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50% Movie + 50% Game = 100% Epic

  • Mar 13, 2010
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Rating:
+5
The Good:

* Non-stop action even after the credits roll.
* Lots of weapons and spells for Bayonetta to use.
* One of the best soundtracks in a video game in a long time.
* Great replay value and difficulty levels to fit any gamer.
* Great story pulls you in, which makes it hard to put the controller down.
* Great use of animation and cinematics.


The Bad:

* Button-mashing may not appeal to everyone.
* Some camera angles may get in the way.


The Bottom Line:

If I have to compare this game to another, I would have to say that its probably "Heavenly Sword" for PS3. Since Heavenly Sword was a PS3 exclusive, XBOX360 users can immerse themselves into exciting adventure of Bayonetta. For those who wonder why this game is Rated "M" for mature: While Bayonetta is an eye candy, there is no nudity or sexual situations in this game. However, there are plenty of f-words to go around. Why did they decide to put in the f-words and make it Rated-M instead of Rated-T is beyond me, but regardless almost everything about this game is great. Soundtrack fits well. One of the first tracks you'll hear will be a Frank Sinatra remix of "Fly Me to the Moon," which is worth the price of admission alone. In terms of battles, the game relies mostly on button mashing, but there are also other elements, which include spell-like abilities and item forging. You earn halos along the way for defeating enemies that you can redeem for new and more powerful items.

Looking at 1-star reviews, I noticed a common complaint, which is last boss being hard. Please do not let it scare you away. This game has several difficulties. As soon as I got stuck on Normal, I switched it to Easy(yes, you can switch difficulties in mid-game, so you don't have to restart!) I actually defeated(barely) last boss on my first try. Even if you can't, there is also a Very Easy difficulty that I personally haven't tried, but I'm sure it will be suitable for beginners.

I will not spoil the game for you, but as I said, this is part movie-part game. You will spend a lot of time watching the cinematics between all the action(I believe at one point, the cinema lasted for 5 minutes.) It is that combination that pulls you in as you watch the movie and then get to be a part of it.

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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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Synopsis
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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ESRB: M
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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