Reviews and Problems with Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage
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Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage
25 December 2010
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.
Conclusion: NPC AI Is A BIGGER Pain - Saying the NPC AI is dumber than rocks would be an understatement. There are times when as Ken, you have to rescue NPCs from the enemy. Simple, right? Well it would be, but when the NPCs just cowered got in the way, making it easy for them to be killed, it annoyed the hell...
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: Out of the numerous North Star games in existence there are two which standout. The first is the Fighting Mania arcade game from Konami which asks players to punch six illuminated pads with rubbery boxing mitts, and the second is the 2D fighter created by Arc System Works for the Atomiswave.