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  • Summary: The Witch is Back. The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You're bound to love how it feels to string together combos withThe Witch is Back. The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You're bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta's Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta comes packed in with the purchase of every retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.

    Features:
    -Initiate the new Umbran Climax technique to temporarily summon demons and boost Bayonetta's attack power and range whenever you fill her magic gauge.
    -Fight with new over-the-top weapons that open new possibilities to the way you battle, including the Kafka, a bow that shoots poisonous arrows; the Rakshasa, a pair of beautiful katana blades; and a giant rifle-inspired scythe known as the Chernobog.
    -Team up with a friend in Tag Climax, a two-player online co-op mode. Enjoy a little friendly competition by trying to deal the most damage as you work together to take down angels and demons.
    -In online quick matches, you can wager halos, the in-game currency that you earn by defeating enemies. You receive a large sum back if you can prove you're a better fighter than your partner. Halos can then be traded in a story mode shop to unlock new techniques, buy accessories and pick up alternate weapon variations.
    -Every chapter ends with a medal ranking: Stone, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Pure Platinum. The more skilled you are, the higher your ranking.
    -This game is approachable for players of all levels, with settings of three difficulty levels. Through Touch Play, you can play with the GamePad stylus and touch screen, regardless of which difficulty you choose.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    It all adds up to one of the must-have games on the Switch, alongside Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Skyrim. Still need a reason to buy a Switch? You’re all out of them.
  2. 100
    Bayonetta herself is one of the sassiest characters in gaming and the combat is simply better than any hack and slash action game that I've ever played (and still is to this day). The game is only made better by the enhanced performance and portability provided by the Nintendo Switch and it's one that every Switch owner should have in their collection.
  3. Feb 21, 2018
    93
    The original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are still magnificent these days, and the Nintendo Switch version succeeds in allowing you to re-experience them on the latest console, even in a portable way. If you are a fan of action games but haven't tried the original version before, don't hesitate to buy the bundle. They might be the greatest action games until the releases of God of War or Bayonetta 3.
  4. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    Being able to play two of Platinum Games’ finest efforts whenever you like is hugely appealing, and the abundance of content on offer here only makes it even better. It’s somewhat disheartening that neither game has received any significant improvements beyond amiibo support and slightly better performance, especially since the Switch has proven it’s capable of far more.
  5. Feb 14, 2018
    90
    Bayonetta 1 & 2 is the perfect choice if you have not had the chance to play them previously. Its style fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch controls and the quality of both games is still amazing.
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    85
    Two safe ports of two extremely awesome over-the-top action games.
  7. Feb 14, 2018
    80
    Put simply, if you're a fan of the series, Bayonetta 1 & 2 are essential on the Nintendo Switch, especially if, like me, you only plan to play them in handheld mode. It's undeniably disappointing that they're less attractive in docked mode, but nevertheless they're still wildly enjoyable and engaging, just not as sharp as you'd probably expect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    One of the best games ever made, and I'm so glad they are on the switch now.
  2. Feb 27, 2018
    10
    It's my first time playing this game. This is one of the most awesome game I have ever played. Great story, fair difficulty and reallyIt's my first time playing this game. This is one of the most awesome game I have ever played. Great story, fair difficulty and really enjoyable gameplay. 10*/10. Expand
  3. Mar 19, 2018
    10
    The Bayonetta series was something I was completely unaware of until it blessed my existence on the Wii U. Since then, I've been embracingThe Bayonetta series was something I was completely unaware of until it blessed my existence on the Wii U. Since then, I've been embracing everything the game has to offer, from its sass, to it's music, to it's style, to... god, everything.

    Bayonetta is hands-down one of the best games in my library and I am so happy to have had the chance to play it. The sequel builds on everything the first game has to offer and refines it. The story is a bit less engaging in the sequel, but it's still fun to go through. Personally, I like Bayonetta's appearance in the first game compared to the second game, but she looks great on both games anyways.

    The Switch version is definitely the definitive version. I am very happy to see PlatinumGames' best work finally being recognized on a console that has a lot more traction going for it than the Wii U.

    As for those who complain about pricing: believe me, it justifies the price. And this is coming from someone who has now Triple-dipped on Bayonetta (Wii U, PC, and now Switch).
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  4. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    Excelente videojuego, en su tiempo no pude disfrutar de su segunda entrega pero en esta ocasión me permití comprarlo para switch y es unExcelente videojuego, en su tiempo no pude disfrutar de su segunda entrega pero en esta ocasión me permití comprarlo para switch y es un pasada es un juego que desde su primer capitulo te atrapa y de su rejugabilidad ni se dia, te da para muchísimas horas. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2018
    9
    muy buen juego no tuve la oportunidad de jugarlo en wii ni wiiU me recuerda a DMC como dante pero en chica versión mas sexsosa pero estamuy buen juego no tuve la oportunidad de jugarlo en wii ni wiiU me recuerda a DMC como dante pero en chica versión mas sexsosa pero esta excelente la musica hay veces que me deja que desear pero todo lo demas esta genial y el modo de juego en dock y portable esta epico. Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    9
    Bayonetta 2 still remain the non plus ultra of the genre: technical and incredibly rewarding fights, incredibly inspired boss, crazy story andBayonetta 2 still remain the non plus ultra of the genre: technical and incredibly rewarding fights, incredibly inspired boss, crazy story and an artistic style that is unparalleled. If it came out in the ps2 era, in which the mentality of the players was certainly more open, Bayonetta would become a cult game. Expand
  7. May 1, 2018
    0
    Una estafa que vendan exactamente el mismo juego sin ninguna mejora al mismo precio.

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