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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
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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.
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    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 50
  2. Negative: 6 out of 50
  1. 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
  2. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    Awful game on PS3, laggy, bad controlls, long loading screens. All of this has been fixed in the PC version, stable framerates, responsiveAwful game on PS3, laggy, bad controlls, long loading screens. All of this has been fixed in the PC version, stable framerates, responsive controlls, loading screens so short i didn't even notice them and it looks great to boot. I gave the PS3 version a 5/10 but the PC version is a solid 10/10, improved in every way and now it's playable. But the best part's that now it's only 20$, pick it up ASAP, it's great. 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. Apr 25, 2017
    9
    You get a LOT for the money. Not for fans of realistic characters... or even sane ones! The whole thing is gonzo and never repeats itself. AndYou get a LOT for the money. Not for fans of realistic characters... or even sane ones! The whole thing is gonzo and never repeats itself. And the creative team couldn't stop themselves: the credits go on a half-hour with more delightful bits than you can shake a stick at. A jolly good time! Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2017
    8
    There are very few times I feel encouraged to play on my PC, but with games like this is a pleasure, the performance is optimal, and the jewelThere are very few times I feel encouraged to play on my PC, but with games like this is a pleasure, the performance is optimal, and the jewel of the crown of Kamiya's work, Styiish action packed, with sexy female lead protagonist, one of the best games ever. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    8
    Bayonetta
    One of the most ridiculous games ive ever played
    Bayonetta is a hack and slash game where you play as a half dark half light witch
    Bayonetta
    One of the most ridiculous games ive ever played
    Bayonetta is a hack and slash game where you play as a half dark half light witch bayonetta after a gem known as the right eye
    And while this game isn’t free of problems, it was great finally seeing what all of the fuss is about…
    This hack and slash games brought so much joy for me with its random and ridiculous humor and story telling..
    I ended up loving every character I came across in this game..
    The playfulness here is what makes this otherwise just okay game so great…
    The gameplay isn’t anything special and level design isn’t anything special either…
    The game is pretty linear with the ocassional forcing you to dodge a light to freeze time so you can walk on water or break a wall..
    but for the most part this is very much a barebones version of God of War…
    there will be walls that go up that wont come down until you hack and slash your way through all of the enemies…
    the combat is swift and fun, though not too satisfying, but youre able to fill up a meter to torture your enemies for an instakill as well as pick up their weapons which do a great deal of damage but break fairly quickly.. and the enemies drop these haloes that you can trade for new moves, items, and weapons…
    And finishing an area will cause the game to take a snapshot of usually your vag, cause japan….
    And randomly on your journey youll run into crazy huge bosses that you take down with your hair…
    because of course you do…
    your hair covers your body so while using it.. it isn’t quite covering your body as much anymore..
    I found each boss battle to be fun and engaging, and I found all 9 hours of this game to be perfectly paced for the most part…
    The progression is very linear here, and there are a few really cool cinematic moment to keep the game feeling fresh throughout..
    it never becomes predictable, it will introduce and drop mechanics all the time
    it keeps the game fun and stops it from ever feeling like a chore…
    Where pacing did become a problem for me though is with the vehicle based missions… there are few sprinkled in here.. and theyre fun at the start.. but they drag on for what feels like forever..
    less is more and that definitely should’ve been the case here.. these levels get uninteresting quickly and bring the rest of the perfectly paced game down…
    aside for the poorly paced vehicle missions, my biggest issue with this game is its collectibles..
    Theyre all over the place but they pause the game every single time you pick one up..
    I understand this game is from 2009.. but still.. its annoying and frequent…
    it almost discouraged me from picking them up completely..
    Bayonetta Is one of the few games that gets praise today that actually deserves it…
    Despite the annoying collectibles that break the flow of the game.. Bayonetta is a sexually charged game of joy and heart,
    youre guaranteed to smile at least 42 times while playing..
    I give Bayonetta
    an 8/10
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  7. Feb 26, 2018
    0
    A mediocre game, copy of Devil May Cry. Crappy history, bad camera, stupid combo system.
    There is real gems is this genre to play this game.

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