EDGE’s Bayonetta 2 review scores a perfect 10
EDGE have published their Bayonetta 2 review within the illustrious pages of their latest issue, seeing it become the seventeenth game to be awarded a perfect score since the magazine launched in 1993.
Back in 2009 the original Bayonetta was also met with the same critical reception, and this follows Japanese magazine Famitsu‘s review where they scored the Wii U exclusive 38/40.
“You never tire of it, but how could you? This is a game that begins with Santa riding a car along the side of a building, continues with you summoning a demon to headbutt a meteor, and ends with the most joyously cathartic climax of any game since, well, Bayonetta,” the reviewer scribes .
“When the pace does dip, there is more than enough charm, wit and heart to take its place. It is a masterclass in combat design, in videogame variety, in the balance between accessibility and depth.
“Sure, it’s a sequel, but it’s a sequel to what has stood, for almost five years, as the best game of its type ever made. Until now, that is. Sega’s loss is Nintendo’s gain: Bayonetta, twirling away from a gigantic demon’s maw and smacking the highest choir of angels on the nose, has just given Wii U its first true classic.”
Bayonetta 2 released exclusively on Wii U in Japan on September 20th, with Europe and North America’s launch scheduled for October 24th.