It’s a Platinum Game first off, so don’t expect any semblance of a cohesive story. Yet Bayonetta 2’s story is increasingly better than the first one, mainly due to charming roster of characters previous players have grown to like. Much like the first game, Bayonetta 2 beings in medias res, throwing you straight into an epic setpiece that’s very much like the first, dumping exposition while you feverishly fight off a legion of infinite angels.
Bayonetta 2 concerns the story of, well, Bayonetta. Kicking off from the stylised setpiece intro, it soon cuts to present day in a very humour-filled segment of Bayonetta and Jeanne preparing for a Christmas party, with the Joe-Pesci like Enzo in tow.
Any player of the first game (and you really, REALLY should play the first) will recognize the returning cast. Luka comes back as the very annoying yet funny ‘love interest’, his presence isn’t really needed at all but he is responsible for creating one of the game’s funniest moments. Rodin is back as the shopkeeper, and as one of the beings more powerful than the title character. Enzo is back of course, and it was really refreshing to see Jeanne and Bayonetta play off one another. Indeed, where Jeanne was mainly an antagonist in the first game, here they’re welcome allies. Of course, its Jeanne’s incarceration into hell that serves as the main focus on the game, as Bayonetta embarks upon a trip to a sacred mountain called Fimbulventr in order to rescue Jeanne’s soul.