This is one of the best games, of its genre, I've ever had the pleasure of playing.  It delivers on so many levels I've had a hard time explaining how good it is to my friends without stumbling over which aspect to talk about first.  It's obvious that Kamiya and company took a lot of time to really pay attention to even the smallest details.  I can't recommend this game enough to any and all fans of action games.  I could see why some of the elements might not appeal to a western audience, but I'll take Bayonetta's soundtrack over DMC's awful *** metal soundtrack any day of the week.  Hiro's additions to the soundtrack alone make it full of win.  If not for the ps3 version's excessive loading I would score this game a perfect 10.  On that note, if you have any patience at all the loading isn't a deal breaker.