To be honest, I have zero problems with Visceral Games’ action-horror title Dante’s Inferno being referred to as a God of War rip-off. God of War is fantastic, and hell is a perfect setting for an adventure game, so I'm looking forward to it.
I’m even more excited now that Visceral Games has announced that award-winning composer of Bioshock, Garry Schyman, will be scoring the developer's hellish jaunt. Bioshock is one of my favorite games of all time, and its score is one of the best ever. In fact, I put it just behind Psychonauts on my list of favorite all-time scores. So you can understand why I can’t wait to see what Schyman does with the haunting, vile and twisted setting of hell.
Schyman explained what the experience meant to him in a statement, saying:
“Scoring Dante’s Inferno was one of the most interesting and challenging projects I have ever tackled…Literally being asked to score hell was fantastic especially once I saw the surrealistically frightening world that Visceral Games had developed. I thought long and hard about every piece of music I wrote to create something new, surprising and fitting. It has turned out to be one of the most creative experiences in my career.”
Is there a circle in hell for the overjoyed? If so, you now know where to find me. What game scores do you listen to regularly?