Bayonetta is a hack and slash single player game that you play as a witch called Bayonetta who kills lots of angels.
You play in third person perspective and all moves are done with a combination of punch and kick. The timing between punch and kick buttons does different combos. You can practice combos at any time if you press select during loading screen. Dodging is important in the game, while you dodge you are invisible, you will dodge a lot.
Like sonic the hedgehog collecting rings in Bayonetta is important as they are used for getting items/techniques at the Gates of Hell shop. They are generally given as reward for completing levels and enemies.
The enemies are varied and the bosses massive. I had a lot of fun addapting different stregegies for the different enemies.
The game can be frustrating to play and extremely difficult. I recommend not starting on hard difficulty untill increasing your magic and vitality guage by 50%. Broken Witch Hearts is what you need to collect for health bar increase, and Broken Moon Pearl for magic bar increase. Limited suplpy are available from Gates of Hell shops, beating a challenge portal (called alfheim), and finding them at different hidden locations.
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You can buy new outfits for Bayonetta such as P.E kit, Swimsuit, Cheerleader, or alternate witch outfit.
There is a global high score board so you can see how your combo or time compare globally or with friends.
You can unlock weapons such as ice skates, or whip by collecting parts of Vinyl LP records. Each complete record gets you a new weapon when you next visit the shop. The weapons are not needed to complete the game, but fun to collect.
There are challenge portals called alfheim challenges. You have limited time to beat all enemies usually with a restricition e.g limited kick and punches. There are 21 challenges in total.
There are crows scattered accross the game to collect, called umbran tears of blood, 100 in total.
The diffulties are very easy, easy, normal, hard and Infinite Climax.
Artwork and Models for the game are available for viewing pleasure through the main menu
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If you have never played a hack and slash game like Bayonetta I would definately recommend playing it because it is lots of fun. Its excellent if you want to play it through once, but has a lot of depth through different difficulties, weapons, and collectables.