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GF Rating
6.6

5480 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Bayonetta

posted by Perrin07 (PUEBLO, CO) Jan 10, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

8 out of 19 gamers (42%) found this review helpful

Visualy this game looks really good. Nice graphics and no real issues with collision or stick points. However it is kind of a button masher. Very redundant gameplay and to be perfectly honest it's been done before. If you've played "Shinobi" or "Devil May Cry" then you aren't going to see anything new here.Also numerous long load times make it seem like you spend more time waiting than playing. Probably good for a rental but I wouldn't say that it's a buyer.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Bayonetta

posted by JohnDope (MC GRAW, NY) Jan 10, 2010

Member since Sep 2005

8 out of 19 gamers (42%) found this review helpful

This could have been a decent game, but there are way too many cutscenes and I have no idea what story if any they are trying to convey. They are absolutely terrible. In the first 40 minutes the game was on, I had about 5 minutes of actual playing time. At this point I gave up on the cutscenes since they make absolutely no sense (you can skip them from the pause menu) and just played the game.

The actual gameplay is pretty fun. Combos are fun to pull off and its decent graphically.

The game is also hampered by its long load times. Even accessing the pause menu requires you to wait.

Bayonetta could have been okay but it is destroyed by its poor attempt at a story and the excessive load times whenever you want to do ANYTHING.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Button Masher

posted by OldSkool76 (AUSTIN, TX) Jan 15, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

6 out of 14 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

I am through chapter 6 and I enjoy the game. Visual aesthetics are high and the character movement in battle is smooth. The issue with load time has been beat to death. I do not care much for the story, but it as at least slightly interesting. Gameplay is good and the player is rewarded for balancing defense and offense by giving both a level bonus penalty and "torture" combo penalty for being hit or dying. I think the battles are epic and enjoy seeing the new enemies, though many are rehashed in each level.

This is a rental only and should fill your time between better releases.

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