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No More Heroes: The Review
May 30, 2008, 9:03 am
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As a fan of Suda51, and an even bigger fan of killer7, I had been waiting impatiently for this title. Here it came finally a couple months ago, and I’ve finally had the time to play it. As my most anticipated title on the wii, will it live up to the hype, or fall short?

Graphics Art Style:

You see what I did there? well that’s because the game graphically isn’t all the impressive, however the Art Style is bar none better than anything I’ve seen on any console since the SNES. The game just oozes with style, it’s not even funny. It has it’s own atmosphere, and it reminds me a lot of american comic books (a la Marvel or DC.) In the north american version, there is a ridiculous amount of blood that oozes out of people when you hack them up, it’s ridiculously gratifying and satisfying.

Gameplay:

The game utilizes the wiimote/nunchuk duo. With finishing moves being initiated by flicking the wii mote in the direction the arrow on screen tells you to flick the wiimote. The controls are very responsive. There are also wrestling moves that can be initiate with the B button when an enemy is stunned, you do these wrestling moves by flicking the nunchuk and wiimote in the direction the on screen arrows prompt. All of this is very responsive, and adds very much to the experience.

Sound:

The score is just excellent, even though it’s pretty much literally the only song in the whole game. (From what I can tell, there are a few different variations, but it’s the same song.) The voice acting is top notch as well, and part of that I think is due to the writing which just fits perfectly with this stylish game. Pay close attention to the monologue delivered during the first boss battle “GOTTA FIND THE EXIT!”

In Conclusion:

No More Heroes delivered more than I ever could have expected. It is my choice for game of the year, and I am looking forward to further Suda projects. Let me now give you the obvious:

No More Heroes gets a 5 out of 5

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