While I don’t plan to continue posting about video games ad nauseam, I want to post a trailer — a preview — advertising the forthcoming “Dante’s Inferno” video game. I’m posting it here, and, after watching it, I’m not sure that the game will be at all like the book, but I’ll find out more about that when I visit Electronic Arts and can ask a few questions. In the game, Dante appears to be a physcially strong, courageous warrior; in the book he is an average man, “midway through life”, a bit fearful and uncertain perhaps, and, over the course of Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise becomes a sort of spiritual warrior as he begins to make the connection that choices made in life, right or wrong, have lasting (eternal, shall we say?) 😉 consequences. Warning: Scary content — monsters, explosions, dead folks being tormented in Hell — presented in animated format, but in a way that you will faintly recognize if you’ve read Dante’s Inferno.
February 26, 2009 · 7:43 pm