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konnichiwa said:
I also would go with Yakuza 0 first.

Both are amazing, but the timeline... yeah, Yakuza Zero is the first ^^ 1988, Japan.  Then Yakuza1.

I played in the past Y1 and love the series now. But for Newcomer, Yakuza Zero is the best start in my opinion.



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method114 said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:

I'm all for welcoming opposing opinions but when you've only played 2 out of 7 games and say "don't listen to him" regarding which order to paly them in it's kind of hard to take you seriously.

That's fine but there is a key reason I would play 0 before 1 and 2-7 couldn't possibly change that. 

Spoiler!
IMO 0 sets up the relationship between you and Nishiki and makes 1 so much better because of it. Trying to imagine playing 1 without knowing the real bond you have with Nishki just doesn't make 1 nearly as good as it was playing it after 0. Sega just did a magnificent job at setting up 1 with 0. I couldn't stop rushing through the story in 1 because I wanted to know what happened to my boy Nishki. It wouldn't have meant as much to me without 0.

Now if you have reasons for why the original way is better I'm willing to listen to them. Also almost everyone recommend playing 0 first. From gaming websites to reddit. It's the most common choice. They even did a poll and 0 won with 60% of the votes. Also when you say it's the intended order did you read something straight from dev or are just assuming that's the case because of the order they were released?

I haven't played Kiwami myself (but have seen it played by a friend), but two big reasons make 0 a bad place to start if you're looking to play through the whole series IMO. The first one is the gameplay will spoil you, and you will expect a lot of features and functions that simply aren't there. This is somewhat mitigated if you play Kiwami and Kiwami 2, but it'll feel even worse when you get to Yakuza 3 at that point.

The second, and much more major one, is something I won't go into too deeply because I don't want to spoil anyone, is Majima's character. Since you've reportedly only played 0 and Kiwami and started with 0, you probably don't understand how much you're missing of Majima and his development by seeing him in 0's light first. It's a massive disservice to anyone experiencing the series IMO.

As for the points you brought up, all of this is experienced just fine by playing 1 as it is. I had the exact same feeling you did without playing 0 first, because the story engrosses you immediately and establishes the bond very strongly. That doesn't disappear if you haven't played 0. 0 didn't exist when I played it and I felt all that urgency just fine.

0 also has a ton of references and easter eggs to later games which anyone who starts with it won't understand at all.

It's definitely possible to start with 0, and SEGA took care to make sure that it is a viable starting point for anyone who wants to get into the series, but I'd say that anyone who does so is doing themselves big harm storywise, and making it more difficult mechanically to enjoy 3 and 4 after it.



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Xxain said:
I did not see Dragon's Crown. Liars!

I saw it for PS3 before I was aware there was a reason for this big sale. Can't speak for PS4.



Majin-Tenshinhan said:
method114 said:

That's fine but there is a key reason I would play 0 before 1 and 2-7 couldn't possibly change that. 

Spoiler!
IMO 0 sets up the relationship between you and Nishiki and makes 1 so much better because of it. Trying to imagine playing 1 without knowing the real bond you have with Nishki just doesn't make 1 nearly as good as it was playing it after 0. Sega just did a magnificent job at setting up 1 with 0. I couldn't stop rushing through the story in 1 because I wanted to know what happened to my boy Nishki. It wouldn't have meant as much to me without 0.

Now if you have reasons for why the original way is better I'm willing to listen to them. Also almost everyone recommend playing 0 first. From gaming websites to reddit. It's the most common choice. They even did a poll and 0 won with 60% of the votes. Also when you say it's the intended order did you read something straight from dev or are just assuming that's the case because of the order they were released?

I haven't played Kiwami myself (but have seen it played by a friend), but two big reasons make 0 a bad place to start if you're looking to play through the whole series IMO. The first one is the gameplay will spoil you, and you will expect a lot of features and functions that simply aren't there. This is somewhat mitigated if you play Kiwami and Kiwami 2, but it'll feel even worse when you get to Yakuza 3 at that point.

The second, and much more major one, is something I won't go into too deeply because I don't want to spoil anyone, is Majima's character. Since you've reportedly only played 0 and Kiwami and started with 0, you probably don't understand how much you're missing of Majima and his development by seeing him in 0's light first. It's a massive disservice to anyone experiencing the series IMO.

As for the points you brought up, all of this is experienced just fine by playing 1 as it is. I had the exact same feeling you did without playing 0 first, because the story engrosses you immediately and establishes the bond very strongly. That doesn't disappear if you haven't played 0. 0 didn't exist when I played it and I felt all that urgency just fine.

0 also has a ton of references and easter eggs to later games which anyone who starts with it won't understand at all.

It's definitely possible to start with 0, and SEGA took care to make sure that it is a viable starting point for anyone who wants to get into the series, but I'd say that anyone who does so is doing themselves big harm storywise, and making it more difficult mechanically to enjoy 3 and 4 after it.

Ok fair enough like you said I haven't played all the games so you could be right. I'm slowly making my way through the series don't want to get burnt out on them. I've heard the gameplay issue you've brought up from other people online to. This one doesn't bother me as much because honestly I don't really care about the gameplay in these games. The story is all I care about. It's very well done in these games. It'll be interesting to see what you mean about Majima though.



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KazumaKiryu said:
in february, yakuza ps4-collection with yakuza 3-5 are coming guys

Hope for a PC version.



Random_Matt said:
KazumaKiryu said:
in february, yakuza ps4-collection with yakuza 3-5 are coming guys

Hope for a PC version.

All Yakuza-Games are on PS4 incl. "Judgement", Yakuza 7 and Shenmue 1-3 :) And Samurai-Yakuza Ishin(but only with japan import) ^^
My motto: Lifetime is too valuable, enjoy every moment and dont wait with uncertainty : D These low prices are really great.

edit. There are so many big PS4-Games you will never play on pc (the JRPG-Masterpiece Persona 5, The Last of Us, Uncharted Games, Ghost of Tsushima in future ect), maybe its time for you :)

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KazumaKiryu said:
Random_Matt said:

Hope for a PC version.

All Yakuza-Games are on PS4 incl. "Judgement", Yakuza 7 and Shenmue 1-3 :) And Samurai-Yakuza Ishin(but only with japan import) ^^
My motto: Lifetime is too valuable, enjoy every moment and dont wait with uncertainty : D These low prices are really great.

0,1 and 2 are on steam, sure the rest will follow.



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Regarding the whole Yakuza order thing, I'm currently playing 5, I've only played 3-5, and my intended order is;

3, 4, 5, 0, 1, 2, 6

Basically for me it's the PS3 trilogy, followed by the prequel trilogy, and finish it off with a proper ending in 6