Monday, May 9, 2011

No More Heroes and the Waggle War

*Presses Start*

Suda 51 is the shit.

For those of you who don't keep up with your game directors, Suda is the wonderful director for games such as Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked, Killer7, Fatal Frame IV and the wonderful No More Heroes. To give you a brief summery, you play as Travis Touchdown, a nerd whose new mission is to defeat the top ranked assassin in his new job of killing everyone in his way. It's rude, it's vulgar and best thing of all time, I love and it's one of the best games on the Wii. Hands down.

PS3 is getting a port of the wonderful part one this summer, so I gave the Japanese version a shot.

But before I get into that, let me give a little bit of info on the waggle war.

Back in 2006, Nintendo launched the Wii, the thing that would soon single handedly destroy their competition for at least 3 years. With it's innovated motion control gaming, it stood on the top of the mountain and laughed at Sony and Microsoft. Both Sony and Microsoft came out and called the Wii's gaming "cute" but none of them could topple the giant. That is, until 2010. Sony released the Playstation Move. It looked just like the Wii, but with wireless nunchuks and a ball on top of the remote. Microsoft released the Kinect the same year touting the tagline "You are the controller." The Kinect sold a lot more then the Move did, but aren't we all forgetting that Both competitors came up with such technology to cut into the Wii's success? And whatever system has the better games is completely to the eye of the beholder because the three consoles have their quality games:

Kinect has Dance Central, a pretty big flagship of a game.

Move has Resident Evil, SOCOM, NBA2K, Killzone, and a few other games that can use the move.

Wii Has your Mario, Zelda, Metroid and other misc games that are just awesome.

At the end of the day, it all depends on what you are into. I, personally, have a Move and a Nintendo Wii. There's nothing that interests me on the Kinect. I don't care for Dance Central and that's just about it as far as "good" games. I have a Move and Killzone was awesome to play on it as well as Resident Evil 5. The Wii gets the most playtime just because I like the quirky games to come out on it. Trauma Center Series. Madworld. TVC. Brawl. Other M. No More Heroes.

*Sigh* No More Heroes.

I love the game, but it doesn't flow as well as it should on a system on the ps3. It struck me as colorful, vibrant, and just as cartoony as the world that it was depicting. On the PS3, The graphics are much better, but it became a darker world in the process and I found myself missing the little things in the game. The Control scheme for this game should have been easy, but it just feels like they were a compiled mess. The game was indeed, made for the motion controls and it should have never been stuffed into a controller. Towards the end of the first boss, I just felt frustrated and mad that half of the moves that I could easily pulled off on the Wii were getting me killed on the PS3. I can see this being playable for US audiences only if you're going to be using the PSMove. If you're looking for getting this one, make sure that you have the move.

Travis Touchdown fumbled on this port. If this is the way that we're going to handle ports from now on, we should have No More Heroes.


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