When your game features a beautiful witch who dons a skin tight suit made entirely out of her hair, you damn well better feature a one hand control scheme for the lonely gamers out there who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome due to various repetitive actions I’ll refrain from mentioning here. Fortunately, Platinum Games is fulfilling every chronic “self-abusing” gamer’s wish with Bayonetta‘s Very Easy Automatic mode.
Very Easy Automatic mode does away with all the complex controls one would need to perform with both hands and lets players control Bayonetta with one hand. What players could do with that free hand is up to the individual. Personally, I’d eat a sandwich, but more adventurous types can do other activities with their free hand. Perhaps origami. Very Easy Automatic mode can be toggled on or off in the Very Easy and Easy difficulty levels, where complex controls like attacks, jump attacks, dodging and warps are controlled by the computer. And if players get bored doing their “activities” with their free hand, they can take back control of Bayonetta’s movement at any time. Platinum Games claims that this mode will appeal to a broader audience of casual gamers and amputees, but we all know what’s really going on here.
In other news, the collector’s edition will include a bottle of hand lotion and a pack of tissues.