It’s a tough thing to make a follow-up title to a game that is revered in part because it breaks the mold. On either side you have the pitfalls of deviating too far from the path of the original’s success and the risk that people will just consider it more of the same. Perhaps it helps when you’re dealing with a title like No More Heroes though, which undoubtedly had a solid helping of craziness integrated into the mix. While this sequel doesn’t make too many major changes at the core, it does work to trim out some unnecessary elements like needing to ride around town to missions (even if your bike was cool) and pretty well doubles down on the helping of over-the-topness that made the original a blast. There were several times this sequel threw some great “WTF?” moments at me an elicited a laugh, the lack of any attempt at having a tether to reality at times could be considered a little too silly by some I suppose but for me it just further enhanced the fun that makes the title a stand-out. Now, again I will warn that Travis and people he deals with are pretty well sexist pigs and the somewhat constant focus on scantily-clad female anatomy can get a bit old and even creepy after a while, but when it comes to the action and strange story elements going along for the ride is full of unexpected fun.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]