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  • Summary: Explore an alternate version of the Fist of the North Star canon; take control of Kenshiro as he searches for his lost love Yuria in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For anyone unfamiliar with the original story, Lost Paradise can be enjoyed as a completely standalone experience.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Oct 1, 2018
    89
    Fist of the North Star feels like the perfect anime adaptation. It has the looks, the bloody combat sequences and the free roaming through the wasteland, with many collectibles, minigames and some surprises for Sega fans, although it doesn´t feel as polished as a Yakuza Game.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    80
    Lost Paradise may replicate the Yakuza series' format, but it's filled with a passion for FotNS that makes it fantastic all on its own.
  3. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    Although Yakuza fans are certain to notice its imperfections, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise still exceeds expectations. The fighting system is so good that even the battles with the lowliest of lowlifes are entertaining. Every boss fight ranges from great to fantastic. They are exactly what long-time fans of the anime and manga franchise deserve. Then again, some gamers might just be happy to get a Fist of North Star game that's actually satisfying. It's been far too long since the last remotely decent one.
  4. Oct 21, 2018
    74
    The mix of brutal anime action and the core mechanics of the Yakuza franchise works surprisingly well, but it lacks consistency and depth, while definitely not looking as crisp as Yakuza 6.
  5. Oct 5, 2018
    70
    Lost Paradise provides an absorbing trek around a captivating post-apocalyptic universe. Appropriately enough, Sega doesn’t pull any punches in adapting Buronson and Hara’s gratuitous and violent world – definitely don’t play this around kids, though.
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Oct 22, 2018
    58
    I loved the mini-games, and found a lot of the substories delivered the quirky humor that I adore from the Yakuza series. I also enjoyed the combat for the most part, even if the various execution animations get a little tiring after the first dozen or so times you see them. But everything else surrounding those things is just a slog to get through. And the story takes some really weird, nearly non-sensical twists towards the end that I definitely had issues with. So I can’t say I would suggest this whole-heartedly, to either Yakuza or Fist of the North Star fans. Maybe check this one out via discount or rental, otherwise you should probably just go back and play more Yakuza.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    One of the most fulfilling Fist of The North Star games yet. It runs on the Yakuza 0 engine, but often times doesn't feel like it. KenshiroOne of the most fulfilling Fist of The North Star games yet. It runs on the Yakuza 0 engine, but often times doesn't feel like it. Kenshiro flows between enemies more fluidly and overall the action is more exciting. The minigames are stupidly fun, but I won't go into great detail to avoid spoilers. If you are a yakuza fan, definitely grab this when you can. If you're a Fist of The North Star fan, then this is a MUST. Here's hoping to more and improved games in the future. Ryu Ga Gotoku studios do not disappoint. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    This game is AWESOME!!! Even if you aren't a fan of the anime i'm positive you''ll enjoy the story and game-play. The story doesn't reallyThis game is AWESOME!!! Even if you aren't a fan of the anime i'm positive you''ll enjoy the story and game-play. The story doesn't really have to do with the anime so anyone can play it and get what's going on. OH and the game-play is exactly like Yakuza so its safe to say its very nice :). I say its a very good game to pick up if your in the mood for something crazy and gory! Expand
  3. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    The game represents the world of the Anime / Manga to perfection. It's gore is so exaggerated that instead of being disgusting it makes youThe game represents the world of the Anime / Manga to perfection. It's gore is so exaggerated that instead of being disgusting it makes you laugh. Full of dark humor it is a 2018 sleeper. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2018
    9
    Initial doubts vanished as soon as I started playing. Addictive minigames, excellent free-roam, awesome substories and cool racing mechanics.Initial doubts vanished as soon as I started playing. Addictive minigames, excellent free-roam, awesome substories and cool racing mechanics. The story was great. As someone new to anything Fist of The North Star, it was a perfect introduction. This is a Yakuza title with a Fist of the North Star lore.

    My only critique of this game applies if you're interested in getting the trophies - the grind is real, to a fault.

    I want to make a special note of the massive replay value of this game as there is an optional area with really powerful enemies and rare materials exceeding the difficulty of the main story - you are well-rewarded for your curiosity.

    As usual, Ryu Ga Gotoku studios impressed and to fellow Yakuza fans, you will feel right at home with the Yakuza mechanics and the voice cast - yet you will be playing a different kind of adventure. This is what a good spinoff is.
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  5. Oct 7, 2018
    9
    Careful Scallinator your fanboy nature is showing. Seriously your profile shows you gave Forza Horizon 4 a 10. Go do something productive withCareful Scallinator your fanboy nature is showing. Seriously your profile shows you gave Forza Horizon 4 a 10. Go do something productive with your life instead of bashing a game you probably haven't even touched.

    As for my review this game is basically Yakuza with a Fist of the North Star skin. That is really the best way to put it.

    Mini games are fun and good time wasters. The only issues I have is I get hung up on npc's or walls every now and again, but that's about it really.
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  6. Oct 2, 2018
    8
    Pretty much Yakuza with Fist of the North star mixed in with it. Despite that, this game is actually good.
  7. Oct 2, 2018
    0
    This game is really embarrassing. All the same. Artificial intelligence is pathetic and the music is not original

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