A.V. Club writes: "Leggy brunettes in costume as the naughty-witch title character of Bayonetta were popular attractions at videogame trade shows last year. That figures, as Bayonetta makes a natural "booth babe," designed to roil unrequited testosterone. Her game encourages players to gape as it pokes its camera at her curves, or lingers on her lips as she glides her strawberry lollipop in and out of her mouth. When you execute a combo attack, Bayonetta's outfit melts away, leaving a sliver of covering. It's an unspoken tease that sums up the pubescent fantasies underlying this game: Maybe if you do really well, she'll let you see everything!"