Bayonetta doesn't take itself seriously at all and that's a nice change. There's plenty of button mashing goodness with replay value thrown in to net those coveted achievement points.
I'm still shooting for better scores on the first few chapters now and feel I will for some time. Definitely worth a rent if you're in for some mindless action with good combo timing requirements thrown into the mix. If you find that enjoyable pick it up like I did.
I recently received Bayonetta, and was very impressed with the graphics, storyline, and fights. I would highly recommend this game to anyone. I in fact am planning on keeping it and adding it to my video game collection. Since I received it a couple weeks ago, I play it everyday for hours at a time, have passed the game plays very easy, easy, now doing normal.
One of the best action games I've played in years!
posted by Phinix (LA MIRADA, CA) Jan 25, 2010
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Bayonetta is one of the best games I've played in years. Among the action/adventure genre, it's my number 1 pick,...ever!
Understand from the start; This game is WAY over the top! You'll get a feel for the pace of the game as soon as your see the Prologue cinematic and watch Bayonetta's clothes get ripped off to be replaced by her hair as she pummels countless angels. It's the most shameless scene I can ever recall seeing in a video game. From that point on, you'll learn to Love Bayonetta and he sexy demeanor.
The gameplay is incredibly enjoyable. While you can beat the entire game in under 3 hours if you skip cinematics and rush through levels, the replayability has enticed me to play for over 55 hours now!... (My first run through actually took me about 14 hours, because I kept going back to get better scores and to find secret items I had missed).
Combat is perfectly done. You may feel overwhelmed at first, but after a few levels you'll be conducting a symphony of blows with extremely gratifying results. This game pulled me in with an undeniable yearning to master it. I find myself constantly trying new moves, combinations, and tactics to improve my fighting style and am rewarded by a more and more finessed style of play. There are so many fine aspects to improve upon as you're playing that I'm beginning to think this game will never get old.
Graphics are beatiful. As you'll read on most gaming sites, this game is best played on the Xbox 360. The only problem you'll notice is a bit of screen tearing while exploring. This doesn't occur during combat and doesn't interrupt the flow of the game. But it is there.
One of my few gripes is the soundtrack. While it's very well matched, it also gets repetitive. Playing your own music and turning off music in the game can be less than fruitful, as there is a lot of background noise even with the music disabled.
While the game has a couple of negative points, it does not prevent me from giving this game a 10!!