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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: 21 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  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 25, 2018
    80
    Despite being essentially a re-skin of the Yakuza games, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is still a comically fun video game once you get past the early portions of the game. Fans of the Yakuza series will feel right at home with the game, but so would fans of Fist of the North Star. While a bit more differentiation from the Yakuza series would have been nice, that does not prevent the game from being enjoyable overall.
  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
    Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise may not reach the highs of the Yakuza series that it is so clearly based on, but it’s got more than enough spark to make the journey worthwhile for fans craving something new.
  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: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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 2, 2018
    8
    Pretty much Yakuza with Fist of the North star mixed in with it. Despite that, this game is actually good.
  6. Oct 17, 2018
    8
    Being a fan of both the Yakuza games and Fist of the North Star, this game was pretty much a must buy for me.

    First of all, I think this is
    Being a fan of both the Yakuza games and Fist of the North Star, this game was pretty much a must buy for me.

    First of all, I think this is the first game since the original Yakuza that has a dub...but I couldn't tell you the quality of it, since when I heard that voice actors of the Yakuza games would voice Fist of the North Star characters that had roles that were similar to those of their Yakuza counterparts. (Takaya Kuroda as Kenshiro, Hidenari Ugaki as Jagi, ect.). So I can at least say that the Japanese version is up to snuff at least.

    Anyway, on to the review. For those worrying about not knowing the story of Fist of the North Star if you got into the game because the trailer looked cool or you enjoyed the other works of the Yakuza studio, don't. The game features a new storyline set in the city of Eden, a place where civilization still exists. You'll still meet the characters from the original manga and anime, but they are introduced at different times and their fates might be different from their manga and anime counterparts.

    Like in Yakuza, the combat feels great. Maybe even better because Yakuza at least tried to have *some* realism. Here you can juggle enemies in the air and, of course, make them explode with Hokuto Shinken. That being said, with Secret Techniques being the easiest way to dispose of enemies fast it *can* get a little annoying to watch them over and over again. Fortunately, you'll unlock Perfect Channeling too at some point, which means you don't always have to watch those if you press the circle button at the right time.

    Overall, I also enjoyed the story a lot. And both the original manga and anime characters and those created by the Yakuza story were handled excellently. That being said, I did wish the original manga and anime characters got some more screentime. Because usually, it felt like they just kinda showed up to remind people that they still existed in the Fist of the North Star realm, have a fight with them and then they'd disappear. Even Raoh shows up but isn't the main threat. Hopefully that gets rectified if we ever get a sequel, but I'm not so sure if that'll be an option.

    Aside from the main story, the side activities and substories were great. Mostly I got a lot of laughs from seeing the serious Kenshiro, who seems even more serious than Kiryu, acting silly. I didn't, however, finish all substories. For one I had to gather 100 million through working in the Nightclub. Which was just too grind-y for my taste. Otherwise, I had a lot of fun.

    My biggest gripes, aside from the ones I've mentioned, is that it feels like you get the runaround a lot in both the main story and substories in the form of: "Oh, go over there to speak with him. What, no he was there the whole time! Nevermind, he's back there anyway."

    There also the fact that the game is very...brown. Understandable, considering the setting. But it's still dull when you're driving around the Wasteland. Eden also seems to be the only settlement that any effort was put into. You spend the most time there, so I get that. But it's still a little unfortunate to get a, rather open world when compared to the Yakuza games, and have it be so brown and dull...

    Overall, I'd definitely recommend the game. Especially to those that enjoy the Yakuza games or Fist of the North Star with the characters, combat, side content and the story being the biggest selling point and even with the complaints I have about the game I'd still say it's worth a solid 8.
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  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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