Dante’s Inferno

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Aug 052014

Status: Completed Most Intriguing Idea: Let’s do for Christianity what God of War did for Greek Mythology! Best Design Decision: Restrained use of QTEs Worst Design Decision: Cluttered character progression Summary: Dante’s Inferno is dumb as a stone and theologically unsound, but it’s a solid character action game of the fixed-viewpoint variety. It’s also kind of charming in its earnest attempt to out-Kratos God of War. As you play it, you can easily imagine the all-hands meetings where the developers discussed whether each level had enough tits. Despite the juvenilia the visual design is nifty, though it doesn’t do justice to things like [Read more…]

Mar 112010

The ultimate Camp statement: it’s good because it’s awful. …Of course, one can’t always say that. —Susan Sontag, “Notes on ‘Camp’” This game is so bad, it’s not just become good. It’s pretty close to perfect. —Jim Sterling, review of Deadly Premonition Jim Sterling gave Deadly Premonition a score of 10 points out of a possible 10, easily the highest score the game received among major gaming review sites. In his review, he makes it plain that this game does not deserve that score in any “objective” sense. The graphics are dated, the gameplay is limited, and its systems pay [Read more…]