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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: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  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 23, 2019
    10
    Bayonetta 2 is an absolute blast from start to finish. It's stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with variety. The music is great; the visualBayonetta 2 is an absolute blast from start to finish. It's stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with variety. The music is great; the visual elements are sharp; and the performance is consistently strong. Easy to recommend for all Nintendo Switch owners. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2018
    10
    Less than 2 weeks ago, I reviewed the first "Bayonetta" game and I gave it a 9 out of 10. I thought it was a pretty awesome game that's agedLess than 2 weeks ago, I reviewed the first "Bayonetta" game and I gave it a 9 out of 10. I thought it was a pretty awesome game that's aged pretty well 8 years later. Now, keep that in mind for a second: I gave that game a 9 out of 10 less than 2 weeks ago, you got that? Now, I want to think about the worst action-orientated game you've ever played. Anything. You have one? Good. Now, consider this: having just played and beaten "Bayonetta 2," I have to say this, and some may disagree, but here it is: "Bayonetta 2" makes the first "Bayonetta" game, a 9 out of 10 game, in my eyes, look like that absolutely awful action-orientated game that you're thinking of right now. That's how fantastic "Bayonetta 2" is.
    The sequel that may not have happened had it not been for Nintendo, "Bayonetta 2" may be one of the finest action games of all time, and it's definitely gonna be remembered as a highlight of the eighth generation. The visuals are vibrant and gorgeous, the story brings even more of the campy fun of the first game (with some more high-stakes, badass action as well), the gameplay remains very smooth and the boss battles even more exciting than before, the combat system has been improved in many ways to be faster, more fluid, and much deeper than before, and despite the relatively short length of the game, there's a lot of stuff to collect and do here. I really cannot complain about a thing with the game even if I tried, "Bayonetta 2" is the rare sequel to an already-great game that not only outdoes its predecessor, but runs circles around said predecessor to the point where it makes the old game look like total garbage. This is a game that everyone should experience and, now that it's on the Switch and plays at 60 FPS...what the hell are you waiting for? Go buy this game!!!!!
    Final rating: 10 out of 10 "Fantastic"
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  4. Mar 4, 2018
    10
    Jogo simplesmente fantástico, um dos motivos de se ter um Switch, principalmente para quem não teve o Wii U.
  5. May 19, 2018
    9
    Un Hack and Slash imprescindible en Nintendo Switch. Batallas entretenidas y divertidas y gran cantidad de enemigos.
  6. 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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  7. Nov 12, 2018
    7
    Bayonetta is just dumb fun and I had a great time with it but some of the cinematic cut scenes started dragging along the deeper into theBayonetta is just dumb fun and I had a great time with it but some of the cinematic cut scenes started dragging along the deeper into the story I got and it just made it slightly more tedious to complete each new chapter knowing there would be some clock "animation" waiting for me at every turn which is such a shame considering how great some of the character designs are. The graphics aren't too bad but they do affect the overall experience a bit. Expand

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