While I’m on the subject of Bayonetta, I thought I’d offer a couple of links about the game’s most talked-about aspect: its sexy lead character, Bayonetta herself.
- Bayonetta: Empowering or Exploitative? – Leigh Alexander, intelligentsiess par excellence, gives a girl gamer’s view on Bayonetta.
- Penny Arcade – His Most Recent Superpower – Tycho’s take on Bayonetta, which hipped me to Leigh Alexander’s article.
- On the Ball: Pimping Bayonetta – how Bayonetta differs from almost every other sexy videogame heroine out there – and how Sega’s marketing is missing the point.
- William Huber’s Response – a dissenting view on the presentation of the sexy female lead, on the grounds that the only thing that lifts a character above objectification is character, which, in the author’s opinion, Bayonetta has little of. (Added 8:50AM 28 Jan 10)