Bayonetta's use of "hair-magic"

#1 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I really like the game.  Its combat is very fluid and in-depth, but I find the hair magic and foot-guns a bit strange, as well as her appearance as a high class British porn star with 6 foot long legs.  Again, I don't mean to shit on the game as I find it's high quality, I just think the hair and foot-guns are kind of strange and distracting.  Anyone else feel the same?

#2 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

it's kinda strange, but I can't say that it's not awesome 

#3 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1584 posts) -

Yeah, it seems... gratuitous, even for a video game. I don't want porn in my video games; I want porn in my porn.
 
Gameplay looks sweet though.

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#4 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

They're strange and distractingly awesome.

#5 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@SpunkyHePanda: I think that might be the thing that annoys me the most, when she uses a powerful hair attack her clothes come off because it's her hair...  I think I would have no problem if this didn't happen.
#6 Edited by GunstarRed (4997 posts) -

It happens so much throughout the game that it isn't very distracting by the end... there is so much other awesome shit going on in the game that the hair magic really is one of those "oh that again" kind of things... Bayonetta rules everyones face FACT!
#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7782 posts) -

It may be weird but you have to admit that it's interesting in a way. Personally I think it's really absurd but in a good way.
 
Actually I just remembered that I downloaded the demo a few hours ago. I'm off.

#8 Posted by Hamst3r (4437 posts) -
@SpunkyHePanda said:
" Yeah, it seems... gratuitous, even for a video game. I don't want porn in my video games; I want porn in my porn.  Gameplay looks sweet though. "

But I want porn in my games. I want porn in everything, even breakfast. Sausages and flapjacks are just euphemisms for dicks and tits. I prefer waffles over pancakes 'cause I love to fill their holes with hot sticky maple syrup.
#9 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1584 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
" @SpunkyHePanda said:
" Yeah, it seems... gratuitous, even for a video game. I don't want porn in my video games; I want porn in my porn.  Gameplay looks sweet though. "

But I want porn in my games. I want porn in everything, even breakfast. Sausages and flapjacks are just euphemisms for dicks and tits. I prefer waffles over pancakes 'cause I love to fill their holes with hot sticky maple syrup. "
God, I'm so hungry right now.
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#10 Posted by Yummylee (21208 posts) -

Must be a fuckin chore to wash all of that hair @.@
#11 Posted by ErgoProxy77 (550 posts) -

There is nothing wrong with strange.

#12 Posted by Weltal (2272 posts) -

Are you kidding? This game is meant to be completely ridiculous, from the fact that she juts her hips out every time she takes a step to the fact that she summons a mother fuckin' hair dragon to consume her mother fuckin' enemies. And you don't like foot guns? Are you crazy, sir? SHE HAS GUNS. ON HER FEET! Man, you need to embrace the crazy because that's what this game is all about.

#13 Posted by inkeiren (989 posts) -

I find it hilarious. I love it.

#14 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -

I wish I could do that with my hair, it'd be awesome.

#15 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@eroticfishcake:  Yeah, after playing the demo a few more times, it is less distracting, and more crazy fun.  
 
EDIT: Also, that's another thing I do respect about the game, it's definitely a very original idea to use hair as a weapon.
#16 Edited by R3Qui4M (409 posts) -

I had a boner after playing the demo, I guess that says more about me than the game ;-)

#17 Posted by deadFM (98 posts) -

The "hair magic" is really strange. kind of cool, but kind of unnecessary..

#18 Posted by leviathan (196 posts) -

@deadFM How is it unnecessary? What, so hair can't be magicized now? You damn hair racist.

#19 Posted by Flurolamp (31 posts) -
@leviathan said:
" @deadFM How is it unnecessary? What, so hair can't be magicized now? You damn hair racist. "
Damn hair racists always getting me down.
#20 Posted by Titl (539 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
But I want porn in my games. I want porn in everything, even breakfast. "
This...made my day...
#21 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

 @xobballox:
 
As far as Bayonetta's elongated limbs are concerned, the majority of wild acrobatic stunts she's able to pull off would look very odd if she had normal sized limbs. PlatinumGames actually ran tests on varying limb lengths and found that many moves simply didn't look feasible, but when they elongated limbs to the size you now see in the final game, they looked both feasible and graceful. 
 
To think something as simple as limb length in this game opened up so many possibilities for gameplay...    

#22 Edited by ZmillA (2257 posts) -

god I love this game, haven't even finished it once yet!
 
and lmao @Hamst3r

#23 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -

What would you suggest the witches use a a conduit to summon the demons then? Their fingernails? Using their hair lets them continue to move and fire guns while summoning crazy things (not to mention it looks pretty awesome). They actually explain why they do it in the texts you collect throughout the game, which I was surprised they'd go and do as much. Had they not tried to explain it at all, I'd still be cool with it.
 
Linky's already explained the limbs thing to death, but I can't say I found it strange or off-putting. I think she looks great *shrugs*

#24 Posted by 71Ranchero (2673 posts) -

I dont so much mind the hair/guns. Its the actual hairstyle that bugs me. Its hideous.

#25 Posted by pause422 (6170 posts) -

Kind of an old topic at this point, but I don't see how this is a big deal to anyone. If people just want to onlook and comment about things like her use of hair/guns/sexuality it really honestly isn't anything to be concerned about. It works in the game, and fits perfectly with the over the top insanity of it all, and its awesome. Its not a game where you need to question things like you are used to, and be like "Okay..that made no sense at all"..you just kinda run with it and accept all the craziness that happens in this game because of how not serious it takes itself. It has a lot of charm to it, I think.

#26 Posted by ADTR_ZERO (1060 posts) -

Bayonetta is supposed to be strange >_>
#27 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

I think if anything that's "strange" puts you off of the game, this might not be the game for you. I mean come on, one of her attacks makes a giant boot made of hair fly out of the sky and crush her enemies!

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#28 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

To be clear; I like the game, the hair was just a bit off-putting at first, but then I got into it and it's crazy in a good way.

#29 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Well thats good...but seriously how many other games had hair magic?

#30 Posted by torus (1096 posts) -

Too bad she looks like a giraffe.

#31 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -
@torus said:
" Too bad she looks like a giraffe. "
 
Panther is more appropriate, she does turn into one.

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