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Topic: Bayonetta 1, 2, and 3?!

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TheLZdragon

Technically speaking, it's a sequel since it happens after the first Bayonetta. However, the events in it affect the past as well.

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nintendobynature

Very late to the thread but I've never played a bayonetta game. I did play the demo on wii u for a brief period and it seemed fun. Is the game hard to get into for first timers?( Either 1 or 2). Or is it straight back n slash and level to level? Or is this a game for a niche audience? The recent reveal of astral chain has me interested in trying these games out. Thank you guys.

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Tsurii

@nintendobynature the demo is a pretty decent representation of what you're getting into imo. It's the first chapter of the game and later chapters can get a little longer, with bigger levels/areas but generally speaking you from one battle/verse to the next as the story excalates (repeatedly lol)
I think the Wii U and Switch versions offer a pretty decent entry point for players who might be knee-deep into action games, with the second one definitely being easier to get into, and I think that's more due to the game design being more refined than outright being easier.

If you don't care about physical releases, you can get the first one for relatively little money on the eShop (20$/€ iirc?) and i think there's some enjoyment to be had with the touch controls, even though they're not suuuuper engaging, to get you used to the spectacle lel
I'd say give it a shot, if you're legitimately curious and the eShop release does indeed cost as little as I think I recall. If you can get behind Bayonetta as a character you'll have a blast. She's great, and her games are just as great, imo.

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@nintendobynature The key tip about Platinum's games (of course it applies to every game with a difficulty select but is extremely important with Platinum's games) is there's nothing wrong with playing on an easier difficulty.

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Grumblevolcano wrote:

nintendobynature The key tip about Platinum's games (of course it applies to every game with a difficulty select but is extremely important with Platinum's games) is there's nothing wrong with playing on an easier difficulty.

Just remember to lie about playing it on easy as you will be judged!!!

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nintendobynature

Thanks for the feedback guys. It's $30 on both eshops ( switch and Wii u) for bayonetta 1 but 2 is quite higher on switch. So It boils down to physical for either platform. I wish there was a sale on it though as its been out on switch for over a year now. I think I'll wait a little longer to see if It comes down in price and when it does I'll grab it quick

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BenGrimm

Honestly I struggled to get into the game until I did drop the difficulty and I’m enjoying it a lot more now. Actually looking forward to finishing the game and starting on 2.

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New_Guest

I got 2 though i still need to play it i only did the demo

Compared to a game like ninja gaiden 3, the combo system seemed a lot better. In NG3, you had to input very quickly or it wouldnt work and would end up just button mashing, in Bayonetta the combat system is great

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link3710

@BenGrimm Just a warning, the difficulties in 1&2 don't exactly match up. You're gonna want to probably go up a difficulty in 2 to keep it about the same between games. But yeah, I think the early game of Bayo 1 is the worst part of either game so far (though Bayo 2 has the same sort of slow start, it's not as bad). Hopefully Bayo 3's opening will be better.

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Cheers, think another member on here warned me about that before on another thread so I’ll definitely remember.

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@nintendobynature 2 is by far a smoother (But also easier) experience, and there's some story spoilers for 1 in 2. That said you can probably get away with playing them in either order if you don't mind the spoilers.

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nintendobynature

@link3710 cool, I wana wait for a sale on them but more and more I'm close to just buying it and biting the bullet

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judaspete

link3710 wrote:

@nintendobynature 2 is by far a smoother (But also easier) experience, and there's some story spoilers for 1 in 2. That said you can probably get away with playing them in either order if you don't mind the spoilers.

I'd say starting with 2 is fine. The story is absurd and really just kinda there to set up situations for Bayonetta to make sassy banter. Plus 2 is easier to get into from a gameplay perspective, and it will probably make getting through 1 less frustrating. Definitely play through 1 eventually though. The final level in that game is one of the greatest things that has ever happened.

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cambotero

If you buy one of them at the eShop for Switch, you'll get 10 bucks discount for the other, IIRC.

nintendobynature wrote:

Thanks for the feedback guys. It's $30 on both eshops ( switch and Wii u) for bayonetta 1 but 2 is quite higher on switch. So It boils down to physical for either platform. I wish there was a sale on it though as its been out on switch for over a year now. I think I'll wait a little longer to see if It comes down in price and when it does I'll grab it quick

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cambotero wrote:

If you buy one of them at the eShop for Switch, you'll get 10 bucks discount for the other, IIRC.

Yeah.... I got Bayonetta 2 physical, which obviously had the code for 1. Traded physical in & still had discount on digital 2, so I ended up saving quite a bit

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JasmineDragon

I think 2 is a much smoother experience to start out with. I played 1 for a little bit, switched to 2, eventually bumped it down to Easy mode and had an absolute blast. I'm only now returning to 1 (on Easy again) and am enjoying it much more than the first time around. My goal is to finsh both game on Easy and then give normal difficulty another shot.

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nintendobynature

As much as a hate buying used games I might just grab 1 and 2 on wii u. It's only $20 at gamestop.. if i end up not liking it I didn't pay full price i guess

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Grumblevolcano

@nintendobynature Don't fall for that mistake, you won't be getting Bayonetta 1 with those used copies. It's a download code just like Switch so used copies will likely already have used the code. Only Wii U special editions (first print and physical double pack in Europe) and the Japan Switch special edition have a physical copy of Bayonetta 1.

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