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Bayonetta 3 review roundup – 'an outrageous and fitting return to form'
The reviews for Bayonetta 3 are in, and it looks like the Umbra Witch has cast a spell on critics
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Bayonetta 3 reviews
🧙♀️ Bayonetta 3 has a Metacritic score of 88 based on 47 critic reviews
🤩 A score of 88 means the game has been incredibly well-received
📆 Bayonetta 3 is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on October 28, 2022
💰 The standard version of Bayonetta 3 costs $59.99, while the Trinity Masquerade Edition costs $89.99
Bayonetta 3 may have sparked a debate about how much video game voice actors should be paid, but it’s clearly going to be remembered as one of the best Switch games based on its impressive Metacritic score of 88.
The game has received incredibly favorable reviews from over 45 critics, but even with a score of 88, it hasn’t achieved the universal acclaim status of Bayonetta 2, which amassed a Metacritic score of 92.
Still, those who are fans of PlatinumGames’ hack ‘n slash series will have plenty to enjoy here, as it seems like Bayonetta 3 hits all the right notes.
Destructoid gave Bayonetta 3 a perfect score, saying “When playing Bayonetta 3, much to my delight, I had no clue what was going to happen next at all times.”
Nintendo Life also awarded Bayonetta a perfect 10, saying “Bayonetta 3 cranks up the chaos, improves the combat, polishes the level design, and adds a ton of new mechanics to the mix, making for the very best entry in this storied series to date.”
The Independent was also thoroughly impressed with Bayonetta 3, awarding the game a 9/10. “Bayonetta 3 is an outrageous and fitting return to form for the umbra witch and her posse of occultish heavy hitters. Substantial improvements and additions to combat mean there are seemingly endless options for different styles of play, as well as making the prospect of revisiting each stage, verse and hidden objective more compelling than it ever has been, with the crowning jewel being Viola’s introduction into the franchise.”
GamesRadar+ was less taken aback by the beauty of Bayonetta 3, but still gave the game a solid 7/10. “When the witch takes charge, this demonic fighter is better than ever. After eight long years, PlatinumGames has delivered a sequel which successfully celebrates the series, although it does have problems with pacing and a split-focus.”
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