gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I am very disappointed with this great action game. I played into the first 4 chapters and put the game down for a few days. I was about to return the game but decided to keep playing. The story does start coming in at the last couple chapters but still makes no sense of anything before. Another issue I ran into was the games lack of direction. I found myself running into times where I didn't know what the heck was going on.
On a positive note, the action in the game is great. Often times it does get a bit repetitive until the game throws in a new weapon or the motorcycle and missile chapter. Definitely a button masher but what kinda game like this isn't. I found though that during the load times I saw that the triangle button would often come up as if the circle button was pressed. I have not had that issue in any other game but it didn't impact the game because I am just button pressing anyways.
Load times are some what ridiculous too, especially for the in game menu or just to pause it. I'm guessing that's because the game doesn't install to the PS3.
Overall, it's a shame that these minor hiccups could make playing this game a miserable experience. I would definitely play a sequel to this if these issues were addressed.
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
Anyone who finds some slight fault with this game is just looking for a reason knock a game that sets the bar for imagination and innovation. Just when you think it can't get better, Bayonetta is racing down a highway on a motorcycle. Long load times on PS3? Shut up crybaby. What game lets you practice your fighting moves in the loadscreen. What game lets you do anything but sit there and read the same "tips" over and over? What they have done with Bayonetta is created a female lead that is absolutely cool and completely unique, put her in a darn good story, that is well told through a great balance of action and cut scenes and then threw in even more fun elements . Are there elements of the game that most can draw a parallel to, like the motorcycle sequence being a lot like the Ghost Rider game? Yes. Difference is, if any part of Bayonetta reminds you of another game, you have to think of how much better they did it with Bayonetta. The game is fun, sexy, funny, action packed and anything but boring from start to finish. What's more the QC is flawless, as are the game mechanics. They did this game right and did it better than 99% of the games out there.
posted by Cerezo (ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA) Mar 3, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
Don't listen to ANY negative review you hear about this game. If you like quick action-packed games with a good amount of character variation and a lot of expandability, Bayonetta does it all! The whole issue about loading I could understand, but with the new patch and a hard-drive install, I hardly noticed load times at all. And when they DO have an extended load time (eg between levels or portals), they give you a little practice screen so you can discover new combos and kick more booty.
The way this game is put together is also very clever. If you have the desire to search for the alfheim portals (or just use a guide), then the game is designed so you have master a certain skill before you can get the item, which helps you in your in-game fighting as well. The game basically teaches you strategies along the way, which is definitely needed as there are some craaaaaazy enemies in this game that can be killer to defeat if you don't have the right skillset.
The only reason I give the game a nine is that the last boss is kind of ridiculous. If you thought the game was OVER a little prematurely and chose not to buy any healing items, then you're basically screwed. Also, the comic book style cinemas are kind of corny, but they fit naturally into the game I think, plus it's intermixed with full-motion sequences, so it didn't bother me.
Anyway, if you want a fun, funny, action-packed game, Bayonetta is a good way to spend a few days.