Fun, but difficult; Mature teens and up
For all the people freaking out about killing heaven's angels in this game...you're not. Anyone who's actually played the game could tell you that. This game takes place in a fictional Europe where there are three dimensions of reality: Paradiso, Purgatorio, and Inferno. Paradiso is where the angels reside, watched over by the "creator" Jubileus...who is a goddess. So it's not heaven. There is no God. I'll admit, Bayonetta is a witch, and the game clearly states that to become a witch she had to sell her soul to the devil, so that's a little iffy, but it kind of contradicts this since she was born a witch, so I don't guess she really had a choice? Anyhow, this is a really goood game but it is extremely difficult. All about learning combos, dodging, and mastering moves, so don't expect to be able to just jump right in and start mashing buttons unless you play on Very Easy or Easy mode; this is not encouraged in the game, since you lose the ability to find additional weapons, health/magic power-ups, hidden levels, and other secrets as you play. The violence is pretty over the top, but it's not too extreme. You can summon torture devices such as a guillotine, a vice, an iron maiden and more to severely damage opponents. Gameplay is very over the top, you start out with four guns, two in each hand and two attached to your high heels, and can earn other weapons such as missle launchers, a whip made of a cobra (yes, really), and ice skates (again, really) among other things. Finishing moves consist of Bayonetta summoning various demons from Inferno that shape from her hair and kill enemies. These finishers are the most brutal attacks in the game and can range from a dragon eating an enemy in half to a giant crow ripping off a foe's head and swallowing it whole. This is one of the most sexual games I've ever played, despite there being no actual nudity. I read a review stating that Bayonetta's sexuality was highlighted at every turn, and this is very, very true. When you pull levers, she wraps her leg around the lever and leans back, pulling it with her. If she needs to turn a lever, she pole dances around it as you spin the analog stick. Bayonetta's suit is composed mostly of her hair, so when you summon demons her hair disappears, leaving very little to the imagination (but again, there's no nudity). In cut-scenes where she dodges enemy attacks, this is usually done in a very suggestive manner with the camera zooming in on her breasts or butt. In the opening sequence and end credits she pole dances. Bayonetta loves lolipops, and is usually seen sucking or licking them very suggestively. There are several sequences where she dances, and this is done quite suggestively, with the camera zooming in on jiggling parts, and lots of gyrating and making very dirty poses. In one scene where Bayonetta saves a man by grabbing him and jumping away, he grabs her butt as they fly through the air. Language in the game is quite strong, there are several F-bombs, and few uses of sh*t and a-hole. Overall, it's a very good game, but due to it's difficulty, violence, over the top sexuality, and language, this is definitely not something for the kidd-o's.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness