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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #120 on: August 31, 2017, 09:52:17 AM »
Still really digging this, but it feels like they also inflated the amount of hit points bosses have. Boss fights go on forever.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #121 on: August 31, 2017, 11:05:54 AM »
yeah I'm only at the end of chapter 2 but I can't say I'm a big fan of the new stuff in the combat system. I'd still take it over the insane load times of the original. also, having only played 1 and 2, i gotta say holy shit this is a huge visual upgrade. fully adjustable camera, everything including interiors is rendered, and everything gets an animated cutscene. looks fucking great.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #122 on: August 31, 2017, 08:13:28 PM »
I am this close to saying fuck it and ordering Yakuza 1 - 4.  :-\

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #123 on: August 31, 2017, 08:24:43 PM »
have you played any of the series before?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #124 on: August 31, 2017, 08:41:38 PM »
have you played any of the series before?

Yes, didn't really like it until 0.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #125 on: August 31, 2017, 08:59:59 PM »
then why would you... i am confused
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #126 on: August 31, 2017, 09:14:39 PM »
Are the following missions still in the game?

My man Yuya's girlfriend mission which I won't spoil because it's god-tier

And the mission where the chick gets Kazuya drunk and steals his money? That was a major "holy shit" moment when the first game came out. Helps in that it's literally the first side mission you can run into.

Everyone who never played yakuza 1 please enjoy it. Have no idea what the fuck they've added to this game but 1 had the best side quests in the series, until 0 at least, and the previous two examples are reasons why.

Not interested in this as I've played yakuza 1 many time before to give a shit but I'll be getting Kiwami 2 because 2 is still the best game in the series.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #127 on: August 31, 2017, 09:38:57 PM »
then why would you... i am confused

I collect retro games.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #128 on: August 31, 2017, 09:50:28 PM »
Collectors are the morons who buy and keep games they don't like just to have it right?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #129 on: August 31, 2017, 10:27:41 PM »
Collectors are the morons who buy and keep games they don't like just to have it right?

Yeah, see, this is what I'm talking about.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #130 on: August 31, 2017, 10:48:35 PM »
Just commenting on Slime admitting he doesn't like yakuza but for some reason wants to collect yakuza
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #131 on: August 31, 2017, 10:51:27 PM »
Maybe hes just a bigger yakuza fan than you realize
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #132 on: August 31, 2017, 11:22:37 PM »
it's worth giving this one a shot. the biggest problem with the original was that it was barely able to run on a ps2. with that taken care of what you have is a fun as hell wild ride of a game. plus it's only $30 so why not
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #133 on: August 31, 2017, 11:23:47 PM »
Nah the biggest problem with the original was the combat system and long combat load times. That and the SHOTTEH FOCK OP voice acting, Mark Hammil aside. 2 fixed all three.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #134 on: September 01, 2017, 12:29:51 AM »
Majima Everywhere HALP chap 4. Rank E.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #135 on: September 01, 2017, 12:44:32 AM »
Right after that I went in to get a burger and he just showed up. After that was him jumping me when I walked past an alley, another where he jumped into some random brawl, and I see him walking around while doing side quests.

Do any sort of side activity and he's bound to show up.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #136 on: September 01, 2017, 12:45:47 AM »
Nah the biggest problem with the original was the combat system and long combat load times. That and the SHOTTEH FOCK OP voice acting, Mark Hammil aside. 2 fixed all three.

i was referring to the load times when I said the game barely worked. 30-60 loads of a random battle? no thanks. also almost forgot about the dub. I'd be tempted to consider it a positive, bc it's fucking hilarious.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #137 on: September 01, 2017, 12:50:06 AM »
Right after that I went in to get a burger and he just showed up. After that was him jumping me when I walked past an alley, another where he jumped into some random brawl, and I see him walking around while doing side quests.

Do any sort of side activity and he's bound to show up.

I forgot, I did that burger one immediately after.

I did advance the story by one mission, so maybe I'm on a Majima-less section. I haven't come across any new side quests either. I'll just finish the chapter.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #138 on: September 01, 2017, 01:46:19 AM »
Nah the biggest problem with the original was the combat system and long combat load times. That and the SHOTTEH FOCK OP voice acting, Mark Hammil aside. 2 fixed all three.

i was referring to the load times when I said the game barely worked. 30-60 loads of a random battle? no thanks. also almost forgot about the dub. I'd be tempted to consider it a positive, bc it's fucking hilarious.

Oh. The load times had nothing to do with being on ps2 is all I'm saying, given 2'z faster load times.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #139 on: September 01, 2017, 06:09:16 PM »


comparison between the original and remake starts at about 2:30
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #140 on: September 01, 2017, 07:52:36 PM »
Collectors are the morons who buy and keep games they don't like just to have it right?

Aren't you the dude who keeps buying Sonic games and posting diatribes on video game forums on how they're awful?

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Yakuza 0/Kiwami are cool; I want to give the old games another shot. Didn't know people would be so bothered by it, lol.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #141 on: September 01, 2017, 08:29:27 PM »
play yakuza 2

also how the FUCK do i do kiwami moves on bosses? i unlocked them for each of the styles, i change to whatever style corresponds with the steam the boss is letting out, and... nothing. no prompt, no move. really starting to piss me off bc some of the bosses are not easy.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #142 on: September 01, 2017, 09:14:15 PM »
The best ones are 2 and if you're willing to import, Kenzan.

I have no problem with collectors. Just found it odd going from "I've never liked a yakuza game before" to "I want to collect them" is all.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #143 on: September 02, 2017, 12:22:19 AM »
Majima Everywhere is getting old at Rank C. The fights just take too long at this point. He has too many hit point.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #144 on: September 02, 2017, 01:22:19 AM »
TVC, have you figured out to use the corresponding style for a heat move when he starts heating up? Boss fights were a lot easier once I figured that out.

also how the FUCK do i do kiwami moves on bosses? i unlocked them for each of the styles, i change to whatever style corresponds with the steam the boss is letting out, and... nothing. no prompt, no move. really starting to piss me off bc some of the bosses are not easy.

You need to be heated up yourself. When you're not you can do a quick combo or use a stamina item.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #145 on: September 02, 2017, 01:35:48 AM »
yeah i figured that out eventually. dunno why i was overlooking something so obvious. and for Goro just blast him with heat moves and he goes down in seconds. I'm not up to c level yet but as of now he barely counter attacks so I just wail on him to get it over with
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #146 on: September 02, 2017, 01:36:07 AM »
p. s. this game is fucking awesome
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #147 on: September 02, 2017, 02:07:45 AM »
TVC, have you figured out to use the corresponding style for a heat move when he starts heating up? Boss fights were a lot easier once I figured that out.

I did notice that, but it still seems to take forever, especially in rush style. Depending on how the next boss fight is, I may drop difficulty to combat the sponginess.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #148 on: September 02, 2017, 08:13:57 AM »
The best ones are 2 and if you're willing to import, Kenzan.

I have no problem with collectors. Just found it odd going from "I've never liked a yakuza game before" to "I want to collect them" is all.

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Yeah, except I never said that, lol. I didn't really like them until 0, which is fucking awesome. Plus I never played Yakuza 2 so that's a good place to start for me after Kiwami.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #149 on: September 02, 2017, 05:31:34 PM »
welp good to see the batting cage fight is still a Legendary Shit Battle. trying not to snap my controller
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #150 on: September 02, 2017, 06:58:45 PM »
Just beat it, 'twas great.

Now to do the substories and all the Majima stuff before I start Uncharted.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #151 on: September 02, 2017, 11:44:54 PM »
Was the final fight with
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nishiki and kiryu still hype
? That was the most hype fight in the game.

Also tell me about the Yuya girlfriend mission in the strip club :lol
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #152 on: September 03, 2017, 01:32:37 AM »
yo spoilers for the newbies
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #153 on: September 03, 2017, 02:55:47 AM »
Was the final fight with
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nishiki and kiryu still hype
? That was the most hype fight in the game.

Also tell me about the Yuya girlfriend mission in the strip club :lol

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Yep

It was as hilarious as you promised.

Oh and TVC, I just realized you have to unlock the prompts for boss fights. Hope that helps.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #154 on: September 03, 2017, 02:58:06 AM »
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #155 on: September 03, 2017, 03:25:56 AM »
finally beat the stupid batting cages FUCK THAT FIGHT JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. spammed healing potions and a three bit combo to win. super trash. also fuck the batting minigame too while we're at it bc it looks like it'll still be impossible in this version.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #156 on: September 03, 2017, 03:32:20 AM »
Uhhh...that fight owns. If it sucks in the remake then they fucked it up. Better than the bathhouse fight.

Never had a problem with batting cages in yakuza games.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #157 on: September 03, 2017, 03:44:08 AM »
i remember it being really hard in 1; i no the machines were turned on and the balls would knock you down? here it just sucks bc it's really hard to stun Goro and he starts busting out these combos that can do like 80% even when you're fucking blocking. plus he can dodge any of your openers so you can a. dosage while picking at his health for an hour or b. find one combo that works and cheese it while hoping for the best. trash fight thru and thru.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #158 on: September 03, 2017, 03:46:23 AM »
also wut @ the batting cages minigame. that part was legendary for fucking people over who wanted a perfect save. to get Haruka 's affinity to sss you had to do everything, including getting a perfect score in the cages. shit was maddening bc you needed like pixel perfect timing.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #159 on: September 03, 2017, 04:59:14 AM »
Fight was fine, not sure what you found so hard about it :yeshrug
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« Reply #160 on: September 03, 2017, 09:06:30 AM »
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #161 on: September 05, 2017, 12:00:54 PM »
I also didn't have any problems with the batting cage fight. Get gud.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #162 on: September 05, 2017, 12:02:08 PM »
Maybe the Yakuza series is too hardcore for you, have you tried Shenmue?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #163 on: September 05, 2017, 02:16:13 PM »
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #164 on: September 05, 2017, 09:02:16 PM »
i hate all of you

C'mon, PT! I quit the game, too. Let's start our own Yakuza… with blackjack and hookers!

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #165 on: September 05, 2017, 09:14:05 PM »
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #166 on: September 05, 2017, 09:22:21 PM »
being yakuza seems like hard work, plus i need my pinky finger so i can open bathroom doors. lets just sit around and drink yamazaki instead
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #167 on: September 05, 2017, 11:22:47 PM »
so where's Majima? i maxed out rank f and got a phone call saying he was hiding. haven't seen him for like the last 10 hours. wtf
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #168 on: September 05, 2017, 11:24:18 PM »
He's under a giant traffic cone near Smile Burger.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #169 on: September 05, 2017, 11:29:18 PM »
nevermind just checked a guide. never would have guessed bc i just assumed those giant traffic cones were some Japanese thing.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #170 on: September 06, 2017, 07:40:10 AM »
I finished up Zero. Ending was great, especially for Majima.
Passed Kiwami off to my girlfriend.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #171 on: September 08, 2017, 07:38:19 AM »
I just hit chapter 6 in Kiwami.  I'm having fun, but I don't think the game is nearly as engaging as Zero.  I might replay Zero if I get a chance in the future.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #172 on: September 08, 2017, 04:35:40 PM »
i hate that this doesn't have an auto-save. ps4 locked up on waking up and i lost an hour of progress. japan forever refusing to add simple qol additions to series ugh
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #173 on: September 09, 2017, 07:18:45 PM »
"I'm gonna do everything! platinum here I come!"
*plays one game of mahjong *
"yeah nevermind fuck this shit"
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #174 on: September 10, 2017, 04:33:23 AM »
"I'm gonna do everything! platinum here I come!"
*plays one game of mahjong *
"yeah nevermind fuck this shit"

Yeah, I gave my copy back to the gracious loaner on Friday night, bought him burgers and beers for his kindness. I'll admit, if I see it for ¥1500 down the line, I may bite — but when I came back to the game after a 3 week vacation, I was like:


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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #175 on: September 10, 2017, 11:17:13 AM »
I beat Kiwami.  It was good, but Zero is far, far better.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #176 on: September 10, 2017, 01:24:09 PM »
"I'm gonna do everything! platinum here I come!"
*plays one game of mahjong *
"yeah nevermind fuck this shit"

Yeah, I gave my copy back to the gracious loaner on Friday night, bought him burgers and beers for his kindness. I'll admit, if I see it for ¥1500 down the line, I may bite — but when I came back to the game after a 3 week vacation, I was like:

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oh don't get me wrong I still love the game. a good beat-em-up is as satisfying as a hot meal, and the open world stuff is prolly as close as I'll ever get to a vacation in Japan, so I'm having a ton of fun. just not enough to get good at fucking mahjong. that game has more ridiculous rules than Calvinball ffs.

I beat Kiwami.  It was good, but Zero is far, far better.

:( haven't played 0 yet but damn this game came out ten years ago so I wish ppl would go easier on it. it was flawed but still unlike anything else at the time. plus 0 apparently plays up the wacky stuff, which they deliberately tried to avoid a lot of in y1.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #177 on: September 11, 2017, 08:53:57 PM »
Girlfriend just finished the Majima Batting Cages fight and then triggered the Majima Everywhere event that I assume ties into it:
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #178 on: September 11, 2017, 09:43:53 PM »
She's quite literally playing this game for the sole reason of fighting Majima. She seeks him out at all times.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #179 on: September 11, 2017, 09:46:56 PM »
After having some trouble at first she's got super good at the combat. Way better than I ever did. She switches between styles with purpose and strategy instead of just stubbornly using one like I did in 0.
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