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Review - Dante’s Inferno: A Hellishly Good Time—Mostly…

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Flatliner


Title: Dante’s Inferno
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PSP
Developer: Visceral Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: 2/28/2010

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of religion in games. More specifically, I’ve thought about the role and presentation of Judeo-Christian religions in our favorite medium. I’m intrigued by how it’s handled, what developers decide to show us, and how this theme is received by the gaming public. All that stuff aside, Dante’s Inferno is a good game. But it has earned its reputation as a God of War clone. Earned it and seemingly wears it proudly.


Interview: The Dante’s Inferno Team

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 by Flatliner

PS3, XB360, PSP
Developed by Visceral Games
Published by Electronic Arts
Releasing: 02/09/2010

Looking to cut a swath across the gaming landscape this first quarter is Dante’s Inferno. The game has garnered some attention and some controversy from the gaming community. With a demo already released on both Playstation Network and Xbox Live, gamers have been able to get a look for themselves about what this game will really be about. Are we just looking at a God of War clone, or is there something else there for us to experience? Recently, we here at Gamers Platform had an opportunity to sit in on a roundtable interview session with three key members of the development team for Dante’s Inferno: Jonathan Knight- executive producer, Mike Cheng- level designer, and Vincent Napoli- lead combat designer.


First Impressions: Dante’s Inferno (Demo) “Burn baby Burn!!”

Friday, December 18th, 2009 by Flatliner

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Visceral Games
ESRB Rating: M (most deservedly so)
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PSP
Previewed: PS3 Demo

Timeless literature can be a very rich source of inspiration for game developers. Adapting literary classics for consumption by today’s audiences can really go a long way toward raising appreciation for these classics, as well as testing limits of vision and imagination. A few years ago, we were ‘treated’ to the adaptation of the epic poem “Beowulf” in film and, a bit less successfully, in game form, and now we have the literary classic of “The Divine Comedy”, more specifically its first act “(Dante’s) Inferno” re-imagined and personified in interactive media.


Review - Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Friday, December 11th, 2009 by Mark-12

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Title: Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Developer/Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PSP, PSP Go
Release Date: 08/25/09
Number of Players: 1-2 via “Ad-Hoc” Mode

I’ve been playing fighting games since the days of Street Fighter. I’ve played many fighting games and have enjoyed them for various reasons. I’ve played Final Fantasy since I owned a Game Boy, sadly I never owned an NES to enjoy the original. When I first heard about Dissidia, I thought this would be an interesting meld of 2 styles that I’ve enjoyed since early childhood. The game boasts a “Story Mode”, an “Arcade Mode”, a “Quick Battle Mode” and a Catalogue to purchase unlockables. Now, I know what a lot of people are thinking. How much depth can you get out of a fighting game? Well, for those who remember Ergheiz, Square Enix’s first foray into the “Fighting” genre, it can actually carry a LOT of depth.


Little Big Planet PSP starting early with Costumes

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Zach Potts

When you pre-order LBP for the PSP, you’ll get a voucher for six downloadable costumes. You’ll get Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, Killzone’s Helghast Officer and Tank costume, and MotorStorm’s Lucky Jack Flynn and Candy Buzzbomb.

Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Game Crazy. The game ships November 17th, so you have some time to make your peace.

Looking Back at 2008 - The Force Unleashed

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Title: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Publisher/Developer: Lots, read in the review for the skinny.
Platforms: PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, and Mobile Phones
Release Date: 9/16/2008
Number of players/Multiplayer: Single-player (though the Wii version will have duel-mode)

Another piece in our “Looking Back at 2008″ series takes us back to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. If ever there was a game in 2008 that evoked such passionate debates between the “lovers” and “haters”, The Force Unleashed is most definitely up there on the list. Considering the hype surrounding the game that’s really not much of a shocker. I fall into the former group, not the latter. For my two cents on The Force Unleashed read on.


PSP Review - Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Monday, January 12th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Title: Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
Publisher/Developer: NIS
Platforms: PSP
Release Date: 2/17/2009
Number of Players: 1

Let them eat cake! Well, okay, not cake. How about the “Ultimate Desert”? The Steel Chef decries that the special ingredient is… Prinny! Well, that’s not fair, no one is actually going to eat a Prinny, but they are the special ingredient to this game from Nippon Ichi Software (NIS). In Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero, or the “main character, Dood” as more directly translated, gamers are once again treated to the tested system of giving a supporting character from previous game titles their own game.


Mana Khemia (PSP) Announced for US Release

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 by Zach Potts

NIS America has finally announced today that Mana Khemia that was released previously on the Playstation 2 is finally heading towards the PSP on January 2009. There is no definite release date but the game has finally been confirmed!

Mana Khemia is the 5th entry in the Alchemy RPG series that began with Atleier Iris; Eternal Mania. The game is quest based, classic style RPG where players adventure on to various missions to complete the game. However, unlike the ordinary classic style RPG, alchemy is the main focus of the game. Meaning players will discover and create items, weapons and even character stats through the use of alchemy.

More information will be released as soon as we get it! Stay tuned!

This Week in Games

Monday, November 10th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Time for that weekly release update! Lots of hot titles coming out this week again with the new Banjo-Kazooie, Call of Duty, Smackdown vs. Raw, and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (don’t worry if I disappear for a week or so when this one hits). Hit the jump for the full list, and then follow up to the comments and let us know what you’ll be getting!


Black Friday Gaming Update

Monday, November 10th, 2008 by Matt Cross

Black Friday, as we all know, is the biggest shopping day of the year here in the states. When the full-of-turkey American people wake up at the butt-crack of dawn (or even stay up) to be first in line at various stores nationwide to get the hottest deals. But what about us gamers?

Luckily for us, there are loads of deals around the country at pretty much everywhere that sells video games. I’ve gotten some info about a few deals coming in from Sears and K-Mart. Check it out: