Excerpt: I’ve always wanted to play No More Heroes. The original game made its debut on the Wii to rave reviews for its stylistic gameplay, outlandish premise and retro appeal. However, due to both being a Wii exclusive and a Mature title, it never really took off. That’s a real shame because it deserved the attention.
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: 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.
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.