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Bayonetta (PS3) £17.99 @ Play.com
Bayonetta (PS3) £17.99 @ Play.com

Bayonetta (PS3) £17.99 @ Play.com

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After the fantastic 1 day offer at Zavvi, this was the next best I could find ! Great deal and ordered already! Playstation 3 only unfortunately!

Description
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From the Creators of Devil May Cry: Developed by PlatinumGames, a newly formed studio made up from some of the most celebrated development talent in gaming, responsible for creating Devil May Cry and Resident Evil.
Deadly Grace: An alluring, stylish and all-action heroine unlike anyone else on the gaming landscape, Bayonetta is ready to push your senses to the limit.
Climax Action: Over-the-top action in extreme environments resulting in continuous high levels of tension and excitement - Bayonetta pushes the genre into new realms of intensity.
Extravagant Combat: Bayonetta wields an impressive arsenal of weapons through an intuitive and fluid combat system, unleashing deadly combos and special attacks with devastating results.
Supernatural Powers: Unleash gruesome torture attacks such as the Iron Maiden, Guillotine and more to finish off enemies and send them to hell.

Review
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The renegade ex-Capcom staff at Platinum Games (Madworld on Wii) have really outdone themselves with this SEGA-published beauty. Directed by Hideki Kamiya (Viewtiful Joe and Resident Evil 2), this ludicrously pervy and deliriously stylish 3D beat 'em-up takes the best bits from Devil May Cry (also a Kamiya game) and makes them its own. If the thought of a incredibly curvaceous witch shooting, slashing, and torturing her way through swathes of baddies appeals then you're in luck!

With legions of enemies and gigantic boss characters to dispatch, you'd be forgiven for wondering how the spellbinding anti-heroine could possibly win out. The good news is that she's one of the most powerful and stylish fighters ever to grace videogames. The more casual player will be glad to discover that there are 5 difficult levels, meaning that gamers of all abilities can enjoy thrashing the enemy with magic, guns, swords and other death-dealing weapons. Oh yeah, did we mention this game is also incredibly saucy?

Bayonetta encourages flair by rewarding players with glimpses of the shape-shifting witch in various stages of undress. Her hair, you see, also doubles as a costume, and departs her body to add attacks as the combo count rises, peaking with some incredibly gory and over-the-top torture fatalities such as guillotine and iron maiden executions.

With 10-12 hours of initial gameplay on first play alone, this rollicking action game even has the audacity to throw in vehicle sections that actually add something to the experience - tributes to SEGA classics Space Harrier and Super Hang-On will massively appeal to retro gamers. Dante, Kratos, and Ryu Hayabusa had better watch out because Bayonetta has the moves, the brutality, the speed and the style to match any of her rivals in the 3D beat `em-up stakes - it's witching time!

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30 Comments

Thanks. I missed out on this first time around.

Ordered + voted hot.

Original Poster

no problem man

Ive heard terrible things aobut the ps3 version.

Banned

It is unfortunate indeed that it is PS3 version.

iNSOMANiAC;7918440

Ive heard terrible things aobut the ps3 version.



Yes, the loading times are terrible!

iNSOMANiAC;7918440

Ive heard terrible things aobut the ps3 version.



Used to be bad, but since the patch it is much much much better. There was no real graphic issues, just loading was ridiculously long for doing everything. Thankfully, Sony fixed that with an optional install.

I've played both xbox360 and ps3 and have to say the xbox360 feels more colourful and fluid. However it's only slight. If you only just played the ps3 then your not going to know.

Good price, I would take those PS3 criticisms with a pinch of salt. Yes, it's worse than the 360 version, but it's not as bad as people make out. Plus, it's being patched (might have been already, I'm not sure when the ETA was) to offer an optional install which really cuts down on loading screens.

I've also heard that the PS3 version is pretty bad compared to the 360 version, there's various comparison videos around that show the former running at half the speed of the 360.

Also "not as bad as people make out" when one runs at

Got it last week from Zavvi when it was cheap. The patch is out on immediate download when loading up the game. Gives an option on the main menu screen to install. 4.5gb install on hard drive though. But no more issues with loading delays. Great game (if you like manga and Devil May Cry/God Of War). The amount of fighting combos are incredible and the boss fights are just gigantic.

price dropping like a lead ballon

The Zavvi Price of £17.99 (360 version) still seems to be there. It was when I checked earliar anyway.

Banned

Shocking the trend on relying on patches these days. What happens if you don't have the internet?

master_chief;7918677

Shocking the trend on relying on patches these days. What happens if you … Shocking the trend on relying on patches these days. What happens if you don't have the internet?



You think that's bad?

What about developers leaving out whole sections of their games, only to release it at a later date as paid DLC. It's a joke.

Banned

Iarwain;7918739

You think that's bad?What about developers leaving out whole sections of … You think that's bad?What about developers leaving out whole sections of their games, only to release it at a later date as paid DLC. It's a joke.



As long as the game is playable then the DLC thing isn't so bad. By all accounts Bayonetta is ruined without the patch for PS3 owners.

Original Poster

can't imagine who would do that cough cough Assassins Creed 2 !

master_chief;7918823

As long as the game is playable then the DLC thing isn't so bad. By all … As long as the game is playable then the DLC thing isn't so bad. By all accounts Bayonetta is ruined without the patch for PS3 owners.



It was playable though, and if you didn't ever play the other version, you'd never even know there was an issue. QA testers just make sure that the game works, i.e. is playable, if it was released and was completely unplayable, Sega would have issued a mass recall.

I got used to the slow loading, and then they released the patch, installed it and was amazed at how much of a difference it makes. NOW I couldn't go back to playing it without the install, but before it didn't really bother me.

master_chief;7918823

As long as the game is playable then the DLC thing isn't so bad. By all … As long as the game is playable then the DLC thing isn't so bad. By all accounts Bayonetta is ruined without the patch for PS3 owners.



What do you mean it isn't so bad? When did we get to the point in the games industry, where developers think it's fine to go "Right, we're not going to make the deadline at this rate, let's just cut some of the content and release it later on, and make everyone who has already bought the game, pay even extra to eventually get the proper experience".

Thank the lord Square Enix are being sensible about this and saying no to any form of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII (we'll see how long that lasts though...)

Banned

Iarwain;7918965

What do you mean it isn't so bad? When did we get to the point in the … What do you mean it isn't so bad? When did we get to the point in the games industry, where developers think it's fine to go "Right, we're not going to make the deadline at this rate, let's just cut some of the content and release it later on, and make everyone who has already bought the game, pay even extra to eventually get the proper experience".Thank the lord Square Enix are being sensible about this and saying no to any form of DLC for Final Fantasy XIII (we'll see how long that lasts though...)



I don't think it's so bad but I can see why you and others would be so miffed.

Durzel;7918594

I've also heard that the PS3 version is pretty bad compared to the 360 … I've also heard that the PS3 version is pretty bad compared to the 360 version, there's various comparison videos around that show the former running at half the speed of the 360.Also "not as bad as people make out" when one runs at

babyboxer85;7919107

about this! this has really put me off and i don't understand why the … about this! this has really put me off and i don't understand why the frame rates are different is it as bad as lost planet? (the frame rates) also i don't see how the graphics would be rubbish when its on blu ray! really confusing!



Bluray has nothing to do with it. It is just media to store the game on. The real problem is that the PS3 is difficult to program for.

Banned

£17.75 on zavvi currently.

Great price, bought.. thanks poster

Durzel;7918594

I've also heard that the PS3 version is pretty bad compared to the 360 … I've also heard that the PS3 version is pretty bad compared to the 360 version, there's various comparison videos around that show the former running at half the speed of the 360.Also "not as bad as people make out" when one runs at

aceshigh;7919203

Bluray has nothing to do with it. It is just media to store the game on. … Bluray has nothing to do with it. It is just media to store the game on. The real problem is that the PS3 is difficult to program for.



Pookiepoo;7920035

unfortunately that is the consequence of having ports... games are … unfortunately that is the consequence of having ports... games are optimised for the 360 while made just playable for the ps3



Whilst the CELL processor is more difficult to program for (although that is far from a problem now that developers are more accustomed to it), the main reason behind Bayonetta's bad port is that Platinum Games outsourced the port to SEGA, leaving all the hard work for them. It's a very lazy thing to do, and it shows. Almost as bad as Valve's obnoxious reluctance to develop on the PS3... I can't keep a grudge against them though, if only for the excellence of Half-Life 2 :thumbsup:

Firstly (to get this out of the way) good deal for those who missed out on Zavvi, PS3 version does have it downsides in comparison but the patch alleviates the issues - quite funny on the game case it reads, "Developed by Platinum games (converted by Sega)" which was also the case on the PS3 demo.

master_chief;7918677

Shocking the trend on relying on patches these days. What happens if you … Shocking the trend on relying on patches these days. What happens if you don't have the internet?



Iarwain;7918739

You think that's bad?What about developers leaving out whole sections of … You think that's bad?What about developers leaving out whole sections of their games, only to release it at a later date as paid DLC. It's a joke.



You think that's bad what about games which have the content on the disc with people paying for it to be unlocked (Examples: Resident Evil 5 versus mode and Street Fighter 4 costumes - anyone know of others which are not Capcom?)

DLC can be a frustrating prospect in some ways but also beneficial, imo it depends on how DLC is planned and distributed. What has to be acknowledged is that whether gamers like it or not game developers have deadlines to make and, once a game does go Gold (according to comments by themselves) developers have a lot of free time on their hands before it's actually released to which they start planning and making DLC - we then go back to how it's handled.

For publishers and consequently developers profits are at risk due to retailers buying and selling pre-owned games, this is a system that will always stay there's no doubt about that (well maybe until digital distribution becomes the norm) but companies have now 1up this trend by offering extras to those who purchase the game brand new. Mass Effect 2 Cerberus Network is the only example I can think of so far - they offered day 1 DLC and periodic DLC after ALL FREE so far (back to developers having that free time once the games goes Gold). The DLC is still "free" if you buy ME2 pre-owned but you would have to spend extra to have the Cerberus Network on your account.

DLC which adds replay value, a "temporary continuation" (if you will, adding on to a completed game), is planned and rewards those who buy the game new gets my thumbs up on two grounds (maybe more if I can think of them). It promotes people to buy the game new to which signals sales to the publisher and developers which encourage sequels. It also promotes an increase longevity on games to stay in someone collection and detract from the temptation of selling it on.

DLC which has the content on the disc to which is unobtainable unless you purchase it ON TOP of how much you paid for it, or DLC which was clearly and originally planned to be on the disc but held back to sell in future gets a thumbs down for me.

(I must of contradicted myself somewhere and if so I apologise.)

It's a fickle thing which in some respect gamers themselves have partly to blame due to the detrimental effect of the pre-owned gaming market and the initial approach publishers took to quash it (collector's editions of games which, some were rubbish to the collector's editions we have today) didn't help it. Lets just hope that publishers and gamers find some middle ground to make DLC a financially beneficial but game enriching too.

/end ramblings

The PS3 version is fine I haven't had problems with it just install the game to your hard drive and that's most of the problems gone it does suffer from some slight frame rate slow downs but only in the cut scenes which didn't happen much. It's worth buying I bet some people though who say the PS3 version is bad properly never played the PS3 version just don't let others put you off it's a great game.

Must buy at this price, even though the ps3 version is slightly inferior to the xbox360 counterpart. However with the new update for this, most of its problems seem to have been addressed.

bought have some heat
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