PSXextreme writes: "The title isn't a rhetorical question. I'm not going to embark upon a quest to prove that Bayonetta isn't worthy of the praise it has received thus far. I'm actually asking the question: what is going on here?"
the hot chick in the game
The execution of the combat and the genius level design and epic bosses. The Article writer should play the full game instead of the demo, then he will know what makes Bayonetta that good.
From what I've seen so far it has the best combat ever seen in an action game by eons.
it's obviously the combat. the main lady is just a character Hideki came up with to add a different flavor to the game, the whole fun to the game isn't just watching Bayonetta bounce around doing quick flashy moves, it's about executing them and enjoying the the pay off from it. take away the combat and it wouldn't have nearly as much as the success as it has now.
this game is more fun than DI but I am more excited abut GOW3 and Lord Of Shadow. GOW3 and Lord of shadow fore me sorry Bayonetta
''the hot chick in the game'' Maybe so. But I still prefer a man to do man jobs. I could not place myself as a chick with great boobs killing some demons. Give GOW3 that is more like it. This game is a hipe. I played the demo its fun tough but still its against my nature.
lmao @ 360 fanboys are all over this article Whats funny is IGN gave this game a good score but didnt praise Bujingai combos which was pretty good i guess they should had focused on a female main character instead.
The Revolutionary and innovative Bayonetta Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
a review is just one person's opinion after all , so those who are dubious about the reviews they've seen, should buy/play the game and make a first hand decision afterwards. i've seen many articles sprout up across the internet today that essentially try to undermine the positive buzz for this game. it's BS. if the odd person praises something, sure, you should question it... but if EVERYONE is unanimously praising it, well... still question and make up your own opinion, but give credit where credit is due and acknowledge that maybe its YOU that is the odd man out. this isn't my kind of game. but i commend Platinum Games on creating a new IP that so many people seem to be enjoying. they deserve their moment in the spotlight.
Am I surprise this article is from Ben? Nope. You cheeky fanboy you. How many times have I called you a fanboy now Ben?
But I think its because God of War 3 is coming out. Before you guys start disagreeing please hear me out. Ever since I became a PS3 owner back in 2007 and looked into these website all I've read is negative PS3 articles. Made me question if I bought the right system or not. I guess they still haven't gotten over Sony's initial arrogance. Also, I honestly think that the video game media in the west (American, UK, etc.) wants the xbox to win because its a western console. Alot of times, my boys tell me buy an xbox its American. The fools don't know that its made with foreign parts in foreign countries. Now, God of War 3 is a western style game while Bayonetta is Japanese. However, the developing console for Bayonetta is the 360, while God of War belongs to Sony. Sony exclusives (not all, but most) have stepped up to the plate and, in my opinion, outdone watever the 360 offered. Being that GOW3 is never coming to the 360, along with the bais that does exist, they are going to glorify Bayonetta. Now, I am in no way saying Bayonetta is a bad game. I can't say that because all I played was the demo. I might give it a go but, to be honest, I just couldn't get into it. I really want to give it a shot though. The music was a real turn off. I do have to admit combat mechanics are great in that game although not as innovative as people say they are. Mark my words, while God of War 3 will get good reviews, you are going to be reading things like "not as innovative as Bayonetta" and same lame combos. People, do you realize that in God of War you can do more combos than square square triangle. Another reason is because its "cool" nowadays to knock PS3 exclusives. Even Uncharted 2 had it share of sh!t.
She looks 40 to me.
"the hot chick in the game" If that were the case, Heavenly Sword would've gotten the same praise, but it didn't because HS is short and stagnant. All the reviews have praised Bayonetta for its combat.
Coming from N4G's StanLee? That doesn't say much. O_o Anyways, Ninja Gaiden fans will keep prefering Ninja Gaiden over other action games. GOW fans will keep prefering GOW over other action games. Each series has a different style of gameplay, the only two that resembles each other are Bayonetta and DMC. Those are the only two games you can compare and say "okay, this game is better at this than the other game". So any website that tries to downplay the GOW series by mentioning Bayonetta is simply flamebaiting. It just makes no sense to draw any comparisons between the two.
hey, what's with the 15 disagrees. did anybody do a single research of the reviews on this game? or did they just needed to let off their steam on this page and on my comment? frankly i'm not buying it just cause of the female lead, it be like saying that i bought DMC4 cause of two guys in red jackets or viewtiful joe cause of short guy in red tights. that's not why i bought either of those games, it's the game play.
That too Rikitatsu :) Yea true that
It will be overshadowed by Darksiders and numerous other games.
I found the demo really sleazy so thats why im not going to buy it
Of course PSXEXTREMEFANBOY would be upset about this game since it is vastly inferior on the PS3, but Bayonetta's gameplay speaks for itself as to why it has already burst the GOW3 bubble even before GOW3 has been released.
In no way is Bayonetta remotely related to God of War 1, 2, or 3. Why are people saying this? Clearly Bayonetta's contender would be the Devil May Cry series, and that should be the only comparison.
They're both in the hack and slash genre and play the same way. Why can't they be compared?
"Clearly Bayonetta's contender would be the Devil May Cry series, and that should be the only comparison. " You can compare the same thing?
Please stop embarrassing yourself for once.
Guys let this guy alone, after all is his choice If he prefer to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Instead of this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Is his problem, not our lol
Again, the same ridiculous message from wiiiis. each bayonetta article = copy/paste donkey :)
I have not played the full game but based off the 360 demo and the vids I have seen, this may be the most Epic feeling game this gen, for me at least, since Ninja Gaiden is officially in the trash can now, I need a new fix on fast paced challenging action, and Bayo is that game, it's epic.
this gen...on your box. because ps3 has GOW, ninja gaiden sigma 2 (the good one), etc
Tits and Ass. Can't find anything more that makes this game original or sell. I already played DMC4 in 2008, why would I play it again?
lmfao this plays nothing like DMC4 haha
You're right. It plays like DMC 5, oh wait it is. ;) Again, Tits and Ass.
Well the style is top notch and the combat is excellent from what I have played. The only thing I don't come away with in the demo is the story and I hope it does well to enhance the experience of the overall game rather than just being an after thought. The main characters attitude and demeanor are putting me off some as she seems like Dante from Devil May Cry, though since I don't know the story I can't make a judgment just yet.
I still think that DMC 1 and 3 are better then this japanese fetish softcore porn.
are the best in the franchise. 2&4 were, "Meh..." I won't judge this game till I've played it, but based off the demo it was just overly sex driven. To the point were I lol'd. I can see how young boys, sex deprived male adults, and japan in general would love this game. The combat was just ok. Not bad, but not ground breaking either.
It's something else to be sure. Though I'm not getting your comment about "over sex driven". I don't see that at all. Sexual themes yes, but "overly" I think is too strong a term. Sure she gets nude for a few moves but all inappropriate parts are covered, and she does have that taunt and a few sexy poses. However, there is no gratuitous nudity, overbearing sexual themes from the story, or them talking about sexual matters. (from the demo impressions) I'll agree that it has sexual themes, but as far it being nothing but a young mans wet dream, I'd have to argue that.
She walks like a runway model. Every combo undresses her. Every scripted action sequence puts her in a provocative pose. You don't have to show tit to be considered sexy. She does come very close to showing them every 10 seconds though... She is such a tease. <3
agreed xamb the overly focus on the sexuality put the game off for me. I dont wanna feel like a fuking girl when i rip people'shead off. I wanna feel like Dante from DMC or Kratos, Ryu form NG.. etc etc I dont mind games like Heavenly Sword, they dont cash in the sex element. But I can't play a game that just focuses on that with the music, actions everything. It just pisses me off and i start thinking WTF AM I PLAYING *note: Based off demo on ps3/360 and 50-min playthrough of jap Bayo.
I couldn't have wrote better. Totally agreed.
I find it funny that so many people complain about Bayonetta's sexy characterization but not about Dante's Infernos or GOW's blatant nudity. There was more boob exposure in DI's demo than I've seen in any other game with the exception of GOW. Oh, I forgot about Conan. So, its fine for women to be sexy or nude when they are at the mercy of a male hero but not if they are the hero themselves? That's sexist.
Yes, coz I totally hated Heavenly Sword /s
hellendros1 There is a difference between nudity in a game like GOW because it fits in the story of ancient greek mythology! In Bayonetta she is strutting around dancing and posing like some runway model it retardedly cheesy, which is what turns me off. As for Dante's Inferno i am not saying anything cause I am still disgusted by that blatant ripoff.
The game doesn't take itself to seriously and honestly none of us should. The way she acts, poses, walks, is all for a laugh it's all about having fun. The game is charming in that regard too me. So let games like God of War or Dante's Inferno be serious but not every game has to be. @nycredude: I have to side with khellendros1 on this one. The sexually based nudity in God of War and Dante's Inferno is blatant. Bloody hell there is even a sex mini game in God of War. You don't have something like that in a game without people sitting around a table agree to put it in. I felt Dante was the same way. At the returning home cut scene the woman was lying there fully clothed save one breast that was perfectly exposed. That to me says the developers though "Ok were are some places we can show some boob." It's immature honestly. Even the spirit of his lover hovering there could have been done more tactfully, and it seemed they just wanted you to get the view in stereo.
Well the game has a lot of Devil sings and sexual features is crap but the media is going to hype it because the what they want I mean the guys who control the media want this sings to be seen and used Same thing happens with many games assasin creed. And that rock game with Jack black
No one here on N4G is even aware of what you are trying to say. Save your breath for those that would listen. This place is filled with the blind and close minded. Look at your disagrees already...
Complete the game before giving your views, to be fair!
Yes, you're right. Everyone should eat sh1t before saying it tastes like sh1t. Because you can't look at something and make the determination whether it interests you or not.
Yes, pretty much. If you think a trailer, or even a demo, is representative of an entire game, you're a fool.
Are you retarded? Trailers and demos ARE representative of the game. They may not be the best representatives of the final game, but they are definitely representative of the game. Do you know why? Because they are the tools used by developers and publishers to generate interest in the games by giving people a representation of what the game is. How can something that is used to give a representation of something not be representative of it?
DMC was amazing, 2 was meh, 3 was amazing, 4 was meh. So expect DMC 5 to own Bayonetta.
The gentlman that created Devil May Cry is the same man that created Bayonetta. The man was involved on Devil May Cry 1 and 3 as well. A few years ago when Capcom closed Clover Studios he left and started his new company Platinum games with Bayonetta the debut title. Devil May Cry may never be the same without the creators personal touch, so I would expect a similar experience to Devil May Cry 4 with Devil May Cry 5...if there is a 5.
It's called Bayonetta. It's DMC with a chick instead of with an emo douche.
i'm already at the end of the game (playing the xbox360 version) and can't really understand the praise it is getting, although the gameplay is a bit better than DMC, but the monster design is lame, like they would use some random bodypart generator, i skipped almost half of the cutscenes (mostly the nonanimated/comix style cutscenes), because they were just too infantile, the motorcycle ride level was boring as hell - it repeated like 3 sections of the same track over and over, also the camera stucked many times during the battles in a wall or an object and i couldn't see the enemies and their attacks (which meant bye bye pure platinum medal...), and there are some parts of the game where you just die when you play it the first time (like the first bigger boss on the bridge, which is hunting you and the bridge is collapsing, of course at first everyone will try to fight him, but that's a wrong choice, because you need to escape...) To me the game is a 7/10 and i played all the great hack n slash games like GOW, DMC or Ninja Gaiden...
The game is definatley a pushes all the right buttons as far as hack and slash type games go but its not like some amazing revelation of gameplay. Its same old same old DMC type stylised combat with a new level of polish on it.
I paid a lot of my for my ps3 becouse of the quality games that it has & to know that this game is way better on 360 doesn't cut it for me I HAVE MADE IT A POINT NOT TO SUPPORT SHODDY WORK FROM DEVS, you want my money, you earn it, Back to playing Demon Souls
Hows the frame rate in DS holdin up? Those graphics rival KZ2, huh? lol Get over yourself... P.S. I love Demon's Souls. Just need that damn PURE BLADESTONE! >.<
besides, demon's souls graphics are the best for its genre this year. dragon age and star ocean look like crap. in fact, demon's souls graphics are on par with mw2.
to me seems like gaming media needs to replace Ninja gaiden series or DMC with another new hack n slash game.and the game is.... bayonetta, because.... "it's cool".to me it's very difficult to understand reviewers or gaming journalists tastes and judgements.however parts of the article explain perfectly the hypocrisy of gaming media -"...but the point is that Bayonetta can apparently do no wrong in a critic's eyes."- or -"I get confused when certain reviewers complain about one game not being "innovative," then point to another game that simply does age-old mechanics better than anyone else and say, "now that's awesome."- honestly, to me all this unjustified praise by gaming media for Bayonetta is annoying. too much rumor for a game that will sell poorly and will be snubbed by many gamers.
The combat and artstyle is what makes this game so awesome.
LOL look at PSXtreme they're practically peeing in their pants because bayonetta is better then GoW3 lol.
You must be very happy cause you precious 360 is only good for multiplatform games.
90% of games are 3rd party.and 80% of them look and play better on the 360.thats wot makes this site full of ps3 fanboys defendin there 4 exclusives.the only 4 games on the planet that look better than all the rest.hardly justifies the ps3 cash. cry fantards.weep into them cornflakes hard
Some third developers are just a disgrace to the game industry, it's unbelievable how PG and Sega are allowing this unfinished product to be release on the PS3. No one should support stupidity and ignorance from the developers such as these clowns. It's disrespecting to fans and it's disrespectful to the industry. As far as IGN, those guys have an agenda, every since the PS3 came out they've been bashing it. So it's nothing new when they post negative articles about Sony's system. What a way to start off a new year
Why does this article even exist? Just because its not exclusive to the PS3 and was poorly ported doesnt mean the game isnt good. The main reason i see this game as being different is because its the first major hack n slash (i can think of) with a female lead character. But i bet psextreme wouldnt be complaining about this game if it was better on the PS3.
Please, just stop.
Likewise mister & sadly it's the only good looking game on the 360 currently.
Heavenly Sword... is it the earplugs or blinders that hinder you? HS is still unmatched by 99% of games today in production quality and animation.
As a day 1 owner of Heavenly Sword I can say that the game has awesome production values, but very little depth. The game is a good game, but I'd be careful placing it on that high of a pedestal.
This game is lame as hell and deep down we can all see it's a big titty rip off of DMC. :)
unsurprising that it's similar to DMC...
I am with the writer of the article, I just don't get the hype. I have played both demo's, I have read the reviews and I just cannot see why this game is getting such high praises. I really want to like this game and I have played the demo time and time again to try and gain some affection for it but it just is not happening. I guess it all boils down to taste, I have enjoyed most of Kamiya's past games but this one does not push the right buttons.