I know you guys are very patiently waiting for GoNintendo’s revamp to launch, and I thank you for that. Again, the plan is to have something launched by the year’s end, which means there’s still a long way to go. That said, I’m very surprised with just how many people have reached out about the site’s upcoming returning. Plenty of supporters, both within the industry and fan-wise, have reached out help in any way possible. I’ve had countless phone calls and online discussions that have opened up all sorts of avenues. The plan for this month is to hone in on a vision and get cracking.
While you continue to wait, you can get a smattering of content from me via Tiktok. I’ve been putting out videos over there somewhat consistently, and they’ve been a lot of fun. Music trivia, history, details on upcoming launches, and more. Our most recent Tiktok is a review for No More Heroes 3, which you can see above. Tiktok certainly has its restrictions when it comes to time and viewing area, but working within those limits has been quite fun for me. Hopefully you enjoy what I’ve put together!
If you’d rather read a review than watch one, you can check out the script for the Tiktok review in its entirety below. Along with that, I’ll be writing a more in-depth review of the game shortly. Hopefully this tidbit is tasty enough to tide you over!
The No More Heroes franchise might not be the biggest or most well-known among the general gaming public, but it certainly has a sizable fanbase. You don’t get to three mainline games and a spin-off without supporters. Those fans have been waiting over 10 long years to get a third numbered installment, and just recently, their day has come. Travis Touchdown is back, and he’s more of a troublemaker than ever.
No More Heroes 3 sees Travis pick up his trusty beam katana once more for another stroll through the garden of madness. Previous No More Heroes titles had Travis square off against would-be assassins to climb a ranking board, and that’s the name of the game in this third outing as well. The big difference is that this time, Travis is taking on assassins of an interdimensional variety. Instead of fighting humans in grueling battles, the assassin rankings are now filled with aliens from all over the universe.
While the sword fodder might be different, the action remains the same. No More Heroes 3 features combat that’s fast-paced, super-powered, and incredibly violent. Alien blood of all colors will paint the screen as you slice and dice, creating a Jackson Pollock-like battleground around you. Of course, Travis brings a bunch of his favorite wrestling moves with him as well. It wouldn’t be No More Heroes without a few brain-busters, suplexes, and backbreakers!
When you’re not spending your time saving the world, you can collect some funds by doing odd jobs. Travis may be an assassin first, but he also makes a great landscaper, garbageman, and more. Performing odd jobs around town earns Travis all sorts of goodies that are necessary for progression. Get money to enter ranked assassin fights, earn WESN to upgrade your abilities, and collect random trinkets that can be combined to create varied buffs.
Most of the components No More Heroes fans want and expect from a new installment are here, but there is one considerable change. All henchmen battles now take place in a limited selection of battle arenas, which means you’re no longer running around themed levels prior to assassin battles. Entering these battles is required, as they give you gems needed to open up the next assassin face-off. Losing sprawling stages definitely stings, but battles are now 60 frames per second, and the variety of enemies and their moves can make each match-up quite memorable.
No More Heroes has never been a franchise for everyone, and creator Suda51 has always been upfront about that. There’s tons of otaku humor, 4th wall breaking, outlandish scenarios, and over-the-top brawls. This is the stuff that leaves plenty scratching their heads, and that’s totally understandable. If you’re one who prefers more mainline trappings, No More Heroes 3 is a very hard sell. For longtime fans of Travis and his adventures, No More Heroes 3 cranks the vibe and atmosphere up to 11. You’re getting pure, unadulterated Travis here. It might not be the best entry in the series, but it’s certainly worth your time, and undoubtable earns its spot in the franchise.