Conclusion: The bottom line is that No More Heroes 2 fails because it gives you the feeling that it doesn’t want to be here. Sure, the graphics have improved, and the same feeling of excitement via overviolence is present. But there’s no heart in it, no reason to invest any interest in the setting or the characters. They exist because they must, but the game wishes to deal with them as little as possible.
Conclusion: Using Travis' hotel room home as the hub where you'll gleefully partake in such menial tasks as messing with the kitty, watching videos, raiding the fridge, checking your messages, or just taking a crap (saving) you take to the streets on Travis' Schpeltiger; a two wheeled Mach 5 of a motorcycle that takes some getting used to. The trick is in the bikes nuanced controls. Once you nail down the powerband and powerslides jetting around SD becomes big fun.
Conclusion: It makes me think of the original Little Shop of Horrors movie which was made as a parody of contemporary B horror movies, but was so similar to them that many viewers were oblivious to the satire and believed it to simply be what it was parodying. The funniest part about this game is how the basic shallow content manages to keep the player amused and immersed for the entire twenty hours. If you play No More Heroes then the joke may be on you.
Conclusion: Overall, Axel & Pixel is a great game, even if it only lasts for a little while. You probably won’t be coming back to this game over and over again and I don’t know if this is worth a whole 800 Microsoft Points. But it is an overall pretty solid game and a great 3-5 hour experience. I would say that if you are looking for a good game that you can blow through in an afternoon and you have some extra MS points, then definitely pick this one up.