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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 74
  2. Negative: 8 out of 74
  1. Jan 16, 2019
    90
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is outrageous. The game is uncompromisingly zany: full of smart design, fluid combat, and laugh out loud personality front to back. While some may be turned off by its low budget feel and disjointed design, those who can look past these rough edges will find a hack-and-slash so quirky that it’ll be tough not to fall in love. This title stands as a shining beacon of bold creativity and anyone who values risk-taking in games owes it to themself to give Travis Strikes Again a shot.
  2. Jan 16, 2019
    81
    Suda Goichi pays homage to some of the best indie games with Travis Strikes Again. We found lots of pop culture references, a unique sense of humor and some unique mechanics, although some elements such as camera and jump controls are not polished, and combat becomes repetitive.
  3. 80
    Thankfully, even if it’s a little weird and limited in some respects, Travis Strikes Again is a fun game that makes me excited for the future of the series.
  4. 70
    Playing Travis Strikes Again is an experience I'm glad I had, even if I wouldn't recommend it as a fun game. As a biting reflection of the ridiculousness of hardcore video game fans it's less successful than previous games, and its smaller scale makes the still-repetitive fighting even more dull. But the weirdness remains, and the Kafkaesque story of the Death Drive console paired with Suda51's signature takes on Japanese and American culture — plus the frequently enjoyable mish-mash of retro aesthetics — makes for a satisfyingly eccentric game unlike many others.
  5. Jan 16, 2019
    68
    Travis is back, but it tries to stretch out its low budget too much and ends up becoming quite simplistic and repetitive. It’s great for NMH and Suda51 fans, but it would’ve been nice having a shorter game with deeper and more diverse gameplay.
  6. Jan 16, 2019
    60
    If you’re willing to play a decent brawler that’s regularly interrupted by junky D-grade platforming to get to the madness, you’ll get a lot out of it. If you’re looking for a gameplay tour-de-force instead of a weird trip, you should probably look elsewhere.
  7. Jan 16, 2019
    40
    The disappointment is up to the punk, idiotic and meta fun that the first two No More Heroes provided. Admiring the independent scene that has revolutionized the video game in recent years, Suda51 gives the impression of having missed the hype train with this new, painful game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 57
  2. Negative: 5 out of 57
  1. Jan 24, 2019
    10
    Very fun game that does everything right. The combat is basic yet give you the chance to customize it to pull off amazing combos and theVery fun game that does everything right. The combat is basic yet give you the chance to customize it to pull off amazing combos and the bosses are all unique and each have different and personalities, all very charming and give tough fights. Blast from start to finish Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    No More Heroes is one of my favourite game franchise. So happy to see my boy Travis again!
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    Travis is back with a lot of Suda51 characters in cameo! Good story, nice visuals and music +really funny and intresting gameplay. AbsolutellyTravis is back with a lot of Suda51 characters in cameo! Good story, nice visuals and music +really funny and intresting gameplay. Absolutelly must have for all nintendo switch owners, i also by this console to play in it. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2019
    9
    A great game, great humor !!! The game is very cool, this position can be recommended especially to retro fans.
  5. Jan 21, 2019
    8
    Not only a fun and stylish game in its own right, but also a wonderful treat for all Suda fans. The co-op mode is a first for the series and aNot only a fun and stylish game in its own right, but also a wonderful treat for all Suda fans. The co-op mode is a first for the series and a welcome addition. Simple gameplay is easy to jump into at first while growing more involving (and more difficult) with time, as the player unlocks additional abilities and encounters more of the game's wide variety of enemy types. In keeping with the series' tradition, the boss fights are the true highlight of the game - they all pose a unique, fun and engaging challenge to cap off each of the game's levels. The minigames do a good job of spicing up the game inbetween other sections, although they can be a bit hit-or-miss at times. The story, told through cutscenes as well as a series of neat VN-style segments, shows Suda51's personal talent and work, more so than any of his recent creations, by continuing Travis' tale and tying it together with a veriety of the director's other titles, such as Shadows Of The Damned and The Silver Case. Recommended for everyone, but a definite must-play for fans of Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51 Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2021
    7
    Travis Strikes Again is a game that seems unmatched in terms of creativity and uniqueness. We see so many wacky and bizarre things in thisTravis Strikes Again is a game that seems unmatched in terms of creativity and uniqueness. We see so many wacky and bizarre things in this game from the intro movies to the music and to the level design as well. This game might be the best example of Suda51's signature style. However, the gameplay is a totally different story. Levels drone on for way too long and combat is way too repetitive. Since combat is the main mechanic of the game, if it's bad, it ruins the whole game. It's unfortunate that TSA had the potential to be such a cool spin off to No More Heroes but due to its flaws, it came up short. I would still recommend this to a hardcore Suda/No More Heroes fan because of the awesome style/aesthetic. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2019
    0
    That awkward moment when creator of this 'game' literally blackmails you to buy it, or else No More Heroes 3 won't exist.
    I was hoping this
    That awkward moment when creator of this 'game' literally blackmails you to buy it, or else No More Heroes 3 won't exist.
    I was hoping this is going to be at least decent experience.. Nope. It's a literal pile of crap. It looks like crap, it plays like crap. Occasional jokes are funny, yet they are like 0.005% of the game content.
    The most interesting and detailed location in the game is hub area. There are no gameplay elements in hub area. That's probably why it's okay. The music in hub is nice, too.
    Some people say 'oh man it's mini game compilation whadda ya want!'. I wish there was a single mini game in the first 7 or so hours that is remotely interesting. The rest of the gameplay consists of mashing Y or X buttons till all the bulletsponge (or hitsponge in this case) enemies on the screen die. Just to proceed to next screen with more bulletsponge enemies.
    Don't buy it. Blackmailing is bad. Being voluntarily blackmailed is plain stupid. And that's what creator of this game is proposing you. I'd rather prefer him do a Kickstarter or something.. But no thanks, not after this.
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