Like Ninja Gaiden, Bayonetta has a shockingly deep combat system. New combo strings seem to appear by magic, whipping out as easily as the titular character’s monster-hair bodysuit. Yes, you read that right. Where Ninja Gaiden was hard because it tested a player’s reflex, Bayonetta is hard because it constantly distracts players with an endless parade of increasingly bizarre situations. Blown kisses are bombs, hair is a weapon, angels have screaming baby faces, and the best place for guns is embedded in high-heel shoes. If you can concentrate on combos while taking all that in, more power to you.