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  • Summary: In this climatic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Brimming with epic, gorgeous cut scenes and battles that are more exhilarating than ever, this game never lets up on the action. Fight on top of a jetIn this climatic sequel to the critically acclaimed Bayonetta action game, players will be on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Brimming with epic, gorgeous cut scenes and battles that are more exhilarating than ever, this game never lets up on the action. Fight on top of a jet as it soars through a downtown city. Duke it out against a giant angel, who bears a whip for an arm, on top of a speeding train. And take to the skies in a fight against a demonic monster while ascending to the top of a skyscraper. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 80
  2. Negative: 0 out of 80
  1. Dec 5, 2014
    100
    A more focused, more vibrant game that surpasses its predecessor and establishes itself as the best game on the Wii U and as the newest masterpiece of the genre.
  2. Oct 6, 2014
    100
    Sega's loss is Nintendo's gain: Bayonetta, twirling away from a gigantic demon's maw and smacking the highest choir of angels on the nose, has just given Wii U its first true classic. [Nov 2014, p.100]
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    100
    The sheer polish applied to every part of Bayonetta 2 is something every major studio should aspire to: the exceptional and wide-ranging soundtrack, the huge number of unlocks, the Nintendo easter eggs, the “making of” materials, and the unlockable characters that bring their own style. Not a single thing has been held back. In this second adventure, Bayonetta over-delivers in every regard, and it will be a long time before another fighting game threatens her crown.
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    90
    Bayonetta 2's biggest disappointment may be that it's an iterative sequel, but it's not such a problem when it's iterating on genius.
  5. Nov 5, 2014
    90
    Bayonetta 2 is a silky smooth and highly-entertaining brawler that all Wii U owners should have in their collections.
  6. Oct 13, 2014
    90
    Bayonetta 2 is the high-flying return of everyone's favorite Umbra Witch. Platinum Games pushes to the Wii U to its limit with fast action, magnificent vistas, and huge bosses. The addition of the original Bayonetta just pushes the entire package over the top. If you're a Devil May Cry fan, this is a must-buy.
  7. 60
    Over the top yet unimaginative. At least the fights are dynamic and the game itself can be a breath of fresh air, considering what else is available on the Wii U. [Issue#245]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 123
  1. Nov 30, 2014
    10
    Zombiu, Mario Kart 8 and now, Bayonetta 2 comes to love more and more my Wii U console. A master piece from the japanese programing. It isZombiu, Mario Kart 8 and now, Bayonetta 2 comes to love more and more my Wii U console. A master piece from the japanese programing. It is like the good days of the first Devil May Cry or Resident evil, when the japanese games are the best. Cereza is incredible, very funny and excesive. The graphics are awesome and the music too. This is a great reason for buy one Wii U. Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2014
    10
    For me it's the best hack and slash ever, better than DMC, god of war or ninja gaiden, as simple as that. And in my opinion it's the best game of 2014
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    Perfect. The game is extremely fun to play and must by for any Bayonetta fan, or fan of this kind of games. Graphics are awesome and the gamePerfect. The game is extremely fun to play and must by for any Bayonetta fan, or fan of this kind of games. Graphics are awesome and the game runs 60 FPS, which makes is look good. Voice acting is nice and the soundtrack is what you can expect from Bayonetta game. If you have Wii U, you should pick this game up and check the first one too, maybe before Bayonetta 2, if you haven't played it yet! Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    Excellent game loaded with content. Improves upon the first Bayo and even comes with it for free! Non-stop action and Bayonetta is one sexy,Excellent game loaded with content. Improves upon the first Bayo and even comes with it for free! Non-stop action and Bayonetta is one sexy, classy lady! Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    One of the best games I've played in a very long time, truly a masterpiece. This game constantly challenges you in a fun way and keeps thingsOne of the best games I've played in a very long time, truly a masterpiece. This game constantly challenges you in a fun way and keeps things fresh every moment of the way, nothing in this game ever felt tedious or repetitive to me. This game is every Bayonetta fan's wet dream. Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2014
    10
    Insane action? Check
    Powerful gorgeous sexy leading woman character? Check
    Funny moments? Check Good audio to make your woofers and subs
    Insane action? Check
    Powerful gorgeous sexy leading woman character? Check
    Funny moments? Check
    Good audio to make your woofers and subs work? Check
    High framerate? Check
    Varied environments with varied gameplay? Check
    Star Fox? Check
    Colorful? Check
    Free Bayonetta 1 superior port? Check
    Big bosses? Check
    Very big bosses? Check
    Stupid enormous big insane bosses? Check

    Man, the only thing I don't like is the lack of Anti Aliasing, but that's Platinum trademark since Kamiya himself hates Anti Aliasing. And since it's an action game, the jaggies aren't so bad when the game is in movement. Just don't expect great screenshots. The game is better in movement. Great game. Just... great.

    Spent my entire night playing and every time I played and felt I was better at it, the game challenged me even more.
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  7. Oct 29, 2014
    0
    Yet another insanely over rated Nintendo game, if this was on a different console it would be getting poor reviews. It's like all neck beardsYet another insanely over rated Nintendo game, if this was on a different console it would be getting poor reviews. It's like all neck beards personal fantasy, they get to play as a barely dressed girl who shoots guns. Madness. Expand

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