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  • Summary: Bayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves areBayonetta is a cinematic and stylish action game from the creative mind of Hideki Kamiya. As a gun-wielding witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals, Bayonetta faces-off against countless enemies in a game of 100% pure all-out action. Outlandish finishing moves are performed with acrobatic grace as Bayonetta flows from one fight to another. Bayonetta pushes the limits of the action genre with magnificent over-the-top action and fast-paced, dynamic climax combat. Expand

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
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  1. Apr 21, 2017
    100
    This PC release brings with it a gorgeous graphic update, with smooth 60fps and 4K visuals you can see every detail the development team created for you. This is truly the definitive edition of this game, and one that you have to pick up if you are a PC gamer, whether you played Bayonetta when it launched originally or not. Bayonetta is a great hack and slash that takes what works in other games and adds its own unique flair and style, which pays off handsomely.
  2. CD-Action
    Jun 7, 2017
    95
    Despite the fact that the original was released seven years ago, Bayonetta is one of this year’s most important PC games. In its field it’s still unbeatable and the port leaves very little to be desired. [06/2017, p.48]
  3. Apr 12, 2017
    92
    It took a long time for the Umbra Witch to climax on PC but after seven years she finally arrived. And she didn’t miss a beat. This was and still is a first class action-adventure full of creativity, adrenaline fueled battles and sassiness beyond belief. And unlike Nier Automata this is a decent, albeit option lacking PC port.
  4. Apr 12, 2017
    90
    Even if its story falls into many amnesia tropes and the graphics are a bit dated, the innovative and enthralling gameplay coupled with its over-the-top-nature make Bayonetta a wild ride that you won't ever want to get off. Sega has mentioned that they want to do more PC ports in the future and, if they are done as well as Bayonetta, I can't wait to see what they bring over next.
  5. Apr 14, 2017
    90
    I’m not really surprised that Bayonetta holds up, but I am surprised that it holds up this damn well, and handily one-ups most games that are coming out these days. To me, this is still one of the gaming’s landmark achievements, and now, it’s better than ever.
  6. Apr 17, 2017
    88
    If we're talking about gameplay, the first Bayonetta is still a masterpiece in the action genre, surpassed only by its direct sequel. Such a game deserved an excellent port, and SEGA delivered with a flawless product, exquisitely solid even on low-end configurations.
  7. Apr 13, 2017
    79
    A masterpiece - when it is a true masterpiece - never gets old.

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  2. Negative: 10 out of 102
  1. Oct 14, 2021
    10
    Just loved, the action at every stage brought some devil may cry memories in a funny way
  2. Apr 18, 2017
    10
    Best non-BotW game to come out this year, it's just awesome, it runs well even on my **** laptop and it looks **** great too, buy it, goodBest non-BotW game to come out this year, it's just awesome, it runs well even on my **** laptop and it looks **** great too, buy it, good pro-consumer practices here. Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2017
    10
    This action masterpiece is finally on PC! I'm happy to report that this version of the game is fantastic, tons of options, runs excellentlyThis action masterpiece is finally on PC! I'm happy to report that this version of the game is fantastic, tons of options, runs excellently even at 4K and beyond, and it runs well on older hardware. The game itself is incredibly enjoyable, with virtually perfect controls, stunning art direction and it doesn't take itself too seriously which was a breath of fresh air during its original 2010 release on Xbox 360 (and a terrible PS3 version, then a Wii U version in 2014!). The price on Steam as of this review is $19.99/£14.99, and I'd say it's definitely worth it at that price, or you could wait for a sale if you prefer, but definitely check this game out at some point, especially if you are a fan of hack and slash games, as this is a stellar example of one. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2017
    9
    Great PC port of a great game, the only real downfall of Bayonetta 1's it's story, the game itself's fantastic though and for the price you'reGreat PC port of a great game, the only real downfall of Bayonetta 1's it's story, the game itself's fantastic though and for the price you're getting a lot of game.

    9/10 not perfect but pretty close.
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  5. Jul 25, 2020
    8
    A powerful, frenetic and stylish game that has impactful action and ridiculous characters. The strange but quintessentially Japanese BDSMA powerful, frenetic and stylish game that has impactful action and ridiculous characters. The strange but quintessentially Japanese BDSM themes and cheaply enticing lewd imagery made me cringe as an adult man but the base gameplay is satisfactory compensation.

    The arcade-style level structure and variance (several are rail shooter or Space Harrier style; you play an arcade shooter for a bonus at the end of each mission) keep the game lively and prevent action fatigue. Satisfying, huge-scale boss fights make you feel legitimately powerful and crowd-controlling common enemies looks incredible and feels weighty.

    My only complaint with this game is the difficulty options. Unbeknownst to me when I started my playthrough, "normal" is the highest difficulty level, and I started to feel that toward the final chapters. Since "normal" demanded good combat performance and extensive exploration for items, I always felt like I was treading water - I typically earned barely enough currency to purchase the maximum possible amount of healing items between missions, almost all of which I typically needed to survive the missions, and never saved up or earned enough to purchase quality combat upgrades or bonus items which would have improved my experience. When I finally switched to "easy," the actual medium difficulty, I murdered the final boss. The "easy" difficulty also turns almost every button press into a tremendous, high-damage combo, and makes the game feel cheap and showy rather than rewarding. In other words, normal was hard enough to make me feel like I wasn't getting to experience all the game had to offer because I scraped by, and easy made the game feel cheap and unmotivating.

    All told, with the exception of some very short window QTEs that can break the immersion if you miss them, the action was amazing and the gameplay exciting. For a casual or impatient gamer, though, normal may be too challenging, but easy too cake-walky.
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  6. Aug 8, 2017
    8
    como juego es jodidamente divertido de esto no hay duda su dificultad es la justa y suficiente
    es un gran juego que no creo que le falte nada
    como juego es jodidamente divertido de esto no hay duda su dificultad es la justa y suficiente
    es un gran juego que no creo que le falte nada es un gran juego eso no lo negare jamas su historia puede no ser tan buena es mas me parece muy floja y predecible exceptuando partes puntuales que son giros que no me esperaban y entonces porque le doy un 8 porque bayonetta me parece un mal personaje sera divertido y carismático pero sexualizado y es algo que me nubla la mente y no me deja reseñar el juego de forma correcta quizá si hubieran mas mujeres independientes y fuertes en el medio pero simplemente no puedo dejar pasar esto que quede claro es un gran juego muy divertido pero si buscas un juego con historia profunda y un personaje femenino no sexualizado quiza debas buscar otros juegos
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  7. Dec 7, 2020
    0
    One of the best Hack and Slash One of the best games. Game game more than 63 hours and I will play more + version Big difference on the copyOne of the best Hack and Slash One of the best games. Game game more than 63 hours and I will play more + version Big difference on the copy of Playstation 3 was fun but slow and FPS less. The variety of the meat is very excellent and comb is very hard to master but if you have mastered you will be fun . best Platinum Games ever
    The enemies are different and fight them in different ways, some with the sword, some with the gun and some with the blue and red lightning weapon, fighting with a sword is beautiful close to devil may cry , is seem creator Hideki Kamiya
    The Game is 10/10 (Unfortunately exclusive games on Nintendo devices : you mast buy the Nintendo S to play Beyonetta 2 and Soon 3 . {Soundtracks is best to it is Legendary Soundtracks
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