History VideoGame / NoMoreHeroes

1st Feb '17 9:58:16 AM advent_child
Is there an issue? Send a Message





A third game has been announced for the Nintendo Switch.

to:

A third game has been announced According to Suda, Travis will return in some capacity for the Nintendo Switch.UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch: whether it will be a ''No More Heroes'' sequel or an entirely new property featuring the character is unknown.
12th Jan '17 10:47:28 PM Hanz
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

A third game has been announced for the Nintendo Switch.
15th Nov '16 7:00:38 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


From Creator/{{Suda51}}, the mastermind behind the divisive ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', ''No More Heroes'' is simultaneously a celebration, {{parody}} and {{deconstruction}} of sandbox games, American geek culture, and the concept of an AntiHero. It juxtaposes the glamorous and high-octane battles of an assassin's lifestyle with the grim reality of a main character who lives in a motel room, roots through dumpsters for collectibles and needs to do menial labour to pay his U.A.A. fees. It gives you a WideOpenSandbox and a kickass motorcycle, but also the stark realization that the world Travis lives in is mostly empty and devoid of things he can actually affect; even running down pedestrians is completely ineffective. All that Travis has going for him is his delusional grandeur and self-image as a cool protagonist, and even ''that'' is slowly stripped away as the game presents him with the harsh truths of a professional killer, and the fact that his murderous rampage is fueled by nothing more than a shallow need for self-gratification.

to:

From Creator/{{Suda51}}, the mastermind behind the divisive ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', ''VideoGame/Killer7'', ''No More Heroes'' is simultaneously a celebration, {{parody}} and {{deconstruction}} of sandbox games, American geek culture, and the concept of an AntiHero. It juxtaposes the glamorous and high-octane battles of an assassin's lifestyle with the grim reality of a main character who lives in a motel room, roots through dumpsters for collectibles and needs to do menial labour to pay his U.A.A. fees. It gives you a WideOpenSandbox and a kickass motorcycle, but also the stark realization that the world Travis lives in is mostly empty and devoid of things he can actually affect; even running down pedestrians is completely ineffective. All that Travis has going for him is his delusional grandeur and self-image as a cool protagonist, and even ''that'' is slowly stripped away as the game presents him with the harsh truths of a professional killer, and the fact that his murderous rampage is fueled by nothing more than a shallow need for self-gratification.



* DownerEnding: The first, obviously false ending: [[spoiler:if Travis Touchdown doesn't get all the beam katana upgrades, he will end the game with Ermen Palmer (a CaptainErsatz to [[{{VideoGame/Killer7}} Emir Parkreiner]]]] aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith)]] [[spoiler: ready to murder him in his own apartment while he's on the toilet, which immediately cuts to the closing credits.]]

to:

* DownerEnding: The first, obviously false ending: [[spoiler:if Travis Touchdown doesn't get all the beam katana upgrades, he will end the game with Ermen Palmer (a CaptainErsatz to [[{{VideoGame/Killer7}} [[VideoGame/Killer7 Emir Parkreiner]]]] aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith)]] [[spoiler: ready to murder him in his own apartment while he's on the toilet, which immediately cuts to the closing credits.]]



* {{Expy}}: Ermin Palmer, the man who attacks Travis at the end of the game, is based off of [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} Emir Parkreiner]]... aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. They also share a basic MO of attacking assassins in apartments while their guards are down.

to:

* {{Expy}}: Ermin Palmer, the man who attacks Travis at the end of the game, is based off of [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} [[VideoGame/Killer7 Emir Parkreiner]]... aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. They also share a basic MO of attacking assassins in apartments while their guards are down.



* GainaxEnding: It's played for laughs, but that doesn't make it any less gainaxy. [[spoiler:Travis starts learning of his family history and real reasons for fighting right about when the fourth wall disappears for good. He goes home and gets attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} somebody who looks suspiciously like Garcian Smith]] while on the toilet, when Henry shows up, kills Not-Garcian and fights Travis for no real reason. After the boss battle, they run down the street talking about how they can't escape from the game, before clashing blades again. Meanwhile, Sylvia and her daughter, who is the third character in the game named Jeane, are admiring a painting of said event. Most of the plot is still vague at this point, and Sylvia taunts the player about how there won't be a sequel to clear it up, before the words "TO BE CONTINUED" appear a few screens later.]]

to:

* GainaxEnding: It's played for laughs, but that doesn't make it any less gainaxy. [[spoiler:Travis starts learning of his family history and real reasons for fighting right about when the fourth wall disappears for good. He goes home and gets attacked by [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} [[VideoGame/Killer7 somebody who looks suspiciously like Garcian Smith]] while on the toilet, when Henry shows up, kills Not-Garcian and fights Travis for no real reason. After the boss battle, they run down the street talking about how they can't escape from the game, before clashing blades again. Meanwhile, Sylvia and her daughter, who is the third character in the game named Jeane, are admiring a painting of said event. Most of the plot is still vague at this point, and Sylvia taunts the player about how there won't be a sequel to clear it up, before the words "TO BE CONTINUED" appear a few screens later.]]



* MindScrew: Relatively straightforward compared to, say, ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'', but it's still pretty bizarre, it just plays it for comedy more often than befuddlement. Definitely has a GainaxEnding, though, even if it's something of a parody.

to:

* MindScrew: Relatively straightforward compared to, say, ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'', ''VideoGame/Killer7'', but it's still pretty bizarre, it just plays it for comedy more often than befuddlement. Definitely has a GainaxEnding, though, even if it's something of a parody.



** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "[=Chiller7=]," a reference to Killer7.
*** The "3... 2... 1... Zilch" and "Saved game beep" sound effects are references to Killer7 as well, and other sound blips are borrowed from {{Flower Sun and Rain}}. Ermen Palmer is a {{Captain Ersatz}} for [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} Emir Parkreiner]], aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. Also ISZK Electronics and [=ZaKa TV=], said TV station being a reference to both ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell'' and ''Killer7''. Not to mention that every Lovikov move references a member of the Smith Syndicate.

to:

** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "[=Chiller7=]," a reference to Killer7.
[=Killer7=].
*** The "3... 2... 1... Zilch" and "Saved game beep" sound effects are references to Killer7 [=Killer7=] as well, and other sound blips are borrowed from {{Flower Sun and Rain}}. Ermen Palmer is a {{Captain Ersatz}} for [[VideoGame/{{Killer7}} [[VideoGame/Killer7 Emir Parkreiner]], aka [[spoiler: Garcian Smith]]. Also ISZK Electronics and [=ZaKa TV=], said TV station being a reference to both ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell'' and ''Killer7''.''[=Killer7=]''. Not to mention that every Lovikov move references a member of the Smith Syndicate.



* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''. k7 deals with political issues, NMH deals with social ones. k7 focuses on a group of professional assassins, NMH focuses on a singular youth who stumbled into the business. In k7 you can only walk on very specific paths, while in NMH you can wander around the entire city. The list goes on...

to:

* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''.''VideoGame/Killer7''. k7 deals with political issues, NMH deals with social ones. k7 focuses on a group of professional assassins, NMH focuses on a singular youth who stumbled into the business. In k7 you can only walk on very specific paths, while in NMH you can wander around the entire city. The list goes on...
11th Sep '16 5:14:13 PM crashkey
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SpiritualAntithesis: To ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}''. k7 deals with political issues, NMH deals with social ones. k7 focuses on a group of professional assassins, NMH focuses on a singular youth who stumbled into the business. In k7 you can only walk on very specific paths, while in NMH you can wander around the entire city. The list goes on...
15th Aug '16 10:41:07 PM lalaTKG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "Chiller7," a reference to Killer7.

to:

** There are lots of references to previous Grasshopper works, too. The fridge in the Rank 2 boss fight in the first game says "Chiller7," "[=Chiller7=]," a reference to Killer7.
29th Jul '16 12:50:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Henry, Jeane, Sylvia, and eventually Travis. Basically, everyone who [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] at the ending(s). Travis does need to get (nearly) shot in the back, electrocuted via handshake, step on a few landmines, and fall in a pit before the savvyness sets in, though. Others include [[spoiler:Ermen Palmer in the ending, seeing as he almost managed to kill Travis in the place where he saves the game!]]
22nd Jul '16 6:17:56 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several {{Flower Sun and Rain}} and {{The Silver Case}} designs) to existing magazines and publications to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.

to:

*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several {{Flower Sun ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain'' and Rain}} and {{The Silver Case}} ''VideoGame/TheSilverCase'' designs) to existing magazines and publications to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.
8th Jul '16 1:41:39 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheMentor: Thunder Ryu, to a tee. Except for the implications about sex with Travis. But the fact that he still instructs Travis as [[spoiler: a blue-tinted ghost after his death really seals the deal.]]



* TheObiWan: Thunder Ryu, to a tee. Except for the implications about sex with Travis. But the fact that he still instructs Travis as [[spoiler: a blue-tinted ghost after his death really seals the deal. Another one of the game's many {{Shout Out}}s to ''Franchise/StarWars''.]]
5th Jun '16 4:04:26 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several {{Flower Sun and Rain}} and {{The Silver Case}} designs) to existing magazines and publications to the {{Rocky Horror Picture Show}}: one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.

to:

*** Travis' many shirts are ripe with references, referencing everything from previous Grasshopper works (there are several {{Flower Sun and Rain}} and {{The Silver Case}} designs) to existing magazines and publications to the {{Rocky Horror Picture Show}}: ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'': one shirt has a very familiar pair of red, open-mouthed lips.
22nd May '16 6:07:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Red Star games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The PS3 and XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.

to:

** The original intent for the game had tons of gore and left the bodies of ranked fight opponents after they die. This was how the American version of the game was released. The Japanese version removed all the blood, replacing it with smoke, and removed the bodies. This was apparently intentional, as excessive violence is less acceptable in mainstream Japanese games. To the consternation of many European fans, the PAL version is taken from the Japanese cut, as Red Star games decided this version would appeal to a wider audience and improve sales. It had also just released after the classification controversy over ''{{Manhunt}} 2'', and Red Star may have been attempting to avoid a similar problem. They have promised the sequel will not be censored, and it wasn't. The Japanese sequel is still censored. The PS3 UsefulNotes/{{PS3}} and XBox360 UsefulNotes/XBox360 remake ''No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise'' is uncensored.



* BrainInAJar: Letz Shake's machine, Dr. Shake, who later ascends to assasin level.

to:

* BrainInAJar: Letz Shake's machine, Dr. Shake, who later ascends to assasin assassin level.



* FanService: The 360/PS3 versions have a mode that ups the sexy for the already provocative female outfits (see through shirts, cheerleader outfits, bikinis etc)

to:

* FanService: The 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] versions have a mode that ups the sexy for the already provocative female outfits (see through shirts, cheerleader outfits, bikinis etc)



* UpdatedRerelease: No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise for the Xbox 360 and PS3 features improved HD graphics and a 'Very Sweet' mode which features the female characters in skimpy outfits (who weren't already).

to:

* UpdatedRerelease: No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise for the Xbox 360 and PS3 [=PS3=] features improved HD graphics and a 'Very Sweet' mode which features the female characters in skimpy outfits (who weren't already).
This list shows the last 10 events of 210. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.NoMoreHeroes