Bayonetta 2 is the second entry in the series of dynamic and crazy shooters. This time it is a title released exclusively for Nintendo Wii U. The game was developed by Platinum Games, a Japan studio which created many acknowledged and interesting projects (such as MadWorld and Vanquish).
Once more, the player takes control of a witch who this time must save the soul of her friend, Jeanne. The woman is in peril because, during one of the battles with a group of angels, she defended Bayonetta from a surprise attack with her own body and was sent to hell. Bayonetta does not intend to abandon her friend and she goes to the rescue.
The game uses similar mechanics as the first installment while greatly improving them. The player fights many various opponents by using the exceptional agility of the witch, various weapons (pistols, swords, bows etc.) and magic powers that allows for example demons to materialize from the hair of the witch.
The battle system is advanced and it allows performing complicated combos. The developers made sure for the game to have low entry threshold and every player can quickly learn the basic, impressive attacks. The gameplay also allows using special attacks, including the so called Torture Attacks. These attacks allow the player to trap the enemy and torture him with one of murderous devices. In addition to that, Bayonetta learned to control the Umbran Climax power which can be used after filling the magic bar. When used, the health of the heroine regenerates automatically, her attacks are much stronger than normally and she can use additional techniques called Wicked Weaves and Infernal Demon.
All of player’s actions are graded by the game, encouraging him to return to previously completed levels and master the score. The game has also various secrets and bonuses that are waiting to be discovered.
Bayonetta 2 also has an online cooperation mode in which players can fight for their survival or compete for best score on special arenas. By playing the singleplayer mode, one can unlock new fighters to be used in cooperation mode.
The title is utilizing the power of Wii U and it has great graphics filled with fantastic locations and impressive special effects. It runs in 60 frames per second.
Game mode: single player
User score: 8,9 / 10 based on 621 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 8.8 / 10 based on 56 votes.
PEGI rating Bayonetta 2