Sega has finally unleashed the power of Kenshiro to the west bringing with him some of the bloodiest and over-the-top battles in video games. Introduced as a completely stand-alone experience, First of the North Star: Lost Paradise is one of the most unique entries to the Fist of the North Star video game spin-offs. Due to some of the newly added features like mini-games and other elements, First of the North Star: Lost Paradise now bears great resemblance to the Yakuza series which is not everybody's cup of tea. In relation to that, let's take a quick overview of what some of the most respected critics in the gaming industry have to say about SEGA's new game.
"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." Gamespot 8/10
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise has the opinions divided, the game currently has managed to accumulate a decent Metascore of 75/100 made up of 10 positive and 10 mixed feedback from the industry's critics. Most opinions point to the Yakuza framework as a plus while some see the game as a missed opportunity.
"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." Trusted Reviews 3.5/5 Stars
Kenshiro's latest entry to the current gen may not be appreciated by everyone due to some of the new addition or flawed/missed presentation. Though this may be the case, the game has been positively accepted by its hardcore fans. Aside from providing a fresh take on the game, the new mechanics/add-ons provide a very much-welcomed relief from the backbreaking task of telling wasteland warriors "you are already dead"
before exploding. Check out the combat trailer for the game below and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
"Fist of the North Star; Lost Paradise Combat Trailer'
Source: Metacritic, PlayStation