Game Reviews

Bayonetta 2

Let’s keep this one quick: I don’t remember much about Bayonetta 2. I finished it over the course of more than four years. I have picked it up and put it down throughout that time and just completed the last three levels in the span of about two hours. What scraps I can recall of the plot are unimportant.

Bayonetta 2 is a great action game but I put it down because it’s so intense. It’s not particularly difficult, but it feels very stressful to play. By the end of every level, I am tightly gripping my controller. I’ve given myself headaches from focusing so hard on the action on screen. There’s no explainable reason for this. I’m only competing for a score that I don’t care about; I’m not replaying this game to get a better score.

Because it took me four years to complete a (relatively) short game, it’s hard for me to say that I love it. I like it, even though it stresses me out.