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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: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  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. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    Bayonette the best hack and slash game ever made, the action beat em up we deserved. very good game
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    10
    J'ai joué à Bayonetta 1er du nom sur Xbox 360 et c'était un vrai régal. Le jeu sort de l'ordinaire. Une petite pépite. J'ai ensuite acheter laJ'ai joué à Bayonetta 1er du nom sur Xbox 360 et c'était un vrai régal. Le jeu sort de l'ordinaire. Une petite pépite. J'ai ensuite acheter la Wii U pour jouer à Bayonetta 2 et toujours aussi jouissif. Si vous avez une Switch et voulez découvrir un nouveau monde, foncez ! Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2020
    9
    Suprisingly sequel is even better than the first game. It is one of the games that makes me love this genre and platinum games.
  5. Sep 13, 2021
    9
    With its delicious exaggerations and extreme action! bayonetta came back better than her predecessor, she just didn't beat him in boss fights.
  6. Jul 27, 2020
    8
    Hack and slasher with beautiful made scenery enemies. Story did not hold attention much and nothing about this experience seemed exceptional.
  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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