This game would be awesome if it wasn't for 2 major things: 1. The story line of the story is pretty good its kinda cliche but pretty interesting. But the cutscenes are WAAAAAY too long. Sometimes when i was playing and i finished a level the next scene would be soo long that my wife would walk in and think i was watching a cartoon tv show.
2. Graphics are good in the cinematics scenes but the gameplay graphics aren't exactly up to par with the playstation 3. They kinda look like ps2 at some times.
Since those are the only 2 big things that i found i took off 2 ratings points thats why i give this game an 8. Its actually a really good game but i wouldn't spend money on buying it cuz you'll just get bored with it after a couple days, by the way i beat the game in only like a little over 7 hours for those wanting to know the play time
posted by zombieorc (GRASS VALLEY, CA) Jan 27, 2010
Member since Mar 2008
In Bayonetta, you play as a witch that has been stricken with amnesia and gets tangled up in a bazaar plot to unravel her forgotten past.
Huge boss battles abound as well as several well constructed mini puzzles. Each boss has a special way to defeat them which usually consists of destroying a series of weak spots in a specific order before performing an easily executed finishing move. The mini puzzles are pretty easy to solve and usually consist of some sort of time based mechanic.
The controls are tight and responsive, however the camera can be unwieldy at times and looking around the environment can be really frustrating. Also, there are so many combos in this game you can literally mash a bunch of buttons in any order and pull off a series of combos. Avoiding an attack just before the moment of impact will trigger a few seconds of slow motion in which bayo can still move a regular speed giving her an advantage over the enemies.
There are also a lot of quick time events that pop up at odd times. The use of the quick time events seems really inconsistent. Sometimes three fourths of the way through a cut scene you get a surprise quick time event. And if you miss the button press it usually results in instant death.
Overall, Bayonetta is a fun game if you don’t really care about the nonsensical story or the cheesy Japanese pop music that plays while your dealing out death.