- Summary: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again. The follow-up to the popular No More Heroes will offer fans infectious, fun gameplay that allows you to wield not just one, but two swords and face multiple bosses simultaneously in bigger-than-ever boss battles. [Ubisoft]… Collapse
Jun 27, 2011No More Heroes 2 is freaking epic! A lot of video games these days lack the personality of NMH2. Travis Touchdown is quirky, tough, and downright funny. The bosses are all spectacular and deliver great dialogue. I was excited every time I encountered one. The open world from the first game was taken away and replaced with a menu based interface. I have no complaints about that as you get to go here and there really quickly (I will miss collecting stuff though). The whole story is great and really funny. The combat has been improved and now you get to double wield a pair of beam katanas. No More Heroes 2 is a great game that proves serious gamers can have fun on the Wii (you also want to check out MadWorld). I give it a 9.75!… Expand
Mar 3, 2011I have a hard time deciding if this is the best game on the Wii or the best game [period] GRAPHICS: Perfect. It feels like playing a cartoon- an awesome cartoon. Great style and greater cool factor. 10/10
ADVENTURE: Travis Touchdown may be the greatest murdering sociopath hero ever. Every encounter feels epic. Every character is memorable. The minigames, humor, and mindblowing awesomeness of it all just cannot be praised enough. 10/10
MECHANICS: Solid. Except for one part playing as Shinobu (jump puzzle/boss fight) I never had any problem with the controls. They were fun (Wiiiii) and intuitive. 9/10
EXTRAS: Did I mention how awesome everything about this game is? Desperate Struggle embraced and ridiculed everything that is gamer/anime/dork culture. I could spend the next 4213 characters explaining how lights out fantastic this game is, but then you would be wasting time not playing it which would be a horrible loss. 11/10… Expand
Sep 1, 2010this is one of my favourite releases this year, the humour, the controls, bloodiness, the music was absolutely perfect, its so god damn catchy "From Dusk Till Dawn" is my favourite tune, but i think the story sucked though, its not as good as the first game though in story, and i was getting hyped for the revenge idea "even though that storyline is over used"
but controls, graphics and the rest has improved over the first game, but i seriously want to ride my motorcycle i reckon its dumb getting rid of it :(
but nether-less its a good game its worth a buy… Expand
Jul 28, 2013This 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].… Expand