The game is way too short. My file read 3:39 after I was done with it.
The combat eventually gets extremely repetitive. You can put a garbage can over an enemy's head, run them through with a sign post, and whip them repeatedly into a wall of spikes. Also, you can slice them up with your chainsaw.
The contrived wannabe Running Man story is horrendous. It tries to make a simple beat 'em up into something more than it is and falls miserably on it's face in this respect.
The commentators' jokes in the background are extremely juvenile and worst of all, not funny.
I would suggest picking up No More Heroes at the same price over this though if you don't have it. It's a much better game.
I agree that the game is short,however that time exclude cutscene,the time spend in menus (unlike other games) and hard mode.
Anybody can call any game repetitive but you are actually saying this about a beat em up and those games are repetitive by nature...usually you have a button to punch and another to kick and thats pretty much it gameplay wise so i have to ask why buy a button mashing game if you don't like button mashing games? Also you really should have explored more because everything you said can be done in the tutorial,you can throw them out of a window,throw them in a fireplace,throw them in a fishtank full of piranhas and many more (all of this in a single level)
Not a huge fan of the story either but i loved the ending.
This is very subjective and not a real complain about the game itself but just personal taste.
You can say alot of things about No More Heroes like the game is funnier but a better game? No,all you do is spam A so the repetition in combat is actually alot worst,terrible level design,terrible AI (the AI in MW is bad too),worst overworld in video game history (and the game forces you to spend most of your time in it,repetition of the side missions is forced on the player to really beat the game. (etc)