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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: 28 out of 64
  2. Negative: 5 out of 64
  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
    83
    Travis Strikes Again finds a good balance between fun, approachable action and reveling in Suda51 and Grasshopper’s signature style. It’s not the most intricate action game out there, but the simple combat works well as a vessel for several one-off moments that elevate it above its simple premise. It’s more of a prelude than a main event, but both on its own and as sign of things to come, Travis Strikes again is a promising return to form.
  3. Jan 16, 2019
    80
    Billed as a side dish, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has been prepared with enough love and affection to become a filling meal on its own, packed with the spice and spirit you’d expect from Travis Touchdown. It’s a fun, indie-inflected blast of hack-and-slash which doesn’t change the world mechanically (and don’t go in expecting No More Heroes 3), but its sincerity and energy are charming. It’s an adult game – a gamer’s game – foul-mouthed and dripping with style. If you’re sitting on the fence, we’d recommend diving in, if only to support its infectious, celebratory spirit; Suda51 seems to have a real affection for Nintendo hardware and this makes you feel lucky to have him working on Switch.
  4. Jan 16, 2019
    70
    Travis Strikes Again has some undeniable lows but the No More Heroes charm and the prospect of co-op lift it up.
  5. Jan 17, 2019
    70
    It’s not very good as individual parts. But as a collection of send-ups to indie gaming, it’s perfectly serviceable.
  6. Jan 22, 2019
    60
    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes feels less like a passion project and more like an obligation to return to an old hit. It has some of the same style and punk feeling of the Wii original — but much less of it. Instead, it feels spread out far too thin, and the moments of tedium tend to outweigh the absurdity that made the previous game so enjoyable. There's some fun to be had here, and fans will probably be glad to get a chance to see Travis one more time, but it's certainly not the No More Heroes sequel they were waiting for. However, there are some hints that Travis Strikes Again is just a prelude to something more.
  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: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. 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
  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 23, 2019
    10
    Great game, smaller scale from previous nmh, indy game vibe is nice. Suda51 at it again.
  4. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    So many easter eggs and cool gamers jokes, wanna see next Travis story so bad.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    9
    A great game, great humor !!! The game is very cool, this position can be recommended especially to retro fans.
  6. Jan 19, 2019
    8
    В игре большое разнообразие уровней, отличная и гибкая боевая система, неплохой сюжет, а так же крутейшие диалоги и атмосфера в духе Суды51.В игре большое разнообразие уровней, отличная и гибкая боевая система, неплохой сюжет, а так же крутейшие диалоги и атмосфера в духе Суды51.

    Левелдизайн, графика и музыка оставляют желать лучшего. По поводу первых двух плевать, а вот по поводу музыки жалко, что не Масафуми Такада писал OST.

    Travis Strikes Again очень напомнил именно Silver Case, Flower, Sun & Rain и Killer7, при этом исправив практически всё, что мне не нравилось в прошлых No More Heroes.

    С нетерпением жду No More Heroes 3 и Shadows of the Damned 2.
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  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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