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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
    Quotation forthcoming.
  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: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  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 20, 2018
    10
    A stellar action game on the Nintendo Switch. My heart actually races when I play this game because it is so exciting and well made. TheA stellar action game on the Nintendo Switch. My heart actually races when I play this game because it is so exciting and well made. The level and boss designs are fantastic and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this game. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2018
    10
    Gran juego, sobretodo para quienes no tuvimos wii u, el frame rate es excelente.
  4. Feb 18, 2018
    10
    the best hack-and-slash game I have ever played, If you have a Nintendo Switch you need to buy this games!!
  5. Mar 20, 2018
    9
    I never got the chance to play the Bayonetta games despite owning a Wii U so I was thrilled when they were announced for the Switch. I'm gladI never got the chance to play the Bayonetta games despite owning a Wii U so I was thrilled when they were announced for the Switch. I'm glad to say that the hype and praise surrounding the two titles is very deserved. I found the gameplay a little repetitive at first, but then I realized I just had the insta-combo accessory on (in the first game) so if that's anyone's issue, just turn that off. Here's a quick rundown of the features of the games.

    Story: Bayonetta is great in both games, but different at the same time. In the first game, she's much funnier while in the second game, she's more serious. I like seeing both sides of her personality. I'll give the upper hand for story to 1 overall because certain characters are featured much more heavily in the first game, but the second half of 2 is beyond anything 1 had.

    Gameplay: The gameplay of the games is very simple to understand and the combat is really fun. This is one of the few action-based games I've played where I haven't got bored of the combat. Each battle is unique and memorable. 2's gameplay is a little more refined and also has less on-rails segments so I'll give this point to that game.

    Graphics: Obviously 2. The color palette of 1 is a little bland and Bayonetta 2 is one of the best looking games I have ever played. Seriously.

    Soundtrack: Both games have great soundtracks but Bayonetta 1 has much more memorable original themes such as Mysterious Destiny, One of a Kind, You May Call Me Father, and Let's Dance Boys. 2 has a few great tracks like Tomorrow is Mine, Noatun, The Legend of Aesir, and Let's Dance Boys 2 though admittedly not as many. Fly Me to the Moon and Moon River are equally amazing.

    Story: 1 > 2 (slightly)
    Gameplay: 2 >> 1
    Graphics: 2 >> 1
    Soundtrack: 1 > 2

    Both Bayonetta games are fantastic and worth playing but I personally found 2 to be superior in the most important categories. Do yourself a favor and get these games!
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  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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