If you were to follow the roots of Dante's Inferno, it'd lead you to many different places. The setting and the characters are directly pulled from the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem, The Divine Comedy. The gameplay was shamelessly plucked from Kratos's blades in God of War. The distinctively fleshy look was lifted from the personal art books of twisted artist Wayne Barlowe. It's a mad mashup of numerous influences.