The struggle to describe what Bayonetta truly is proves to be as chaotic as the fast-paced action that drives Platinum Games' hack n' slash title. It's a love letter to PS2-era action games and Sega classics as well as a subtle jab at Capcom all in one fell swoop. The story might be about as coherent as someone describing an anime series after a three-day meth binge, yet the gameplay shines through, thanks to smart combat and great setpieces. At times, it evokes (and outpaces) the likes of Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden. There hasn't been a game quite as schizophrenic in its presentation in quite some time, nor has there been one nearly as well-executed.