Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 is an enjoyable beat-em-up that packs a lot of content, but a lack of polish and low production values limit its potential.
My knowledge of the Fist of The North Star franchise is pretty slim to non-existent. I'm aware that it's very popular in Japan (where it's known as Hokuto no Ken), and I remember licensed games featuring protagonist Kenshiro going back to the Sega Master System, but beyond that you could say I'm a series newcomer. I also recall a few years back when a GameStop employee tried to push a copy of Ken's Rage on me at the checkout counter. Now, here we are in 2013, and Tecmo Koei has released Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2, a sort-of sequel/ director's cut of the first game, from what I gather, having never played the original.