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FUCK YEAH!

Anyone else here playing this? I'm only on Chapter 4, got it yesterday.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Thursday, 28 September 2006 00:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I really don't like it at all.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 28 September 2006 00:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The demo did nothing for me.

adam (adam), Thursday, 28 September 2006 03:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This game is incredibly frustrating and irritating. There's a lot I like about it, especially its hilarious Japaneseness, but I kind of with I had rented i5t and not bought it. Anyone want to trade for Okami?

antexit (antexit), Thursday, 28 September 2006 14:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I haven't found it to be particularly frustrating at all. What's been giving you trouble? I've only lost one fight, in Chapter 2 when I was still figuring out the controls, and I've been doing all the optional missions for EXP. It took a few hours, but in Chapter 5 I already have 5 Soul 7 Tech and 7 Body, with close to 1,000,000 yen and over half of the locker keys. I guess a lot of people hate the random encounters (and the loading time that comes with them), but I wouldn't say there are any more than your average RPG. There's an EXP cap on those things, too. Since doing all those missions, I haven't had any apart from the scripted ones while you're carrying Haruka to Serena.

I'm liking this a lot more than I thought I would from the demo.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 29 September 2006 04:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

What I find frustrating is mainly the fighting mechanic, the stupid combos that continually leave you punching the air while the guy you're fighting punches you in the back of the head. And I actually liked the random encounters at first, since fighting can be really fun, but there's just too many of them; they should have made them more avoidable. What I like: the story, how weirdly adult it all is, how the usual levelgrinding stuff in the game actually makes you feel like you're living the depressing life of a Tokyo salaryman, the way the city looks, all the shops you can go into and things you can do that have no bearing on the game itself (in that way it's like Shenmue in a way I hoped it'd be.) Also, fuck! All the fucking swearing becomes fucking irritating after a fucking while! Fuck! What's the fucking point? Again, trades for Okami: hit me up

antexit (antexit), Friday, 29 September 2006 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the stupid combos that continually leave you punching the air while the guy you're fighting punches you in the back of the head.

I've heard this complaint before, and while I haven't had too much trouble with this, there is a solution fairly early in the game. Aside from remembering to hold down R1 while fighting and using the shift technique to quickly escape when you find yourself in this situation, there are two reverse attack moves you can learn that pretty much make this a non issue. At the start of Chapter 4 you can go to the alleyway southwest of Theater Square to find Coin Locker Key No. 50. Unlock this locker to get a book on Roundhouse kick techniques. Once your Tech stat reaches 4 you will automatically learn this if you have the book. There is also a Reverse Strike punch to learn from Sensei Komaki in Purgatory, but you have to have Tech built up to 6 for him to teach it to you.
The only "random" encounters in all of chapter 5 for me were the ones on the way to meet Majima, again scripted so they don't really count, none in chapter six so far. Again, too many random encounters is the game telling you to earn more EXP.
All the swearing is an attempt to approximate in English the way Yakuza actually talk. It sort of works but I could see it all coming off much better in Japanese with subtitles. I read that they wanted to include the Japanese language track but there wasn't enough room on the disc.

Okami is great but if I didn't have it I wouldn't trade this for it. The story alone makes it a keeper, for me.

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 29 September 2006 20:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hold down R1 while fighting and using the shift technique to quickly escape

Should read: hold down R1 while fighting to shift and using the dodge technique while shifting to quickly escape

Marmot (marmotwolof), Friday, 29 September 2006 20:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

did anyone play yakuza 2 through? seen it mentioned a few times on ILg I think

cozwn, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 13:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sitting on my to-be-played shelf :(

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 16:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

some solid praise from good writer types. been meaning to pick up a copy, but that would necessitate buying a new PS2 memory card.

GM, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 17:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yakuza 2 was probably my favorite game of last year. the story is stunningly non-retarded (I never played the first one so I had no idea what to expect), the action is frantic and awesome, and then there's this:

jamescobo, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

this game is great (regretting putting it on easy tho cos it's a pinch too easy); as james says the story is surprisingly nonretardo, the presentation (gfx+music) is great and the combat is rly satisfying

my only complaints are petty: no 480p even tho the box says so, the camera is a bit iffy, eh

cozwn, Wednesday, 7 January 2009 17:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

we're never going to see yakuza 3, kenzan or yakuza 4 in the west are we?

m. white btw (cozwn), Friday, 24 July 2009 07:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

if this actually goes down I am bullish as hell on the chances of it selling well enough to justify the other games being brought over since (1) there's an actual groundswell of support behind the release and (2) people still haven't figured out how to pirate PS3 games yet. (assuming we're talking about a disc release and not on PSN like foax had been a-sayin').

"I have seen bloodstains on the Pac Man joystick" (jamescobo), Thursday, 15 October 2009 00:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

It's not going to win any awards - unless there's a category for "best golf game unexpectedly inserted into a violent RPG" included in end of the year round-ups - but it's slick stuff, and in the quirky wholeheartedness with which SEGA's underworld adventure throws itself into capturing the feel of Tiger Woods, you can see why people often refer to this series as the spiritual successor to Shenmue.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/yakuza-3-european-hands-on

forksclovetofu, Monday, 15 February 2010 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

only one flaw w/that argument YAKUZA rocks SHENMUE sux

dnw (cozen), Monday, 15 February 2010 23:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

anyone who doesn't buy this game should be reincarnated as Amy Winehouse's taint

/no cobo (jamescobo), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

i say no, no, no to that

antexit, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 23:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

i heard eliza dushku is in this, true?

sonderangerbot, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

Nhex, Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

poor old sega ;_;

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

true, but they put out at least 3 classics in the last 3 years (Yakuza 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Bayonetta)

/no cobo (jamescobo), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 17:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

do you have a take on this whole saga jc?

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

(I assume you've been following the saga of the removed hostess sections in the NA release of Y3; general internet bitching and whining as per)

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 23:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

it sucks that they're removing content, but I never got as much into the hostess stuff as other Yakuzatards so I'm not slitting my wrists over it or anything. as long as I can still win a fight with a tiger by sticking a cigarette in its eye, I'll be good.

/no cobo (jamescobo), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

new trailer up on PSN for yakuza 4 apparently; features a chainsaw

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw Sega has said that if Y3 sells well enough they'll consider bringing over Yakuza Kenzan (the one set in like 1885), so everyone buy like eight copies

/no cobo (jamescobo), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 23:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

omg cig flick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl11P__gN1Q

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh fuck yeah

antexit, Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

want to play this so bad ;_; are there any ps2 emulators?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ (dyao), Thursday, 25 February 2010 11:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, but you need a super beefy machine to get playable frame rates

Nhex, Thursday, 25 February 2010 15:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw Sega has said that if Y3 sells well enough they'll consider bringing over Yakuza Kenzan (the one set in like 1885), so everyone buy like eight copies

I hope "well enough" is like 10,000 copies, because that's the game I really want to play (and Yakuza 3 is sure not to sell much, come on, not at sixty dollars, not with this packed AAA March). Also based on missing tropies from the western release of Yakuza 3, it seems a lot more than just the hostess club stuff has been cut, but also the japanese games like mahjong and shogi (and more). Kind of a bummer in 2010...

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 25 February 2010 16:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also based on missing tropies from the western release of Yakuza 3, it seems a lot more than just the hostess club stuff has been cut, but also the japanese games like mahjong and shogi (and more). Kind of a bummer in 2010...

okay, THAT is a bummer; the insanely-fleshed-out minigames added a lot of flavor to Y2 even if I never actually beat any of them. I still remember flipping through like 10+ pages of tiny-ass text explaining how to play mahjongg; it was more imposing than most of the fights.

still preordering it since beating people's asses in Y2 is impossibly fun, though.

/no cobo (jamescobo), Thursday, 25 February 2010 18:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

while I don't agree w/sega's decision I can understand their rationale and I don't think this is the wrong-headed idiocy that the internet wd have you believe

tht being said the hostess club content is interwoven throughout the game, losing that loses you a significant proportion of the non-combat experience. how many small events that enriched yakuza have now been lost because the hostess club backbone has been removed?

the qn is how many side missions dependent on the hostess club content have we lost? it has a domino effect.

if yakuza was just a fighting game I wouldn't be interested.

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

hopefully they leave it on the disc and then patch a translation in later.

/no cobo (jamescobo), Thursday, 25 February 2010 20:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

it totally affects different threads throughout the game tho so presumably they'll have to remove those and insert other scenes; don't see tht happening myself jc

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 20:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://kotaku.com/5478862/sega-you-are-once-again-making-a-giant-mistake

I agree with his point but as with most Ashcraft articles, the only thing I end up taking away from it is that Brian Ashcraft should be dropped from a great height

/no cobo (jamescobo), Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

it seems mr. ashcraft has missed the subtext of sega's 'you wouldn't get it, sugar' explanation: pretty sure they just couldn't afford to translate all the game (and have said as much in a subsequent statement iirc) - they had to cut something and decided this was the most non-essential portion of the game

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

The couldn't afford it explanation reeks of bullshit - honestly, how could it cost more to translate a few hundred lines (or whatever) of text compared to paying a programmer to take out those sections of code and reprogram the game to work w/o those sections?

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

that makes sense, I guess, iunno, sick of reading about this and discussing it by now tbf ;_;

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

can't stop reading the GAF thread on this, against my better judgement. must. stop.

a passing heavy daftie (cozen), Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

2 lazy to google relevance but translation is iirc really expensive whereas deleting shit not so much. i mean idk anything abt how/what/how much has been cut but i can see that being both a) cheaper and b) quicker

i dont think is like snes ear nintendo i just think its sega rushing/doing the trans on the cheap *shrug* in the would i rather wait for the ~right~ version of the game vs getting the game at all/soon im usually predisposed to go with the latter

von Neu! man universe (Lamp), Thursday, 25 February 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I agree with his point but as with most Ashcraft articles, the only thing I end up taking away from it is that Brian Ashcraft should be dropped from a great height

he is like the worst writer ever. i know i've mentioned it before, but also 85% of his articles for kotaku are creepy thnigs about japanese soft-porn actresses, he reminds me of that shiroi basket shoes guy with the creepy flickr page.

on in the b.g. while you're grouting (stevie), Thursday, 25 February 2010 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Finally started Yakuza 2 last night (and played for a little over an hour - is it always that long between save points? I think in the first one you could save at phone booths?) I know they did it to save money, but the decision to stick with the Japanese language track was the best thing to happen with this game - it really adds to the atmosphere. I was also surprised to actually be into the story (so far)... that just happens so rarely with games it's sort of shocking. On the negative side, the way the camera works in these games still kind of annoys me, especially in those awkward moments when you take a few steps and it has to load a new angle or whatever. And I still feel like the brawling in 3d is just a little more clunky then it should be - game would benefit from a Demon's Souls style lock-on maybe. Anyhow, definitely looking forward to playing some more over the weekend.

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 26 February 2010 16:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, the story is surprisingly engaging and well written

Hideous Lamp (cozen), Friday, 26 February 2010 17:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

that whole game is just such a treat. definitely going to place in my top 3 when we get around to the PS2 poll.

/no cobo (jamescobo), Friday, 26 February 2010 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Here's a new, long trailer for Yakuza 4 (out in March in Japan, I think?), mostly focusing on the side games you can play in the game...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNd9HlQ_OwY

Jeff LeVine, Saturday, 27 February 2010 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

In Yakuza 2, I dig how there are so many different shops and places you can go in and do all kinds of crazy stuff, even though a lot of that stuff isn't very compelling, like all the different restaurants with 20-30 item menus or the super basic UFO catcher games in the arcade. It's just cool it's there, it's some of what was missing from GTA IV. I did get to a mahjong parlor, but got too intimidated looking through the massive instructions to even try to play the game (though I'd like to learn some day). Definitely not bothered if it got cut from 3 for the English re-release. Played a little blackjack though in the weird bummy hangout place, which was fun. Gotta figure out how to get back there. Still can't quite get used to the layout of the areas and navigating around is annoying (especially compared to recent GTA games, which are obviously much bigger). Also don't like the quick time events - they come up so fast they always catch me by surprise and I almost always fail. I've gotten used to the brawling though.

Jeff LeVine, Monday, 1 March 2010 21:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

You dudes are really whetting my appetite for this game! Well, the first one.

Nhex, Monday, 1 March 2010 21:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

didn't realise resonance of fate was sega too; life in the ol' dog yet

Hideous Lamp (cozen), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 14:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hello, how can I help you sir?
I need to hire some hard ass motherfuckers, some guy called Kazuma has really pissed me off!
I think we can accomodate you sir.
Are their asses hard?
The hardest sir...

Hideous Lamp (cozen), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 22:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGkQTUQq3vQ

/no cobo (jamescobo), Monday, 8 March 2010 21:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

"...i just can't believe this is happening.... this is disgusting. I don't even think they're looking at the comments I'm posting! Fans are exploding! To me it's a kick in the balls!"

forksclovetofu, Monday, 8 March 2010 22:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

kohta-cue

/no cobo (jamescobo), Monday, 8 March 2010 22:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have hard time believing that vid is real & true in its emotions

Lamp, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 02:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

james can you post a pic of the plaque you made

cozen, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 09:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

j/k what's that kid's deal anyway?

cozen, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 09:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

sooooooo....

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 13 March 2010 06:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

yup, how is it?

cozen, Saturday, 13 March 2010 23:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

what a disaster for ps3

ade or nabisco - i get em confused (stevie), Sunday, 14 March 2010 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

great but starts A LOT slower than Yakuza 2

Contemplative Punk (jamescobo), Sunday, 21 March 2010 22:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

missed opportunity not letting u play yakuza 2 as one of the mini-games

Lamp, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

The most fun I've had doing chores for children ever.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 22 April 2010 11:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

yakuza 3 is massive, despite the cuts

the poster below this is an A-voter (cozen), Sunday, 2 May 2010 10:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

this game is great but it doesn't half start v.slowly

and yeah I'd like to bonk a lady but I can hardly complain about cuts with only 2% complete after 5 hours played ^^;

cozen, Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Surprising news!

http://blogs.sega.com/europe/2010/06/08/iamkazuma/#more-2366

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 14:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

Huh! I guess 3 did all right over here.

Nhex, Tuesday, 8 June 2010 14:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

good news

bring on the kenzan

flamelurker (cozen), Tuesday, 8 June 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

We’d also like to confirm what we feel is important news for our fans: the Hostess Clubs will be returning in Yakuza 4!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/06/11/yakuza-4-coming-exclusively-to-ps3-in-spring-2011/

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 11 June 2010 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

I take full credit for this btw

but where's my parade

Can the XBox 360 endure a virgin birth? (jamescobo), Friday, 11 June 2010 21:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks cobo, appreciate it

EVALUATION COPY (cozen), Friday, 11 June 2010 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/08/10/yakuza-3-review.html

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 16:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Of the three reviewers, only Kuroishi manages to play it all the way to the end. Two of the three are missing their pinkies — in the old days, when a yakuza or his subordinates screwed up, they chopped off pinkies as an act of atonement — and this seems to affect their gameplay.

are you some kinda rap version of marc loi (stevie), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 16:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ironically, the sections that Shirokawa seemed to enjoy the most were cut out of the US version: mahjong, the sexual massage parlor, and the hostess clubs. After I explain to him what Sega cut from the US version, he said: アメリカ版を買った奴がかわいそうだ。セガUSAが最低だね.(Translation: I feel sorry for the people who bought the American version. SEGA USA sucks.)

8o---e*.\\\||///.*ə---o8 (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 10 August 2010 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hahaha so desperate!

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 18:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

http://img.game.co.uk/images/content/SpecialEditions/Yakuza4.jpg

I never pre-order games at full price but I feel like I should make an exception for this. Played Yakuza 3 for hours, and still nowhere near doing all of it.

oppet, Saturday, 12 February 2011 11:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

I broke down and got a British buddy to preorder one & mail it to me; for some reason GAME was being an ass and wouldn't let me place a preorder. all worth it for STEELBOOK~ though.

"earth of the butt" (jamescobo), Monday, 14 February 2011 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

^^^ this just showed up! if anyone else in this stupid country gave a fuck about this magnificent series I would be a bragging-ass jamescobo right about now

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 22:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah? if this series is so good then why doesn't anyone I know lend me a PS3 so I can play this game ;_;

Postmodern Bourbon Development (Will M.), Thursday, 24 March 2011 07:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

if it makes you happy james you can mad brag to me b/c I am jealous of your Yakuza 4 haves. I will acquire it soon. What extra content is in the "Kuro" edition?

lightning wrangler extraordinaire (Matt D), Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

the same DLC available on the NA release. I'm not going to lie, I got it pretty much just for the steelbook because that thing looks fucking BOSS. price ended up being around $60 w/ shipping (i.e. approximately what I would have paid for the non-steelbook NA version) so I just said fuck it.

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

speaking of steelbooks I really wish I could find a copy of the Vanquish steelbook SE but I only ever see Xbox copies turn up on ebay

the pussy/butthole addendum (jamescobo), Thursday, 24 March 2011 17:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

started a new game of Yakuza 3 over the weekend and completely lost it at the guy who picks a fight with you over his cat; "GET AWAY FROM MY PUSSY-WUSSY" is almost certainly the greatest line in a video game since "I peacocked your mom"

you penis-curling she-devils (jamescobo), Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

HD

am0n, the road to nowhere (cozen), Friday, 13 July 2012 20:06 (six years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

having never really played any of these (a few mins, maybe, of whichever one was released for free on ps plus for ps3 a few months ago... 0 maybe?) but i just picked up Kiwami because the remake of the 1st game seems like as good a place as any to start. excited to report back with my joy as it unfolds.

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Do that

calstars, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

last night i got my first chance to play this game for more than a few mins at a time and boy is it fun and full of memorable stuff. the point where i was like "ok i'm gonna like this" is when i got my heat meter up (which allows kinda finishing moves), grabbed a bicycle, and smashed it over a guy's head, causing me to cackle uncontrollably. the finishers are fucking hilarious. i stuck an orange in a guy's mouth and stepped on his head. i spent like 10 seconds pouring a full kettle of hot water on a dude. and that's before the weird non-combat shit, like meeting a 40-year old circuit racing fan and agreeing to help ihm find a protege or something. this is fucking delightful

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:22 (six months ago) Permalink

It’s such a great series. Currently playing 6 and finally know how to play mahjong Japanese style, so completely obsessed with that. I don’t know what I’ll do when Kiwami 2 comes out in August - finally play Dead Souls? Nah. People are always like “play Sleeping Dogs” but there’s not really that much in common afaict - Yakuza series is all about the fun and/or weird.

There are some amazing heat moves - personally a fan of the pliers and the portable heater. 5 has the best bike heat move ever.

gyac, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:32 (six months ago) Permalink

or the fact that there's inexplicably like 30 real liquors in this game you can drink and the bartender talks about how they all taste. kiryu had a laphroaig 10 year yesterday and he told me about its signature smoky taste

xp sleeping dogs is very good but not at all the same imo. doesn't have that weird undercurrent of "is this kusoge?" - it is very much trying to be john woo presents grand theft auto, and succeeds to a limited extent. much more driving as i remember for example. it has its own charm but it's a different kind of charm.

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:38 (six months ago) Permalink

I’m sure I drink more whiskey than I used to because of those delicious descriptions! The games are so full of product placement, including some real shops and restaurants, but it adds to the feeling of authenticity which I suppose is an odd thing to value in a series where you can fight bears and pirate ghosts. There are also guest actors, although none are amazing as Beat Takeshi (in 6).

The minigames are incredible and varied - it’s so easy to just ignore the main story til you feel like returning to it and just spend ages doing karaoke/koi koi/running your cabaret club.

gyac, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:44 (six months ago) Permalink

i'm excited to dig into that stuff! also in yakuza 6 there's a bunch of new japan wrestlers so i'm very excited to play *checks notes* the five OTHER games i need to before i get to that one

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:01 (six months ago) Permalink

Yeah there’s a lot of good stuff in there for fans - needless to say, you can fight them all (as well as recruiting them for your own gang)

gyac, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:40 (six months ago) Permalink

i'm excited to dig into that stuff! also in yakuza 6 there's a bunch of new japan wrestlers so i'm very excited to play *checks notes* the five OTHER games i need to before i get to that one

― challops trap house (Will M.)

I good and bad news for you, Will:

Good: kiwami is regarded as one of the weakest entry in the series, understandable as it's only a slgightly improved remake of 1, so you're probably in for a treat

Bad: these are loooong games and fatigue might set in rather easily if you try to marathon, I suggest going straight for 6 or whichever you prefer otherwise you might not see the end of it this decade

I'm now partway through 5, at one time one of the playable characters escapes from prison and watches a "have you seen this man?" newscast in a giant screen in the city he's hiding: "Better lay low", he says; 15 minutes later he's fist-fighting a bear in a shopping mall as part of a sidequest.

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink

oh knowing me i won't get to 6 by 2020 but i'm ok with that!

omg this game has bear fighting i cant wait

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 21:39 (six months ago) Permalink


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