Gamereactor has reviewed Bayonetta giving it a score of 9 out of 10. Here is the closing paragraph of the review:
"Bayonetta has fast become one of my favourite games and it has topped Ninja Gaiden to become my favourite game in the genre. It's over the top, spectacular, and has lots of memorable moments. On top of this Kamiya has sneaked in a lot of Sega trivia for those familiar with Sega's history and that is something I appreciated.
And if all of the above wasn't enough to convince you of how great Bayonetta is there is a generous amount of levels and lots of meaningful unlockable extra content to find. Bayonetta is an awesome start to 2010 - a year I think may very well go down as one of the best ever in gaming."