Summary: Bayonetta 2 is a game that logically shouldn't exist. The original was the result of a collaboration between Platinum Games and Sega, directed by Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya. Sales of the game were great for Platinum, but not good enough to get other publishers on board for a sequel.
Excerpt: Conceptually, 2010’s Bayonetta is a very difficult character to describe. She’s a centuries old witch with the demeanor of a sexy librarian, wears guns on her feet as high heels, and dons a skintight suit made out of her own hair, which itself leaves her body to become giant hair monsters that fight...
Summary: " Bayonetta 2 " is the sequel everyone expected: a confident re-introduction to one of gaming's coolest heroines. It's upbeat, intense and constantly climactic without ever giving a second for the player to be bored.
Conclusion: Bayonetta 2 is a relentlessly entertaining ride from start to finish, with pacing meticulously designed to wring every last drop of adrenaline out of you before reigning things in with a quiet, humorous aside.
Excerpt: It’s been four years since Bayonetta came out, and given how much of a veritable romp it was – it was hard to believe that Platinum could ever top what they did with the game. Further titles they put out, including Metal Gear Rising and Wonderful 101, managed to do just as good a job, if not better...
Summary: Known previously for its controversial exclusivity announcement, there is no doubt that Bayonetta 2 will instead be revered for creating a new standard in the action game genre moving forward.
Excerpt: It's rare to have a game prove its greatness in the loading screen. But Bayonetta did. While waiting for the level to load, some dark programming magic allowed you to practice different attack combos, with a counter to show which moves you hadn't tried yet.
Summary: It's been a long time coming, the agonizing wait for a sequel to one of 2010's best games, Bayonetta. Stuck in a publishing limbo, it seemed like no one was going to experience the follow up to one of Platinum Games' best efforts, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm glad Nintendo decided to...
Excerpt: If you were to make a bullet point list of facts about Bayonetta 2 and showed them to someone, they would probably think you were a bit nuts (or some weirdo who goes around showing people lists, so I
Pros: Accessible, with plenty of depth, Tons of replay value, Intense and exciting combat
Cons: The occasional reuse of areas from the original game, Possibly a little too intense for some people