First Impressions - Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2 - Available on WiiU


The Game
Platinum Games is back doing what they do best and that is action. Bayonetta is the sequel to the 2009 game that was released on the XBox 360 and the Playstation 3. The game itself picks up a few months after the original left off with Bayonetta doing some shopping. Enzo, the information dealer from the first game is back helping her with the shopping and being everybody's favorite Joe Pesci impersonator. I don't want to give anything away but it's here where the story begins and the action does not let up off of the gas pedal.



The Combat/Gameplay
This game, like all of Platinum's games, is about speed and combos. At the end of battle you are graded on how well you did. The quicker you defeat enemies, the less damage you take, and the best combos you use determine your grade. There are a variety of weapons to unlock as well as accessories that will aide you along as you progress through the game. Just like in the first game, the combo system is easy to pick up but will take time to master. No worries though you can always replay missions to get a better grade. It is also a good idea to play around with the weapons that you get, as they all have strengths and weaknesses and some work better together than others.



The Graphics
THEY ARE AMAZING!!! Yeah Platinum really did a great job on the visuals of this game. The enemies are just as crazy, weird looking, and vicious as the original. The environments are beautiful and pop with a lot of color and they are breathtaking to look at as well. Some of the places where you encounter enemies have an insane amount of detail. This is truly a beautiful game to look at and that is the truth.



The Music
I like the music. It is very appropriate for the type of game that it is and a lot of the music sets the tone for the battles. In this game boss battles happen often and its good that there are some great tracks to go along with that.



I am still working my way through this game and I am having a lot of fun. I do have a few gripes but I will save them for my full review of the game. Also the first Bayonetta is packaged in with this one I don't plan on doing anything for that game since it is old and I did beat it on the 360. I will talk about that one when I do my review discussion on my channel.