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  • Summary: Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence. There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above. What kind of crazy dangerous assassins will Travis face off against this time?!
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  1. Positive: 69 out of 101
  2. Negative: 1 out of 101
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 7, 2021
    95
    No More Heroes III is a violent action game, an open-world do-gooder sim, a dorky dad story and a tribute/parody of "popcorn classic blockbusters" all in one. [Issue #55 – October 2021, p. 67]
  2. 90
    Credit must go to Nintendo for supporting this project, though. Yes, it might be the “safest” game that Goichi Suda has produced in quite some time, and the energy is just not the same when he’s retreading old ideas rather than creating something new. But then Goichi Suda on a flat day is still more creative than 99 per cent of the auteurs out there, and No More Heroes III is still big, colourful, bold and filled with surrealistic humour. With the energy dialled right up to the maximum, it’s hard not to love something this brash.
  3. Aug 26, 2021
    80
    No More Heroes 3 is grindhouse cinema in video game form, with a story that resembles the Saiyan Arc from Dragon Ball Z if it were directed by Quentin Tarantino. It doesn't take the series in any new directions and it has poor visuals and performance issues, but it's still an absolute blast to play.
  4. Oct 14, 2021
    80
    Travis Touchdown has grown in his “final installment” of No More Heroes. Because of this, the overall game has a different feel than previous entries and might be why it’s my favorite game in the franchise. Travis is a much more likeable character with some tangible realizations of action’s consequences. Paired with an interesting story, this makes No More Heroes 3 the best entry in the series. If you are a fan, No More Heroes 3 should definitely be added to your library.
  5. Sep 8, 2021
    75
    No More Heroes III is a wild ride though a psychedelic warzone that begs to be experienced. The technical issues and slog of an open world drag it down at times, but it never stopped me from wanting to see it through. I really wish the game had been released on more powerful hardware as it is clear the team had bigger ambitions than the Switch could handle. Still if you have enjoyed previous entries then this is a no-brainer. Definitely a solid end to the trilogy and one of the most unique games you will play ever.
  6. Aug 27, 2021
    70
    No More Heroes 3 can count on a funny story, absurd characters, an impeccable direction and very solid fights. At the same time, however, the promise of an open world worthy of this name is betrayed to say the least, with some of the worst levels ever seen in recent years.
  7. Aug 26, 2021
    40
    If you had a mandate for all of the things a No More Heroes game shouldn't be, "boring" would be near the top of the list, but this sequel frequently is just that. No More Heroes 3 lacks the irreverent charm and personality of its predecessors. Combat picks up the slack, and there's a degree of vivid style to be found there, but the game falters in so many other areas. After an 11-year wait, maybe No More Heroes 3 was always destined to fall short of our expectations. But to end without so much as a touchdown is a mighty disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 84
  2. Negative: 6 out of 84
  1. Aug 28, 2021
    10
    Please guys, ignore the low score reviews, this guys don't know what they're saying. NMH is a great franchise.
  2. Aug 29, 2021
    10
    Hecho para los fans, sistema de combate adictivo, es necesario pasarse las entregas previas para entender mejor las situaciones.

    Se confirma
    Hecho para los fans, sistema de combate adictivo, es necesario pasarse las entregas previas para entender mejor las situaciones.

    Se confirma el multiverso y la guerra temporal para No More Heroes 4.
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  3. Aug 31, 2021
    10
    This game is a wild trip! what a ride ladies and gentlemen... yeah, graphics are like an early Xbox360 game but who gives a f*ck about that,This game is a wild trip! what a ride ladies and gentlemen... yeah, graphics are like an early Xbox360 game but who gives a f*ck about that, the game is insane, the combat is nice and refreshing, the art style and aesthetics are something else... the story is ultra bizarre, total bonkers! a lysergic experience totally worth it... I've beaten all the previous NMH and i think that NMH 3 is the best in the series... Probably my personal GOTY 2021... Thank you Suda51 for this crazy adventure. Expand
  4. Sep 9, 2021
    9
    LOVED IT. No More Heroes III is the best entry in the series. Although the game suffers the same faults as in previous entries, it's still aLOVED IT. No More Heroes III is the best entry in the series. Although the game suffers the same faults as in previous entries, it's still a blast. As usual, the characters steal the show, especially Travis and new villain, FU. Every boss fight is fun to experience and I mean it when I say you should go into this blind because NMH3 throws so many fun surprises. It really helps to play the previous games so you have an attachment with certain characters. The final fight was a huge treat for NMH fans and newcomers alike. Despite its flaws, I still had an amazing time with NMH3. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    9
    Quién compra un No More Heroes por su mundo abierto? Todos los que seguimos la saga sabemos de sus problemas de frame rate, de su mundoQuién compra un No More Heroes por su mundo abierto? Todos los que seguimos la saga sabemos de sus problemas de frame rate, de su mundo abierto vacío, de sus tiempos de carga largos y de su baja calidad gráfica... Pero acaso importa? Para gráficos chulos en 4k tengo otras consolas. Lo que vuelve grande a No More Heroes es su historia, la empatía con Travis Touchdown, la irreverencia y genialidad de Suda, el sistema de combate chulísimo, las épicas batallas contra los bosses y su banda sonora excepcional. Esta tercera parte es un éxtasis visual que refina el combate a un nivel satisfactorio, a mi parecer es el mejor de todos. Además todas las batallas están muy bien optimizadas para lograr los 60 FPS estables. Se me ha enchinado la piel en muchas partes, me he impresionado y hasta se me han aguado los ojos. Me he divertido un montón caminando por el mundo abierto, viendo sus bugs, sus pop ups y algunos glitches. Es diversión en estado puro, sin pretensiones. Para quien nunca haya tocado un juego de la saga, entiendo que se pueda decepcionar y odiar el juego, sobretodo por los estándares gráficos de hoy en día, pero si comprendes que la esencia de estos juegos no radica en eso, encontrarás una joya de culto. No le doy un 10 porque se me crasheó en algunas ocasiones con las misiones secundarias, pero bueno, espero saquen un parche. Expand
  6. Sep 25, 2021
    8
    "No More Heroes III is one of those games that you just love or can't do anything with. We find the latest part of the series simply wonderful"No More Heroes III is one of those games that you just love or can't do anything with. We find the latest part of the series simply wonderful and above all wonderfully wacky. The storyline is immediately appealing and the wacky characters and dialogues create a great atmosphere. In terms of gameplay, you get great action and a few small bugs. In return, the graphics and especially the great Japanese soundtrack are pleasing. If you would like to have the latest part of the series, you should gladly take a look at "No More Heroes III" for the Nintendo Switch. Give the game a chance, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2021
    0
    I'm a huge fan of the series but even with fanboy goggles idk how you could excuse this game even on a technical level, never mind the awfulI'm a huge fan of the series but even with fanboy goggles idk how you could excuse this game even on a technical level, never mind the awful story(even when compared to the other games) and mind-numbingly boring combat. There's a few good boss fights but this is easily the weakest of the trilogy.

    The open world performance might actually be worse than the original because the pop in and frame rate drops are far more frequent than 1 which ran pretty smooth for a wii game but 3 has no excuse given its on more advanced technology. Id be more forgiving of the open world if it was more than just a retread of the first game but it isn't, you'll be doing the same padded out gameplay as before only not as charming because its just more of the same.

    The combat is honestly pretty garbage and kind of proves that most people praising it never played the original games. The low/high stance mechanic has been replaced with a generic light/heavy attack move set that gets old very quickly. The game also introduces cooldown abilities which just shows how the devs are trying to appeal to morons who need to spam things like the deathglove to win.

    And the story, hooo boy what a heap of garbage. Further proof that the "gamers" praising it never played the first 2 games because if they did then it would be obvious how much NMH3 jumps the shark from a writing standpoint. Now I know what those who were dropped at a young age will probably say, "bUt dA FiRsT GaEmZ WeR SiLLy ToO" but what they fail to understand is that the originals were gradual in their absurdity, they built up to their moments where as 3 blows its load right from the start. Beyond the Intro cutscene the game is in a constant downward spiral of references to past games, 4th wall breaking that stopped being funny a while ago, and cutscenes that never know when to stop

    The music is easily the worst of the trilogy, I had high hopes after hearing that red orca was a track until I found out they butchered the best part of the song and that it was the only memorable piece of music in the entire game. None of the other tracks stood out to me.

    Bottom line: this is the third game in a series that does very little to innovate from the previous entries and in stead opts to retread the same territory of the first game while repeating the same mistakes. If you're a binary thinking monkey who enjoys "LOL so randum!" type humor then you will probably clap your hands at the funny things/pretty colors on screen but if you're a dedicated fan of the series and wanted to see anything other than more of the same then you'll be left out in the cold.
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