Zero Punctuation: No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

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Grrr... is anyone as tired of that stupid Slim Jim ad as i am? Thankfully, Yahtzee's review more than made up for having to watch it yet one more (expletive deleted) time. I can't say I was interested in this game, and am less so now, but I still got tons of amusement watching Yahtzee eviscerate it.

Can we stop the Slimjim ads please? Slimjims are nasty. Watching the same stupid ad before every video I want to watch does not make me want to eat that crap.

At least make the annoying ads relevant to the site, which is to say anything related to gaming would at least be tolerable.

Steve the Pocket:
There were a couple places where it was obvious that he spliced two voice clips together. Moreso than I remember ever seeing before. I realize he has to do that sometimes, but I'd have thought he'd just do another take if he couldn't get it to mesh the first time.

Well, he does need to breathe.

But yes, I noticed a lot of that as well. More than usual, as you said.

About time someone finally let him play this game. It sounded like he really enjoyed the firs game, and I feel badly that this one let him down.

I really need a Wii. People talk about No More Heros 1 with glowing praise. I'm also in need of some clearification; tubes, numbers, and tournament referances leave me pretty well clueless. :(

Still though, Yahtzee's acknowledgment of Rebecca made me revisit that whole confusing thing. Whatever came of that anyway (I said, knowing it's really none of my business).

Ghostwise:
Slow gaming week. :(

You said it.

Travis Touchdown, we missed you so.

saintfrankie92:
i dont miss the sandbox really. it was unnecessary the first time around.

I liked it, to be honest. The world offered a nice contrast to the exciting, frantic assassination missions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not in favor of it over the menu system.. I just didn't think it was as bad as people made it out to be.

Erana:
Also, does Travis really have one of those body pillows in the game?

As well as a cardboard cutout in his bathroom.
I wish I was making this up.

I enjoyed NMH2 except for the Shinobu parts. She had great attacks but her jumping was just awful.

ForgottenPr0digy:
I like this review because of all the funny jokes. I don't really care about this game in general though

Another witty and genuinely insightful comment from DOTFallen I see... =P

As for the video; it really did seem Yahtzee was disappointed in the game - moreseo than usual; the jokes were pretty funny - particularly the bulldog on the trampoline - but it seemed like he wanted to like the game, but didn't. Besides, I thought there was a port of No More Heroes coming to the 360?

Best review in weeks! I got more than a handful of good laughs out of this one.

Looks like all that screwdriver weirdness in Rebecca's last video had the desired effect.

Damn, I was hoping for Metro 2033. But the shot a Rebecca Mayes made me lol.

I can't load this particular video for some reason. I wonder if other people have similar problem. Went ahead and watched a few of the older ZPs in the meantime :D

I gotta say that was a weak attempt at getting back at Mayes. Yahtzee you are funnier than that. Wish you would do a review of some of the crap songs she's put out. That might be amusing.

Ghostwise:
Slow gaming week. :(

Yep. and because of it, i was expecting a larger reference to Rebecca's video. Still, something...

OT:
Never planned on even considering this game. What a relief i'm not missing out.

At 03:46 - is it sad that I instantly recognised that sword as the Scottish Claymore manufactured by Hanwei forge? *Owns one*.
Actually that may have been used in a couple of other videos too, but I don't remember exactly .

Anyway, very funny as always, Mr. Croshaw. Personally I do find No More Heroes 2 fun, but as you yourself said things like this are nothing but personal opinion and focusing on the negative is pretty much the point of Zero Punctuation.
Reviews are not fucking gospel.
I will agree that Shinobu's jumping/platforming sections can go eat a dick, but personally that's the only real problem I had. Well, that and hearing her shout 'Moe!' was hilarious for all the wrong reasons if you ask me.

I actually had to go back and watch the video again, the Rebecca Mayes joke made laugh so hard I didn't hear what he said after that. :p Plus I was all like "He mentioned Rebecca!1!! OMG!1, I need to write a Blog about this!!" In my head I mean. I don't blog , but my brain went a little bit mental.
Anyway, it seemed like a bit of a slow week, I was hoping for Metro 2033 or some other game. "Numeros 2" seems very... bad. I'm not gonna buy/rent it.
EDIT: But I didn't buy/rent the first one either, so...

Nice callback to Rebecca Mayes.
Personally, I thought the sandbox in NMH1 was unecessary; a distraction from getting from Point A to B. I found this game to be more streamlined in terms of moving from one part of the game to the next. It's funny how Yahtzee would complain about too many games having a sandbox and now he's calling out on the decision to take it away from the game as a lazy decision.
While I do agree that at some points it feels like the fights do get a bit repetitive, my biggest complaint is the final boss who has this astoundingly cheap teleport attack and make you his bitch with it. Also, he can knock you out of a giant glass window for an insta-kill.
Also, I must say that given Suda's track record, all those details like an inconsistent camera, occasional sudden graphical jumps, tricky jumping mechanics, etc. are anything but unintentional, given how his games have been described as "punk", AKA, rough around the edges.
I've come to accept this from him and frankly I can dig it.

I liked it better than the first. And I loved the first one.

oh, nice, handy links to buy the games you bash now, how nice is that. as if the ads before hte video started weren't lame enough!

and i'm honestly surprised you reviewed this game, you sure are a sucker for punishment, aren't you

well im enjoying it, currently rank 4
but i sympathise with his points

but at the same time i love it cause it lets you properly let loose some anger since the enemies are mostly canon fodder and it's just satisfying to cut them up into small little pieces and i honestly loved that car park he talkedd about

but yeah, some wont enjoy it

I don't know what it is about the Wii that makes me, well, not play it. Oh sure it does have some good games, particularly the great online store, but even when great games comes out I either don't buy them or don't play them enough. So I'm not sure if I'll even give this one a look and that has nothing to do with the quality of the game...

...sorry to the developers as well as they need the sales, more so since at least they're being creative.

steeeeeve:
fist!

I'm sorry...what?

Btw welcome to the escapist =)

And i hope he reviews the new Transformers game, want to know his impression of it

Migratingchimp:
I gotta say that was a weak attempt at getting back at Mayes. Yahtzee you are funnier than that. Wish you would do a review of some of the crap songs she's put out. That might be amusing.

I disagree. I don't think either of them really dislike each other, so that was, IMO, a good 'comeback.'

Huh, I was expecting a lot more of a positive review, but then again it IS your job to give out negative reviews, so I guess it's not too surprising.

We'll just have to wait until Portal 2 comes out to see how long you can harp on about it being too long.

Penis joke.

Personally, I thought this one was actually an improvement. The NES-style minigames were, I thought, a lot more fun and clever than the minigames in the first game. It's actually much LESS of a grind than the first one, plus there's more variety, and I felt getting rid of the sandbox wasn't a drawback at all (especially since it freed up more space on the disc for awesomeness). I got the impression that Suda 51 and his team were actually listening to their fanbase and fixed the stuff that didn't work in the first game.

Also, it's odd that Yahtzee took a few seconds of this video to rake the first game over the coals for making you traipse all the way back to the job center every time you wanted to play a minigame, and then proceeded to not even acknowledge the fact that this game fixed that problem.

Thank you for noticing the Haruhi Manga it makes me feel less like a massive nerd =]

LadyRhian:
Grrr... is anyone as tired of that stupid Slim Jim ad as i am? Thankfully, Yahtzee's review more than made up for having to watch it yet one more (expletive deleted) time. I can't say I was interested in this game, and am less so now, but I still got tons of amusement watching Yahtzee eviscerate it.

snowman6251:
Can we stop the Slimjim ads please? Slimjims are nasty. Watching the same stupid ad before every video I want to watch does not make me want to eat that crap.

At least make the annoying ads relevant to the site, which is to say anything related to gaming would at least be tolerable.

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Phenom828:
Plus I was all like "He mentioned Rebecca!1!! OMG!1, I need to write a Blog about this!!" In my head I mean. I don't blog , but my brain went a little bit mental.

Oh very nice back peddle there though I must agree the mentioning of her name woke me out of my morning stupor. I never really got into No More Heroes. Not the fault of the game really, just the fact that my Wii never registered any movement. Oh, see what I did there?

D_987:
Besides, I thought there was a port of No More Heroes coming to the 360?

Only the first one, and so far only in Japan (it's actually been out since April). It hasn't been picked up by any developer for release in the rest of the world and, honestly, at this point I don't see it happening.

Like a lot of people, I thought getting rid of the sandbox was a positive thing. In the first game, it became completely redundant after you'd finished going around collecting all the stuff from dumpsters and those ball things. I haven't got very far into it (for the same reason it's taken this long for Yahtzee to review, fucking PAL localisation times) but I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far.

EDIT:

CaptainCrunch:
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Ah, that'd explain why I didn't know what they were talking about. Sort of forgot that The Escapist ever had ads, to be honest.

Haha, yes, i think Rebecca Mays scares us all Yahtzee....

P.S. Please don't hurt me Rebecca...

I plan to work "not many titties in the containment tube" into my every day conversation

No More Heroes is to games as I am to being God. Unlikable assholes are what pass for a cast, bad controls (both on the Wii-mote/Nunchuck and Classic Controller), horrible camera, horrendous graphics and mini-games so blurry, I almost went blind looking at them.

I raise this question, again; why do so many people rate this game with high scores?

Blue-State:
If Rebecca didn't have a problem with your immaturity beforehand Yahtzee, It's best not to compromise your integrity

It was definitely worth the joke, though.

Still going to play this, though I do appreciate Yahtzee's ability to counterbalance my blind adoring fanboyism with hardline, unsatisfiable snark. So thanky you, Yahtzee, for never ceasing to find flaws with the Wii. Without you, I'd be a much less tolerant (and less tolerable) fanboy.

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