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Bayonetta (Xbox 360)

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Description

Bayonetta is an action game created by Hideki Kamiya. After 500 years of sleep, a witch named Bayonetta awakes and finds herself confronted by enemies. With no recollection of who she is or the reason she is being attacked, Bayonetta must battle her way through the city of Vigrid while her memory returns.

Bayonetta can magically shape her hair into anything and uses it as a weapon to eliminate her enemies. She also has 4 guns at her disposal, two handguns and two attached to her heels. Bayonetta's guns are interchangeable with other weapons that are accessible throughout the game. Weapons can be bought or will be dropped by enemies defeated in battle, weapons bought can be upgraded but weapons dropped by enemies are only temporary.

The game features slow-motion in the form of Witch Time, which is activated with a well-timed dodge during battle. In this mode Bayonetta can counter-attack enemies before they have the chance to react.

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User Reviews

An intense action game that continually tops itself BlameItOnTheKusoge (5) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming since 198x Jan 06, 2010 6 out of 6 100
IGN Dec 22, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Xbox360Achievements Jan 13, 2010 95 out of 100 95
Game Observer Jan 24, 2010 91 out of 100 91
True Game Headz Jan 14, 2010 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Captain Dec 22, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Gameswelt Jan 08, 2010 87 out of 100 87
AusGamers Jan 07, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Valhalla Jan 25, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Jan 12, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Bayonetta appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Development team

The development team at Platinum Games Inc. responsible for Bayonetta is called Team Little Angels

References

Despite only being being published by SEGA, Bayonetta has numerous references to past SEGA games. Magical Sound Shower from OutRun and the theme of After Burner play during a car ride and motorbike chase, respectfully. During the prologue one character talks about a villainous person by the name of Eggman (a la the Eggman of Sonic games, though not the same character) and Bayonetta herself, while stylishly dispatching enemies, repeats several of Ulala's lines from Space Channel 5.

Elsewhere in the game a character rattles off a list of previous girlfriends: Claire, Trish, Sylvia, and "Ammy". These refer to the previous games directed by Hikedi Kamiya: Claire Redfield from Resident Evil 2, Trish from Devil May Cry, Sexy Sylvia from Viewtiful Joe, and Amaterasu from Okami.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #5 Best Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2010 – Best Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2010 – Best Art Design of the Year
    • 2010 – #2 Best Music of the Year

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jj984jj (1502) added Bayonetta (Xbox 360) on Nov 21, 2009
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