Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wii Bargain Bin: No More Heroes Review Summary

No More Heroes Wii Box Art


Off to the bargain bins again and this time out we're looking for a Wii original "No More Heroes" which first hit the shelves way back in January 2008. It's popularity spawned a sequel in 2010, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle and a port  to the Xbox 360 and Ps3 titled "No More Heroes' Paradise".

Designed by none other than Suda51 aka Goichi Suda, you play as Travis Touchdown, a card carrying otaku, who lives in the fictional town of Santa Destroy, California. After an unexpected turn of events, and the purchase of a light saber on ebay, you find yourself on the bottom rung of an Assassins' organization. You must  prove yourself worthy and defeat 10 other bloodthirsty killers, all with deep stories of their own, to make your way to the top of the assassin's league.

The game features a free roaming world with Travis moving around on foot or on his trusty scooter, the "Schpeltiger". Originally planned as an ultraviolent title to rival Manhunt 2, the copious amounts of blood were later replaced with black pixels and coins spurting from fallen enemies, resulting in final ratings of Pegi 16+ and ESRB M.

The reviews at the time were resoundingly positive, with Metacrtic awarding it a score of  83% from 64 critc reviews.

Quote of the Bunch:
"SUDA-51 has delivered a game that can match its absurd premise with equally stimulating gameplay, making for one of the most unique and satisfying action games in recent memory"
Gamespot.

Reviews Summary
A true joy of creation that is too rarely seen in gaming.
The overall weird factor of the game are the main reason to check it out
F...ing awesome.
Some mystic element about it that makes it worth playing.
Top-tier mature gaming and pitch-perfect swordplay.
A funky, fun third-person hack and slash marred by some boring open world side-missions.
A unique title with some genius moments.
Open world sections do more harm than good
A love letter to videogames that never grows old, tired, or dull
There are few games as good as this on any platform.

The only surving...
Official Game site (Japanese)

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5 comments:

gnome said...

And the prodigal gnome returns to much rejoicing and mad chanting! Waves, smiles and notices he's forgotten to wear underwear.

Oops.

Fantastic game mind. Should definitely (finally too) grab it for my almost-forgotten Wii.

Elderly Gamer said...

80.....

(averts eyes...)

Alf!!!!! hit the censor button!!!

phew!! perhaps when your.. erm.. dressed..(coughs..) I can send Alf over to dust off you Wii....

:(

Blog Narrator said...

80........

Alf The Helper said...

:(

Nope not going....

Anonymous said...

(Wolf whistle.....)