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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No More Heroes: There's not as much blood...get over it...
It is a a shame that the european version of the game no longer has the streams of blood the American version has, BUT, what some people are forgetting in their reviews for this game is that even without the gushing blood, this is truly a magnificent game.
I have NEVER played a game like this and all wii owners waiting for something different, fresh and violent...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive and dull
leaving censorship aside which seems to be the main reason behind other low score reviews for this game, the game is essentially mindlessly repetitive and gets dull rather quickly. The graphics really are rather poor, the in game map resembles something from an early 90's tile game and this makes using it quite difficult. The same weapon is used for all fights which...
Published on 9 July 2008 by I. P. Baughen


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4.0 out of 5 stars No More Heroes: There's not as much blood...get over it..., 14 Mar 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
It is a a shame that the european version of the game no longer has the streams of blood the American version has, BUT, what some people are forgetting in their reviews for this game is that even without the gushing blood, this is truly a magnificent game.
I have NEVER played a game like this and all wii owners waiting for something different, fresh and violent should definitely invest in this game.
What Grasshopper has done brilliantly is exploit the wii's strengths. For combat you won't be swinging the Wii remote round like a looney, you'll simply be pressing A and raising and lowering your wii remote for the two different stances - simple but very effective and deeply satisfying especially when delivering the final blow. The true delight of this game though is its boss battles which are without doubt some of the most fun I've played in any game.
The game does suffer from frame rate issues and between assassinations it can be a bit of a chore to drive around the city doing little jobs here and there and collecting t-shirts from bins, but you'd be a fool not to buy this game on the principal that it's not as gory as its American counterpart, because you'd be missing out on an absolute classic...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun, Frantic, Mature Adventure!, 24 April 2008
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
I love this game. Being half way though, I've found it to be a focused adventure game. You play Travis Touchdown, suckered into gaining the 11th rank of the UAA (United Assassins Association) by the sexy Silvia Christel.

Stuck in a game where he can only win (loosing means death), Travis' original intent was to get into Silvia's pants. But after a few rounds, No More Heroes takes a turn I never thought it would. The pressure of remaining or advancing in ranking, the blood on their hands, and the families and lives they've missed out on, all weight heavily on the characters Travis will meet. And in turn, he will understand. Think of Kill Bill, with Japanese quirkiness and you won't be far off.

Style is paramount in this game. From the odd cel-shading effect with harsh shadows (tricking my eyes into squinting sometimes, like I would on a bright summer day), to the very cool fighting styles employed by all the characters. The Wiimote has yet to be used better for hand to hand combat, with a move in the right direction of either or both hands to make a finishing move.

Through the game you'll learn new wrestling moves to perform, which get more complicated and require several simultaneous wiimote and nunchuck gestures. You can increase your stats (health, strength, etc.) by going to Thunder Ryu's Gym; you'll actually mimic Travis on screen for some of the activities: lifting weights and doing squats, etc.

Driving is a serviceable, but fun way of getting about the city. It isn't the Grand Theft Auto some people were hoping for, and it was never meant to be. Think of this more along the lines of Bully, or Beyond Good and Evil, where travelling is just that: A to B. This isn't a game where you'll be happy driving around for hours doing nothing like you can in the GTA series.

This is a gamers game. An anthology of every game stereotype and cliché in style. Travis even runs like a game character, bounding as Mario does from the original NES game, but in a more realistic manner. The sounds, fonts, and interface are retro 8-bit in style, and it is wonderful. This game enjoys being a game. You even get fun arcade style leader board after every assassin bested.

There aren't many negative points. The missing blood in the Japan and European versions aren't missed, and enemies exploding into black dust with fountains of the in-game currency is just as cool an effect. It fits more into the concept of a game for gamings sake. Though it is odd the blood was replaced, whilst the game is full of bad language. So parents? Don't get this if you don't want your kids mimicking some of the very clever insults, and funny answer machine messages.

There's some slight screen-tear on my CRT TV in places, though I've not noticed a drop in frame-rate; it's easy to confuse the two, but they are different. Perhaps flat-screens handle tearing by delaying the image on screen.

Pop-up whilst driving is noticeable, but only on parts of the scenery and textures - it doesn't hamper your driving ability, and you'll be able to find important items in the distance. And colliding with other cars has little effect: both vehicles will just stop. At faster speeds you'll fall off your bike. That's about it.

I would recommend this game to everyone. It could have done with a bit more polish, but I'm really trying to find bad points. If you want a driving game with adventure elements, get GTA. If you want an adventure, with driving elements, get this. And if you really want blood get it imported.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive and dull, 9 July 2008
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I. P. Baughen "Iain" (Bristol, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
leaving censorship aside which seems to be the main reason behind other low score reviews for this game, the game is essentially mindlessly repetitive and gets dull rather quickly. The graphics really are rather poor, the in game map resembles something from an early 90's tile game and this makes using it quite difficult. The same weapon is used for all fights which relies on rapid button mashing until your enemies are dead. The rather dull fight sequences are seperated by small jobs which again rely largely on press button repeatedly until your time runs out. Not enough variation to keep the game interesting.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stylish and original Wii exclusive, 14 Mar 2008
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R. Edmonds "Charlie-bois" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
One of the Wii's most stylish games and one of the console's best titles has arrived courtesy of Suda 51. Don't be put off by other reviews that berate the UK version (which is the same as the Japanese original) just because it lacks the blood of the US version, this doesn't affect the overall quality of what is a superb game. In fact many reviews, and Suda 51, prefer the bloodless version as it improves the games pace and doesn't distract from the games overall look.

No More Heroes is the gaming equivalent of Kill Bill. You play the uber-cool Travis Touchdown, as you work your way through the 3D city of Santa Destroy, using your Wii remote to take out tons of enemies and work your way up the ranks to be the city's top assassin. Think PS2 classic Devil May Cry but with extra bits thrown in, including a variety of brilliant jobs/tasks to help fund your carnage. How many other games see you pumping gas, collecting coconuts, eradicating scorpions and catching lost kittens in order to earn cash? How many other games see you sitting on the loo in order to save the games progress? Humour is a big part of what makes No More Heroes so great and whilst it might sound like a gamer's game, casual gamers shouldn't be put off, the introductory training mode will have you up and running in minutes.

And should you need further convincing, NGamer, GamesRadar, Edge, The Official Nintendo magazine, nRevolution and IGN have given No More Heroes scores of between 88% and 94%, describing it as "...by far one of the best looking and most distinctive Wii games to date". It's hard to disagree.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game - Lack of blood only adds to its style!, 15 Jun 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
This is a great product although don't be confused as to what sort of game its is. Although there are aspects similar to GTA(roaming round the city, performing side jobs, customising character clothes) this really is mainly a hack n' slash game. Not that this is a problem with the enjoyable battle style. Its has a great humour and sense of style running throughout it, with some neat touches (like physically raising the Wii remote to your ear when you get phone calls before the boss battles, the voice of the caller coming throiugh the Wii remote speaker) and neat retro nods. The boss battles are very inventive and rising up the rankings is great fun. The complaints about the lack of blood are unjustified as it doesn't spoil the enjoyment of the game, however some cutscenes just don't make sense without the gore as instead of replacing the gory things like severed heads with other less gory things, the gory things are just removed leaving characters pointing and the camera zooming in on blank spaces.
Overall though this is thoroughly enjoyable romp through Santa Destroy and one of the best Wii games out there.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable in short bursts, but pretentious and repetitive, 16 April 2008
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D. S. Roberts "dewirobs" (Wales) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
I'm one of the people who anticipated No More Heroes' release because of it being a pseudo-sequel to the excellent Killer7 more than anything else. The bags of hype and strong critical reception helped, of course. Having played the game through, though, it's disappointing both as a follow up to Killer7 and as a game in its own right...

Comparisons to Killer7 only really extend as far as the graphical style and the offbeat nature of its story. The game is more of a hack 'n' slash type than anything, so it's just as well that the combat is satisfying and entertaining; wisely controlled mostly by button presses, finishing moves are performed by slicing the remote in a given direction, and wrestling moves can be performed with similar gestures. The fighting is fun and new tricks and tactics open up the more you play it. Unfortunately even then it becomes tiresome after a while, thanks to the endless strings of identical enemies and the fact that you do very little else in between.

To say No More Heroes lacks variety would be a bit off-base; there are things to do besides fighting, such as the jobs comprised of basic mini-games - it's just that few of them are particularly interesting, and most are simple to the point of being tedious. Regardless of what you're doing, the game feels shallow and repetitive. The cycle of gameplay is highlighted (probably deliberately) by the plot, which sees you dispatching the top 10 assassins to get to number ones - wade through enemies down identical corridors for about 10 minutes (sometimes less), kill a boss to rank higher, perform mundane minigames to make the money needed to access the next boss, rinse and repeat.

One of No More Heroes' biggest problems, in my opinion, is that it thinks it's a lot cooler than it is. The references to gaming and anime cultures feel forced and the cut-scenes are as baffling as they were in Killer7, but without being clever, funny or having any real point to them. By the end of the game the cut-scenes were so stupid and pretentious it was actually getting on my nerves; it doesn't help that lead character Travis Touchdown is possibly the most unlikeable in any game ever. We're supposed to find his perverted nerdiness endearing, but every time he started spouting his moronic dialogue I found myself wishing I could play as the other assassin and murder the little twerp.

No More Heroes isn't a terrible game, or even a bad game, but it's something I could only recommend if it was cheap, and even then it's something that can only be played in limited doses before it gets boring. Every effort made by the developers to flesh it out into something more than a hack 'n' slash seems to have failed - the bonus missions you unlock are all identical (kill all the enemies without receiving damage, which is incredibly frustrating, especially when you fail and aren't given the option to retry). The town the game is based in is so dull and lifeless that exploring it for cash and t-shirts with which to customise Travis feels like a chore. All in all it just feels like Grasshopper spent so much time trying to make the game cool that they forgot to make it fun.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grasshopper does it again, 2 Feb 2008
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Mr. J. Chalkley (Canterbury, England) - See all my reviews
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= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
Grasshopper made a little known game on the gamecube and ps2 for their first outing called Killer 7. That game also had graphics in the same light as No More Heroes.

It seems as though Grasshopper likes the cel shaded games, and I am personally all for it, Killer 7 was also a violent, bloody game and in cel shaded graphics it does not seem as bad, but all the while still looking fun and attractive to play.
I was disappointed with the lack of wiimote controls but I think in the heat of battle it would of been a tiresome effort to keep swinging the wiimote around.

All in all a good game, and one well worth getting if your the right age.
It is something fun, and distinctively non-wii about it, which is what the wii needs.

A fun game to play before Super Smash Brothers Brawl comes out
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slice And Dice Them, 25 Jan 2008
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
First of all, this is a violent title and it's a welcome change of pace from all the "casual" games out there on the Wii. There is blood and mature language, but it's in the style of of what you may have seen in the Kill Bill films. This game is totally over the top and it's funny. It's all about the intense combat, strange characters, witty dialog, wicked sense of humor and overall visual anime-style look of the game.

There are tons of combat maneuvers you can perform with the Wiimote and Nunchuck. Make sure to do the beginning tutorial as once you are done, you will have the controls figured out. The combat is a mix of sword fighting with wrestling type maneuvers (Suplex, Piledriver, Powerslam, etc). The combat never gets boring due to all the variations and moves you can perform. You can charge up your sword swings, stun, block, evade, grab and throw along with combos. It's incredibly refreshing and fun. When you defeat an enemy using a finishing move, little slots at the bottom of the screen start to spin (like a mini jackpot machine) and if you match three slot icons, you will go into 1 of 5 special uber modes for a short period of time. Very cool.

After defeating the first boss (shortly after the beginning tutorial), you won't have enough money to pay the Entry Fee of the next Boss fight. So, you will have to do side-jobs and assassination missions to earn money. You drive your motorcycle around the city to get to the various jobs and missions. I want to point out that this "over world" is strictly to allow you to get from mission to mission and it's not intended to be like Grand Theft Auto where it's an open "sandbox" where you can do anything you want.

You can customize your character by going to the store (named Area 51!!!) and purchasing new T-shirts, Jackets, Jeans, Belts and Sunglasses. You can purchase new beam Katana upgrades. You can also find hidden clothing by destroying objects throughout the environment. You can upgrade your character by learning new wrestling grapple moves at the trainer.

There are a lot of hidden items to find such as trading cards which I have no idea what they are used for.

You can go back to your motel and just hang out and put on different clothing and watch videos (first one available is the original trailer for the game). I am assuming other videos will be unlockable or purchased.

Definitely check this game out. This game has style and personality and you will have not played anything like this before. It's that original. You can tell that the developer, Suda 51 put a lot of heart and soul into this game and truly enjoyed making it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No more variation... but its pretty good!, 22 April 2009
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This review is from: No More Heroes (Wii) (Video Game)
This is a good game, don't let the negative title of the review put you off.
Heres why:

Gameplay: 3/5
Solid enough, plenty to do and upgrade, but seems to revolve around beating the next boss to 'rank up' so that you can work your way up to being top in some assasination hit parade. And why ? So you can buy a new t-shirt and some random anime poster crap... The fighting can be repetitive but on the whole its a good GTA style type of beat em' up. Average characture in travis tho' -fairly dry humoured mundain kinda dude.

Graphics and Sound: 5/5
Bit ropey in terms of the actual mechanisms used, but the style of the game is what sells this title, fantastic retro anime cartoonish blend with a lively left of the middle soundtrack

Controls: 3/5
Simple enough to learn, nice beam charging system thingy but I was really looking forward to being able to swipe the Wii remote and have the beam katana follow the motion, not run up to someone and hit the 'a' button and have it do it for me. Whats the point of a Wii control system if you're only gonna make the best of it on the odd special move in between 'a' taps? This is what lets the game down the most I think.

Story and Cut Scenes: 3/5
Simple, work you way up the list of assasins - simple, but good charactures (well the boss ones that is) make this come together and the upgrading system of not just you strength but you weapon makes this good too. Cutscenes are quite entertaining but drag on alot...

All in all this is a good game, my review probably seem critical because this could have been great, with a slightly better control system in place and the camera not being pinned to the wall most of the time. I'd like to see NMH 2 though if they can learn from the few minorish flaws in this game. Find this for under £15 and snap it up, anything mores just over the odds tho' it does have decent lifespan.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Travis Touchdown..., 15 Mar 2008
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...the ultimate gaming icon...

No More Heroes is packed full of stylised action that's as awesome to perform as it is to watch. For those who bought the Wii for it's unique controls they are used brilliantly here. The story is incredibly high-concept and bizarre characters deliver plenty of drama and mature humour and there are lots of small details and gameplay detours to keep you engaged. This is the mature Wii action title you've been waiting for, and there's nothing else quite like it.
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