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Review: Bayonetta Origins is an uneven adventure with just enough Platinum punch

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Director
Abebe Tinari
Key Credits
Hideki Kamiya (Supervising director), Tomoko Nishii (Art director )
3 / 5
Review: Bayonetta Origins is an uneven adventure with just enough Platinum punch

Bayonetta Origins sometimes feels like an idea half explored. In combat two sets of fists are better than one, but adventuring never ignites in the same way. There’s a level of invention and style we’ve come to expect from the studio, but this isn’t quite Pure Platinum.

  • A punchy take on collaborative combat
  • Often gorgeous world, especially on Switch OLED
  • Plenty of nerdy nods for the long term fans
  • Clumsy map dents the pleasure of treasure hunting
  • Puzzles rarely make the most of the dual heroes
  • Bayonetta fans might bounce off the twee framing
3 / 5
Version tested
Nintendo Switch
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