The writer, producer, and director for Dante's Inferno, Jonathan Knight, has told PlayStation: The Official Magazine that it's a compliment for the game to be compared to God of War.
"We never get sick of hearing it because it's the greatest compliment we can be paid," he told the mag. "We hope to be worthy of that. Those guys are at the top of their game and there's no question God of War III is going to be spectacular. I'll be the first in Line to get it.
"I hope those comparisons are being made because of our combat system and is just as responsive; the control over the character is very immediate, it's very fast-paced, you can branch out of moves very easily, you feel very powerful and overall is a very fun game to play."
You can read the full thing in the latest issue of PTOM.