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Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Martial arts action game packs a mediocre punch.

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Decent game, poor execution

I think the "Is it good?" section nailed it on the head. This game definitely relies on nostalgia factor and preys on the fiscally reckless. As someone who has spent months on the game, I can tell you that "free-to-play" is a totally viable option, but to achieve a high PvP status will take a very, very long time. If you don't care about PvP, then "free-to-play" is still a very viable option if you're careful. This game has many, many traps that trick new players into spending. It's called a "gacha" game for a reason. Gotcha! One of the biggest insults this game has to offer is the "Pay 10 dollars a day for 5 days to unlock a super bonus!" that is available for every character event. The "super bonus" you get at the end is 50 character shards that are used to unlock characters . An event character requires 150 character shards to unlock. Just put that into perspective: you spent $50 just to unlock 1/3 of a character. Definitely have a payment password if your child is playing this. A couple of other issues are the bugs, lack of content, and lack of support from Sega. I could write a whole essay on these problems, but the most glaring problem really is the predatory in-game purchases. It's a real shame because I love the Fist of the North Star series. Like anything popular, you can expect companies both large and small to try and cash in on the fever. I very rarely leave reviews on anything, but I feel like people really need to watch out for this game. Ultimately, it feels like just another lazy cash grab.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Many free-to-play action games let players collect and level up characters, then use them in an endless cycle of fights to earn more items to collect and more characters to fight with. Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE isn't much different, following the formula almost to a T. But to the game's credit, there are a few extra layers tossed in that help it stand out from the crowd just a bit, especially for fans of the Fist of the North Star series. These include full computer generated cutscenes that recreate key moments of the story, as well as manga-style story transitions pulled straight from the books. It's great stuff for fans, though these little extras are likely to be lost on newcomers to the franchise.

Strip out the fan service in Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE and what you're left with is a relatively basic and repetitive tapping action game. Player fight in turn-based combat, choosing a target and a character to attack with. Players can time their attacks with an onscreen prompt to chain together attacks from different characters in huge damage dealing combos. At first, it's something to keep players' attention and focus on battles, but it quickly becomes repetitive and just one more step to go through in combat. Character do have access to special attacks with big animated flourishes, though for a big chunk of the early game, players' parties are usually strong enough to win fights before these attacks ever have a chance to charge up and come into play. While fans are likely to find fun in some of what Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE has to offer, the game is still a formulaic and repetitive tap fest that lacks a punch.

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