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Fist of the North Star out 2nd Nov (360/PS3)

Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology
Did a search for a thread on the game and couldn't find anything. Thought since it's being released within a month we can get some discussion going and some more interest in it.

It's being released on November the 2nd in the US and November 5th in the UK and if the game is as fun to play as it is to watch/listen to I'm going to be all over it. Been looking for a good roaming beat-em-up since God Hand/Devil May Cry 4 and since Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a let-down this looks like it will fit the bill. At the moment it looks like God hand suffering from the inverse ninja theory but still looks damn fun. All I'm asking is for a solid control system, a ball-bustingly hard difficulty level if I want more of a challenge and at least an average 8.0 review score.

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36IqYOz2c8&feature=related

Gameplay Vid 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRJEMnllIVE&feature=related

Gameplay vid 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roCM8tX7yHU&feature=related


I know nothing of the anime/movies or who the characters are, aside from that they feature people exploding from punches and screams of YATATATATATATATATATATATATATA!!! so I may not appreciate this game as much as fans of said movie/s or anime/s.

Anyone else as stoked about this game as I am?

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I am already dead.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Been looking for a good roaming beat-em-up since God Hand/Devil May Cry 4 and since Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a let-down this looks like it will fit the bill. At the moment it looks like God hand suffering from the inverse ninja theory but still looks damn fun. All I'm asking is for a solid control system, a ball-bustingly hard difficulty level if I want more of a challenge and at least an average 8.0 review score.

    Don't go into this expecting God Hand as you will be horribly disappointed in that regard. This is Dynasty Warriors : Fist of the North Star and plays like you would expect from a Dynasty Warriors game. Ball bustingly hard difficulty and indepth God Hand style fighting system is not on the menu.

    However if you want a bad ass Dynasty Warriors game about exploding mans with punches then this right up your alley.

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  • Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dynasty Warriors could be ridiculously hard on the harder difficulty levels.

    But yeah, not a deep combat system

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  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Been looking for a good roaming beat-em-up since God Hand/Devil May Cry 4 and since Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a let-down this looks like it will fit the bill. At the moment it looks like God hand suffering from the inverse ninja theory but still looks damn fun. All I'm asking is for a solid control system, a ball-bustingly hard difficulty level if I want more of a challenge and at least an average 8.0 review score.

    Don't go into this expecting God Hand as you will be horribly disappointed in that regard. This is Dynasty Warriors : Fist of the North Star and plays like you would expect from a Dynasty Warriors game. Ball bustingly hard difficulty and indepth God Hand style fighting system is not on the menu.

    However if you want a bad ass Dynasty Warriors game about exploding mans with punches then this right up your alley.

    :(

    yeah, watching the gameplay vids i was a bit underwhelmed, the enemies just kinda stand there :(

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Because they are already dead and know it.

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    TyrantCow wrote: »
    Been looking for a good roaming beat-em-up since God Hand/Devil May Cry 4 and since Batman: The Brave and the Bold was a let-down this looks like it will fit the bill. At the moment it looks like God hand suffering from the inverse ninja theory but still looks damn fun. All I'm asking is for a solid control system, a ball-bustingly hard difficulty level if I want more of a challenge and at least an average 8.0 review score.

    Don't go into this expecting God Hand as you will be horribly disappointed in that regard. This is Dynasty Warriors : Fist of the North Star and plays like you would expect from a Dynasty Warriors game. Ball bustingly hard difficulty and indepth God Hand style fighting system is not on the menu.

    However if you want a bad ass Dynasty Warriors game about exploding mans with punches then this right up your alley.

    :(

    yeah, watching the gameplay vids i was a bit underwhelmed, the enemies just kinda stand there :(

    Well they do more on harder difficulties like all DW games. But for the most part it is cleaving through gazillions of enemies.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I've been waiting for this. I actually own the entire collection of mini FoTNS statues that show characters in mid death of being killed by the main characters.

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  • KitsunaKitsuna Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I've been moderately interested in this ever since I learned it was getting localised. I'll be getting this, though I'll almost certainly wait for a price drop first.

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  • GrimthwackerGrimthwacker Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Promos and thread fail thus far due to lack of:
    YOU WA SHOCK!!!
    Seeing the gloriously violent style of Fist of the North Star combined with the multi-mook melee of Dynasty/Samurai Warriors somehow warms my heart a little bit, and I'm not even that big of an anime fan. Hope this actually comes together well. I'll probably check it out just for the fact that you can do crazy stuff like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy6IrQvNWfY&feature=related

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  • ToefooToefoo Los Angeles, CARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I can't wait for this.

    I almost went ahead and bought it while I was in Japan, but I heard that the western version is going to be more violent. Also, yay for dual audio!

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Whelp, the demo is a friggen cock tease if I've ever seen one. It's fun, play it, but Jesus is it an insult.

    Edit: BTW the demo is over a gig in size for something that takes a couple of minutes to beat. No literally a couple of minutes, you can beat it in less than 5 min.

    Edit 2: Oh my mistake, apparently you have to play as the secondary character if you want to try the main game..

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  • TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dammit, I should have read this thread before deleting the demo.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Turkey wrote: »
    Dammit, I should have read this thread before deleting the demo.

    did you think it was that singular boss fight too?

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  • TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Turkey wrote: »
    Dammit, I should have read this thread before deleting the demo.

    did you think it was that singular boss fight too?

    Yeah. I was just about to post here to warn people about it, then I saw your edit.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Some new gameplay of all (I think all?) of the available characters.

    Death animations are... uh... I'm still undecided if it's bad in a good way or just bad.

    Kenshiro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du3ujnPTG9Y
    Mamiya - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGRMs-hBacM
    Rei - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UKKTE0l_hg
    Raoh - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4OKhATntM4
    Toki - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqT2QbdheiQ
    Jagi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPjPhH7RYA
    Shin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCwibZpfSQA
    Thouzer (Souther) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KQ3srilbPA

    Fuck the english dub.

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  • JubehJubeh Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh my god.

    OH MY GOD.

    This is a fanboy's dream. The fight with Jagi goes just like the book, and playing as rei is fun too. I was kind of disappointed that rei didn't have cool air attacks until I activated that one mode and then he gets these crazy air combos. I'm trying not to spoil the game for myself by looking at the japanese version but I really hope you get to fight juda as rei.

    I'm disappointed that there is no Raoh in the demo at all but I was glad to even be able to play as Rei. I was expecting some lame demo where you fougth mooks as kenshiro for like 5 minutes or something.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    It is decidedly a B-Game, a fun one, but a rough B-Game all the same.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I will probably get this

    Because I don't know a lot about Fist of the North Star, but I like what I've seen

    And also I like Dynasty Warriors games

    Yes, I know

    I have a problem

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    I will probably get this

    Because I don't know a lot about Fist of the North Star, but I like what I've seen

    And also I like Dynasty Warriors games

    Yes, I know

    I have a problem

    I like them too.

    I think it might be infectious, like happiness and chlamydia.

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  • JubehJubeh Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Because I don't know a lot about Fist of the North Star

    It's my favorite anime/manga/whatever but all you really need to know is this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep6Xnrkumys

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  • TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I think this is the best/most hilarious fight in the series, but I don't think the game covers the second series.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqrV8ae_u10

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  • manjimanji Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    so excited for this. i could explode the heads of mad max style goons all day

    playing as raoh and having my horse as about the 5th hardest person on the planet is the icing on the cake...

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  • DrunkMcDrunkMc Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    This was my first Anime. I was shocked that they showed cartoon boobies, if I had only known back then what other cartoons show, I wouldn't have been as shocked.

    Is it just me or is the combat slow as balls? After God of War 3 and it's like, that seemed painfully slow.

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  • GrimthwackerGrimthwacker Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Some new gameplay of all (I think all?) of the available characters.

    Death animations are... uh... I'm still undecided if it's bad in a good way or just bad.

    Fuck the english dub.

    WOW, that's messy. Very messy. Apparently we got a LOT more gratuitous violence in our version of the release as opposed to the Japanese one. And yeah, I think this time will be one of the few that I actually use the Japanese language track as opposed to the English dub, 'cause HOT BLOODED BATTLE CRIES don't really seem like the dub cast's forte.

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  • TurkeyTurkey So, Usoop. TampaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I wish they'd gotten the Manga Ent. voice actors for the dub.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Dammit I thought this was the Arc Systems FotNS. Carry on.

    A Dynasty Warriors by any other name...

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    I will probably get this

    Because I don't know a lot about Fist of the North Star, but I like what I've seen

    This is all you need to know.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUlFqL72iV0

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    I will probably get this

    Because I don't know a lot about Fist of the North Star, but I like what I've seen

    This is all you need to know.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUlFqL72iV0

    Okay

    That was fantastic

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  • NeurotikaNeurotika Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    So, played the demo last night. Pretty boss, but I like Dynasty Warrior-esque games. It's just so delightfully campy.

    Mook: Gnnnah, gnnnah! My body is being pulled apart! *body slides apart from thousand wind cuts*

    It's just fun!

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  • mynameisguidomynameisguido Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I realize that I'm not the hardest audience in terms of this because I really like the DW/SW/WO games, but I loved the demo. If there wasn't so much else going on I'd be buying this day one (which is something I rarely do with these style games).

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  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    So does anyone know what the deal with DLC is for this yet? Like from the japanese PSN or marketplace? Because I'd like for this to be cheaper before I buy it or at least be at K-mart so I can use my coupons as I did have fun with the demo, but both gamestop and amazon have pre-order stuff. Gamestop has Heart with two scenarios and amazon has Outlaw with one scenario. Are these really exclusives, or are they just free DLC that's coming later?

    Also, I don't know if its been said yet but if you have a PS3 and 360, get the PS3 version of this. In a comparison the colors look so much better on the PS3 from the demo. It's ridiculous.

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  • KitsunaKitsuna Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    That's one hell of a difference.

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  • -SPI--SPI- Osaka, JapanRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I really liked that demo, it was dumb fun with the added value of me being a huge Hokuto no Ken fan and having a huge grin on my face the whole time. (I kept killing dudes then pausing for dramatic effect)

    Also did anyone else go "Holy shit, rei has witch time now!?!"

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Both those characters were DLC in Japan so I'm assuming they'll be pay for eventually.

    Why someone would want to pay for Heart is beyond me, tho.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I realize that I'm not the hardest audience in terms of this because I really like the DW/SW/WO games, but I loved the demo. If there wasn't so much else going on I'd be buying this day one (which is something I rarely do with these style games).
    I've been watching/waiting for this a while. But yea. I'm a Musou fan so it's a no brainer buy for me.

    Another one for the October/November Stack!

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  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Both those characters were DLC in Japan so I'm assuming they'll be pay for eventually.

    Why someone would want to pay for Heart is beyond me, tho.

    Okay yeah I was assuming they'd be time exclusive. It's more the principle of the thing that gets me. Well if K-mart gets it in for the PS3 I think I'll be getting it. I wonder if this will be too obscure for them though.

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  • MorvidusMorvidus Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I read a review from the E3 demo. The guy couldn't stop laughing when Kenshiro kicked a guy in the nuts, then fell on his face. For no reason at all, a LOT of blood began forming from his crotch.

    Just, ow.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Playing the game now.

    Switched it for Extreme violence, and Japanese voice w/subtitles.

    I think its about the only way this game SHOULD be played (I usually have no problem with dubs... but this just screams using the Japanese voices.)

    ATATATATATA and Exploding people. Gotta love it.

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  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I want K-Mart to get this in so bad, but today was a bust. I just have to use those coupons. I refuse to pay $60 when I could pay $20. I need that money for DLC!

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Gilder wrote: »
    I want K-Mart to get this in so bad, but today was a bust. I just have to use those coupons. I refuse to pay $60 when I could pay $20. I need that money for DLC!

    What about K-Mart?

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