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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 onceNo 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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Score distribution:
  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. Nintendo Gamer
    90
    A Suda51 game anyone can enjoy. [Mar 2010, p.44]
  3. 90
    Quirky, crass, and incredibly fun, Suda51's stylish sequel to 2008's No More Heroes slashes its way onto the Wii with even more boss battles, much-improved gameplay, and loads of worthwhile new content.
  4. Those that loved No More Heroes will really enjoy Desperate Struggle. The winning gameplay has been retained and polished for an even more enjoyable experience, and the changes made to the overall gameplay makes things a lot more accessible, quicker, and more fun overall.
  5. Same great dialogue and voice acting.
  6. The game's concessions to traditional game design make No More Heroes 2 a more palatable, satisfying experience. But in doing so, you feel Suda 51 and his team have moved away from Grasshopper's boisterous 'Punk's Not Dead' slogan.
  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: 43 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. Oct 21, 2012
    10
    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 playerThis 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. KennyR.
    Feb 1, 2010
    10
    Wow, just look at all of the good reviews for this game (both by users and critics alike). So much has been said already, I find it hard to Wow, just look at all of the good reviews for this game (both by users and critics alike). So much has been said already, I find it hard to add to the comments posted already. It Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    The combat is similar to that of No More Heroes, with mechanics such as wrestling moves and deathblows returning.[8] There are four beamThe combat is similar to that of No More Heroes, with mechanics such as wrestling moves and deathblows returning.[8] There are four beam katanas, which Travis can freely switch between in the middle of battle, each with different properties. For example, the Peony is a large and heavy sword with a wide range, and the Rose Nasty consists of two beam katanas which Travis dual-wields.[9] There are two sections in which Shinobu and Henry are playable, both of whom have different capabilities from Travis. Shinobu can jump, and her section contains some platforming elements, while Henry has the ability of making a quick dash in all directions by using the B button on the Wii-remote.

    The overworld from the first game is gone, and Travis no longer has to pay an entry fee to enter ranked battles, allowing the player to progress through the game more quickly. The minigames that Travis can do to gain money and become stronger are 8-bit style games, in genres including action, puzzle, and racing. Another feature is a "Deathmatch" mode, allowing the player to replay any of the bosses once the game has been completed.
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  4. MattA
    Feb 6, 2010
    9
    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 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. Jun 25, 2016
    9
    I have the game again just for 13 bucks. I played it some years ago and I got trapped by his unique charm. It is much better than the firstI have the game again just for 13 bucks. I played it some years ago and I got trapped by his unique charm. It is much better than the first part. The mini retro-games add fun and some kind of nostalgia at the same time. Probably some people will find this game very simple, but If you want just action, fun and fanservice this adventure is for you. If you have the game keep it, NM2 is a strange gem. Expand
  6. Dec 6, 2011
    9
    An excellent game and much improved than the original but unfortunately is a bit too short.But it has great fighting, strange but interestingAn excellent game and much improved than the original but unfortunately is a bit too short.But it has great fighting, strange but interesting characters and at times emotional.Great game and along with the original, there is nothing like it. Expand
  7. Oct 30, 2020
    0
    Didnt think it was that good! So many people recommend, i see why you shouldn't listen to popular opinion!

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