Bayonetta 2: A frantic, over-the-top hack ‘n slash – and I love it

It’s games like Bayonetta 2, now making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch, that make the Switch my go-to gaming platform right now.

Bayonetta 2 (like the original Bayonetta) is a fast-paced, frantic and over-the-top hack-n-slash (with some truly OTT finishing moves) and, importantly, it’s bloody fun.Gun-toting, magic-wielding, witch-tastic fun fighting against angry, giant angels (that explode majestically into bright read clouds when defeated).

It’s hard to believe that the series, from the mind of Japanese developer Hideki Kamiya   is almost 10 years old but, you know what?  It feels so right on the Nintendo Switch, both in portable and docked mode.I captured a lot of footage using the capture feature on the Switch, which lets you share it on social media, but, sadly, you can’t share it via any other medium (at least, no way I know of). That’s a shame as I’d like to show you just how great this game is.

Bayonetta has already appeared on a Nintendo console before, the Wii, but it didn’t sell well. It deserves to do well on the Switch as the combat is just so fluid, the game world so crazy and the lead character so charismatic that it just needs to do well on the Switch. Sure, I tend to button mash at times and don’t really get to grips with all the combos like I should, but, man, it’s just so much fun.And so over-the-top. And so frantic. And so chaotic. And I love it. A lot.

I don’t really have much else to say about Bayonetta 2 on the Switch, to be honest. I also downloaded the original Bayonetta but, to be honest, I’m having too much fun with Bayonetta 2 to really want to re-visit the original again.Maybe when I’m finished with Bayonetta 2. Maybe.

A big thanks to Nintendo Australia for providing me with a download code for Bayonetta/Bayonetta 2.

 

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