When it comes to having a recurring theme for battles in a videogame, you need to make sure that said theme is catchy. Since the player is going to be listening to it on a regular basis, it’s important that it doesn’t drive them crazy because it’s repetitive or boring or just bad. The people that made this song clearly knew this, which is why it’s so good.
The moment I got into my first fight in Bayonetta 2 and heard this track, I fell in love with it almost immediately. For starters, I’ve always had an affinity for lyrical music in videogames. Hard to explain why; I just find myself grinning with glee whenever it happens.
Secondly, it perfectly fits the game’s overall aesthetic – actually, no, it fits Bayonetta’s aesthetic. It’s classy, confident, playful – it perfectly matches her character. It helps that the lyrics are clearly tailored to her as well; it’s meant to be Bayonetta singing this (oh God, now I want to actually see Bayonetta singing whilst beating the shit out of angels).
Bayonetta is usually portrayed as being something of an invincible hero in the cutscenes. With this song backing you up, it makes you feel invincible, even when facing hoards of enemies. And, if you’re like me, you’ll be singing along as you slash, shoot and torture your way through angels and demons alike.
While I did enjoy playing the first game, I don’t think it really resonated with me like it did with so many others. The second this song started playing in the sequel, I knew that I was in for a fun time and it’s one of the many reasons why I love Bayonetta 2 so much.