(arrives in Hardcore Gaming class 101 to teach). Okay, which one of you noobs has played hardcore games like Contra, Battletoads, the ORIGIONAL Zelda, SMB3, and etc? (All but 3 raise their hands. I direct the three next door to cooking.)
This is hard core. Rule #1: When there is a game when you can swing a beam katana, buy it if you are like me. Rule #2: When you fight bosses such as Destroyman, whose super move is shooting a lazer out of his, well, you know, happy sack (Screw Psycho Crusher and Heartless Angel, this is COOL!) and Bad Girl, who lives in a basement with a baseball bat dressed up as a cross between The Bride and a drunk Marie Antonette (sweet, that's my 100th! I'm going to Steak and Shake tomorrow to get me a burger!!! WOO!) Rule #3. Don't play after eating a big lunch. It's violent. Like Micheal Bay "everything-must-blow-up-because-I-went-nutty-on-the-TNT" violent. Rule #4: This game's got more plot twists than Lost.
So if it's violent and hardcore, why do I like it so much? It's funny. Travis has NOTHING on that Italian plumber, he has a Beam Katana, he's an amateur luchador (learn to LOVE the suplex, kids), he's got a Slot Machine (yeah, that's your Supermove!)... and he just wants to tear everything in half.
Alright, the game. Graphics are cell-shaded, a la Killer 7. Charecters explode and die like zits, a la Killer 7. It's non-linear, to a point, a la Killer 7 (think of it as a Japanese GTA). And it doesn't suck like Killer 7. And boy, it's fun. It's wild, it's zany, it's crazy. The bosses are insane, and I got 3 on my Top 25 Boss Fight List off the bat. We don't need no more heroes... we'll be fine with this lovely game for a while. You can go home, Superman.