This was one of those games that I had originally started playing before I even hooked up my PS3 to the internet, which means that most of the trophies I have for it don’t have a time stamp, and it’s a game that I used to rent from Blockbuster before the closed down and I had to buy the game. Anyway, I found a used copy of this game on sale and had the urge to play it because I was in complete and utter trophy hunting mode at this time. Anyway, after one more playthrough of this game, I thought I would be finished, but I wasn’t and here comes another reason why I could never finish a game.
In this game, that is loosely based off of Inferno the first canticle of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, you play as Dante. Dante is a crusader in the Third Crusade who has committed a bunch of war crimes even though he claims to be extremely religious. After dying himself and returning from the dead, his main goal is to get back to his love Beatrice. Unfortunately, Beatrice has been murdered and Dante must travel back to hell in order to save Beatrice’s soul. During his time in hell, Dante will have to face the nine circles of hell in order to reach Beatrice.
This game is very God of War like and is often compared to it, but I think that this game can stand on its own because the story is different. I have to say that I really enjoyed the story for this game and enjoyed playing it. I mean I have played it twice already, so I must enjoy something about it. The first time I played this game I just played it without worrying about trophies because I wasn’t a trophy hunter, but the second time was all about the trophies and I was able to pick up quite a few. So why if I enjoy this game did I not end up finishing it? Mostly because I was a little pissed off when I finished playing the second time. Even though I picked up enough trophies, I would still need one more playthrough and probably have to use a guide. I hate having to use a guide despite the occasional need for one, so I put this one back onto the shelf and ignored it.
As you can see from the picture above, my two whole playthroughs granted me a total of 28 out of the 43 base trophies for this this game, 55 total trophies if you want to count the DLC. That’s not bad for two full playthroughs. I think that if I was a trophy hunter the first time around when I played then I would have had the platinum for this game by now instead of missing a bunch of trophies for collectibles, absolving people, being all holy, and having a combo of 666. I think out of all of those trophies, which are totally doable, the only one I’ll have a problem with is the combo one because I really hate those and can never get them.
Probability of this game getting played again…4 out of 5.
I think it’s been long enough, 5 years, that I can go back to this game and finally finish it as long as I use a walkthrough. The only problem I’m going to have is hitting that combo of 666. I really hate the combo trophies! They’re kind of like the difficulty trophies. Annoying and they take a lot of time. They also make you enjoy the game less, but I think that the third time will be the charm and I’ll finally be able to get this platinum and maybe get it soon.
Now it’s your turn. Did you love Dante’s Inferno or hate it? Think it was too much like God of War and pushed it to the side? Let me know down in the comments section below. For next week, a game that I’m totally excited for the second part of. It’s a game that at first I thought was extremely slow and boring that I just couldn’t get into it, but then the tide turned and it was a game I couldn’t put down. Unfortunately, even though I couldn’t put it down I still couldn’t get the platinum trophy for it either. Next week I’ll tell you why I never finished The Last of Us.