Adding to what I posted yesterday, the Samus costume has the Super Metroid shooting sound effect when Bayonetta uses her arm cannon. The Link costume changes all currency to rupees, complete with rupee collecting sound effect. Also, opening treasure chests in the Link costume give you the same musical cue from Zelda.
There's also a Miiverse stamp with Bayonetta in the Viewtiful Joe style or...I guess the Wonderful 101 style now.
Post by Nester the Lark on Oct 28, 2014 14:08:59 GMT -5
Still waiting for my copy to come in the mail. (Hopefully soon!)
Bayonetta (and Jeanne and Rodin) was a hidden character in Wonderful 101. Plus, there are several W101 references at the beginning of the game. (Like the toy store Bayonetta is standing in front of.) And I saw a picture of the description of the Valiantium sword, and it mentions that it would one day be used by a group of heroes. (It's Wonder-Blue's sword in W101.) Makes me wonder if the games are canonically supposed to take place in the same universe, or if it's just a bunch of silly references.
I still plan on playing the second game first, even tho I've never played the original.
Originally, I was gonna play the second first too (second first...too...) but then decided against it since the first takes place around Halloween and the second starts up close to Christmas. Seems the natural progression anyways.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 1, 2014 19:46:53 GMT -5
Couple more Nintendo references I've noticed:
- Once I went into the shop, and Rodin made some comment about playing a new game where he had to sprinkle magic powder on a chicken. I think this is a reference to Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of Hideki Kamiya's favorite games.
- Just before the "Horse Climax" minigame (Chapter XII, I think?), there's an instructions card. In the upper-left corner, the title "Horse Climax" looks like the Excitebike logo.
I think I'm getting near the end of the story mode. I'll post some thoughts once I'm finished with the game.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 3, 2014 20:41:48 GMT -5
I finished the game a couple days ago. I'm still not terribly invested in the story or characters, although Bayonetta and Rodin had some funny lines.
I do like the actual gameplay, although my strategy boiled down to "mash punch and kick, dodge, mash punch and kick, dodge, mash punch and kick, etc," and that got me to the end of the game. I did apparently get much better at it by the end, though. On my first time playing through the first chapter, I got a combo score of about 49,000. When I replayed it after finishing the game, it was something like 680,000.
I only tried Tag Climax mode once, and I was losing halos against just the CPU, so I never bothered with it again. However, if any of you guys want to hook up in Tag Climax sometime, I'd be game.