What state is the PS3 version in now?

#1 Posted by Pessh (2454 posts) -

Still fucked? thinking of picking it up, dude told me a patch fixed most stuff but he's Canadian so...

#2 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -



If you own a PlayStation 3, but have avoided buying the hot third-person brawler Bayonetta because of the widely known technical issues, a patch has been released to allow players to install the game onto the hard drive to alleviate frame rate issues.

This online update allows the game to be installed onto the console’s hard drive which significantly decreases the loading times for the game. The update will be automatically downloaded by PlayStation 3 users when they launch Bayonetta.

   
  
Original article:  http://www.gamestooge.com/2010/01/28/bayonetta-ps3-patch-fixes-framerate/
#3 Posted by Yummylee (21271 posts) -

Oh aye, those damn Canadians and their mischievous deception!

#4 Posted by GunstarRed (5031 posts) -

Last time I checked after the patch it was noticeably better but some annoying things still remained like the pause menu took abnormally long to open up. Everything is still pretty bad compared to the 360 version but much more playable now.
#5 Edited by Spacetrucking (942 posts) -
@Pessh said:

" Still fucked? thinking of picking it up, dude told me a patch fixed most stuff but he's Canadian so... "

After the patch, it's playable but still not very enjoyable. The load times are significantly better but the actual graphics are still murky & washed out. In a normal game, this would not be a problem. But in Bayonetta, the emphasis is on precise combat and last second dodges so the graphics end up getting in the way.  
 
In witch time (basically bullet-time where you do majority of your combat), the game adds an extra filter on top that almost gives your enemies a form of camouflage. It becomes hard to carry on with combos when you can't see where your enemy is. On the harder difficulties, things go from frustrating to game-breaking because the enemies are really jumpy and you need the clear visibility to handle them effectively.
 
In short, avoid the PS3 version if you can. It's broken in a way that no patch can fix.
#6 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (882 posts) -

It's perfectly fine. I had concerns about it too, but while to may not be as smooth as the 360 version the patch they released fixed it to a point where you won't notice except for a few specific areas [the falling clock tower in the beginning is the worst it will ever get]

#7 Posted by Tsoglani (583 posts) -

I found the PS3 version to be highly playable AND enjoyable... who gives a shit if the loading times took an extra few seconds... this did not detract from my gameplaying experience at all.

#8 Posted by LiquidPrince (15845 posts) -

Still ass. It has decent load times now, and doesn't need to load for like ten seconds when you pick up an item, but it still chugs, and looks ugly.

#9 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -
@Tsoglani said:
" I found the PS3 version to be highly playable AND enjoyable... who gives a shit if the loading times took an extra few seconds... this did not detract from my gameplaying experience at all. "
Having to load just to go into menu's is an absolute pain and we're not just talking about a few seconds, these load times aren't even present in the 360 version. 
The ugly graphics on top of that definitely make it the version to avoid.  It's like the 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII.  If you have both platforms, the choice is obvious..  If not, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
#10 Posted by Kokoro (156 posts) -

I should try the Xbox 360 version sometime. I have the PS3 version, but that's because I didn't have an Xbox 360 at the time I bought this game.  Regardless, I still like the game a lot.

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