Bayonetta... Xbox 360/PS3 demo impressions.

  • D972

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    Dec 10, 2009 5:45 AM GMT
    Hi all,

    I just played the xbox 360 demo of Bayonetta and i am so impressed. The animation and movements of this game are so fluid. The protagonist is totally bad ass and settings are beautiful yet weird in that Japanese way.


    Anyone else played it? What did you think?
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:34 AM GMT
    im lookin forward to it. ign said it was one of the best action/adventure games ever. it looks a bit like devil may cry... im a video game geek but i havent had enuff time lately to devote to gaming.

    i think the release is sometime in January... looks like a great game, and worth pickin up. looking forward to God of War 3 as well.
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:21 AM GMT
    Gotta say I definitely like it more than Devil May Cry, she's sexy as hell too heh. I think I'm really waiting for God of war III, and Dante's Inferno.
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    Dec 30, 2009 9:53 AM GMT
    It's a Devil May Cry clone. I'm not impressed.
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:12 AM GMT
    reppaT saidIt's a Devil May Cry clone. I'm not impressed.


    Was actually directed by the same dude who did Devil May Cry. Its supposed to be more vicious than it as well, which I'm sure will have a lot of people pulling their hair out lol.
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:42 AM GMT
    I really like the demo. I like that it looks pretty too and it is really fluid. I totally have this pre-ordered already.
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    Dec 30, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
    Yes, I know, but the Devil May Cry engine should stay with the PS2. None of the follow-up DMC games sold particularly well after the first month because once the gamer's been there, the gamer's done with it. This title will have to be an entirely new experience to justify the $55 price point, which, by the way, is $5 less than premium current-gen titles that start at $60. In the consumer's mind, even a $5 price cut means the title isn't up to snuff. Consumers are predictable. SEGA should know better than to price it this way. They either stick with the $60 ARP, or they release at $50 ($49.99).

    And as sexist as it sounds, titles with female protagonists tend not to sell as well (Tomb Raider, excluded). The gamer demographic for the core market consists of boys ages 8-14. Boys tend to steer clear unless it's a "killer game," and this one doesn't seem to break any molds.

    And look at all of the titles set to release in Jan: Darksiders, Dark Void, Mass Effect 2 ... too many highly-anticipated titles. IMO, looking at platform-level sales, Bayonetta will probably break into the Jan. Top 10 on the 360, but it won't see impressive sales on PS3, and it will disappear from gamer's radars after month one.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I don't think the target demographic for Bayonetta or most PS3/XBOX 360 games are boys ages 8-14. The gaming experience over the years has changed and the average gamer is 25 years old. That said I still think it will be a hugely successful franchise based on gameplay alone. Devil May Cry 4 was not hugely successful but based on reviews Bayonetta is getting enough PR as it is to warrant GOTY.

    Games like Okami, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus were sleeper hits that flew under the radar, doesn't mean that they are not great games.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    RNBjunkie saidI don't think the target demographic for Bayonetta or most PS3/XBOX 360 games are boys ages 8-14. The gaming experience over the years has changed and the average gamer is 25 years old. That said I still think it will be a hugely successful franchise based on gameplay alone. Devil May Cry 4 was not hugely successful but based on reviews Bayonetta is getting enough PR as it is to warrant GOTY.

    Games like Okami, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus were sleeper hits that flew under the radar, doesn't mean that they are not great games.


    Okay. Let's talk on Feb. 11 after The NPD Group releases Jan game sales.

    And the average age for male gamers is 35 year's old, not 25.
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    Dec 31, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    AH how did I miss this thread?

    I LOVE the look of Bayonetta, it's going to be an awesome game. Pretty unhappy they decided to delay release in US/AUS, now I have to wait til next Thursday...

    Haven't played the demo yet, but still excited all the same. Looking forward to bullet climax and torture moves
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    Dec 31, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    hurray i <3 violence

    xbox tag: MikeyLee13

    lets play