No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is an enhanced port of the Wii version, sporting a new HD look, as well as Move support, a few tweaks to gameplay, and some new content. Many of the original's flaws are still apparent, but newcomers should still give the game a try.
The new visuals primarily come in the form of new textures and lighting effects. Characters and locations still look largely the same, though now show off a little extra pop. You'll notice the most improvements on characters. While not exactly pushing the hardware, it still carries all of the personality that made the Wii version such a hit. These are the sorts of characters you only see in a few games. Though a bit offsetting compared to other games, it is hard not to instantly fall for the character designs.
Heroes' Paradise also earns points for its retro videogames U.I. styling. The pixel art overlays give the game an almost Scott Pilgrim-like look (right down to the eruption of coins spewing from fallen enemies). It's just cool.
Environments are a different story. Although the texture work is improved, areas are still blocky and bland. I could buy the stiff, unappealing look of the city as a statement about how dull the town is, but it doesn't work when you venture into action sequences, which are just as ordinary.
Both the music and voicework is great. Travis and his supporting cast (bad guys included) are instantly likeable. The only major downside is the overuse of some sound effects. This is expected, but enemy death banter gets incredibly old.