Yeah, this is great.
Late to the party
It’s not as exciting as it could be because I’ve already played God Hand, Transformers, Korra, and Revengeance, so I’ve seen this stuff before. I still like all the enemies and mechanics here so I expect to be playing this for a while. The movelist during the loading screens really drives home the dial-a-combo options so I don’t want to just button mash like I do in their other games. That system always seemed so pointless to me in other Platinum games, including Nier: Automata, but Bayonetta gives it greater focus.
I was also super confused about the dodge timing at first. You can dodge as you’re taking damage in Transformers and still avoid it. It’s super satisfying, but it didn’t work in this game. Then I realized you have to unlock it. That’s the bat form I remember seeing in gameplay videos. Now I’m ready.