Famitsu Awards Bayonetta A Perfect Score

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#1 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

Yep, you are that topic title right.  Famitsu, one of the most popular video game magazines in Japan, gave Bayonetta a perfect score.  This actually really surprised me a lot.  I figured the game was going to be a solid action game but, to be this good?  It just baffles me.  I'm looking forward to getting this game once it hits stateside next year.  I've been looking for an action game like DMC for my 360 for some time now so I will definitely pick this one up.
 
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#2 Posted by Atlas (2575 posts) -

40/40?! For Devil May Cry with boobs?! That's shocking. I'd heard some good things from E3, but 40/40? Madness.
 
Shame I probably won't like this game, because I really don't like DMC games.

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#3 Posted by EvilTwin (3316 posts) -

It's kind of unfortunate but I don't think I actually like Hideki Kamiya's games. 

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#4 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right? 
 
I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke.

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#5 Edited by Linkyshinks (11400 posts) -

 Another Kamiya masterpiece awaits :D  
 
Kamiya was not giving the sales pitch when he said this game would raise the bar for action games, everything I've seen and read about this game to date proves that statement and others he has made to be perfectly true.  
 
Everything about Bayonetta is awesome. I cannot wait till the new year.  

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#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
"  Another Kamiya masterpiece awaits :D     "
I guess so.  :)
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#7 Posted by Insectecutor (1242 posts) -

Dude it has a mode where it plays itself while you wank. PERFECT.

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#8 Edited by Gump (628 posts) -
@Atlas: Don't like it? 
then don't play it. 


Problem solved.

I bet at least one of the Bayonetta haters here play those shitty Rock Band/Guitar Loser games.     
 
You know, maybe every discussion on this game should be prefaced by "it's the Devil May Cry that's not Devil May Cry." It was never meant to be anything else, it's never been described as anything else, and anyone that doesn't like Devil May Cry (specifically Devil May Cry) has no reason to even be made aware of its existence.     
 
On top of that, the demo was so fucking awesome. All right, fine. I'm buying it. 
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#9 Posted by StillVictor (155 posts) -

I bet that cost them a lot of money. Famitsu is known for "adjusting" scores. Just sayin'.

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#10 Posted by Linkyshinks (11400 posts) -
@StillVictor said:
" I bet that cost them a lot of money. Famitsu is known for "adjusting" scores. Just sayin'. "
 
How are they known for doing what you claim?   
 
How many millions of Yen do you suppose little Chunsoft paid for their perfect 428 review?. 
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#11 Posted by bonbolapti (1731 posts) -

If it's a good enough game for a 40/40 that's cool, but after playing the Demo alone.. I just find that score a little odd :| 
Then again they also gave a perfect score to Nintendogs. 
 
So I won't do any judging but keep this in mind... I guess?
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#12 Posted by zyn (2765 posts) -

Famitsu also gave Final Fantasy XII a perfect score.  That's when I stopped believing in their review system.

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#13 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

I have DMC 4 (? & the only DMC I have played) for the 360 and have only played the opening.  It looked really nice, but I thought the battling would get old quick and haven't been back.  How would Bayonetta differ from DMC enough to get me in (other than the boobs you speak of, that I am interested in  ^-^)?

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#14 Posted by ProjektGill (774 posts) -

Not to be ignorant but I guess what is popular there is a hell of a lot different than what people like over here. Like I'm not sure if anyone other than the Japanese would give Nintendogs a perfect score or Monster Hunter Tri a perfect score. Well some people in the west maybe people enjoy those games but I certainly do not.

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#15 Edited by pause422 (6325 posts) -
@oldschool said:

" I have DMC 4 (? & the only DMC I have played) for the 360 and have only played the opening.  It looked really nice, but I thought the battling would get old quick and haven't been back.  How would Bayonetta differ from DMC enough to get me in (other than the boobs you speak of, that I am interested in  ^-^)? "

Have you watched the Quick Look here on GB of the games demo? If not I would recommend it. I definitely thought it would just be more DMC with a chick from the start.After looking at the quicklook however, while some things are of course similar, there seems to be more depth and just way more things to do with the combat. From what you see at least, the crazy hair attacks, as well as picking up weapons off the ground enemies are using. Definitely similar, but not quite the same it seems.
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#16 Edited by PureRok (4273 posts) -

I find this surprising considering how shitty that game looks.

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#17 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@pause422 said:
" @oldschool said:

" I have DMC 4 (? & the only DMC I have played) for the 360 and have only played the opening.  It looked really nice, but I thought the battling would get old quick and haven't been back.  How would Bayonetta differ from DMC enough to get me in (other than the boobs you speak of, that I am interested in  ^-^)? "

Have you watched the Quick Look here on GB of the games demo? If not I would recommend it. I definitely thought it would just be more DMC with a chick from the start.After looking at the quicklook however, while some things are of course similar, there seems to be more depth and just way more things to do with the combat. From what you see at least, the crazy hair attacks, as well as picking up weapons off the ground enemies are using. Definitely similar, but not quite the same it seems. "
I'll give it a look.  You never know, I may like it more than I think I would.
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#18 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

Wow, that doesn't seem right.

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#19 Posted by jakob187 (22932 posts) -

Famitsu has become too loose with their perfect scores lately.  I don't hold it in as high of a regard as I used to.

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#20 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:

" And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke. "

Wait, what? 37 is a score worth complaining about?

Anyway, sweet, their last perfect score was Monster Hunter 3, and they've only given like twelve perfect scores since the beginning.
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#21 Posted by eroticfishcake (7857 posts) -

That's a surprise. Not that I thought the game would be shit or anything but looking at Bayonetta you wouldn't really think it would get a perfect score. It's a good game by the looks of this article and well, good games are good regardless of who makes them. That makes me happy. Still, I have to see what the rest have to say about this.

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#22 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous.

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#23 Posted by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

So you've finished both games?

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#24 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

This is from the magazine that gave Nintendogs, Final Fantasy XII and Super Smash Bros. Brawl a prefect score as well, so take it with a grain of salt.

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#25 Posted by MeierTheRed (5328 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" 37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous. "
Isn't Famitsu a japanese magazine? cause that pretty much explains it. Different audience over there, they are know not to be overly fond of western styled games.
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#26 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -
@Red said:
" This is from the magazine that gave Nintendogs, Final Fantasy XII and Super Smash Bros. Brawl a prefect score as well, so take it with a grain of salt. "
Famitsu themselves have said that developers can have their game recieve a higher score if they wish it, but by doing so will recieve less advertising space in their magazine.  Honestly, I have no idea why anyone pays any attention to their reviews.  Epsecially when considering the other games they've given perfect scores to, like you mentioned..  things like FFXII, Smash Brothes and Monster Hunter 3 may be good games, but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, I can think of numerous flaws each of them have had off the top of my head.
 
Bayonetta to me seems to be a fairly generic action game, that seems to be getting attention almost soley because of the main character.
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#27 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" 37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous. "
have you played bayonetta yet?
 
I'll wait till the retail version arrives and they say something.
 
But incredibly enough this turned out to be a great year for gaming with Batman, Uncharted 2, Prototype, Infamous and now Bayonetta. :D
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#28 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -
@Jeust said:
" @Delta_Ass said:
" 37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous. "
have you played bayonetta yet?
I watched the Quick Look.
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#29 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind said:

"Famitsu themselves have said that developers can have their game recieve a higher score if they wish it, but by doing so will recieve less advertising space in their magazine."

So I guess we can assume that this game is one of the 12 games that ever paid off their review. And that Nintendo chose to pay off in order to pimp Smash Bros Brawl and Nintendogs instead of something like Mario Galaxy or other DS sellers. And CAPCOM paid off Monster Hunter which sells like hot cakes anyway there instead of a less popular franchise. Okay.

@Delta_Ass said:
"I watched the Quick Look. "
LOL.
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#30 Edited by Icemael (6860 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
"And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke."
Yeah, because Bayonetta couldn't possibly be better than Uncharted 2, right?

@Atlas said:

" 40/40?! For Devil May Cry with boobs?!"

Play the demo. It is not Devil May Cry with boobs. 
 
And judging by my experience with the demo, this score seems about right.
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#31 Edited by Evilsbane (5561 posts) -
@bonbolapti said:

" :| Then again they also gave a perfect score to Nintendogs. "
 

Say. . . what? Nintendogs?. . .  Perfect Score? 
  
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#32 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" @Jeust said:
" @Delta_Ass said:
" 37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous. "
have you played bayonetta yet?
I watched the Quick Look. "
But it's not always accurate, i also didn't think batman was all that great based on the quick look.
 
You should wait. :)
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#33 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@Evilsbane said:
" @bonbolapti said:

" :| Then again they also gave a perfect score to Nintendogs. "
 

Say. . . what? Nintendogs?. . .  Perfect Score? 
  
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That's what my head dead when I heard about Nintendogs.    :P
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#34 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
@Delta_Ass said:
"I watched the Quick Look. "
LOL. "
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#35 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14683 posts) -

Uh... yeah. Famitsu isn't exactly the most reliable source for honest reviews, which along with them giving perfect scores to Nintendogs, FFXII, and SSBB, doesn't really give me any inkling of how good Bayonetta actually is. And even if it is good, I probably won't get it. I have an active dislike for Devil May Cry, and no amount of sex appeal will convince me to play this game.

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#36 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -

Is this even confirmed?

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#37 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Given that the last 7 games (not including MGS4) that got a perfect score were, well, not up to a "40/40" or 100% standard, I won't give this review much credence. Still, I am sure it is a good game....even if I have about 0 interest in it.

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#38 Posted by CSXLoser (603 posts) -

This is coming from people that gave Brawl and Nintendogs perfect scores so I'm not putting my faith in this.
 
However the game still looks cool and planning on getting it

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#39 Posted by Siphillis (1353 posts) -

Fumitsu lost their credibility back when they awarded Wind Waker a perfect score, and commited Seppuku when they gave another to Super Smash Brothers Brawl.

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#40 Posted by Siphillis (1353 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" 37 isn't a score worth complaining about, on its own. But giving that a 37 and then turning around and giving Bayonetta a 40 is ridiculous. "
Since the score is the summation of four reviewers, that's a possible 9, 9, 9, and a 10.  I'd be one of the 9s.
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#41 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" Famitsu has become too loose with their perfect scores lately.  I don't hold it in as high of a regard as I used to. "
Yeah, they have a total of 12 games that have gotten perfects ever, and 6 came in the last 2 years. They need to go back to it being a rarity. Then again, perhaps the four reviewers actually don't collaborate when coming up with their scores, and all four honestly liked it that much.
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#42 Posted by vindKtiv (11 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke. "
Famitsu is probably one of the farthest thing from a joke in the video game journalism world. If something gets a 40/40, then you know it is crazy good.
Uncharted 2 did deserve a good score for being a good game, but it definitely wasn't the best game and a non-perfect score for it is understandable.
I'll say, I am surprised though. Bayonetta just looked like another action game when I read about it oh-so-long-ago.
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#43 Posted by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

The PS3 version was rated 10/10/9/9, 38/40. The 360 version only got the perfect 10s, 40/40.

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#44 Posted by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke. "
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW
 
A GAME MEANT FOR A WESTERN AUDIENCE WASN'T RECEIVED AS WELL IN JAPAN AS A GAME WHICH TARGETS THEM WAS!
 
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW
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#45 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -
@TeflonBilly said:
" @Delta_Ass said:
" And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke. "
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW  A GAME MEANT FOR A WESTERN AUDIENCE WASN'T RECEIVED AS WELL IN JAPAN AS A GAME WHICH TARGETS THEM WAS!  BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW "
How is Uncharted 2 a game meant for a Western audience? Last time I checked, good games are meant for everyone.
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#46 Posted by ErgoProxy77 (589 posts) -
@Atlas: I got a chance to play a demo of Bayonetta, and it really is different from the Devil May Cry games.  The combat is much more smooth and fluid, and the combo moves you pull of lead to over the top finisher style moves.  If I were you, I wouldn't rule Bayonetta out just yet.  
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#47 Posted by TwoOneFive (9786 posts) -
@Gump said:
" @Atlas: Don't like it? 
then don't play it. 


Problem solved.

I bet at least one of the Bayonetta haters here play those shitty Rock Band/Guitar Loser games.     
 
You know, maybe every discussion on this game should be prefaced by "it's the Devil May Cry that's not Devil May Cry." It was never meant to be anything else, it's never been described as anything else, and anyone that doesn't like Devil May Cry (specifically Devil May Cry) has no reason to even be made aware of its existence.     
 
On top of that, the demo was so fucking awesome. All right, fine. I'm buying it.  "
oh brother 
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#48 Posted by hakunin (471 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" @TeflonBilly said:
" @Delta_Ass said:
" And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke. "
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW  A GAME MEANT FOR A WESTERN AUDIENCE WASN'T RECEIVED AS WELL IN JAPAN AS A GAME WHICH TARGETS THEM WAS!  BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW "
How is Uncharted 2 a game meant for a Western audience? Last time I checked, good games are meant for everyone. "
And what constitutes a "good game" is a subjective opinion.

Do you actually believe that every single person on earth has the exact same tastes and preferences?
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#49 Posted by Intercryllic (121 posts) -

The japanese will give any game that includes white vuloptuous women doing sexy thing while vanquishing monsters. 
 
On the note of what someone previously said, Famitsu is a fucking joke.
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#50 Posted by LiquidPrince (16859 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" @Delta_Ass said:
"And they gave Uncharted 2 a 37, right?   I mean, Uncharted 2 isn't a perfect game... but Famitsu's a fucking joke."
Yeah, because Bayonetta couldn't possibly be better than Uncharted 2, right?

Right... Not even close...

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