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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #180 on: January 23, 2018, 05:01:55 PM »

I mean what does Kiwami change about the story? The main cutscenes are all the same. To the point of using the same rigging.  I plan to play Kiwami after 0, but I can't see either as being a bad start.

afaik some side quests are added/changed to directly reference stuff from 0. Also they added a bunch of scenes for Nishiki's change into what he is in Kiwami.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #181 on: January 23, 2018, 05:44:16 PM »
Where's the Kiwami 2 localisation announcement :shaq2 Guess they are waiting to avoid people skipping 6 for it. Which is what I planned to do :yeshrug

Iím more excited for the fist of the North Star localization.., Iíll be pissed if we donít get this but got that shitty musou

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #182 on: February 21, 2018, 05:30:35 PM »
The demo for Hokuto ga Gotoku (Fist of the North Star) hits the Japanese Playstation Store later today.

AWWW YEAH.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #183 on: February 21, 2018, 06:26:24 PM »
YES YES YES YES

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #184 on: February 21, 2018, 09:18:24 PM »
Can we downroad it in the us?

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« Reply #185 on: February 22, 2018, 11:52:32 AM »
Can we downroad it in the us?
With a Japanese psn account you can, not sure if there's any restrictions like needing PS+.

Nope. If you can navigate the Japanese store it's free to download.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #186 on: February 26, 2018, 05:47:13 PM »
Yakuza 6 demo 37 GB WUT
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #187 on: February 26, 2018, 10:26:39 PM »
Yakuza 6 demo 37 GB WUT

Hard to fit all that awesome into anything smaller

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #188 on: February 27, 2018, 11:30:04 AM »
Yakuza 6 demo 37 GB WUT

Hard to fit all that awesome into anything smaller

The series is bursting at the seams with awesome, but it's just lazy on Sega's behalf.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #189 on: February 27, 2018, 12:24:12 PM »
they just had you download the whole map or something?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #190 on: February 27, 2018, 12:27:57 PM »
Apparently it's huge because it's a big chunk of the game that you can play through and use your save on the full version when it comes out later.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #191 on: February 27, 2018, 03:01:12 PM »
Yeah, you're downloading the whole game with most of it locked out. Super lazy.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #192 on: February 27, 2018, 04:56:38 PM »
Yeah, you're downloading the whole game with most of it locked out. Super lazy.

Normally I get really worked up about calling out devs as lazy, but your assessment is accurate AF.

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« Reply #193 on: February 27, 2018, 06:27:06 PM »
Yeah, you're downloading the whole game with most of it locked out. Super lazy.

Normally I get really worked up about calling out devs as lazy, but your assessment is accurate AF.

Yeah, I don't use it lightly. Curious if the download size sways people from giving it a shot.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #194 on: February 27, 2018, 06:49:42 PM »
So Sega accidentally uploaded the full game, not the demo. Whoops.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #195 on: February 27, 2018, 07:08:10 PM »
really or j/k?

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« Reply #196 on: February 27, 2018, 07:23:51 PM »
really or j/k?

Really. They've pulled the demo down but Tweeted about it.

I've got it on my PS4, will be interesting to see what happens. I've also got the game preordered via Amazon. Physical media for life.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #197 on: February 27, 2018, 08:39:27 PM »
god dammit i passed on it because I was lazy and now I missed out
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« Reply #198 on: February 27, 2018, 09:20:41 PM »
Good. Give them your money. That way we get Kiwami 2 and Hokuto.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #199 on: February 27, 2018, 10:18:44 PM »
That hokuto shit looks like way too much effort was put into it not to localize.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #200 on: February 27, 2018, 10:44:10 PM »
That's crazy, was about to ask if they can patch a demo 

Is there anything they can really do at this point

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #201 on: February 27, 2018, 11:02:51 PM »
That's crazy, was about to ask if they can patch a demo 

Is there anything they can really do at this point

They can revoke the license for the download.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #202 on: February 28, 2018, 07:52:26 AM »
The demo is still up on UK and AU PSN.  Hokuto has a demo up (J-PSN) too, BTW.

Was going to post yesterday that I wondered if it might be possible for someone to get into the full game...and Sega made it easy to do so.  :lol
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #203 on: February 28, 2018, 09:11:00 AM »
Only the American version seems to have had the flaw. Hm. So someone basically just upload the wrong files? :doge

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #204 on: February 28, 2018, 11:07:56 AM »
Just checked my download, yep, it's the full game.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #205 on: February 28, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
Playing completely offline a few dozen hours for a free game doesn't sound so bad

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #206 on: February 28, 2018, 01:02:12 PM »
Sega still hasn't said anything. They could either:

1. Patch it and remove the full game.
2. Let those who downloaded it keep it.
3. Push up the release of the full game.

I kinda hope the move up the release, but not sure if that's realistic.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #207 on: February 28, 2018, 02:13:51 PM »
 :kobeyuck

It's not like 6 had it easy to begin with, considering that its advanced point in the story might scare off new Y0 players. And other core players might want to skip it until Kiwami 2 comes... So this doesn't exactly help the game either.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #208 on: February 28, 2018, 08:43:46 PM »
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #209 on: March 01, 2018, 09:01:00 AM »
I wish they would just push up the release date since itís clearly done :-/.

The whole thing makes me wonder if the game is pushed back because of delays manufacturing the tstochkes for the song of life/special edition.

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #210 on: March 01, 2018, 11:05:27 AM »
Yeah, release the game. I played through the first two chapters, it's done.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #211 on: March 01, 2018, 12:32:14 PM »
licenses were removed; party's over
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #212 on: March 01, 2018, 12:45:04 PM »
My PS4 is offline. Party continue?

I found GET SOME MILK in manly Yakuza font hilarious.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #213 on: March 01, 2018, 12:57:26 PM »
I wish they would just push up the release date since itís clearly done :-/.

The whole thing makes me wonder if the game is pushed back because of delays manufacturing the tstochkes for the song of life/special edition.

Yeah, WTF?  There's no reason for a delay here.  They probably also lost some sales because of people who got the unlocked game and kept their PS4s offline.  Apparently some crazy people have already finished it.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #214 on: March 01, 2018, 01:00:25 PM »
Releasing three days before God of War sounds like a terrible idea. I wonder if it's something to do with the limited edition bonus shit.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #215 on: March 01, 2018, 01:01:07 PM »
sounds like a terrible idea.

New slogan for Sega Of America.

They do some questionable things.  Like when they released Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax right around the time the updated version came out in Japan.  WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #216 on: March 01, 2018, 04:11:09 PM »
Releasing three days before God of War sounds like a terrible idea. I wonder if it's something to do with the limited edition bonus shit.

Iíll buy both, God of War to blaze through and trade asap, Yakuza to savor like a fine wine.

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« Reply #217 on: March 01, 2018, 04:31:18 PM »
I'm totally indifferent to God of War. I've got Ni no Kuni II, Yakuza 6 and Super Robot Wars X to keep me busy this Spring.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #218 on: March 02, 2018, 03:19:42 PM »
Went back online and deleted the game from my HDD. Made it about halfway through chapter 3, really enjoyed what I played.

Remembered that I never played through the copy of Ishin I bought with my PS4 a couple years ago, so I can do that while wait.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #219 on: March 02, 2018, 04:46:16 PM »
Don't remind me of Ishin.  :mjcry

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« Reply #220 on: March 02, 2018, 05:49:24 PM »
Don't remind me of Ishin.  :mjcry

Kenzan still has my favorite opening song from the whole series. Too bad Ishin didn't have something similar.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #221 on: March 05, 2018, 11:13:27 AM »
So I finally finished 0 last night and man it was a great ride.

I think the character development wth Majima fell flat though. I havenít played any other Yakuza games, but Iím not really looking forward to bowl cut fekkit Majima. Suave pimp Majima is where itís at. I also didnít really understand why he was calling that dude that was watching him Sama or Chama at the end.  Like, that dude threatened to kill him multiple times and like tortured him with a bat and shit and then at the end of the game heís like ďyou taught me a lot, bro-chama!Ē

Maybe itís just like life where people change and itís not always logical. Or maybe I need to be Japanese for it to make sense.

Overall I am pretty excited for 6 though, and want to go back to Kiwami at some point too.

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« Reply #222 on: March 05, 2018, 11:22:14 AM »
Playing 0 first seems like a really weird decision. I feel like it loses a ton of the weight that you'd get out of it by at least playing the first game.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #223 on: March 05, 2018, 12:37:29 PM »
0 comes before 1!

I still really enjoyed it. I think i read somewhere that it was a great jumping on point which is why I made the decision.

Also that kiwami felt sort of dated on account of it being a remake of a PS2 game. Tbh, if it really feels that dated I probably would never get through kiwami without playing a more ďmodernĒ one first.

I might try to blaze through kiwami before 6. If I skip a lot of the side shot, maybe I can finish it fairly quickly.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 12:41:38 PM by kingv »

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« Reply #224 on: March 05, 2018, 12:43:12 PM »
Gonna try to plow through Ishin while my wife is out of town this week. Definitely going to miss the wild style sword/gun fighting style once we get back to 6. Hehe.

0 comes before 1!

And was made after 1! I can't imagine playing through Zero without already knowing who Kiryu and Majima are, the point is to see where they came from. Plus, Zero is a much bigger game with more bells and whistles, better gameplay, etc. Even in it's Kiwami iteration it would be a bit lackluster to play the first game after. It won't ruin anything, just seems odd to play a prequel first that's meant to played later.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #225 on: March 05, 2018, 01:51:03 PM »
Does Ishin have English subtitles?

I didnt think that one was localized, and I donít speak Japanese.

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #226 on: March 05, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
Does Ishin have English subtitles?

I didnt think that one was localized, and I donít speak Japanese.

Ishin and Kenzan don't have any English whatsoever. There are really well put together and helpful walkthroughs for them if you'd like to play them, though.

I played the first two Yakuza games in English on the PS2, but then when Sega was dragging their feet on releasing them here, I started importing the games. 6 is the first game I'm playing in years in English, just to support their localization efforts. I've got the English releases of Zero and Kiwami, but played them both in Japanese earlier.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #227 on: March 05, 2018, 09:48:42 PM »
Learning Japanese to play video games... down that path lies madness :-)

I just started kiwami. Figure I need to bang out what I can before 6 drops.

Against my better judgment I think I may actually buy the special edition of 6.


Oh shit, justice kazzy in the grey suit with a gun next to that dead dude from Dohima family, or whatever the fuck.


Edit: after running into Majima... I still donít think they sell the transition into the mad dog of Shimano. Yakuza 0 Majima is better IMO, at least so far.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #228 on: March 05, 2018, 11:10:25 PM »
Tried the Hokuto Ga Gotoku demo and really, really liked the battle system- it's like a fusion of the Hokuto Musou games and Yakuza together, with super-stylish (albeit possibly repetitive) gory finishers.  The game looks fantastic, too- they went for a cel-shaded style and it just pops off the screen.

Checked and...this is out on Thursday!?  OK, ordered.  Ya got me, Sega. 

EDIT: Cleared the initial story segment and you get a working dune buggy that you can take and race or opt to leave the city and go drive around (complete with radio- listening to Super Monkey Ball music! :rofl) what appears to be a pretty big outside area.  I dunno if it's open world or not but it has that scale initially.  Got rammed by thugs and this shifted to a fight that had enough enemies on-screen to be like a musou game.  You want to talk crowd-clearing moves?  How about digging your hand into a dude's head and then spinning him around to knock all the other thugs away!   :lol  This is fucking awesome. :bow2
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #229 on: March 05, 2018, 11:38:03 PM »
Fuuuuuck.

I really hope they localize that shit. Hokuto is probably my favorite anime series.

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« Reply #230 on: March 05, 2018, 11:42:15 PM »
Fuuuuuck.

I really hope they localize that shit. Hokuto is probably my favorite anime series.

Speculation is that this has less of a chance of localization because it's not a mainline Yakuza game and poor sales for the second Ken's Rage game that Koei put out.  I hope this is wrong and it gets a localization, because this is fun as hell.  I didn't even finish the demo...seems like there's more to do after you start driving around. 
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #231 on: March 05, 2018, 11:54:20 PM »
Kens rage 2 was garbage though, which is why it sold poorly.

It was basically a rehash of the first one and reviewed terribly.

It seems like localizing it to at least English is a no brained. A translation maybe costs a couple hundred grand or 1 million tops?

I feel like just about any yakuza team game will sell 100K on reputation alone. Heck do digital only if you must.

The game looks like it is pretty high production values from the trailer, so Iím hoping this means that localization will is planned.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #232 on: March 06, 2018, 12:05:44 AM »
Ken's Rage 2 is kind of different than the original.  The first game tried doing some new things with the musou formula and the second game, made by a different team (not even Omega Force IIRC) was more like a regular musou game with questionable quality.  I like the first game a lot more, although recently I did go back and try the second again and found it oddly better than I remembered it being...maybe because I knew what to expect.

Anyway....yes, please localize this, Sega.  PLS.  Will happily sell off my import copy and buy an American copy.  :american
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #233 on: March 06, 2018, 12:07:54 AM »
This also serves as a reminder that I own every U.S. Yakuza game and have yet to play anything more than the first part of 0.  Something is wrong with me because these games look so awesome. 
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #234 on: March 06, 2018, 12:21:15 AM »
Dude, you can talk to a chick who sells her panties and coach a dominatrix and jerk off to porno.

Play that shit!

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #235 on: March 06, 2018, 07:26:36 AM »
Dude, you can talk to a chick who sells her panties and coach a dominatrix and jerk off to porno.

Play that shit!

Oh, so it's a realistic simulation game.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #236 on: March 06, 2018, 08:09:47 AM »
Oh yeah there is also a dude who runs around in his underwear that talks to you about beating the man ham, and which chicks are hot.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #237 on: March 06, 2018, 09:04:12 AM »
I bought Kiwami for cheapish on release then read that I should play 0 first as is a better game and ties into YK so I waited on a better price as wasn't really in a hurry.

I am about 10 hours into 0 and it's honestly the furthest I have ever gotten in a Yakuza game...played 1 for a bit back in the day and gave up due to jank iirc. It's pretty fucking dope! Whole thing is kind of a mess, but it's a mess I am appreciating so far.

I have dead souls and 5 I think, will have to look back on. Totally see myself getting 6 at some point, but will wait on a sale as I imagine i will be kinda burned out for a while (assuming I finish 0). :japancry

The only real complaint I have is the massive jump in amount of yens needed to unlock the skill wheel...guessing I start getting more money soonish? Wish CP was shared by both characters...

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #238 on: March 06, 2018, 11:38:57 AM »
There is a side game tha5 earns a ton of money quickly...but IMO Majimas is much better than kiryus.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #239 on: March 06, 2018, 01:46:19 PM »
Real estate has the way superior story though.