5 Essential Beginner Tips to Know Before You Play Bayonetta Origins

It is fair to say that no one saw Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon coming. This Nintendo Switch exclusive is the fourth Bayonetta game, but it plays nothing like the other three epic adventures we have been on with Bayonetta! Instead, what we have here is still technically an action game. However, we control a ten-year-old Cereza with one Joy-Con and a demon called Cheshire who is possessing her toy with the other. It makes for a very interesting game to play and one that is a lot of fun.

Still, those coming from Bayonetta 3 may be thrown off a little and that is why today we are looking at 5 beginner tips for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon to help you get on the right track.

Get Used To The Controls As Quickly As Possible

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a very unique game to play. If you play with the Joy-Cons, Cereza is controlled with the left one and Cheshire with the right. It can take a while to get used to this. Especially as the further you get into the game, you will have to move both characters at the same time which can lead to frustration. Spend the early part of the game getting used to moving each character and you will have a much easier time later on. At some point, you will get a “hug mode” that allows both characters to move together, but you will still have to control them separately at some points.

Pick Up All The Treasure At The End!

Unlike a Metroidvania where you are encouraged to always explore and backtrack. Bayonetta Origins is a bit different. Sure, you could play the game this way if you like. However, you will have a much easier time if you make it to the end of an area and then before you move on to the next, then go back and pick up anything that you have missed along your way.

Play With the Accessibility Options

One of the best things about Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is the story and setting, it truly is fantastic. For those that want to just experience the story and get lost in this incredibly imaginative world, the game has a host of accessibility options for you. These are not picked at the start of the game, but in the options menu once you have already started. You can make it so you take less or even no damage, you can turn on guiding lights so you know where you are going, and more. You can at any time turn these off though if you want to increase the challenge.

Turn On The Automatic Witch Pulse Settings Right Away!

Look, we get what they were going for with having Cereza not being able to fight and only use magic. However, the execution of it is the only part of this game that we feel is very clunky. At certain points, Cereza can use magic to assist Cheshire by trapping an enemy or making a bridge, or solving a puzzle. However, the way you do this is with a game mechanic that is called Witch Pulse and it is like a timed button pressing mini-game that is way clunkier than it needs to be!

Slash Bushes To Get Items!

Just like Link, Cheshire can slash bushes to get resources. With these resources, Cereza can brew useful potions to make stuff like healing items. If you slash at a bush and something comes out, slash again and chances are something else will come out. Actually, just keep on slashing until nothing comes out as some bushes can have way more stuff hiding in them than others. Trust us, you can never have too many healing potions in this game!

We think that Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a ton of fun and a very brave move for Platinum Games to make. The game is challenging, but thanks to those accessibility options you can make it as comfortable for you as you like. Thanks for reading and we hope our tips will help you on your witching journey!

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