To hell with…

Like I said before, while I don’t play video games Dante’s Inferno was often considered a God of War ripoff whilst sharing the same inspiration as Devil May Cry. The latter also takes liberties with the Divine Comedy but the protagonist is closer to the expected iconography associated with Dante Alighieri.

(Perhaps it’s unsurprising that when he got rebooted, he lost his connection to his actual influence.)

Devil May Cry debuted in 2001, with God of War appearing a few years after and Dante’s Inferno in 2010. Though Divine Comedy is in the public domain, thus free to reinterpret in any fashion but as DMC predated the latter two it’s never going to be regarded as a ripoff the same way Dante’s Inferno was.

So it was more of a victim of timing than anything else.

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