Here is my No More Heroes Review at IGN....
Good to pass some time while waiting
I'll start this review with a little backgroud of myself so you know where I am coming from. I'm a typical 26 year old gamer that enjoys all genres of video games from old school up to 'next-gen'. I have always enjoyed action games that use combos to deal out crazy amounts of damage to a bunch of enemies. I would say the first game that really had a great combo system was God Of War for the PS2. So I was very excited to get my hands on No More Heroes since the combo system was stated to be a high-point in the game.
Right off the bat, the fighting is very fast, furious, fun and freaking crazy. The animations are very smooth and the controls work perfectly to create an amazing experience. Every action gamer MUST ATLEAST PLAY THIS GAME!!! The combo system is very deep yet very simple, the trademark of a great system. To top it off, when you get different beam sabers, you get some different moves as well!
The other aspects of the game are not nearly as amazing as the fighting. The open world is ok and can be disappointing as well as the lack of a retry option. However the bike is not bad and you can BOOST while riding which took me a day to realize (Z button on bike). The graphics are ok, very stylized, which helps and the music/sounds are great as well. The storyline is Suda-fied craziness which is just how I wanted it happy
+ As 'hardcore' as you can get
+ Deep Combo System
+ Very intuitive controls that work very well
+ Multiple sabers with different moves
+ Amazing animations that make fighting very smooth as well as chopping people in half happy
+ Good music, sound effects, and some impressive voice acting for the bosses
- Lack of retry option for missions
- Open world can be disappointing
With the best action fighting system on the Wii, I would have to suggest this game to all action gamers. Please atleast TRY this game, just to see how great the fighting system works. This deserves to be in every "HARDCORE" gamers library. If he tweeks the open world aspect then the sequel to this game will be almost perfect...