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« on: January 20, 2017, 09:43:37 AM »


https://twitter.com/LennyReviews/status/821224344089149440

Beat Yakuza 5 when it was free on PSN and I think I'll pick this up day 1. Who else is picking this up?
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 09:49:07 AM »
Yakuza 5 was free on PSN!?  :o  Fuck, I missed it.  :-\

I've got this pre-ordered.  Will be my first Yakuza game.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 10:00:39 AM »
I got in with 4 while 5 was the first one I played all the way through(4 came out when I was moving around a lot).

If I remember right remakes for the first and second game are planned, that'd be cool since I played around with the second many moons ago but never stuck with it for some reason.

What I love about the game is that it's basically a mixture of a billion Sega arcade games turned into a weird beat em up/RPG hybrid. There really is nothing like it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 10:13:36 AM »
sounds like shenmue

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 10:20:18 AM »
sounds like shenmue

but muuuuuuuch better gameplay wise.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 10:24:11 AM »
If I remember right remakes for the first and second game are planned, that'd be cool since I played around with the second many moons ago but never stuck with it for some reason.

1 has a remake that is getting an English release this summer on PS4.  Dunno if there's anything about 2 getting same treatment.

I have Yakuza 1 and 2 on PS2, but never played them.  I picked them up on the cheap before their prices starting skyrocketing.  Also had 3 briefly but sold it off after finding out that they cut content from the game.   ...And I wish I hadn't, because now I'd like to go back and get 3, 4, and Dead Souls for my collection.  Binary Domain, too, even though I have that on PC.

I tried to play 1 but did not want to play it dubbed, and then I did not want to start with 2 without having played 1.  I know they have big recap movies, but I still wanted to start from the beginning.  So perfect that there's 0 and then a remake of the original coming.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 10:27:15 AM »
Never played one but might give this a go, as its a prequel.

Its a brawler right?

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 10:27:39 AM »
So Yakuza 0 in a few days, Yakuza remake this summer, and then Yakuza 6 this time next year?

It's really strange that Sega of all companies is taking a chance on the series in the west. Not expecting to somehow start crushing buildings but I do hope for somewhat decent sales this go around.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 10:29:52 AM »
Never played one but might give this a go, as its a prequel.

Its a brawler right?

Long RPG brawler with lots of weird side quests(like the stuff I linked in the OP) and basically endless shit to do in between.

If you get bored, hit up the arcade in game and play some OutRun.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 10:38:31 AM »
only played 1, but it was basically a Sega open-world game. it was fucking great, aside from the load times. share) shame Sega never brought over the hd remasters of 1 and 2 bc their process are ridiculous now. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 01:17:02 PM »
I've played the first four games in the series and they are all great. They are very similar to each other though so it's good if you can space them out.

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 02:01:17 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 02:02:24 PM »
I want this real bad but can't afford it.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

I'll just hook up my ps3 and play yakuza 5 so i can pretend im playing it

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2017, 08:42:24 PM »
Kinda tempted to jump into this one because it's a prequel and I can play it without having to catch up (like the samurai ones).  Can't play the mainline ones until I catch up.  Still on  Yakuza 3 with mainline.  Maybe 2017 will be the Yakuza year of catching up.  Probably not.  :'(

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2017, 09:31:21 PM »
So Yakuza 0 in a few days, Yakuza remake this summer, and then Yakuza 6 this time next year?

It's really strange that Sega of all companies is taking a chance on the series in the west. Not expecting to somehow start crushing buildings but I do hope for somewhat decent sales this go around.
hell, they pretty much gave up on the series three times now. Y2 got a veeeery belated release (pretty much the last significant Western PS2 game, unless you're into weab shit), Y3 got an even more tardy release that only happened because Sega of America was shamed into it by Atlus offering Sega Japan a good deal for it, and Y5 only got translated for a digital only release because Sony America sponsored it. Which is how we're now three games behind Japan (only two pretty soon) just for PS4 released entries into the series. Aye yie yie.

But yeah, I love this series. If JRPG's were about badass gangsters, had contemporary settings, and 90's style beat-em-up gameplay, they'd all be like Yakuza. And the world would be a better place.

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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2017, 11:15:01 PM »
Don't forget Dead Souls being a complete flop.

...I loved Dead Souls though.  :'(

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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2017, 11:55:59 PM »
Haven't played a Yakuza game since the first one. Kinda interested.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2017, 12:37:55 PM »
TOMORROW, BITCHES!

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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2017, 01:31:54 PM »
It's a great game, too bad I bought it back in 2015 and already played through it.

Now that Sega is clearly supporting the series over here, I've stopped importing RGG games will buy them domestically starting with number 6.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2017, 04:51:14 PM »
I'M GOING HOME EARLY TOMORROW TO ROCK THIS HARD

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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2017, 09:37:12 PM »
Still need to beat 4 and 5 but using money to buy upgrades now is a great change

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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
Can't wait to play!

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2017, 09:29:56 AM »



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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2017, 06:42:34 PM »
I've always been curious about this series, and that OP twitter clip has me more interested than ever.  :doge


If I wanted to start with an older one, which one should I try?


Do any of the Japanese released games have English built-in?

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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2017, 07:07:16 PM »
This one's a prequel, and the remake of the first is coming out this summer. So you can basically jump in now.

Also, you live in Japan so you can already get both if you're fine with Japanese text.

EDIT: Just saw your question and nope, don't think so. All the hype for the series getting localized regularly makes me think that's definitely not a feature.
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2017, 07:24:29 PM »
Good point.


I can deal with spoken Japanese, and can muddle my way through a lot of reading, but it feels like homework.  :-\

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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2017, 08:06:36 PM »
only played the first one but from what I remember it had rpg amounts of text, although all the story scenes were voiced
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2017, 08:24:44 PM »
The first two had a lot of voiced cutscenes, but a lot of story sequences are just textboxes. Lots and lots of textboxes ticking out every letter, very much like an RPG. Plenty of side-quests, too.

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« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »
It's weird watching people talk but their lips don't move in 2017.
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2017, 07:28:10 AM »
Played through the first chapter last night.  Took a couple of hours.

This game very much a "1080P PS3 game."  The controls are a little too stiff and janky at times.  The environments have almost no interaction whatsoever.  You can't go into most of the stores. 

BUT THE GAME IS FUCKING AWESOME.   
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The story really drew me in and fighting is fun.  You have some brutal finishers and can switch fighting styles on the fly.  All over this!

Also holy crap at Kamurocho.  Sex shops and strip clubs everywhere.   :lol  It's clearly based on Kabukicho, lol.  I wonder how many English speakers playing the game will miss what the names of the shops and descriptions on fliers say, because none of it is translated.
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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2017, 08:03:27 AM »
Also holy crap at Kamurocho.  Sex shops and strip clubs everywhere.   :lol  It's clearly based on Kabukicho, lol.  I wonder how many English speakers playing the game will miss what the names of the shops and descriptions on fliers say, because none of it is translated.

I definitely will. If you see anything funny please post in the thread!

Also, am I reading the game wrong or is this basically the evolution of Shenmue? Except that it's fun and the story is actually interesting, lol.

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« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2017, 08:47:37 AM »
Also holy crap at Kamurocho.  Sex shops and strip clubs everywhere.   :lol  It's clearly based on Kabukicho, lol.  I wonder how many English speakers playing the game will miss what the names of the shops and descriptions on fliers say, because none of it is translated.

I definitely will. If you see anything funny please post in the thread!

Also, am I reading the game wrong or is this basically the evolution of Shenmue? Except that it's fun and the story is actually interesting, lol.

It does strike me as a better Shenmue, yeah. 

The funniest thing I've seen so far is when you do karaoke right at the beginning of the game.  The end is SO.  80s.   :lol
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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2017, 09:01:00 AM »
:rofl

Oh man I honestly wasn't expecting that. I was so focused on hitting the buttons and then I glance up and I'm like wtffff is going on lol.

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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 05:36:21 PM »
FUCK THIS GAME IS REAL GOOD

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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 08:09:31 PM »
This is PS4 only in the west, right? No PC or PS3? I haven't played a Yukuza game since beating the first on PS2. This looks like a good point to get back into the franchise.

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« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2017, 10:23:01 PM »
This game is good.
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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2017, 01:34:32 AM »
Fun fact that people forget:  The first Yakuza on PS2 had English voice acting for the western release.  And Goro Majima was voiced by Mark Hamill.  So if you've ever wondered what it would be like to hear Luke Skywalker call people "motherfucker" a lot, check it out.
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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2017, 03:06:44 AM »
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Since the first time I saw this, I've totally felt this single motion image defines the entire series in a nutshell.

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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2017, 07:23:23 AM »
This is PS4 only in the west, right? No PC or PS3? I haven't played a Yukuza game since beating the first on PS2. This looks like a good point to get back into the franchise.

PS4-only. 
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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2017, 11:13:44 AM »
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Yeah, loving the game. It put a big, huge, movie nerdy smile on my face when I saw this guy, Riki Takeuchi in the game. Love that guy. There's gotta be a bunch of gangster-associated actors in this thing that I don't recognize as readily, but Riki, he's hard to miss. But yeah, this game is friggin ace. Nothing else on the market like it.


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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2017, 11:42:12 AM »
Fun fact that people forget:  The first Yakuza on PS2 had English voice acting for the western release.  And Goro Majima was voiced by Mark Hamill.  So if you've ever wondered what it would be like to hear Luke Skywalker call people "motherfucker" a lot, check it out.

It also has Bill Farmer doing the voice of Date basically as Sam from Sam & Max.
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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2017, 12:00:41 PM »
wait this game has an English dub? it's got Japanese too right? i thought they had given up dubbing these games.
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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »
They're talking about the original Yakuza on PS2.
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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2017, 01:01:05 PM »
oh. yeah.
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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2017, 01:26:22 PM »
All right, I gotta have these games now, so Yakuzas 3, 4, and Dead Souls ordered.  Threw in Binary Domain too, because it was so cheap.  Actually both BD and Dead Souls are super-cheap new.  Had to pay $50 a piece for 3 and 4 though.  Figured I'd jump on them already since new copies seem to be getting harder to find.  I already have Yakuza 1 and 2 so that gives me the whole set of English-releases.  Not sure if I'm gonna bother with the two samurai games but I guess I can pick them up on the cheap next time I'm in Japan.  I wish Yakuza 5 wasn't digital-only.  :-\
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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2017, 01:30:03 PM »
You're gonna burn out fast.

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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2017, 01:54:40 PM »
I just want them for collecting purposes, although I do want to try Dead Souls.  I'm gonna play 0, Kiwami, and 6 on PS4.
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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2017, 01:56:54 PM »
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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2017, 02:01:20 PM »
3 starts really slow and you might be done with it there

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« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2017, 02:03:30 PM »
:piss collecting purposes  :piss2

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3 starts really slow and you might be done with it there

I had it back when it first came out.  Returned it because it was censored, lol.
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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2017, 02:31:00 PM »
Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 looking good.

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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2017, 10:31:58 PM »
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« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2017, 10:08:18 PM »
Yo this game is lit, played about 8 hours this afternoon, got through Chapter 3. It's like a sweet-ass JRPG, except the fantasy kingdom that you have to save is Japan, and instead of a legendary sword, you just punch everyone in the face.
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« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2017, 10:15:48 PM »
Escape back to glorious 1988 Nippon
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Amazon sold out!  Seems like the game is doing well!
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« Reply #55 on: January 30, 2017, 10:44:04 AM »
16 hours in and I've only just started Chapter 5; seems like this game is going to be pretty long. So far, I've been doing all the sidequests that I've come across, but apparently none of them are missable, which is good. And there's still so much side content that I haven't touched, like pocket car racing, weapon crafting, Climax Battles and I haven't even unlocked Real Estate/Cabaret Management yet. 
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« Reply #56 on: January 30, 2017, 02:31:51 PM »
Apparently there's a total of
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chapters. Holy shit.

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« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2017, 05:39:54 PM »
There's 100 sidequests and I think I've done around 25.
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« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2017, 09:45:58 AM »
Yo when

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the camera panned to Tachibana's bat tattoo

I marked the fuck out.

This game probably has the best plot of anything I've ever played (which is damning with faint praise, but you get the point)

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« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2017, 10:08:06 AM »
For all intents and purposes this is my first Yakuza game. Tried 4 but immediately said fuck this and checked out after watching the included recap vids.

Currently have played 70+ hours. Completed the real estate stuff, now working on Cabaret Club. I think I have about 6 chapters left.

This is a fun game  :)