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PS3 gamers hyped for Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 2 next week?? Epicness!!

#1xenosaga123Posted 1/31/2013 8:42:27 AM(edited)
Having researched the Japan version that released last month, in my opinion it's really proven to be one of the greatest action games gamers can play and holds enough content to be one of the longest lasting action videogames in history.

It's videogames like this that really makes PS3 gamers in the west glad they aren't skipped from localization. It's digital but it still 100% quality and 100% content that came on the Japanese version disk,

plus it's natural for gaming to go digital like music, and movies have. Plus with PS3's awesome PSN policies, it's free to redownload a game compared to paying more to replace a damaged/lost disk (as well as waiting to receive a replacement disk.)

And videogames still run on PS3 even if your disk drive doesn't work anymore.

PS3 HDD > disks

faster loading and easier to launch and start playing too! (plus digital downloads of new large games usually are sold for $10 less than a disk copy. So instead of paying $60, I think this might be $50 like some other PSN games.)
^_^

February 5
http://www.kensrage.com/2/us/top.html

February 8
http://www.kensrage.com/2/uk/top.html


Yea unlike the usual action game these days, Ken's Rage 2 is one of those rare quality action games that not only delivers a 16-20+ hour story mode,
but also a creative dream mode that supports stuff like
splitscreen co-op,
online co-op,
online 8 players team matches (could be fun for groups of friends)
and original stories exclusive to the game.

Any fans of beat em ups/brawlers shouldn't miss out. :)


The combat is a step above timeless classics like Streets of Rage, Final Fight, TMNT, Double Dragon, more brutal action and enemy counts too (greater amount of unique bosses too that are strongly tied to the story.) And massively improved gameplay, faster and more fluid combat, higher framerate, tons more missions, more complete story,
finally online play included, etc. etc.

Even those that haven't seen the manga/anime before, Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 2 is the only Hokuto No Ken videogame that has the complete story arcs from HNK1 and HNK2,
and goes in depth by using 3D manga and cinematic style cutscenes.

Each of the 22 playable characters even have more super moves than most fighting game characters!! (well you start with one, then unlock the others. Some characters have more signature super moves, but the key thing about the super move selection is that it opens up more combo finisher possibilities, as well as play styles. A single combo could be finished differently by linking a different super move to it. It's very cool and rewarding combat. )

The meridian chart/scroll system also lets players customize how strong or vulnerable they want to keep their character (which also affects how easy or challenging the difficulty setting is.)

Fist of the North Star has come a long way. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgwbTI-3wcE

I've seen the line up of action games for PS3
and in my opinion there's really no other action game that stacks as much
*content,
* fun modes,
*co-op support (splitscreen and online),
*story length, memorable cast of characters, and story depth,
*TONS of extra missions (supports any unlocked character and co-op features.)
*large and diverse selection of playable characters with unique fighting styles,
*party play (4 vs 4 team matches completing mission objectives, HNK brawler style.)
*and replay value potential than Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2. ^_^

So yea as a fan, I have taken the time to let the PS3 community be aware of this quality PS3 game, so people can decide if it's their kind of gaming entertainment. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPYqWRDnt4g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oHSAdB4k3s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdSSEyK5qM
#2JonvandammPosted 1/31/2013 8:40:27 AM
This is all I've got to say regarding this.


http://youtu.be/VjHeTGtEgpg




AHHHHHTATATTTATATATATATATATA!!!!!
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#3baldwhitegitPosted 1/31/2013 11:16:06 AM
Don't forget all of the straight up MANLY TEARS the story mode provides
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#4HaloODSTDPosted 1/31/2013 11:17:00 AM
TC, are you being paid for this?
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#5RafedxPosted 1/31/2013 11:17:28 AM
HaloODSTD posted...
TC, are you being paid for this?


He should be, hes good at PR for this game.
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#6stalepie29Posted 1/31/2013 11:22:56 AM
definitely looks fun
#7Shadow CloudPosted 1/31/2013 11:27:43 AM
HaloODSTD posted...
TC, are you being paid for this?


He does this for every game he gets into.
#8Pereb27Posted 1/31/2013 11:41:28 AM(edited)
xenosaga123 posted...

It's digital but it still 100% quality and 100% content that came on the Japanese version disk,

plus it's natural for gaming to go digital like music, and movies have. Plus with PS3's awesome PSN policies, it's free to redownload a game compared to paying more to replace a damaged/lost disk (as well as waiting to receive a replacement disk.)

And videogames still run on PS3 even if your disk drive doesn't work anymore.

PS3 HDD > disks

faster loading and easier to launch and start playing too! (plus digital downloads of new large games usually are sold for $10 less than a disk copy. So instead of paying $60, I think this might be $50 like some other PSN games.)
^_^


While I do agree that digital has its perks (though I prefer physical), I need to correct you on a few things :

1/ If your PS3's drive lens or motor breaks, games from HDD still work, indeed.
However, if your PS3's drive logic board breaks, everything stops working, including HDD content, because of the way the hypervisor is tied to the drive.

2/ The HDD is just as likely to break down as the disc drive (unless you use an SSD, but less than 0.1% of users would do that yet considering the price and that the PS3 comes with an HDD already), especially if you go digital which causes the HDD to wear a lot faster. And as opposed to the drive, when the HDD breaks, you also lose your saves unless you have a backup.
Disc games with mandatory install (discussed below) may cause wear to both drive and HDD, but much less than what a digital game causes to the HDD or game without mandatory install causes to the disc drive.

3/ Most disc games have a mandatory HDD install to improve load times. This invalidates your load time argument, since it would be the same (there is still stuff being read from disc, but it's stuff that is loaded fast enough that it doesn't make a difference if installed on the HDD). I assume this one is no exception.

4/ From what I see, digital games tend to be the same price as the retail one. It's publisher greed. Some of them do have discounts, though.

5/ SCEE isn't as draconian as SCEA and you can (if you are in NA) import a physical copy from Europe. So, you can just tell users who want the disc that they can import from Europe instead of telling them how good digital is when that's just your opinion.
#9stalepie29Posted 1/31/2013 11:32:41 AM
Fist of the North Star is available on the Sony store's TV section, by the way:

https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/tv/series/fist-of-the-north-star/cid=UV0020-NPVA37760_CN-0000000000074584

They ought to offer a "buy season" option, or a bundle pack with Ken's Rage 2, something like that.
#10Devilman_AmonPosted 1/31/2013 11:41:37 AM(edited)
I ordered the EU version since it's disc not DD from an unused $100 gift card I found in a restaurant. lucky....


Also, they should make it allowable to get the TV soundtrack as downloadable dlc imo
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