Product Type: Rising Star Wii games
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Killing for fun
No More Heroes (Wii)
Member Name: Auryvf
No More Heroes (Wii)
Advantages: Terrific boss fights, amusing script that never takes itself too seriously
Disadvantages: Repititious moments, at times dodgy mechanics
Travis touchdown is a man after my own heart. He's a perverted otaku who one day buys a beam katana (lightsaber) off ebay and decides to become an assassin. There's no sob story, no other motive, he kills because he wants to. Travis is convinced to become the number one assassin by killing off the 10 people above him. After playing so many rpgs where every little thing is analysed this somehow makes for a really refreshing story; he's in the game for the same reason you are - to have some fun and this game really is just that - its fun.
The fighting mechanics are good but not perfect and are the only reason I didn't give this game the whole 5 stars. Most of the time they simply involve locking on to a target and mashing the A button to swing the katana then moving the remote to perform a final slash to defeat the enemy, weirdly this never really feels repetitious and can be spruced up a bit by adding in throws with the B button. However it can be difficult to change the target from one enemy to another and the camera likes to spin around merrily at times making it sometimes impossible to see whats goes on.
In order to partake in a fight with another assassin you must first earn a certain amount of money. This can be done by part time jobs (mini games) or assassin missions, these are good but can get tiresome to reapeat if you need that little extra cash. While in town between missions you can travel around on Travis' motorbike, this is a real pain to control when first starting and it does tend to stick to the scenery at times.
I realise the past two paragraghs haven't been especially postive but the boss fights against each assassin are the true gem of the game and reason enough to buy it. Before each one there is a short, often funny, cut scene and then the fight begins. These fights are challenging but in a good way, you have to learn how to read the enemies movements and dodge or attack accordingly.
WARNING if you do finish the game do not select the bad ending then save over your old save when prompted. Instead go back into town, earn some money and buy the true ending which is a million times better.
Summary: Worth playing for the 10 amazing boss fights.
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