History VideoGame / FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage

27th Sep '16 10:04:34 AM Saurubiker
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* NoDubForYou: ''Ken's Rage 2'', unlike the original, has no English dub. It's Japanese voices only with subtitles.



** Played completely straight in ''Ken's Rage 2'', which has no English dub, forcing players to read the subtitles in order to understand the plot. Generic battle quotes are left untranslated entirely.
27th Sep '16 8:43:58 AM Saurubiker
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* AdaptationDistillation: Kenshiro's story alone is told in 14 chapters, and it surprisingly covers nearly everything up to his final battle with Raoh. The other characters' Legend Modes expand upon said story (with many levels being slightly-altered retreads, and a handful of original levels), but it's fairly impressive that the story is told in such a short frame of time.
** AdaptationExpansion: ''Ken's Rage 2''/''Shin Hokuto Musou'' covers not just the original first half of the manga but even the rarely-seen second half[=/=]Hokuto no Ken 2 arc as well.
** The Dream Mode in Ken's Rage 2 also serves as an expansion for the main storyline this time instead of the WhatIf of the first game, serving as backstory for most of the cast, such as how Ein met Asuka and the like.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in Ken's Rage 2; in the original series, Toki's hair turned white immediately after being exposed to nuclear fallout, which raised the question of how Kenshiro (who had seen Toki in this state) could mistake the dark-haired Amiba for him. In Ken's Rage 2, Toki's hair remains brown for a while after his radiation poisoning, with his white hair being a more recent change.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Kenshiro's story story in the first game alone is told in 14 chapters, and it surprisingly covers nearly everything up to his final battle with Raoh.Raoh (skipping only the Golan and Jackal arcs that took place between Shin's death and the introduction of Rei and Mamiya). The other characters' Legend Modes expand upon said story (with many levels being slightly-altered retreads, and a handful of original levels), but it's fairly impressive that the story is told in such a short frame of time.
** AdaptationExpansion: ''Ken's Rage 2''/''Shin Hokuto Musou'' covers 2'' not just only extends the storyline to cover the Tentei and Shura arcs, but it even features the previously unadapted (in any media) Bolge arc that concluded the original manga. It also brings back the Golan and Jackal arcs that were skipped over for the first half of the manga but even the rarely-seen second half[=/=]Hokuto no Ken 2 arc as well.
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** The Dream Mode in Ken's ''Ken's Rage 2 2'' also serves as an expansion for the main storyline this time instead of the WhatIf of the first game, serving as backstory for most of the cast, such as how Ein met Asuka and the like.
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: [[InvertedTrope inverted]] in Ken's ''Ken's Rage 2; 2''; in the original series, manga, Toki's hair turned white immediately after being exposed to nuclear fallout, which raised the question of how Kenshiro (who had seen Toki in this state) could mistake the dark-haired Amiba for him. In Ken's ''Ken's Rage 2, 2'', Toki's hair remains brown for a while after his radiation poisoning, with his white hair being a more recent change.



* AllJustADream: All of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dream Mode]] levels in the first game are simply [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] for the various characters. Kenshiro's Dream mode literally was this. He was never visited by the Mysterious Woman, his occurred when he was standing by the grave he had just buried Shin in, coming to a while later after Bat was trying to get his attention and going on his way.

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* AllJustADream: All of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dream Mode]] levels in the first game are simply [[ImagineSpot Imagine Spots]] for the various characters. Kenshiro's Dream mode Mode literally was this. He was never visited by the Mysterious Woman, his occurred when he was standing by the grave he had just buried Shin in, coming to a while later after Bat was trying to get his attention and going on his way.



* ArtShift: In Ken's Rage 2, the flashback detailing the founding of Hokuto Shinken is presented in a hand-drawn art style, as opposed to the 3D models usually used in cutscenes.

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* ArtShift: In Ken's ''Ken's Rage 2, 2'', the flashback detailing the founding foundation of Hokuto Shinken is presented in a hand-drawn art style, as opposed to the 3D models usually used in cutscenes.
27th Sep '16 8:20:15 AM Saurubiker
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** Boss Fang is more of this in this game than he is in the anime/manga, where he outright tells his men that they're expendable as long as he lives.

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** Boss Fang is more of this in this game than he is in the anime/manga, manga/anime, where he outright tells his men that they're expendable as long as he lives.



* LazyArtist: When the second part of the story is reached in ''Ken's Rage 2'', several years have passed, and yet the game doesn't bother in making Kenshiro look years older, not even a different set of clothes, nothing changes; originally both the manga and anime made Kenshiro age a bit, especially the manga where the change is more notable. Although his appearance could be something of a happy medium, since his face resembles his post time-skip appearance more than his pre-time skip one.

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* LazyArtist: When the second part of the story is reached in ''Ken's Rage 2'', several years have passed, and yet the game doesn't bother in making Kenshiro look years older, not even a different set of clothes, nothing changes; originally both the manga and anime made Kenshiro age a bit, especially in the manga anime where the change is more notable.he underwent a complete wardrobe change. Although his appearance could be something of a happy medium, since his face resembles his post time-skip appearance more than his pre-time skip one.
24th Sep '16 12:03:33 PM Saurubiker
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''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is an old, but very popular, manga/anime which features wandering martial artist Kenshiro in a post-nuclear wasteland in order to find his kidnapped lover Yuria, all while making evildoers explode messily with his bare hands. It has been around even since the NES era; therefore, there have been many videogame adaptations of it. The problem is, most of them are mediocre and forgettable, [[NoExportForYou and very few leave Japan]].

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''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' is an old, but very popular, manga/anime which features wandering martial artist Kenshiro in a post-nuclear wasteland in order to find his kidnapped lover Yuria, all while making evildoers explode messily with his bare hands. It has been around even since the NES Famicom and Mark III era; therefore, there have been many videogame adaptations of it. The problem is, most of them are mediocre and forgettable, [[NoExportForYou and very few leave Japan]].



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: A minor example. In the non-American releases, Kenshiro is wearing his outfit on the cover, looking back indifferently; in the American version, he's shirtless and upholding his fist.

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: A minor example. In the non-American Japanese and European releases, Kenshiro is wearing his outfit on the cover, looking back indifferently; in the American version, he's shirtless and upholding his fist.
24th Sep '16 11:26:49 AM Saurubiker
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The playable roster includes [[HopeBringer Kenshiro]], [[UnscrupulousHero Rei]], [[LadyOfWar Mamiya]], [[CrystalDragonJesus Toki]], [[FallenHero Raoh]], [[TragicVillain Shin]], [[TheSociopath Thouzer]], and [[RivalTurnedEvil Jagi]]. The last three characters do not have their own Legend Mode storylines, and can only be played in Dream Mode. There are also a roster of unique [=NPCs=] such as Shuh, Yuda, Fudoh, Juza, Ryuga, Mr. Heart, Zeed, Boss Fang, Amiba, and Uighur. [[{{Acrofatic}} Mr. Heart]] is playable as a DLC character, along with a {{Mook}} simply called Outlaw.

The game has a sequel/remake called ''Shin Hokuto Musou'', or ''Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2''. It greatly expands upon the story from the duel with Zeed up to the climatic battle against Raoh. Furthermore, the game also covers both the "Celestial Emperor" and "Land Of Shura" arcs, as well as the conflict with Bolge that serves as an epilogue to the series, skipping over the {{Filler}} arcs that dealt with Raoh's son Ryu. Many [=NPCs=] in the first game have been PromotedToPlayable, including [[TheFightingNarcissist Yuda]], [[HandicappedBadass Shuh]], [[AntiVillain Ryuga]], [[LoveMartyr Juza]], [[DotingParent Fudoh]], [[FutureBadass Bat]], and [[BadassAdorable Rin]]. In addition, characters from the post-Raoh arcs will become playable, including [[BadassNormal Ein]], [[EmotionalBruiser Falco]], [[MysteriousWatcher Shachi]], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Hyoh]], and [[CardCarryingVillain Kaioh]]. The game's DLC characters include Mr. Heart and Outlaw once again, but three new characters will be available for download: [[EvilGenius Amiba]], [[LightningBruiser Han]], and the [[FromNobodyToNightmare Nameless Shura]]. Scenes are even more faithfully adapted from the Manga, and are presented in a ComicBook style that is similar to the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan video game. Due to budgetary constraints, the game does not have an English dub, but is instead subtitled.

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The playable roster includes [[HopeBringer Kenshiro]], [[UnscrupulousHero Rei]], [[LadyOfWar Mamiya]], [[CrystalDragonJesus Toki]], [[FallenHero Raoh]], [[TragicVillain Shin]], [[TheSociopath Thouzer]], and [[RivalTurnedEvil Jagi]]. The last three characters do not have their own Legend Mode storylines, and can only be played in Dream Mode. There are also a roster of unique [=NPCs=] such as Shuh, Yuda, Fudoh, Shew, Juda, Fudo, Juza, Ryuga, Mr. Heart, Zeed, Boss Fang, Amiba, and Uighur. [[{{Acrofatic}} Mr. Heart]] is playable as a DLC character, along with a {{Mook}} simply called Outlaw.

The game has a sequel/remake called ''Shin Hokuto Musou'', or ''Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2''. It greatly expands upon the story from the duel with Zeed up to the climatic battle against Raoh. Furthermore, the game also covers both the "Celestial Emperor" and "Land Of Shura" arcs, as well as the conflict with Bolge that serves as an epilogue to the series, skipping over the {{Filler}} story arcs that dealt with featured Raoh's son son, Ryu. Many [=NPCs=] in the first game have been PromotedToPlayable, including [[TheFightingNarcissist Yuda]], Juda]], [[HandicappedBadass Shuh]], Shew]], [[AntiVillain Ryuga]], [[LoveMartyr Juza]], [[DotingParent Fudoh]], Fudo]], [[FutureBadass Bat]], and [[BadassAdorable Rin]]. In addition, characters from the post-Raoh arcs will become playable, including [[BadassNormal Ein]], [[EmotionalBruiser Falco]], [[MysteriousWatcher Shachi]], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Hyoh]], and [[CardCarryingVillain Kaioh]]. The game's DLC characters include Mr. Heart and Outlaw once again, but three new characters will be available for download: [[EvilGenius Amiba]], [[LightningBruiser Han]], and the [[FromNobodyToNightmare Nameless Shura]]. Scenes are even more faithfully adapted from the Manga, and are presented in a ComicBook style that is similar to the VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan video game. Due to budgetary constraints, the game does not have an English dub, but is instead subtitled.



** Both Diamond and Club/Clover are demoted to nameless commanders.
* DownloadableContent: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mr. Heart]] and [[JokeCharacter Outlaw]] (a random thug) in the first game. Also extra Challenge Missions; one of the more notable ones pits you against pairs of the major characters, starting with Shin and Toki, then Jagi and Mamiya, followed by Ken and Rei, and lastly Souther and Raoh.
** The Second game now has Han, Amiba, and the Nameless Shura as DLC, as well as outfits for Ryuga, Fudo, Shu, Juza, and Yuda, Falco, Ein, Shachi, Hyou, Kaioh, Bat, and Rin, there are also 10 DLC missions separate or split into 2 packs of 5.

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** Both Diamond and Club/Clover Club are demoted to nameless commanders.
* DownloadableContent: DownloadableContent
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[[EnsembleDarkhorse Mr. Heart]] and [[JokeCharacter Outlaw]] (a random thug) in the first game. game, plus additional outfits for all the playable characters based on what they originally wore in the manga. Also extra Challenge Missions; one of the more notable ones pits you against pairs of the major characters, starting with Shin and Toki, then Jagi and Mamiya, followed by Ken and Rei, and lastly Souther Thouzer and Raoh.
** The Second game now has ''Ken's Rage 2'' adds Han, Amiba, and the Nameless Shura as DLC, playable characters , as well as even more manga-themed outfits for Ryuga, Fudo, Shu, Juza, and Yuda, Falco, Ein, Shachi, Hyou, Kaioh, Bat, and Rin, there are all the additional playable characters. There's also 10 DLC missions separate or missions, split into 2 packs sets of 5.



** The sequel [[AvertedTrope Averts]] this by having a single, streamlined campaign, meaning that you switch between characters mid-level rather than playing through the same levels repeatedly. Though you can re-play certain stages as other characters to advance the story, the game gives you the option to skip over levels that you've completed as other characters.

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** The sequel [[AvertedTrope Averts]] averts]] this by having a single, streamlined campaign, meaning that you switch between characters mid-level rather than playing through the same levels repeatedly. Though you can re-play certain stages as other characters to advance the story, the game gives you the option to skip over levels that you've completed as other characters.



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In the manga, Toki can still fight despite his sicknessm though too much fighting strains his body. In the game, using too much combos in his first costume (in his later appearances in the manga) causes him to suffer whiplash.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In the manga, Toki can still fight despite his sicknessm sickness, though too much fighting strains his body. In the game, using too much combos in his first costume (in his later appearances in the manga) causes him to suffer whiplash.



* LazyArtist: When the 2nd part of the story is reached in ''Ken's Rage 2'', several years have passed, and yet the game doesn't bother in making Kenshiro look a year older, not even a different set of clothes, nothing changes; originally both the anime and manga made Kenshiro age a bit, specially the manga where the change is more notable. Although his appearance could be something of a happy medium, since his face resembles his post time-skip appearance more than his pre time-skip one.
** In the second game's Dream Mode, certain things can be seen on the characters before they happen in the context of the story. Jagi has the Seven Scars before he inflicts them upon himself, and Mamiya's brand mark can be seen before Yuda kidnaps her.

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* LazyArtist: When the 2nd second part of the story is reached in ''Ken's Rage 2'', several years have passed, and yet the game doesn't bother in making Kenshiro look a year years older, not even a different set of clothes, nothing changes; originally both the manga and anime and manga made Kenshiro age a bit, specially especially the manga where the change is more notable. Although his appearance could be something of a happy medium, since his face resembles his post time-skip appearance more than his pre time-skip pre-time skip one.
** In the second game's Dream Mode, certain things can be seen on the characters before they happen in the context of the story. Jagi has the Seven Scars before he inflicts them upon himself, and Mamiya's brand mark can be seen before Yuda Juda kidnaps her.



* MercyKill: Darkly parodied with Thouzer's impale-you-with-a-great-big-spear signature move, Imperial Mercy. Fans of the manga will recognise it as [[spoiler:how he killed Shew]].

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* MercyKill: Darkly parodied with Thouzer's impale-you-with-a-great-big-spear signature move, Imperial Mercy. Fans of the manga will recognise recognize it as [[spoiler:how he killed Shew]].



* MsFanservice: Mamiya gets assigned for this position. Not only does her early 3D render have a daring see-through skirt with a thong underneath, but her classic alternate outfit has extreme clothing damage. Whereas for the guys it's just disintegrated shirts, Mamiya's is large portions of the whole outfit, and ends when she's basically half-naked.
** HotterAndSexier: She was pretty modestly dressed in the original series. In the games, her outfit is pretty {{Stripperiffic}} in certain areas.
** MaleGaze: Done frequently and shamelessly in the first game, but downplayed somewhat in the sequel, where the only real example is the close-up of her butt as she crawls.

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* MsFanservice: Mamiya gets assigned for this position. Not only does her early 3D render promotional CGI art have a daring see-through skirt with a thong underneath, but her classic alternate outfit has extreme clothing damage. Whereas for the guys it's just disintegrated shirts, Mamiya's is large portions of the whole outfit, and ends when she's basically half-naked.
** HotterAndSexier: She was pretty modestly dressed in the original series. In the games, her outfit is pretty {{Stripperiffic}} {{stripperiffic}} in certain areas.
** MaleGaze: Done frequently and shamelessly in the first game, but downplayed somewhat in the sequel, where the only real example is the close-up of her Mamiya's butt as she crawls.



** Averted with the ''Hokuto Ujou Mosho Ha'' (where it's a series of spinning high kicks followed by a giant uppercut that sends out an energy wave), except for the cutscene of Souther's defeat.

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** Averted with the ''Hokuto Ujou Mosho Ha'' (where it's a series of spinning high kicks followed by a giant uppercut that sends out an energy wave), except for the cutscene of Souther's Thouzer's defeat.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A number of characters are given alternative spellings (Rin is Lin, Thouzer is Souther, etc.).

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: A number of characters are given alternative spellings (Rin than what previous games used (e.g. Rin is Lin, Thouzer is Souther, etc.).



** Played completely straight in the second game, where there is no English Dub, forcing players to read the subtitles in order to understand the plot. Generic battle quotes are left untranslated entirely.

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** Played completely straight in the second game, where there is ''Ken's Rage 2'', which has no English Dub, dub, forcing players to read the subtitles in order to understand the plot. Generic battle quotes are left untranslated entirely.



* WhatIf: The premise of the Dream Mode in the first game is that each character is given a vision where they avoid doing something, and the outcome of it, after the whole Hokuto vs Nanto stuff.

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* WhatIf: The premise of the Dream Mode in the first game is that each character is given a vision where they avoid doing something, and the outcome of it, after the whole Hokuto vs vs. Nanto stuff.conflict.



** A few Dream modes avert this, such as Rei's. He had the choice to go get Shu to help him fight Raoh. [[spoiler:However, after watching his story unfold he decides that he can't put the lives of the others at risk just to prolong his own life. Over the course of his Dream Mode path, Shu gets killed, Airi gets taken hostage by Juda and Souther and Mamiya almost get executed for trying to stand up against the Nanto Army, only being saved by Rei in the last chapter.]] Because of all the bad things that came with Rei's alternate decision, he decides to go face Raoh alone.

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** A few Dream modes avert this, such as Rei's. He had the choice to go get Shu Shew to help him fight Raoh. [[spoiler:However, after watching his story unfold he decides that he can't put the lives of the others at risk just to prolong his own life. Over the course of his Dream Mode path, Shu Shew gets killed, Airi gets taken hostage by Juda and Souther Thouzer and Mamiya almost get executed for trying to stand up against the Nanto Army, only being saved by Rei in the last chapter.]] Because of all the bad things that came with Rei's alternate decision, he decides to go face Raoh alone.
25th May '16 2:49:59 PM TheBigBopper
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Careful not to confuse this with the similarly named videogame ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheBerserkGutsRage''.
21st May '16 9:50:36 PM nombretomado
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The first game was released as a retail title on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 25, 2010 in Japan and on November 2 and 5, 2010 in North America and Europe respectively. The second game was released as a retail title on the Xbox 360 and as a digital download on the PS3 and, surprisingly, the WiiU. The Xbox and PS3 versions were released in Japan on December 20, 2012, in North America on February 5, 2013, and in Europe on February 8, 2013. The WiiU version was released in Japan on January 31, 2013 and in both North America and Europe on February 7, 2013.

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The first game was released as a retail title on the Xbox 360 and PS3 [=PS3=] on March 25, 2010 in Japan and on November 2 and 5, 2010 in North America and Europe respectively. The second game was released as a retail title on the Xbox 360 and as a digital download on the PS3 [=PS3=] and, surprisingly, the WiiU. Wii U. The Xbox and PS3 [=PS3=] versions were released in Japan on December 20, 2012, in North America on February 5, 2013, and in Europe on February 8, 2013. The WiiU Wii U version was released in Japan on January 31, 2013 and in both North America and Europe on February 7, 2013.
24th Nov '15 3:03:27 PM Megadoomer
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* ArtShift: In Ken's Rage 2, the flashback detailing the founding of Hokuto Shinken is presented in a hand-drawn art style, as opposed to the 3D models usually used in cutscenes.
15th Sep '15 10:35:32 AM HighCrate
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* GlassCannon: Han in terms of stat growth in Ken's Rage 2. Incredible Attack and Technique growth, however his Health growth is quite slow, usually being only level 25 by the time his Attack and Technique Stats are maxed at level 50, making him something of a cross between GlassCannon and FragileSpeedster.

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* GlassCannon: GlassCannon:
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Han in terms of stat growth in Ken's Rage 2. Incredible Attack and Technique growth, however his Health growth is quite slow, usually being only level 25 by the time his Attack and Technique Stats are maxed at level 50, making him something of a cross between GlassCannon and FragileSpeedster.
17th Aug '15 5:32:13 PM Megadoomer
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* AdaptationalBadass: Mamiya, who can now hold her own against the martial artists. Now Rin also applies.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Mamiya, who can now hold her own against the martial artists. Now In the sequel, Rin also applies.
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