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.
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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: If ever there was a game of two halves it's No More Heroes. The first half, one featuring slick, addictive third-person hack and slash combat, is a genuine joy. The second, featuring mundane mini-games you're forced to engage in if you want to progress, almost ruins the whole game. But it doesn't.