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  • Summary: Seven years have passed since the events of No More Heroes, and The Bad is determined to exact his revenge on Travis Touchdown. Just like the original cult classic, players will have to battle through multiple punk-rock levels and defeat over-the-top bosses.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Dec 19, 2019
    80
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - Complete Edition on PS4 is almost identical to the Switch version. Nothing new was added, and even the old flaws are still intact. The inclusion of DLC content adds great value to what is already a highly replayable title.
  2. Oct 17, 2019
    80
    Travis Strikes Again delivers a meaningful experience through meaningless actions. Its hyperactive changes of style and fun combat do plenty to curb some intentionally frustrating design.
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Ultimately, the Complete Edition is the best way to experience this spin-off, as it is a solid game in its own right and serves as an excellent, if different, primer for No More Heroes 3.
  4. Oct 28, 2019
    60
    Travis Strikes Again is more of an appetizer for No More Heroes 3, and it’s hard to consider it a full fledged title. But if you are a die hard fan of the series, maybe it’s not a bad idea to give it a try.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    60
    Suda51 is nothing if not subtle. His games always feel outrageous and over-the-top in ways that can be difficult to hold onto some measure of appeal. I love his stuff solely because I can never expect what he’s going to do. Travis Strikes Again was a huge disappointment because it doesn’t have the same high energy or memorable experiences of its predecessors. I do like all of the weird mixed media stuff going on but if you strip the presentation away, there isn’t anything left worth sticking around for.
  6. Nov 7, 2019
    60
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition might be a limited experience with repetitive gameplay, but long time series fans will find plenty to enjoy in the narrative.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 18, 2019
    40
    Travis Strikes Again spends so much time calling back to other games, it forgets to be fun itself. [Issue#169, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 6, 2020
    10
    one of the best stories in all of video games. it's really amazing how it touches on topics only video games can do justice
  2. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    This game is awesome and the return to form of Suda51. It's been a long time since I had this much fun with a friend on a coop game. i recommend it
  3. Sep 6, 2020
    5
    The long-awaited return of Travis Touchdown breaks away Nintendo exclusivity with all of its DLC in tow. Meant as more of a teaser for No MoreThe long-awaited return of Travis Touchdown breaks away Nintendo exclusivity with all of its DLC in tow. Meant as more of a teaser for No More Heroes 3 (and possibly Shadows of the Damned 2) rather than the next main entry in the series, Travis Strikes Again features a more arcade style of gameplay with an emphasis on co-op and top-down hack 'n slash action. It's simplistic to a fault as all you're given are a light and heavy attack that can't be chained together in any way to create combos. Grasshopper Manufacture tried to add some depth via rechargable skill chip abilities and giving each stage its own unique mechanic (one might incorporate some platforming while another will have you rotating sections of the map to open up paths), but at the end of the day it all boils down to simply button mashing your way through wave after wave of bland enemy types and I grew tired of that before I even finished the first level.

    What ultimately kept playing outside of my completionist attitude was an interest in seeing just what kind of weirdness director Suda51 came up with this time. The plot is disappointingly told through a sometimes tedious to click through visual novel, but the sense of humor and fourth wall breaking antics you would expect are still in place. I really enjoyed seeing Suda tie so many of his games together into one shared universe and the game-within-a-game premise allows for a lot of meta commentary on the industry. Writing and setting-wise this ranks among his strangest works, which should excite any member of his fanbase. I only wish it had been presented in a more enjoyable manner than just text on the screen.

    Outside of sharing the same protagonist, the only time this actually looks like a No More Heroes game is during the boss fights. These creatively designed encounters are easily the highlight of the package, but given how limited you are in combat they are in no way able to elevate the experience above its faults in the same way they did for the previous two titles. While certainly packed with content the repetitive nature, lackluster storytelling method, and obvious budgetary constraints made this too much of a chore to play for me to even consider giving it another go on New Game + or grinding enough to fully level up each character. As a result, this is the first Grasshopper/Suda production I've blatantly disliked.
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  4. Oct 26, 2019
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Probably the worst Grassehopper / Suda51 game.

    The story is poor, the gameplay is way too basic, and level's musics are unbearable.

    The only good point for fans are all the little easter eggs. You can see Dan from Killer 7, Mondo Zappa from Killer is Dead, Garcia & Johnson from Shadows of the Damned and more. But it is unfortunately not enough to make a good game.

    Goichi Suda, if you port No More Heroes, Killer 7, Killer is Dead and Shadows of the Damned on PS4, then maybe i will forgive you this.
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