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Posted by roscoe
@Anupsis said:
" This just proves why Giant Bomb is the best place for reviews. No matter how long it takes they will not review a game until they finish it. "
except for demons souls
Posted by babel_fishless

 "There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery"

- Inferno canto 5, line 121-123

Edited by ch3burashka

I was hoping for a LOT more filth and cursing in this vid, akin to the Rogue Warrior QL; slighlty disappointed.
 
EDIT: Can't wait until the Dante's Inferno Endurance Run!

Posted by kenichi_san

i like this type of game, where there`s part of the game which is really hard - will buy
Posted by Chris

Ugghhh... 5 minutes into the video and I'm already frustrated right along with you :) 
 
As you said, Ryan, you do suck, but frankly that's not your fault. Visceral designed this gauntlet to lengthen the playtime and it obviously works. There are some obvious tactics to make it easier but you shouldn't need to be that good at the game to progress on easy. Especially in a God of War-inspired game.
 
Anyway here are my tips.
 
1. You should have the relics equipped that make the combo window last longer.
2. You should move out of the way if you're about to get hit rather than trying to keep attacking. Rolling wont break the combo.
3. There is no need to block. Rolling is a better solution. If you see an enemy winding up for a big hit roll to the side and continue attacking. 
4. There's a power (can't remember what it's called) that sends out little blades that fly around and hit enemies, this is useful for continuing the combo. 
5. The magic power bound to Y by default is great for taking out those obnoxious baby enemies.
6. Don't use the cross attack unless the enemies are well outside scythe range. It's good for picking off guys who are too far away for a normal attack but otherwise it's easier to manuever and change up if you stick to scythe for close-range rather than cross attacks.
 
None of this takes away from the fact that the whole scene is FUCKING STUPID. THat's my general feeling on the game actually.

Posted by lunalicrichard

jeff is making the same mistake many site's make,dante's is not god of war ! or is it trying to be ! it's a genre and you should look at it from that angle i.m.o . you are letting your love for g.o. w get in the way of judging this game on its merits. what it does ,it does well ! it deserve's a 8 minimum . every new hack and slash game is compared to g.o.w these day's ,and i dont think thats fair . g.o.w is by no means a perfect game, it has issues as well.  
Edited by Brackynews

Buh-ROKEN.
 
Does "Challenge: Fail!!!!!!!" really need seven exclamations?
Did the programmer end up changing it to that from "d00d Phailx0rz lol"?
I'm just askin'.

Posted by NickLott

Ryan shouldn't need any holy spells. If you can't dedicate yourself to the dark path and be able to get through the game, then there's something wrong with it.

Posted by LoktarOgar

Watching Ryan play this, I'm reminded of the way I play beat-em-ups, which is to say, completely wrong.

Posted by Jambones

The fact something like this is mandatory in the game is just outstanding. Why would anyone design a game like that?

Posted by Razeam

The final challenge has a suitable name—it's the only trial I gave up on getting the bonus for on Hellish difficulty.  And man, I am glad I went with a balanced approach (punishing demons, absolving the Damned) for my skill set.

Posted by skunk

Is this part of the game or a "Challenge of the Gods" type thing you do after the game?
I'm just wondering because I haven't played it yet and don't want spoilers

Posted by benspyda

 Wow that was tense!!! Congrats Ryan on beating that challenge.

Posted by ThatFrood

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
AHAHAHAH!
He got it!

Posted by Bombingrun217

"SWEET JESUS"- Ryan
"MOTHERFUCKER" - Jeff 
God I almost died laughing my ass off!! 

Posted by SpiderX20

I shot that shit to easy about half way thru the game, and that challenge wasn't too bad, too me about a dozen tries, but man! 30 mins of that was pretty hilarious.

Posted by Santar

Ryan must have missed the part about you equipping yourself with reclics in the game. They do lots of different things, one adds many seconds to your combo window.
Makes this challenge a cakewalk.
You pick up new relics all the time so kinda odd he missed it.

Posted by MetalBaofu

So glad I went holy when I played it.....the cross makes the game so easy.  The relic to increase the combo window helps for that challenge, but with the cross maxed out you don't even need it.    Just get in  a corner and use the cross non-stop.  If something gets kinda close, then jump and use the cross combo from the air.   I pretty much treated the scythe as a secondary weapon the whole game and just used the cross as my main weapon....it just destroys everything from any distance.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Oh sweet god, I so glad he beat it. I was worried there for a second.

Posted by baserock_love

 Dude.  
 
Use cross and light attack combos because they can be broken and canceled out.  Don't go into finishers at the end of the combos (the final move which can't be broken) and don't get too close to them so they can push you back and stagger you.
 
If you find you're too far from an enemy to keep the combat going.  Use sins of the father magic so you can close in and keep it going.

Posted by TeknoDwarf

I could see myself getting frustrated with this if I hadn't gone Holy.
 
I discovered that the crosses do auto-target and it became a matter of simply mashing the B button with your buffed cross attacks. I also believe there was a relic increases the "grace period" before the combo resets by 1-3 seconds. And then I dodged whenever the enemies got a little too close to me.
 
I used this strategy to get the 666-hit combo achievement too, but on the challenge where you had to kill five enemies in the air since you could take as long as you wanted and the enemies keep respawning.

Posted by drew327

Good luck!  Weird that you get hit, interrupted, and the combo keeps going

Posted by Cheapoz

Someone tally this QL's # of F-Bombs with the Rogue Warrior QL?

Posted by Undeadpool

Two words: Divine. Shield. Greatest ability in the game. Makes you essentially invincible (thus your hit counter never resets) AND regenerates your health.

Posted by YetiAntics

Jesus! That was an ordeal! It was hard for me watch!
Posted by TheYear20XX

This looks completely frustrating and unfun. I won't even rent this now.

Posted by Hamst3r

That challenge looks filthy and horrible - I hate getting throw into stuff like that. :E~~
 
Also everyone writing the huge comments full of strategies: It's unlikely that you have to give Ryan any hints; he completed the challenge in the video and is probably done with the game by now. He is beyond what you're giving him strategies for. It might be wiser to put your efforts into making a guide on the Dante's Inferno page. :P

Posted by Nictel
@Bombingrun217 said:
" "SWEET JESUS"- Ryan"MOTHERFUCKER" - Jeff God I almost died laughing my ass off!!  "
See saying stuff like this makes God not want you to complete this level :-P
 
 
I feel for you, frustrating parts in games are well... frustrating. Especially when you feel there is just some part you are missing or that there is some 'key' that lets you complete the challenge in seconds. And in this day and age you can feel even more miserable by actually watching people do that and make you feel even more miserable.
Posted by wealllikepie

lol no no no no FUCK
poor ryan

Posted by Landon
@lunalicrichard said:
" jeff is making the same mistake many site's make,dante's is not god of war ! or is it trying to be ! it's a genre and you should look at it from that angle i.m.o . you are letting your love for g.o. w get in the way of judging this game on its merits. what it does ,it does well ! it deserve's a 8 minimum . every new hack and slash game is compared to g.o.w these day's ,and i dont think thats fair . g.o.w is by no means a perfect game, it has issues as well.   "
So God of War clone is a genre now?
Edited by KingX

 This one was not that hard, how on earth can u spend so much time trying to make past this one? just use the relic that makes the hit-counter hang around for like 2-3 seconds longer and you'll done.
I liked the game but it was actually a tad to easy, once u figured out which relics to use where this game was a walk in the park.

Posted by Genfuyung

I was having a hard time with this until I equipped the relic that increases the combo timer and started using the crosses a lot. This is actually a very good game but these ending trials almost ruin the experience. Almost.

Posted by Shux

there is a ralic that makes it so that u cant be knock out of ur cross attack. use that and max out the cross combo then just spam it u will do it in one go

Posted by nickhalme1

"OH SWEET JESUS" 
 
"mother fucker"

Posted by Cube
@lunalicrichard said:
" jeff is making the same mistake many site's make,dante's is not god of war ! or is it trying to be ! it's a genre and you should look at it from that angle i.m.o . you are letting your love for g.o. w get in the way of judging this game on its merits. what it does ,it does well ! it deserve's a 8 minimum . every new hack and slash game is compared to g.o.w these day's ,and i dont think thats fair . g.o.w is by no means a perfect game, it has issues as well.   "
LOL. it is a god of war CLONE.
Posted by Shux

I thought the game was awesome. not GOW good but it was good I had fun with it and play though the game twice in a roll and love every second of it. the game does has its share of fault but what good game doesnt. but thats just me. I love the game and the challange was not hard at all just need to use tactic and the right ralic

Posted by Nictel

So from the comments below, if you miss the 'increase reset length' relic and go unholy this challenge becomes impossible? Because that seems the reason of Ryan's failing. Or is the relic unmissable? Because if it is not, that seems like a major design flaw.

Posted by NickL

im so glad he finished it, i thought he was gonna break something

Posted by DRE7777

Somewhere around 25 min I was about to give up watching this lol, but I am sooooooooo happy he finally beat it. I especially love the fact that they got it all recorded, therefore it will never be forgotten. 

Edited by Ghostiet

@lunalicrichard: No, it is. The gameplay and the feeling is too similar. If I was able to jump into Dante's Inferno right after completing both GOWs and feel like I never changed the disc, there's something wrong about that game.

Also, I'm not so surprised that Ryan is struggling, knowing about those relics and shit. Hell, I'm not even surprised if Ryan doesn't have any of those. But it's good that he finished it by his own skill, because I'm always shocked at people ending games with just barely progressing through them with shitty levels/equipment/both, as me, as a completionist, will be never capable of pulling such a stunt.

Still, let's clap Visceral for making such annoying challenges. In the face.

Posted by Yummylee

Ok...just watched the whole thing, man I was twitching and cringing all the way through, frustrating enough just to watch it happen never mind play through it.
Posted by GregIsRad

37:13 well spent. I wouldn't ask for a second of my life back.

Posted by spiceninja

I clapped so hard when he finally did it. Bravo Ryan. Bravo.

Posted by Konanda

I think that you are a totally true man Ryan and are only sad because of how ridiculous this challenge is. I'm guessing it's probably really hard because of all the unholy. Anyway this just makes me even more filled with contempt for this game.  
Anyway congrats on getting through it finally.

Posted by Jambones
Posted by Shux

these ralic r pretty much unmissable. its not like its an open world game like gta and u need to find the freaking birds. it is GOW with a twist, the ralic and holy unholy power adds another depth and tactic to this game. and its about finding the balance in the game. use differnt ralic in different challange. its kinda part of the design imo thought it was great anyway.

Edited by CashBailey

Yay, Ryan!!
 
But GOD OF WAR itself was just a DEVIL MAY CRY clone.
 
So it's all splitting hairs, really.

Posted by MetalBaofu
@Shux: @Shux said:
" these ralic r pretty much unmissable. its not like its an open world game like gta and u need to find the freaking birds. it is GOW with a twist, the ralic and holy unholy power adds another depth and tactic to this game. and its about finding the balance in the game. use differnt ralic in different challange. its kinda part of the design imo thought it was great anyway. "
Relics are definitely missable.  The ones you get from the demon dog things are usually off on some path that you just might not notice.   The ones you get from talking to that dude more than once at certain times is just unknown unless you read about it or just happen to talk to him more than once and get one.....I had no idea he gave relics until I was at the end of the game.
Posted by drew327

Glad you succeeded, that was like an endurance run, but suck

Posted by m1k3

would be better if there was a PIP that showed Ryan in person playing the game. Just like Jeff's Megaman 9 video