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« on: October 03, 2014, 04:59:41 PM »

Bayonetta 2 Is Like Eating All Your Halloween Candy at Once

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Bayonetta 2 is wonderfully over-the-top in everything it does. Every set-piece battle and boss fight tries desperately to one up all those before (and after) it. And, impossibly, it manages to do this most of the time. The first chapter of the game—which involves Bayonetta fighting a horde of angels on a fighter jet streaking through a major metropolis then beating down an enormous dragon-like demon perched on top of a skyscraper—does a great job of setting the stage for the game to come. It could have easily been the final climax for any other game; but in Bayonetta 2 it is the opening overture of many similarly epic battles to come.

However, this is also a bit of a problem. When every boss fight and set-piece battle is a climatic struggle, the “epic” becomes less so. Moreover, after a while, you just want some serious downtime to catch your breath. It's a lot like Halloween as a kid if you were one of those kids who came back with a bag full of candy and proceeded to binge eat it—only to get really sick soon after. It's not that the candy tastes bad, it's just that too much of it at once isn't nearly as enjoyable as spreading out your Halloween loot over a week or so as occasional treats.

Can't wait.  It is nice to see Nintendo getting some good games.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 03:03:16 PM »



Yeah.  This might have sold me on a Wii U, finally.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:07:02 PM »

Such a shame this is only on WiiU.  I'd buy it in a heartbeat, but there's no way I'm buying a WiiU just for one game...learned that lesson the hard way with my Wii and Xenoblade Chronicles.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM »

That’s fair, but is this REALLY the only game that interests you on the system?  The WiiU actually has a pretty good exclusives lineup now, at least better than the XBONE and PS4 currently has.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 03:37:51 PM »

I have a Wii U, but I'm sadly useless at these types of combo-heavy games. I played Bayonetta for a while but I was so bad at it.

I couldn't beat the first boss in Devil May Cry (the PS2 one). frown
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 03:48:00 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on October 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM

That’s fair, but is this REALLY the only game that interests you on the system?  The WiiU actually has a pretty good exclusives lineup now, at least better than the XBONE and PS4 currently has.

I'm not a fan of either Mario or Zelda games (the next one of either franchise that I enjoy will be the first).  So yeah, in looking at the top rated WiiU games there really isn't anything there that jumps out at all.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 02:17:48 PM »

Holy shit, this game is tearing up the reviews.

I just saw 9/10 from IGN and Eurogamer and a 10/10 from Gamepot and Destructoid!
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 02:51:52 PM »

Yeah I feel like I am going to have to pick this up, maybe trade for it. I am terrible at these type of games, but it seems like it will be worth a go, especially since it includes Bayonetta 1 in the package.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 03:40:30 PM »

That's me to a T, too, Teggy (ta da).

Bayonetta 1 never quite clicked with me, but I enjoyed it for a bit.  I'm hoping I get into the rhythm more this time around.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 03:46:34 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on October 13, 2014, 03:40:30 PM

That's me to a T, too, Teggy (ta da).

Bayonetta 1 never quite clicked with me, but I enjoyed it for a bit.  I'm hoping I get into the rhythm more this time around.

Yeah, I tried Bayonetta on 360 and failed miserably.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 05:21:34 PM »

I hope Bayonetta 2 will also have an easy combo button option, like the first game, for people that just want to jump in and play.  You still have to get the timing right, but pressing that one button has her unleash all sorts of insane combos that would normally require lots of practice and memorization.  I did that first so I could get a feel for what she could actually do, and then I went back and started learning how to do the combos. 

Bayonetta 2 looks just as insane (fun) as the first game. 
 
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2014, 08:02:19 PM »

I'm horrible at these types of games, but still love to play them. My only complaint with Bayonetta was that the easy difficulty was far too easy, but I really struggled to the point of frustration on normal difficulty. I hope in Bayonetta 2 there is a better bridge between the two difficulty levels.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2014, 09:04:34 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on October 06, 2014, 03:31:09 PM

That’s fair, but is this REALLY the only game that interests you on the system?  The WiiU actually has a pretty good exclusives lineup now, at least better than the XBONE and PS4 currently has.

I almost feel guilty, and I stress almost, that I still don't own a WiiU yet and don't feel compelled to. I bought all 3 of Nintendo's previous gen consoles day 1, but almost 2 years after release I still don't own their latest. This game looks interesting  as does Super Mario 3D, but to be honest only Pikmin 3 has given me the slightest feeling that I'm missing out. A Zelda game would do it, but the flashy, new graphics on Windwaker HD wasn't enough and Hyrule Warriors seems like a lackluster attempt at anything in the Zelda universe. If I got a WiiU with this game and Pikmin 3, and maybe a few others like SM 3D and Mario Kart, I'm sure the system would grab the brunt of my gaming time for a month, but it'd likely just sit idle after that.
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 07:04:39 PM »

I'm with you guys, I'm not really good at these sorts of games but all the glowing reviews sort of tempt me.  I tried the first Bayonetta when it had a demo on the 360, but I gave up quickly due to absurd "sexiness" and quick event gameplay.

I'd love to see a review of this game from the perspective of somebody who hates anime and isn't particularly great at combo-filled games like DMC and see if they still give it crazy props.   nod
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« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 07:50:58 PM »

I went ahead a preordered with a pro controller. We'll see how I do.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 08:46:30 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on October 14, 2014, 07:50:58 PM

I went ahead a preordered with a pro controller. We'll see how I do.
Even if the game doesn't click with you, that pro controller will be awesome.  I love mine.  Very comfortable and incredibly long battery life between charges.  My PS4 controllers drain so fast compared to the pro controller.   
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2014, 08:52:15 PM »

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Quote from: Teggy on October 14, 2014, 07:50:58 PM

I went ahead a preordered with a pro controller. We'll see how I do.
Even if the game doesn't click with you, that pro controller will be awesome.  I love mine.  Very comfortable and incredibly long battery life between charges.  My PS4 controllers drain so fast compared to the pro controller.   

I honestly don't like the stick above the buttons on the gamepad, so I'm a little worried about how the pro controller will feel. But I figure it will be better for this type of game than than the gamepad.
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2014, 09:12:24 PM »

I bought a Pro controller when I first got my Wii U and I have regretted it ever since.  I've never used it, lots of games don't support it (or at least didn't) and I find the gamepad to be as comfortable as the Pro controller anyway.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2014, 10:44:57 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 14, 2014, 09:12:24 PM

I bought a Pro controller when I first got my Wii U and I have regretted it ever since.  I've never used it, lots of games don't support it (or at least didn't) and I find the gamepad to be as comfortable as the Pro controller anyway.

This is me, too.  I find the gamepad to be not only just as functional, it's even more comfortable to hold.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2014, 10:52:39 PM »

My kids and I have used pro controllers (with one person using the gamepad) for Mario Kart 8, DK Country TF, Super Mario 3d World, Rayman Legends, and Hyrule Warriors all with good results.  There's an adjustment period going from my 360 controller, but it doesn't take long.  I prefer using the pro controllers over the gamepad when I can.    
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2014, 02:30:46 PM »

Gametrailers loved it.


Joystiq twitch channel just played it for awhile.  It looks like a great game. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2014, 04:18:34 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 14, 2014, 07:04:39 PM

I'm with you guys, I'm not really good at these sorts of games but all the glowing reviews sort of tempt me.  I tried the first Bayonetta when it had a demo on the 360, but I gave up quickly due to absurd "sexiness" and quick event gameplay.

I'd love to see a review of this game from the perspective of somebody who hates anime and isn't particularly great at combo-filled games like DMC and see if they still give it crazy props.   nod
I hate most anime and I don’t play straight action games much.  I still had a ton of fun with the demo last night.  The sexuality is definitely there but it’s so over the top it might as well be parody.  Actually the whole thing is.  The demo, which looks like the prologue of the game, has you fighting a skyscraper sized demon while riding on top of a jet, as other jets are blowing stuff up all around you.  Unless you really care about high scores you don’t need to worry about not being good at combos either.  If you “die” you are given the option to full heal but with your score revoked. 
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2014, 06:08:51 PM »

I found this bizarrely funny.  Nintendo partners with Playboy to promote Bayonetta 2.
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2014, 11:31:16 PM »

I'm not very far into the game (Ch. 5), but it's crazy fun.  I decided to play on normal (2nd Climax), and so far it hasn't been very difficult.  Some of the boss fights took a 2nd or 3rd try to figure out what I was supposed to do.  Combo timing seems much more forgiving than Bayonetta.  My goal is to play through once expecting to get mostly Stones for my chapter scores while I learn the game and combo system.  I'm starting to get silvers on a lot of fights, but I miss a lot of hidden things and die 2-3 times per chapter, which tanks my overall rating.   
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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2014, 04:23:30 PM »

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