No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Engine Software, Grasshopper Manufacture, XSEED Games

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OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
83%
Critics Recommend
Based on 12 critic reviews
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No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 28, 2020

Developers: Engine Software, Grasshopper Manufacture

Publisher: XSEED Games

Genre: Action

Three years after Travis Touchdown was ranked #1 by the United Assassins Association, he finds himself falling down the ranks to #51. To make things worse, another assassin—Skelter Helter—swears revenge against Travis for the death of his brother. Fueled by his own desires and a thirst for vengeance, the ultimate otaku assassin unsheathes his beam katana once again and plunges headfirst into an all-new battle! - Dual-wield beam katanas as Travis Touchdown to dial the hack-and-slash insanity up to 11! - Jump through combat as the agile Shinobu or leave foes in the dust as Travis' brother, Henry. - Experience a blast from the past by playing 8-bit minigames to earn money and power up!

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Critic Reviews

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A fine sequel, Travis Touchdown's sophomore effort turns the mania up to eleven for an unforgettable blood-soaked thrill ride. While it's a little more generic in terms of its narrative, it makes up for this wholesale with brilliant pacing, fantastic minigames and a whole brace of new, ingenious assassins to cut to pieces. As confident a follow-up as you could ever want, this is Grasshopper at the top of their game. Another fantastic port of a fantastic title.

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Still, Desperate Struggle is a great action game. It has some fantastic one-liners, the end boss is a sight to behold, and there are a lot of cool moments peppered throughout. If you fully analyze the good and bad, it's no better or worse than No More Heroes. Play them both back to back while awaiting No More Heroes III.

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A superior sequel in every way, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle takes everything that made the first installment so memorable and gets rid of everything else. It also tells a more focused and mature story, though it doesn't shy away from extreme bloodletting and ridiculous humor. It's truly fantastic from start to finish.

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Fans of No More Heroes will be disappointed by this elusive sequel. It was a game made out of obligation because people wanted more No More Heroes, and lacked the inspiration that fueled the first game. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle often feels like a bargain bin action game, and the only parts that save it from being utterly repugnant is its soundtrack and amusing mini-games.

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