We talked about (and argued, but it’s been lost to the archives) Halo 4 on the podcast but have yet to commit anything to digital ink, as it were. This is because Halo 4 felt like it deserved a bit more than a gut reaction to gameplay and graphics. This deserved some inspection into story and polish. 343 did not have it easy here, they were following in the footsteps of a highly vaunted developer in Bungie. This is the company that along with Epic lifted the XBox up into new heights. 343 had to come in and not just keep a series fresh, but make make it their own without pissing off legions of fans. Did they accomplish this task? You’ll have to read on.
We’re huge fans of all things Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish) and are incredibly happy to tell you that our prediction about their upcoming brawler Anarchy Reigns was 100% accurate. Yes, I’m convinced we’ve become the video game fortune tellers of the world wide web. Back in March of 2011 we stated that Bayonetta would more than likely make an appearance Platinum’s upcoming ode to violence, and we were totally right! Everyone’s favorite witch will appear along side a massive collection of combatants in a battle to the (violent) death. Let’s hope the wizards at Platinum can redefine arena combat the same way that they redefined the action brawler with Bayonetta. If you were hoping for a Bayonetta 2 announcement, don’t hold your breath. Platinum took over production on Metal Gear Solid: Rising and has yet to announce plans for Bayonetta’s proper return. How can you help Bayonetta 2 get made? Simple, purchase Metal Gear and Anarchy Reigns when they hit store shelves…. one day.