Bayonetta 2 Review : The greatest action game of all time | Gamingbolt

Alongside Ninja Gaiden Black, the original Bayonetta is often considered to be one of the greatest action games of all time. Its sequel, therefore, has a lot to live up to, and it also needs to justify its very existence, which has been called into question by legions of fanboys ever since it was announced as a Wii U exclusive.

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wonderfulmonkeyman1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

It's criminal that there aren't more people picking this up alongside a Wii U.
I guess the main-stream appeal of realistic shooters, horrors, and sandboxes have kind of made people think that games like Bayonetta can't be entertaining anymore.
That, or Nintendo hatred has gone WAY out of control lately.

Which is a sad waste, because this is one game that is worth getting a cheap Wii U for.
It's just that damned good.

Gameseeker_Frampt1266d ago

Why is it always someone else's fault instead of Nintendo fans when a Nintendo game does not sell well? There are 7 million Wii U owners out there, why not blame them for not buying Bayonetta 2? Using the old "Nintendo hatred" and "people having a poor choice in games they prefer" is getting a little old.

wonderfulmonkeyman1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

Trust me; I do blame them to an extent. But that doesn't mean that others are blame free.
I mean, Bay 2 is a third party game.
Which is something that hasn't had a good track record on the past 3 generations of home Nintendo systems because third parties basically ignored Nintendo.
Shouldn't it be the first thing that third party loving gamers leap to get, regardless of system, if they really do know a good third party game when they see it, instead of relying on a fan-base that has mostly been betrayed by third parties for quite a few years running?
If it's not something they're jumping on, when every review thus far is saying it's a third party game that you SHOULD be getting if you love mature action titles, then I feel I've got a legitimate right to question just how much these so-called third party loving gamers hate Nintendo.
Especially when they spend more time INSULTING THE SYSTEM AND THOSE WHO OWN IT than they do actually giving its games the chance they deserve.

In fact, at this point, I'm convinced that the majority of Bayonetta 1's fanbase was so bitter over it being on a console they hate that they left it up to everyone else out of spite.
They should have been the FIRST ONES to jump on a sequel.
Yet we're not at 1M yet, let alone 2.
Seems all that crying about wanting Bay 2 was more console loyalty than any love for the game itself, because I REFUSE to believe that there really were just that many people who were incapable of affording a Wii U for a great game that they've wanted for a long time.

Oh, and btw?
After comparing install base size and speed of sales, it seems Bay 2 has actually not sold as badly as some people think.

Gameseeker_Frampt1265d ago

Bayonetta 2 is a second party game, not a third party game. I do not understand how you cannot know the difference between the two, especially when you repeatedly point out that Nintendo paid for the development of Bayonetta 2 and is the game's publisher. When people talk about third party games, they are referring to games published by EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, WB, etc. and that are available on all platforms (except Wii U now days).

Bayonetta 2 is published by Nintendo so your statement "instead of relying on a fan-base that has mostly been betrayed by third parties for quite a few years running" makes no sense in your argument (it is very insightful if one reads it without pronouns and uses the publisher's actual name - "instead of relying on a fan-base that has mostly been betrayed by Nintendo for quite a few years running"). Nintendo fans should be picking it up since it is another Nintendo-published game. Just like Donkey Kong TF and Pikmin 3. Both of those are established Nintendo franchises that sold poorly. Can we use the whole "Nintendo hate" argument to justify the lack of sales from Nintendo fans? What about second party games like Wonderful 101 and Lego City Undercover? They each sold less than a million copies - is that because Wii U owners have been brainwashed to only like realistic shooters? Why is there always some excuse when games in general are not selling well on the Wii U? The only Wii U games to sell over a million copies are those that have been part of a bundle. That is not a good sign and the only one to blame for that is the console maker. Nintendo cannot correct its mistakes if its fans refuse to even acknowledge those mistakes.