I’m hoping that the people of Bayonetta will push Bayonetta 2 for an all console game (Wii U, PS3/4?, XBOX360)
Cause like come on lets face not, not everyone buys a fucking wii, when it gets down to it, the two mainly used consoles are the Playstation and XBOX
And if it’s only a WII U exclusive,…
I don’t understand what’s so difficult to understand about the Bayonetta 2 situation. Bayonetta 2 will not be seen on a console outside of Wii U. —->Bayonetta 2 would not exist if it wasn’t for Nintendo.<—- Nintendo paid to get it made when everyone else passed on it. Nintendo is it’s publisher. Only Nintendo has the rights to have this game on it’s system, and Nintendo is pretty well known for keeping things they themselves pay for all to themselves.
As for watering down the game, I don’t imagine so, it sounds like Platinum games has plenty of leeway with it. There’s a reason games get ESRB ratings, just because most of Nintendo’s games are rated E doesn’t mean they don’t get hardcore games. Have you ever played No More Heroes, that was pretty gorey and really pervy, it was not E for everyone.
Bayonetta is about a woman with full agency over her sexuality, kicking ass in unstoppable ways, is constantly the rescuer and not the rescuee, and it’s a narrative dominated by female characters, female interaction, and female rivalry. Where Bayonetta is the sexualised one, her foil Jeanne is the classy one, so there’s even a variety of how a woman can be empowered by her own sexual identity. The male lead in the game is the resident damsel in distress and even he gets to be pro-active at times despite how he is also occasionally saved by a five-year-old girl.
Bayonetta’s sexuality exists for herself. She’s basking in her own female pleasure like a cat in a sunbeam. This is amazing. Hideki Kamiya argues that if he didn’t give the character’s identity that extreme sexual agency, she’d just be a generic male protagonist with tits. He wanted the protagonist to be fully and undeniably a woman, and a woman that kicks ass in all the ridiculous ways a man can in any other game.
Everything about the game, from the battle system to the music to the style, is girly girl girl and this is treated as uncompromisingly powerful and invincible. It’s treating the feminine as a strength. Bayonetta is treated as a flagrant idealised power fantasy for women in how most action games are power fantasies for men. Even her titillating fanservicey moves was made by the developers with the “fanservice” being a bonus—they wanted the hair-bodysuit to be a functional mechanic first and foremost. The fact that it leaves the heroine mostly naked in some of her super finishers is nothing but icing on the cake. The creator also is on record publicly reviling that hentai doujinshi exists of Bayonetta, feeling that it ruins the point of her character. While it’s a bit ridiculous to expect any sort of class from the porn doujin circles, that stuck with me.
Put on top of how it’s just a REALLY GOOD GAME and one of the most fun things I’ve ever played and re-played, it’s basically the thesis of the exact sort of game the industry is claiming won’t ever sell.
Not to say that Bayonetta is above criticism, but if you are dismissing the game because it’s shamelessly fanservicey (in the same way that it’s shamelessly campy, shamelessly fun, shamelessly over the top motherfucking INSANE) and never actually played it… wow you are missing out. It’s not a shallow, vapid sexist mess. It’s the exact opposite.