Reviews and Problems with Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage
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Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage
3 June 2011
Excerpt: Every few minutes, the main character of Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage , Kenshiro, proclaims to one of his victims, "You are already dead." It wasn't until after a few hours, thousands of enemies and one-liners later that I realized he was actually talking to me. I was already dead...
PS3/X360 Review - 'Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage'
9 December 2010
Summary: Based on one of the most widely recognized manga and anime series, Fist of the North Star takes place in a postapocalyptic world where the remaining survivors of a nuclear holocaust roam the wasteland in an ongoing struggle against marauding tribes for food and water.
Excerpt: ATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA! I hope you like that sound, because if you decide to play Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage , you’re going to hear it. A lot. The house that Dynasty Warriors built pays homage in game form to one of the best anime series to ever exist, but unless...
Conclusion: If you know what you're getting into, you'll enjoy what Ken's Rage has to offer. It's as deep as you want it to be; but, you have to meet the game halfway. That's just not enough for everyone.
Excerpt: Fist of the North Star has always been an entertaining franchise, thanks to exciting kung-fu antics, heavy-handed dialogue, and ridiculous amounts of pressurized bloodshed. Somehow, Ken's Rage does what the original manga and various anime adaptations never could, taking an easy formula for success...
Pros: Decently faithful to the source material. Lengthy missions in Legend Mode are complimented by plenty of gallery extras and additional characters. New storylines in Dream Mode are a nice touch.
Conclusion: If you have any love for the manga, feel free to add the final scar to the tally. For everyone else, this is just an old-school brawler that's partial to shouting ATATATATATATA. Because you're already dead.