NZGamer writes: "Behind closed doors at SEGA in GamesCom 2009, I was fortunate enough to not only see a bit more of Bayonetta in action – but also to have Yusuke Hashimoto in the room next to me. Hashimoto is the producer of the Japanese developed game who told me that he even had a hand in the drawing of some of the more nightmarish creatures we'll witness in the game.
After actualy seeing said horrific beastie I was a bit concerned to be in the same room as him, but there is no question that the art direction in Bayonetta is absolutely stunning. Watching the combat in this game is a total assault on the senses with blood, feathers, blades, magical orbs and multi-coloured fireworks littering the screen. In fact at most times it was difficult to know who was even winning – until the dust settled down and the gorgeous leather-clad female heroine remained standing amongst a smattering of corpses".