No Straight Roads Reviews

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78 / 100
Aug 25, 2020

An energy infused concoction of style, action, and music that will give you one heck of a musical hangover.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Aug 25, 2020

An engaging presentation and some cool ideas can't help elevate No Straight Road's hollow loop.

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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

A wonderfully cheerful rhythm action game that channels the best of Jet Set Radio and Parappa the Rapper but still maintains its own distinctive style.

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7 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads asks you to fight back against inequality with the power of rock in an evocative musical experience.

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8 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads is a loveably scrappy indie action adventure where the villains and their multi-stage musical battles are the true stars you'll keep returning for.

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74 / 100
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads surprises with its insane yet attractive argument, its likeable protagonists and its eccentric bosses, in long and rich combtes. But it's too short, the difficulty is inconsistent and, in general terms, its gameplay is less solid than its presentation. A case of style over substance, even if it's worth it just for the music alone.

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4 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads needs to retire from touring, rest its vocal cords, and make a comeback tour when it's found itself as an artist. Right now, it can't carry a tune.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2020

The musical dystopia of No Straight Roads is the way Metronomik uses to face the authoritarianisms as a whole. Themed bossfights and beautiful art style create a potentially explosive recipe, but the monotony of the enemies' attacks and the low quality of the platforming negatively affect the experience.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads is made with a lot of love, and the soundtrack is excellent. It's just a shame the gameplay isn't as tight as it could be.

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Unscored
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads feels like a less good version of Sayonara Wild Hearts, and if you want a rhythm action game I can’t really recommend the former over the latter.

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80 / 100
Aug 30, 2020

No Straight Roads is a rockin' good time with a friend, but beware of the many glitches, bad camera, and attacks not syncing up with the music.

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Guardian
Top Critic
Aug 25, 2020

With genre music battles and stylish design, this should be great – but it can't decide whether it's a third-person fighter or a rhythm-action game

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7 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2020

No Straight Roads has fantastic visuals, a phenomenal soundtrack, and lovable characters. It's a shame that the rest of the game doesn't hold up as well but I didn't regret my time with the game and will be replaying the boss fights many more times thanks to the fantastic music.

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75 / 100
Aug 25, 2020

From the bright visuals to the hilarious dialogue and fun gameplay, as well as the option for couch co-op mode, it’s an easy pickup. While I, of course, had a few issues with the game, it’s all mostly forgiven with every quick and heavy whack of Mayday’s guitar.

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6 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

Ultimately the result is a fun world, with fun characters that absolutely nails its boss fights, but settles for adequacy on all other fronts. As the first game from a new team, it’s not bad, though.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads is an overambitious game that tries to do many things and fails to impress with any of them. Despite fantastic world-building, loveable characters, and great voice acting the game fumbles in the narrative department and suffers from noticeable and frequent technical issues. Lacking gameplay polish also makes No Straight Roads more of a flop than a surefire hit.

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Aug 30, 2020

You never lose sight of No Straight Roads's thematic intent during its big show-stopping numbers.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 27, 2020

No Straight Roads brings you nearly 6 hours of non-stop fun and rock with some moral advice on respecting every music taste.

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6 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

No Straight Roads isn't a bad game at all, but it's one that consistently falls short of the tremendous potential that it often hints at. The world, characters, music, and overall idea of its gameplay are ripe for a groundbreaking beat 'em up game, but this, unfortunately, is just a so-so one. Performance problems, camera issues, and repetitive gameplay are all factors that hold this one back from greatness, but these issues are often balanced out by the spectacular boss fights, excellent soundtrack, and charming writing. We'd recommend this one to beat 'em up fans looking for an interesting new entry in the genre, but with the big caveat that you consider this release's flaws before taking the plunge. It's certainly a worthwhile experience, but one that will likely disappoint if you come into it with the wrong expectations.

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Unscored
Aug 25, 2020
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