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(IGN)   When trying to turn your award winning game Bayonetta into a franchise, making the sequel a Wii U exclusive is probably not a good start   (ign.com) divider line 76
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2012-09-14 11:21:42 AM  
FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.
 
2012-09-14 11:23:54 AM  
Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.
 
2012-09-14 11:24:38 AM  
YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH SUBMITTER

PLATINUM GAMES CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT
 
2012-09-14 11:33:06 AM  
Any time of late that a game has been mentioned and it starts with a B, I see "Borderlands".

/def taking tuesday off
 
2012-09-14 11:39:54 AM  
That's too bad, the first one was pretty fun. Weird as hell, but fun.
 
2012-09-14 11:40:43 AM  

AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.


yep, hopefully they fund a vanquish 2 if platinum's first 2 wiiu exclusives sell well
 
2012-09-14 11:41:54 AM  
Smart move by Nintendo though. They need to show dedication to serious games early and often if they want to win back hardcore gamers. This alone won't be enough, but ZombiU also looks promising. A few top notch exclusives can go a long way....
 
2012-09-14 11:43:16 AM  
I think the Wii-U looks fantastic and Bayonetta 2 is just gravy for me.
 
2012-09-14 11:44:53 AM  

Supes: Smart move by Nintendo though. They need to show dedication to serious games early and often if they want to win back hardcore gamers. This alone won't be enough, but ZombiU also looks promising. A few top notch exclusives can go a long way....


Some decent ports, too. Before, developers had to shoehorn ridiculous motion controls into games that didn't require them (that's not to say that motion controls don't work; just that they don't work for every game). Now that the tablet has an equal number of inputs as conventional controllers, and the Wii-U has very decent hardware specifications, if a port sucks, it's because developers are just lazy shiatheads, not because the hardware wasn't good enough.
 
2012-09-14 11:47:24 AM  

grinding_journalist: Any time of late that a game has been mentioned and it starts with a B, I see "Borderlands".

/def taking tuesday off


Hehehehe, I'm starting to feel a cold coming on, should hit full force by Tuesday

/Can't wait to joy-puke my face off
 
2012-09-14 11:47:39 AM  
There's talk of them letting your Mii take Bayonetta as your waifu in a Harvest Moon-esque side game played on the smaller display.
 
2012-09-14 11:52:22 AM  
I had no interest in getting a Wii U.

Then they announced Bayonetta 2, and I have changed my mind.

Yes, I like Bayonetta that much and will be buying a Wii U for it.
 
2012-09-14 11:58:52 AM  

AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.


I'm leaving after this comment because I can't handle another irrational Nintendo hate thread after the Apple hate threads and the feminist hate thread on the main page.

/it'll be interesting to see how the game does.
 
2012-09-14 12:13:23 PM  

AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.


This.

moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.


Also this.

Fanboys suck.
 
2012-09-14 12:20:07 PM  
i saw a preview video for "zombieU" yesterday, showing off the wii u's unique options for interaction... it did not look good. the wii u controller was so gimmicky it made the original wii seem like a sane and normal choice.
 
2012-09-14 12:29:50 PM  

moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.


True, but the series are basically stand alone titles. Peopel understood why the N64 couldn't cut it, compared tot he CD using playstation.

I think fans are mad here because to play the direct sequel to a game they loved, they have to shell out $350 for a new console, from a maker they may otherwise not care much for.

If it had been multiplatform, or even a new ip, I don't think the fans would have had this reaction. It's a lot like the one the ps2 owners gave Oddworld when that game jumped ship to the Xbox, leaving them out in the cold.

Note I have nothing invested here, as I don't own bayonetta 1, and couldn't care less where the second one lands. I've no plans to buy a wii U ether, least not until I see what MS and Sony have in store for next gen.
 
2012-09-14 12:37:51 PM  
That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.
 
2012-09-14 12:44:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: grinding_journalist: Any time of late that a game has been mentioned and it starts with a B, I see "Borderlands".

/def taking tuesday off

Hehehehe, I'm starting to feel a cold coming on, should hit full force by Tuesday

/Can't wait to joy-puke my face off


I will be wearing my WUB WUB shirt.
 
2012-09-14 12:55:58 PM  

Antimatter: moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.

True, but the series are basically stand alone titles. Peopel understood why the N64 couldn't cut it, compared tot he CD using playstation.


No, they didn't. Maybe you weren't on teh interwebs then, but the fanboys were around then too, and they whined and cried SO FREAKING MUCH about Squaresoft "betraying" Nintendo. And in the end, it didn't matter at all.
 
2012-09-14 12:56:05 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.


It was Devil May Cry with even more sex appeal and T&A. It was fun for what it was, and can easily be made into a franchise. Hell, i'd say it looked and played better then DMC's recent games.
 
2012-09-14 01:22:02 PM  

HeartBurnKid: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

This.

moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.

Also this.

Fanboys suck.


Most of us won't buy every console out there. A great number of us will never own a Wii U.
It won't matter if this is the best game ever made, a large portion of the gaming market will never play it. So I guess reality sucks.
 
2012-09-14 01:22:37 PM  

AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.


Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.


2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.
 
2012-09-14 01:25:02 PM  

ReverendJasen: HeartBurnKid: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

This.

moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.

Also this.

Fanboys suck.

Most of us won't buy every console out there. A great number of us will never own a Wii U.
It won't matter if this is the best game ever made, a large portion of the gaming market will never play it. So I guess reality sucks.


Fair enough. Don't buy it. Just don't farking whine about it. If Nintendo didn't step in, nobody would ever play it anyway, because it wouldn't exist.
 
2012-09-14 01:28:37 PM  

ReverendJasen: It won't matter if this is the best game ever made, a large portion of the gaming market will never play it. So I guess reality sucks


The reality is that Platinum Games, who I am a fan of, don't shift many copies of their games. SEGA would not have published a sequel, so instead of nobody getting to play it, Nintendo stepped in and are publishing the game.

So a sequel will exist, Platinum Games gets more cash, and Nintendo has a game they can point to as marketing towards the Core demographic. So no, reality doesn't suck.
 
2012-09-14 01:30:11 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.

2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.


2nd tier because it simply is what it is - an also-ran beat em up with little to distinguish itself from other entries in the genre. If you have played any kinetic jump around beat em up, you have basically already played Bayonetta and you won't miss anythng by skipping it. It is by its very nature a bargain bin type game that deserves no accolades other than the fact that it was competently made.
 
2012-09-14 01:32:46 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Supes: Smart move by Nintendo though. They need to show dedication to serious games early and often if they want to win back hardcore gamers. This alone won't be enough, but ZombiU also looks promising. A few top notch exclusives can go a long way....

Some decent ports, too. Before, developers had to shoehorn ridiculous motion controls into games that didn't require them (that's not to say that motion controls don't work; just that they don't work for every game). Now that the tablet has an equal number of inputs as conventional controllers, and the Wii-U has very decent hardware specifications, if a port sucks, it's because developers are just lazy shiatheads, not because the hardware wasn't good enough.


Motion controls are good and all, but if I can't play a game while leaning back on the couch and drinking a beer, I don't want it.
 
2012-09-14 01:38:19 PM  

frepnog: Lumbar Puncture: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.

2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.

2nd tier because it simply is what it is - an also-ran beat em up with little to distinguish itself from other entries in the genre. If you have played any kinetic jump around beat em up, you have basically already played Bayonetta and you won't miss anythng by skipping it. It is by its very nature a bargain bin type game that deserves no accolades other than the fact that it was competently made.


THIS. And I'd like to add that it was trying way too hard to sell itself on sex appeal.
 
2012-09-14 01:44:06 PM  

PanicMan: scottydoesntknow: grinding_journalist: Any time of late that a game has been mentioned and it starts with a B, I see "Borderlands".

/def taking tuesday off

Hehehehe, I'm starting to feel a cold coming on, should hit full force by Tuesday

/Can't wait to joy-puke my face off

I will be wearing my WUB WUB shirt.


This thread needs 96.5% more WUB WUB.
 
2012-09-14 01:44:14 PM  

thunderbird8804: THIS. And I'd like to add that it was trying way too hard to sell itself on sex appeal


She was Kratos, just with a bigger ass and more skintight clothing
 
2012-09-14 01:50:50 PM  

Fano: Motion controls are good and all, but if I can't play a game while leaning back on the couch and drinking a beer, I don't want it.


from what they showed of zombie U, you can't.
 
2012-09-14 01:52:45 PM  

frepnog: Lumbar Puncture: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.

2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.

2nd tier because it simply is what it is - an also-ran beat em up with little to distinguish itself from other entries in the genre. If you have played any kinetic jump around beat em up, you have basically already played Bayonetta and you won't miss anythng by skipping it. It is by its very nature a bargain bin type game that deserves no accolades other than the fact that it was competently made.


I....disagree. Don't care enough about the game to debate it, but I have a have a higher opinion of it.

No matter though, it's not like there's exactly a ton of that genre on Nintendo systems. It will have a better chance of standing out. I personally do not plan on buying a WiiU, and I'm a little bummed that might mean I'll miss out on Platinum developed games, but I think they made the best choice outo f the options available to them.
 
2012-09-14 01:54:56 PM  

thunderbird8804: frepnog: Lumbar Puncture: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.

2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.

2nd tier because it simply is what it is - an also-ran beat em up with little to distinguish itself from other entries in the genre. If you have played any kinetic jump around beat em up, you have basically already played Bayonetta and you won't miss anythng by skipping it. It is by its very nature a bargain bin type game that deserves no accolades other than the fact that it was competently made.

THIS. And I'd like to add that it was trying way too hard to sell itself on sex appeal.


let's also not pretend that Japanese game development isn't so far behind the west at this point that it is simply sad. I'll be honest - Bayonetta is the kind of game that on the whole shouldn't even exist any longer and certainly not passed off as AAA games. Gaming has moved beyond the "final fight" mentality that so many Japanese developers still cling to. As an adult gamer, I certainly don't have the time or patience to play thru another savant-level difficulty beat 'em up.
 
2012-09-14 01:59:10 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: frepnog: Lumbar Puncture: AlgertMan: Sega pulled the plug on Bayonetta 2 so Nintendo came in and financed it. Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 is getting made so quit acting like a bunch stupid shiat heads over it.

Bingo.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: That game was very 2nd tier. It was fun, but forgettable. Not franchise worthy at all.

2nd tier compared to what? It made Ninja Gaiden 3 look like some second tier game.

2nd tier because it simply is what it is - an also-ran beat em up with little to distinguish itself from other entries in the genre. If you have played any kinetic jump around beat em up, you have basically already played Bayonetta and you won't miss anythng by skipping it. It is by its very nature a bargain bin type game that deserves no accolades other than the fact that it was competently made.

I....disagree. Don't care enough about the game to debate it, but I have a have a higher opinion of it.

No matter though, it's not like there's exactly a ton of that genre on Nintendo systems. It will have a better chance of standing out. I personally do not plan on buying a WiiU, and I'm a little bummed that might mean I'll miss out on Platinum developed games, but I think they made the best choice outo f the options available to them.


i get you, and the game is polished, yes. but that just isn't enough. with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon, what point is there to a game that plays like DMC with tits? I'll tell you - NONE. NONE WHATEVER. Just like that God of War with tits clone that launched with the PS3 (Heavenly Sword), it is just another beat em up title designed to sell to 14 year old boys.
 
2012-09-14 02:09:49 PM  

frepnog: with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon


Dishonored!!!!

www.justpushstart.com
 
2012-09-14 02:16:45 PM  

scottydoesntknow: frepnog: with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon

Dishonored!!!!

[www.justpushstart.com image 619x599]


yeah, that looks interesting as well.
 
2012-09-14 02:22:41 PM  

frepnog: scottydoesntknow: frepnog: with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon

Dishonored!!!!

[www.justpushstart.com image 619x599]

yeah, that looks interesting as well.


Plus it's one of the very few (if only) original IPs being released this season. Everything else is sequels and DLC.
 
2012-09-14 02:29:45 PM  

frepnog: i get you, and the game is polished, yes. but that just isn't enough. with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon, what point is there to a game that plays like DMC with tits? I'll tell you - NONE. NONE WHATEVER. Just like that God of War with tits clone that launched with the PS3 (Heavenly Sword), it is just another beat em up title designed to sell to 14 year old boys.


We're not going to see eye to eye on this, and that's cool. For me the reason to play Bayonetta despite the existence of other 'AAA' games, is because as a fan of the genre the game is in I appreciated the fantastic design choices made within the game. I enjoyed the charm, the humor, the weirdness of the title along with how well polished it was. To me, DMC3 was the pinnacle of that series, like Ninja Gaiden Black was. I did not care at all for the Ninja Gaiden follow ups, or DMC4. I would not compare God of War to those other games, I enjoy that series as well, but it's not mechanically the type of action game I'm talking about.

So why would you play Bayonetta in spite of those other games? Because it is one of the most mechanically sound 3rd person action games since NG Black and DMC3. It's fun, campy, and well made. God of War has outright nudity and sex in the game, and Ninja Gaiden's female models are far more sexualized. The aesthetic didn't bother me, and I thought they did a good job in keeping it tongue in cheek instead of creepy. Also as someone who like DMC and tits, yay.

I can understand your issues with it, however I do not feel the same way at all. Ninja Blade is a B tier bargain bin game. Bayonetta was more fun and better made than most of the other games this generation within that genre.
 
2012-09-14 02:39:46 PM  
Frepnog sounds like a frustrated 14-year-old boy who needs to get over himself. Bayonetta was a solid game because it had memorable music and graphics, fluid and intuitive yet complex gameplay, and didn't waste time with endless jumping/running around 3D-puzzle filler crap that make the rest of the God of War style games so tedious. It felt like Viewtiful Joe but without the shiatty controls and being so OCD about speed-killing. Good job Nintendo.
 
2012-09-14 02:49:24 PM  
Also, have you looked at the list of third party games for WiiU?

http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/games/

NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
Bayonetta 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Madden NFL 13
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Aliens: Colonial Marines
NBA 2K13
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Assassin's Creed III
Darksiders II
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

And you HAVE to see this Tekken Tag Tournament WiiU Edition to believe it. This is probably the most epic thing since ever.
 
2012-09-14 02:54:28 PM  

frepnog: let's also not pretend that Japanese game development isn't so far behind the west at this point that it is simply sad. I'll be honest - Bayonetta is the kind of game that on the whole shouldn't even exist any longer and certainly not passed off as AAA games. Gaming has moved beyond the "final fight" mentality that so many Japanese developers still cling to. As an adult gamer, I certainly don't have the time or patience to play thru another savant-level difficulty beat 'em up.


Awww, poor baby can't play for shiats and want to ride with training wheels on.
 
2012-09-14 03:00:23 PM  

Fano: Motion controls are good and all, but if I can't play a game while leaning back on the couch and drinking a beer, I don't want it.


I'm okay with motion controls, but they better fully involve me and work seamlessly. Standing around waving an oddly shaped dildo about my living room doesn't count and my feelings on the Kinect are nicely covered by the Zero Punctuation review.
 
2012-09-14 03:10:11 PM  

rocky_howard: frepnog: let's also not pretend that Japanese game development isn't so far behind the west at this point that it is simply sad. I'll be honest - Bayonetta is the kind of game that on the whole shouldn't even exist any longer and certainly not passed off as AAA games. Gaming has moved beyond the "final fight" mentality that so many Japanese developers still cling to. As an adult gamer, I certainly don't have the time or patience to play thru another savant-level difficulty beat 'em up.

Awww, poor baby can't play for shiats and want to ride with training wheels on.


no, that isn't it, and alot of you missed the point. I never said that Bayonetta was a shiatty game or anything. It is a solid game, well polished and a very good example of the genre. If you like that genre, you will enjoy Bayonetta.

I just don't have the time or inclination to play a game like that anymore. I put my time into better, longer, more interesting fare. I am just no longer into the "die every few minutes" beat em up genre any longer. Those games are made for 14 year old boys with lightning fast reflexes, and they can have them.

It is like this - Bayonetta is like Maxim magazine - sexy, flashy, slick, short and pointless. I just prefer novels to T&A magazines.
 
2012-09-14 03:11:27 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Fano: Motion controls are good and all, but if I can't play a game while leaning back on the couch and drinking a beer, I don't want it.

I'm okay with motion controls, but they better fully involve me and work seamlessly. Standing around waving an oddly shaped dildo about my living room doesn't count and my feelings on the Kinect are nicely covered by the Zero Punctuation review.


BTW, I enjoyed Force Unleashed and Twilight Princess. OTOH, I preferred to play Punch Out with the standard controller set up. The crap of standing on the balance board was a neat effect I guess, but why would I make the game harder for no reason?
 
2012-09-14 03:13:58 PM  

frepnog: I just don't have the time or inclination to play a game like that anymore. I put my time into better, longer, more interesting fare. I am just no longer into the "die every few minutes" beat em up genre any longer. Those games are made for 14 year old boys with lightning fast reflexes, and they can have them.


Well, it keeps sounding like you're just bad at the game. No need to be disparaging and call it half a dozen epithets just because you can't play it.
 
2012-09-14 03:14:38 PM  
The Escapist found a particularly hilarious reaction:

Is it possible to do that to a dolphin?
 
2012-09-14 03:17:43 PM  

rocky_howard: And you HAVE to see this Tekken Tag Tournament WiiU Edition to believe it. This is probably the most epic thing since ever.


First reaction: Ooo, Tekken. Looks nice. Very smooth.
Second: Wait, what's that sou... mushrooms? Neat
Third: Did they... they didn't... Is that Samus?

/Adds to day-one wish list
 
2012-09-14 03:18:51 PM  

rocky_howard: frepnog: I just don't have the time or inclination to play a game like that anymore. I put my time into better, longer, more interesting fare. I am just no longer into the "die every few minutes" beat em up genre any longer. Those games are made for 14 year old boys with lightning fast reflexes, and they can have them.

Well, it keeps sounding like you're just bad at the game. No need to be disparaging and call it half a dozen epithets just because you can't play it.


i have been gaming since my step dad brought home an Atari 2600 back in the 70's. I could play the shiat out of Bayonetta if I was so inclined (played God of War, Heavenly Sword, and more beat em up's than I care to remember). I just don't see the point. I have seen everything that the genre has to offer at this point.

I expect more from my gaming time and from my gaming dollar at this point.
 
2012-09-14 03:21:03 PM  

thehighesttree: Frepnog sounds like a frustrated 14-year-old boy who needs to get over himself. Bayonetta was a solid game because it had memorable music and graphics, fluid and intuitive yet complex gameplay, and didn't waste time with endless jumping/running around 3D-puzzle filler crap that make the rest of the God of War style games so tedious. It felt like Viewtiful Joe but without the shiatty controls and being so OCD about speed-killing. Good job Nintendo.


I am 40 years old. I have 3 kids (all boys) and my middle child, who is 14, loved and played the ever-lovin' shiat out of Bayonetta. Great. That is who the game was designed for.
 
2012-09-14 03:34:00 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Antimatter: moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.

True, but the series are basically stand alone titles. Peopel understood why the N64 couldn't cut it, compared tot he CD using playstation.

No, they didn't. Maybe you weren't on teh interwebs then, but the fanboys were around then too, and they whined and cried SO FREAKING MUCH about Squaresoft "betraying" Nintendo. And in the end, it didn't matter at all.


I'm not sure what you're referring to by "it didn't matter at all" but if you mean console sales, I think that FF7-FF9 definitely had an impact on PS1's success vs. N64. Not all of it or even most of it, but it certainly mattered in some respects and Nintendo would've loved to see those games on the 64.

I'm biased because I remember 7-year-old me changing my Christmas list from Nintendo to Sony after I saw those FF7 commercials.
 
2012-09-14 03:37:35 PM  

frepnog: I expect more from my gaming time and from my gaming dollar at this point.


Well, personal opinion and everything.

Anyway, games like Bayonetta and GOW still have their place in gaming. It's the only type of games where you have pure control over your characters body and movement. Also the only one where you can have outrageous jackiechan/matrix/300/dragonball style battles with you actually controlling the action. That's a big thing.

You don't enjoy it? Great. Now don't be disparaging towards it.
 
2012-09-14 03:52:17 PM  

rocky_howard: frepnog: I expect more from my gaming time and from my gaming dollar at this point.

Well, personal opinion and everything.

Anyway, games like Bayonetta and GOW still have their place in gaming. It's the only type of games where you have pure control over your characters body and movement. Also the only one where you can have outrageous jackiechan/matrix/300/dragonball style battles with you actually controlling the action. That's a big thing.

You don't enjoy it? Great. Now don't be disparaging towards it.


Bayonetta is not going to blow you, dude.
 
2012-09-14 03:54:09 PM  

scottydoesntknow: frepnog: with games like the Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Borderlands and others either already here or just over the horizon

Dishonored!!!!

[www.justpushstart.com image 619x599]


That, X-Com: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands 2 are pretty much my most anticipated.
 
2012-09-14 03:58:07 PM  

rocky_howard: frepnog: I expect more from my gaming time and from my gaming dollar at this point.

Well, personal opinion and everything.

Anyway, games like Bayonetta and GOW still have their place in gaming. It's the only type of games where you have pure control over your characters body and movement. Also the only one where you can have outrageous jackiechan/matrix/300/dragonball style battles with you actually controlling the action. That's a big thing.

You don't enjoy it? Great. Now don't be disparaging towards it.


Personally, I would just be happy if Nintendo cut down on the kiddie shovelware games.Every time I'd go to the store, there would be the 5 most recent in-house titles, and then a flood of bratz/junk license etc games. I buy games on impulse on the spot, and would have preferred to see more normal games. They reached the precrash Atari 2600 level of crap at some point.
 
2012-09-14 03:59:32 PM  
No, Bayonetta is not a perfect game. For me personally, the Space Harrier level made me sick, and the game would simply have been better if they ditched every mid-level cutscene which did not introduce a monster, or at least offered a better option to skip it. For those reasons, allow me to introduce a "cool story bro": I penned a review of the game on my web site a long time ago and gave it four-out-of-five for these reasons. That piece of shiat review has become a running gag with my readers, and rightfully so. I missed the point so badly that it hurt. So I say to the people who think of the game as an also-ran: If you expect more from your time and money than the absolute class of its genre, then I can't really help you.
 
2012-09-14 04:00:52 PM  
Oh, and the fact this thread has almost been hijacked into a Borderlands discussion pretty much shows the lack of taste we're talking about here.
 
2012-09-14 04:11:18 PM  

frepnog: rocky_howard: frepnog: I expect more from my gaming time and from my gaming dollar at this point.

Well, personal opinion and everything.

Anyway, games like Bayonetta and GOW still have their place in gaming. It's the only type of games where you have pure control over your characters body and movement. Also the only one where you can have outrageous jackiechan/matrix/300/dragonball style battles with you actually controlling the action. That's a big thing.

You don't enjoy it? Great. Now don't be disparaging towards it.

Bayonetta is not going to blow you, dude.


I respect that you have a different opinion of the game, however I also see this guys point. It does sound less like constructive critism when you keep saying the game was designed for 14 year old. There are shout outs and nods to different things in that game that a 14 year old wouldn't understand, not to mention having insanely well done game design should not be age-restrictive.

I get where you're coming from, but disagree with the way you're phrasing it.
 
2012-09-14 04:11:35 PM  
The Wii was something different and if you were open to the idea of motion controls, a very fun experience. The Wii U is basically a PS3 with a display built into the controller.
 
2012-09-14 04:13:03 PM  

Electrify: The Wii was something different and if you were open to the idea of motion controls, a very fun experience. The Wii U is basically a PS3 with a display built into the controller.


Yeah but it's way more powerful than the PS3, isn't it?
 
2012-09-14 04:29:51 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Electrify: The Wii was something different and if you were open to the idea of motion controls, a very fun experience. The Wii U is basically a PS3 with a display built into the controller.

Yeah but it's way more powerful than the PS3, isn't it?


Well, while IBM or Nintendo haven't released the specifics yet (per WiiU wiki), a few companies have said it's power is about on par with the current PS3/Xbox 360. The one I linked below is Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada commenting on it.

Link
 
2012-09-14 04:32:54 PM  
My wife is weirdly obsessed with the title character in Bayonetta.

I'm okay with this.
 
2012-09-14 04:34:59 PM  

ModernLuddite: My wife is weirdly obsessed with the title character in Bayonetta.

I'm okay with this.


My wife isn't obsessed or anything, but she liked the character as well.
 
2012-09-14 04:49:14 PM  

Mike_LowELL: So I say to the people who think of the game as an also-ran: If you expect more from your time and money than the absolute class of its genre, then I can't really help you.


It could learn a lot from Batman: Arkham $location's combat.
 
2012-09-14 04:57:47 PM  

sprawl15: Mike_LowELL: So I say to the people who think of the game as an also-ran: If you expect more from your time and money than the absolute class of its genre, then I can't really help you.

It could learn a lot from Batman: Arkham $location's combat.


I am going to have to agree with this. Batman: Arkham Asylum™ revolutionized the genre by removing skill and reflexes, allowing me to truly feel what being The Dark Knight™ is like. Take note, Japan. You guys keep falling back on tired buzzwords like "gameplay", "depth", and "immersion". But then Batman™ came onto the scene with "narrative", "cutscenes", and "Batman™". I hope that, one day, there is an entire medium dedicated to the production of long strings of cutscenes, possibly exceeding two hours in length. This way, you can remove the interactive components from video games and achieve what video games are truly about.
 
2012-09-14 05:07:48 PM  

Mike_LowELL: I hope that, one day, there is an entire medium dedicated to the production of long strings of cutscenes, possibly exceeding two hours in length. This way, you can remove the interactive components from video games and achieve what video games are truly about.


isn't that just the "metal gear solid" series?
 
2012-09-14 05:12:46 PM  
Bayonetta was and is still the best game currently available in its genre. The final boss fight is one of the most memorable and awesome fights I've personally have ever played. The action, pace, and game mechanics really spoiled me and because of that I was really bored to tears trying to play Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new God of War. I am seriously thinking of picking up a Wii U just for this game alone. If they add sequel to Vanquish for me it would be a definite purchase.
 
2012-09-14 05:14:20 PM  

sprawl15: Mike_LowELL: So I say to the people who think of the game as an also-ran: If you expect more from your time and money than the absolute class of its genre, then I can't really help you.

It could learn a lot from Batman: Arkham $location's combat.


Or Assassin's Creed.
 
2012-09-14 05:23:55 PM  

frepnog: Bayonetta is not going to blow you, dude.


Oh look, the guy who can't set up a proper argument against a game surprisingly descends into name-calling without any provocation.

Good to see a 40 year old is so mature.
 
2012-09-14 05:59:10 PM  

rocky_howard: frepnog: Bayonetta is not going to blow you, dude.

Oh look, the guy who can't set up a proper argument against a game surprisingly descends into name-calling without any provocation.

Good to see a 40 year old is so mature.


What name did I call someone? I really had no idea that there were people that would defend bayonetta so fiercely. Why people are getting up in arms about a forgettable game that did so well that its sequel was canned until Nintendo stepped in is leaving me a bit perplexed. Meh, whatever.
 
2012-09-14 06:11:35 PM  
art.penny-arcade.com 
/hot
 
2012-09-14 06:19:25 PM  

Electromax: HeartBurnKid: Antimatter: moistD: FF was able to switch to a different console exclusively and still succeed.

True, but the series are basically stand alone titles. Peopel understood why the N64 couldn't cut it, compared tot he CD using playstation.

No, they didn't. Maybe you weren't on teh interwebs then, but the fanboys were around then too, and they whined and cried SO FREAKING MUCH about Squaresoft "betraying" Nintendo. And in the end, it didn't matter at all.

I'm not sure what you're referring to by "it didn't matter at all" but if you mean console sales, I think that FF7-FF9 definitely had an impact on PS1's success vs. N64. Not all of it or even most of it, but it certainly mattered in some respects and Nintendo would've loved to see those games on the 64.

I'm biased because I remember 7-year-old me changing my Christmas list from Nintendo to Sony after I saw those FF7 commercials.


That was kind of my point. All the hue and cry from the fanboy zealots about "BETRAYAL!" and all the screams of "BOYCOTT!" didn't matter at all.
 
2012-09-14 06:33:22 PM  
Your butthurt is exquisite, subby.
 
2012-09-14 10:47:19 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: [art.penny-arcade.com image 800x401] 
/hot


Something like that might actually get me to buy one.

Right now it's last-gen tech at next-gen prices. Pass.
 
2012-09-15 05:21:12 AM  
I'd rather have bayonetta 2 see the light of day on the WII-U then not at all.

Provided, it doesn't suck horribly.


/please oh please don't ruin this one!
 
2012-09-15 12:21:04 PM  

whooter: Right now it's last-gen tech at next-gen prices. Pass.


FAIL on both counts.

It's more powerful than the PS3/360.

It's also gonna come out at just $350
 
2012-09-15 10:19:43 PM  

rocky_howard: whooter: Right now it's last-gen tech at next-gen prices. Pass.

FAIL on both counts.

It's more powerful than the PS3/360.

It's also gonna come out at just $350


Yes, but how many different extra waggle toys and other bullshiat do you need to buy too?
 
2012-09-16 10:15:39 PM  

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: That's too bad, the first one was pretty fun. Weird as hell, but fun.


Exactly. I was addicted to it for a few weeks, but by the time I got to the part where you're fighting some massive space monster while jumping from asteroid to asteroid in some kind of warp, it just got to odd for me and I couldn't get into it anymore.

It was a worthy follow up game to DMC though. That was just a fantastic game.
 
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