D+PAD: Bayonetta Reviewed

Tipped as a spiritual successor to the popular demon-slaying franchise Devil May Cry, the Platinum Games developed Bayonetta has received much attention from the gaming press, in turn becoming one of the most anticipated games of 2010. While Bayonetta does indeed feature a combat system akin to the series from which it's been inspired, anyone hoping for a successor in more traditional terms will find themselves bemused, confused and utterly overwhelmed by what's on offer. Bayonetta is daft, overtly sexual and so incredibly camp that using the term 'unconventional' would already make for understatement of the year. The game is also highly enjoyable when accepted as the deviant and over-the-top piece of entertainment it is, even if certain aspects of its design result in a few unpalatable moments.

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