No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
Seriously? This then House of dead...
Is every Wii game gonna be made on Move? I mean sure it's fun on Move but I like Wii exclusive games. First this then House of the Dead, then Just Dance. What next? Well I do think it will be sorta cool with the Move beam sword and all. Also please read my review on House of the Dead Overkill. Enjoy!
Great port, but can't play with SixAxis.
The little I played of this screams Goichi Suda, and is a great port from the Wii (director's cut). I still need to finish this. BUT BE WARNED: You cannot even start this game with a SixAxis controller that came with the original PS3s. It only works with the Dualshock 3, or with the PlayStation Move. I tore my long hair out when I couldn't play the game, as it kept saying I need a Dualshock, until I found in forums that it works with the Dualshock 3, but NOT the SixAxis. Thank the gods of internet.
This game is going to be good. The Wii version was amazing. The remake is bound to make fans of the series happy. Also because it has moved to a new system it allows others who missed the first version to enjoy as much as we did. It's a great game and just like it was a must buy for wii owners it should be a must buy for PS3 owners. One quick note though the game other then being violent has suggestive themes and cursing (It is a mature game no doubt) so if you aren't ok with that you should stay clear
A Hard Game to Refuse
I’d give this game a 9.8, to be honest, but can’t because of the site. Now on to the discussion:
To begin this off, I will admit that I am a hardcore fan of this "series." I bought the original game for the Wii, bought the sequel, and bought this. That having been said, I highly recommend this title to anyone with a PS3 looking for a quirky game you won't soon forget. Being the game that Quentin Tarantino would make if he were a game designer, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is a hack-'n-slash (HnS) for the ages. Mixing hardcore HnS "dungeons" with relaxed minigames, it's hard to tire of this game soon after beginning. The basic plot is that you play as Travis Touchdown, a man who enjoys killing and wants to climb the ranks of the United Assassin Association (starting from #11) to sleep with the beautiful Silvia Christel. With each boss having their own individual quirks, the game flows nicely as action packed half-hours are interrupted with the calmer game play of the minigames, which are just another quirk in the game.
Having played the first two for everything they are worth, I must say that No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise is much better than the original, as well as its sequel. Many have complained that this game is just a copy of the first, and therefore you might as well buy the first instead, since this is getting the price tag of a new game. First-off, though, the price tag is only $40, not $60, which is not as cheap as the Wii original, but is still better than paying the extra $20. Secondly, the game has plenty of add-ons that the original did not. To begin, Heroes’ Paradise has extra jobs (the minigames). Though all the new jobs are a bit lame, it is still a welcome to see what the developers removed from the original. Another new addition is the addition of all the good bosses from the Wii sequel Desperate Struggle (in my opinion they were the good bosses). After climbing up another rank in Heroes’ Paradise and saving, you will be given the options to take a nap. Your dream is then the fight with one of the bosses from the sequel. A third addition is the ability to re-fight the bosses (ranked assassins) you’ve already beaten. This is a welcome addition, since the game play you’ll remember most is the boss fights. A fourth addition, and the final addition if you are not a member of PSN, is the addition of “Super Sweet” mode. To explain, it must first be understood that the difficulty setting are done by tastes; Normal = Sweet for example. Super Sweet is therefore an Easy mode, which is only unlocked after beating the game once on a different difficulty. Why is that? Because all the major female characters get a costume change, and are now wearing “saucier” outfits. The final addition, then, if you are a PSN member, is the addition of DLC. For now, the additions only include more beam katanas (the weapon of choice for Travis), and skins for the Motorbike.
As stated earlier, No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise is a game befit of the name Quentin Tarantino. Why, you ask? For a multitude of reasons, the first being that the game is very non-mainstream. By that, I mean that many qualities that mainstream games have, this game does not. For example, this game gives even minor characters very specific personalities, minigames are thrown in and are very random for a ranked assassin to be doing (from mowing lawns to finding lost kittens to competing in a Motorbike distance jumping competition), and for a very unknown reason, you are capable of petting your cat, with no gains from it. Another reason would be the odd, random dialogue thrown in, such as the ranked 9 assassin’s discussion about dinner with his daughter. A third reason would be the obvious Kill Bill style of bloodshed. The final reason is the parody-like quality of the game. The game often uses sound files from back in the Atari age, and the entirety of the game’s ending is one large parody of Star Wars. Playing the game’s story honestly makes me feel like I’ve just watched a Tarantino film.
The final thing I’ll say about this game is the only negative. First, though, I must explain how some of the controls work. To slash your beam katana, you press triangle or square, and to do a charged slash you hold down the button before releasing. On the Wii original, swinging the Wiimote is how you swing, and holding down a button is the charged swing. This game, for both systems, lags a bit when you slaughter more than five enemies with one attack. On the Wii original, this was not an issue since the difference between charged and non-charged attacks was the holding of a separate button. On the PS3, though, since the charged attack is the holding of the basic swing button, you will often perform a charged attack rather than a basic swing, because the lag won’t process you mashing triangle, but will instead process you holding down the button. It is ONLY due to that bug that I gave this game a 9. I would honestly give the game a 9.8, but I can’t give decimals on this site.
So if you’ve never played a No More Heroes game, get this game for sure, you’ll probably love it, and if you have played a NMH game before, get this anyways, it is still worth every penny for all the bonuses, and probably the future bonuses as more DLC hits the PSN. I highly recommend this game, as well as the other two if you’d prefer the original and its sequel.
Still great even if everyone glows...
I'm a little biased since I've played the Wii version and loved it. So I'll come right out and say it. I HATE the new graphics. Hate 'em. With a passion. But I'm incredibly glad No More Heroes is coming out for PS3 and Xbox 360 just so that more people can see how amazing it is. The game was great the first time around and (unless someone screwed up) it should be just as good the second time around. Mostly. The Japanese version had some ungodly long load times and with the new graphics everyone looks metallic but the core of the game remains unchanged. Plus, from what I hear, Heroes' Paradise added in deathmatch mode (just like NMH2 had) which is a slight improvement. That was the only thing missing from the original. I'm not even going to go into the Very Sweet mode they added on. It's just ridiculous. Either way, I'll be buying No More Heroes (again) when it comes out. I guess that means I'll be buying a PS3 too.
A great addition from the original.
I love Suda 51; Killer 7 and No More Heroes were both on my top ten favorite games. I really loved No More Heroes on the Wii, and I am very happy that they ported it over to the ps3. What is really nice about the ps3 version of No More Heroes is that five of the assassins in No More Heroes 2 Desperate Struggle will be available to fight in Heroes Paradise. Also, leaderboards are available to see other players' scores, and i think its awesome you can now replay boss battles even after defeating them rather than having to replay the whole game. If you guys havent played the demo, it is very good in regards to gameplay and graphics. I was concerned about just using the controller for what i thought would be a mindless button smashing experience, however i really enjoyed it due to a more complex style of button patterns provided rather than just a single button to attack the enemy. You use almost all of the buttons on the DualShock3 controller for this game so it definitely removes that hack and slash feel, and its great that i dont have to shake a remote at the tv to re-play one of my favorite games. I am most definitely going to get this; $40 is a steal!
A must-have game for any PS3 owner
They took a good game from the Wii and made it much more enjoyable to play. Even if you're not a huge fan of anime-ish games, I suggest you most definitively go check this out!
To the 360 guys
It's not on 360 because they wanted to make this a playstation move game. Which makes sense to me no more heroes probably won't be as fun without the motion control. In all honesty it won't feel like no more heroes if you used the kinect because you want to feel like your holding that saber thing.
Where it origonally should have gone
This is gonna be awesome the first game was great despite the so so graphics, but with this new one with improved graphics, more control, and for those who loved the women of the game? We get a mode where they are more scadly clad so in short?
If you never played it? GRAB IT! if you already owned it and have a PS3? GET IT AGAIN!
Remake of a Classic
The original was such a great game on the Wii, but the PS3 version improved on the flaws Nintendo allowed to occur during the inital release. The gameplay is more fluent and the HD graphics will leave anyone who is new to the series in awe.