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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: 41 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Jan 21, 2019
    10
    Initial impressions

    It's definitely a Suda game, it's definitely a Travis game, all the same humor is there. You still jerk off your beam
    Initial impressions

    It's definitely a Suda game, it's definitely a Travis game, all the same humor is there. You still jerk off your beam katana to recharge it (yes that's a thing lol), you still save the game by sitting on the toilet. You have regular attacks, heavy attacks, special moves with the R button and you also collect other special skills throughout the game. The first level is like a hack and slash attacking large waves of enemies so far with a big boss at the end (I'm assuming) which IS like No More Heroes games. However the difference is it's much more freedom instead of confined duals like in NMH games. They were much less on the freedom and more on timing your attacks properly. I have yet to see more and hack and slash is only the first game. I read that he's melding multiple genres into the different games Travis gets sucked into.

    The premise is Travis got a hold of a demonic videogame console and that's why he's in different games. It's a Travis game mostly cuz if you read up on the history of Travis Touchdown he's a gamer and big anime nerd (otaku). It has a bunch of little jabs making fun of gamers with raunchy humor. Oh and the other difference is the camera angle is more pulled back so not directly behind your character because it's supposed to be a call back to retro and indie games. That's the big focus he's trying to give indies more exposure.

    Definitely NOT "trash" like the internet believes.
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  2. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    Thanks suda51 for new masterpiece! Starting game today and liked it so much!
  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 23, 2019
    8
    Great game full of surprises, references, and many fun things to find and do throughout. Game is plays like a old school beat 'em up with aGreat game full of surprises, references, and many fun things to find and do throughout. Game is plays like a old school beat 'em up with a surprising amount of complexity thanks to the chip system that allows you 4 combos you can customize to fit your needs and play style. The games presentation often feels low budget and Indie but not really in a bad way at all, its quirky and charming more than anything. My only major complaint is the Second Death Ball Stage felt extremely drug out and the last is filled with so many enemies that it often pushes the games fighting mechanics to the breaking point and makes the game feel cheap at times. Everything in-between felt enjoyable, and ran at a practically constant stable frame-rate with no real slowdown or pop in. If you enjoyed Suda 51s past work do check it out, its more of the same weirdness you likely already love with a new style of game-play! Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2019
    8
    Когда смотришь трейлер «Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes», складывается впечатление, что это солянка, сварганенная на скорую руку. ТакКогда смотришь трейлер «Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes», складывается впечатление, что это солянка, сварганенная на скорую руку. Так может показаться и на первый взгляд, и на второй, и на третий, и даже когда пройдёшь игру полностью. Ей не стоит давать шанса в ожидании запредельных высот, а она в свою очередь не собирается компенсировать потраченное большинством игроков время, и всё-таки… Тем единицам, кому удастся увидеть в ней комплексный проект и даже потенциальный хит, лишь остаётся быть непонятыми ни со стороны фанатской базы Nintendo, ни массой среднестатистических геймеров и, матерясь, тихим сапом войти в ряды поклонников творчества SUDA51, потому что последнее слово тут всегда будет за автором. Ведь даже если попытаться предугадать то, чем придётся заниматься после рядовой схватки с боссом, велика вероятность, что суждение окажется ошибочным. 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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