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Bayonetta 1 & 2 Review

Bayonetta 1 & 2 Review – Written by Jose Vega

Purchased product for the sake of reviewing.

Nintendo’s announcement of Bayonetta 3 as a Switch exclusive got a lot of people excited. Not only that but they announced that Bayonetta 1 & 2, released on the Wii U years ago, would also come to the Switch with improved resolution and features. For almost a decade, the series has been known to deliver high-octane hack & slash gameplay while giving players a challenge. Any game developed by PlatinumGames offers this. But do these two games together offer satisfaction or disappointment?

The plot for both games goes a little something like this. In Bayonetta 1, the story revolves around Bayonetta, a woman who was born from an Umbra Witch & Lumen Sage, a product of both. She travels to the city of Vigrid hoping to regain her lost memories while having to contend with the angels of Paradiso, who seem to be after her. The sequel, Bayonetta 2, has her traveling to reach the mountain of Fimbulventr so she can head to Inferno and save her best friend Jeanne. Not only that but she also has to contend with both Paradiso & Inferno, as a much greater evil is on the horizon. That and the balance between the two sides is out of whack.

Individually, each story has the wackiness that you’d expect with Bayonetta doing what she does best and the other characters she encounter all have roles to play. I don’t mind it since this is Bayonetta we’re talking about. No complaints there.

Let’s get right to the gist of things. Both Bayonetta games have an amazing presentation. Compared to their Wii U counterparts, they look so much better. Whether it be the backgrounds, characters, enemies, etc., everything about them is a huge step-up. Both games also run at 60 frames per second in both docked and TV mode and that’s awesome. If anything, it makes the Switch versions feel superior. The music is still enjoyable, to the point where they become ridiculously catchy. It fits since you’ll have a lot of fun playing the game and getting your butt kicked while listening to these tunes. In fact, I can say that they are just divine.

As for the gameplay, they are just as intense as the original Wii U version. However the Switch version of both Bayonetta 1 & 2 take the liberty of incorporating touch screen controls. It’s a neat feature, plus taking down enemies with them is simple yet fun. There are also traditional controls via controller for all who want to play the game the way it should be. Fortunately the controls are great and depending on which one you’re playing, you will feel right at home. Personally the second game is the best due to them being refined and feeling just perfect. All the features that were in the Wii U version such as additional costumes for Bayonetta are included in both games. Surprisingly in the second one, there’s Amiibo functionality. Using specific Amiibo will allow you to unlock costumes for Bayonetta to wear as well as weapons for her to use. They can be unlocked normally but for those that want them right away, there’s the alternative.

Each game offers a good amount of challenge and length, though depending on which game you will be in for quite a fight. The first game will take about 10-12 hours while the second is around 9-10. Fortunately they are multiple difficulties, adding more length and replayability. They offer a lot to do in each game whether it be hack-or-slash, driving, shooting, etc. If anything, I enjoy when they offer a lot to do. Boss battles are in full force in both games and your skills will be tested. There’s also Tag Climax (in Bayonetta 2), a co-op mode where you and a friend can team up to battle enemies. The good news is that you can play either locally or online so that’s a plus.

I honestly can’t find anything negative regarding both Bayonetta games. Both are truly satisfying experiences. However, I only have one complaint. It’s in regards to the first Bayonetta. That game can be unfair at times. Not to mention that some parts are difficult, especially in quick-time sections that can punish you if you make a mistake. Even in the Normal difficulty, carelessness can lead to failure. Bayonetta 2 fixes some of the problems but it shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying what started it all. Also, I am disappointed that the first game didn’t come in a physical release. Rather when you buy Bayonetta 1 & 2, only Bayonetta 2 comes physically with the first via digital code. A bummer yes, but like I said, at least you are getting 2 games for the price of one.

Bayonetta 1 & 2 are both amazing games and with the two now on the Switch, this will give fans a chance to enjoy something they’ve missed. It isn’t for everyone and it will test players to their limits but for anyone that desires a challenge, they’re getting it. With Bayonetta 3 coming, if there’s any opportunity to get into the series and it’s hijinks, it’s now. It’s one ride you don’t ever want to get out of.

Considering that I’m reviewing both Bayonetta games, there’ll be ratings for both along with a combined overall rating.

Bayonetta 1 gets an 8.5 out of 10. Bayonetta 2 gets my highest rating. A perfect 10 out of 10!

Together, I give a combined rating of 9 out of 10. It’s a must-buy and the best part is that you get 2 games for the price of 1! It’s worth your money for sure!

Uploads – November 6th to 8th

Yeah. This is a long overdue update but I want to get it all out of the way. This update will cover the rest of Bayonetta 2 because with it, my work is finally done.

Tomorrow I will be uploading a video showcasing the winners of the Diancie Giveaway. I have gotten so many responses for the giveaway that this is going to be very difficult. Therefore I hope that to everyone who took part in this giveaway, you guys can stick around. I will do more of these in the future. As I always say, how this channel goes depends on all of you. That is all that matters.

In the meantime, enjoy the concluding episodes of Bayonetta 2.

Uploads – November 4th and 5th

Yeah, it’s late but here’s another helping of Bayonetta 2. This covers Chapters 12 and 13. Next update will come Friday.

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 12: The Lumen Sage

Uploads – November 2nd and 3rd

Yep. It’s late so sue me. Here are videos for today. I’m going to try updating whenever I can, at least once every two days.

Here are yesterday’s uploads and yeah, it’s more Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 9: The Gates of Hell

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 10: The Depths

Uploads for October 31st & November 1st

Yep. We’re in a new month so it’s high time we provide more. In the weekends, I’ll be uploading two a day where on the weekdays is one a day. Ratings will be hidden because well… taking precautions.

Anyway, here are the videos for today long with yesterday’s video.

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 6: The Bridge to the Heavens

Uploads for October 29th-30th

A bit late but I may as well just get it over with. I’m right now rendering the later stages so I hope you look forward to them.

In the meantime, here’s more Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 4: The Two Meet

Uploads for October 27th-28th

Yes. It’s very late. I apologize. I’ve been really sidetracked but now it ends here. Here are uploads for yesterday and today. I’m starting with today’s uploads.

And here are yesterday’s uploads including a giveaway where two winners can receive a code for Diancie.

Bayonetta 2 – Chapter 2: A Remembrance of Time

Pokemon X & Y Diancie Mystery Gift Giveaway