when most people imagine game console, they remember Fisher looking disappointed. For action game connoisseurs, however, it’s the console that Trojan horse brought the best games of 2014 to our lives.Of course, I’m talking about breathtakingly bizarre Angel Witch 2.
As a follow-up to Sega’s “Angel Hunter” that was once shelved, Sequel to 91 Metacritic Reviews It’s a crazy masterpiece. Now, eight years on, we find we’re still months away from this year’s Nintendo Switch trilogy. There’s only one trailer to go on, with details on Umbran Witch’s upcoming highly anticipated adventure…well, a bit less. What we do know, however, is that after returning to the poor glory of the eight-year-old Witcher 2 – there’s a good chance we’ll be on full-timer again.
For those who skipped Nintendo’s work on eliminating Angels, Bayonetta 2 is an experience that operates entirely within its own antipathetic stratosphere. From its crazy melodramatic themes, to a whiplash-inducing Christmas shopping prologue that sees a festive sorceress battling angels on a fighter jet, Platinum’s Turbo Ride is a game that never quits. That’s an undeniable high point for a character-driven action genre. The source of serotonin secretion is complete nonsense. Still, what’s the best part? This swearing, sex, and angel-killing sim wouldn’t exist without Nintendo.
As the Big N struggles to find an audience for its obscure Wii successor, it needs great gaming — and fast. Thankfully for Nintendo, a slightly emaciated Sega has been chilling with its new Witch recently, leaving developer Platinum’s finished Bayo sequel sitting on the shelf. The rest, as they say, is Neogaf bait history. Produced under the close watch of series creator (and notorious Twitter troll) Hideki Kamiya, our heroine’s second outing is impressively more coherent than its predecessor. It’s undoubtedly an experience full of incomprehensible story beats and inexplicable “jokes,” but when they lead to such dizzying combat and endless jaw-dropping spectacle, it’s hard to care.
It’s the kind of dazzling and dazzling chaos that comes only from the most carefully crafted Japanese games, and culminates in a Bayonetta vibe so unique and unparalleled that it’s hard to describe in sensible grown-up words. If you’ve experienced Witchcraft 2’s entire “narrative”, Platinum’s writers also seem to be struggling with sensible grown-up words.
It’s a game that dares to ask questions we bet few people ask. Like; what if Bayonetta was actually the mother of a child who was half angel and half squirrel? Also, if Bayonetta loses some more clothes, will her chest summon the Flat City Demon? ! The result is a climax of cutscenes and dialogue that might even give poor old Psyduck an aneurysm.
Nonetheless, this strangely compelling fusion of funky zingers, lore of proper nouns, and Poundland Danny Devito parody all came together to create one thing—a glorious set gallery. Whether you’re surfing a half-wall through a flooded city, slashing wildly at a biblical sea creature, or punching ever-loving shit out of a giant 40-foot angel, Bayonetta 2 feels like A group of constantly scorched lads try to match each other up on a wildly escalating buck.
It’s hard to underestimate how pleasant the action in this game is in the hand. No, not as perverted as you are. Perhaps for a game where the witch protagonist is in charge of killing God’s angels, when a good chain of combos hits full flow, it feels close to a religious experience.
Angels fall, female-dominated thumps erupt from speakers, blood, gore, and torture devices fall from the sky in a brutal ballet of bullets. That’s before you unlock Bayonetta’s many fighting skills or equip her with any stat boosting accessories. From using “Witch Time” to part the ocean – Moses style – before galloping past as the demonic Black Panther – Bayonetta 2 feels like it’s leading you into a constant sensory overload.
If you somehow get rid of the feeling of the first level, as if Hunter 2 was too straight-forward, you can choose to make the game even more ridiculous. how? Get our anti-heroine in a ridiculous Link, Samus or Fox McCloud outfit. Frankly, the thought of giving an already sexualized Bayonetta a tail makes me sick, but Furries – don’t say Nintendo didn’t do anything for you.
For the rest of us, there are more innocent motivations to keep returning to Bayonetta 2. Just like its predecessor, your performance is rated in every battle – a technique series creator Hideki Kamiya has employed since the days of Devil May Cry – and it keeps you surprisingly motivated and eager to improve . In every fight, I felt the need to avoid taking damage as much as possible, eager to get that elusive pure platinum performance medal.
When it comes to combat, pace, and sheer spectacle, it’s hard to dismiss Bayonetta 2 as anything other than a masterpiece. Granted, the story is largely nonsense, but it does the job of keeping the next puzzling scene or sprawling boss fight going at breakneck speed. Quite simply, this is a game that needs to be played to be believed. The Nintendo Exclusive is a 10-hour relentless splendor, and it’s hard to see how Platinum can outdo it in the trilogy.
Still, after the low-key invention of 2018’s Astral Chain — and the eight-year wait between Bayonetta’s entry — if anyone can outdo their quirky genius, I believe it’s someone from Japan’s most beloved studio.