Deadly Individualism: Travis Strikes Again

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mechashadow - 26 days ago
PS4 and PC getting complete editions so no excuses now!
alef321 - Month ago
the one last thing bit was truly touching to me, good work.
Kevin Vo
Kevin Vo - Month ago
Never thought I would love this game. But I do, I really do. Not perfect, but it was really fun. The two issues I wanna talk about are how the chips are used and the very start of the game. Do wanna talk about the camera a little bit.
Something else that is small, but it's the very start of the game. By that I mean when you start the game. Where it's around 40 seconds of a black screen until you get a message telling you to put on your joy can strap on. I was hoping there would be a patch for that to make the loading time to be 5 seconds for a message, or have just and animated logo indicating a loading screen. Just something. I though my copy was broken at first. And one time, it did crash.
The chips use a cooldown system which is something that I don't like. Once you use a skill, you can only use it again by waiting. I personally would have prefered it if the skills were tied to a sort of mana meter. Where to gain more mana, you would have to kill the enemies, encouraging you to kill enemies. Maybe like kingdom hearts magic meter where when it runs out, you can't use magic until a certain amount of time. Or something weird like having it tied to the saber's battery. With the more you use the skills, the more vunerable you are. That might not works as well, but it is better then a cooldown system.
Some camera choices are a bit too far me. You can sometimes barely see the characters. Mainly in the second game. Most of the camera styles work great.
Kevin Vo
Kevin Vo - Month ago
But that's only 3 negatives that I had. One thing that I never hear people talk about enough in a positive light is the combat. Not that deep or perfect but it was fun. I did say I don't like how the skill chips have cooldown timers, but I do like the skills. Most of them I use and all are useful, especially in co op. The lack of anitmation cancelling works in this game. The light attack makes it really easy to move so using that to move around and hurt enemies is great. While heavy attacks are more risky because there's no animation cancelling. It does high damage, but you might get hit of you use it in a bad situtaion. Also since the battery mechanic is there, you can't just hit enemies constantly with the light attack. It is well really well done. Espicially in a series where the combat isn't the best part of a hack and slash.
Timo H
Timo H - Month ago
looking back at 8bit era, trying to be developer, it reminds of what Suda himself said about arcades. Maybe hardware limitations helped creativity, by scope, but more importantly, those limitations helped gamers give mercy to developers. Development, creation hasnt changed. What has changed (or not changed) is fps marketing? wars (same as Sega and Nintendo with 16bits 20 years ago).
Timo H
Timo H - Month ago
this is great. i wondered, geez, 2hours for one game. but it seems to hold as autobiographical at the same time, so lots of ... ehm references like the first No More Heroes had.
One thing has bugged me almost 10 years. Earlier titles seemed Nintendo exclusives. Then Shadows of the damned to Killer is Dead also on Xbox,PS, PC. Now, PS and PC. I've rarely seen as confusing platform history. Is it supposed to be Playstation exclusive+PC ?
looking for small dads
Damn I just finished the game and now that I'm caught up with Suda 51's entire catalog of games and your videos analyzing them I don't know what to do with myself
I guess I should go play some indie games

Thanks for all the great videos and helping me appreciate Suda and his games more than I already would have just playing them alone, this was a great series
AtomBacon - Month ago
I played the game solo the first then then co OP for NG+. Co op was so much more fun. I used mostly support skills (healing and crowd control) while he used more direct attacks and self buffs. It made a great combo.
Alex Tankersley
Alex Tankersley - Month ago
No More Heroes 3 coming soon officially
Thank you for covering Sudas big games! You're awesome and the best of your kind!
ConLad noC
ConLad noC - Month ago
This made me smile.
Robert Aponte Godén
Robert Aponte Godén - 2 months ago
Man I love playing this game so fucking much I still play it tho
Kam Harrison
Kam Harrison - 2 months ago
Also love the Gorillaz playing in the background with most of your vids
Schoolroy - 2 months ago
I won't lie. I originally batted an eye at this game, but after some consideration and playing the previous installments, I gave it a shot and damn was it good.
PostxAtomic - 2 months ago
Funny you mention that there isn't gonna be a Avenger style thing seeing as No More Heroes 3, Suda51 says wants to make it Avenger style lol.
I just beat the base game and just grinding the experience before hopping onto the dlc.
It is very fun and I love it! But by God is it VERY frustrating. I feel like my ass is always getting kicked. So much things are on the screen at once. @x@
I wish they made the visual novel interactive for different responses and different branches.
Also I am so fucking jealous you got the Beam Katana in Let it Die. I believe I missed my chance to grab it. Heres hoping for a switch port!
Edit: Oh! I almost forgot I loved the sequel to Shadows of the Damned! ;) Fucking EA though... Always screwing people over.
And like I said in the No More Heroes 1 video, Travis has slowly become like those he killed. In Travis Strikes again I felt he was becoming more like Destroy Man with the way he acts.
Gameboy _
Gameboy _ - 2 months ago
Suda51 is an inspiration that man legit is taking no one's shit and he's seeking his vision exactly how it should be
Travis Touchdown
Travis Touchdown - 2 months ago
01:16:42 who would want to wear t-shirt like that ;D
talk to people in akihabara ;D
neo sparks
neo sparks - 2 months ago
The first no more heroes was to gaming what pulpe fiction was to filming
MooseMan - 2 months ago
I think I already watched this video, I’ll watch it again.
Kam Harrison
Kam Harrison - 3 months ago
Thanks for you Suda51 retrospect! I agree that no really gave Travis Strikes Again a chance. I admit I was apprehensive when I first saw it, but that changed when I played it. It's nothing wrong with a change of form in a series. Travis is one of my favorite characters in gaming. Can't wait for NMH 3
slenderface123 - 3 months ago
Hey, can anyone get me those text garbles? They sound really cool and I'd like to use them in some projects.
ZLegengs - 3 months ago
No more heroes mobile
sam - 3 months ago
Thanks for providing such a great introspective of this game, so many people just write off TSA:NM as a bland spin-off when really it provides so much for Suda51 fans. I hope Suda51 discovers your channel.
SuaveNerd2000 - 3 months ago
you know what's interesting? each of your reviews in No More Heroes, is longer than the last one. One could see it as how each installment is more to add to his, very weird, story of him as a character.
GhenryPerez - 3 months ago
If I gave myself more time to work on it, the NMH1 analysis probably would've been way longer than it ended up being. Probably not as long as this one, Travis Strikes Again gives you so much to look into.
Emms - 3 months ago
Amazing video, thanks for telling it all, it gave me even more perspectives of one of my favorite games this year. And thank you for sharing your feelings of the game at the end.
Sean Thompson
Sean Thompson - 3 months ago
I'm sorry to hear about your pets. Stay strong and focus on the good times, as well as the future ahead.
Marc Felton
Marc Felton - 3 months ago
I think what keeps me invested is narrative
Marc Felton
Marc Felton - 3 months ago
Good video but I wanted more :/
corey mcdaniels
corey mcdaniels - 3 months ago
The Sukeban NYC ads always gets me lmao
Doon is Confused
Doon is Confused - 3 months ago
I have a feeling that the space portion of Killer Marathon was an idea scrapped from *Killer Is Dead*, since the last missions took place on the moon.
Dzal Presequal
Dzal Presequal - 3 months ago
Hey Henry out of all of the suda51 games which one was your favorite?
Dzal Presequal
Dzal Presequal - 3 months ago
@Sibel ah thanks buddy
Sibel - 3 months ago
I'm pretty sure he said killer7 is his favorite
Dylan O
Dylan O - 3 months ago
This game is great because Jeane berates Travis for not having a passport and barely bathing
darkknight072 - 3 months ago
I have faith in NMH 3, too. The player is like Travis when he goes up to the ramen stand. We say "give me your best " and pay for a Suda game, and we know Suda will give us the best experience he can. There's a good chance I'll never meet Suda in person but through his game it feels like I've made a connection with him. The feeling of respect creators have for their consumers is rare. It's definitely not easy to make something as personal as TSA but by doing so his fans can learn and appreciate more about him and his studio. I think that's why his fans are so loyal.
Nox Nexus
Nox Nexus - 3 months ago
I honestly loved the Travis Strikes Back and Badman Strikes Back segments because Badman is more serious and plot driven well Travis is more comedic for the most part. I just wish there was more Badman Strikes Back content but the overall story was enjoyable enough for the six parts
Jon Dundas
Jon Dundas - 3 months ago
What is the song that comes on at 14:37? It seems so familiar but I can't place it.
Zenks ren
Zenks ren - 3 months ago
"Lazy fan theory"? The game flatout tells you how the fuck the Death Drive works and what it was made for, there isn't really any ambiguity to it, why'd you think the minibosses are all SHEEPmen? Sheep aka the first animal to be successfully cloned.
Sibel - 3 months ago
@GhenryPerez Yeah, travis has killed lots of people, so it doesn't really make a difference
GhenryPerez - 3 months ago
SOUNDS like. I said it SOUNDS like lazy fan theories. I understand the aspect to that narrative, and I don't like it. Pay attention.
Alexir3468 - 3 months ago
This was such an amazing video until you started talking about how Travis sucked
Alexir3468 - 3 months ago
@Sibel why not both?
Sibel - 3 months ago
@Alexir3468 I think he was meant to LOOK awesome, not necessarily be awesome.
Alexir3468 - 3 months ago
@GhenryPerez I don't think suda intended it, since he praises Travis so much in his games and makes him look super cool with the way he kills bosses and does things like that, and also how the TSA bosses call him badass, and Travis calls himself badass, and Suda calls him badass. And yeah flawed characters are good but I think in this case Travis is just supposed to be awesome.
GhenryPerez - 3 months ago
An unlikable protagonist doesn't mean they are poorly written or "suck." Travis being an unlikable character is what Suda fully intended, and part of what makes him such a great character. Character flaws are what help people identify and relate with them. Don't take things at such a surface level, please. The best characters in media, especially video games, are full of flaws that make them unique.
Alexir3468 - 3 months ago
@GhenryPerez You talked about how unlikable he is. You didn't directly say it but it was the same general notion.
AnimuPoweredRasslin - 3 months ago
I'd like to see something like Deadly Individualism with other Game designers like Hideo Kojima and Yoko Taro, I see designers like them have interesting stories like Suda51, specially Yoko Taro.
ksemanr - 3 months ago
I love Travis Strikes Again so much, I don't understand the hate. I think it was simply because NMH3 hadn't been announced yet, if it was people would've taken to something different more easily
Jacob Shapiro
Jacob Shapiro - 3 months ago
Finally got a chance to sit down and watch this video in full. Loved it--can't wait for you to look at some of Suda's older work!
Little Oreorita
Little Oreorita - 3 months ago
This game really feels "I need to rethink myself" from the main character/creator's perspective. The more I see the story, the deeper it feels.
Alyxandir - 3 months ago
I don't think I would have appreciated this game half as much if not for seeing your other videos before I played it. ESPECIALLY the Shadows of the Damned video
3ffects - 3 months ago
LoyalCav - 3 months ago
To me the main thing that I really loved was with Smoking Kings dialogue cause from the time that hit me cause of the fact I didnt get what Suda was going for since I didnt play a whole lot of his games I did get what the bosses were however. To me Smoking King got what he wanted yet didnt felt achievement now, I relate to him cause as a kid I really wanted a job. getting said job was hell and took until I was 23 and when I got it all I did was simply do what I was supposed to for the most part and that was washing dishes as a dishwasher. However despite me saying that in a boring light the thing I loved about it was most of my co workers are great and my bosses I can get along well easily. I dont want to replace that at all trust me people can make a boring job a lot more comfortable or hellish.
PrinceLynxie - 3 months ago
I played TSA at a friends place and I did not enjoy it, I think it was because of the mood I was in or not liking the gameplay but I do want to go back to it and play it properly some day. That being said I really could not imagine how deep this game is when it comes to the connection between it and Sunda51, it really makes me admire this game more and it does make me worry for No More Heroes 3. As much as I enjoyed seeing it reveal at E3 2019 with how this videos insight it makes me think we may get something VERY different for the next game.
its1027 - 3 months ago
Thanks, Ghenry. I appreciate all the work you've put into the Deadly Individualism series.
The biggest takeaway I have from TSA is that for all the accolades and praise we heap upon Suda51, he's a normal dude like you and I. His struggles, failures, regrets are all things we can relate to, especially in light of him expressing them in a video game format. And seeing NMH3 has been announced, I can't help but feel so very happy for him. It's like seeing that trailer was an affirmation of all the time and effort he's put into the craft of video game making.
JB 2X - 4 months ago
This was worth the almost two hours
Vain Pain
Vain Pain - 4 months ago
Why is this getting a ps4 and pc port?
Joshua Suh
Joshua Suh - 3 months ago
Suda wanted more people to experience his creation. However, with Nintendo at the helm with Grasshopper listed as a client of their's I don't see NMH3 leaving Nintendo Switch unless Nintendo says so.
Lucas Vinicius
Lucas Vinicius - 3 months ago
We need that money to pay for NMH3 and Unreal games are more easy to port for other plataforms nowdays(but not always work well). And maybe do more people buy a switch for no more heroes 3?
Nash - 4 months ago
Thank you for making these videos
Rabid Living
Rabid Living - 4 months ago
videodvd - 4 months ago
I was waiting for this one! It was excellent! Thanks a lot! ^_^
Gheedo - 4 months ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this entire series, man! I sat through all of them when each came out and they all gave me a bigger appreciation for Suda or any game developer for the matter. Awesome job.
Tevin Sparrow
Tevin Sparrow - 4 months ago
I actually thought it was possible the alien invasion we're facing in NMH3 is being led by possessed Mondo because Suda confirmed an invasion was coming to Killer is Dead after the events of the game and now Travis is facing just that.
Sudaverse rules!
tkzim - 4 months ago
I've been waiting for this video. Mostly so I could appreciate the game without having to play it.
Tino !
Tino ! - 4 months ago
I really love this video, thanks for the new outlook of TSA, see you again in NMH3
slenderface123 - 4 months ago
I found this series one fateful day last year, yet my biggest mistake was not subscribing sooner.
EMagnificent - 4 months ago
Thank you , you saved me from buying a switch...
Black - 4 months ago
TSA is different compared with previous two. No surprise it didn't sit with some people. I would say third game is time for something different. I am just puzzled about developers choice of mask for Jacket. Tiger is commonly associated with Tony. They could've used TSA:NMH to his real face.
Q - 4 months ago
Good job! You and the GamingBrit gave a great explanation on what TSB is all about! kinda sad that "Professionals" like Jim Sterling will just trash the game for not being like one of the more crazy cooky grasshopper titles.
maggintons - 4 months ago
Honestly the reviewers who said nothing interesting happened were probaly playing the game like Arin Hanson would.
Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera - 4 months ago
Will you be taking about No More Heroes 3 in the future?
GhenryPerez - 4 months ago
Yeah, probably.
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