I haven’t actually played the game, so I’m making fun of it by reputation and based on the footage I’ve seen. I hope you’ll allow me this indiscretion. The games I played this weekend (Bob came in Pieces, and Majesty 2) did not present me with any obvious opportunities for humor.
A bit more about Ms. Bayonetta after the break. Mildly NSFW:
In the comic I mentioned that I don’t find her very attractive, which is a shame since finding her attractive seems to be about 50% of the game. I actually find her to be a little gross.
Back in 2006, I posted an anecdote about a time when I was tasked with building a female character and how it turned out looking like a man in drag because I didn’t know what I was doing.
Bayonetta actually looks (to my eye) like what I forged in my incompetence. (My model had a much bigger bust and slightly shorter legs, and a longer torso. (The long torso was what really killed my model.) Then again, at least I didn’t give her a tiny head!) So some of my distaste comes from seeing my own hackjob work reflected in Bayonetta.
To be fair, I really doubt Bayonetta’s form is a result of someone handing modeling work off to a programmer. I guess it’s a design decision. Someone on the thread at The Escapist mentioned that Bayonetta was designed by a woman, which makes her appearance even more perplexing. Is it parody? Was she making fun of men with her stick-bug female lead? The game seems to be making fun of the player, and itself, and maybe even the artists and almost certainly the people who funded it. There are so many layers of satire in here that it’s impossible to critique the thing without being accused of simply not getting the joke.
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