All PS3 owners know that Sony updates the PlayStation Store every Thursday – or at least, they all should know that – and some weeks are more interesting than others.

This week is especially loaded down with appealing…erm…downloads. Okay, that sentence didn't work but that's only because I'm excited to finally be able to sample Bayonetta ; the demo is now available for North American gamers. It has been up on the Japanese Store for quite some time so many of you have already sampled it, but for those of us who haven't had the time and don't have a JPN account, we'll be pouncing now. Furthermore, Call of Duty Classic is now up there for $14.99, you can download the latest Qore episode, and PS1 classics Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Command & Conquer: Red Alert Retailiation are available for the standard price of $5.99. Oh, and both LittleBigPlanet and Fight Night Round 4 each get a horde of new content, so if you're a fan of either (or both), you'll definitely want to log on and check things out. I suppose you can also try out demos for Fairytale Fights and Guitar Hero: Van Halen but we all have to admit that Bayonetta owns this week.

And all personal feeling aside, I point you in the direction of EDGE's 10 out of 10 review for Bayonetta , where they say the game "slaps Dante, Kratos and every other hero back to the drawing board." …if it wasn't for such a bold statement, I'd never point you in their direction but whatever. Look for Ben's hands-on preview of the demo in question, which should show up soon.

Related Game(s): Bayonetta

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eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

lol. "bayonetta sexes up psn" :P. im getting red alert! i loved that game. 😀 they should put monster rancher on psn. i loved that game. i loved switching discs so i can get new monsters. lol

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

+1 for the Monster Rancher request. I would love to see that game on the PSN, I just wonder how they would work in the switch disc function.

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

i raised my eyebrow at the headline… "sexed up". well bayonetta spiced up the number of excellent demos that are available. after playing the demo, all i gotta say is this: i'm buying this on day one. there's just something 'satisfying' about torturing enemies to death with iron maiden torture attacks and having a bigass dragon munch on huge enemies like chew toys. i also like how bayonetta can shoot everything around her like a madwoman and the matrix-esque witch time never gets tiring. crazy-nonsense-insanity-ridiculousness ftw!!!

Guest
Guest
11 years ago

I'm STILL having trouble with her appearance in Bayonetta, I mean, GEEZ… she looks like a whacked-out, physically-distorted "Palin".

Dante was bad-ass when Devil May Cry first came out.

I would DEFINITELY be more interested if she looked more like Lisa Ann from "Nailin' Palin"!!

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

i looked at a comparison between her and palin and they look nothing alike. palin has a bigger jaw, like if it was swollen. another comparison is that bayonetta has class/style, whereas palin just has wrinkles. 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

glasses always throw people off.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Is the Bayonetta demo the one that Sony corrected for Sega?

Oxvial
Oxvial
11 years ago

hope not I still see the same problems.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Played the demo, hated the cutscenes but i saw no issues…with the visuals anyway


Last edited by karneli lll on 12/4/2009 6:59:25 AM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

i agree the visuals looked fine it played pretty smooth, but the cut scenes ugh!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Can anyone tell me what the songs in the Van Halen demo are, please? I don't plan to buy the game and we Canadians couldn't take advantage of the giveaway. I just want to know what the songs are so I can decide whether to download it or not.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Apparently, the Van Halen demo was listed prematurely. It might be in a future update.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

10/10 from EDGE?

Crap, the game must be a lot better than the people here thought. Because EDGE are always very critical!

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

If memory serves, Edge online gave both Killzone 2 and Dead Space a score of 7. I have not trusted their reviews since, seeing as their definition of quality is clearly far removed from mine.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Lol. edge is probably sick of fps. 😛

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

…but then again dead space isn't a fps is it?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That score worries me, it screams inconsistency and un-trustworthiness.

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

"EDGE's 10 out of 10 review for Bayonetta"
Ha, knew this game would be good

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

What was the "horde" of stuff for LBP? I only saw one new costume.

___________
___________
11 years ago

nice sonys FINALLY! starting to heat it up with the PS1 classics and demos.
bayonetta today, next week dantes inferno and there is suppose to be a GT5 demo coming late december.
about bloody time sony got some decent PS1 titles on the PSN store, but of course there US exclusive.
as usual europe gets the finger………. AGAIN!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'll check it out, but I'm still fairly certain Kratos would bi*** slap her all the way across the street.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I'm glad some1 said it.

sonic1899
sonic1899
11 years ago

well its not needed

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

If anyone would it be Kratos. C'mon he killed his own family!

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Yeah, World, that was the one comment from the review that seemed… well… just wrong. It is probably in there just to get the review noticed and get hits.

As good as Bayonetta is, it is just a reskinned Devil May Cry… probably containing all of Kamiya's ideas for what he would have done for DMC 4 if he were still at Capcom.

The Doom
The Doom
11 years ago

as much as i like kratos, i seriously doubt she'll go down if he just slapped her. she's not gonna stand there and go "hey bigboy, give me a good 'ol pat on the cheek :D" and take it. she'd either dodge it, parry it, or do that slow-down time thing. she's also faster than him. i'm not saying that she'd beat the dude, but if they did fight, don't think she'll go down like a common enemy. same goes for dante, ninja gaiden, and the guy from darksiders


Last edited by The Doom on 12/4/2009 11:09:52 AM

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

Well this is a good week since im a huge fan of LBP and Bayonetta is on my pre-order list ^_^ thank you being known as "John Shepard" for hitting me with the news! Now I've defenitley gotta get my PS3 to a web connection ^_^

King James
King James
11 years ago

I'm gonna download that demo right now.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Just play the Demo…Wow…I'm impressed. And a lil' sadden too. My Darksiders/Bayonetta decision just got harder.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oh and John Shepard said "sexes"

Hehe

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Bayonetta reminds me of a girl I use to know, and she was also not that sexy but knew a few good moves that more than made up for it 😉 perhaps she was a real life Bayonetta.

___________
___________
11 years ago

this proves what i said the other week.
SCEE honestly believe all european PS3 owners are kids.
otherwise why are they constantly releasing kids games?
today the US got resident evil 3, and what did we get?
PETER PAN: ADVENTURES IN NEVERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
one week, 2 weeks i could understand.
but its been like 4 weeks in a row for christs sake.
ive got a zombie massacre itch too.

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

I'm shocked by all of the positive Bayonetta reviews.

Maybe I mistakenly downloaded the wrong demo, because I don't think I was playing the same game.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

It just goes to show how low reviewers' and gamers' expectations have gone.


Last edited by karneli lll on 12/4/2009 5:06:58 PM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

I was not in the least bit interested in Beyonetta as it's the same guy making the same game i wasn't into before but, downloaded it anyway.

It's surprisingly slick and full of creativity, i always wonder why the most imaginative games seem to only come out of Japan.

It's mega OTT and Beyonetta is one bad mamma if not an absolute mental….that taunt button is hilarious.

Definitely better than DMC but, still near enough the same.

Still not interested and don't agree with the praise (at least from the demo, graphics and camera alone bring it down) but, i don't mind it in the industry at all, infact i would welcome it.

Just thought i'd say how it surprised me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Japanese games are always more creative and have better stories, not sure why. They just are more imaginative and tend to stick to all the bothersome plot points and stereotypes a bit less than the west.

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

In previous generations, I agree. Nearly all my games were from Japanese studios. This generation, surprisingly, most of my games are from American/Western developers. And it's no secret that they are realizing this, and they are seeing the need to cater to the international audiences.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

and if they do, this gens games will be worst ever.

As World said, it just so happens Japan turns out a lot of creativity and it hasn't gone away. We just don't see em as often due to publishers looking for money, not quality.

I mean, no Demon's Souls in Europe….wtf?

I hate to say it but, our homelands are not winning, they're plaguing the industry with repeats and money thoughts. This don't apply to all of course, just some *cough* Activision *cough*.

Im just hoping so much that things turn around and i praise Sony for their belief in the more artistic and the innovative.

I hate the fact i don't buy games as often anymore because of all this. A hardcore gamer shouldn't say that :S


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 12/4/2009 7:20:53 PM

Aftab
Aftab
11 years ago

Understood. But many say Demon Soul's is more of Western stylized RPG, like Oblivion (a game I couldn't play for the reasons you mentioned), than a JRPG, and it did alright, no?

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Yes it is more western than traditional eastern.

But, name a game like Demon's Souls…you can't. It's incredibly unique and has nothing like it before it. It's what the west should of made! But, instead, the east came and shown us how it's done.

If you can name a game like Demon's Souls…you will probably be naming another eastern one like Kings Field…which ironically is from the same team.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

While I generally agree with World, "always" is a massive overstatement. I think Aftab's statements are more accurate.

However, while Japanese developers show more creativity when it comes to storytelling and art design, they show almost no creativity when it comes to gameplay, at least lately. Most of those teams have been making the same game (with meaningless gimmicky changes) for the last decade or more.

Meanwhile Western developers are trying to advance the medium.

Exceptions include Team ICO and (thanks to Ryan Payton) Kojima Productions.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 12/5/2009 5:33:55 PM

www
www
11 years ago

Will download. I have all three accounts. Yea I coulda downloaded on the JP store before, I know, just didn't feel like it. I'll try hard to download from the NA store today, MW2 & FIFA 10 keep my internet busy, no time for downloading.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

Maybe it's just me, but I've found EDGE's reviews to favor 360 games. It would only make sense that they make such a claim against God of War.

Personally I don't have much interest in this game.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

No, it's no you. I agree with you that EDGE is somewhat pro-360. They will claim they aren't but I can see through their lies.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

They're complete weasels! I was reading metacritic reviews, and particularly on AAA PS3 exclusives, they gave awful reviews. They essentially gave Little Big Planet a 10 so they could save their asses from the angry masses.

iceman018
iceman018
11 years ago

Nynja your not the only one.

Buckeyestar
Buckeyestar
11 years ago

Bayonetta was one of those "wait and see" games for me. Not anymore. I downloaded the demo and love it! Just like with Arkham Asylum, I wouldn't have given it a shot without the demo. Now it's a day one purchase for me. Can't wait for the Dante's Inferno demo next week, hopefully there'll be a Darksiders demo too. That's the third "wait and see" game on my list.


Last edited by Buckeyestar on 12/4/2009 10:56:20 AM

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

pause, quit demon's souls, login to PSN store, downloading Bayonetta demo, log back into Demon's souls while downloading… ;D

piratedrunk
piratedrunk
11 years ago

I really enjoyed the demo I think I'm going to have to pick this one up

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

i just played the bayonetta demo and honestly its smooth but nothing great, then again its just a demo so hear me out! it was fun and flashy dont get me wrong and sega did a good job. But, and the big but is the character and movement is too fast meaning when im watching on screen i dont know if im taking damage (obviously the damage bar moves) or if im striking. Thats only irritating to me because the character does not feel weighted at all by movements or anything and why i hate that is because i feel like i can lose control. I know its probably not a big issue to anyone else but i need that feeling of control. For Edge to say "slaps Dante, Kratos and every other hero back to the drawing board." is rediclous in my eyes.

The demo was fun and when i finished it yeah i said to myself "that was actually fun" meaning it was beter than i thought. But is it GOW worthy i think not, maybe devil may cry since they both have guns ;). the game will most likely be good and probably worth the money the demo proved that. I just dont like looking at a bunch of flashy colors and balls of blur when im attacking lol. minor concern.


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 12/4/2009 5:39:03 PM