Destructoid: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Review

The thing about Suda's games is that there is always that question -- "Is that a mistake, or is it a comment on gaming/society/meaning of life?" It's an impossible question to answer, and one that invigorates Suda's fans as much as it infuriates his detractors. That's the thing about No More Heroes 2 that will probably puzzle people on both sides of that divide the most: the game is really low on anything that could be interpreted as a mistake. It's extremely well crafted from beginning to end, and rarely (if ever) sacrifices fun for delivering a message.

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LoaMcLoa3241d ago

Awesome review, Destructoid. Can't wait till it comes out in Europe :)

A Cupcake for Gabe3240d ago

I sold my Wii 6 months ago, so I am going to have to wait for the PS3 version.....

Awesome score though. NMH on Wii was outstanding, but never got the recognition it deserved. Probably because M-Rated Games + Wii = Bad Sales. Who knows. I will always blame "The Casual Gamer" Marketing that Reggie and NoA used when using 11yer olds and Grandparents to dominate the States. NOTE: JP gamers buy hardcore games on the Wii, just not in America, where the only thing that sells is Pony LUV and WiiFit. Ok and NSMBWii too, Have to give that game the credit that's do.

Smacktard3240d ago

and now you realize that it was Suda's best-selling game, that it sold more than his game Killer 7 on the PS2, and that it sold well enough to make one of the people who worked on the game "weep with joy", and well-enough to warrant a sequel.

So basically, you're another one of those guys that thinks "HURR ANYTHING LESS THAN 1 MILLION SALES = FAILURE"

A Cupcake for Gabe3240d ago

Look at US vs JP sales on hardcore/casual games.

sikbeta3240d ago

Both of you above, stop!, the game got a Great Score, so focus on the game instead of making a salez-war...

dgroundwater3240d ago

I bought it first day along with Mass Effect 2. Too bad I won't play NMH2 until I finish Mass Effect 2 however ;)

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Mahr3241d ago

He likes it! Hey, Mikey!

EvilTwin3240d ago

I'm not gonna have time to get back to my apartment tonight to play any NMH2, but this review sure makes me want to.

asdr3wsfas3240d ago

How is it? My copy is in the mail.

EvilTwin3240d ago

If you loved the first one, you'll love this one.

I only got in three hours last night. Kinda miss the sandbox, some of the 8-bit games are a tad wonky, and I haven't opened up the assassination/revenge side missions (which only GS mentions: )

Overall, I'm 0.00000000000000001% underwhelmed. I had no expectations for the first game, and it blew me away. But I've been hyped for this one and my expectations were much higher. Plus, a direct sequel two years later isn't going to be quite as fresh as the original.

But I've still got a lot of the game to play, and I think I'll end up satisfied. Just wait 'til you get to the third boss. It's far stranger than anything in the first game. And the dialog? Priceless.

asdr3wsfas3240d ago

The first game amazed me and ate up 67 hours of my time. I hated the sandbox and minigames except for the 8bit shooter. I loved the boss battle idea and now that I found out the boss rush mode and what you said I think this game will rule.

EvilTwin3240d ago

If you loved the shooter in the first one, you will absolutely love "Bizarre Jerry (Jelly)," the game in Travis' apartment. Between that and the 8-bit pizza delivery game (an homage to Rad Racer), I lost at least an hour just with them.

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kauza3240d ago

My copy is also in the mail. Looking forward to checking it out; I didn't enjoy the first one very much, but it looks like a lot of what I didn't like isn't present in the sequel.

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