I've never had this happen with a day 1 release (Ken's Rage 2).

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#1 Edited by 80PoundGames (82 posts) -

Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2

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So, I purchased Ken's Rage 2 today (making a vid on it later) and I was shocked to see NO ONE was playing the online co-op/multiplayer portion of the game. Obviously, I've played older games where the multiplayer has died off or it wasn't very popular. But, I've never purchased a game, day one release, where no one was online playing. Zero players found, zero games found. There is no word that the co-op/multiplayer element wasn't working. I was able to host a game, but gave up after 22mins and no one jumped in the room. This game boast a 2-8 online multiplayer- which now seems like a laughable number. I know its a crazy small game, but no one playing? Not one? Not even a game journalist who wants a complete review? Craziness.

*EDIT*

Still no MP- maybe it is messed up. Here is my First and 20 of the game (my version of the Quick Look)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWCr5Ki3eDU

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#2 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

hmmm isn't it possible it still isn't working? I know you said you could host a game but that wouldn't necessarily mean it's working.

Also, are you saying this game allows 8 player co-op?

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#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12579 posts) -

Just wait until GB covers it with a Quick Look, then support will come flooding in...

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#4 Posted by 80PoundGames (82 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads: No, it has 2 player Co-Op for missions and 2v2 3v3 and 4v4 Death Match.

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#5 Posted by 80PoundGames (82 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan: I didn't even know it had online play until I picked it up today (along with Dead Space 3) so its not like something people are looking for, but WOW...I'm almost afraid to see what the sales numbers are going to be on this one.

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#6 Posted by Yadilie (390 posts) -

Its a niche genre with an even more niche anime. It's niche squared. Also I'd rather play through musou games solo then do co-op on higher difficulties after I beat the main story lines. It's what I did with DW7.

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#7 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

@Yadilie said:

Its a niche genre with an even more niche anime. It's niche squared. Also I'd rather play through musou games solo then do co-op on higher difficulties after I beat the main story lines. It's what I did with DW7.

Look no further than this post right here. The fact that it's $60.00 game can't be helping, either.

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#8 Posted by 80PoundGames (82 posts) -

@Flappy: Having silly fun with the main campaign, but yeah- its definitely not worth $60

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#9 Posted by JasonR86 (10182 posts) -

You were shocked by that?

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#10 Posted by 80PoundGames (82 posts) -

Maybe I'm naive- but, first day of release? Yeah, I was a little shocked not one other human being on the planet was on.

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#11 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Flappy said:

@Yadilie said:

Its a niche genre with an even more niche anime. It's niche squared. Also I'd rather play through musou games solo then do co-op on higher difficulties after I beat the main story lines. It's what I did with DW7.

Look no further than this post right here. The fact that it's $60.00 game can't be helping, either.

And it's download-only on both the PS3 and Wii U. The only western disc release was the 360 version.

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#12 Posted by Emoney244 (198 posts) -

I'm sure a lot of people are playing through Legend Mode at the moment plus the game has an online pass on Xbox 360 so that could be a factor. Also, other Koei games like DW7 had connection issues.

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#13 Posted by Flappy (2415 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@Flappy said:

@Yadilie said:

Its a niche genre with an even more niche anime. It's niche squared. Also I'd rather play through musou games solo then do co-op on higher difficulties after I beat the main story lines. It's what I did with DW7.

Look no further than this post right here. The fact that it's $60.00 game can't be helping, either.

And it's download-only on both the PS3 and Wii U. The only western disc release was the 360 version.

Add all of that together and you have a game that stands little to no chance of actually succeeding. That's a real bummer.

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#14 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

@Flappy: No, the only problem is that its a download only game on Wii U. I'm sure it would be flying off the shelves if it came on a bevel edged disc.

Or not :D>.

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#15 Posted by Gaff (2711 posts) -

Basically: It's already dead.

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