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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Mar 1, 2018
    100
    Bayonetta 2 is Action video gaming perfected. The game is simply great, with amazing set pieces and a crazy story, but the real highlight of the game is the combat that simply thrives on letting the player figure out the best ways to tackle a fight without holding your hand. With the extra modes and the added bonus of the first game, there is no getting around it – this game is a masterpiece and a must have on the Switch.
  2. Feb 14, 2018
    100
    Bayonetta 2 on the Nintendo Switch doesn't change the fundamentals: it remains the same exquisite and breathtaking experience as before, delivering an excellent gameplay and insane action, along with the possibility to play this masterpiece anytime. One of the greatest action games of all time justifies its presence once again to all players out there.
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    95
    Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch brings a colossal Hack & Slash experience to a portable console for the first time, which can also be enjoyed at home in the living room. A port of a sublime game that could have had more work done on its graphics and gameplay, but that exceeds expectations.
  4. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    A fantastic sequel and one of the greatest action games ever made, and now available on a format that people actually own.
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    Bayonetta 2 looks and plays better than ever, and somehow surpasses the original. A must have action game.
  6. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    After four years Bayonetta 2 remains the best action game ever made, maybe less refined in its combat if compared directly to its amazing predecessor, but still brilliant and spectacular like no other in its genre. A pity there's pretty much nothing new in this port.
  7. Feb 14, 2018
    80
    Bayonetta 2 represents the highest point touched by the action genre, with a superfine and refined gameplay, and a totally out of the box narrative. The Switch version brings small improvements to the technical sector, and enjoys a portability that everyone now craves.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
  1. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    Bayo 2 is one of the greatest games of all time. It is the Devil May Cry on steroids. The combos are easy to pull off, but they do takeBayo 2 is one of the greatest games of all time. It is the Devil May Cry on steroids. The combos are easy to pull off, but they do take practice. You will be destroying demons in no time with some practice. The story is crazy, but that is fine, it whisk you up with how silly it all is, but there is some deep emotions in the game as well to keep it grounded.
    The graphics get a mild upgrade, it is the frame rate that got upgraded the most and it helps. The smoother frame rate helps pull off combos much easier and keeps the action going so you don't lose momentum. Better shadows and lighting do help the atmosphere.
    The controls are butter smooth and they don't put too much on the player. You do get some tutorials to help you figure out how to do a lot of the combos, but it wants you to experiment with button pushing and analog pressing. The set pieces are just breathtaking and set a new bench mark for action games.
    If you think what you see in COD is amazing, you ain't seen nothing yet. The action pieces on this are simply amazing and will keep blowing you away, even after you have played it over 10 times. Simply put, this is the action masterpiece to get. This game is better than the game that inspired it. DMC, which is saying a lot, but this game is leagues ahead of any action game today, so if you don't have it, get it, and is there enough new content to get it again? Not a whole lot, but the portability aspect alone makes it worth 60 bucks. Get this game now.
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  2. Jun 20, 2020
    10
    Bayonetta continues to be a great example of Platinum Games with its usual button mash frenzy and trying to remember your combos. It'sBayonetta continues to be a great example of Platinum Games with its usual button mash frenzy and trying to remember your combos. It's colourful, it's over the top in the best of ways, the story isn't incredible but it's really just a backdrop for all of the crazy stuff that happens. It's got breath taking visuals and action set pieces, but the star of the show really is Bayonetta. It's got a variety of weapons and a couple new combat mechanics but all in all it'a not too different from the first one in terms of gameplay. They have fine tuned a lot of the combat, this game feels way less clunky compared to the first, all in all it's just more Bayonetta with a few tweeks and improvements and a few new characters.l personally love this whole series, but when I recommend it I do have to mention that it can be...uncomfortable for some. I'd say once you get past the initial cutscene where she sheds her clothes and dons her Umbra Witch look, it's uphill from there. Her character starts shining through as more than just an overly sexual woman. She's still very teasing and flirty a lot of the time, but no where near as awkward as you might find her initial introduction, same as the forst game. I personally don't think it takes away from the game though. Just makes her uniquely Bayonetta! (Also she was designed by a woman before people start bashing her for being too sexual) Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2019
    10
    Bayonette the best hack and slash game ever made, the action beat em up we deserved.
  4. Jun 27, 2019
    9
    This game is the definition of a sequel that surpasses it's predecessor in every way possible. The brighter colors taking the franchise awayThis game is the definition of a sequel that surpasses it's predecessor in every way possible. The brighter colors taking the franchise away from the rustic look was an excellent choice, giving the enemies especially more vibrant appearance. Music was one of the first game's strongest suits, but somehow they even managed to surpass themselves even in that by giving us new songs and dynamic tracks I could listen to for hours on end while fighting baddies. The new weapon equipping system was flawless and made the combat a lot more fun, and the quality of life changes they made gave a lot more generosity to the player which was very much appreciated. The cinematics were always gripping and made it impossible to look away for even a second and avoid pausing unless I absolutely had to, with every cutscene having a meaning or purpose. The story was also a vast improvement; while there are some confusing bits here and there that require some thought, it's much more straightforward than the previous game and gives us many more characters to know and love. If anything the story was so good that that's my singular complaint - I wanted it to be longer! Give us more chapters to flush out what an awesome story they created for us!

    So much greatness was in one package here, and it was an excellent way to tie up any loose ends from the first game. Now we can move onto all new story with Bayonetta 3! Overall this game was an absolute fantastic experience. If the first game made me like Bayonetta as a series, the second game made me love it. I'm a true fan now.
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  5. Sep 11, 2018
    9
    This game may have some flaws, but as far I'm concerned it succeeded in what every game should try being fun to play.
    Great gameplay and
    This game may have some flaws, but as far I'm concerned it succeeded in what every game should try being fun to play.
    Great gameplay and great story, the only con I see in this game was that the story mode was kind short (finished in less than 8 hours), but this doesn't mean the game is short on content since there are dozens of challenges that I skipped to continue the story(it was so good and I wanted to know what was going to happen!)
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  6. May 11, 2020
    8
    A solid, interesting, and unique game for Switch. Combat is impressive, but most of the fun is had in the exploration of the graphicallyA solid, interesting, and unique game for Switch. Combat is impressive, but most of the fun is had in the exploration of the graphically impressive environments. The story is a bit brief and at times combat doesn't cue you in on what you should be doing, but most of the gameplay more than makes up for this. Expand
  7. May 12, 2020
    0
    This game is a complete disappointment. The story is weir and and funny but everything else is quite plastic. The fights are ridiculouslyThis game is a complete disappointment. The story is weir and and funny but everything else is quite plastic. The fights are ridiculously messy and there are lots of moment wheee everything is far too small to see anything. The camera is just too far away from the action. The makers had lots of great ideas but it’s just not interesting to fight in a fighting game. You can do a lot of things like upgrade weapons and this seems to have zero influence on anything. I couldn’t even finish this game. I’m a great fan of God of war series and hoped for something similar. Not really. Twisted plot. Funny characters. Superficial gameplay. Expand

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