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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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Bayonetta 1 And 2 for Nintendo Switch Trailer - The Game Awards 2017
Score distribution:
  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: 70 out of 82
  2. Negative: 3 out of 82
  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. Dec 23, 2020
    10
    one of my best games on nintendo switch, can't wait for bayonetta 3
    best action hack and slash game
  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    el mejor juego de accion y aventura, les un juego frenetico lleno de accion y estilo que combina mchos elementos de otras franquiciasel mejor juego de accion y aventura, les un juego frenetico lleno de accion y estilo que combina mchos elementos de otras franquicias simplemente el mejor god o f war de esta generacion es bayoneta 2 pero ademas es portatil Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2020
    9
    Imagine more bayonetta a little easier but much more fun and smooth combat that will make you even more addicted to this game, and of courseImagine more bayonetta a little easier but much more fun and smooth combat that will make you even more addicted to this game, and of course dont forget the nice cutscenes... This is without a doubt an improvement from the first game that was already an amazing game.

    anyone with a great taste for games will tell you its amazing 9/10
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  5. Jul 17, 2022
    9
    Il était pas facile de faire mieux que le premier Bayonetta et pourtant la suite place la barre encore plus haut.
    Et pourtant la suite fait
    Il était pas facile de faire mieux que le premier Bayonetta et pourtant la suite place la barre encore plus haut.
    Et pourtant la suite fait encore mieux avec plus de possibilité de gameplay 2 personnages permettant de jouer en coop. Les boss sont toujours aussi spectaculaires.
    Platinum Games est une fois de plus grâce au génie de Yoko Taro.
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  6. Feb 20, 2022
    8
    8.5. Simply the better version of Bayonetta 1, everything more and better. Much more accessible on the medium difficulty level (bayonetta 18.5. Simply the better version of Bayonetta 1, everything more and better. Much more accessible on the medium difficulty level (bayonetta 1 was really hard) 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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