A Blast From The Past
HIGH Using the Meteor spell to wipe everything out.
LOW The bone dragon boss that kills with a one-shot.
WTF The game is set in the dystopic future of… 2013!
HIGH The dance number after the credits roll.
LOW The "story" is a bloated, empty mess of half-realized nonsense.
WTF Why is Jeanne glowing there?
I'm trying to make a serious effort towards trimming down my backlog this year, so I decided to give Bayonetta one more shot. I've started and quit the game twice before, but it comes up in conversation so often and in such positive terms that I'd feel like I wasn't doing my critical due diligence unless I gave it a least one more try.
Started Bayonetta the other night as part of my gargantuan "catch-up" process, and in retrospect, I think it was a good choice. I couldn't stand playing it, so I got to kick it off my list after only three hours or so. Done! Seriously though, this is one of the most ridiculously over-rated games of 2010. The number of perfect scores it received is absurd, and I would call into question the thought process and value system of anyone who gave it a ten.
HIGH My first 9,999,999 point combo.
LOW Space Harrier.
WTF This game teaches us that even angels engage in pedophilia.
Perhaps you've seen Sega's recent commercial for the game Bayonetta?
It's an oddly subdued (well, considering the subject) and classy commercial for such a bombastic game, and what helps it to achieve this effect is the music playing in the background: Skream's "Let's Get Ravey" Mix of La Roux's "In for the Kill."
I love game commercials. They usually represent everything BUT the game that is being sold, and this eerie accompaniment is no exception. The real Bayonetta includes an earful of bizarre J-pop.