Conclusion: All in all around 40 hours and not that grindy. To sum it up quickly, it's DW in a Fist of the North Star skin. In this, it is quite similar to DW Gundam in execution. There is no reason for anyone who hasn't played DW games before to start, but this is a pretty good addition for those who heart...
Excerpt: The ultraviolent manga series Fist of the North Star is rightfully no stranger to videogame adaptation. It centres on Kenshiro, the successor to a fictional branch of martial arts that can heal physical and psychological wounds.
Review: Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage (Microsoft Xbox 360)
9 November 2010
Excerpt: Fist of the North Star isn’t an immediately recognizable anime unless you’re either a fan of more obscure anime releases or you’re, uh, in your thirties… and like anime. Shut up. Anyway, aside from the movie released in the nineties in the US of the same name, the franchise has seen little exposure...
Excerpt: Look, I'm not about to lie to anyone - I know little to nothing about the source material for Koei Tecmo's new platformer, beat ‘em up Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage . After playing it, I'm still not sure - I just know there's a lot of gruesome killing...by fingertips.
Excerpt: The ultraviolent manga series Fist Of The North Star is rightfully no stranger to videogame adaptation. It centers around Kenshiro, the 64th successor to a fictional branch of martial arts that can heal physical and psychological wounds, but is usually harnessed for its capability to explode...
Conclusion: Concept: Take a nearly forgotten anime and give it the Dynasty Warriors treatment
Graphics: Koei must have glanced at the color spectrum and decided to stick with brown. Most of the backgrounds look like they were hit by the apocalypse
Sound: The game allows you to listen to the original Japanese...
Excerpt: Fist of the North Star is an easy sell, especially as a game. Main-man Kenshiro punches men so hard that they literally explode, and the goofy post-apocalypse world is packed with crazy characters, like burly knuckleheads with pigtails.
Pros: + As ridiculous as its source material in all the right ways.
Cons: - Stiff, slow, and same-y combat; worthless if you’re not an über-fan., - Crap level design, enemy A.I., and boss fights., ? Who’s buying these games...and why?!