Mothers, daughters, newbies and man babies now have the ability to enjoy Bayonetta thanks to the newly unveiled “Automatic” mode.
This QTE heavy mode isn’t just for sissies. Even veterans can use it to skip over difficult sections. And even though you can play one-handed as the character designer in the video demonstrated, you can still move about:
…even when you are in Automatic mode, you can still move and dodge under your own control as normal, if you so choose. This means you don’t have to play one handed like in the movie. You can weave in your own movement, kicks, and dodges, enjoying a battle packed with originality. You can consider Automatic mode to be a helping hand from an incredibly skilled expert in the game.
I think it’s a great option to include. And since you can toggle it on or off whenever you want, people will never get stuck at difficult points of the game.
Bayonetta is shipping January 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.