13 years ago, Nintendo’s most unlikely mascot changed action games forever

13 years ago, Nintendo’s most unlikely mascot changed action games forever

I will say it, video games should be hotter – especially cookie cutter AAA action games. There are only so many rugged white male protagonists I can take. Luckily, in 2010, the action game experts at Platinum Games thought exactly that and released a new title that blended combative and lustful allure with satisfying combat, making it one of the best action games of all time. bayonet, and the spawning of a now-beloved franchise. It also introduced the world to the ever-popular Dominatrix Witch. And we’re all better off.

Love at first sight – From the first moments bayonet is a flashy game. It throws players in the middle of a battle atop a falling bell tower against angels. You take control of a mysterious woman dressed in black, wearing a masquerade mask and a large hooded cloak.

Bayonneta is a game that puts everything on 11.Nintendo

She fights alongside another woman dressed in red as the narrative tells the player of an endless conflict between factions. Shoot and kick your way through waves of enemies while glittering effects and kiss marks appear during combat.

Before you know it, the scene cuts to a graveyard with the woman clad in black, now dressed as a seductive-looking nun, as angels cut after her, the clothes fall off with revealing shots of skin until she sheds them completely. Now she’s classy in a skintight black bodysuit with lots of skin on her back and wearing high heels. She continues to kick the shit out of every angel in sight. This is your introduction to Bayonetta.

If you don’t love her right away, then I’m sorry.

Bayonetta as a character and as a series is known for two things: being awesome and fighting well. While the needless moans, money shots and innuendos abound bayonet may sound like the opposite of a boss, bayonet hugs it to the audience with a wink and goes into full swing.

Unlike games like Lollipop Chainsawwhich feels voyeuristic in its objectification of Juliet Starling, bayonet revel in the joys of female power exuded by the titular witch. The joke of the franchise is that Bayonetta would most likely never give you the time of day, she’s just a hot dommy mommy with guns for shoes I … I mean that player just from afar.

Love is a battlefield – but bayonet is more than just a pretty face. Platinum Games is known as one of the best action game developers in the industry today. With titles like Defeat, NieR: Automataand Metal Gear Rising: Revenge The studio has consistently released some of the best feeling action games out there. bayonet is the root of that family tree as the studio’s first major AAA release.

Platinum Games signature combat is here bayonet with an additional style suitable for the titular witch.Nintendo

bayonet‘s combat is no less expertly crafted than any of the studio’s later releases. Degradable significantly Devil May Cry as his greatest inspiration, bayonet Entices players to rank high in each combat encounter by collecting combos, beating time limits, and using special abilities like Witch Time. Everything has the feel and look of a great action game that entices you to keep working towards higher scores.

Even in combat, the camp is the bayonet is palpable. Bayonetta seductively chastises her enemies and then performs special torture or punishment attacks, which she sees wearing an even more revealing version of her iconic form-fitting suit, while suggestively stepping on enemies with her heels or spanking them until they are defeated (I wish that would be me ).

Despite good performance a sequel of bayonet was shelved until Nintendo stepped in to provide more funds and resources. Since then, the very non-family-friendly witch has called family-friendly Nintendo her home. With three games in the series and a prequel coming out in March, Bayonetta has established himself as an unlikely mascot and continues to live in the hearts of gamers.

bayonet is available for Nintendo Switch and PC.

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