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Dante's Inferno is... good!

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After doing my due diligence for the podcast (and noticing that there's a much-needed lull in current releases) I went to my "play this later" stack and selected Dante's Inferno. An infamous title for several reasons, I think it's fair to say that I didn't expect anything more than a poorly-conceived God of War clone, but the reality is that it's a much better game than I could have guessed.

God of War III sucks more, Fly Fu, and Trine: Path to New Dawn

Fly Fu (PlayStation Portable Mini) - I fell in love with this game's graphic style, but it plays like garbage.

God of War III and a PAXPrime Tweetup

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While I think my wife is a bigger fan of the series than I am, I certainly enjoyed the last two God of War games. They were pretty close to the top of the PlayStation 2 action genre if you ask me, so I was definitely curious to see where the developers would take it on Sony's new machine. The answer? Nowhere special.

Crackdown 2 Review

More of the Same, Only Less of it

Crackdown 2 Screenshot

HIGH It's good to hear the voice of the announcer again.

LOW An astonishing lack of variety and absurd amounts of repetition.

WTF Why was this not released as $15 DLC?

God of War III Review

Where Gods go to Die

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HIGH: The battle with Hades.

LOW: The underwhelming Labyrinth.

WTF: Kevin Sorbo makes a cameo, but no Lucy Lawless?

God of War III

Game Description: God of War III is a single player action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the final installment of the God of War trilogy. Containing signature and addictive God of War gameplay — a combination of over-the-top action combat, exploration and puzzle-solving — along with an engrossing mythologically inspired storyline and a selection of new weapons and a new weapons system, it is a fitting conclusion to the much praised God of War franchise.

God of War III: A disappointing finale

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In between dissertation writing sessions, I recently managed to eek out enough time to play through God of War III. I purchased my Ultimate Edition copy the day it came out, and I just couldn't hold off any longer. I consider the first two God of War games to be the best action games of their kind and I was dying to see how the series wrapped up.

Be warned, spoilers abound.

Dante's Inferno: The Dark Forest Review

Visceral's Own Aokigahara

Dante's  Inferno: Dark Forest Screenshot

HIGH It's free!

LOW It's still not even worth the HD space it's written on.

WTF So Dante fought his fiercest foes before he even stepped foot into Hell?

The sincerest form of flattery

Dante's Inferno  Art

I'm currently making my way through the end of Dante's Inferno on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and I find myself enjoying the port much more than I thought I would. As a portable conversion of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and 360 title, the PSP game impresses: There are audio problems in the CG sequences and some formerly playable sequences (none of them too important or sizable) have been changed to pre-rendered film, but on the whole it's about as detailed and playable a port of a full-sized, current-generation game as one could hope for.

Dante's Inferno Review

Sinnerman

Dante's  Inferno Screenshot

HIGH Pinning hordes of demons down under a merciless barrage of incandescent crucifixes.

LOW Slogging through the repetitious "trials" of Fraud.

WTF A draw between the giant flaming anuses of Gluttony and Lucifer's huge, physics enabled penis.

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