Bayonetta 3 Reviews
Bayonetta goes big for the series' most stupendous adventure yet, but also its scrappiest.
One of the best combat systems in gaming gets even better with Bayonetta 3. It's story is a bit of a letdown and its wild action scenes take a toll on the performance in certain spots, but neither of those issues get in the way of Bayonetta 3 being a top shelf action game on the Switch.
While the story is pathetic and the game presents some performance issues on switch, Bayonetta 3 takes a lesson in combat and gameplay design in a lushly stylish sequence.
When taking charge of the action, Bayonetta is more fun to rip and tear with here than ever before, with some smart evolutions in how her role as a summoner can add to her combat without taking anything meaningful away. But some of the same issues that plagued its predecessors are just as present here as well, if not more-so
One of the best action games of recent years and an irresistibly entertaining celebration of everything that is joyous and imaginative about video games.
It's bombastic, over-the-top, and extravagant for the sake of extravagance, leaving ruins, literally, in its wake.
Bayonetta 3 is a show-stopping spectacle that feels familiar in all the right ways while also adding mechanics that are sure to delight old and new fans alike.
If all you care about is button-ramming combat that’s similar to Devil May Cry, you’ll have a ball. But if you ever wanted to believe that there was something deeper to Bayonetta’s story — some grander statement about femininity and sexuality and power dynamics — you’ll find the truth to be quite a disappointment.
Although Bayonetta 3 sequel baits itself in its after-credits, its ill-advised twists have truly sapped my enthusiasm for further adventures in this universe. If I were to revisit the Bayonetta franchise again, I’d most likely opt to replay Bayonetta 1 or Bayonetta 2 instead of subjecting myself to Bayonetta 3’s lackluster story again.
When playing Bayonetta 3, much to my delight, I had no clue what was going to happen next at all times. I was absorbed, and between the crazy story, the environments, and the action system that’s been refined through two prior games (and years of experience), I had very little downtime. It’s pretty much everything an action fan could want.
Bayonetta 3 delivers an impressive combat system, great variety in gameplay and a never ending surprises. It is not only one of the best Nintendo Switch games out there, but one of the best hack´n slash we´ve ever played.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
A crazy, over-the-top spectacle that's uproariously enjoyable, with its only restraint being Nintendo's handheld hardware.
Bayonetta 3 brings us back our beloved Witch of Umbra, and it does so accompanied by a good number of characters and a story that dares to risk everything. It is the perfect game for both veterans and new players, and is characterized by its hilarious gameplay, its great sense of humor and its magical soundtrack.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Overall, Bayonetta 3 delivers a frantically intense approach to “stylish combat”, with a complex and multi-layered combat system that has remained remarkably robust across each game in the series. While the presentation is hugely over the top, Bayonetta 3’s real worth is in how it plays and as such comes thoroughly recommended to anyone that can keep up.
The third entry in the series is not only the best Bayonetta game, but also one of the best offerings from PlatinumGames thus far.
Bigger levels, bigger fights, bigger hair – Bayonetta 3 somehow manages to edge the Platinum formula even harder to deliver one hell of a climax.
Bayonetta 3, despite some forgivable technical stumbles, sets new standards for stylish action, proving to be a real masterpiece.
Review in Italian | Read full review
In all of the best possible ways, Bayonetta 3 is leaning into the parts of itself that are more earnest than ever—all while going harder than ever on doing whatever it takes to simply be cool as hell. If you're looking for a strong, coherent storyline, this was never the series for you. But if you are a fan of flashy spectacles, a varied and creative arsenal, and larger-than-life characters, Bayonetta 3 more than delivers.
Compelling from start to finish, Bayonetta 3 is an exceptional time and up there with the very best there is - and was worth the wait.