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Bayonetta is a video game developed by PlatinumGames in cooperation with Sega. It was released to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Japan of October 29 2009, North America and Europe in January 5 and 8 2010, bundled with Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U in 2014, and on PC in 2017, followed by a release on the Switch (again, with Bayonetta 2) in 2018.

Plot

Bayonetta, a witch awakened from a 500 year-old slumber and has amnesia, must fight the angels of Paradiso to obtain the Right Eye, a magic jewel that is paired with the Left Eye to form the Eyes of the World.

Why It Rocks

  1. Combat is easy to learn but doesn't affect challenge.
  2. Impressive boss battles.
  3. The Witch Time ability that activates when Bayonetta dodges an attack at the right moment. Witch Time causes time to slow down around her allowing her to easily perform combos on her enemies.
  4. Bayonetta can use both melee and ranged weapons to take down different types of opponents.
  5. Bayonetta can shapeshift into a number of beasts, the most common being a panther for swift travel and jumping over large gaps.
  6. Tons of unlockables and documents.
  7. Well thought out story.
  8. Bayonetta is a smart confident woman who shows no fear in the face of danger.
  9. Amazing graphics.
  10. Epic movie-level music.

Bad Qualities (PS3 version only)

  1. Blurry washed-out graphics.
  2. Long and frequent load times( It loads when you pause the game, open the save menu).
  3. Unstable frame-rate that stutters between 15 and 55 frames per seconds endlessly.
  4. PlatinumGames considers this port to be their biggest failure and are considering the idea of disowning it.

Reception

Bayonetta is often considered a woman's power fantasy due to the fact that she doesn't require rescue, uses her sexuality to humiliate her enemies and saves the world by herself.

Edge gave this game a 10 out of 10.

Videos

Bayonetta - Wii U Review

Bayonetta - Wii U Review

CGR Undertow - BAYONETTA review for Nintendo Wii U

CGR Undertow - BAYONETTA review for Nintendo Wii U

BAYONETTA (Zero Punctuation)

BAYONETTA (Zero Punctuation)

Bayonetta Review

Bayonetta Review

SGB Review - Bayonetta

SGB Review - Bayonetta

Classic Game Room - BAYONETTA review

Classic Game Room - BAYONETTA review