This highly anticipated sequel further cements creator Suda 51's status as the Quentin Tarantino of gaming. His brash, punk attitude to game development resonates once again through the game's penchant for lampooning the stereotypes that run rife in the games industry today. Once again the plot focuses on hapless Otaku assassin Travis Touchdown, who has slipped down to 51st place in the assassin ranking tables. With his mysterious Irish brother frozen in carbonite and sexy agent Sylvia returning to tease Travis relentlessly, he has no choice but to take his beam katana in hand once more and work his way back to the top. The same formula is repeated here; earn money to advance to the next fight then engage in a series of battle areas, topped off with a zany boss fight at the end. The key difference is that the open world areas of Santa Destroy are now reduced to a world map, removing the need for repetitive cross-town travel.
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No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle - Wikipedia
Travis Touchdown returns to the Wii for another wild Grasshopper Manufacture adventure, and this time his motivation is not lust, its revenge. Bonus: he can dual-wield lightsabers this time. What Is It? No More Heroes 2 is the sequel to the oddball Wii action game No More Heroes, progeny of colorful game designer Suda 51 and the only game that had a sexy female voice playing from the Wii Remote speaker to urge you to perform ever bloodier kills. The sequel brings some tweaks. I played the demo, which involved fighting a group of suit-wearing enemies in what I think was a hotel.
But what to wear while playing this manga-tastic assassin fest? What a load of frilly pants. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff. That, along with the repetitive nature of having to amass enough money to fight the next boss battle, made the first NMH a flawed gem. The sequel, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, strips all of these failed mechanics and focuses more on what made the first game so great: gruesome-yet-stylish combat and outlandish boss battles. The ranked assassins are still the main event, though, and most of these new adversaries are on par with the set you defeated in the first NMH.