DMC3 vs Bayonetta (Poll)

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#1 Posted by kingclaw (757 posts) -
#2 Posted by Yummylee (22507 posts) -

I haven't played Bayonetta yet, but I was a rabid fan of DMC3. And judging from the demo and its overall style, I doubt i'll prefer Bayonetta over one of my favourite ps2 games of all time.
#3 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

dmc3.
 
Then again i played the ps3 version of Bayonetta (though i don't see it being a whole different game on the xbox360)

#4 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2161 posts) -

I remember the hype around DMC3 being mad hard when it came out, it was definately a step-up from it predecessors, the best in the series really. I'd like DMC5 to go back to that DMC3 style.

#5 Posted by Icemael (6363 posts) -

Devil May Cry 3 is an excellent action game, and I really like it...   
 
 
...but Bayonetta tops it in pretty much every area.

#6 Posted by Fallen189 (5052 posts) -

DMC3 had a party. And it was going craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy.

#7 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Only played the demo for Bayonetta, but DMC3 is just about my favourite PS2 game. I can't vote against it.

#8 Posted by Teran (877 posts) -

It's funny how nearly every post in this thread is supporting dmc3 but actual people voting heavily support bayonetta. 
 
I personally never played any of the dmcs, the only game of this "type" I have ever liked was the xbox version of ninja gaiden.  I picked up bayonetta exactly because it looks different, over the top, with a certain bizarre style and it has far exceeded my expectations.

#9 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" Devil May Cry 3 is an excellent action game, and I really like it...     ...but Bayonetta tops it in pretty much every area. "
This is exactly what I was thinking. Both good games, but Bayonetta is leaps and bounds better. Especially the combat... oh, the combat...
#10 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

Absolutely love Devil May Cry 3 and haven't played Bayonetta, so I will refrain from voting.

#11 Posted by Icemael (6363 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" @Icemael said:
" Devil May Cry 3 is an excellent action game, and I really like it...     ...but Bayonetta tops it in pretty much every area. "
This is exactly what I was thinking. Both good games, but Bayonetta is leaps and bounds better. Especially the combat... oh, the combat... "
Yeah. When you've reached a point where you can use the combat system's features -- combo chaining, weapon swapping, transformations and, of course, dodging -- effectively the stuff you're pulling off looks more impressive -- far more impressive, even -- than the stuff Dante does in the Devil May Cry games' cutscenes.
#12 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

DMC3. 

#13 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @xyzygy said:
" @Icemael said:
" Devil May Cry 3 is an excellent action game, and I really like it...     ...but Bayonetta tops it in pretty much every area. "
This is exactly what I was thinking. Both good games, but Bayonetta is leaps and bounds better. Especially the combat... oh, the combat... "
Yeah. When you've reached a point where you can use the combat system's features -- combo chaining, weapon swapping, transformations and, of course, dodging -- effectively the stuff you're pulling off looks more impressive -- far more impressive, even -- than the stuff Dante does in the Devil May Cry games' cutscenes. "
Blasphemy! Impossible!
#14 Posted by Galiant (2195 posts) -

I based my vote on DMC3 versus the Bayonetta demo. Bayonetta just doesn't do it for me, it's too weird.

#15 Posted by wfolse1 (456 posts) -

Bayonetta all the way.  Dodge offset is an absolute revelation.

#16 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

Devil May Cry 3.  It advanced the genre more than Bayonetta.  It's also crazy as hell.

#17 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

Bayonetta is better in all aspects of it's design. 

#18 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

I never played either game but I pick Bayonetta just for the fact I am a fan of boobs.

#19 Posted by Undeadpool (4996 posts) -

Bayonetta for implementing a real dodge system and vastly more customizable combos.

#20 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

I prefer Devil May Cry 4.  So there.

#21 Edited by JJOR64 (19065 posts) -
@Shadow said:

" I prefer Devil May Cry 4.  So there. "

Really?  You're the odd one of the bunch.   :P
#22 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -
@Shadow said:
" I prefer Devil May Cry 4.  So there. "
I love Devil May Cry 4 too, but I'm not sure where I stand on it compared to Bayonetta.
#23 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2913 posts) -

They're both great, but I like DMC3 a little more. The weapons are all unique, I like the 'style' system where you kind of have to choose extra defense, mobility, ranged or melee attack, it's harder but more fair, no QTEs, and the combo scoring makes you use different moves instead of just requiring you to maintain a combo (getting 9.9 multipliers in Bayonetta is way easier than it probably should be). But the dodge offset, Witch Time and extreme cancel opportunities in Bayonetta are awesome, so really you can't go wrong either way.

#24 Posted by Noxpectius (167 posts) -

Bayonetta. Devil May Cry III doesnt stick out as much to me as it appears to be for others. I still play the first one from Time to Time, that game had such a Great atmosphere. Since I Love Bayonetta, and its basically Devil May Cry I's sequel as seen by it's Creator, I'll go with that.

#25 Posted by crystalskull2 (435 posts) -

DMC3 because Vergil is my favourite villain of all time.

#26 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

I don't want to choose. Fine Bayonetta, but only by a hair.
#27 Posted by jakob187 (21755 posts) -

I love me some DMC 3, but it just can't touch Bayonetta in terms of general insanity, combat, and overall badass-ness!

#28 Posted by Yummylee (22507 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
"I love me some DMC 3, but it just can't touch Bayonetta in terms of general insanity, combat, and overall badass-ness! "

Especially the ass-ness
#29 Posted by spankingaddict (2735 posts) -

i love dmc3, but i gotta give it to bayonetta...

#30 Posted by LiquidPrince (16157 posts) -

DMC 3 is way way WAY better. I don't understand why everyone is gushing over Bayonetta. I mean there are parts of brilliance that get counter balanced by some of the shittiest design and artistic choices ever. DMC 3 was top notch however all around.

#31 Posted by amir90 (2178 posts) -

I have never played the DMC games, only DMC 4.
 
SO Bayonetta then :P

#32 Posted by Nasar7 (2790 posts) -

Bayonetta, man; get with the times.
 
Btw my favorite in the DMC series is DMC1>DMC3>DMC4. Never played 2 but I hear it was the worst anyway.

#33 Posted by RaccoonusDoodus (324 posts) -

How the hell is Bayonetta getting more votes? I mean, I love Bayonetta, but, dude, Devil May Cry 3 is the best game of this genre. DMC3 all the way.

#34 Posted by TinaWood (116 posts) -

I <3 Bayonetta.

#35 Edited by cmo7 (14 posts) -

I LOVE DMC3. But playing it after Bayonetta its a pain. Stil my two favorite action games, but if I have to choose Bayonetta all the way. 
 

@RhombusOfTerror

said:

" I remember the hype around DMC3 being mad hard when it came out, it was definately a step-up from it predecessors, the best in the series really. I'd like DMC5 to go back to that DMC3 style. "

Well, the Occidental Normal mode was the Hard japanese one, so ofcourse it was hard. And I'd also like DMC5 to be a full game, unlike DMC4. 
 
@RaccoonusDoodus said:
" How the hell is Bayonetta getting more votes? I mean, I love Bayonetta, but, dude, Devil May Cry 3 is the best game of this genre. DMC3 all the way. "
Bayonetta does everything DMC3 does, and better.
#36 Posted by Icemael (6363 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:
"DMC 3 is way way WAY better. I don't understand why everyone is gushing over Bayonetta. I mean there are parts of brilliance that get counter balanced by some of the shittiest design and artistic choices ever. DMC 3 was top notch however all around."
Um... no. Devil May Cry 3 was a superb game, but by the standards Bayonetta has set, it's terrible. Try playing a bunch of Bayonetta, and then switching to Devil May Cry 3. Most of the boss fights are god-awful, the camera is shit, the combat is stiff and the weapons are boring.
 
Bayonetta does virtually everything Devil May Cry 3 does -- except better -- and more.
#37 Posted by swamplord666 (1763 posts) -

completed both and i have to give the nod to DMC 3 solely because the universe, over-the-top-ness and god aweful Jpop irritates me to no end...
in gameplay terms alone Bayonetta>DMC3

#38 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2542 posts) -

Lol at people who voted for bayonetta.

#39 Posted by xyzygy (10077 posts) -
@BigBoss1911 said:
" Lol at people who voted for bayonetta. "
I'm thinking the same thing for people who vote DMC3. Bayonetta is such an improved game in every single way and I'm not talking about subtle, subjective little things - I'm talking major game mechanics. 
#40 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2542 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @LiquidPrince said:
"DMC 3 is way way WAY better. I don't understand why everyone is gushing over Bayonetta. I mean there are parts of brilliance that get counter balanced by some of the shittiest design and artistic choices ever. DMC 3 was top notch however all around."
Um... no. Devil May Cry 3 was a superb game, but by the standards Bayonetta has set, it's terrible. Try playing a bunch of Bayonetta, and then switching to Devil May Cry 3. Most of the boss fights are god-awful, the camera is shit, the combat is stiff and the weapons are boring. Bayonetta does virtually everything Devil May Cry 3 does -- except better -- and more. "
DMC 3 is also 5 years old.
#41 Edited by I_smell (3925 posts) -
BLASTOFF BREAKDOWN THIS PARTY'S GETTIN CRRRRRRAYZEH!!
 
Dumbest and best game ever.
 @cmo7 said:

"And I'd also like DMC5 to be a full game, unlike DMC4."

You play the first half as Dante and the second half as Bayonetta.
#42 Posted by LiquidPrince (16157 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @LiquidPrince said:
"DMC 3 is way way WAY better. I don't understand why everyone is gushing over Bayonetta. I mean there are parts of brilliance that get counter balanced by some of the shittiest design and artistic choices ever. DMC 3 was top notch however all around."
Um... no. Devil May Cry 3 was a superb game, but by the standards Bayonetta has set, it's terrible. Try playing a bunch of Bayonetta, and then switching to Devil May Cry 3. Most of the boss fights are god-awful, the camera is shit, the combat is stiff and the weapons are boring. Bayonetta does virtually everything Devil May Cry 3 does -- except better -- and more. "
I disagree. Bayonetta is great in parts but some of the stuff really make it feel like a cheap ass production. I was led to believe that the stupid film grain and reel effect was only going to be used for flashbacks for example, but that is really not the case. There are parts that should be fully realized cutscenes except you sit there and wonder why you're looking at two static images of chicks yelling HYAA WATAHHH HURGH!
#43 Posted by Snail (8659 posts) -

You're comparing a game from the previous generation to a game this generation, it's just not a fair fight. Had DMC3 been released this generation and it would probably have topped Bayonetta, although I must add, it still tops Bayonetta.

#44 Edited by Icemael (6363 posts) -
@BigBoss1911 said:

" @Icemael said:

"Devil May Cry 3 was a superb game, but by the standards Bayonetta has set, it's terrible. Try playing a bunch of Bayonetta, and then switching to Devil May Cry 3. Most of the boss fights are god-awful, the camera is shit, the combat is stiff and the weapons are boring. Bayonetta does virtually everything Devil May Cry 3 does -- except better -- and more. "
DMC 3 is also 5 years old. "
That doesn't make it any better. If it doesn't stand the test of time, it doesn't stand the test of time.
 
@LiquidPrince said:

"I disagree. Bayonetta is great in parts but some of the stuff really make it feel like a cheap ass production. I was led to believe that the stupid film grain and reel effect was only going to be used for flashbacks for example, but that is really not the case. There are parts that should be fully realized cutscenes except you sit there and wonder why you're looking at two static images of chicks yelling HYAA WATAHHH HURGH! "

Yeah, but there are also fully playable parts that would've been cutscenes in any other game. Shows where Team Little Angels' priorities were.
#45 Posted by LiquidPrince (16157 posts) -
@Icemael: I can't think of any that were that mind blowing unless you're referring to the scenes where she leaps from broken stones and debris.
#46 Edited by Icemael (6363 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: Did we play the same game? There were countless awesome parts like that: 

  • The two Witch Time plane crashes; the one in the first chapter, on the highway, and the one where you fight Jeanne.
  • The part where you fight a Beloved while standing on a bridge it's bashing into a wall, and later run away from it as it climbs a crumbling stairway.
  • The part where you Witch Walk up a tower, and it suddenly breaks and falls over.
  • The first Fortitudo encounter(not counting the flashback) where he busts one of his heads through the wall of a church, and then proceeds to rip away the part of the church you're standing on and fly into the air as you're fighting him.
  • The Jeanne fight where you jump between missiles...
 
...and many, many more.
#47 Posted by LiquidPrince (16157 posts) -
@Icemael: DMC3 was the better game in my opinion. Bayonetta is way over hyped, and is not that great. I mean, I barely even had the urge to finish it. When I played DMC 3, I powered through it because it was so damn awesome, and for a more recent example, when I was playing Uncharted 2, I cruised through the game 3 times in a row, in order to get my platinum. I never felt that awed with Bayonetta. There were cool parts, but way too many crappy parts.
#48 Posted by Icemael (6363 posts) -
@LiquidPrince: For me, it's the other way around. Six days after release, I had played through Bayonetta three times; that's 40 hours of playtime on Normal, Hard and Infinite Climax mode. I have never, ever done something like that with a game before. Devil May Cry 3, however, I never even felt compelled to finish. I got to the final boss fight, tried it a couple of times, and realized that I didn't care enough about finishing the game to keep playing.
#49 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2501 posts) -

DMC3. When I first bought that game I burnt through it in a couple of days of obsessive playing, never understood why so many people were saying that it was punishing in difficulty until like a year later when I decided to go back through it for shits & giggles... fuck, it was like night & day! Didn't even get through the first Virgil fight before loosing all resolve.

#50 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -

DMC4!!!
 
I kid...
 
(But ?Angelus? was a pretty bad-ass boss)

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