Y4 is finally growing on me a bit, as I've fleshed out Akiyama's sub stories. The music is great as always, might be my favorite "general fight" music so far.
But honestly, when the fuck do I get to play as Kiryu? I'm still in Part 1 (Chapter 3) so early on but ehhh I want to play as Kiryu or Majima. Akiyama is cool and all...eh. I'm trying to keep an open mind on this one.
Also finished Kiwami 2 and Majima's story yesterday. Loved both endings.
Nothing yet but it would make little sense to port Y0 and Kiwami and just leave it at that. There was also an official SEGA document (I think quarterly reports) that mentioned Yakuza 6 as a PS4/PC title.
I'm pretty sure that happens between 0 and 1, but either way I wouldn't bother giving that plot point too much attention; it's pretty sloppy and does nothing for the character, IMO.Just beat Yakuza 0, my 3rd Yakuza game after 4 and 5
I think it's maybe my favourite, but I also really loved 5
I have a question though, which I will ask under a spoiler
When did Majima meet, marry and divorce Mirei? in 0 he's 24 and I kind of get the impression Makoto is his first love, so did his wife come before or after that point?
From watcing the catch up clips at the start of Y4 I think the first game takes place from 1995 - 2005, so that's 7-17 years after 0, so I suppose that makes more sense than it to have happened in the 80s
Here is my slight update to a previous post I made in this thread.
What a bummer. I was really hoping that I would fall in love with Yakuza. After two business trips to Japan I fell absolutely in love with Tokyo and the culture. It's rare I don't think about my experiences there on a daily basis. Every since I've been slowly consuming more Japanese content and enjoying it a lot. Especially since I actively avoided it previously.
I fell in love with Persona 5 after I bought it purely because of the idea of being able to walk around in an anime Tokyo lol. And I was hoping that Yakuza 0 would do the same for me as P5 did. But I'm just no having fun at all. I'm not far at all (barely got past Chapter 1) and it's already such a massive choir to play. The story has some interesting hooks but the cut scenes are too long, too frequent and just not really engaging. And the actual gameplay just isn't any fun to me. The combat is clunky and just not fun to engage in. Though some of the animations made me laugh pretty good.
It's just such a darn shame because I notice all the side activities and stories that are no doubt super cool. But I just can't muster the energy to plough through it see if it'll get fun later on.
Maybe some day later I will try again and hopefully enjoy the series as much as you people here. :-(
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I got a key on fanatical for like 13.99 I think? Not sure if it’s still there
Despite loving Yakuza 4, I've forgotten an awful lot of that story as well (bar the really crazy plot twists). Glad you enjoyed 0 :)Just beat Yakuza 0 as my first in the series. Damn, what a good story. I bought Yakuza 4 actually first for PS3 but I don't remember any of the story, and I barely just had made it to about Chapter 4. Can't wait to play the rest of these in order. Damn, Sega did good with this series.
The one thing I really remember loving in 4 was the finale set of fights. Despite my issues with
Which theme exactly, I'm thinking you mean
Yeah the entire set of fights was amazing, really climatic and satisfying way to tie up all the loose endsDespite loving Yakuza 4, I've forgotten an awful lot of that story as well (bar the really crazy plot twists). Glad you enjoyed 0 :)
The one thing I really remember loving in 4 was the finale set of fights. Despite my issues withas a character sometimes I felt his and Kiryu's confrontation at the end to be the most epic (and surprising, in boss choice) of the bunch.Daigo
Y4 isn't near the top of my ranking list for the series, but that set of fights is one of my all time favorite moments in the franchise for sure.
Which theme exactly, I'm thinking you meandragon vs dragon? Or am I way off? As I definitely feel that 2 was way, way more powerful in that regard - in that the whole Kamuro Vs Kansai Dragons was better developed than Shibusawa's last minute reveal. But I do think dragons are overdone in the tattoo department in the series - haven't a few others had dragons as well? I know Ichiban has one as well, with its "gimmick" that its part Carp, part Dragon with the symbolism that its mid evolution - like how it was mentioned in 1 that Nishiki's Carp would "evolve" once he beat Kiryu and got Tojo's top spot, its sorta implied that Ichiban's character will evolve as Shin RGG progresses. I think? Its a cool idea anyway whatever it means.
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The localization producers, Scott Strichart and Sam Mullen, had a series of streams that are exactly what you're looking for. I'm pretty sure you can find them all archived on YouTube under "The Yakuza Adventures of Scott and Sam".Hey guys weird question here, but does anyone know of anyone good resources concerning the localization of the recent series entries? I'm interested in how the localizers make the setting accessible to western audience while still keeping the story distinct and giving flavor. Anything about 0 is especially interesting since the bubble era is much less familiar to western audiences than it is to Japanese audiences.