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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: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. May 9, 2019
    10
    Damn it, now i want a sequel, i loved this game, something different yet the same as the Yakuza games kept me coming back to the game over andDamn it, now i want a sequel, i loved this game, something different yet the same as the Yakuza games kept me coming back to the game over and over again. Expand
  2. Jun 19, 2020
    10
    Great underrated game
    for a low budget they really delivered I liked how they tried to reimagine the story
    however the load times and no
    Great underrated game
    for a low budget they really delivered I liked how they tried to reimagine the story
    however the load times and no auto saves are the only problems that pissed me off ! still had tons of fun ! my favorite anime
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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. Mar 15, 2020
    6
    I bought this game hoping that it could be my introduction to the series but I was wrong. The game just didn't give you a lot of substantialI bought this game hoping that it could be my introduction to the series but I was wrong. The game just didn't give you a lot of substantial context to the characters unless you were a fan who watched the anime prior. In a lot of scenes, they'd introduce a character whose apparently important to the anime but is just nonchalantly thrown aside in the game after a few minutes.

    Compare that to the Yakuza games. The early games established characters and relationships before the plot really gets going and then those characters are developed as the game went on.

    In Lost Paradise, the way they handled relationships, character intros, and overall lore felt like an inside joke that you wouldn't get unless you were in the same room 30 years ago. The game just expected you to know who these people were and fill in the blanks yourself. I came into this game not really knowing the characters and I came out of it feeling the same way.

    Also, the game world and the substories were fairly dull. Apart from one substory including a group of pacifists, there really weren't a lot of standouts. Largely felt generic which is surprising seeing as how this game was made by the same people behind the Yakuza games which are filled with wacky and memorable substories.

    The minigames were a good bit of fun apart from one. The cabaret club minigame that they got from Yakuza is not as fun or rewarding this time around. However, the rhythm based minigame wherein Kenshiro is basically doctor was fun and lively and the mini game where Kenshiro hits raiders with a steel structure and measure the distance of their flight was awesome.

    The combat was solid overall. The presentation, the gore, and the famous "You're already dead" moments were all done so well. It definitely made you feel like a true badass not to be **** with. My one gripe is that it got repetitive fairly quickly even with all the upgrades I put in. It didn't take long until I was purposely avoiding fights.

    I honestly wanted to love this game and enjoy it more than I actually did. It was a game that I was incredibly hyped about but in the end, the game didn't immerse me into the world as much as I wanted. It is still a solid game that has a strong appeal towards longtime fans and with the sheer amount of content, it justifies the price. For me though, it's one of 2018's disappointing games.
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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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