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Wii Review - 'No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle'
1 April 2010
Summary: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.
Excerpt: Three years. That’s how long it’s been since Travis Touchdown became the world’s greatest assassin…and vanished without a trace. It’s ironic. You’d think someone as socially inept as Travis would revel in his hard-earned glory. But he left it all behind, and no one knows why. Maybe he got bored; it’s not fun being a killer if there’s no one left to fight to the death. He got off on taking down worthy opponents, not murdering innocent bystanders.
Excerpt: It's no secret that mature Wii games have struggled to find an audience. Despite claims that there's not enough “core gamer” titles available for the family-friendly platform, excellent M-rated efforts such as MadWorld , House of the Dead: Overkill and Dead Space: Extraction have failed to significantly light up the sales charts.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii) - Review
26 January 2010
Excerpt: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is an ambitious sequel to the one of the Wii’s premier games of 2008 and one that fans of Travis’ quest to become the number one ranked assassin have been waiting for with bated breath for a long time. Well the wait is over, Travis Touchdown is back in a big way and with him comes more carnage, more mayhem, more awkward sexiness and of course more crazy moments from everyone’s favourite anime loving, wrestling fanatic assassin.
No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle is a brilliantly twisted love letter to the videogame medium.
26 January 2010
Conclusion: I have mixed feelings about the franchise's non-Wii-exclusive future. On one hand, the series' abundantly original art style deserves to be experienced in the sort of high-definition glory that Nintendo just can't offer. But if NMH2's Wii Classic Controller support is any indication, simple button presses aren't nearly as satisfying as slashing the Wii Remote through the air as you decapitate your foes.
Suda's blood-soaked brawler makes its triumphant return. Welcome back to Santa Destroy.
21 January 2010
Conclusion: The original No More Heroes was a fun game with obvious flaws that set the experience back. Suda took a step back, figured out what worked, and delivered on the game's original strengths. Desperate Struggle blows it out of the water with a more streamlined experience, far more charm and style throughout, and some downright amazing boss battles.