Stolen Pixels #185: Bayonetta

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Stolen Pixels #185: Bayonetta

The Bayonetta camera would never work with other characters.

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Amazing comic Shamus, brilliant start to the day for me

You're not alone, Shamus. I'm also a big fan of Tali.

What do you think of the gameplay? That's what I want to hear your opinion on.

The camera...yeah...It'd work great in Dead or Alive!

Very funny.

That's silly but it's true and Tali is just awesome.

Good times. Bayonetta is almost parodistic in nature and it's that unabashed tongue-in-cheek innuendo-based humor that makes it so much fun to play through. It's like the game's constantly poking fun at you for playing it and trying to embarrass you in the process. I love the fact that Bayonetta the character is so unapologetic-ally "girly" with all her butterflies and rose petals, and coupled with the fact that she was designed by a girl to begin with makes everything so much more satisfying.

Kamiya is a hilarious game director, and if you think of the cinematography in games like Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe, he uses the camera to highlight the aesthetic of the games themselves... which is what makes Bayonetta's camera angles so hilarious in nature.

I hope you continue to use Bayonetta as SP fodder, there's so much material in that game. Like how every other line is either "Bayonetta..." or "Bayonetta!" or even "BAYONEEEETTAAAA!!!"

Now, now, wasn't that cheeky?
:P surprisingly fun game of '10
It's just so darn over-the-top!

*giggle*

Yes. Tali is better. Her suit is snug in all the right places.

The last picture was freaking hilarious!

Jack Skellington?. More like Sarah Palin.

Its so true too...takes every opportunity to show all cracks and crevices, lol.

Last picture made me giggle XD

People are already jumping on the I-love-Tali-too bandwagon but I'm not sure that wasn't part of the joke too. In one sentence he says "call me a traditionalist" and the next one he is drooling over a two-toed girl, with god knows what beneath that helmet. But perhaps I'm just being blunt and missing something as per usual.

Anyway, another great comic Shamus.

I've not played Bayonetta myself, but from the numerous things on the internet about it, I've certainly got the idea that it's so far off the wall that trying to extract any single thing from it just doesn't work. Like camera angles, and how it manages to top its own levels of ridiculousness every 5 minutes, or how they've over-engineered Bayonetta herself way too much.

Ah, how I love the aspect of laughing at things when they are pulled out of their context.

Judging by how popular Tali is, she's a good example of how you can make a very likeable character even when they have no face (shown). Good characterisation at work there. It's also at work with most of the other characters Bioware has created over the years, even managing to make some that people can have very polar opposite views of. Though, more importantly, it actually seems like that was the intention in those cases.

Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Loop Stricken:
Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Your Tali sense was tingling too?

Heh I wonder how long Shamus spent setting up that last shot.
It's probably best not to take Bayonetta seriously from what i've heard/seen.

"creepy japanese oogling sim"

I didn't know you could play the "sum up a game in a sentence" game so well, Shamus ;)

it's not as bad as ps3 jiggle-motion

i quite enjoyed bayonetta once i actually became good at it. it was an absolute chore to begin with. the costume changing option is....compelling

Bayonetta totally lost me at "Catsuit made of body hair". Yuck. :P

I too completely fail to see the attraction of Bayonetta. All I see when I look at her face is Sarah Palin, and that is quite a turnoff.

Joe Deadman:

Loop Stricken:
Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Your Tali sense was tingling too?

The_root_of_all_evil:

Joe Deadman:

Loop Stricken:
Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Your Tali sense was tingling too?

Made me lol, that one. (and brought back memories... damnit why isn't wrex a team member in Mass Effect 2? Grunt is such an annoying brat)

Comic was hilarious, the last pic made me laugh.
I don't really know much about Bayonetta, because I don't have a console.

And I won't jump on the Tali wandbagon, because I don't think she's that good looking/likeable. Maybe I'm just a soulless bastard.

Daystar Clarion:
Yes. Tali is better. Her suit is snug in all the right places.

You know she can hear you.

Mr.Tea:

Daystar Clarion:
Yes. Tali is better. Her suit is snug in all the right places.

You know she can hear you.

Ultra Teamwork Finish

BlueInkAlchemist:
You're not alone, Shamus. I'm also a big fan of Tali.

SnootyEnglishman:
That's silly but it's true and Tali is just awesome.

Daystar Clarion:
Yes. Tali is better. Her suit is snug in all the right places.

Loop Stricken:
Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Joe Deadman:

Loop Stricken:
Did somebody mention Tali? Because I think I heard somebody mention Tali.

Your Tali sense was tingling too?

My Tali-loving brothers- Hail!!

Not really sure about her characterization, but I've always liked Tali for the fact her face isn't defined by the uncanny valley-tastic UE3 graphics and her voice... which gives me a permanent mental image of Mission Vao faking a Russian accent.

Doesn't Bat-Man:Arkham Asylum's camera do that with Bat-Man...as in every time that you go to start up the game? Boot it up now to see what I mean.

This kind of makes me wonder what if the female characters in The Simpsons' bodies were used for the sake of humor in the same way. "Oh look. Marge's pants are down again for some reason. That's so hilarious that I think that they'll never top that 'joke'no matter how long the show runs. That's why I'll never watch it again."

Hey,I can indulge in empty speculation,too,right?

Ok i totally feel better now that im not the only one who chose Tali over the other 'human' women. XD

At first, I read that as Taki and nodded my head in agreement.

That is, until I realized you meant the freaking mutant from Mass Effect.

Heresay...

FUNNEEZ!

and i like tali too. it's probably because you only know her basic figure, meaning that her features are up to you.

SirBryghtside:
I don't know why people find her attractive - I always assumed it was her British accent.

It's a British accent!? Is that what that is?
For half the game I thought she was from the 'Gerry Anderson Stingray Nebula', with her voice sounding all aquatic 'n' stuff....

Yeah, I like Tali too. Especially her voice and accent.

And the comic: Great stuff.

Eerors:

SirBryghtside:
I don't know why people find her attractive - I always assumed it was her British accent.

It's a British accent!? Is that what that is?
For half the game I thought she was from the 'Gerry Anderson Stingray Nebula', with her voice sounding all aquatic 'n' stuff....

I'm pretty sure her accent is ment to be Slavic, or at the very least eastern european. I found one forum post that said it had a distinctive Russian/Ukranian ring to it.

Scrythe:
At first, I read that as Taki and nodded my head in agreement.

That is, until I realized you meant the freaking mutant from Mass Effect.

Heresay...

or....

http://cerberus-network.xf.cz/web/tali_cz_big.jpg

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