Who Would Win Wednesdays: Wei Shen vs. Kazuma Kiryu
Posted by Robert Ramsey
After last week's Who Would Win Wednesdays saw Kratos absolutely devastate Dante by the feature's biggest margin of victory yet, we thought that it would be best to reel in the fighters somewhat and have ourselves a duel between two mortals. As always, we'll provide a helpful dollop of information regarding the combatants, a poll where you'll vote for your winner, and then we'll let you loose in the comments section where you can plead your case for some of the greatest warriors that PlayStation has to offer.
When he's not searching for unopened lockboxes and driving around the streets of Hong Kong like a madman in Sleeping Dogs, Wei Shen can usually be found kicking the snot out of punk kids, triads, and even pork bun salesmen. In order to keep up appearances while he's commuting with gangsters as part of an undercover cop assignment, this often hilariously-dressed martial artist is forced to mix traditional kung fu with down-and-dirty street fighting techniques, which include jamming foes into phone booths, slamming enemy's heads into car doors, and throwing opponents into baths full of electric eels. Taking on entire violent gangs by himself, it's clear that Wei isn't someone that you want to mess with, especially when his Face Meter is full and he's in rampage mode, where he shrugs off even the heftiest blows.
Nicknamed 'The Dragon of Dojima', the Yakuza series' main protagonist and Push Square's biggest man-crush is probably just about as powerful as a normal person could hope to be. On the neon-lit streets of Kamurocho, Kazuma Kiryu is essentially a garbage man taking out the trash known as humanity. He can hardly walk twenty steps without being set upon by a group of rowdy gang members, and it's here that we see his martial prowess, as he uses the surrounding environment to deal out some brutal punishment. He's beaten up the deadliest yakuza bosses and greatest underground international fighting champions, yet he still finds the time to manage an orphanage and woo local hostesses. Kazuma is a warrior with ideals, and he simply won't back down from brawling for his beliefs.
In this battle of moves that rely heavily on the word 'dragon', who would come out on top? Is Kazuma's experience enough to get the better of the hot-headed Wei Shen? Vote for your winner in our poll, and tell us how you think that the battle would unfold in the comments section below.
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