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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: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 8 out of 39
  1. Oct 15, 2019
    10
    Just fantastic! and the story and music is epic! i strongly recommend you to buy this game buddy!
  2. Jan 31, 2021
    10
    Amazing game. Interesting story with great characters. The gameplay is really fun, especially the fighting with combos, juggles and visceralAmazing game. Interesting story with great characters. The gameplay is really fun, especially the fighting with combos, juggles and visceral finishers. A lot of mini games to spice things up, most of which are really hilarious.

    Can be a bit grindy if you are going for platinum, but other than that, really enjoyable game.
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  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. Jul 18, 2020
    9
    This game is so weird. I didn't like it so much I almost quit it just few hours in. However, when you learn the mechanics the game becomesThis game is so weird. I didn't like it so much I almost quit it just few hours in. However, when you learn the mechanics the game becomes super fun and crazy addictive. One of the biggest surprises I had on ps4. Expand
  5. May 26, 2019
    8
    I consider this game as simply a very fun experience, the combat system is addictive and with enough skills so you do not get tired of theI consider this game as simply a very fun experience, the combat system is addictive and with enough skills so you do not get tired of the fast one, therefore it always stays fresh until the last minute, the game also has some entertaining mini-games that fulfill the funsion of breaking with the monotony of the game, has a story ok, even that goes down in the last part of the game, where they reveal a plot twist that has no sense and has no logic, especially when you look at the retro-perspective story. However everything that has to do with the car I consider the lowest point of the game, driving the car in this game is not very satisfactory, it is handled hard and heavy, you skid with everything, and the tracks have a dubious design, mostly tracks uphill where you will never feel the sensation of speed or obstacles very annoying and sometimes impossible to avoid, the Wasteland is something specially made for the car I consider part of it, it is empty there is not much to do there and it is very flat in its immersion, besides that I consider that it is where the technical side of the game falters, with mountains and floors with opaque textures and very polygonal mountains.

    Fortunately only the car in general is what I consider the only bad points recorded in this game, the rest is very good, as I said before, good fighting system, many game modes with which to hang out and play dumb, excellent music, a very good art style and makes the game a delight to look at (except the wasteland), and although I said that the car is the worst in the game, I do not consider it "terrible" only very much below the rest, but it has many options so that the player does not waste his time farming parts of the car, the game constantly has many options to progress in a comfortable way without being tedious. In general a very entertaining game especially for the fans of Fist of the North Star since this is a great deal of fans and references that will be enjoyed by the biggest anime-manga fans.
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  6. Dec 18, 2019
    6
    Had heard good things about the Yakuza franchise (& indeed this) but as a longtime manga fan the Fist of the North Star stylings appealed toHad heard good things about the Yakuza franchise (& indeed this) but as a longtime manga fan the Fist of the North Star stylings appealed to me more so I gave this ago.

    It’s not terrible but I have struggled t stick with it beyond the first few hours of novelty. Somehow I’ve managed to grind enough hours out t reach the final chapter so I may as well finish it now but I find myself just wanting to get it over with to start something else.

    Product-wise, it looks, sounds and plays very PS2ish... but it is at least quite funny. It’s also fairly diverse to be fair, with many different sub-games that are at least interesting diversions for a spell.

    I actually have Yakuza Kiwame, clicked on it while on PS+, thinking that I may well play through the whole series if, as I expected, to love FOTNS: PL... sadly I won’t be starting the poplar franchise as i just found this (which I’ve been led to understand is basically a realigned Yakuza game) to be fairly simplistic and a little boring.
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  7. Nov 13, 2019
    0
    It starts out fun but then you run into the mini games. Mini games are supposed to add fun to the game, not frustrate the player intoIt starts out fun but then you run into the mini games. Mini games are supposed to add fun to the game, not frustrate the player into abandoning the main story line because even though the game is on easy the mini games are not. This is simply poor game development by some sadist and I'm happy to reward him with a zero Expand

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