Been a long time since I wrote a review for a PSP game. It is because I have not had the urge to get any new ones out there. I have just been playing NBA Live 2009 terrorizing all teams except the one I choose to play as … the Lakers :P. So my friend got me this game, Dante’s Inferno and I tried it out. What can I say? Let’s start with the story and plot.

Dante’s Inferno tells an adapted story that focuses on delivering a blockbuster 3rd person action game experience while bringing Alighieri’s depiction of Hell to the medium. Dante descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered, with Lucifer seducing her soul into the underworld. He sets out on a rescue mission to save Beatrice, but he soon realizes he is also in Hell to face his own demons and ultimately to redeem himself.

The game takes players through nine unique circles of Hell as mapped out and described by Alighieri: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Each circle showcases its own distinct look, with demons, monsters, damned and geography that are crafted straight from the poem’s vivid descriptions.

Dante is outfitted with two primary weapons: the Scythe he takes from Death and the Holy Cross given to him by Beatrice, which has spiritual powers that will help Dante collect souls and spells from the creatures he defeats on his journey. The game also features a deep upgrade system so gamers can customize their abilities to their specific gameplay style, something they’ll need as Dante comes face to face with Hell’s fiercest beasts and bosses.

This game is pretty hard to finish when you play the hardest mode. I am currently playing the easiest mode of them all. That way, if I do plan to play each harder mode (but I don’t think I will he he he), at least I would know what to expect than waste time figuring out how to defeat the enemies. The flow is pretty straightforward. Engage many enemies and the boss will then appear, then proceed to the next levels. You do this on and on until you reach your goal, to save Beatrice.

The graphics is awesome as well as the audio music and effects. The game play is also good. If you buy this game, you won’t be ripped off. Electronic Arts made a pretty good game.

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