History VideoGame / DantesInferno

18th Apr '18 10:00:41 PM lakingsif
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* HangingUpOnTheGrimReaper: Death comes to claim Dante's life. Not only does Dante refuse, he ''kills'' Death with his own scythe and claims the scythe. [[spoiler:It turns out Death never came in the first place, Dante himself was DeadAllAlong.]]
23rd Mar '18 8:26:34 AM DustSnitch
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Remaining relatively true to the source material, Dante's former mentor is in Hell for being a homosexual who engaged in sodomy. The dissonance may be why you earn an achievement for absolving him.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Remaining relatively true to the source material, Dante's former mentor is in Hell for being a homosexual who engaged engaging in sodomy. The dissonance may be why you earn an achievement for absolving him.
22nd Mar '18 10:16:10 PM DustSnitch
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** Lucifer also qualifies, despite being an AdaptationalWimp at the same time (see the entry below). In the original poem, he's nothing than a gigantic, helpless idiot trapped in the Ninth Circle who barely interacts with Dante and Virgil. Here he's a much more active threat - he kickstarts the plot of the game by claiming Beatrice, delivers quite a few scornful insults about Dante's wickedness that are [[VillainHasAPoint completely correct]], and [[spoiler: concocts an elaborate BatmanGambit to free himself from the Inferno that nearly succeeds.]]

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** Lucifer also qualifies, despite being an AdaptationalWimp at the same time (see the entry below).time). In the original poem, he's nothing than a gigantic, helpless idiot trapped in the Ninth Circle who barely interacts with Dante and Virgil. Here he's a much more active threat - he kickstarts the plot of the game by claiming Beatrice, delivers quite a few scornful insults about Dante's wickedness that are [[VillainHasAPoint completely correct]], and [[spoiler: concocts an elaborate BatmanGambit to free himself from the Inferno that nearly succeeds.]]



** Beatrice was originally Dante's guardian spirit who rescued his soul in the original source material. In the game, she's Dante's DamselInDistress {{Love Interest|s}} who needs him to rescue ''her''.
** Lucifer, the GodOfEvil who desires to rise up and remove God himself from power ends up defeated by a mortal man.
* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of [[PublicDomainArtifact the thirty Silver Coins]] that can be found throughout the game).
** Though it is subverted in which two characters from the poem not in the game (the Minotaur, though represented in the game by a giant rotatable statue, and [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Nessus]], [[GenderFlip though is changed to being female]]) are included in the [[AnimatedAdaptation An Animated Epic]].

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** In the poem, Beatrice was originally Dante's guardian spirit who rescued is immune to all of Hell's tortures, nigh {{Omniscient}}, and able to travel between planets instantaneously, which qualifies her to save Dante from his soul in the original source material.sin. In the game, she's Dante's DamselInDistress {{Love Interest|s}} who needs him to rescue ''her''.
** Lucifer, the GodOfEvil who desires to rise up origin of all evil and remove God himself from power ends up the creature gifted with the greatest intellect is defeated by a mortal man.
human too stupid to realize he's dead.
* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region Geryon (a monster re-invented by Dante into fraud personified), Odysseus/Ulysses (one of the ninth circle being named for him), only side characters mentioned in all three canticles), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of [[PublicDomainArtifact the thirty Silver Coins]] that can be found throughout the game).
** Though it is subverted in which two characters from the poem not in the game (the Minotaur, though represented in the game by a giant rotatable statue, and [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Nessus]], [[GenderFlip though is changed to being female]]) are included in the [[AnimatedAdaptation An Animated Epic]].
game).
12th Jan '18 12:23:22 AM Timjames98
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** In the game Dante is shown committing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_at_Ayyadieh Massacre of Ayydieh]] single handedly, killing numerous women and children without Richard the Lionheart's permission. In reality Richard the Lionheart ordered the execution, and there is debate as to whether any non combatants were killed there. [[note]]The Muslim sources claim that 3000 prisoners were killed,
including every woman and child within the city walls. The Christian sources however mention no noncombatants and put the number of deaths at 2600.[[/note]]Additionally they were not killed in prison; they were killed on a hill outside of Acre.

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** In the game Dante is shown committing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_at_Ayyadieh Massacre of Ayydieh]] single handedly, killing numerous women and children without Richard the Lionheart's permission. In reality Richard the Lionheart ordered the execution, and there is debate as to whether any non combatants were killed there. [[note]]The Muslim sources claim that 3000 prisoners were killed,
including every woman and child within the city walls. The Christian sources however mention no noncombatants and put the number of deaths at 2600.[[/note]]Additionally
Additionally they were not killed in prison; they were killed on a hill outside of Acre.
12th Jan '18 12:21:35 AM Timjames98
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including every woman and child within the city walls. The Christian sources however mention no noncombatants and put the number of deaths at 2600.[[/note]] Additionally they were not killed in prison; they were killed on a hill outside of Acre.

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including every woman and child within the city walls. The Christian sources however mention no noncombatants and put the number of deaths at 2600.[[/note]] Additionally [[/note]]Additionally they were not killed in prison; they were killed on a hill outside of Acre.
10th Jan '18 7:00:50 PM Timjames98
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: This game has inaccuracies.
** The introduction shows Saracens on war elephants, which were not used during the Third Crusade.
** In the game Dante is shown committing the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_at_Ayyadieh Massacre of Ayydieh]] single handedly, killing numerous women and children without Richard the Lionheart's permission. In reality Richard the Lionheart ordered the execution, and there is debate as to whether any non combatants were killed there. [[note]]The Muslim sources claim that 3000 prisoners were killed,
including every woman and child within the city walls. The Christian sources however mention no noncombatants and put the number of deaths at 2600.[[/note]] Additionally they were not killed in prison; they were killed on a hill outside of Acre.
* ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: This game is not a good way to learn about Christianity.
** One of the key tenets of Christianity is that only God can absolve a human's sins, and another is that being damned to Hell is permanent and irreversible. The mechanic where Dante absolves defeated enemies of their sins blatantly flies in the face of both of these facts; even if the game took place in purgatory Dante still wouldn't be able to absolve anyone simply because a mortal human would never have that authority.
** The game shows suicide victims in Hell. Christians believed this to be the case at the time The Divine Comedy was written, and the Catholic Church still considers it a mortal sin, but at the time of the game's release the church had since concluded that people who commit suicide can still make it to Heaven [[note]]Somebody might [[LastSecondChance repent with their last thoughts]], or they might be [[InsanityDefense in a state of mind that reduces culpability for the sin]].[[/note]]
** The game shows unbaptized babies in Hell proper as an enemy for Dante to fight. The church never officially stated where the souls of unbaptized babies go. While some (like Saint Augustine of Hippo) suggested it was Hell, in The Divine Comedy they were placed in Limbo. At the time of the game's release the theory that is most popular is that they just go to Heaven; Popes have stated as and were met without controversy.
** Many individuals are shown in Hell for specific sins, even when the circumstances of those sins would have reduced culpability to the point of making them venial. [[note]]In Catholic Theology a sin is not mortal if the person lacked full knowledge or deliberate consent when committing it[[/note]] The most egregious example is Beatrice, who is shown being damned for Dante's sins rather than for her own.
11th Nov '17 9:12:24 AM BroDudeMan
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A sequel to the video game is being planned.

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A sequel to the video game is was being planned.
planned, although with the closing of Visceral Games the future of the franchise is now in limbo.
23rd Oct '17 11:14:52 AM DustSnitch
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The ''Inferno'' part of Dante Alighieri's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' is one of the most well-known, well-referenced pieces of work today. It described in great detail Dante's vision of what hell would be like, and in doing so invented many of the tropes associated with Hell. This has led to several film adaptations, theme park rides, and -- most recently -- a video game adaptation, which is what this page is concerned with.

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The ''Inferno'' part of Dante Alighieri's ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' is one of the most well-known, well-referenced pieces of work today. It described in great detail Dante's vision of what hell would be like, and in doing so invented many of the tropes associated with Hell. This has led to several film adaptations, theme park rides, and -- most recently -- a video game adaptation, which is what this page is concerned with.
29th Sep '17 11:01:23 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Chickification}}: This happens to Beatrice, when compared with her role in the original source material. Somewhat subverted by the fact that Beatrice doesn't become truly relevant in the poem until Purgatory and Paradise, where she serves as a new guide for the last four cantos, given that Virgil cannot go beyond the Earthly Paradise.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Considering the poem was written about two centuries before the Reformation it's a given.

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* {{Chickification}}: This happens to Beatrice, when compared with her role who in the original source material. Somewhat subverted by was infinitely more intelligent, moral, and beautiful than Dante and who came allowed Dante to get through Hell unscathed in the fact that first place. In order to turn Dante into an ActionHero who single-handedly kills every demon ever, Beatrice doesn't become truly relevant in has been reduced to a passive object of desire who gets captured by the poem until Purgatory Devil and Paradise, where she serves as a new guide for the last four cantos, given that Virgil cannot go beyond the Earthly Paradise.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Considering the poem was written about two centuries before the Reformation it's a given.
can't do anything because of Dante's sins.



* TheGhost: God himself is referenced a lot throughout the game, but he is never seen. Justified, as God is too good to visit Hell.

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* TheGhost: God himself is referenced a lot to occasionally throughout the game, but he is never seen. Justified, as God since Hell is too good to visit Hell.a realm defined by its distance from God.
15th Aug '17 12:59:39 AM TheNerevarine
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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMakers Hell]]''. Though it actually is sometimes averted.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMakers Hell]]''. Though it actually to be fair its not true for the entire game: Anger and Violence are the ones that play this straight, while Limbo and Lust are dark and gloomy realms, Gluttony is sometimes averted.a visceral realm and Treachery is a icy land.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Early on the Lust level, Cleopatra pretty much gives away Lucifer's plot while gloating to Dante that [[spoiler:Beatrice's part in this game will be so small]].
** Everytime you descend a level of Hell, you find a series of links and chains in your way that you need to break in order to go forward. [[spoiler:You hear Lucifer's laughing everytime they are broken, because you are getting a step closer in freeing him from his prison]].
** When Dante finds [[spoiler:own his mother in Hell]], she tells him that its too late for them to be saved. [[spoiler:This indicates that Dante is DeadAllAlong]].
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