EA send cheques to reviewers!

Descend into hell with Dantes Inferno
Descend into hell with Dante’s Inferno

God Of War clone Dante’s Inferno has courted a lot of controversy since it was announced. Now EA are stoking the fire by sending US reviewers $200 cheques, as reported by joystiq. A marketing ploy, or a cynical attempt to boost the game’s review rating?

This test of journalist’s greed comes in a wooden box with a skeleton adorning the outside and a note inside that says: “In Dante’s Inferno, Greed is a two-headed beast. Hoarding wealth feeds on beast and squandering it satiates the other. By cashing this check you succumb to avarice by harding filthy lucre, but by not cashing it, you waste it, and thereby surrender to prodigality. Make your choice and suffer the consequence for your sin. And scoff not, for consequences are imminent.”

We here at Critical Gamer would *cough* never succumb to such a ploy!

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!

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