Can someone tell me what the hell is going on?

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#1 Posted by Royale (185 posts) -

I've just finished the second chapter and while I'm loving the game... I have no idea what's going on.  The action is some of the best I've experienced in any game... but I'm having trouble following all the madness.

All I know is this (spoilers?): girl is not pure blood... has to fight some chick in red leathers (who drives her motorcycle over angels faces)... girl eventually ends up in a bottom of a lake in a coffin where she is released by some dude who she kills... dude's son is out for revenge... now girl doesn't remember what's going on except for the fact that she needs (gets?) to kill angels... ALSO guns on feet, clothing made out of hair, and lollipops.

Without spoiling anything... can someone give me a basic run down of the plot of this game?  I'm going to keep playing regardless, but it would be nice to know something.  Thanks!
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#2 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (830 posts) -

It's been too long since I've played it to help you understand the story (that, and I haven't finished it),  but it doesn't intend to be clear only two chapters in.

The game should give you some idea of why Bayonetta is fighting angels soon enough. I wouldn't worry about the plot anyway.
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#3 Edited by Vexed (327 posts) -

Loved the game, but I honestly skipped every single cutscene =)

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#4 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5777 posts) -

Its one of those games that give you more explanation as you go deeper into the game.  It is kind of a mystery about her past.

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#5 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Keep playing it, it'll make sense...

Well, a strange kind of sense.

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#6 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

She's a witch that kills angels and angels don't like that.

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#7 Posted by Cornman89 (1600 posts) -

I hate myself for saying this, but you're playing the game wrong.

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#8 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Bayonetta is a witch that has to kill angels to keep herself from being dragged into hell.

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#9 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

Pretty much all you should be aware of right now is that Bayonetta, at some point 500 years ago, fought the chick in Red as part of some kind of ceremony.  Something bad happened involving the witches getting wiped out, and Bayonetta wakes up at the bottom of a lake with a serious case of amnesia a few years before the game starts.  Part of the deal to keep all her awesome witch powers is that she has to kill Angels, and when(if?) she dies she's auto-damned to Hell regardless.  She's after a gem that the witches used to own before they all got killed, and being pursued by the son of the guy who accidentally woke her up.

But... the cutscenes were awesome!

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#10 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

Impossible to summarize in any coherent way. They'll continue to explain her foggy past--the ambiguity is at the crux of the narrative development.

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#11 Posted by Royale (185 posts) -

I'm totally going to keep playing the game.  It's too crazy not to.

I think @Make_Me_Mad kind of clarified what I thought I already understood.
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#12 Posted by rosebud04 (369 posts) -

it makes perfect sense that it makes no sense.

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#13 Posted by Royale (185 posts) -
@rosebud04 said:
" it makes perfect sense that it makes no sense.

oh I get it now! ;)
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#14 Posted by Wheady (115 posts) -

story never made much sense to me either, lol. but i went into this game for the awesome gameplay, wasnt expecting any kind of great story-telling, lol. still watched the cut-scenes though, they were mostly entertaining.

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#15 Posted by NoRemnants (434 posts) -

I just started playing and have no fucking idea what is going on. Falling on a broken church and then fighting angels in a cemetary. I have no clue.

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