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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: 22 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  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
    When it comes to making you feel like the coolest person around, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise succeeds on every level. While its structure may borrow a little too heavily from the Yakuza series, combat is the real differentiator with unforgettable techniques that’ll really leave a mark and combos to finish off even the most foreboding of enemies. Those looking for their next dose of Japanese flair will most certainly be hooked, because Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is everything we were hoping it would be.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Anime action with soul the of 80‘ and gameplay of the present. Crazy story and boatload of absurdity is marred by small technical difficulties.
  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 11, 2018
    70
    Ultimately, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise feels like a more ridiculous entry into the Yakuza series, but with less content and a smaller budget. As a result, it’s a fun excursion, especially for fans of the Fist of the North Star franchise, but it never truly impresses.
  6. Oct 1, 2018
    70
    Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise is a nice tribute to the long and glorious legacy of Tetuso Hara’s masterpierce. But put aside all its fan-service, it’s all it has to offer.
  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 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Jan 3, 2019
    10
    Brilliant stuff. Game start off slow, but builds up to something special. I love the cheesy one liners Ken delivers before dispatchingBrilliant stuff. Game start off slow, but builds up to something special. I love the cheesy one liners Ken delivers before dispatching opponents. If you’re a fan of the Anime, the Yakuza games or brawlers in general you’ll find something to love here. Good stuff Sega. 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 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 14, 2018
    8
    FotNS: Lost Paradise is mix between Yakuza and a post-apocaliptic scenario with bizarre situations and funny moments.

    -Graphics: runs in
    FotNS: Lost Paradise is mix between Yakuza and a post-apocaliptic scenario with bizarre situations and funny moments.

    -Graphics: runs in the old Yakuza engine at 60 fps but using a cell-shading style that tries to imitate cartoon-like graphics rather than realistic. It could have more detail in some moments and the desert area need more work.

    -Story: its quite simple and a bit similar to Yakuza 2 in some aspects. A more martial art focused story and a better character development could have delivered a better story even including Yuria

    -Exploration: similar to Yakuza, with more minigames rather than metagames, some like Manager Ken should have more explanations and a similar system to Yakuza.

    The buggy has to mechanics: races (minigames) and looting materials to improve it. The last one kinda boring and bartering not always gives you what you want.

    Coloseum works better here than in Yakuza.

    -Combat: the best combat system since Yakuza 0, fast and with a lot of opportunities to perform.
    The burt mode (Extreme Heat Mode) works really good and its more useful than in Yakuza.

    -Conclusion: if you are a Yakuza fan or llke martial arts, this might be for you.
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  6. Jan 23, 2019
    4
    It's just so...dull and lifeless. All the Yakuza games (same developer, same engine) were full of joy and excitement but Kenshiro is theIt's just so...dull and lifeless. All the Yakuza games (same developer, same engine) were full of joy and excitement but Kenshiro is the most boring protagonist you can possibly imagine. Combine this with a boring story, setting and supporting characters and there's just no reason to keep pushing forward in this. The minigames are all great, funny, or great and funny at the same time and some of the sidequests are similarly good but the main game itself is so aggressively dull that it's hard to bother with any of it. Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise would be a fine introduction to the Yakuza series but if you've played a Yakuza game this will feel poor by comparison. Expand
  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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