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no more heroes 2!! i got it on the first day and would've beaten it sooner than tonight but the final boss is bitch hard
but yeah! honestly, i wasn't really feeling it untiiiilll about the middle-to-end part of the game, when things started sinking in and the bosses start to get more detailed etc, and then it was pretty cool! not that it wasn't cool before, but i guess the nmh "spark" just hadn't hit or something.

ds is still... different, in ways i can't place. maybe it's because it's supposedly more "serious"--which worried me when i first heard that since the last thing i want is for nmh to take itself seriously--but i dunno, while ds was still insane and i didn't notice it being THAT much more serious than the first game, i still feel like there was a change of attitude and style that made me sort of miss the old game. a lot of people are complaining that the bosses aren't as fleshed out, which is something i definitely noticed and was annoyed about, but when i thought about it, it kind of makes sense; travis isn't a rookie anymore and is also being fueled by a lust for revenge the whole game, so it makes sense for him to just claw his way through the ranks without really caring about who's in his way. which is something that would hit harder if we ever actually saw inside travis' head, but as it is, i think that sort of makes for poor storytelling, y'know? the game pretty much just slaps someone in front of you and goes THIS IS THE NEXT BOSS, FIGHT
or maybe it's just because there's more bosses this time around or something

but it's a great game and a worthy sequel, and i definitely appreciate the fact that they trimmed off a lot of fat that the older game had; santa destroy is just a map, and you no longer have to pay for the next ranked match (although you still have to pay for other things, like the gym, but the 8-bit minigames are fun and you can get shittons in one round). i hear that suda51 wants to make one more nmh game, but this is the last one starring travis. who is the next star???? HMMMMMMMMMMM

GOD I REALLY WANTED TO SEE MORE OF HENRY AND SHINOBU
those guys were ALL OVER the trailers and on the BOX and in MAGAZINES and EVERYWHERE and they barely get any screentime at all. that's my main complaint about the game, really. neither of them even got any closure! henry never has his duel with travis, and you never see shinobu again after travis turns down her kiss. what is up with that!! seriously an ideal ending for me would be henry helping out travis in the final boss fight (as in battling jasper, not just distracting the bat things for a while, then chilling on a wall while i get whipped like a damn dog 20 times in a row, only to go I'M ~TOO COOL~ TO FIGHT THIS GUY and leave), and then it's all like
travis: FINALLY THAT ASSHOLE IS GONE, THANKS BRO
henry: THAT WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING BRO. YOU AND I STILL HAVE A SCORE TO SETTLE!!
travis: BRO I WILL TAKE YOU ON ANYTIME ANYWHERE!!!!!
and then maybe not actually fight him since you do that in the last game, but have a cutscene MAYBE HAVE SYLVIA INTERRUPT THEM AGAIN
AND SOMETHING HAS TO SETTLE THE SHINOBU THING
SOMETHING
EVEN IF IT'S JUST A SHOT OF HER SOMEWHERE BEING ALL "MASTER ONE DAY I'LL MAKE YOU PROUD OF ME" AND SLICING OFF A GUY'S HEAD OR SOMETHING I MEAN DON'T JUST TOTALLY STOP THE WHOLE SHINOBU THING DEAD IN ITS TRACKS JEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZ

maybe she's the protag for the next game? haha BUT GOD NONE OF THESE THINGS WERE EVEN MENTIONED IN THE END, HENRY WASN'T EVEN LIKE "YOU BETTER STAY ALIVE SO I CAN KILL YOU" OR WHATEVER WTF

and man i knew that lady was sylvia the whole time. i guess the game was just sort of sylvia retelling what happened, in a way, while travis just quietly listened, i guess after he'd been trying to hunt her down or something. the whole thing was exactly like paris, texas, and i heard somewhere that that's suda51's favorite movie. it's one of mine, too, and it inspired both hotel dusk AND nmh, which are two of my favorite games. i guess that sort of thing is just right up my alley or something, hahaha

in other news, i keep wanting to switch ljs since i hate the old entries and also the thought that people still relate those old entries to me, but for some reason i'm all weird and indecisive about it. i'm just attached to this journal or something, haha. but i'd like having a clean slate.
tryin' to think of an awesome name hmmm

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Get your own valentinr

Date: 2010-01-30 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitchbun.livejournal.com
i hear that suda51 wants to make one more nmh game, but this is the last one starring travis. who is the next star???? HMMMMMMMMMMM

raiden

but yeah from what i've seen, ds is a lot different than the original--and the original will always be one of my faves--but any game that incorporates 8bit minigames will be a winner to me.

also, shinobu. i shat my pants when i saw her trailer and i shat my pants when i saw my brother playing as her today. (and by shat my pants i mean pointed to the tv and pointed to toasty and went "HEY!! shinobu!!!")

wat i pressed send too soon

BUT YA i havent seen much and i hope i get to play it myself 3:
Edited Date: 2010-01-30 11:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-30 11:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bitchbun.livejournal.com
OH

oh, and jeane. jeeeane

Date: 2010-01-30 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doxinator.livejournal.com
she's so cuuuuute what a little fatty hahaha

Date: 2010-01-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doxinator.livejournal.com
ffff

yeah, it is pretty different. though i kind of wonder if maybe it's just because nmh was so new when it first came out, and now we're kind of used to it with the sequel or something?? but i dunno, every time i try to compare the two in my head, ds just has a much more different style to it.

I SHAT MY PANTS TOO
to be honest, i didn't care about shinobu a whole lot in the first game (mostly just loved her design/music), but she totally grew on me this time around

i hope so too!

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