8 years ago
No More Heroes 2 is a 3rd-person, slash-and-gun action game with an anime style that makes fun of itself, often breaking the 4th wall. Travis returns with his trusty beam saber, and the gameplay is still solid...but there's no traveling on foot between locations this time--you just go straight to them from a world map. As in the first game, your goal is to make your way to the top by killing numbered assassins to increase your rank. Most rank battles consist of hacking your way through generic foes in a parking lot / building before confronting a wacky boss. Money-earning mini-games have now been compressed into "jobs" that resemble 8-bit NES titles...it's pretty funny stuff. The graphics, gameplay, and music in No More Heroes 2 do little to stand apart from other games in the action genre. Not much has been done wrong, but for a 2010 release it feels outdated...even for the Wii (at least you can play it with the classic controller, thankfully). If you enjoy quirky anime humor, No More Heroes 2 is certainly worth a look. For everyone else, this is a decent action title...but you might be turned off by all of the weirdness.
yes: I recommend this product