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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #540 on: January 06, 2019, 08:57:41 AM »
No  :hmph

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #541 on: January 06, 2019, 11:35:30 AM »
Got FotNS for $20 :hyper

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #542 on: January 09, 2019, 11:05:59 AM »
Tried out FoTNS Yakuza last night. Ended up playing like 3 hours. Seems pretty good! The RGG Studio really excels at engaging storytelling in these games. They always feel like TV shows where you wanna see the next ep for the main story. Combat seems solid brawler but watching the head explode animation for every grunt really bogs down the combat to the point where I just avoid doing insta-kill moves for grunts, but then the game wants you to do them to build your meter and score so blah. City also seems a lot weaker than a Yakuza city and camera in it is super jank. But still off the bat it seems like one of the better anime/manga games to date thanks to a good studio doing it.

Would love to see them do a Berserk game.

Also the saddest thing about FoTNS is I bought the Kiryu skin because since I don't know much about FoTNS (I've read maybe 20-30 chapters of the manga), with Kiryu's VA you can basically treat the game as Kiryu's adventure in the post-apocalypse. But maaaaan, that skin is so terrible. It doesn't fit the model at all and you get this weird long legged Kiryu that walks like a not-human-being. You'd think the studio that does nothing but make Kiryu Kazuma videogames every year would make an effort to make Kiryu look right in their game, but whoops, guess not!






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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #543 on: January 09, 2019, 12:27:17 PM »
Ah man. That Kiryu  skin is hilarious.

I played as the savior of the centuryís end, obviously, but didnít really consider that Kiryu would end up with Weirdo Fist of the North Star proportions.

Fotns was definitely the best Fist game ever made but probably the worst Yakuza. Whatís there is good, but just seems like it was really rushed...

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #544 on: January 09, 2019, 01:56:25 PM »
Fotns was definitely the best Fist game ever made but probably the worst Yakuza. Whatís there is good, but just seems like it was really rushed...

Yeah, I can definitely see that. Anime games are usually terrible, so even a weak Yakuza game is a pretty good manga/anime game!

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #545 on: January 09, 2019, 05:32:21 PM »
It's their animation budget. They altered their rig for Hokuto-no-Ken and would have to re-do all the animations for Kiryuu to avoid that effect you're seeing.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #546 on: January 20, 2019, 02:42:23 PM »
I picked up the PS4 port of Yakuza 4 to play down the line in a few months after I've cleared my backlog up some. Gave it a whirl just to see how it is and did the intro with Akiyama and uhhhhhh

-The music is crazy awesome jazz funk straight out of Cowboy Bebop
-While you're playing as Akiyama who fights with Capoeira style
-And is voiced by Koichi Yamadera who plays Spike in Cowboy Bebop

???

Seems way too on point to just be a coincidence. I am totally fine with 1/4th of Y4 being a Cowboy Bebop nod Yakuza game. Just kinda out of left field.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #547 on: January 21, 2019, 08:03:41 PM »
https://store.steampowered.com/app/834530/Yakuza_Kiwami/

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The PC version of Yakuza: Kiwami will launch via Steam on February 19.

[N]ow optimized for PC with 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, customisable controls and ultra-widescreen support.

https://gematsu.com/2019/01/yakuza-kiwami-for-pc-launches-february-19#bisTMuOV67J2U6TV.99

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #548 on: January 21, 2019, 08:07:11 PM »
Yakuza 0 [Steam version] is part of February's Humble Monthly, and you can get that and The Division [uPlay version] if you buy the upcoming bundle right now for $12:

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #549 on: January 21, 2019, 08:29:27 PM »
I'm playing Kiwami 2 and IT GOOD. Osaka looks awesome af.

The side stories seem to be really really really short tho.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #550 on: January 22, 2019, 07:51:41 AM »
I'm passing on getting a platty on 6. All that shit with finding the cats and what seems like half of the sub stories only getting triggered after getting various cat levels high enough is just not worth it to me.

Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #551 on: January 22, 2019, 12:20:32 PM »
I picked up the PS4 port of Yakuza 4 to play down the line in a few months after I've cleared my backlog up some. Gave it a whirl just to see how it is and did the intro with Akiyama and uhhhhhh

-The music is crazy awesome jazz funk straight out of Cowboy Bebop
-While you're playing as Akiyama who fights with Capoeira style
-And is voiced by Koichi Yamadera who plays Spike in Cowboy Bebop

???

Seems way too on point to just be a coincidence. I am totally fine with 1/4th of Y4 being a Cowboy Bebop nod Yakuza game. Just kinda out of left field.

Akiyama is an awesome character.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #552 on: February 03, 2019, 12:41:21 PM »
Yakuza 6 is $20 and Kiwami 2 is $30 at Best Buy this week.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #553 on: June 20, 2019, 11:01:59 AM »
Anyone know if Judgment is worth my time?
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #554 on: June 20, 2019, 11:45:04 AM »
Anyone know if Judgment is worth my time?

Supposed to be pretty fun- I just got a copy.  Someone on REEEEE was having a moral dilemma crisis over getting an early copy for $40 off an eBay seller.  I decided to try buying from the same seller and the game came via free FedEx overnight delivery.  Insane.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #555 on: June 20, 2019, 03:04:59 PM »
Is it kilamscloset or something like that? I might order. Seems too good to be true... but donít care if they fell off a truck or whatever.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #556 on: June 20, 2019, 04:08:18 PM »
Is it kilamscloset or something like that? I might order. Seems too good to be true... but donít care if they fell off a truck or whatever.

Yeah.  100% legit, surprisingly, lol.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #557 on: June 20, 2019, 11:09:37 PM »
Have much stuff to play right now, so just tried Judgment out and did the prologue chapter.  I really haven't played too much of Yakuza (I know, I know!) so apologies if some of this stuff appears in those games, but the gist of this game seems to be-

-"Open-world" type walking around, going into stores/arcades, etc.  Just like Yakuza.
-Battles that also play like Yakuza.  You have two fighting styles to choose from.
-Investigation segments where the camera goes into first-person and you need to focus on certain parts of the environment to find stuff.
-Following suspicious people of interest.  You can run after them, but anything that alerts them will fill up a bar, that once full, is the end of the mission.  You can stop and hide or appear to be doing other stuff on certain marked parts of the area.
-Chase segments where you hit buttons at the right times to dodge or go over/around stuff.

It's interesting to see a different take on the same game world as Yakuza.  Despite you being a P.I., it still feels a little too Yakuza-ish-- your partner is Ex-Tojo clan, lol.  Also for a guy who was supposed to be a hotshot popular lawyer, he sure seems fucking dumb- the story (This is right in the very beginning of the game) is that
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he got someone acquitted, which never happens, and then the guy turns around and murders his girlfriend and sets his apartment on fire.  Uh...hope this leads to something like that guy having been framed.   :P
  Wouldn't make much sense any other way I guess.

There's also three 2P-only minigames you can play from the main menu: Puyo Puyo (modern version), Fighting Vipers (Arcade), and VF5 Final Showdown (Arcade).  Am assuming you can play the CPU in-game.
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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #558 on: June 21, 2019, 08:45:18 AM »
I went ahead and ordered it.

Iíve got a few other games to finish up first (including kiwami 2, which Iím like halfway through) but $40 is a great price.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #559 on: June 21, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »
Guessing Iíll pick this up after Bloodstained despite playing 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 in the last 3 months.

Hopefully Sega prioritizes the 3-5 remasters in the West next so I can get around to playing 6 before it needs a remaster.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #560 on: June 21, 2019, 02:23:21 PM »
Hopefully Sega prioritizes the 3-5 remasters in the West next so I can get around to playing 6 before it needs a remaster.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #562 on: June 23, 2019, 03:22:02 PM »
Havenít played 6 but this feels like a massive step forward from Kiwami 2 in pretty much every aspect.

Story maybe isnít fair as K2 is working with old source material but this still feels like an improvement over the usual crime melodrama.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #563 on: June 23, 2019, 08:06:43 PM »
How is the combat?

I feel like the biggest thing not quite right in the dragon engine games so far. It just feels sort of sloppy with les options.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #564 on: Today at 02:45:44 AM »
Mandatory ďitís not 0Ē but Iím enjoying it more than K2. Thereís two styles with one being more AoE / crowd control and one better at single target but thereís an insane amount of Heat movies and the wall running adds some nice options.

Also thereís basically zero load in to the combat. You can pretty much just run up on a group of thugs and throw a punch. K2 had this weird ďcombat loadingĒ thing until the enemy title went away that this does not.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #565 on: Today at 10:29:00 AM »
The combat loading thing is annoying. Strangely it didnít really bother me Iím 6, but Iím very aware of it in K2.

Sounds like they are making some strides in the combat piece of the dragon engine. In K2 (and 6 even more so) I feel like the combat is very sloppy feeling and geared towards mostly being a button mashing brawler. Itís fine for what it is, but doesnít have a ton of depth. Mostly itís just grab a weapon and beat everybody with it.

Then when they try to have those epic one on one conflicts, the combat isnít well-suited to it at all. in Y0 you are unlocking cool combat options all the way through until almost the very end of the game, While in K2, itís like ďhere are 15 highly specific heat actions that require you to be right next to a specific NPC and then the other combat unlocks are sort of boring.

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Re: Yakuza thread of there's a game every couple of months
« Reply #566 on: Today at 11:14:16 AM »
K2 basically forced you into keeping decent weapons on Kiryu which I completely ignored in 0 and K1.

But yeah Judgment is definitely the game where RGGS has settled into the Dragon Engine and Iím enjoying it immensely. Shin Yakuza should be a blast at this rate.