Bayonetta is an action game unlike any other. Actually thats inaccurate. It's an action game ALMOST unlike any other. It's straight from the guy that brought you the legendary Devil May Cry series (of which this reviewer is a huge fan of) and the whole game screams with similarities. Not that thats a bad thing. Bayonetta is filled with crazy enemies, huge boss battles and acrobatic flashy moves just like you would see in a DMC game.
It should be noted that Bayonetta stars a young amnesic witch clad in a suit of her own hair, fighting angels and chasing around a young. The plot is a bit strange and sometimes a little hard to follow. Chalk it up to the incredible scenery and Bayonetta's risque set of moves. And they sure are risque. Upgraded her moves and the more powerful the attack you use causes the witch to become less and less clothed... because she channels her magic through her hair. I told you it was strange!
The supporting cast leaves a bit to be desired (the little girl being the best of the bunch in my opinion) and you may not like it but you can't deny the style and flair in the game's combat. Completing the game nets you a really weird but funny surprise and some reasons to keep playing. Buying all the moves and items in the game's shop through one play through is impossible to entice gamers to keep the disc playing in their console, but I feel like many won't feel the need to bother.
Ultimately, Bayonetta is a crazy fun game to play. But it hasn't quite done enough to separate itself from it's DMC action roots. Again, not that thats entirely bad (keep in mind Dante's Inferno is a clone as well, that managed to be fun). Long story short, rent it first. Or if your a hardcore fan of this kind of game then buy it. Either way I think you'll have a blast.
I'm giving it a solid 3.5 out of 5. Bayonetta is rated M for Mature.