Travis Strikes Again - Nitro Rad

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keo warner
keo warner - 4 hours ago
Everyone deals with disappointing spinoffs differently. Some people call em bad, I play them to completion
I actually beat the main story today and, while repetitive, I found the combat very satisfying to at least finish. The customization of skills you have is great for making new strategies and the challenge is satisfying, though I do agree that they should have had some kind of camera option for one player mode
Mytru Mara
Mytru Mara - 2 days ago
I'll admit the game is more of a guilty pleasure for me and it does seem extremely self-aware toward how limited it is in terms of gameplay and the such. The Suda charm is still there though, so I'm not at all disappointed with the fact that I purchased the game. Though you're right, the pixel visual novel portions are probably some of my favorite parts of the game.

I'd honestly stick with the rating of 67%, though that doesn't make the game awful or even bad in my opinion. I probably won't beat it again, but I'm enjoying the game anyway.

But... it looks like Suda took all that criticism when going forward with No More Heroes 3, or at least TSA was just meant to test the waters to see if they could make a successful true sequel.
Nox Nexus
Nox Nexus - 10 days ago
I played through the game and i don't get how you took so long. Sure the later levels are a bit long (Especially C.I.A.) but it didn't really drag on. Most games i completed in under 40 minutes with 100% on single player. Thats the only part i disagree on.
UfoLoche
UfoLoche - 10 days ago
My main issue with TSA is this: There is no meat to the combat. It feels very flaccid, the enemies don't really flinch, and it's hard to keep up with the flashy visuals(Which makes it easy to take hits). Then you have to backtrack and explore to find Jeanne, do the cheat codes, and uuuuugh..

As a big No More Heroes fan, I just couldn't recommend this, myself.
Avi Haltmann CTSW
Avi Haltmann CTSW - 19 days ago
I personally had a blast with the game barring coffee and doughnuts. But I can see why people wouldn’t be super into it
Al Dakota
Al Dakota - 21 day ago
For me this game was my first no more heroes game, ive been following the series for a very very long time since I was a child actually (yes I know, probably shouldn't be watching shit like that, but it worked out for the best). When I heard a no more heroes game coming to the switch I was fucking ecstatic, I couldn't contain myself and when I picked it up I had nothing to compare it to, only the guy I've grown up to know and love, Travis Touchdown.
I accept that its not a good no more heroes game, but its a fantastic game in general, the story, and especially the undertones of sudas personal strife really made the game worth playing.
To really honor what the game was trying to tell the players I decided to 100% it and I gotta say it was the most fun 4 days I've had in a very long time.
joko WAN
joko WAN - 25 days ago
pfft casuals
Garrett Glass
Garrett Glass - Month ago
I liked this game more than I thought I would.
Game Boi
Game Boi - Month ago
Heh, you'll have another one to review soon
Pirango
Pirango - Month ago
So uh... How bout that no more heroes 3 eh?
lostsanityreturned
lostsanityreturned - Month ago
I was so happy to hear you praise killer 7... when you gave focus to no more heroes at the start I was expecting another person to gloss over it as a "failed attempt before suda got it right" like so many others do
Astral Toons
Astral Toons - Month ago
As a NMH fan, I really was hyped for TSA and honestly. I acknowledged the opinions and critiques people have about the game to their fullest. I love the game for what it is and tbh, I think when you get to "Eight Hearts" you'll only love it more. Seriously, the reveal of that character and how they portrayed them in this game made me fall in love.
Morgan Dixon
Morgan Dixon - 2 months ago
No More Nitro Rad
ObsoleteHandheld
ObsoleteHandheld - 2 months ago
9:27 Gundham Tanaka
FromBeyondTheGrave1
FromBeyondTheGrave1 - 2 months ago
Honestly the game is pretty solid, and really if you're a fan of top down games like Smash TV it's a good time sink, and now there's two extra characters.
bader redab
bader redab - 3 months ago
Dude just do the killer7 video already pleasasseeeeee
radchoco
radchoco - 3 months ago
Why does no one talk about lollipop chainsaw anymore? I thought it was a fun and quirky game at the time
Kirbysmith64
Kirbysmith64 - 3 months ago
I think the reason why the camera is the way it is is two-fold. The obvious reason is that the camera's trying to fit the game that it's paying homage to at the time. However, it's also zoomed out to accommodate two-player co-op. It's interesting that you brought up Super Mario 3D World's camera as an example, because it's another multiplayer co-op game.
I get that it's to show both players at any given time, and the over-the-shoulder camera angle just wouldn't work in a two-player co-op game. But you're right, it does remove that intimacy and spectacle. But like you said, the game was made with two-player in mind.

A possible work-around could be to split the screen in two so that each player gets that over-the-shoulder, up-close-and-personal experience. But that goes back to the first issue, which is the fact that TSA is a game that mimics other games, and that extends to the camera. For example, a side-scrolling platformer's camera needs to be zoomed out so you can see what's ahead, and splitting the screen in half would only hinder your field of view to see what's ahead.

Maybe if the game just had a more dynamic camera: the camera could be zoomed in or out depending on what "game" you're in and whether or not you're playing with one or two players; if it's one player, it could get really up-close as it needs to be; if it's two-player, the camera could zoom out depending on how far each player is from each other. But yeah, just my thoughts about the camera.
RaymanMago 1265
RaymanMago 1265 - 3 months ago
Crapping my Pants
BubbaSteve Garcia
BubbaSteve Garcia - 3 months ago
You truly are Canadian.. Couldn't say fuck and had to say Frick... Hahahha
urgiduurrgghh
urgiduurrgghh - 3 months ago
suda has been making a habit of fucking up his games,
like why did he change the combat and camera angle wtf dont fix whats not broken and no cutcsenes no spoken dialogue another complete fail,
suda's writing has not touched killer7 levels since killer7 and reading his whacky sit aint interesting enough alone if its acted out it becomes somewhat tolerably entertaining
his shtick was entertaining when i was a young gun but now i see too much of his BS style over his honestly vapid substance it's just an overall resounding meh,
idk maybe he needs shinji mikami to watch over him so he actually does the work and wont slack off
Kevin Vo
Kevin Vo - 3 months ago
Suda 51 is one of those developers who is willing to put in bad elements in a game to emphasise its story. This game is no exception.
Though it is sleazy that him and the game tells you to buy this game if you want no more heroes 3. That is never good.
Yan Guo
Yan Guo - 3 months ago
I really, really like this game.
DaveDynamite1
DaveDynamite1 - 3 months ago
The only Suda51 game I had played before TSA was Killer is Dead and I enjoyed that game. Killer is Dead got me interested in Suda games, but I wouldn’t call myself a fan before. The second Suda game I played was TSA, I really enjoyed it, and loved the nods to other games like Hotline Miami, Shadows of the Damned, Killer is Dead and Killer7. I always wanted to try out Suda’s other games and now this game kind of got me to finally do that.
I recently own and have played NMH 1 & 2, Shadows of the Damned, and am now moving on to Killer7. Also playing LET IT DIE on PC currently. I can now say that I am a Suda51 fan and can’t wait for NMH 3 if it’s actually in development according to the end of TSA.
DaveDynamite1
DaveDynamite1 - 3 months ago
I’ve played the game twice already and loved it both times. I recently finished my new game + mode with Shinobu. I really enjoyed this game and can’t wait for the last piece of DLC for it.
Dash's DDR Channel
Dash's DDR Channel - 3 months ago
play some 3do games!
raine
raine - 4 months ago
i found the game to be really fun. mixing up different powerups and using them for combos felt really cool, and they had neat visual effects. the writing, the weird art direction and the controls were pretty damn good. although i do agree that the levels were really long and the fbi one was hot garbage, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the heck out of this game.
Motobug
Motobug - 4 months ago
Fr*ck
Getza Berry
Getza Berry - 4 months ago
I'm late on this I know but I am surprised you didn't say anything about how broken the final level was. There are a few glitches that let you skip certain parts of it outright and certain chips used in certain areas can just straight up crash the game.
gamedoc
gamedoc - 4 months ago
just imagine if suda51 and dennaton both collaborated to make hotline miami 3
Psychotronic
Psychotronic - 2 months ago
hotline miami 3 its no gonna happend according to Dennis Wedin, but i really want a game made by dennaton and suda51.
oijoi
oijoi - 4 months ago
I hope nmh3 comes to ps4
Tarodenaro
Tarodenaro - 4 months ago
when you mentioned shadows of the damned, all i remember is that 'enlarge your johnson' trailer lmao
thefatman69fude
thefatman69fude - 4 months ago
I'm a die hard suda fan lol love his stuff so I need to buy this game.
gwardojones
gwardojones - 5 months ago
Completely agree with your review. I'm not a Suda guy so much as I'm a No More Heroes guy. I'm at the fifth stage and I think I'm completely fried. These levels are too long and are only made longer by how irritating it is to find collectibles. If, like you said, the camera was pulled behind him, even if everything else was preserved as is, I think this would have been a much more interesting experience, at least in single-player. As it is, the side stuff is really awesome and interesting while the actual gameplay is completely tedious.
That said, good review as always, homie.
Caliduchey
Caliduchey - 5 months ago
This game looks insanely horrible holy crap.
Shark fan of the sea
Shark fan of the sea - 5 months ago
BTW Badman is voiced by Steve Blum who also played Darkstar in the first game(and gracia Hotspur from Shadows of the Damned)
Dolphinboi
Dolphinboi - 5 months ago
I love NMH, but I never had a chance to play the others.
CyriuX7
CyriuX7 - 5 months ago
Yeah I agree, I finished the first two missions on my first sitting and overall found the whole thing kind of tedious and repetitive. Gonna get back to it in a couple of days because I believe this game is better in short bursts. However, one thing I will say is that I love the presentation, the style, humor, and the text adventures between missions, and those are the things that keep me wanting to play, just to see what other crazy thing comes off. Plus, it's centering around reviving Bad Girl, one of my favorite bosses of the past games, and the upcoming DLC that adds Shinobu (another fav) and Bad Bad girl herself to be playable. Even if it's in a zoomed over-the-top perspective I still wanna try them.
Guess I will have to put myself through the shore and it's a shame, because I legitimately enjoyed the gameplay of NMH1 and 2. And while Killer 7 doesn't have the most amazing gameplay, I still think of it as a master piece. I guess I just enjoy Suda's strange style way too much. That being said hopefully we will get a true No More Heroes 3 in the future.
As for other Suda games, I haven't played Lollipop Chainsaw, Killer is Dead, and Shadows of the Damned yet, I was playing other things and busy with other stuff when they were released; guess I'll track them down and give them a go eventually.
Parkdum
Parkdum - 5 months ago
James, when will you start releasing merch?
Liam Graham
Liam Graham - 5 months ago
I would love to hear your thoughts on YIIK: A Postmodern RPG for the switch
David Rojo
David Rojo - 5 months ago
Dude, you made a HUGE Spoiler, about Shadow of the Damned 2, you should re consider neither change the title adding (SPOILERS) on it or re uploading the video.
To put you through a context, is the same as when people start saying that Hellblade will erase your game save, but it turns out to be a part of the experience and all the media started bumping news about it, which lead to a huge spoiler and a way to kill the surprise of every suda fan which won't expect that from this game.
Despite that, I'll say that the gameplay it's repetitive as hell but I actually enjoy, is like every indie game that it's popular nowadays. I don't see any difference between games like Dead Cells or Darkest Dungeon, in which you'll be doing the exact same thing over and over again.
AKawesomeman79
AKawesomeman79 - 5 months ago
Hey I know you probably get a lot of requests to do certain games. But one game that's really good and is a horror game is called Lost in Vivo. Its on steam. Its very similar to silent hill.
Omega14289
Omega14289 - 5 months ago
The death drive itself is from Let It Die
TotallyNotUni
TotallyNotUni - 5 months ago
I see what you mean by the appeal being limited. I thought I wasn’t going to like NMH going in, thinking it might be too hard or, tedious as hell. But here I am, still playing the hell out of the game trying my best to finish bitter mode. Hell, when I found a copy of NMH2 for cheap I begged my brother to come and help buy the game. NMH or at least a NMH styled co-op game is something i’m really interested in. Which is the main reason I wanna get this, to finally play something like NMH together with my brother, and I’ll nerd out about the indie shirts like Mother Russia Bleeds and such. I doubt I’ll play this on my own and probably get to a point where I want my brother to play it with me anytime I ask to play the Switch. I’m hoping this game does well enough to fund NMH3 for the Switch, and I hope Suda can do his best on that game.
Edit: Found out I really like this game honestly. Even if it’s a bit generic.
Starbox Official
Starbox Official - 5 months ago
Killer7 review soon? OwO
SneakyBaguetteman
SneakyBaguetteman - 5 months ago
3:13 he really playing hotline Miami damn he got good taste in games
Trantor The Troll
Trantor The Troll - 5 months ago
Travis Strikes Again.....Struck Out..... sad :( was really happy when i heard a NEW game was coming out. too bad it looks like Doodie.
Jene Clyde
Jene Clyde - 5 months ago
Talking about Killer 7, please bring it to the Switch. I loved the bunches out of Killer 7 and it was a super rare game at its time, but I know it would sell a buttload now.
CyberLitaBot
CyberLitaBot - 5 months ago
You got a humongous point about some games being experimental. Games just being fun instead of different and new and fresh. I get it.
I have a standard with games. Just me. doesn't apply to everyone.
I like unique games. Especially ones with good story and good game play. I highly love both. Not one or the other. Both.
I am bored with just one. It is sad because most games just have one and not the other and I am like "This could have been so good." Eh. oh well. what are you gonna do? Make your own that is what your gonna do!!!! XD
joseph
joseph - 5 months ago
“Well again, it’s not a direct sequel to No More Heroes 2, though they are directly related and take place in the same universe. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes takes place seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2. As you’ve probably noticed it’s ‘Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes’, so ‘No More Heroes’ is more a subtitle, there’s not a number on it. This isn’t a direct sequel and it’s not No More Heroes 3, but it does address some of the things that happened in No More Heroes 1 and 2. While it is sort of a continuation of that stuff, it is not a direct sequel partially because No More Heroes is about one assassin against other assassins, and this isn’t like that. This isn’t exactly a spin-off, or something like that, and while it’s not a direct sequel it is something of a stepping stone on the road to No More Heroes 3. So the way I’d like people to think of this game is like the beginning of a new battle for Travis, a new series within the series.”
well, I guess it was neither a sequel nor a side game... Yay..?
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