Bayonetta 2 is a hack-and-slash video game published by Nintendo, and developed by PlatinumGames. The game was released exclusively for the Wii U, unlike its predecessor, which was multiplatform on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, on September 20th, 2014, and was localized one month later on the 24th.
In February 16th, 2018, the game was re-released for the Nintendo Switch with the previous installment being included as a free download code.
Why It Rocks
- The gameplay is fast-paced and contains tons of action, just like the last installment.
- This game has some major improvements over its predecessor, like the QTEs being much easier to get through.
- Unimaginably beautiful graphics, this makes a Bayonetta game look best looking for a Wii U and Nintendo Switch game.
- The music is memorable and keeps you pumped up for more action.
- There are Nintendo-themed costumes like Peach and Daisy from Mario, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Samus from Metroid, and Fox from Star Fox.
- Tons of replay value.
- The newly introduced characters are very interesting, like Loptr and Alraune.
- The boss fights are epic and very engaging.
- Unlike the first game, this one doesn't degrade you for using your items after clearing a level.
- Bayonetta's redesign in this game is decent.
- The voice acting is top notch, like Helena Taylor as the titular character, and Crispin Freeman as the Masked Lumen.
- There is tons of rich in-game content without the need of being DLC, Season Passes, microtransactions, or any other modern-day monetization practices.
- While still confusing, the plot in the game is very interesting.
- Even though it's barebones, the Switch port adds some new features like amiibo support.
- Some of the missions can get repetitive at times. This is most likely due to the lack of platforming and puzzle solving.
- Jeanne and Luka have their roles dumbed down. For instance, Jeanne is reduced to the damsel in distress role with very little screen time, and Luka is just a supporting character with comic relief, and also a Butt Monkey.
- Like the first game, 90% of the cutscenes are just slideshows with still images in them.
- Angel Attack is absent from this game.
- As mentioned earlier in #13, the story (or plot) is confusing, which makes some people misunderstand the story.