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I think the best is...

Bayonetta 2 15 57.69%
Astral Chain 11 42.31%

Of these two Nintendo funded and published games by Platinum, which do you think is better, and why?

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Kind of a weird comparison, they're so unlike each other despite their similarities.

For me personally it's not much of a contest. Bayonetta's not really my type of game, I can have fun with all the silly over-the-top stuff going on everywhere, but if I can't take it seriously it's not really gonna become one of my favorites. The combat is fun and general gameplay is too. That said, I thought Bayonetta 2 was disappointing compared to the first game - it looked better visually, in that it actually had colors, but other than that I found every aspect of it to be too derivative and not interesting enough in its own right. It also felt too short, like it suddenly ended just when it was about to get to the best part.

Astral Chain on the other hand, is one of my favorite ever games. I love the setting and atmosphere, the story's pretty generic but some of the characters really stand out. The combat system is simply unparalleled, really, it's unbelievable how the game goes for such an original style of gameplay but pulls it off like that. It's deep and unique but also intuitive. The visuals are also incredible and everything on the screen always seems to be reacting to every action you take, which just makes it more fun than it already is.

I haven't played either, but I got Bayonetta 1 + 2 on Switch and played the beginning of the first one. I was excited bout it, but it seems to be just like a really bad generic action game. I couldn't even tell what was going on for the most part, I was just mashing buttons. Maybe it just doesn't work well on a handheld cuz everything was so small it was hard to see what was going on. Like it was legit one of the worst games I've experienced, granted I only played it for an hour but I couldn't bring myself to play more than that. That's all I came to say haha since I haven't played either of the two games mentioned, but I gotta assume Astral Chain is better than that, unless Bayonetta 2 is way better than the first or the Bayonetta games are just way better on a tv and you can actually see what's going on, but I doubt just playing it on a bigger screen would make it much better.

Haven't played Bayonetta yet. Love Astral Chain though.

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I adore both these games. Bayonetta 2 is my fave of the 2 games in the series. I bought it twice on 2 platforms. Put a couple hundred hours replaying it. That said. Astral Chain is a love letter to everything Platinum made before. Bayonetta. Nier Automata. Metal Gear Rising and more. So many abilities and UI elements from all games. The Anime punk setting feels like an 80s/90s anime. That opening alone is amazing. The Legion designs are fucking awesome. The game is PG's own Neo Genesis Evangelion. I loved it from beginning to end. Astral Chain is my fave 2019 game where Bayonetta 2 was my Second fave in 2014 behind Strider.

So yes while I love the Bayonetta games. Astral Chain is my fave of the two. Felt like the freshest thing PG made since Wonderful 101.

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I don't have much interest on playing Bayonetta. I'm waiting the third game to see if trailers convince me to give it a try

Astral Chain is nice, lacks polish but that's understandable for a new IP

Bayonetta 2.

Astral Chain is more unique from Platinum's previous entries, but it takes kind of a while before you have enough abilities and legions to really make it interesting. And even then there are some elements that don't quite work (Sword legion's slashing for instance is kind of unintuitive). Whereas Bayonetta 2's gameplay is great from the start. I also just prefer Bayonetta's over the top style in terms of both gameplay and characters. Silent protagonists can sometimes work, but I don't feel they make good use of it too. And, whereas Bayonetta gets right to the action, Astral Chain has the investigation sequences which are never really that fun.

Wonderful 101 is better than either though.

I really enjoyed Astral Chain; it's setting, combat, and music were awesome, and of the two games it has more variety. It's a strong 8/10 for me.

Bayonetta 2 though is on a whole 'nother level, thanks to its smoother action as a result of its higher framerate, and the deliciously entertaining titular character herself who is just an endless joy to watch and to play as.

Astral Chain is one of the best games of 2019, but Bayonetta 2 is one of the best games of its decade.

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Love them both, but Bayonetta 2 was just more solid all around.

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