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I have only played Yakuza 4 on the PS3 and I enjoyed my time with it for the most part but I don't think I will be playing again.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
This makes me laugh. So many games that PC gamers say "It can't be that good!" Then it finally comes to PC and they are all like... "OMG HOW IS THIS SO GOOD???" Same thing happened with Monster Hunter and the Souls series. Just wait till Sony ports Spiderman or GoW over to PC. :D

You're attacking strawmen here. Nobody is saying those games are bad. They are just not good enough to buy an overpriced piece of plastic, let alone play it as a slide show. No game really is. I didn't even think of Yakuza as a console game, considering the apparently best games of the series are also on PC. But sure, whatever you want to victimize yourself with.

Instead of chastising people for not playing great games that aren't on their platform of choice you should instead be advocating that those great games are ported to as many platforms as possible so that many more people can enjoy them.

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I uninstalled it after 12 minutes.

The last one I played was the one with the guy with underpants on his head flying around. I uninstalled it after that scene.



I am currently chapter 8 and the game is as amazing as yakuza kiwami.. Graphics are good for what it is as it did come out on the ps3. So much things to do outside of just side quest. Love how well u fight determines how much money u make as that's crucial to unlocking new skills



I got into it for basically the same reason. Heard it was like GTA but in Japan, and a friend of mine recommended the series. So I started with Yakuza 3. Then I played 4 and 0. (Though I knew about some important details from Yakuza 1.)

Even though I had played other Yakuza games before, the story in 0 still surprised me.
I expected it to be good, and it was still better than I expected.

Facial animations are really really good, as they do facial captions of the actors. And they are real actors who look the same way irl. (Aside from the sixpacks. Not sure why every old man in Yakuza is ripped, but it's a thing.)


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Vivster said:

Oh yeah, and did I mention they used the real likeness of several well known porn actresses? The faces are crafted so perfectly I was able to recognize them long before I got their names. It's so much fun to watch them doing mundane work. Almost as if they are normal people with normal lives.

Fun fact, I hung out with one of those girls, as she was a friend of a friend. Super cool, went for food and drinks, talked about old fighting games. Didn't realize she was in a Yakuza game that I had played, until later on. (That's because in the version I played, they had removed the hostesses.) She's not a porn actress though, but a celebrity MC.

There's a reason why 2017 always comes up when people ask about the best year in gaming.

Persona 5
Nier: Automata
Yakuza 0
Breath of the Wild
Mario Odyssey

And btw, Persona 5 and Nier are also very surprising games where you can easily misjudge the book by the cover.
Looking forward to your post game impressions.

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foodfather said:
I uninstalled it after 12 minutes.

The last one I played was the one with the guy with underpants on his head flying around. I uninstalled it after that scene.

Haha I remember you already making this comment once. I think it was the only weird scene like that in the whole game.



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vivster said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
This makes me laugh. So many games that PC gamers say "It can't be that good!" Then it finally comes to PC and they are all like... "OMG HOW IS THIS SO GOOD???" Same thing happened with Monster Hunter and the Souls series. Just wait till Sony ports Spiderman or GoW over to PC. :D

You're attacking strawmen here. Nobody is saying those games are bad. They are just not good enough to buy an overpriced piece of plastic, let alone play it as a slide show. No game really is. I didn't even think of Yakuza as a console game, considering the apparently best games of the series are also on PC. But sure, whatever you want to victimize yourself with.

Instead of chastising people for not playing great games that aren't on their platform of choice you should instead be advocating that those great games are ported to as many platforms as possible so that many more people can enjoy them.

I think you misunderstood me. Saying "It can't be that good!" =/= "It's a bad game." They know perfectly well it's a good game. They just deny it being an absolutely amazing groundbreaking game. That is until they finally get their hands on it. And I've always gotten a chuckle out of that.

 If you can afford to build a PC you can afford a console. Sure, lots of 3rd party series really should be platform agnostic. But let's face it. Many games will be stuck to a single platform for various reasons. You don't see console gamers whining that Warhammer II isn't on their platform of choice. I guarantee you that any console gamer that wants to play Warhammer (or other PC-Only games), will either build a PC or somehow live with the fact that they can't play a few games.

I haven't been a single platform gamer since I was 14 years old. For most serious gamers, sticking to and rooting for a single platform is something they grow out of once they get a larger income.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
vivster said:

You're attacking strawmen here. Nobody is saying those games are bad. They are just not good enough to buy an overpriced piece of plastic, let alone play it as a slide show. No game really is. I didn't even think of Yakuza as a console game, considering the apparently best games of the series are also on PC. But sure, whatever you want to victimize yourself with.

Instead of chastising people for not playing great games that aren't on their platform of choice you should instead be advocating that those great games are ported to as many platforms as possible so that many more people can enjoy them.

I think you misunderstood me. Saying "It can't be that good!" =/= "It's a bad game." They know perfectly well it's a good game. They just deny it being an absolutely amazing groundbreaking game. That is until they finally get their hands on it. And I've always gotten a chuckle out of that.

 If you can afford to build a PC you can afford a console. Sure, lots of 3rd party series really should be platform agnostic. But let's face it. Many games will be stuck to a single platform for various reasons. You don't see console gamers whining that Warhammer II isn't on their platform of choice. I guarantee you that any console gamer that wants to play Warhammer (or other PC-Only games), will either build a PC or somehow live with the fact that they can't play a few games.

I haven't been a single platform gamer since I was 14 years old. For most serious gamers, sticking to and rooting for a single platform is something they grow out of once they get a larger income.

People can have a lot of different and valid reasons for not purchasing multiple systems. And it can be difficult to know whether or not something is groudbreaking before you try it yourself. It may even take several hours to get there.

But I don't think we should dwell on this in Vivster's (otherwise) positive thread about the game. So let's try to focus on the purpose of the thread.