Beating bad guys to a pulp does not just have to be left to heroes such as Batman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman. In “Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise,” you can do more than those other heroes can.
This Sega-developed game centers on Hokuto Shinken (a martial art fighting style) user Kenshiro, as he embarks on an epic journey to reunite with his fiancée Yuria.
The story of “Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise” is set in the aftermath of a brutal war known as “The Final War.” This war ravaged the earth and should have decimated all life on it, but humans still hung on. Civilizations were wiped off the face of the earth, and whoever had access to resources or power stepped in as ruler. From all this ash and fire stands one city that is a beacon of hope in the new world. This city is known as the City of Miracles, but its actual title is Eden.
This city is where Yuria must be, and Kenshiro is beyond determined to see her.
The City of Miracles is a massive site to behold. From its tall impenetrable walls to the massive dome above it in the distance, who knows what lies inside its gates? With all that background out of the way, let’s look at the character roster, shall we?
Kenshiro, as we all know, is lovestruck and will stop at nothing to get to Yuria.
Kenshiro’s fiancée, who was looking for a place to settle down and start a family with him. Suddenly they were ambushed, and she was taken away from him.
Shin is a practitioner of Nanto Seiken, which is a contrasting martial arts style to Hokuto Shinken. He is the antagonist.
Xsana is the heir of Eden and seeks to make Eden a better city for everyone. She is determined to live up to her father’s legacy as a great leader.
In a post-apocalyptic world, adventure is bound to come up rather often. Kenshiro is ready and willing to go exploring. One way Kenshiro can achieve this is with his buggy. This buggy can be upgraded to go over a variety of different terrains and can be entered in races. However, watch out for ambushes out in the dunes.
There are also a multitude of minigames spread throughout the wastelands. One such minigame is making drinks at a local bar and listening to the woes of travelers. Woohoo.
Now, in a fighting game in this modern age, you should be able to expect the best, or at least the closest you can get, regarding to combat, right? Right. “Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise,” from what the game’s trailers tell and show me, has amazingly bloody and brutal fighting mechanics. You can use Kenshiro’s Hokuto Shinken fighting style to beat the crap out of bandits and other baddies with relative ease.
Kenshiro’s fighting style is centered on channeling points on enemies and in himself. Channeling points, as explained in game, are points on a person that can either be a weakness or a strength. The Hokuto Shinken fighting style revolves around these points, and they are the reason Kenshiro hardly breaks a sweat when fighting.
Along with all of this, the game looks great and seems like it will be an epic video game. The art for the environment and characters looks like it was inspired from the Borderland series of video games, with no complaints from me.
“Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise” comes out Oct. 2 and looks to be an awesome fighting game to keep you preoccupied while you try to study for the big exam on Friday.