I had a chance to play Bayonetta for about an hour this weekend...explained how in this thread http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=95410&page=1&str=96046937#
Like most people I was thinking this game will be a cool devil may cry like action game with some sexappeal, cool graphics and exciting bosses...which is fine with me.
I am happy to report that it is all those things I thought it would be...plus about 200% more.
Summary of what I saw:
- This is the most stylish game ever made. Nothing I've seen before even comes close. The moment you see the first level at the graveyard and credits for who made the game start coming off the grave tombs as the story is unfolding...you will know that this won't be a boring game to watch.
- It has a heavy emphasis on story with lots of cutscenes. For the first hour that I saw, the story is quite interesting and has loads of potential. Because things are so stylish and over the top, you are not bored while watching these 5 minute cutsceneses broken appart by 5 minutes of gameplay...
- Original ideas overload. Not since early MGS games have a played a game that does this many things differently from the norm and makes them work.
- Gameplay has so much variety. Ive never had this many attacks at my disposal and they are so easy to do. Moves are very easy to pick up and very fun once you master them.
All in all, I think this game is going to surprise a lot of people. I don't think people that like their games to be very serious will appreciate it...but people that want to see creativity and some stylish action will be blown away.
It makes Devil May Cry 4 action and story look so creatively stiff youll think that game was a puppet show...