I was given a beta code from Sega for my 360 and took a couple hours last night to test it out. It comes across as a Devil May Cry clone with a female protagonist. I think that the glasses, beehive and uni-tard with the frilly sleeves are just obsurd as well. Not to mention the shoe guns. It's basically a gothic brawler with swarms of enemies and lots of combos. Obviously this will be appealing for some, i.e. DMC fans, but it didn't really do it for me. The graphics are very well done, and obviously the final version could be a vast improvement over the beta. Just wanted to give some folks a heads up.
The thing is, all the negative things you said, how you didn't like the clothes, and the shoes, etc., you could have easily made that observation by looking at pictures. You could have looked up videos on Youtube to see the combos and that it was similar to Devil May Cry. Yet you still signed up for Sega Pass, yeah I know about it, I too recieved a chance to play the demo, to get to play the demo early. Ok, you can say you were already a member and they sent you the code, you didn't have to download it. Im willing to bet your angry at the fact they didn't show you enough skin and you were left with your pants around your ankles with a deep sinse of let down. For everyone else, the real flaw is that you tend to loss track of the action when your battling multiple enemies, and when she does special attacks like, making a giant high heel appear and crushing her enemies.
I downloaded and played the recent demo on my XBOX 360 and I loved it! This game is sick! I can't wait to own this gem. I thought that the whole fighting system worked incredibly flawless. Your loss, my gain. The graphics are insane and the lead character is freakin' hot! I'm all in on this one.
I, too, downloaded the demo. Sure, it's reminiscent of Devil May Cry and God of War (and even a touch of Viewtiful Joe) but I love it! The combat system is so tight, the moves are fluid, the graphics are sleek, the music is catchy, and Bayonetta herself, well, visually delicious.
But that demo is way way way too short. I can't wait for the full version.
I downloaded this last night for my 360, and it was pretty nice but short. It's so crazy that at times I wasn't even sure what I was doing exactly. I need to download the demo for my PS3 since with these types of game I prefer the PS3 controller, but I heard that the graphics aren't as good since it was originally programmed in the 360 then ported over.
I was on the fence, but hearing the gameplay should be 15-20 hours I think it'll be worth it as a Release Day purchase.
Scratching my head a bit at Sega for this title. It seems cool and props for the risk of taking a new IP out to show, but I think they need to go back their library and stick out another Shinobi. It and Nightshade were amazing games; for some reason Bayonetta reminds me of them without seeming quite as cool. The demo just seemed a little too unorthodox, without being bad mind you.
I was on the fence about this game. Figured it would be a DMC clone with a female lead to draw the "perv" factor of market in. However recently DL'd and played the demo on XBox. Makes DMC/GoW feel like 8-bit Mario. I happy to say I was wrong and look forward to playing it. When I realized her suit is in fact her hair it caused me to quirk an eyebrow. The one complaint I have based off the demo is the flow the music from one song to the next, it doesn't. A small qualm to be certain.
@Cloud: You can adjust the speed of the camera's rotation in the options menu. Its default is the slowest it can go.