Developed by: Platinum Games
Published by: Sega (Xbox 360, PS3), Nintendo (Wii U)
Released: 2009 (PS3, Xbox 360), 2014 (Wii U)
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 36, Wii U (Played)
I recall polarizing opinions about Bayonetta when released originally; mainly on whether or not the portrayal of the titular character was simply male fan service , or a bold display of authentic sexual expression and individuality. Having never played a game with such as sexualized female protagonist, I was very uncertain as to what to expect. On completing the game I can say that – though Bayonetta doesn’t fit exactly in either of the aforementioned categories, she certainly leans towards the latter.
A game is more than its main character however and the colourful visuals, energetic combat, upbeat music and all round silliness provide the game an all round joyful presence.