The Mind of Andrew

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Top 10 Best Sequels #4

Okay, so many people may not agree with my decision for my spot, but that’s because they’re wrong.  Number four on this list is No More Heroes 2.  One thing about this game that sets it apart from so many other games, is the fact that it’s for the Wii.  I’m not saying that there aren’t any games for the Wii, but it’s slim pickings.  This game however is so full of personality and fun, that if you haven’t tried it, you need to pick up a copy.  You start a few years after the end of the first game as Travis Touchdown, a man who worked his way into the #1 assassins spot and then just vanished.  Years later after someone murders your best friend, you want some revenge and as Travis so eloquently puts it “it’s a motherfucking war!”  Using your trusty beam katana ( a light saber that somehow is able to give a body more blood to shoot out) you hack your way up from rank #50.  You skip some slots here and there, but the fighting is top notch and the style is unique.  This game is very “punk” inspired and has a unique feel and art style.  What makes this game great is so many aspects, the story is fun and funny without ever being to serious.  The combat is top notch allowing you to switch weapons, do combos and pull of crazy wrestling moves all with the Wii mote capabilities.  I mean shit, the Wii motes are some terrible controllers, but the game has great controls, I don’t know how they pulled it off.  One thing back in this game from the first is the ability to mess with your wardrobe which allows you to express you crazy style with wardrobe ranging from skull shirts to hot pink anime shirts.  New though are some of the minigames.  They had them in the first one, do some random chore and then kill a bunch of people to make money.  Now, the minigames are all done in 8 bit renditions of the job.  The games are much more fun and still in are the killing jobs, cause killing never gets old.  What makes this game better than the original though which was phenomenal, is even though it is fanservice, you can play as Henrey, Travis’s brother and Shinobu, the samurai girl you didn’t kill in the first one.  Add to this a fun story, crazy difficult but rewarding boss fights, replacing driving around the city with just a point and click to go somewhere, and not making you pay for the fights anymore, but allowing you to do them whenever you feel like it.  It’s a great game that deserves much more respect than many people gave it.  If you have time, and a Wii, pick this up, because it is a gem hidden in a console surrounded by shit.  So go ahead, and drop a nice save.

"If I get to #1, then you'll do me?"

I just found this and thought it was hilarious

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May 21, 2010 - Posted by | Video Games

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