Tired of action games that value realism over fun? If so Bayonetta is the perfect cure: an outrageous brawling beat ’em-up as only the Japanese can make them. Take control of Bayonetta the only thing in the game weirder than the monsters.
She might be a witch but Bayonetta isn’t taking any chances when going into battle, not only does she have two handguns but her stiletto heels are also pistols and she’s not above using everything from a rock launcher to a Japanese sword and a whip.
Witch girl: The most exciting new games character for years bursts onto the scene with third person combat that mixes surreal visuals with ultra deep combat.
But that’s only the half of it: dodge an enemy at the last second and you can enter slow motion “witch time”. Or try transforming into a panther or turn Bayonetta’s hair into a giant boot – the more complex your attacks the more chances you’ll get to use torture combos to really do some damage. After this any other action game will seem tame by comparison.
- Weapons mistress: Juggle a huge range of weapons from stiletto-mounted handguns to a two-handed sword, a magic whip or a good old fashioned shotgun.
- Hair-raising attacks: Incredible magic moves from a transforming panther attack to hair that can be turned into a fist, boot or giant monster.
- Hurt locker: Perform enough standard attacks and you can unleash special torture combos and catch your enemies in a deadly guillotine or iron maiden.
- Capcom may cry: The latest game from Hideki Kamiya – creator of Devil May Cry, as well as Viewtiful Joe, Okami and Resident Evil 2.