No Extra Heroes 3 is the most recent, weirdest, and final installment within the fan favourite and weird No Extra Heroes motion RPG collection. Whereas the sport got here out a number of years in the past for the Nintendo Swap, it’s now out there on all platforms the place extra gamers can expertise its glory. Nonetheless, it’s unlucky that the port can’t change lots of the recreation’s evident flaws.
No Extra Heroes 3 opens in a brilliantly cinematic method with a brief animation that introduces gamers to a boy and his little Alien customer FU, who offers him particular powers. The animation takes a couple of minutes to inform us their story and present a tearful departure. Nonetheless, 20 years later, Fu, who was exiled from his personal planet, returns to the boy who now runs a high firm due to his powers and decides it’s time to take over earth alongside along with his 9 officers/ companions, beginning with Santa Destroy. It’s as much as Travis, who’s a bit rusty because the final recreation, alongside along with his fellow assassins, to cease the aliens and their surprisingly political rampage.
In a phrase, I discovered No Extra Heroes 3’s story attention-grabbing because it contains parts I’ve but to see in a recreation. Not solely does it seize and intrigue gamers with the absolutely animated opening, but it surely additionally holds mentioned consideration with a bombastic prologue chock stuffed with high-octane motion scenes, an intense however intelligent boss battle, and many loopy hijinks. And imagine it or not, the story will get wilder because it progresses. My solely qualm is that whereas extremely entertaining, the sport doesn’t provide a lot depth when it comes to storytelling, and it isn’t successful any awards both, which is suitable for the kind of recreation it’s. It merely delivers a humorous and sometimes absurd narrative that’s true to the franchise’s roots. The English and Japanese solid does a wonderful job with their character performances, making the sport’s cutscenes an actual deal with to look at.
The Good and Unhealthy
The fight is simply as satisfying, if no more so, as your common hack-and-slash recreation, as gamers use quite a lot of weapons, together with Travis’ signature beam katana, to defeat enemies. The boss battles are notably difficult, requiring gamers to dodge and parry assaults whereas attempting to land important blows. Nonetheless, I rapidly discovered that the fight will get repetitive after some time, particularly as there may be restricted selection within the enemy varieties and assault patterns.
What’s worse is that engagement whereas current is restricted as the sport’s open world doesn’t provide a lot and is an empty, soulless setting that gamers will solely use to get from level A to Level B, which is why I imagine the sport would’ve succeeded extra as a linear narrative recreation. That is particularly whenever you notice that so as to progress the story, gamers should combat waves and waves of normal enemies simply to face the principle baddies, and I all the time hate when a recreation forces me to do unnecessarily repetitive actions to progress the plot.
Visually, No Extra Heroes 3 sports activities an outstanding aesthetic and nice visuals. Vibrant colours encompass you with each slash of your sword, the animations are as fluid as they’re chaotic, characters and enemies have loopy but attention-grabbing designs, and the retro/ cyber/metropolis pop vibes are phenomenal. Nonetheless, It’s value noting that the sport’s fashions don’t switch nicely from the Swap, even on a stronger console, the PS4, as they noticeably haven’t modified a lot because the earlier titles. When it comes to efficiency, No Extra Heroes 3 runs fairly nicely on the PS4 with few points. Nonetheless, it’s also value noting that I encountered a number of glitches right here and there, however nothing extreme or game-breaking.
General, No Extra Heroes 3 sports activities difficult and interesting fast-paced fight, a singular story, and a visually gorgeous presentation. This makes it a simple advice to RPG followers who don’t thoughts its soulless world, grindy parts, and janky controls.
No Extra Heroes 3
Intriguing story Enjoyable gameplay
Facet mission like construction Soulless open world