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X360 news. Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 2 might have 8 players online modes

#1xenosaga123Posted 10/12/2012 6:29:23 AM
Someone seems to translate something about 8 players co-op/versus, though maybe other translators could confirm this article's text.

http://www.4gamer.net/games/168/G016853/20121012070/

also some appearances from more characters (including Raiga, Fuuga, Rihaku, etc.)

Hyuui scene
http://www.4gamer.net/games/168/G016853/20121012070/screenshot.html?num=015

Shuren scene
http://www.4gamer.net/games/168/G016853/20121012070/screenshot.html?num=016

playable Ryuga screens
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/11/ryuga-tears-into-mobs-in-fist-of-the-north-star-kens-rage-2/

Taizan Tenro Ken style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Geo_s1_kkpE

Official site has been updated, more to come
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/shokuto/top.htm
#2battlfrnt2006Posted 10/12/2012 7:32:58 AM
I don't know about the translation since I can't read Japanese, but my crappy Chrome translation said something about 8-players too. Also something about "Introduction to the flow of the knitting legend that appeared..."

Anyway, the game is looking pretty great based on those screens. I'm just hoping they upped how fast the characters attack and the flow of the fighting as compared to the first game.
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#3HedorianPosted 10/12/2012 7:39:48 AM
I did enjoy the first game but as the person above said everything about the combat was just way too slow. Plus it runs on the terrible DW engines that all these games do, so I can't see this being too much different other than speed.
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#4xenosaga123(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2012 8:49:01 AM
The combat is faster and more fluid now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05Ll5eZ6AA

Also Ken's Rage series is actually running on a different engine from other DWs.

the gameplay is from DW developers but Ken's Rage series is more technical and the action is more brutal and animated more amazingly than any other DW type game.

if people like things like DMC, Ninja Gaiden, Lollipop Chainsaw, Bayonetta, and other brawler type things, they could definitely enjoy Ken's Rage 2, which is proving to be over 2 times better than the first one.

Comparing Ken's Rage 1 to Ken's Rage 2 is like comparing Mortal Kombat 1 with Mortal Kombat 2
or vanilla Borderlands 1 compared to Borderlands 2
or Tobal no. 1 compared to Tobal 2.

They are improving everything. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzlbFR4tc9o


Just don't mind the amateur gamers, they haven't displayed everything the gameplay system has to offer.
#5MrMikeMaPosted 10/12/2012 8:51:12 AM
Kens Rage was awesome. Not sure why people thought the combat was slow.....it actually had "weight" to it. When Ken punched, you could practically sense the impact.

And once you started filling out the meridian charts, it got faster anyways.

Ken Rage 2 will be like Ken's rage for me : DAY 1 BUY.
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#6HedorianPosted 10/12/2012 9:44:43 AM
MrMikeMa posted...
Kens Rage was awesome. Not sure why people thought the combat was slow.....it actually had "weight" to it. When Ken punched, you could practically sense the impact.

And once you started filling out the meridian charts, it got faster anyways.

Ken Rage 2 will be like Ken's rage for me : DAY 1 BUY.


HM YEAH idk MAYBE because it was actually slow?
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#7shinobisBACKPosted 10/12/2012 10:24:17 AM
Hedorian posted...
MrMikeMa posted...
Kens Rage was awesome. Not sure why people thought the combat was slow.....it actually had "weight" to it. When Ken punched, you could practically sense the impact.

And once you started filling out the meridian charts, it got faster anyways.

Ken Rage 2 will be like Ken's rage for me : DAY 1 BUY.


HM YEAH idk MAYBE because it was actually slow?


not when you actually started upgrading, your speed and combos got better and faster. awesome game.

can not wait for this game, way more into games like this than most of the big blockbuster super popular games.
#8MrMikeMaPosted 10/12/2012 10:46:30 AM
not when you actually started upgrading, your speed and combos got better and faster. awesome game.

Even still, I never thought the combat was "slow". Like I said, to me the combat had "weight". I love the way Kenshiro would punch a guy until he would explode. They did a great job with this game, cannot wait for the improvements.
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#9xenosaga123(Topic Creator)Posted 10/12/2012 10:48:52 AM(edited)
A problem with Ken's Rage 1 is that people had to first develop skills before they can reach that point where the speed flow and combat options reached a more interesting tempo. The advanced fighting options and key systems arrived a bit late in the playthrough back then.

it's kind of like if you can't sprint in a shooter or use rapid fire until leveling up to a certain point.

and casual people probably didn't level KR1 characters far enough to see how much better their gameplay gets.

but Ken's Rage 2 looks to start off with much better systems and essential abilities from the start, like the faster combat flow, more fluid linking, etc.

so people don't have to develop skill charts first before they can play up to the standards of pacing and flexibility, that should naturally be among the basics actions available from the start.
#10HedorianPosted 10/12/2012 10:53:27 AM
xenosaga123 posted...
A problem with Ken's Rage 1 is that people had to first develop skills before they can reach that point where the speed flow and combat options reached a more interesting tempo. The advanced fighting options and key systems arrived a bit late in the playthrough back then.

it's kind of like if you can't sprint in a shooter or use rapid fire until leveling up to a certain point.

and casual people probably didn't level KR1 characters far enough to see how much better their gameplay gets.

but Ken's Rage 2 looks to start off with much better systems and essential abilities from the start, like the faster combat flow, more fluid linking, etc.

so people don't have to develop skill charts first before they can play up to the standards of pacing and flexibility, that should naturally be among the basics actions available from the start.


Hm yeah I agree with this but I played Ken Rages quite a bit before I got tired of it. I beat story mode with all characters and still felt combat was just too dull and slow.

The thing with these developers. I don't understand how they will finally include something like participating AI in their games and subsequent games it will be missing completely. It just looks completely awkward to me to look over and see Mamiya or Raoh just standing there while I'm kicking all the ass. If this is the case with the sequel then I will be skipping it. Dynasty Warriors type games just bore me to death and its time they pass the series to another developer that will give it the treatment it deserves to be a good game.
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