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Yakuza 0 by Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:59:57 EST ID:++3s/mBO No.693210 Report Quick Reply
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Anyone else playing this? I've heard so much about the series since the PS2 but never got around to trying it.

Why did nobody force me to play them sooner?
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Sly Boots - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:26:08 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.693211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been thinking of picking it up, but will likely wait until sales since I've never played Yakuza.

I played Shenmue on dreamcast when I was younger, and this kinda seems similar. Seems like a solid exclusive to pick up once it goes on sale.
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AC !QqL8nX9URE - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:26:48 EST ID:Tku5ABvx No.693214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210
I like that you are using the chicken. That bird knows a thing or two
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Tomba - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:24:51 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210

Well met, Kirtaner. It's good to see another Yakuza bro on this board. Not enough people know how excellent this series is. Believe it or not, /v/ has some awesome threads, and even they think Zero is the best in the series. Fucking /v/, dude.

Played 3, 4, 5, imported Kiwami and Ishin. I just finished KH fragmentary passage, so I'm about to start Zero,
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Sheik - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:23:10 EST ID:quUoFj7n No.693243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did those PC port rumors ever pan out?
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Pyrrha Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:23:02 EST ID:6NNHExt5 No.693247 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210
I just watched some videos, shit looks like it's from 2006. I'm not even a graphics whore, it doesn't even look bad, just really, horribly dated. Like travelling in time. The interface, the gameplay, it's a 2015 game, yet it feels like 2006.
I mean I know Japanese games are always garbage but still awesome, but why tho.
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Sheik - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:44:22 EST ID:quUoFj7n No.693248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693247
It's past your bedtime junior.

-Love Dad
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Pyrrha Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 02:56:15 EST ID:6NNHExt5 No.693249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693248
I'm most likely older than you, my friend, or at least the same age. I'm not a console peasant though, so I don't have experience, just shared my thoughts, which are undeniably true if you look at the game. You don't have to take it personally.
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Ms. Pac-Man - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:00:17 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.693251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For someone who's never gotten into these, where should I start?
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Rayman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:04:12 EST ID:YTC0op0o No.693252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693249
Don't talk back to your father. Now get to bed, you have a GED test tomorrow.

-Love mom
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Sophitia Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:18:17 EST ID:6g+I/sT5 No.693253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210

Fuck, man. If those pics and gifs we posted on here years ago of Kiryu punching a tiger in the face didn't convince you then nothing would have. It's good to hear that the series has another new fan, but it's your own damn fault that you're a decade late to the party.
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Sophitia Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:20:08 EST ID:6g+I/sT5 No.693254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693251

If you can't be fucked to start from the beginning then I guess you can take the Cliff's Notes route and just start with Yakuza 0. They're all great, and I don't really see how someone could like one but not the other, so if you don't like it on the first go then you're not going to have your mind changed.
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Ms. Pac-Man - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:39:59 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.693256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693254
I'm kind of a game snob, and will put up with close to 0 bullshit with lazy mechanics, so story isn't so very important. It's window dressing on a good game; if I want a story I'll usually watch a movie, though I'm thrilled if it's got one. Don't own a PS2, guess I could emulate it to start at the first 1. I have a PS3 but not a 4. Ehh, looks like the J versions have no Eng support, and my J isn't good enough to play games in Japanese that aren't Bubble Bobble.

So I guess it's emulating the first one. Will I be disappointed, you think? Is it too clunky? If it has weird mechanics that somehow work I can give a pass to other shitty mechanics and godawful story.
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:24:14 EST ID:y8Vx170W No.693274 Report Quick Reply
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>>693256
dude just play this shit
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Dan - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:42:39 EST ID:h7CAwdXk No.693276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Why did nobody force me to play them sooner

Because knowing your crazy ass, you probably just give us a time out or banishment from 420chan
Warned
User has been warned
Warned by: Kirtaner
Message: rim rim rim rim rim rim rimjob rimJOB RiMjOb RIMjob rImJoB RIMJOB
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Chibi-Robo - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:52:25 EST ID:dxYcD1qj No.693283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693274

nah don't try to convince these kids to play this game. they're missing out.
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Mokujin - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:26:38 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.693287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I played Yakuza 4 and i was really focused on getting all the hostess to sleep with me.

I had more luck with hot women in the game than in real life.

I'm gonna get Yakuza 0 when dat sweet tax monies come in.
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Sophitia Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:51:21 EST ID:6g+I/sT5 No.693294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693256

>I'm kind of a game snob

Oh okay, you'd probably hate this then.
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Blinky - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:11:32 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.693296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Game is 20% off from Target for a few days using cartwheel, might have to pick it up.
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Gutsman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:49:19 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693318 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210

Just started Y0. This game has one of those intros you cannot skip.
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Gutsman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:11:39 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693320 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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It's so refreshing to see Kiryu in his younger yakuza. I love how much of a douche he is.
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Cole MacGrath - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 22:21:08 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.693332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693320
Just for reference, real Yakuza aren't really douchy so much as obnoxious. They're loud and they like to swagger. If you're a foreigner and admire their tattoos they want to chill with you. I've had yakuza buy me sake before when we were all shitfaced at a festival. He tried to kiss my girlfriend. Then the cab back was like $40 because we missed last train
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Hsien-Ko - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:44:44 EST ID:AbqoVOzY No.693343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693332

did you challenge him to a katana duel?
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Dash Rendar - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:14:37 EST ID:6g+I/sT5 No.693349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693332

>not ending your night by crying shirtless on a rooftop

Ya blew it.
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Alyx Vance - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:53:56 EST ID:V7HSrTT7 No.693383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've been pretty interested in the Yakuza series for awhile now, but never had a ps2 or ps3 so I've never been able to get one of the game until now.

As someone who isn't (at least now yet) invested in the series, is this worth $60, or should I wait for a price drop?
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Slippy Toad - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:54:51 EST ID:+HbalQOE No.693384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693274
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Vega - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:48:58 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.693401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693384
Made me think of this
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Dig Dug - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:03:03 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693383

It's worth it. It's okay to start with Y0. Y-Kiwami (Yakuza 1 remake) is coming out for PS4 soon, and so is Y6. And you can find a cheap, used PS3 and play the rest.
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Dig Dug - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:15:56 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693274
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Red XIII - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:02:37 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.693470 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Be Kiryu
>minding business
>suddenly helping a lady become a dominatrix at Children's Park in front of children

I fucking love the Yakuza series.
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Eddie Riggs - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:54:34 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Man, FUCK Mr. Shakedown.
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Dumpf02 - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:30:30 EST ID:zCKzHC2d No.694020 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Where's Anri Okita?
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Frogger - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:02:15 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.694029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694020

Are you sure she's in Yakuza 0? I googled her, and Yakuza 6 came up.
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Ike - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:59:18 EST ID:ZwUX3+Si No.694040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ive been watching my housemate play this and it looks awesome. It really takes advantage of its medium. It has no problems with being a video game, unlike many today *cough*naughtydog*cough*. And the story is more interesting than it has any right to be. Like >>693247 said, it looks like a 2006 game, but in all the right ways. Im going to start playing soon.
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Tommy Vercetti - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:57:47 EST ID:HA37FTAq No.694045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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funny, I watched a mega64 podcast last night and they mentioned the yakuza series and how the lead dev or whatever is a freaky party animal who prolly hangs out with the yakuza. Apparently more than a few yakuza are on record saying they really like the series as it kind of glorifies the life.

it was ep 424
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Tommy Vercetti - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:59:42 EST ID:HA37FTAq No.694046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694040
>It has no problems with being a video game
The problem with so so so many games now taking themselves too seriously dropping AAA budgets focusing on realism.
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Laura Croft - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:06:37 EST ID:b9vtoRE9 No.694048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693210
I only played and liked the 1st one because it's had a english dub on it, I'm lazy guy and fucking hate to read the subs, so that's why I droped the sequels.
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Sackboy - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:16:06 EST ID:1sI0HwDW No.694065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>694046
That and when video games just won't let the player have their own experience with them, instead hand holding you along the entire way as if you're too stupid to figure things out at your own pace. It's like developers are making games completely idiot proof in fear of idiots putting down their games too soon. The great irony of that is that the games that typically do this tend to be some of the best looking games of their time in terms of realism, but offer the most boring experience for anyone actually expecting to play them. It's just really disparate that games can manage to look so good but end up playing like a series of mundane hallways and setpieces.
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Basch fon Rosenburg - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:15:04 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.694115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694065
Or they want to make movies but are stuck making games.
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Dumpf02 - Sun, 12 Feb 2017 01:08:01 EST ID:EIIH43Px No.694252 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>694115
I don't get the western thing of making things super-realistic. Too realistic is boring and clashes with my suspension of disbelief when they do something impossible. Have stylised graphics, so you do the supernatural acts that don't feel 'wrong'.
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Ness - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:42:35 EST ID:f3ZiGRLf No.694365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>694252

It all comes down to the game. Sometimes it is better to go realistic, other times stylized graphics are called for. And the two ain't mutually exclusive, either.
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Crash Bandicoot - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:52:07 EST ID:v8AX2uUS No.694366 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693210

You Kirt, are you gonna get a Switch by March to play the Splatoon 2 testfire?
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:35:22 EST ID:++3s/mBO No.694424 Report Quick Reply
>>694366
yeah i have a switch preordered
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PaRappa the Rapper - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:36:06 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.694426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694424
FIRE UP DAT TENT NIGGA
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Nathan Hale - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:45:22 EST ID:FJTmoAJ9 No.694432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694426
I fucking lol'd. Ahh, that tent with the gamecube inside.
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Ashley Graham - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:47:06 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.694433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694424
What, not 15?
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Black Whirlwind - Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:03:39 EST ID:6g+I/sT5 No.694450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694433

Kirt clearly has 5 Switches preordered, 3 of which he'll sell online for 500% profit.
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honk - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:13:24 EST ID:FFqJLNkf No.694462 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694450
Shhhh, don't tell Kirt.
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Exy !Exy//07vgE - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:23:18 EST ID:abUs9hCE No.694498 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>694450
I only have 3 preordered myself and I'm not letting them go, not when the hacking possibilities are too good.
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Sabrewulf - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:33:39 EST ID:Qp43yh0P No.694616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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http://boingboing.net/2010/08/10/yakuza-3-review.html
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:50:29 EST ID:nZBkX6ZJ No.694675 Report Quick Reply
>>694616
>I feel sorry for the people who bought the American version. SEGA USA sucks.

Is there a list of everything cut from the American releases of the Yakuza games? I really hope they don't cut the NJPW wrestlers from 6.
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Pyrrha Alexandra - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:53:40 EST ID:AwQkCReU No.694683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>694675
Only the third part in the series had things taken from it. Namely a couple of sidequests, the hostess clubs and the related dating minigame. In a statement a Sega representative said these things wouldn't resonate with western players while at the same time ignoring that previous games had been released unaltered. As for future releases I don't see a reason to be worried. I think Sega knows their audience by now and their localization is among the best these days.


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