Bayonetta thread (next stylish action from original Devil May Cry I creators)

ACEfromRussia
ACEfromRussia
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just to let you know the gameplay i saw was around 10 minutes long, at a market research event in the UK. The event had around 15 people all my age around 22 yrs old, in order to get an idea of how this game will appeal to the desired audience. When i went to this event, the game now known as 'Bayonetta' had no name and was one of the things we discussed. We saw concept art for around 10 characters including the main character bayonetta. After the discussions we were treated by the developer to a 10 minute demonstration to show how the game plays, plenty of action was seen, finishing moves, one boss battle, actually i think they were just normal enemies but they were pretty damn big He said

When we asked him about the environments, graphics, and gameplay, he replied

The main character walked around an outdoor monistary looking type place, which was extremely colourful, there was lots of particles and butterflies, reminded me a bit of Fable 2 in regards to the artistic settings. Its a bit fairy tale like. Then Bayonetta was attacked by Angels, which had giant white wings, the faces of which were like birds/eagle, and each had a golden halo around their head. They carried golden spears and golden sheids and these attacked Bayonetta. What followed reminded me alot of devil may cry with a flury of attacks by Bayonetta combining kicks, punches and gunplay, guns which are attached to her feet as well. The gameplay is extremely fast paced. Then Bayenetta did a finishing move on one of the enemies, which was summoning a gold egyption torture thing, im not sure what its called (its a coffin but has spikes in it) and she kicked the enemy into this floating coffin and the door slammed shut and blood sprayed everywhere with a freaky scream let out by the angel.

The next bit i saw involved a bit of platforming, Bayonetta jumped on rock ledges to get to the top of a cliff, the next thing i saw involved giant ogres, smashing the rock ledges to pieces and the ledges start colapsing. These ogres are massive, and look a bit like lord of the rings trolls carrying giant clubs. It gets very cinimatic and as the ledges get smashed by the ogres the ledges break away and the orgres start to fall off, but trying to clamber back up , as this happens bayonetta has to do a quick time event and she manages to escape up the ledges.

One other battle with an angel happens and bayonetta unleashes another finishing move, this one involves her summoning a gilloteen (sorry, i don't know how its spelt, medieval execution tool to chop peoples heads off) and she slams the angel into it, locks the latch so it cant get out and releases the blade and it chops its head of in an extremely gory fashion with the head rolling about afterwards.

The last thing i remember was Bayonetta unleashing a move on an ogre. She casts some weird spell which creates this giant and i mean MASSIVE dragon out of wind looks like a tornado sort of thing and its swirling around but you can clearly see a giant dragon head leap out from the twirling wind and grab the ogre in its mouth and rips it to pieces, ALOT of blood is in this game. The attention to detail had my jaw dropped to the floor on many occasions.

Another clip followed showing a strange enemy. I think is was a boss, a Giant dragon flying but underneath of it was a giant round rock gripped in the claws of the dragon, and three faces that rotated around which were sculpted in the rock each one with a different expression, the faces were so lifelike it was actually quite scary. It was incredible. The artistic direction and the imagination to come up with such incredible enemies really was a pleasure to see.

The gameplay is very fast paced, on a number of occasions it had a strong resemblance to DMC but in a good way, the graphics are absolutely gorgeous, i think probably to this day the best i have seen for that genre. The story and enemies, i mean fighting against angels is awesome idea.


We also asked him about The juggles in the game (aerial combat ), Physics, and animations:

yes you can perform aerial combos from what i remember, thats where the aerial finishing move such as the floating coffin execution come in. Its incredible stuff to watch, but i can only imagine what its like actually with the controller in your hand playing it.

The physics in the game looked extremely good, especially the part i saw with ogres and rocks being smashed up and the ledges collapsing, very believeable physics in terms of structural deformation.

The character animation is top knotch as well, the character just flows from one move to another move with such agility and ease, the movement is incredible fluid and it looks like it will be great fun to play. It really does make the eyes stare and you dont want to blink because you dont want to miss any of the ridiculously cool combat moves you take part in.

I believe the bodies do disappear from what i remember, they disintegrate in a very cinematic way that fits in with the angels and witches idea. I am not 100% on whether or not they change this for the finished game i am not sure.

One thing is for sure though, i walked out of that room extremely impressed. This is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden, God of War, and Devil May Cry, i think that speaks for itself. This game looks as though it will be a fantastic game and top the lot.
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JackDick
JackDick
Since 4087 Days
wtf is Bayonetta? i've never even heard of this game...any screens or anything?

sounds like Heavenly Sword from that preview.
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gmulis - blames poor<br>marketing
gmulis
Since 4852 Days
its made by the original makers of dmc1 whether thats good or bad remains to be seen
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GangstaNip
GangstaNip
Since 4940 Days
Posted by gmulis
its made by the original makers of dmc1 whether thats good or bad remains to be seen
well thats good for me considering i liked DMC1:)
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GangstaNip
GangstaNip
Since 4940 Days
wow its been removed:lol:
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gmulis - blames poor<br>marketing
gmulis
Since 4852 Days
Posted by GangstaNip
well thats good for me considering i liked DMC1:)
lets hope the devs haven't lost their touch
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4956 Days
Sounds pretty amazing. I'm dying to see it. I wonder how good their engine will be? Would be crazy if on their first try they just have this incredible next gen engine.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 4930 Days
I don't like the main character's design :(
This is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden
Wow, tough words. I have yet see a better gameplay in terms of 3rd person action/adventure game like NG and DMC (they are from the DMC1 title), but if he says is true, then I can't wait to see it, which I already was.

Here are images of the main character:

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/ACEfromRU...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/BaronCast...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/BaronCast...
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ACEfromRussia
ACEfromRussia
Since 4620 Days
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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne (c)

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Archaos
Archaos
Since 5045 Days
Well it definitely sounds promising! I would really like to see that demonstration!
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JackDick
JackDick
Since 4087 Days
Posted by Sath
I don't like the main character's design :(
This is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden
Wow, tough words. I have yet see a better gameplay in terms of 3rd person action/adventure game like NG and DMC (they are from the DMC1 title), but if he says is true, then I can't wait to see it, which I already was.

Here are images of the main character:

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/ACEfromRU...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/BaronCast...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff208/BaronCast...
oh god they better change her design because she looks like a dude. i cant rly tell whats going on in the first pic but it looks really awkward...
Posted by ACEfromRussia
They also made Resident Evil series and Okami and Dino Crisis

composer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Ueda
wow. I didnt know the guys who made Resident Evil made Okami. Coming from the same guys behind those awesome games and being said to surpass all the rest of the games in its genre (i.e. God of War, Ninja Gaiden, DMC) must mean something...like this will be the best game ever lol.
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vspectra06
vspectra06
Since 5770 Days
Why did they think it's cool to shoot an angel in the ass? I don't know.
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JackDick
JackDick
Since 4087 Days
Posted by vspectra06
Why did they think it's cool to shoot an angel in the ass? I don't know.
yea thats what i was wondering. and if they were the enemies it seems like they would be called demons or monsters, not angels...unless u play as the "bad guy" of the game.
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Optimusv2
Optimusv2
Since 4956 Days
They were previously called Seeds.

Made up of people that left clover and other important people in Capcom that were responsible for games like Resident Evil and one guy that is there now was the inspiration for Devil May Cry. He didn't work on another title after the first though I think and that's my favorite one.
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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

October 20th 2007 (A good day)

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic gay-ming monthly! amirite

Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Since 5049 Days
guns which are attached to her feet as well

which was summoning a gold egyption torture thing

this one involves her summoning a gilloteen

his is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden, God of War, and Devil May Cry
This game just has fail written all over it in my opinion. Guns on the feet? Summoning torture/execution devices as finishers? I will be absolutely flabbergasted if this even remotely touches Ninja Gaiden 2 in terms of gameplay.
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Optimusv2
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Posted by Ronsauce
guns which are attached to her feet as well

which was summoning a gold egyption torture thing

this one involves her summoning a gilloteen

his is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden, God of War, and Devil May Cry
This game just has fail written all over it in my opinion. Guns on the feet? Summoning torture/execution devices as finishers? I will be absolutely flabbergasted if this even remotely touches Ninja Gaiden 2 in terms of gameplay.
It probably wont, but it may end up being extremely fun to play.
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Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming back to reclaim the throne :)

October 20th 2007 (A good day)

Don't ask any questions just shut up and buy Halo : Ghosts of the Onyx one of the greatest books ever.

pssh! more like electronic gay-ming monthly! amirite

Archaos
Archaos
Since 5045 Days
It might not be every ones cup of tea, but I'm sure if the gameplay is fluid and enjoyable, it'll be a success.

I'm keeping an open mind. Let the game do what it wants, if it's good then it's good.
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JackDick
JackDick
Since 4087 Days
Posted by Ronsauce
guns which are attached to her feet as well

which was summoning a gold egyption torture thing

this one involves her summoning a gilloteen

his is far more impressive than anything in the genre and its going against the likes of Ninja Gaiden, God of War, and Devil May Cry
This game just has fail written all over it in my opinion. Guns on the feet? Summoning torture/execution devices as finishers? I will be absolutely flabbergasted if this even remotely touches Ninja Gaiden 2 in terms of gameplay.
yeah guns on feet just sounds like it went too far. but im still wondering how this guy could go as far as saying that it surpasses God of War AND Ninja Gaiden....thats a pretty strong statement. im guessing he was just caught up in the hype of seeing it at a closed theatre screening event or whatever...now im starting to think he just got my hopes all up for nothing....
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alimokrane
alimokrane
Since 4994 Days
New demo impressions from eurogamer
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=20...

My god sounds very NICE!
/adds game to 2009 list.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Since 4930 Days
Wrong link.

Right link: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=20...

I want videos, not impression.
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alimokrane
alimokrane
Since 4994 Days
Posted by Sath
Wrong link.

Right link: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=20...

I want videos, not impression.
Fixed. Thanks :D I posted this and the sony story at the same time, I fogot to copy the new link.

You're right, they need to released a gameplay video soon. I am dying to see it in action.
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|2009| FF13 - SC5 - AW - RE5 - I'm Alive - Cry On - SO4 - BG&E2 - Bayonetta

ACEfromRussia
ACEfromRussia
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good reading
thx
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alimokrane
alimokrane
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Posted by ACEfromRussia
good reading
thx
No problem. Can you change the title of the thread to something like "Bayonetta Thread" please ACE, you're the topic starter. it will be easier for me/us to find when searching next time :D
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|2008 RENTALS| Rise of the Argonauts - TH - VP2

|2009| FF13 - SC5 - AW - RE5 - I'm Alive - Cry On - SO4 - BG&E2 - Bayonetta

ACEfromRussia
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done)))
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alimokrane
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Posted by ACEfromRussia
done)))
Thanks! :D
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|2009| FF13 - SC5 - AW - RE5 - I'm Alive - Cry On - SO4 - BG&E2 - Bayonetta

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