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E3 2013: Bayonetta 2 is easy to touch

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You look at the line up of games, and chances are that you’ll feel that a little too family friendly. Personally, I don’t have a problem with that, but if the Wii U console wants to attract a larger audience, it’s going to have to shed some blood. Or get gratuitous with the action. And buddy, Bayonetta 2 is both.

Going hands on with the demo, it was actually surprising how well the game format from Platinum had adjusted to the Wii U gamepad. Controlling Bayonetta in an opening stage felt fluid and smooth, very similar to the first game.

Attacks were fast, action was constantly dialled up to 11 and performing a dodge at the right time still froze the action and allowed Bayonetta to deal some devastating counterattacks. It’s the use of these combos and dodges that forms the crux of the game, as well as sets enemies up for those painful to watch torture attacks.

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But it’s the sheer lunacy of the battles that set this game apart from other brawlers. Fighting on a speeding jet before a massive angel beast splits in twain and forces you to hop on the wreckage to safety, is just the tip of the iceberg here.

Throw in some off –screen play with the action taking place solely on the small screen, and you’ve got a well rounded game, that makes decent use of the touchpad on the screen. It’s more of a feature for less skilled players to use that option, as the game does become ridiculously easy when done, but it’s still an idea that is nicely implemented.

If you’ve bought a Wii U recently, and you’re aching for a more action packed game that doesn’t rely on magic mushrooms, then Bayonetta 2 might be that cheesy slice of insanity on which to pay attention to when it eventually releases.

As for the rest of you who happened to play the game and were worried that it might get dumbed down for the Wii U? Trust me, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

Last Updated: June 14, 2013

15 Comments

  1. So excited for this game!!!! Bayonetta, yet again will set standards for the Hack n Slash genre.

    Question Darryn, is the music still as awesome as this?

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 10:50

      I miss her old hairstyle. I hated it when I first saw it, in fact, I hated her overall design and what she supposedly stood for. After playing the game, I realised my preconceptions were stupid.

      I’ll miss Bayonetta this gen, the gameplay is excellent. Weakest part of the game was the story imo.

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 14, 2013 at 11:13

        Lol yeah there was a reason for her Sex appeal. and the story was sooooo cheezy, but I guess that’s why I loved it so much. Really had genre defining gameplay

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        • Argentil

          June 14, 2013 at 12:40

          I guess I appreciated it for daring to be different.

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  2. Jakster

    June 14, 2013 at 10:25

    Move aside Kratos…to Dance Central

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 14, 2013 at 10:27

      lol what does that even mean

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      • Jakster

        June 14, 2013 at 11:21

        LOL…I’ll leave that one for future generations to decipher

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  3. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 14, 2013 at 10:40

    As soon as I read combo, I lost interest.

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    • Argentil

      June 14, 2013 at 10:53

      You’re missing out. So am I now though 🙁
      Maybe I will get a Wiiu when the price drops.

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    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      June 14, 2013 at 11:08

      combo?

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 14, 2013 at 11:18

        combo points and sh!t like that, doth not pique my interest at all

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        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          June 14, 2013 at 12:27

          Oh okay, it’s really an amazingly tight games. So far in my opinion it has the tightest most responsive gameplay of any hack n slash game

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          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 14, 2013 at 12:30

            So tight you mentioned tight twice?

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 14, 2013 at 12:40

            So can you now imagine how tight it is? …. Really Really tight.

  4. Odyssey

    June 14, 2013 at 11:56

    I’ve been loving Bayonetta since day 1, and how she looks like now doesn’t bother me as much as how I was frustrated with Dante’s new look in the DmC series “reboot”.

    I will own this sequel for sure 🙂

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