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I Love a Naughty Librarian!! (The Girlfriend Review)

  • Feb 24, 2010
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Sometimes, being a good girlfriend means sitting on the couch and watching him play a game or playing a game together. I'm a moderate gamer; the new controls are generally more complicated than I'm willing to commit to. He is a hard core gamer. Some games are easier to watch than others, and some are easier to play. This review is not for the hard core gamer. This review is for the girlfriend (or boyfriend, who am I to judge?) that sits on the couch and watches.

Before Bayonetta even came out, we had to decide which console to purchase it for. This meant a demo play-through on both the 360 & PS3, followed by playing each demo to different parts of the game, then switching the input back and forth to compare the graphics. Mike liked the game play of the PS3 controller a little better, but the difference in graphics, at least on the demo, wasn't even close. The detail on the 360 made it a clear winner, and so that's the console we went with.

I have to say, I really dig that whole naughty librarian, and Bayonetta rocks that look like no video game heroine I've ever seen. I'll have to see how brave my friend Deanna is, I think I've found her next Halloween costume!!

I enjoyed watching this game, even if the dialogue seemed a bit accidentally campy at times. The story was decent, though not fantastic, and the game was very easy to watch. Play timed out at about 20 hours, but that was with Mike playing almost every chapter at least a second time. With a stack of unplayed video games in queue, Mike enjoyed this game to do something I rarely see him do, go for a second play-through on hard. I can't stay in the room to watch it, once the Bayonetta version of Fly me to the Moon gets trapped in my head, I can't get it out.

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Blurring the borders of good and evil, this cinematic and stylized adventure stars Bayonetta, a heroine bent on sending supernatural forces to the depths of hell. Armed with her four enchanted guns known as Scarborough Fair, she battles both monstrous behemoths and angelic enemies. By combining special magic attacks, summoning primal forces and unleashing devastating weaponry, she impressively punishes anyone who gets in her way. From its fluid and intuitive combat system to its gripping story line, Bayonetta is one action thriller that won't disappoint.

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In addition to the weaponry on her hands and feet, Bayonetta also has gruesome devices in her arsenal, such as the Iron Maiden and Guillotine. Charge her Magic gauge to send enemies packing. Even her hair is designed for devastation, serving as a magical conduit to summon demonic beasts for aid in battle. And, with the ability to transform into panthers, bats and other forms, she's prepared to handle any situation. When it comes to banishing sinister supernatural forces, Bayonetta's the best man for the job.

Key Game Features:

  • String together deadly combos and special attacks to bring down angelic enemies, including small minions and gigantic behemoths
  • Rely on Scarborough Fair, a collection of four enchanted guns, plus shotguns, bazookas and fiery claws
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Number of Players: 1
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Platinum Games, Nex Entertainment
Console: Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Release Date: October 29, 2009
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