Fist of the Dead Star


It took me a while to figure out the reference here, but it’s to “Fist of the North Star,” a manga series turned game where players control a fighter named Ken who has insane fiery fists of fury.

Here the concept is applied to Dead Island, a game that I probably won’t end up getting around to because, as I may have mentioned before, I sort of loathe zombie titles.

But if the whole game was like this? I think I could get on board for that. Check it out for yourself above.

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  1. i’m not sure if you got the actual joke here, which is that the absolutely classic catchphrase of Fist of the North Star is “you are already dead.” Ken says this to his enemies after he unleashes his special martial art that activates all the accupressure points in the enemy’s body, causing him to implode after several seconds. the enemy doesn’t feel the impending death and continues to make empty threats for those few seconds, which gives Ken the opportunity to say (usually while turning his back and walking away) “you are already dead.” ask any middle-aged japanese man and they’ll fondly tell you about the good old days when they would get together with friends and take turns poking each other rapidly and telling each other that they’re already dead.

    the video opens with him saying that line in japanese. i don’t think i need to explain why this is extremely appropriate for this particular game.

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