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No More Heroes 2... I mean it; please, no more

The Globe and Mail hammers Ubisoft's actioner for its gratuitous, mindlessly vulgar, and wholly unsophisticated humour. From the story:

It feels as though the dialogue was written with 14-year-old boys in mind. Actually, strike that. It feels like it was written by a 14-year-old boy....

Don't get me wrong; I'm all for a few good sex jokes now and then, but the dirty humour on display here is less Superbad and more, well, just super bad. Dirty can be funny, but there needs to be something subtle, clever, and intelligent beneath, and No More Heroes 2's wit is wholly lacking these three traits.

Titles like this have effectively dulled any shock or frustration I might feel that non-gamers still view the medium as something intended for pubescent boys. Who can blame them when a supposedly "mature" game seems targeted directly at these children?

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is, despite strong play mechanics and nostalgia inducing mini-games, a step backward for video games. Its gratuitous, mindlessly vulgar, and wholly unsophisticated humour is simply intolerable. I'm shocked that anyone over the age of 16 would even sign off on it.

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dgroundwater2871d ago

People like this cannot be helped.

Demons Souls2870d ago

You mean people with opinions?

Mahr2870d ago

"You mean people with opinions?"

More like 'people with misinformed opinions'.

No More Heroes and its sequel are both satire -- they're designed in large part to poke fun at the very kind of game that Mr. Sapieha is claiming Desperate Struggle to be.

Leviathon64252869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

How can you make a misinformed opinion?... So... if my opinion of your comment is that doesn't make sense, im just lying to myself?... oh my..*head just exploded*

Mahr2869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

People don't make misinformed opinions, people have misinformed opinions.

Most opinions are based on information. When that information is correct, the opinion is informed. When that information is incorrect, the opinion is misinformed.

Similarly, Mr. Sapieha's opinion of Desperate Struggles is based off a number of assumptions about Suda51. These assumptions are wrong. Therefore, he is misinformed.

"So... if my opinion of your comment is that doesn't make sense, im just lying to myself"

If I make a comment that does not make sense to you, there's no objective way for you to be wrong about that because you're the expert on what does or does not make sense to you personally. In the context of your example, any opinion you draw from that information is therefore an informed opinion.

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ChickeyCantor2871d ago (Edited 2871d ago )

To actually go there, i think he missed the point of this game.
Cry us a strawberry on the shortcake dude.

"No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is, despite strong play mechanics and nostalgia inducing mini-games, a step backward for video games. Its gratuitous, mindlessly vulgar, and wholly unsophisticated humour is simply intolerable."

O wow, i hate DB like this guy.
Why do people think the future of gaming only holds "mature" and "deep" content?

Classic game elements will always be around.

Tetris is still more popular than any mature game.

indiemike2870d ago

Should also mention that Suda51 actually artistically puts his games together to actually have merit. This person just isn't seeing that.

Once you recognize that all the pieces of the first game (and the second, really) come together as a commentary on the western gamer, for example, it's hard not to have an appreciation for the game.

He's just hating on whatever he's seeing, which isn't an accurate judgment of the game at all.

...Which goes to show how unfortunate it is that most folks assume there can't be any symbolic merit to video games.

EvilTwin2870d ago

"Its gratuitous, mindlessly vulgar, and wholly unsophisticated humour is simply intolerable."
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Its cheesy on purpose, both in dialog and violence. Like a B-movie. Think Tarantino's Kill Bill.

And someone missed the whole social commentary in the last game, leading to the theme of the sequel.

tunaks12870d ago

wtf is wrong with this guy? No More Heroes is one of the most unique games we have surrounded by the FPS flood.
NMH is a breath of fresh air.

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