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Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
1 March 2013
Excerpt: Let’s face it — the original Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage was weak even for a game in Koei’s well-worn Dynasty Warriors formula, disappointing many fans of the violent post-apocalyptic manga classic it was based on. So it’s encouraging to see the drastic improvements in Ken’s Rage 2 . For starters, the game moves at a much faster pace, with its predecessor’s jumping (and accompanying obnoxious platforming) scuttled in favor of quick runs and a dash-dodge maneuver.
Pros: + Covers much more of the original manga story than the first game, with much better movement and combat controls., + Enough extra content, missions, and characters to keep you playing for ages.
Cons: ? Where’d all the gangs get those shoulder pads? From what remains of Sports Authority?
Excerpt: Hard as it might be to believe, the Fist of the North Star series has endured in popularity for over thirty years thanks to its unabashed usage of gore and other endearingly cheesy qualities. Like most titles based off beloved mangas and animes, its videogame adaptations have always missed the mark with the most recent misstep being Ken’s Rage as it tried to fit the material into the tired Dynasty Warrior s mold.
Conclusion: It's extremely difficult to recommend Ken's Rage 2 to anyone. Even hardcore fans will struggle to grasp any enjoyment from this disappointing furore into a licence that holds great potential. Tecmo Koei have tried to be sneaky with this one, but we're not fooled. The company's repackaging of Ken's original outing amounts to nothing more than an ugly twin brother. Unfortunately, this sibling was obviously punched lots at birth.
Conclusion: In summary dear beloved reader (more so for reading this far) Ken’s Rage 2 is perfect for Dynasty Warriors fans that can see through all the games flaws and see the potential reward in attaining full stats for your character. Casual gamers and those curious of the Anime, stay away. It won’t frustrate you per se, merely make you question yourself constantly whether you have been reliving the same five minutes over and over and over.
Pros: Loads of blood. Lots of head explosions.
Cons: Broken record style gameplay. For the first two hours, only one button is needed.
Excerpt: Although most gamers will be familiar with popular animé characters like Goku, Tetsuo and Naruto of Dragon Ball Z , Akira and (surprisingly enough) Naruto fame, Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star has to rank as one of the most brutally badass creations in the history of Japanese manga.
Pros: Over 20 North Star characters, Fighting styles feel more varied, The whole unbroken story
Cons: The combat isn't very challenging, We miss the two player co-op, The missions are all very similar
Conclusion: Ho giocato alla versione Xbox 360 di Fist of the North Star Ken’s Rage 2, raccogliendo un numero sufficienti di pergamente per capire che il sistema di gestione e organizzazione delle stesse poteva essere realizzato decisamente meglio. Mi sono dato da fare assai poco nella barbosa modalità Sogno, mentre quella Leggenda è stata la base per più di una sana discussione sui tempi che furono con Ualone.
Summary: Quella di Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 è una produzione con troppe ombre per uscire dalla mediocrità in cui ancora giace il suo predecessore. Bisogna però dare atto al dev team di aver lavorato in maniera interessante su alcuni aspetti del gameplay e della struttura ludica. Questi elementi si scontrano purtroppo con lo scarso coraggio nel distaccarsi dalle caratteristiche meno amate del Musou, e renderlo così più interessante come ha recentemente saputo fare One...
Summary: The Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 – это нишевой продукт, сделавший серьезный шаг на встречу фанатам благодаря развитию персонажей, подаче сюжета, обновленной графике и боевой механике, но так и оставшийся игрой из мира царствования PlayStation 2 .