The Escapist: Bayonetta Review

Bayonetta tells the story of a modern-day witch who awakens from a 500-year slumber with no memory of her previous life and takes on the lucrative role of "demonic bounty hunter" - in other words, she kills angels for fun and profit. These aren't the kind of cherubim that adorn stained-glass windows in 16th-century cathedrals, though: Bayonetta's heavenly host is a pretty sinister bunch. Not only do they look like warped, animalistic versions of their usually idealized forms, but they seem to lash out at innocents more often than their demonic enemies. When you've finally abused them to their breaking point, they explode in bursts of gore and golden light, leaving behind a cluster of golden halos that would make Sonic the Hedgehog jealous.

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