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Posted by th0a

i was ocnsidering buy dantes inferno, but you have just unsold me on this, my god that was painful to watch
Edited by Cornman89

Dude, what the fuck... Mandatory challenge rooms? Most uninspired last level ever.
 
I don't know, Ryan, maybe it's you, maybe it's the game, but this is poor fucking level design regardless.

Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

Holy hell, what an emotional rollercoaster that video is. That's the spot I stopped playing at, but I now feel pretty inspired to forge ahead and not let this fucking game beat me. Excellent work Ryan!

Posted by crusader8463

OH SWEET JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! Right at the end when

i could literaly feel my heart through my chest. I jumped up and screamed "NO RYAN BEHIND YOU!". Just as it was about to land my heart sank to the floor. Like Jeff said, i honestly tought Ryan might not be able to play another video game after that. Still want to play this game though. Hope it drops into the $10 range soon.
Posted by makedonii

YES RYAN YOU DO SUCK!  NOW THAT WE CLEARED THAT OUT OF THE WAY I CAN GIVE YOU THE TIPS ON HOW TO BEAT IT IF YOU CANT BEAT IT WITH UNHOLY, BUT ITS POSSIBLE COZ I DID IT IN MY SECOND RUN AS WELL, FIRST RUN I PLAYED HOLY AND SECOND TIME UNHOLY
 
1. THE EASYEST WAY IS TO UPGRADE YOUR HOLY CROSS SO YOU CAN CHAIN TOGETHER 4 BUTTON COMBO!  AND THATS IT! 
 
THIS WAS ACCTULLY THE EASIEST OF THEM ALL, I EVEN GOT THE BONUS! JUST MASH THE B BUTTON UNTILL EVERYONE IS DEAD AND USE ICE PATH MAGIC ON THE BIG DUDES.
 
BTW YOU PLAY REALLY BAD, IM SAYING THIS CUZ YOU HAVE TO DO MORE THEN JUST PRESSING X,Y AND B INCERTEN SITUATIONS AND BOSSES. DANTES INFERNO HAS ACCTULLY A PRETTY DEEP COMBO SYSTEM THAT MABY PEPOLE UNDERESTIMATE AND THINK THAT IT SUX. I NEVER SEE YOU USE YOUR MAGIC, I DOUBTH THAT YOU EVEN HAVE ANY RELICS ON YOU THAT CAN ABSORB DAMAGE FOR THIS PARTICULAR CHALLENGE.
AND SINCE YOU PLAY UNHOLY THEN THE ICE PATH MAGIC IS MOST EFFECTIVE AND YOU SHOULD USE IT ON THE BIG DUDES IF YOU GET IN TRUBLE. TRY ALSO TO COMBO IN CIRCLE, AND NOT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, AND COMBO ONLY WITH X.
IM ACCTULY AMAIZED THAT YOU PLAY GAMES FOR SO LONG AND CANT BEAT THIS SHIT OF A CHALLENGE!  BUT YOU DID IT SO CONGRATZ!

Posted by incapacitated

I'm thinking the best way to go is to attack the big ass dudes that come up and use the other guys to keep the combo going.  Get them out of the way and just clean up the little dudes afterward.
Posted by Fastshot

Well I found this challange wasnt too bad personaly and im not very good at all. The reason I found it simple was went through the holy tree this give u acess to heal spells and aoe

Posted by TadThuggish

Wow.  My interest in Dante's Inferno has dropped from "not really interested at all unless it was ten dollars" to "fuck this shit, i'm out."

Posted by Impossibilium
@makedonii said:
" YES RYAN YOU DO SUCK!  
 
Excessive use of caps makes you suck more.
Posted by Jugganut

I made it through with unholy path.  The Fraud circle, in general, could have been done better.  Poor Ryan lol.

Posted by pakx
@makedonii: okay, shut the fuck up. allcapsing and replacing all your S's with zeds invalidated literally everything you say. so shut your stupid mouth.
Posted by Jolt92

Poor game design?

Posted by hagridore

No Ryan, you don't suck. The game is mental for making players do what you did. Mad respect to you for sticking with it and not slapping up a angry half-hearted review.

Posted by Gamer_152
@makedonii: You are either a child, an idiot or a troll.
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Posted by papercut

Fuck yes Ryan, you are my hero!

Posted by Binman88

So they got through it finally. Tough maybe, but certainly not impossible by any means. Obviously easier with relic and the holy path, but they're not at all necessary to beat it, as the video proves. Jumping would have helped you a great deal too.

Posted by TadThuggish

Okay now that I've gotten to the end of this I must say Dante's Inferno looks unbearably terrible.  I don't care if the gameplay is competent, it's "SICK DARK NARLINESS" is completely offputting and kind of inappropriate.  That's not to say I'm against mature (and occasionally messed-the-hell-up) things in video games, but it all seems solely for shock value.  The unbaptized babies thing is pretty stupid, but when you got to the woman begging for forgiveness and a blade is put in her face, it's just gross.  At least God of War has better gameplay AND violence that doesn't seem totally for 13-year-olds.
 
It's like Visceral sat down and looked at 1-1- in Super Mario Bros., and said "man what if that goomba could be STABBED IN THE FUCKING HEAD", or  "man what if that koopa troopa had SICK KNIVES FOR HANDS".  That's right, in Dante's Inferno the act of brutally murdering a human being (who is begging to repent, I might add) is no different than stomping on a goomba.  Maybe the whole thing is for frat boys but I can't imagine even them with all their talk of no scopes and sweet headshots could play through this game without squirming.
 
Whether or not the game's production values are competent or not I frankly don't care about.  This game gets 1 star and I'm glad to have not played it.

Posted by NTM

Ha ha, I've felt that way a few times. Like, once beating something in a certain game, I imagined what if the power went out without a save or something else kills me. Ugh. Then what Jeff said, my friend plays a game and can't beat it, I'd feel that same way if I beat it the first time too.

Posted by GaZZuM

Wow, that was an ordeal. It was like watching a robot slowly learn how to play chess, learning from it's mistakes. Excellent job guys, no review you write will be as good an example of what Dante's Inferno is like than this video feature shows.

Edited by Rave_Epic

Wow..the fact that it took you so long to beat this..is crazy. 
 
Plus all the obvious people who haven't played the game but doesn't hesitate to bash it.   
 
I didn't know that anyone could have a problem with this part. It's so easy.  
 
It's like you skipped all the relics and didn't talk to Virgil at all, because they're pretty hard to miss.  Not to mention, I don't think I ever saw you use magic. Especially the ice magic, you're pretty much invincible during these moves. 
 
I will be the first to admit that this level is dumb. The design is uninspired as hell, but this is just crazy. This is NOT that hard and "losing a night of sleep" to beat this is just..odd.  
 
I'm glad that you finally beat it, but you went through all this frustration for no reason. You had abilities that you didn't use and it obviously shows that it cost you a lot of time. 

Posted by Shady
@ch13696 said:
" There are relics to make the combo window last longer. "
That's fucking stupid and explains a lot about the ridiculously short window in the demo. The worse case scenario is every one of your attacks would need to hit and you can't get hit. Even God of War's God/Titan challenges weren't that ludicrous.
Posted by Rhaknar

so this is the infamous part of the game that every review, and most (wont say all) gamers say...basically "what the fuck were they thinking". even geoff keighley twittered about it lol. Yup this would piss me off a lot too Ryan, or will when i eventually get it for like 20quid or something

Posted by Smallville123

This explains alot.

Edited by mythus

this game has a horrible game design.  i still couldn't stand the room with the wind blowers and the enemies that freeze you; instant fall death.  also them not telling you that you can kick push items or letting you know that you have a wip to hang on falls.  it just keeps going. hell they still havn't fixed that greed glitch where switches won't activate.  yet, i really dug the final fight since those fmv where hella awesome.  plus you got to love how the "package" swings.  dude was hung.

Posted by Binman88
@TadThuggish:  Seeing as you haven't played the game, you're not really in a position to criticise the gameplay are you? (watching a video doesn't count) Personally, the game never came across as trying to be shocking. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone revolted/disgusted by the game - unless they happen to be children; but then again, the game is 18s. The violence and character design is what their game is about, I think you'd be aware of that when purchasing the game.
 
By the way, I don't see how ripping someone's head off, or tearing an enemy in half in God of War = more acceptable, mature violence than what's in Dante's Inferno? It sounds like you're just favouring one game like countless other fanboys.
 
You guys need to relax. Dante's Inferno is not an amazing game, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm sure other people did too. Some people aren't going to enjoy the game, for any number of reasons, but seeing people rage and bitch about it all over Giant Bomb is getting really tedious.
Posted by Heimir

it hurts to watch this.... feel your pain ryan

Posted by Lotan

Cross spam is how I got though that section

Posted by nail1080

Lol nice to see a new game that actually challenges gamers and forces you to learn the game mechanics, which Ryan didn't actually learn up to now in the game due to the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing...

Posted by GamesWarden

Truly Epic

Posted by S0ndor

This reminds of the good times Jeff had with Megaman 9.

Posted by Shady
@nail1080 said:
" Lol nice to see a new game that actually challenges gamers and forces you to learn the game mechanics, which Ryan didn't actually learn up to now in the game due to the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing... "
That isn't his fault since he was getting by fine until this challenge. This is the fault of the developers (Visceral Games) for throwing in such an awful length extender and not making it apparent what things do or to look for them. God of War's combo mechanic never changed at any point in the game from something inane as relics that extend timing windows. For a game that takes a lot from another they sure didn't take a simple mechanic that was just fine.
Posted by quicklookman

after ryan said to shut the fuck up to jeff about the bridge falling and killing him i was rofling hahahahahahha 
Posted by mavs

So...this actually made me think I might want to play this game. I take it most of you don't feel that way?

Posted by dannyodwyer

oh man thats rought, at least we can skip the movie ahead :P

Posted by Vitor

16:40 - even I shouted at the screen

Wow, I seriously sympathise with you on this - still wanting to check out the game but man, that seems harsh. Like a more frustrating version of the combat rooms in Batman: AA (I'd restart those manually if I got hit as I hated having my combo mulitplier...)

Posted by Canteu

Ryan use the cross and nothing but the cross. also equip the relic that increases the window to combo by 3 seconds. Ryan you make me sad in my pants. Just give this horrible game a 2 star and be done with it.

Posted by Soap

Ryan, you sir have the patience of a fucking saint. I would of thrown that disk out of a moving car a loooooooooooooooooooong time ago. Congrats man. Looking forward to the review.

Posted by Shady
@mavs said:
" So...this actually made me think I might want to play this game. I take it most of you don't feel that way? "
I'll give it a shot if I ever get a copy off of Goozex. The demo was alright and it is a decent GoW clone. Take that for what it is.
Edited by chem

You're a sad, false shell of a man who is now reading this in an echoing female british voice!
 
Edit: Congrats, Ryan, I ended up with both fists in the air yelling "YEAH!" when you finally beat it. If it's this hard to watch, I can just imagine how it feels when you play the same 45 seconds for hours.

Posted by NoXious

Retarded, so you simply aren't allowed to get hit or you loose your combo.
Not my type of game, will not even try to attempt it after seeing this.

Edited by Oni

I passed this in one go... there's a relic that increases the time it takes for the combo counter to reset, so if you didn't get that you screwed yourself.

Posted by TadThuggish
@Binman88: 
Actually, I am allowed (as is everyone) to note the gameplay, which wasn't even the point of what I wrote.  There have been multiple lengthy videos that show off the game and whether or not it's Ryan pressing the buttons or me doesn't matter; it's showing you the gameplay.
 
Whereas in GoW the sporadic killing is a normal part of Greek mythology, it is not prevalent in the poem Dante's Inferno.  Being unfaithful to the source material + implying unbaptized babies will rot in hell forever + an awful marketing campaign with an awful slogan + catering to the lowest common denominator + instead of looking back on an awful time for Christianity and religion in general (the crusades era) as an interesting history perspective or showing just how truly hateful people can be (implying infants go to hell, mindless murdering of human beings for doing one thing wrong by crusade-standards) it instead tries making these vile beliefs look HELLA SWEET.  Whether or not this bothers you is up to you.  For me, and most likely a lot of others, it's not a single thing that ruins the game.  It's a perfect storm of absolute dumb.
 
The gameplay could be of the highest quality in the world, but its entire existence, and how EA/Visceral treated that existence leaves a sour taste in my mouth unlike any game before it.  Violence is fine, mature content is fine, GTA is fine, Carmageddon is fine.  This crosses that line from bad, to hilariously bad, to just sad bad.
Posted by Cowman
@NoXious said:
" Retarded, so you simply aren't allowed to get hit or you loose your combo.Not my type of game, will not even try to attempt it after seeing this. "
I agree.
Posted by Zippsson

This Challenge is the Worst EVER!!! But I am stuck at another point just after the challenges.

Posted by jotadex

man it's painful to watch
keep the spirit ryan!!!

Posted by guiseppe

That is some godawful game design.

Edited by Canberra

Spam the cross after upgrading it!

Posted by Hector

Oh man, now I'm never picking this game up.

Posted by Binman88
@TadThuggish:
 Of course it doesn't bother me! It's a game! It doesn't have to be historically accurate to be enjoyable. If I was so inclined, I'm sure I could point out numerous errors in how God of War handles aspects of Greek Mythology, but I wouldn't, because I wouldn't want to bore anyone, and I would be missing the entire point of the game if I did.
Posted by lhaymehr

Wow, that is fucked up. Fail, Visceral.