Bayonetta has often been compared to the famed series Devil May Cry, and for obvious reasons. Both are very stylized, exciting action games with quite eccentric lead characters and a frantic battle system. Moreover, acclaimed creator of the Devil May Cry series, Hideki Kamiya, formerly of Capcom's Clover Studios and now among the remnants of that short-lived subsidiary in Platinum Games, was also the brains behind Bayonetta. On the surface, it could be easy to dismiss Bayonetta as a simple Devil May Cry clone. But that's where one would be making the first mistake.