No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 190 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 190
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  1. Jul 28, 2013
    6
    This game goes backwards. I don't really enjoy the fact the Santa Destroy has gone from being an actual city to a select-and-click map.

    The 2D minigames can be considered artsy but they are quite flat and tedious. The NPCs no longer evolve through the game, they are just waiting there, on the map, for you to visit them. There's an event at the beginning of the game that makes Travis
    This game goes backwards. I don't really enjoy the fact the Santa Destroy has gone from being an actual city to a select-and-click map.

    The 2D minigames can be considered artsy but they are quite flat and tedious.

    The NPCs no longer evolve through the game, they are just waiting there, on the map, for you to visit them. There's an event at the beginning of the game that makes Travis take revenge on the death of a friend yes, now he cares for people while slicing others into little pieces in the process of caring and avenging.

    Controls and combat are fine for Travis alone with the LITTLE exception that all his suplexes look practically the same. There's another dude that's controlled pretty much like Travis but that specializes in long range attacks.

    The camera is a nightmare; specially during Shinobu's missions, which are also a horror to control, the girl can't just simply jump properly.

    In the end, the whole game universe has been deprived of its soul.

    [No wonder its creator said he had already done all there was to do with Travis in the first No More Heroes].
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  2. Sep 3, 2012
    7
    No More Heroes, while one of the best games available on the Wii, was extremely flawed but fantastic experience, this sequel to it does have less issues but is still a flawed game that's worth every second of your time with it. The story is much better written and thought out this time, it's easy to follow and Travis isn't treated like some super dork this time around, it's funnier, packsNo More Heroes, while one of the best games available on the Wii, was extremely flawed but fantastic experience, this sequel to it does have less issues but is still a flawed game that's worth every second of your time with it. The story is much better written and thought out this time, it's easy to follow and Travis isn't treated like some super dork this time around, it's funnier, packs a lot more cooler content, more playable characters, a deathmatch mode which allows you to fight the bosses over again after you beat the game, and the graphics have been greatly improved over it's predecessor, but by far the best change it made was removing the need to collect a certain amount of money in order to progress, which makes the game so much better and finally allows you to buy all those cool outfits and other stuff. Now while all these changes are great and make this game better than the first the game it's still extremely flawed. The mini-games that you play for cash and get stronger are now 8-bit style throwbacks. I appreciate that they tried to make the mini-games better but honestly I only really enjoyed one or two. My biggest complaint with the game is the gameplay, it's you standard hack and slash with tough boss fights and a crazy style and sense of humor that deserves to be played, but I just can't help but feel that the game is somehow lacking. Despite this the game is better than the first and deserves to be played, so if your looking for an awesome and mature game for your Wii look no further, even with it's flaws it's still a great purchase. Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2013
    7
    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle represents an old-school game with a lot of blood and sexual innuendos. The story is very simple Travis is thrown back into the rankings and must fight to become number 1 yet again. That way to the top is filled with many boss fights that are sometimes brutal on higher difficulties. The presentation is still as wacky as the game's characters, like whenNo More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle represents an old-school game with a lot of blood and sexual innuendos. The story is very simple Travis is thrown back into the rankings and must fight to become number 1 yet again. That way to the top is filled with many boss fights that are sometimes brutal on higher difficulties. The presentation is still as wacky as the game's characters, like when you save your game Travis goes to the bathroom for a nice long save. The gameplay is simple but effective, it is basically a button masher at heart but it has some variety throughout. The gameplay is bloody and the jokes are crude so No more Heroes 2 is more No More Heroes and that is a good thing. Expand
  4. Sep 12, 2013
    7
    So this was the only really great games I played on the Wii. Travis Touchdown is the best hero that can ever be made and the games tone makes his motivation that much more of a troll. No More Heroes is really a gem on top of a hill garbage that have been made for a lease liked console in resent history. The game looks very comic book like, with no limits to far they will go to just make aSo this was the only really great games I played on the Wii. Travis Touchdown is the best hero that can ever be made and the games tone makes his motivation that much more of a troll. No More Heroes is really a gem on top of a hill garbage that have been made for a lease liked console in resent history. The game looks very comic book like, with no limits to far they will go to just make a poop joke or references that only make since to pro wrestling fans would get this game leave gamers behind on the funny side. the action is nothing less than repetitive but thats nothinig really new when you talk about Wii games. The story is ok but the really good parts about this game is the voice acting and the way the game looks. Regardless of this flaws its still a good game and no one can tell me otherwise. Expand

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#9 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
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#40 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 68 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. In conclusion, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is an entertaining game, although it does suffer from some minor gameplay nuisances with the dodgy camera.
  2. If you're a fan of the first game but found it somewhat flawed in some areas, this sequel does a good job on rectifying almost all of them. The visuals are somewhat improved, the plot is interesting and full of fun characters and gameplay is solid. Minor technical flaws aren't enough to dampen the overall experience all too much.
  3. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle has more style, fresh ideas and great music than any human ever can handle. It's a better game than the original No More Heroes, but still has some minor gameplay disturbances.