In today's very special episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Aikage warns of a very dangerous message lurking in the otherwise pure and innocent Bayonetta.
What are we teaching our children?
Oh my goodness I can hardly believe it! As I'm a monogamous gamer, I will only play or make comments on one game, and so you may know that I've been playing Bayonetta. I was playing this morning and fighting a big boss (and losing horribly because my reflexes are like a 98 year old man with Parkinson's). Eventually I managed to rip off both dragon heads and turn my hair into a raven which poked a hole through the remaining upside down head bit. Some witty dialogue ensued (oh that Bayonetta is so cheeky!) and then. and THEN.
She threw her lollipop stick on the ground.
Imagine if my children were watching! They would learn that it is OK to litter. There's a $500 fine if you're caught littering in NY. I suggest that we all email Platinum Games and demand that an ECOGREEN version of the game be made where Bayonetta picks up the stick and apologizes. Then turns it into a shuriken that can cut off some angel wings.
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