- Oct 25, 2017
Mega64 put their their old Yakuza 3 video on Youtube, it's from when the PS3 version came out-
Yes, that's the way to do Legend quick. Very handy! I didn't really find 6's Amon that hard to be honest, I actually thought he was one of the easier ones in the series (as the exploding drone bit you just go into R2 Heat mode just before the explosion - it'll knock you down to 1 health but not kill you, then just wail on him!)Just beat Amon in 6. Holy hell that was hard. What got me the most were.the exploding drones that take off all your health. I finally tiger dropped him to death. I only have on trophy left for the platinum. Can I just save and change the game to Legend difficulty, them beat it?
The games release is very much aimed at long-term fans of the series. The initial offering is a digital season pass called The Yakuza Remastered Collection, with players able to download Yakuza 3 immediately, then Yakuza 4 in October and Yakuza 5 in February. And with that a physical special edition of all three games will also be released, and the titles will go on individual digital sale as well.
That's good to hear for those that might only want to play 3.Maybe it was in some of the other press during Gamescom and I just missed it but 3-5 will be going on individual sale eventually.
It has a completely different atmosphere to the rest of the game (or even series). I loved it though, one of the best chapters in the game for me. Makes me want a horror game made by the devs very much, maybe in a haunted version of Kamurocho!Because of the Yakuza collection announcement I decided to pick up my 6 playthrough again, at Chapter 8.
What a place to pick the game back up after four months. Stopped right before a dungeon level, and now Kiryu and Someya are being chased by a feral gimp in the remains of Shangri-la.
I think I'm the opposite, I finished and loved Judgment but I wasn't able to finish FOTNS. The combat changes and driving stuff didn't do anything for me :(i really couldn't get into judgment, i think i played around 6 chapters before moving on. i completed FOTNS though. didn't like the main character or the gameplay they added in judgment, which is a shame. i'll give it another try if they decide to turn it into a franchise or something.
Glasses wearing businessman Kiryu is pretty amazing.Oh, one thing, was this supposed to happen?
I hope so.
Here's Saki all crestfallen because she's stuck with her shitty default look:
But then we review our training and she's radiating, happy with my superior aesthetic choices:
I could go for some karaage now.
God, I love Saki.
But you know who's even cuter? BUSINESSMAN KIRYU:
So adorable, Marina thought he looked more serious and respectable, I just think he looks like a baby.
To close things off, a screenshot I took early on because I thought the dialogue was funny, but now it's pretty much how I'm feeling after spending too much time with Cabaret Club Czar:
This game is amazing, and you guys are alright too, thanks for never shutting up about these games and making me finally play 0 because I thought this community was rad.
Not even near done with this game and I'm already thinking about how I'm gonna play the rest of the series. Hopefully Kenzan and Ishin will be available on the west when I'm done.
You played through the entire game? I don't think a second playthrough will do much to change your opinion, that does sound like a waste of your time, to be honest.Been wondering lately if I oughta give 0 another chance via a second playthrough or if I should just toss it. I remember the last time I gave a game a second chance playthrough (Bayonetta) an heavily regretted the waste of time that ended up being. 0's a muuuuch longer game than that so I'm real hesitant here -.-
Oh yeah, the worst part about starting with 0 is that, judging by most people's opinions on the series, it's all downhill from here.Glasses wearing businessman Kiryu is pretty amazing.
And yeah, after I finished my first Yakuza game. I was locking in orders for pretty much every game in the series.
Could tell that I would love them all if they even remotely resembled what I had just finished.
Playing through the series ended up being one of my favorite gaming experiences.
And then, after finally catching up, getting to play Yakuza 0 near (western) release was wonderful too.
0 is a fantastic game no doubt but I don't think the drop in quality from the other games is all that steep and personally I found Kiwami 2 and 6 to be just as good in their own ways.You played through the entire game? I don't think a second playthrough will do much to change your opinion, that does sound like a waste of your time, to be honest.
Oh yeah, the worst part about starting with 0 is that, judging by most people's opinions on the series, it's all downhill from here.
Not that the others are bad, but I should already expect at least "not as good" in order to not be disappointed. And I think I'll manage, all I want is more Kiryu and Kamurocho after I'm done with 0. I can't believe I actually want to see more of the same city, always thought it was lame that they kept using the same city before playing, but I really want to see what it looks like in more modern times.
Also want to see more of some of the side characters that I'm enjoying, but I'm not really expecting that, considering 0 is a prequel.
Did they ever discuss the possibility of a Kamurocho game with a female protagonist? I'm liking the women in this game so far. If you told me I'd be this attached to even some porn star cameos, I wouldn't believe you, but here we are.
I should give it a listen too. I'm kind of... Not feeling Judgment so far :/
Agree 100%. This whole "its all downhill from 0" thing really annoys me, because it can give people the idea that the other games aren't worth playing. Which seeing as the games are pretty similar in many ways, is pretty crazy as I've always held the opinion that if you loved one Yakuza game you'll probably enjoy the others. Its not as if they overhaul the series each game.
I'm betting that many have not played 3-5; I think after the remasters are out that might change people's minds.Agree 100%. This whole "its all downhill from 0" thing really annoys me, because it can give people the idea that the other games aren't worth playing. Which seeing as the games are pretty similar in many ways, is pretty crazy as I've always held the opinion that if you loved one Yakuza game you'll probably enjoy the others. Its not as if they overhaul the series each game.
Plus I do have to wonder how many people have played every Yakuza game when they post that up. Because I've played every game bar the mobile games released so far and I don't even agree that 0 is the best game in the series.
We'll see, I'd love to think people will appreciate 3 for what it does for Kiryu's character but I still bet people will complain about slow starts (because apparently its the only Yakuza game that has that!).
Agreed. I personally loved Kiwami, but I'm different to newer fans because I've been playing since the beginning. I'd replayed the original Yakuza several times via PS2, PC (emulated) and then PS3 for the excellent remaster (which is the best way to play the original version of 1 in my opinion). I always wished combat was more fleshed out with more content, no missable side stories etc. which is basically exactly what Kiwami is. So to me, it takes a game I already love, and makes some changes so its my preferred version. Granted it also has a few issues mainly in some of its more repetitive requirements for 100% completion (mainly just fighting certain Majima's a number of times for the completion list) but I still see it as an excellent remake. Only, most people going into the series will not have this frame of reference, they just see it as "DLC for 0" or something.I have played every mainline game + Dead Souls (if you want to get technical, I haven't played original 1 and Kiwami 2) and while I do like 0 the most, it's not like it's leaps beyond the other games.
It is a little unfortunate that the game that follows 0 is Kiwami, the weakest Yakuza game in my opinion, which may give people the wrong impression about the other games? I dunno. I still enjoyed Kiwami for what it's worth, but I definitely can see people coming from 0 being disappointed with it.
It is. I've even heard of one kyodai who had to turn off buildings in the game just to get a decent framerate.
The English dub has been really enjoyable for me in Judgment, and I've played Yakuza 0, Kiwami, Kiwami 2, 3, 4 and the beginning of 5.Subs over dub for Judgment. While the dub is indeed done well this time (well, better than FOTNS and Yakuza 1) I still can't imagine playing a game set in Japan like Yakuza or Judge Eyes with a dub... that and I really love the Japanese voice track for JE (though losing OG Hamura still hurts).
I'm a more recent fan, being part of the huge wave of new Yakuza fans that started to crop up in 2017. Still, instead of stopping at 0 or the newer games, I did go back and play the original Yakuza 2, then 3, 4, and 5 on the PS3. Even after playing every mainline game, I remain of the opinion that 0 is the peak and clear winner because of just how much it does well.