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  • 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] Expand
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. 100
    A brilliantly twisted love letter to the videogame medium, scrawled in blood and pixels.
  2. In every way, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle is a better game than No More Heroes.
  3. All in all the game is a marked improvement over the first, with the addition of new weapons, a great sound track, and the same brilliant combat.
  4. The combination of wonderful anime-inspired visuals, blood-spattered combat, and loving homages to video games of yesteryear, No More Heroes 2 lampoons and praises our hobby while providing an amazing gaming experience all its own.
  5. Same great dialogue and voice acting.
  6. While the quirky details aren't as well formed compared to its predecessor, Desperate Struggle's broad strokes are still joyously insane. Far from perfect, infuriating at times, but uproarious and unforgettable all the same.
  7. Fans of the original wanting to know where Travis has been will want to pick this up, while people new to the Suda 51 universe would be best at a rental.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Oct 21, 2012
    This game gets a 10 because of its simple, fun combat system, multiple boss fights, and one of the best messages ever given to the player through gameplay alone, that revenge isn't all it's cut out to be. Expand
  2. LukeK.
    Jan 29, 2010
    A stylized, hedonistic action game that people with the necessary sense of humor will truly appreciate. Epic yet absurd battles combine with the hilariously self-aware dialogue to form a masterpiece. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    No More Heroes 1 was great, but this is simply amazing. Definitely one of the best games on the system. Seriously, if you're old enough and have a Wii, pick this game up NOW! Expand
  4. MattA
    Feb 6, 2010
    No More heroes 2, the sequel to the first game released in 2008. Now, generally the removed alot of flaws in the new game, however removed a few things that made you wonder "why did they remove that?" Well, the main thing they removed that may piss someone off is a second secret ending, which was present in the first game. Another quick fault they felt was once every while your hand/arm would cramp up really badly (but it's a wii game, it happens sadly.) However there is much more good then bad. The game play has been smoothed out, and camera has been changed to an extend to improve it. Another positive is there is 3 characters that you can play as, and one can actually jump. Aside from that, graphics have improved and the increase in boss fights was a nice touch as well (or perhaps a nice touchdown.) Generally, if you're a fan of the first game by all mean pick up this game or your wii collection of games filled with boring games, a pick up would be recommended. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2012
    Reaper, reaper that is what you call this game Why? Because it rocks you fool. Travis Touchdown is back, but it is sad no overworld. I love the arcade games and want more. The boss fights on Bitter Difficulty are epic. I press the A button on the wii remote so much I almst broke my thumb. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2011
    Fantastic gameplay, incredible characters, fantastic graphics, great comedy, great boss battles, fantastic music, and great amounts of unlockable material Expand
  7. marcC
    Feb 18, 2010
    I was going to give this game a solid 10 but for the absurd difficulty on shinobus mission in sweet mode. Im giving it a 3 Yeah it starts off great but in shinobus first mission in the game after you battle bad guys you have to destroy things to take out beams that block your progress you have all the time in the world and no eemies are coming at you but there is one device on a wall I can not hit with my range attack or upclose It takes several trys to jump from the perch you can climb onto to the perch accross from this final one and even when your accross from it your to low to hit it with a range attack and you cant reach it So apparently you have to jump at it and hit or So I was reading but I just can't do it. ALso you think your gonna get to fight 50 people cause after you beat the first guy your told your ranked number 51 But then you fight number 50 and 24 of hiss groupies all at once as one on one battle you win and are now ranked 25 after 2 more battles 4 in total your ranked 23 your told you will fight 12 opponenets but you only fight one opponent And I guess something happened to the other 11 cause all of a sudden you are ranked number 11 or 10 Yeah I forgot the ranking Then comes the shinobu mission which starts off awesome but reaches a point where you wish there was an easier mode than sweet. Yeah I don't mind getting my butt kicked by one of the bad guys but when I get my butt kicked by a puzzle well thats just annoying. Expand

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