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Do you love the Yakuza Series?

Yes 14 70.00%
 
Of Course 2 10.00%
 
I'm a soulless hater that doesn't like it =p 4 20.00%
 
Total:20
Pinkie_pie said:
I played them all except 3. I started with 4 because of ps plus and absolutely fell in love with it. I bought 5, 0, kiwami, 6 and kiwami 2 day one and enjoyed them all. Kiwami is my least favorite with 5 being my favorite. Dead souls never happened. Havent played 3 because i couldnt find it anywhere and its not on psn.

Be pleased that 3,4 have been remastered, 5 is going to be released very soon. So all will be in PSN very in probably 1-2 years.

V-r0cK said:
DonFerrari said:

What do you think of Dead Souls?

I can't even believe they basically released a Yakuza every 2 or 3 years, the game is great... and using same city, chars help a lot to reduce resources needed... if the appeal besides kamuracho looking like a real city (well to many hooligans for a real japanese city but ok) is the story they can keep the rest and do a fantastic story with fewer resources. So even if they do games on fast fashion they don't seem like all the same game (feels more like a series, where you don't care if the house is always the same, the interaction among people is what matters) nor feels like rushed or milked.

Dead Souls was actually pretty fun.  The zombies and monsters were ok (it's no Resident Evil), had a few scare factor but didnt find it all that scary, controls were a bit off but still very manageable as Yakuza is more about beating up than shooting guns.  The story was actually very entertaining, it was still a Yakuza story with zombies in the mix hehe  Like if you enjoy the series and dont take this too seriously i think its a very fun game.

That is good to hear. The Zombie Majima was funny as well.

Yea its amazing Sega is able to release a game every few years at this day and age.  Though I remember the there was this big drought (for me) in waiting for the Yakuza 2 on PS2 release and it felt like forever!  Sega release Yakuza 2 in Japan 2006 just litterally a few months after the rest of the world got the first Yakuza game.  And it took them 2 years in 2008 for Sega to finally localize Yakuza 2 outside of Japan.   I wonder if they had doubts if the series wouldve done well or not outside of Japan which was why it took so long to localize but im not sure.  Either way like when i played Yakuza i was blown away and was so excited that Sega was already ready to release the sequel in Japan soon after so I didnt think we'd have to wait that much longer, but we did lol 

Yes the localization takes more time than the development kkkk... and yes they were unsure of releasing because Yakuza 1 didn't make much sales and 3 totally bombed WW. With Zero and 6 being success they decided to make the Kiwamis and remasters. Reason why I said it is an under appreciated game.

And its amazing how they can still keep the story exciting while still taking place in Kamurocho in all of their games. You'd think you'd get bored but nope, Sega knows how to keep it fresh.

That is true, even more because the city evolves as well.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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animegaming said:

Reporting in.

Yes I have beaten both Kenzan and Ishin.

Sorry to doubt =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Played Yakuza 3, wasnt feeling it. Bought Yakuza 4 on sale. Loved it. I dont know why that one clicked with me. Still playing 5, not feeling it as much as 4 but still a good game.



animegaming said:

Reporting in.

Yes I have beaten both Kenzan and Ishin.

Am I not seeing it or are you missing Yakuza 4?

oniyide said:
Played Yakuza 3, wasnt feeling it. Bought Yakuza 4 on sale. Loved it. I dont know why that one clicked with me. Still playing 5, not feeling it as much as 4 but still a good game.

Yakuza 3 was probably my least favorite and if that was your first Yakuza game then that would've been the worst to get introduced to.  Yakuza 4 is currently my favorite and seeing as you loved it too then there's definitely a good reason why Y4 was really good.  Yakuza 5 isn't as good as 4 but better than 3 lol



V-r0cK said:
animegaming said:

Reporting in.

Yes I have beaten both Kenzan and Ishin.

Am I not seeing it or are you missing Yakuza 4?

My copy of 4 is digital. 



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animegaming said:
V-r0cK said:

Am I not seeing it or are you missing Yakuza 4?

My copy of 4 is digital. 

Ah ok just making sure :P



V-r0cK said:
animegaming said:

Reporting in.

Yes I have beaten both Kenzan and Ishin.

Am I not seeing it or are you missing Yakuza 4?

oniyide said:
Played Yakuza 3, wasnt feeling it. Bought Yakuza 4 on sale. Loved it. I dont know why that one clicked with me. Still playing 5, not feeling it as much as 4 but still a good game.

Yakuza 3 was probably my least favorite and if that was your first Yakuza game then that would've been the worst to get introduced to.  Yakuza 4 is currently my favorite and seeing as you loved it too then there's definitely a good reason why Y4 was really good.  Yakuza 5 isn't as good as 4 but better than 3 lol

Yeah, 3 was my actual intro and yes 5 is better than 3



I loved playing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It's my favorite of the Yakuza series because I had fantastic time playing it and I didn't want to stop playing as the story had me hooked in anticipation all the way through. I enjoyed the better graphics and not needing the transitional loading screens because of using the Dragon Engine.

The Yakuza series is absolutely brilliant! The game play is fun and has lots of other games to do too.



0 is my first ever, really like it so far.



animegaming said:

Reporting in.

Yes I have beaten both Kenzan and Ishin.

I thought Ishin was the only one set in feudal Japan.
I haven't played either though, but I may get to them later. I'm at the end of Yakuza 4 currently. Will play 5 after that.