I like to think the second game was soulless on purpose.
This was actually done in a much more retro style than the artist generally drew. Bizarre Jelly 5 in 2 looked like his usual stuff.
Don't look him up.
NOT A LIGHTSABER! TOTALLY DIFFERENT! DON'T SUE!
Well, yeah. People complained about the first game having too many cutscenes.
And you could kinda make a case about the game feeling soulless because revenge doesn't make you feel any better.
I wonder if this was supposed to look like a bad photoshop... Like as if it were made by Travis.
Does the second game have an overworld like the first?
I admit that around the time the second game came out, I was thoroughly upset with Suda51 and vehemently hated on him and both games; but lately I've been feeling the itch to play a game that revolves exclusively around boss fights, and No More Heroes is the only thing I can think of.