and shout that its perfect to high heaven, this GOW clone isn't getting my money.
I played chains of Olympus on the psp and it was awesome. Don't have and don't plan on getting a ps3, but playing the demo Dantes Inferno, I could defintely see how they copied GOW, but that's a good thing. I liked the demo, just waiting for reviews before spending my hard earned $ being that it's the same developers that made Dead Space ( another ripoff but to resident evil games, but actually ended up being much better than resident evil 5) than I'm expecting Dantes Inferno to get good reviews.
All hack & slash games haven been way above decent this gen, but I have to say that Palinnetta and GOW3 have nothing on ... "giant naked houri who spews babies equipped with hands replaced by blades from her right nipple"
day one for me"only b/c i have read the poem and seen lots and lots of the dairies from the developers.this in a way caught me the same way Infamous did. plus+ why hate a game for not being not 100% like god of war 3 if they truly were the same would you want the other?
Looks like this won't be a God of War killer. A 4 out of 5 isn't bad but if it's going to be better than God of War it needs a 5 out of 5.
This game is better than GOW3.
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