A Full-Blown Fairytale
We know Bayonetta as the sultry, sexy dual-pistol witch pulling off over-the-top combat moves. However, the new game in the series, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, is as different from those games as it can be. In contrast to the mature beat ’em up, this is closer to a children’s book made into a game.
In this game, you control two characters; Cereza and the Lost Demon named Cheshire. You actually control them both, at the same time too. Cheshire most useful in combat, while Cereza is used for puzzles and running around. The work in tandem while exploring the game.
Bayonetta Origins has a very clever narrative device. The narrator takes care of most of the character voices, as well as describes the events of the story. This enhances the storybook feel to the game.
As we mentioned, you will experience a lot of puzzles and combat throughout the game. Unfortunately, they both become entirely too repetitive. While Cereza has a handful of basic spells to use in exploration, they seem to be used all too often, ad nauseam. Combat is also repetitive, but there are more options. Many of the new options you pick up are entirely unnecessary though.
Bayonetta Origins on the surface is beautiful. The design and art direction are a departure from the previous games and better suit the fantastical elements. The gameplay is very creative, but in practice, it leaves much to be desired.
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