Things I enjoyed about this game..
+ the environments are sights to behold, for sure. some great imagination there
+ fearsome line of enemies & bosses, the Angelic hierarchy are some of the most unique I've seen in games
+ earning power-ups by blowing away tiny angels in Angel Attack between levels is fun, practicing combat during loading times is a somewhat decent relief with how often those times happen..
+ THE LITTLE THINGS..like the store keeper's funny one-liners, the added variety of throwaway weapons spicing up combat, using animal morphs (bat swarm, panther, big crow) was sweet
Things I didn't like..
- "SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE LOADING TIMES" should be stamped on the box as a disclaimer. sure, you can opt to install the game to the hard drive.. and twiddle your thumbs for 45 min to an hour
- a few chapters, around IX to XI or so, were pretty levels yet with watered down bosses popping back up and the plot all but pausing to allow this journey to heaven & back it felt kind of filler-ish.
- having to use the guns is underwhelming compared to the health you'll shave off enemies with the katana or any of the usable enemy weapons.
- Relatively short game, cleared under 10 hours on Normal. cutscenes pop up every minute so not all of that is stick time, either..
Bottom line : None of it's flaws really stole any of it's shine for me. I loved this game. Likely will buy it. Gave a 10 because the rating on here is an injustice. LOL. Bayonetta is a fun, wild ride that is at very least worth a rental. Kinda reminded me of how I felt with Gungrave (PS2), "man its over already"..moments later START > NEW GAME.
Not sure why this game has such a low score. For a sega game, it's actually really fun. It reminds me a lot of DMC but so obviously made by sega (music/'rings' dead giveaway). There is even a black spider that seems to have a molten inside that you (kind of) summon. it really is a fun game that I had a hard time putting it down (many games do not get me like that) and it's a shame gamefly didn't have this to keep or else I wouldn't have sent it back!