Game Master UK: Bayonetta is the first truly next generation action game

VGArabia: Bayonetta the highly anticipated action game from Platinum games has been getting some great review scores from the critics. Game Master UK has published another great review for Bayonetta in their Christmas issue by giving the game an impressive score.

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Rikitatsu3228d ago (Edited 3228d ago )

Of course it is.

When you have such epic set pieces that takes advantage of next gen hardware instead of re-textured last generation game like DMC4.

Bayonetta, 94% at metacritic, positive reviews keeps on coming.

immortal843228d ago

I know that you (Rikitatsu) are a big supporter for Platinum games, I respect you for that.

Noctis Aftermath3228d ago

This is the game DMC4 should have been, it will probably go on to sell 2.5-4mil lifetime(both platforms).

immortal843228d ago (Edited 3228d ago )

Even though the game is pretty good, I don't think it will reach 4 million by any chance. Maybe 2 million on both consoles Life time sales.

alaa3228d ago

So, I guess 1.5 to 2 million Life time sales for the game. Which is great.

sack_boi3227d ago

Great game, I hope it does well.

Ares84PS33227d ago

If we where to replace that witch with Dante you won't know a difference. It is true. They are exactly the same. Yeah maybe the witch has different moves but come on!! sword and gun fight in the air....same crazy enemies. It's exactly the same thing. This is the next DMC.

thereapersson3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

And with a creepy librarian-looking hag for a main character to boot!



That dancing isn't "sexy" at all. If anything, it's goofy and bizarre

whothedog3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

What?? Who wouldn't want to play a game where the choreography is top notch!? You won't find dancing like this in GoW or DI.

But I did hear a rumor about GoW3 ending with Kratos, the gods and the titans just doing a dance number to "Holla Back Girl".... we will see

Sarcasm3227d ago

lol hilarious. The first thing in my head was "I bet Rikicrapsu is going to post here" low and behold there he is.

PrimordialSoupBase3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

@Ares84PS3 - You have not played it.

deadreckoning6663227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

Why are so many people hating on this game? It's almost like they WANT it to fail. The game is awesome! Its LEAGUES beyond Devil May Cry. This is ridiculous, PS3 fanboys have to downplay ANYTHING that poses a threat to GOW3. They mention God of War 3 in EVERY Bayonetta article they comment on LOL.

ABizzel13227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

@ Rikitatsu

How do you get in and post before everyone else on every Bayonetta article?

Anywho, I think Bayonetta is going to be a really good game. I think the gameplay is the factor that landing it all these high scores (that or their sending prostitutes to the reviewers).

I still can't believe that this game is going to have a good story, which is just as important as the gameplay to me. So I'm giving Bayonetta a "B+" unless it proves me wrong.

@deadreckoning(Devil sign)

It has to be because of all the articles saying Bayonetta is going to dethrone GOW. I like Bayonetta's gameplay (button mapping not so much), but GOW is probably the greatest experience in the genre.

Tony P3227d ago

I went out and got it and I think it's an awesome game. And it's pretty easy to spot those detractors who haven't played it now.

I dunno about the "first truly next generation action game"... Maybe a bit much, but I can certainly see why the game got it's scores.

Marceles3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

I wouldn't say its the first truly next gen action game, but it does seem like they put alot of effort into the game compared to other multiplatform hack n' slash games in terms of how much you can do in it. The game is like Castlevania by the time you get all of her moves, she's just loaded with ways to kill enemies.

I platinumed it :)) It's at least a 30 hour platinum since you have to playthrough it 3 times, and can't unlock the harder difficulty until you beat it on Normal, Hard, and Infinite Climax.

Chubear3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )


PrimordialSoupBase3227d ago

Can we please put 'next gen' to rest? It doesn't mean a thing.

SilentNegotiator3227d ago

Professional Troll of Platinum Games, Rikitatsu would be one of the first to comment.

PimpHandHappy3227d ago

was Uncharted 2 considered a action game?
just asking

this is why i stay away from this site now! This kinda stuff along with poorly written articles annoys me
i will say

The demo was kinda cool

ABizzel13227d ago


Yes and no. It's an Action/Adventure.

And Bayonetta is not the first true next gen action game Heavenly Sword was (and I agree put next gen to rest were are in this gen now).

dgroundwater3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

Haha whiners will whine. The truth is Rikitatsu has the truth on his side. Bayonetta is the most celebrated hack n' slash of this gen, and it just so happens SEGA didn't put in the extra effort for an equal PS3 port. This game has absolutely NO competition until GOW3.

Ares84PS33227d ago

Yes I have, 3 times exactly.

FamilyGuy3227d ago

Heavenly Swore was great
What makes Bayonetta any more "next gen" than Devil May Cry 4? Just because people like it more that makes DMC4 "last" gen, or just because reviews slammed HS for being too short it's considered "last" gen? How Stupid.

hatchimatchi3226d ago

i laugh at the people who say bayonetta is just a DMC clone. Bayonetta is definitely it's own game, of course there are similarities but they are few and far between imo. The game is so incredibly over the top when it comes to action, it really does stand apart from the other hack 'n slash games that are out.

I'm not gonna bother to go into great detail because some people already have their mind made up but if your on the fence, let me say this. The game though is extremely solid and if you like action games you should definitely rent it. I have the import and I love the game. It's an excellent blend of story telling, intense action, humor and jazz influenced music. The characters are extremely likable and i cannot stress enough the humor in this game, it's usually subtle but it's done really well.

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hardcore19123227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

are going to give this game. But I think that Bayonetta will get 9 and above from them.

Doc Sony3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

we should just agree to disagree then.

Lykon3227d ago

yeah games master lol has anyone ever tried to read this magazine? the page and font colours are enough to give you a headache let alone the actual writing.

pixelsword3226d ago

That's what the demo was for... a taste of what's to come.

It's just that some people didn't like the taste.

Ares84PS33227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

...I can confidently say "NO" ! It is not that good. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion but this game in no shape or form is the "first true next gen action game". Uncharted says hello!!

@2.5 I played the demo 3x. It was fun on a level of DMC fun but to call it the "first true action game" well just no. Uncharted falls under action as well and it wipes the floor with Bayonetta when it comes to action games.

mrv3213227d ago

But that's only on the PS3 and everyone applies different standards to it. For example best graphics at the VGA one contestant was MW2 yet no killzone 2... now I don't want to seem fanboy but Killzone 2 is 10x better looking than mw2.

LeonSKennedy4Life3227d ago

By "action" they mean "hack 'n slash" as you guys call them.

Ninja Gaiden 2 - FAIL
Devil May Cry 4 - Not bad, but nowhere close to the leap forward DMC3 was. WOW!
Heavenly Sword - Great story, mediocre combat...good game.

After playing the demo, you wouldn't guess this is the next great action game. The Viewtiful Joe demo was the same way. BORING!

However, if you played the Bayonetta demo more than once, you'd know how intricate and freakin' AWESOME the combo system is!

bjornbear3227d ago

i played the demo, and i'm a BIG DMC fan, and this def is a great game, probably the best next gen HACK AND SLASH...

but ACTION game? way =/

PrimordialSoupBase3227d ago

You're basing your opinion of an entire game on a demo. lolz

mrv3213227d ago

A demo of the game... which is just a portion of said game I thing basing some arguments such as controls and graphics on a demo is a fair thing to do.

deadreckoning6663227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

@Ares84PS3-How are u comparing this to Uncharted 2? There totally different games. What ur gunna tell me that Uncharted 2 is better because it LOOKS better. LOL, just GTFO..we don't need tards here.

This is THE best action game in the GENRE IMO. You don't need a review score to tell you that. You can't make ur decision on ONE playthrough.
Play it over and over again to get a feel for the game and learn the moves.

The only people who don't like Bayonetta are:
1.PS3 fanboys
2.People who don't like fast-paced action games
3.People who played the demo and sucked at it.

PrimordialSoupBase3227d ago (Edited 3227d ago )

No one is talking about controls or graphics, they claim to know that this is simply DMC dressed in new clothes - a generalisation that simply can't be made of an entire game that's designed to increasingly introduce new functions to its mechanics throughout.

hatchimatchi3226d ago

Why do ps3 fanboys get so uppity when it comes to the exclusives.

Guess what, i don't own a 360, i own a ps3 and i wanna say this.

Infamous is overrated
I'm more excited for Dantes Inferno than i am for GOW3
Uncharted 2 is awesome but it was the exact same gameplay that we saw in the original Uncharted.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is a better action game than Uncharted 2 is.

Bayonetta is an awesome game, and that's based on the full game, not the demo. I have the import

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