3 years ago
I love pretty much every aspect of this game; the characters, dialogue, cutscenes, story, even the fanservicey bits become part of the charm. They're not too in depth, but they're all a lot of fun, which is ultimately what Bayonetta is all about. Combat on the other hand is very in depth and where this game shines brightest. Admittedly this game can be very difficult and comes with a learning curve; the game itself doesn't really teach you the finer details of how to play, most notably the dodge offset feature which is critical for getting good scores and straight up surviving later levels. I'd recommend looking up youtube tutorials. Once you do learn to play well though, the combat flows beautifully and you feel powerful and unstoppable. Combat consists of punch and kick combos, powerful combo finishers, witch time which slows down time when you dodge an enemy attack correctly, there's a variety of weapons to equip on both hands and feet besides the guns, and a nice assortment of enemies that allow for varied gameplay that never bores. Levels are replayable and you're scored each "verse" of a level based on damage taken and a combo score, but even if you rank low, in my opinion gameplay is its own reward and it's fun to learn more about the game and how to play it better. It is a little on the hardcore side, especially with "Hard" and "Non-stop" difficulties, so if you're a more hardcore gamer there's definitely challenges to be had, but I myself am hardly a hardcore person and still have had a lot of fun with this game on normal difficulty. PS3 version is also not the best experience; graphics are slightly worse, loading times are long and the game can lag at times. Performance issues haven't stopped me from having plenty of fun though, so if you only have a ps3, I say still go for it.
yes: I recommend this product