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Famitsu rate Bayonetta as best title on 360

MikeRox
10-20-2009, 02:59 AM
Famitsu Magazine have awarded Bayonetta a perfect 40/40 making it 12th game to ever attain such a high score in the magazine and also the first Xbox 360 title to attain such a high score.

So there you have it folks, according to Famitsu, Bayonetta > Half Life, Halo, Forza, GoW etc.

I was interested anyway, but seeing that sort of review for the game has really caught my attention. Could take me back to the good old days when Devil May Cry 1 & 3 (Didn't like 2 and 4 was a bit meh) were amazing back on the PS2 :D The action games have been a bit too style over substance in the past few years as the developers have been IMO too distracted purely on visuals.

AFAIK the score includes the PS3 version as well though that even has a disclaimer that it is ported by Sega and not Platinum games (is this a first?).

http://kotaku.com/5385506/famitsu-awards-bayonetta-a-perfect-score

Pinoy
10-20-2009, 04:20 AM
Me'thinks that Famitsu has caught the Nobel Prize syndrome...
Judging from the demo, and I could be wrong about this, Bayonetta is a fun a game but not a 'perfect' game.

EddieDZ
10-20-2009, 05:46 AM
WHAT!!!??!? omg hell no... i played the demo off the JP PS store and although it is ok, its far far far far far from a perfect score.. even the graphics are simply "OK" ... the music is very odd too. the only "oh snap" thing about it are the moves and the female character performs.. some are freaking awesome, their like finishing moves with torture mixed into it, half the time i kept saying "oooh shit" when i would perform one. she has this one move that she gets almost all naked but her outfit and hair turn into like this dragon demon creature or something... i thought that was pretty wicked. but EVERYTHING else about the demo was pretty "on par" and nothing more. its a worthy rental or at least a bargain bin buy. personally i think DMC4 is better overall (minus the killer moves that she can perform were as nero doesnt really have any killer finishing moves)

railven
10-20-2009, 05:49 AM
Me'thinks that Famitsu has caught the Nobel Prize syndrome...
Judging from the demo, and I could be wrong about this, Bayonetta is a fun a game but not a 'perfect' game.

Japanese Ecentric Famtisu Score Card:
Big Breasts: Check
Partial Nudity/Full Frontal Nudiy: Check
Female Lead with above: Check
Hack n Slash with Anime inspired Violence: Check

Yeah, Bayonetta maybe the best game EVAH according to them haha.

Now if the game had a 45/40 rating the last "secret" marker would be true:

Girl on Girl sex scene: ???

MikeRox
10-20-2009, 07:54 AM
WHAT!!!??!? omg hell no... i played the demo off the JP PS store and although it is ok, its far far far far far from a perfect score.. even the graphics are simply "OK" ... the music is very odd too. the only "oh snap" thing about it are the moves and the female character performs.. some are freaking awesome, their like finishing moves with torture mixed into it, half the time i kept saying "oooh shit" when i would perform one. she has this one move that she gets almost all naked but her outfit and hair turn into like this dragon demon creature or something... i thought that was pretty wicked. but EVERYTHING else about the demo was pretty "on par" and nothing more. its a worthy rental or at least a bargain bin buy. personally i think DMC4 is better overall (minus the killer moves that she can perform were as nero doesnt really have any killer finishing moves)

Have we not learnt lessons from judging games on demos yet? :p you can't review a game from a demo, I did that with Uncharted in 2007 and nearly didn't buy one of the best games this gen.

Cygnus
10-20-2009, 09:23 AM
Meh..everyone nose halo is the best game evah… :cool:

GLOW
10-20-2009, 09:33 AM
Wait a chick gets naked in this? :busy:

Pinoy
10-20-2009, 11:47 AM
Japanese Ecentric Famtisu Score Card:
Big Breasts: Check
Partial Nudity/Full Frontal Nudiy: Check
Female Lead with above: Check
Hack n Slash with Anime inspired Violence: Check

Yeah, Bayonetta maybe the best game EVAH according to them haha.

Now if the game had a 45/40 rating the last "secret" marker would be true:

Girl on Girl sex scene: ???
:roflmao: Pretty much what I was thinking.
Wait a chick gets naked in this? :busy:

Yep yep, definitely a plus :cool:

Death Dream
10-20-2009, 12:23 PM
Wait a chick gets naked in this? :busy:

*Buys this now* WOOT!!!

................. Ok maybe not. I was a bit surprised when I heard this game got a perfect score too, makes me think they got paid really. Or everyone on the review staff are a bunch of 16 year old anime fan boys maybe?

EddieDZ
10-20-2009, 09:07 PM
Have we not learnt lessons from judging games on demos yet? :p you can't review a game from a demo, I did that with Uncharted in 2007 and nearly didn't buy one of the best games this gen.

the Uncharted demo was like 99% the same as the final product. most demos are very close to the final product UNLESS otherwise noted (e.g. "This is a early demo, game still under production and final version may vary) ... this Bayonetta demo didnt say that, nor did the demo for UC1.

unless they redid almost the entire bayonetta game, theres very little that will change from the demo, maybe improve the music, voice acting was horrible in the demo, and the graphics were very mediocre so they would have had to do massive improvments from just a demo. unless the demo was from a 1yr old build version

kamspy
10-21-2009, 02:22 AM
Bayonetta >>PS3 and 360 libraries.

MikeRox
10-21-2009, 02:30 AM
the Uncharted demo was like 99% the same as the final product. most demos are very close to the final product UNLESS otherwise noted (e.g. "This is a early demo, game still under production and final version may vary) ... this Bayonetta demo didnt say that, nor did the demo for UC1.

Actually a lot of demos built off the final build also state that. However that is not the point. I wasn't referring to technical quality, I was stating that a demo is insufficient a reference point to judge a full game on. I nearly wrote off uncharted because the demo is a very weak section of the game IMO. Just playing the tutorial sections of the full release hooked me more than anything in the demo did.

Kam, Bayonetta is "only" tied with a couple of PS3 titles :lol:

MikeRox
10-21-2009, 05:29 AM
update folks:

The 40/40 only applies to the Xbox 360 versions. The PS3 scored a meagre 38/40. However, had it had Six-Axis boob jiggle ala NGS2 it would have got 43.

kamspy
10-22-2009, 03:00 PM
OK compared demos.

360 is tangibly better, but if you never saw it you'd never know. It's not nearly as bad as Ghostbusters, in fact, I think it's an entirely different build more so than a port.



ANYWAY, just thought I'd bump this to say again that just the demo to this game is better than Uncharted 2, Halo 3, Final Fantasy VII, COD9, some Wii game, Zelda (as a franchise) and Metal Gear Solid 3.

So yeah, Famitsu is basically right on with their score. Well, actually the game should have broken their magazine from being scored so highly. Or the printing presses that prints the magazine.

Eric1971
10-29-2009, 01:27 PM
Downloaded the demo a few days ago. Even though my expectations were pretty high (big DMC fan), my hopes were exceeded. The demo is so fun I have played through it at least 10 times . I would have played through it even more if I hadn't picked up FM3 on Monday. Looking forward to January.

pearl-drum-man
10-31-2009, 05:31 AM
Looked for the XBL demo a few days back and did not see it, watched a video though and thought it was very DMC and even Soul Caliber looking, which for me means that I'm interested, but probably wouldn't on my all-time best list. Will check again today and see if there is a playable demo.

kamspy
10-31-2009, 08:53 AM
Game is made by creators of DMC.

BOW DOWN TO IT NOW HDF. YOU'LL BE SORRY IF YOU DON'T.

pearl-drum-man
11-01-2009, 06:30 AM
Still not seeing a playable demo on XBL.

kamspy
11-01-2009, 10:11 AM
Make a Japanese account on XBL or PSN.

We North Americans are not worth the glory.