Parents' Guide to

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bloody, gory action brings mature graphic novel to life.

Game PlayStation 4 2018
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Hokuto no ken fans need this game

The game gives a good role model (though I think this may be unintentional). For long time fans, this game is great. The battles are satisfying and fun. The game can even be fun if you have never read the manga or watched the anime. Kenshiro is a good role model and what he does in the game can teach a lesson (not killing the bad as a lesson but trying to do the right thing) However him being a good role model is something some people may thing and others wont. Overall: fun and great over the top gameplay mixed with a storyline.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 17+

You're wrong about the positive role model thing.

Kenshiro is a good role model and of course he has to kill because its set in a post apocalyptic world. He only kills evil people and protects innocent people (heck he even gives them food and water when they are about to starve or die from thirst). Just because a character fights evil doers does not make him a bad role model. Also the post apocalyptic theme like others with that theme don't have that much law so of course the hero has to kill the baddies to protect the innocent. Also if you keep criticizing the heroes fighting bad guys you're going to make your self look like a villain apologist.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While violent, bloody, and gory, this is a fun and challenging action-heavy game for older gamers and fans of the original manga graphic novels. Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise brings in a mix of brawling and "quick-time" game mechanics, where you have to time button presses exactly to perform a preprogrammed move during certain game sequences. These moments are frequently unpopular, because it takes a lot of control away from gamers for canned segments. Thankfully, while these sequences exist, they're really only a small part of the overall fighting mechanic. In reality, Lost Paradise is one of those games that's easy to pick up, but then gets deeper as you unlock more moves and combo sequences. Additionally, there are healing potions, outfits, defense maneuvers, buggy upgrades, and more that you can acquire through the game to improve your skills. You'll also earn orbs for winning matches that can be used for unlocking new abilities.

There's considerable depth here, with more than 20+ hours for the first playthrough leading up to the final boss fighter -- not including the many side quests, optional side games (like becoming a bartender or even running the night club), or taking on other jobs. You can look for treasure on the huge wasteland map. There are even goodies to collect, including cassette tapes to listen to music from previous Sega games, arcade games based on old Sega classics, and casino games, too. Between its high production quality and compelling character depth and its intense combat sequences and RPG-like upgrades, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise can be lots of fun. Players will just have to deal with those annoying quick-time sequences and the tons of blood and gore to enjoy this post-apocalyptic manga come to life.

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