Story - 80%
Graphics - 82%
Audio - 79%
Gameplay - 86%
Replayability - 82%
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a fun game from Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. made for the Nintendo Switch. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes takes place 7 years after No More Heroes 2(it was a Nintendo Wii game) and we find our Anti-Hero tucked away in a remote Forest somewhere in the USA(playing video games). Travis is/was a professional Assassin, who at one stage was the number #1 deadliest Assassin on the UAA(United Assassin’s Association). But after his big battle(in the last game) he just wants to be left alone and play games.
But you can’t be an Assassin and not have enemies, enter stage right Badman(father of Bad Girl). As they duke it out in Travis Trailer they activate the Death Drive MK-II and get sucked into a Virtual world and where all our(the players) fun begin.
Travis Strikes Again has 6 virtual game worlds that you get to play and is a Top-Down Hack and slash game. Each game is also very unique and is not just your normal dungeon crawlers but has some Platformer mixed into it as well. There is even an Adventure part of the game. This comes in when you go out into the real world to search for the Death Balls, which is the games for the Death Drive MK-II. If you collect all 6 of the Death Balls(and win the games) you get a wish, in this case for Badman is to bring back his daughter Bad Girl. You can also share your Joy-Con with your friend and play Co-Op.
The visual style for Travis Strikes Again to me looks like somebody was on an acid trip. It’s funky, it’s bold and in your face and I love it. It’s very unique and it makes you feel like your in the virtual game. your physical play area on your Nintendo Switch is about 4:3 aspect ratio. When you get into the “real world” the graphic style gets a bit better.
So in most games, you can normally save your game at a fountain (Prince of Persia) or in your game menu, in Travis Strikes Again you save your game by going to the toilet! You can also change Travis look(not in the toilet), from wearing your favourite Indie Game on his T-Shirt to wolfing down ramen to replenish your powers. And there is a new update that has come out that add’s more Legendary T-Shirts and a new game mode called “New Game+ mode”(this lets you transfer all your skills and character Levels to a new character).
Overall I was really pleased with Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, it’s funny, psycodelic and fun to play. Controls are fairly easy to use and it has a funky soundtrack to boot. I would recommend this to anybody looking for something new and funky to play and hack-and-slash fans. This is your local mad scientist signing out…..now if I only can get that legendary T-Shirt….
Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 18/01/2019
Love the Psychedelic Graphics
Funny way to save the game
Some levels might be a bit of a grind after a while