Bayonetta comes from the creator of the Devil May Cry series. Hideki Kamiya famously said he wanted Devil May Cry to be about "cool and stylish" action. In Bayonetta, he tops his last game series in every possible way.
Bayonetta's graphics are up there with Uncharted 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for sheer Hollywood visual flair, but the game outkicks both in terms of invention and off-the-wall ideas. It simply begs to be played - and no matter how ham-fisted a gamer you are, Hideki Kamiya's resolution to make you look "cool and stylish" on-screen holds true, for the most part.