Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

For our Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon Review, we join Cereza and her demon Cheshire on a journey through a faerie-filled forest in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon for Nintendo Switch. Turn the pages of this vibrantly-illustrated storybook adventure to discover the origins of the titular Umbra Witch.

Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon Review Pros:

  • Beautiful watercolor art style graphics.
  • 3.1GB download size.
  • Adventure gameplay.
  • Demo save carries over. (optional)
  • Opening tutorial with pop-ups as you play.
  • You control Cereza on one stick and Cheshire on the other.
  • Enemies require different methods to attack them from straight-up brawling to repelling shots to grabbing them in thorns so they can attack them.
  • Hearts can be found and every five found will increase your health bar.
  • The map fills in as you play and as you find Collectibles, shrines, etc they fill in as points of interest.
  • Feels like a solo Co-op game.
  • Full of charm.
  • Powerful soundtrack.
  • Easy to learn and to go back to after some time away.
  • Meaty satisfying combat.
  • Subtle puzzle elements.
  • The archive serves as a tutorial brush-up and bestiary for encountered enemies.
  • Each character has its own upgrade tree that grows as you unlock new abilities.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Uncover the map as you play and clear out the trials.
  • Wolf paw prints help guide you to stay on the story track.
  • Charming characters to meet.
  • Areas are big enough to have exploration and multiple routes.
  • loot chests to find.
  • Collect resources and concoct medicine and other elixirs at the save points.
  • It looks like a moving piece of art.
  • Combat and exploration are done in a way that is not too stressful.
  • Find a specific point on an area highpoint to get an overview and lore of the land.
  • Such a fantastic world.
  • The store is really quite something and has enough hooks to keep you going.
  • Meaningful upgrades and new abilities.

Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon Review Cons:

  • No touchscreen support.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • It takes a bit of getting used to, especially the dual stick controls.
  • Little to no replay value.
  • The camera can pan too far out or way too close at the wrong times.
  • Can be hard to see pickups.
  • After a break from playing, it’s not straightforward to learn again.

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Bayonetta Origins Cereza and the Lost Demon:

Official website.

Developer: PlatinumGames Inc

Publisher: Nintendo

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  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!