You know the drill.
I'm pretty tired of those fucking Fallout 4 Threads, let's talk about good games for a change.
I wish EA or Activision had a guy like him.
>Okay, let's make a brawler... but in a open city where every now and then some punks want to kick your ass!
>And the story will be about honor, cool guys and with a cute girls to boot!
>Also booze, random jokes and kick-ass music, because if Sega can do anythnig right, it's fucking music, man.
>mfw Kiryu, Majima, Phoenix and Maya teamup in the recent PxZ2 trailer
>the scene with saejima and haruka in 4
Do you guys think this game will come out this month? Can't fucking wait anymore.
i can't even get my hands on it before my friend finishes it and let's me have his ps3
>I want to do things with Haruka.
What things, anon?
why does every fuck who loses an eye get a leather black eye patch? why cant some mother fuckers be hardcore and leave their eye exposed or have a false eye or have a healed eye hole so its like a cave in the face
Yeah, Y5 should be coming out soon
maybe. It can be pre-ordered on PSN and the localization team livestreamed the translated game in freeroam mode a while ago.
I imagine having a hole in your face isn't that beneficial for someone who gets in street fights all the time
or in general really
>that perfect music build up on first loop introducing the cast
>that moment when the second guitar kicks in and that zoom in to Kiryu's Taxi while the second loop starts with the main theme playing
Too perfect. They better keep the install screen when Y5 comes over in digital.
>still no preorder in EU
i dont wanna miss that discount
>tfw when picked up a steelbook edition of Y4 for 12 at FUCKING GAMESTOP
>comes with manual in pristine condition and the costume/mission DLC code
>can't get it pass 10% installation
>disks is scratched up to hell
I sure gamestop employees are fucking with me.
I've played the Japanese demo and thought the combat was really fun.
The guide I'm looking through right now seems to explain a lot of what's going on in the story and it looks like it has a good amount of side content.
I think I'm just going to import.
What do you guys think our chances are that zero gets localized? Should I just import that one too?
Living in Japan, torn between getting PS3 or PS4.
PS3 has Ryuu ga Gotoku Kenzan and a shitter version of Ishin. PS4 has the better version of Ishin. Not interested in the ones set in modern times.
What to do?
Well if you get a ps3, you're getting to play two games instead of one and it's cheaper.
Of course there is a chance that the ps4 may get another game in the future that ps3 wont get.
I would still go with the ps3 for now. Ps4 really doesn't look like it will be worth owning until late 2016 or early 2017.
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It all depends on if 5 sells more or less. That or begging again in 3 years.
>Yeah, I may have to do that. It took them way too long just to release 5.
Sega booted out tons of localisation staff and went on to focus well profiting games in the west (Sonic, Total War, Alien, Football Manager) and that's that. Then Sony footed the bill for it to come out.
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to how much I'm going to have to rely on these guides to do everything. Getting 100% may end up being too tedious and time consuming this time.
But eh, what can I do? It's either that or giving up on the series, which I obviously don't want to do.
Honestly, I would think
and hopethat the news from gaming sites alone would expose the series to a lot of new people. Not to mention it'd be less daunting for them being able to start at 1 as opposed to seeing 4 or 5 which have been more recently been in the news, localization-wise..
I'll probably never live in Japan and I don't watch that much anime. Doesn't really seem worth it just to play some games that I like.
Especially since so many games that I want end up getting localized anyway.
Having a character that's daughter-like to the player in the cast and then putting them in some sorta danger is pretty much the easiest way possible to pull at a player's heartstrings.
So what are some of your favorite Yakuza songs? A couple of mine:
>Mfw I've always managed with my launch PS3 (20gig) because i could buy Yakuza games physically
>Mfw I'll have to play Y5 on Playstation Now on my PS4 or some shit cause im not getting a new hard drive just for one game
Feels Bad Man
I've contacted KHHSubs and Captain agreed to send me text files with his translation. Now I won't have to re-type everything like a retard.
I want to kill myself.
Every time I fix one problem - another appears.
I'm not going to give up, though.
>final boss themes
Receive You doesn't play during the final boss of 0. I figured I should vary it up a little bit, since I realized that all of my favorite songs were the final boss themes.
Good taste though. I've listened to Fly so much that it's ingrained in my head.
Even if it has 0 chance of happening
I want the next Sony Experience to announce Kiwami or 6 localization
I'll do my best.
>These are some of the few threads I still enjoy on /v/.
Why the fuck don't we have a Ryo Ga Gotoku general on /vg/ yet?
If undertale and five nights at freddies threads can reach hundreds of posts with the same 60 autists posting in them; then I don't see why yakuza can't.
Probably because it's not a meme game.
That and there's really no interest in the west for these games.
But yeah, fuckin' go for it. With Yakuza 5 about to be released, Yakuza 6 announced, and a fan translation of Kenzen going on, I imagine we'll have plenty to talk about.
I would've bought it on PC in a heartbeat. Unfortunately my PS3 is hacked and I won't bother to drop 60quids on a last-gen console game.
What a shame, I genuinely believe Yakuza is one of the best and most unique things to come out of Japan's game industry since Shenmue.
It really doesn't get the spotlight it deserves, and I largely blame that on SEGAs incompetence as a company.
Having daily threads after Yakuza 5 launch could be helpful for getting people into the franchise. If the threads gets large enough and gets shit on by shitposters then it might be time to migrate to /vg/.
Yeah, that's mostly the same problem for me too. My PS3 is pretty old, and even if I had enough memory on the thing to download the game, I don't think I would in the first place since I'd have to drag out the console. A real shame.
>I genuinely believe Yakuza is one of the best and most unique things to come out of Japan's game industry since Shenmue.
So I've always wondered, how many other Yakuza fans are also Shenmue fans in these threads?
Been a Shenmue fan ever since playing the first game back during the good old days.
Toshihiro Nagoshi graduated with a degree in movie production and joined Sega shortly thereafter, working for the second arcade department (AM2) at Sega under Yu Suzuki as a CG designer. His first title was Virtua Racing as a chief designer, and afterwards he would create his own racing game, Daytona USA, where he was producer, director and chief designer. Then, he would create more arcade racing games with Scud Race in 1996 and Daytona USA 2 in 1998. By 1998, Nagoshi had his own arcade department, where he worked on SpikeOut.
In 2000, Sega separated its in-house R&D departments from the main company and established them on 9 semi-autonomous subsidiaries, with each subsidiary getting an elected president as a studio head. Toshihirio Nagoshi became head of Amusement Vision, where he further contributed to Sega's arcade line-up with Planet Harriers, SpikeOut sequels and spin-offs. For the Dreamcast he remade his very first game, Daytona USA, on the Dreamcast, as Daytona USA 2001. As Sega became a third-party, he moved out of arcade development. Amusement Vision became most known for its for work on the Nintendo GameCube, with the first two Super Monkey Ball titles in 2001 and 2002, and F-Zero GX in 2003, which Nagoshi made in conjunction with Shigeru Miyamoto. During the time of development of F-Zero GX, Nagoshi wrote a regular column in Edge, which was entitled "AV Out" in reference to both Amusement Vision's initials, which was the name of his development division, and the consumer electronics term "A/V".
>shit on by shitposters
T...they wouldn't right? It seems like these are some of the few good threads we have left on /v/.
Fatal Frame 5 attracted a ton of shitposters after the whole censorship thing and it looks like Yoko Taro threads are next in line for the shitpost army, now that platinum is working on it and it's a ps4 game.
Pretty sad how bad this board has gotten.
only speaking for gameplay. just not a huge fan of playing giant dudes that stomp shit like that. If we're talking characters then
In 2003, major changes took place at Sega, consolidating much of their studios, and Nagoshi was appointed to the group of the company's officers. In 2005, he was in charge of the New Entertainment Division at Sega, which housed both his prior team, with the addition of staff that worked on Jet Set Radio, Panzer Dragoon Orta and GunValkyrie, that already produced the Ollie King arcade release at Amusement Vision. It was then when Nagoshi launched his Yakuza franchise, with the first title costing 21 million dollars to produce, and the first PlayStation 3 entry, Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! being even more expensive, with Nagoshi stating that it his biggest production since he started working on consumer games. By 2009, New Entertainment diminished, and Nagoshi became the R&D Creative Officer of Sega of Japan's Consumer Division. In February 2012 it was announced that Toshihiro Nagoshi would be promoted to the role of Chief Creative Officer at Sega of Japan, as well as being appointed to the company's board of directors. He took up these positions starting April 1, 2012.
I've never played Yakuza
Where do I begin? I have a PC and PS3
There are 2 starting points.
If you want to see a steady quality progression, then emulate 1 and 2, then play 3 and 4.
If you want to play already good Yakuza game, start with 4.
I was one of those people that bought PS2 ports of PS3 games well into like 2008 or 2009 and trust me, you're better off just buying the new console if that's what interests you.
I don't know man. We're not talking about giants like MGSV or stuff that will attract SJW but shit still can happen. I was in a EDF thread trying to start a discussion but one anon just sperged out and entire thread went off track. I hope we'll be safe aside from a few snide comments.
I've got a pretty hefty list but these are my favorites.
I hope we're able to have some good Shenmue threads when 3 comes out. But with 3 being a kickstarter game and all, I still have a lot of doubts that they'll be able to pull it off, especially when you consider how expensive Shenmue 1 was.
Why the fuck couldn't Sony fund it instead of funding more David Cage shit?
>want to play 1 and 2
>can't into moon
>can't justify spending what they cost to buy the PS2 versions (2 in particular)
Why can't they just put them on PSN as PS2 classics if they'll never bring the HD port over
Pretty much spot on. I hope they worked on Saejima movelist in 5. He's suppose to be a tank not a punching bag.
Tanimura is interesting from a narrative standpoint but hes pretty bland compared to the rest of the cast.
How does Shinada play?
Every game has a great OST.
My personal favorites:
Yeah. That was because people were responding to the autist. Yakuza has always been a Sony game and if it does come over to PC good for them. But i hope people are smart enough to not take the bait and derail the thread with console and mustard race wars.
>inb4 Yakuza 1+2 HD for the WiiU
Is this true?
Let´s make this clear are you talking about Yakuza 5, rigth?
He's a grappler, or at least, that's that's how I tended to play him. Like, imagine him as a mix between Saejima and Tanimura. Most of his rush attacks combo into grabs, similar to a few of Kiryu's moves (such as the leg grab), and very reminiscent of Tanimura's stuff.
>doing Ultimate Challenges in Y4
>that one where you have to beat 100 man as Saejima in 5 minutes
>complete it after few tries
>didn't realize you had weapons in equipment
Well, at least I had a challenge.
I wouldn't necessarily say defensive, though he does have a counter that ends with him grappling the opponent, allowing you to throw or attack.
I still feel like Yakuza 3 was the comfiest game of them all.
That whole Okinawa, orphanage, the beach, fishing, etc.
The only issue I had with Isshin is that it is immensely grindy. I was 75% through my second playthrough, doing everything, and I hadn't maxed a single skill tree. Only brawling and single sword were past lv 25, although I had reached 25 with sword and gun, though I hadn't finished the training yet.
Literally just hamfisted haha I was in the jail lmao wow kawaii loli damn I wanna dick some puzzy rite now scene. Seriously though, it doesn't even fit Saejima's character no matter how long he spent in jail.
Well 1 & 2 HD on Wii U flopped hard.
4's writing in general was weird as fuck, the reasoning for everything is always the most roundabout thing ever
Was there really no other way for Kiryu to ascertain that Saejima is a convict?
Like the anons have said. 4 is a good point because it provides you with story recap of the first 3 games and the upcoming game,5 removed it for unknown reasons. Play 4 first if you're eager to join the discussion post launch.
I remember someone came over with an actual real gun and finished everyone off with a headshot or something along those lines but Saejima still took the fall. Who was that?
Shinada ends up sucking a little bit if you play him as a brawler, since his specialty is counter grappling, and most bosses and stronger enemies are immune to that shit.
His weapon stuff is pretty strong, but since this is not a spin-off game, using weapons ends up feeling a bit limited. He also can't use baseball bats.
Yakuza 3 also had one of the best final boss battles.
Also, has Sega decided to lower the difficulty in the later games?
with exception to video related of course
Are you for real? PS3 has been hacked for nearly 5 years now, it's easy as fuck to install CFW.
I'd assume that a large number of them are, yeah. Yakuza is very similiar to Shenmue, had the same in-house SEGA production crews, and is largely considered a spiritual successor. They are still different games but anyone cam see the similarities the same way Onimusha and Resident Evil are similiar.
even if I saw that coming from 7 chapters away it still got me good
>Yakuza 3 also had one of the best final boss battles.
Mine was more or less desperate attempt at Ryuji v2 and failed miserably being anything remarkable. Not to mention the completely worthless suicide afterwards.
Honestly, even Munakata is a better boss than Mine is.
Can someone remind me what was even the reasoning behind that? Why not let him kill them if he was framed the perpetrator anyhow? Someone later came in and wasted every single one of them anyways.
I might have interpret as the PS3 got hacked and the poster is unwilling get a last gen console to support the franchise unless it comes to PC.
Also, is an E3 flasher still required to downgrade a PS3?
sorry anon but she's just not your little girl anymore
and you know how it goes with idols in Japan...
This series is one hell of a ride.
One moment you have dramatic death scene.
Minutes later you help some dude deliver ice cream to his family. Or run away from not one, not two, but THREE transvestites.
He had great moves (so much so that later games reuse them all the time)m though. Fight had nice music and a pretty climactic feel to it, too.
It's the best fight in the game - without gimmics (Lau-Ka wasn't fun because of them) or bullshit sudden insta-death QTEs (like Yakuza 2 finale)
> run away from not one, not two, but THREE transvestites
oh fuck why did you have to remind me
Mine doesn't compare to Ryuji of course. I'm just making a comparison and observation that the bosses have been easier with progressive games. The AI was not as aggrasive, as an example Majima gave me problems in Yakuza 1 but in 4 he doesn't move about as much.
At least Mine had an awesome theme going for his fight.
why don't more games include real life brands for beverages and food. It creates so much extra atmosphere and sucks you into the setting even more. I love reading the descriptions of all the drinks in bars and wish they did the same for food.
>dem delicious pictures of octopus balls
>thinking about when i had them in osaka
You're fine with your cute little Haruka having to fuck greasy fat old men, producers, cameramen, shake hands with fans with their cum-stained hands and all that shit?
Every idol has to go through that if they want to go big, you know.
> those fucking perverts that just won't let go
where the fuck is her security? and what if one of those thuggy fucks decides he wants to take her back to his place?
sorry guys, can't sympathize, I was laughing out loud the whole scene. so cheesy and silly.
Start of Osaka Castle hit me hard though, shame no scene in this whole series came close
I want the Okinawan town to come back and be expaned on at some point, it was maximum comfy but there just wasn't much to do there in 3
>all those komaki tiger drops
how the fuck
Haruka may or may not have avoided all that (plot spoilers for the end of the game:
she retires from the idol buisiness at the end)
That notlesbian idol duo that she befriends probably didn't though, their boss looks like an actual yakuza and everything
I'm partial to Bowling myself. Despite being a mini-game they really put the effort in to make it look, feel, and sound satisfying when you knock down a load of pins, pick up a spare, or completely whiff.
I'm partial to bowling, but the crazy shit like the water fall training in Kenzan to the bullet hell shooter in Ishin are so memorable on how bizarre they are. Fuck that massage parlor crap, that whole quickly use the left stick to quickly get the bar up by spinning clockwise is completely pointless.
Fishing got way better in the newer titles like 5 - 0 which I love.
>Members must strive constantly for popularity if they wish to retain their spot, and girls who contravene strict rules – such as having boyfriends – are dropped back into the general talent pool.
>Where line-up changes often sound the death-knell for musical acts, the frequent rotation of AKB's members is key to keeping them at the top of Japan's pop scene.
>Fans are currently voting for the girl they want to lead the collective for the next year, using ballot slips only available with the purchase of their newest single. The results will be announced in a nationally televised extravaganza on 7 June.
Oh god, this is so cruel and devious. I want to hate it, but I love it.
I swear, it was like Nagoshi and his team were doing a political statement on how the CIA is so fucking incompetent. How else would you explain that albert wesker clone getting away with doing all that action and it wasn't until the end they figured out he wasn't actually CIA.
> Also the massage minigame in 4 for being hilarious
I fapped to it
>or should I just play Ishin/Zero in the meantime?
It should be coming out this month they said unless they run into anymore problems, and no don't jump into those just yet, especially not Zero. It may be hard to go back to playing older games. Not saying that applies to everyone including myself, but just putting that out there.
Why did your partner try to kill me
WHAT NO WAY WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?! OH THAT"S BECAUSE WE SECRET, WE CIA
I don't care about these things.
Shame they removed mahjong in Y3, I was unpleasantly surprised at the start of the game. They left KoiKoi in, so I had buttloads of money anyway.
Shogi minigame in Y2 was hard for me, I never played it before and wanted to finish this sidequest for some reason.
> yfw Yakuza 5 will sell like shit in the West once again because most people don't even have a PS3 anymore
just kill me
I remember thread that lasted 350+ replies.
SO WE KNOW THE NAME OF THE BRACKU MONDAY LEADER, BUT WE JUST CAN'T FIND THE GUY!
ALSO, MY PARDNER'S TEAM IS NOT RESPONDING. BUT TIS OKAY, THEY ARE SECRET AGENTS! FEEL FREE TO KICK THEIR ASSES!
I can't wait to date my javfu if I end up importing zero.
I don't think people realize how hard it is for a big name company like SEGA to keep localizing games that keep selling like shit which translates into mean loss just to appease their die-hard fans.
> OMG SEGA YOU SO STUPID WHY U NO LOCALIZE Y DON U LIKE MONEY
because the games sell like shit every. single. time. it's literally not worth the money or effort
And to think, Kashiwagi had to die for this shit.
The problem is, you can't exactly blame fans for this problem. Yes the games are big and take time to localize, but the thing is, Sega isn't exactly doing themselves any favors by not marketing the game after they failed to make it big with 1.
Hostesses girls? 5.
Honestly, i'm glad Sony decided to bite it and localize 5 even though it may our last chance of seeing Yakuza in the west. But miracles don't happen twice right?
i hope i'm wrong
Like a said times before, it's Sega's own fault:
1) Present a new IP as a GTA clone when market has tons of them and people are tired
2) Make a horrible dub that ruins the mood. Don't forget to spend money on famous actors... and butcher their perfomance with bad sound direction and editing.
3) Don't promote any other game after the failure of the first one, but keep localizing it (so you can one day fuck over growing fan-base and say "we did all we could").
Ishin could've been a good PS4 early title, profitable one.
HD Editions could've been realised on PSN long time ago.
Nope. Gotta make a WiiU port of HD edition and lose money on that!
Oh and also 4, but I think it was because they wanted to focus more on point the gameplay aspect and it takes a lot longer to woo the girls this time anyways, so I'm kinda glad they didn't went overboard and tried to get like 10 girls or something.
I remember you're able to dress up the hostess in school girl costumes and bring them around to shoot zambies up.
Kenzan having hostess is new to me. Does Isshin have them too?
Well not hostess per say, but yuujos which work the same way except writing wise and yeah Ishin has yuujos as well.
It got annoying in Kenzan because you had to beat them at parlor games to advance their progress bar and some games the AI basically cheat and the more expensive girls are way harder to beat.
They've really up the facial capture with the new engine 5 has. Not complaining that we're only having 5 hostess since we're getting a large package of minigames, hell Haruka's entire story is literally one gaint minigame.
>that body language which spells confident except the girl on the right
>that qt3.14 haircut and that butterface
Please tell me shes not a JAV.
Play 1 & 2, and if can import the HD Edition and use a guide because its worth it. Kenzan, 3, 4, Dead Souls, 5, Ishin, and 0. The latter two are also on PS4 which I'm gonna have to say, are the definitive versions and feel silky smooth with the 60 fps.
50. Yeah, you can focus on your favorite, you gain both free levels and levels in a specific tree. So if you maxed out the single sword tree by using free points, you can replace these free points with sword points and use the free points you got back to level another tree.
Thank god, Isshin only has one bitch and she's irrelevant to everything.
>All that shit you had to do to fight Amon
>Which include the brothels because they're tied to the favors in the game which act as the game's substories
If I can say one thing I absolutely hate about Kenzan it was that, god damn that was fucking irritating to do all that shit to unlock one fight.
speaking of hostess girls
I think the only one I liked in 4 was that cop's only girl
Not to worry, I couldn't either and the ones in 5 are much much easier as they have been refined and the requirements for completion of them are way smaller and forgiving compared to 3 and Kenzan.
One of these days I'm gonna have to buy a ps3 for yakuza... When the hell's it gonna drop down in price to $50 or something reasonable for a dead console? Like back when gamestop was selling new PS2 slims for $30.
I suppose, you are playing an old game and need to get good at it since its an actual game and with nuance to it, but you with infinite reties and you're more on the race against the clock to beat it under an hour which isn't too bad and it could have been a lot worse.
Its not easy peasy, but its manageable since there are plenty of strategies to take care of each opponent.
I don't buy used hardware. Seems like a bad idea, especially if I don't plan on ever replacing it/upgrading it.
Better yet though when are they gonna make the games available on PSN for the PS4? That's a thing they sometimes do, right?
They only do that through PS Now. Which fucking blows because it's always laggy unless you have fiber internet or something.
They may put PS3 games on PSN for PS4 next year though
Yeah besides VF2, which you can cheese enemy opponents anyways, and gold which thankfully someone wrote up a useful guide to make it piss easy, nothing in the game will make you want to rip your hair off like 3 or something like in Dead Souls ultimate battle throwing match.
Same goes for Ishin and 0, besides like two luck based trophies, they're manageable games in comparison to 3. Like 5/6 difficulty, the 6 being the length to get the plat to 3 being 7.5/8 because of how unforgiving the mini games could be and ultimate challenge actually being quite hard at times.
Depends on your version. I had just the right model when CFW first happened with Kmeaw. So all it required was a dongle install. 5 mins tops. I did lose PSN.
Nowadays there are stuff like 3k3y which does require opening up the PS3, but it's supposedly undetectable by SONY and allows you to connect external NTFS drives.
Yakuza story summery KIWAMI
Kazuma Kiryu is an up and coming yakuza from Tojo Clan. His nickname (Dragon of Dojima) says it all - he is loyal, strong, well-spoken and honorable man.
Everything's great for Kazuma - he has a loving stepfather, great friend Nishki, and wonderful girlfriend Yumi. And to top all that? he's going to have his own crime family.
One night something terrible happens - Nishki kills his and Kazuma's own boss, Dojima, because the latter tried to rape Yumi. Knowing full well that this is a hanous crime in yakuza society, Kiryu decides to take blame for the murder. After all, Nishki has an ill sister to look out for. And so, Kazuma goes to jail.
Kazuma is released - his foster father bailed him. Apperantly, someone robbed Tojo Clan, and it's up to Dragon of Dojima to find stolen 10 billion yen.
Everything's changed - Nishki's sister died, he and got his own clan and became a jerk. Yumi dissapeared without a trace in 1996.
Soon after his release Kazuma finds a key to it all - a young girl named Haruka, who claims to know Yumi and the fate of 10 billion yen.
Kiryu joins forces with detective Date and the unlikely trio starts the search for truth.
Long story short:
Stepfather dies saving Haruka and says that he murdered Kazuma's real parents. He then took Kazuma to an orphanage where he raised him, Nishki and Yumi (children of other yakuza victims).
Yumi is actually Haruka's mother.
Haruja's father is a corrupt polititian who stole 10 billion yen.
Kazuma briefly becomes the new head of Tojo Clan (The Fourth Chairman).
Polititian kills Yumi (accidently, he wanted to kill Kazuma, but Yumi stood on his way).
Nishki acts as a bad guy most of the story and gets his ass kicked by Kiryu, but redeems his actions by blowing up money, polititian and himself, saving Kazuma and Haruka.
Kazuma lost all those who were dear to him and it takes Date to snap him out of depression. Kiryu decides to raise Haruka in memory of his lost love.
Yakuza 5 is just a kickstarter for the future of the games in the West. And it's like 30 bucks, you cheap bastard.
But I get you, this will be my first game I buy on my hacked PS3 and it's hard to do. But 100 copies can be live or dead in the West ( the games sell so low here).
The entire series put together hasn't sold that much in the west.
Yakuza 2 ~24k
Yakuza 3 ~50k
Yakuza 4 ~20/30k
Yakuza Dead Souls ~6k
They sell insanely low. I don't even blame Sega anymore (still the Zero marketing is a big problem even today with 5).
Someone need to post threads on big gaming forums for Yakuza 5 to do the job for Sega, otherwise the game is dead on arrival.
>Yakuza Dead Souls ~6k
Really? I mean I know it's the worst yakuza game, but no wonder they don't want to localize them anymore.
Ishin and Kenzan would probably sell around the same, fuck.
Bullshit, it wouldn't sell that low, these two games could easily get around 30K with word of mouth of being some of the two best samurai games in the industry. The appeal of the Edo period alone would get different fans who want that more than the modern era, which you will see every now and then on threads and forums.
And again, it isn't as hard to market it, just show the fucking games off at press conferences in the west, show people footage of certain moments in the story to set the mood and then show gameplay and heat moves up the ass, with plenty of minigame shots to go along with it. Maybe some banners on video game related websites, send out preview builds or at least have them at conventions.
These are what they do in japan and more, but they won't even try since 1 didn't sell as much as they wanted with that all star cast. But that was a horrible job and they have only themselves to blame for it, not fans.
Where the fuck did you pull those numbers from?
Dead Souls has 16k owners, Y3 42k owners, Y4 44k owners on PSNprofiles alone. And that's probably just half of the total amount of owners.
>The appeal of the Edo period alone would get different fans who want that more than the modern era, which you will see every now and then on threads and forums.
Yet Way of the Samurai sells badly. We're never going to see the not-WotS series in the west either.
I think people will not care about Yakuza in the West even with marketing. It's just too japanese and not animu for the weaboos to eat it up.
And the mediocre Fallout 4 in the Fall will destroy any chance for non fans to even try Yakuza 5.
Is there even a point in trying to promote the game on forums and gaming sites? Otherwise the game will sell less than Dead Souls.
Those were niche to begin with even in Japan, anon. They never sold that extremely well, and according to XSEED WotS 4 did at least 50k on PS3 as a digital only with no marketing whatsoever.
Plus no offense to that series as I love it too, and its dead because Japan's marketing collapsing and lower sales, not the West's fault, but Ryu ga Gotoku 2 edo period games surpass it many ways.
And we aren't going to see them because they can't even market the mainline games well, I mean why the hell is it called Yakuza? You aren't in the Yakuza and are doing unlike Yakuza things, and the spin off games have largely nothing to do with the Yakuza. They wanted to pass it along as Japanese GTA which was a huge mistake.
Like I get it, even Naughty Dog changed with the times with games like J&D 2 and 3 because of the release and success of GTA3 as mascot platformers were apparently dying As a business they need to follow some trends.
I sympathize, but its foolish for markets to try and trick players into a game when it has its own merits to stand on its own two legs and in ways better than the game they want to market it as, as a facade and not the game itself.
YOU GONNA GET IN MY FACE?
> It's just too japanese and not animu for the weaboos to eat it up.
The whole focus of the games is to please Japanese players first and foremost.
>Those were niche to begin with even in Japan, anon.
It's pretty much irrelevant considering it's niche in west just like Yakuza is.
>and its dead
No, I can't memorize the games name but there's the PS3/Vita games with different protags that's pretty much WotS by different name.
Soon for real:
The game is pretty much finished. I think this is the first game in 5 years that I will 100 %.
I would have pretty much quit gaming if not for Yakuza 5 by now.
Those aren't really WotS games though and aren't even as good and I point I bring up of it being niche is because of the how the game is designed and that its extremely low budget and has no marketing even in Japan unlike Ryu ga Gotoku.
Yet the "Too japanese" feel is what gives it the appeal because your embodying a vastly different culture, almost like an exchange student program ad the insane attention to detail of the cities and little businesses that make up the exploration.
The only thing I agree is that the game's release is an issue as its almost 3 years after the release in japan and selling only as a digital download on a last gen console. If they keep their sales expectations reasonable it could succeed or enough for them to reconsider and give the series a chance on PS4, and no I doubt it will sell as bad as Dead Souls.
>It's pretty much irrelevant considering it's niche in west just like Yakuza is.
But WotS is a budget title from the get-go.
Yakuza, on the other hand, is a japanese AAA-title. It was a strange little experiment back in 2005, but now it's a big brand (in Japan).
And if only they didn't fuck up marketing, it would sell.
Like... fucking Persona sells okay, right? It's waaay more japanese anumu shit.
Ryu ga gotoku has soul and heart, that's why.
It doesn't feel like any other yearly release out there (like Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty).
Sure, it's a brand, it's business, but you can tell that developers care about consumers not because of the profit, but because they want people to play fun videogame first.
I want to play Yakuza 2 but it's stupid expensive for a physical copy over here, and I don't have a
rig to run an emulator on yet. However, I have one of the older PS3's that can run PS1 and PS2 games through that built in emulator. If I burn a Yakuza 2 ISO onto a disc and put it in my PS3, would it work?
>Yakuza, on the other hand, is a japanese AAA-title.
No it isn't. It reuses assets like crazy and beyond new coats of paint the stuff hardly changes. If anything, most of the money is funneled towards licensing music and ads of in-game locations and products.
>It's waaay more japanese anumu shit.
It's Japanese anime shite. Yakuza is not anime, it's literally weeaboo tier stuff so you can be part of their ebin culture (for us) for Japanese players who it is aimed towards to it's just to make them at home.
If any other company did what they did with the main setting of Kamuracho I'd probably be less into it, but feeling as if you're witnessing and creating history, which gets revisted, continuation, and or just simple construction projects start in one game but don't get finished until the next is so cool.
It makes you feel invested and rewards you for sticking with the games all the way through, and that's why I always recommend the PS2 games and say to hell with those shitty retrospects in 3 and 4.
Wow, they even improved the hostess stuff.
I do enjoy that stuff, unlike most western fans, but 10 hostess in Yakuza 4 was a bit much even for me ( and you need like 10 visits each to see all the dialog).
I would say myself it reuses even more stuff than AC and CoD, but I'm fine with since it's fun and improves everytime. And it's not like we get every new game every year
Spin offs are almost like tests, alpha for new mechanics in main games. Like Kenzan to 3, Dead Souls to Binary Domain, Ishin for switchable style in Zero, even Kiwami, which will be Zero with one city and one character.
Personally I'm waiting for BO3 this year.
Animations - yeah, they didn't really change since the first game (5, though, has more frames).
But everything else refines every game.
Like - 5 has hunting and driving, both of which are new features with new animations, game mechanics and sounds.
Base game feels the same, yeah, but details get changed, improved.
It's the best kind of game, in the middle ( that shit existed before 2007).
It's not indie hipster trash and it's not boring AAA cinematic blob for the facebook generation.
Middle-budget gaming studios know how to do their job.
5 feels faster than 3 and 4, while Zero goes back to 2's fast paced gameplay and improves upon the base significantly. Ishin is just another beast in itself. Same with Kenzan, they're trying to achieve vastly different things.
Nigga Kamurocho is a staple and it's recycled over and over again.
Even if something gets a new coat of paint it doesn't mean it wasn't made of recycled assets.
They wouldn't have time to do tons of shit anew to make for the annual releases.
>it's probably a hipster thing. If it was more popular I would have hype it less.
No. Hipster thing is if you would hate it when it gains mainstream approval.
Let's say Yakuza 5 really explodes, just a hypothetical scenario.
>Oh, I hate those Yakuza 5 faggots, they ruined everything. Now I hate this franchise it was better when no one played it.
You just want to spread the love. Partially because it means more sales and more chances of getting a new game.
Ah, middle-budget gaming studios, that was the shit back in the circa 1997-2001 for PC cRPG gaming.
I don't get why middle-budget stuff cease to exist. Even movies are just AAA Hollywood or indie since the 90's.
Seeing the lower sales of 0 in Japan broke my heart, and that the rest of the Asian market had to save it, but it was due to the game being on PS3 as well.
I really hope games Kiwami pushes people to get a PS4 in Korea and China because its the only way for the series to survive if the Japanese don't jump on the PS4 fast enough or have just gotten enough of it, and that's what I care about.
But that's what zi love about it, it's not low-tier waifubait kusoge trying to appeal to me with qt animu girls, it actually feels like a Japanese game, and I love it for that, that's what makes it cool and unique.
Why does America get to shove it's culture and ideologies down everyone's throats but others can't? I want to experience as much of foreign cultures as I can, and Ryu Ga Gotoku also happen to be fantastic games.
Why are people such narrow-minded sheep?
It sold over 200K in like a month or two in Japan with the PS3 version outselling it like Ishin by a margin, with the Chinese market buying about another 200K in a month mostly the PS3 version, just google it and you will find it pretty easily I think.
I suppose, its just that once 5 hit, its been as its highest peak in quality and it stayed there back to back releases since, I don't want to see it end just yet ;_;.
>As of June 2015, the game has sold over 500,000 copies within Japan and Chinese-speaking regions of Asia
>ega president Haruki Satomi stated that the Chinese version of the game sold more than originally expected
The fighting style was wasted on Tanimura
And I like the guy, he had one of the best sub-stories with all the immigration stuff.
But we will never see the guy again, because of the actor.
And that dodge style would have been perfect for Haruka in Y6.
Yakuza threads really are the best.
I wish my games didn't get stolen. Somebody broke in last month and took, among other things, Yakuza 1, 2, 3 and 4. I'm more upset about losing them than anything.
>because of the actor.
Did we ever get the answer as to why he never showed up again? I hear in 5 they mention him getting reassigned to another division because he was caught gambling again and did Nagoshi ever explain why?
That's why you hear about the Asian market saving the series now, because its mostly true.
Well, they can improve it and put it in Yakuza 6.
Too bad about the actor, though.
Tanimura was pretty nice. I actually wanted to hate the guy after I saw the install screen. Looked like some Justin Bieber fucker.
Actually, I thought I wouldn't like all the new protagonists in 4, but in 10 minutes here I am, enjoying Akiyama's dumb and lazy attitude..
They had lower expectations.
If we forget about Japan, on the west it would most likely sell better when compared to Asia, it's just there's difference between publishing physical game in few Asian countries and rest of the world.
I wish they could release them digital like with Y5, since it's better than nothing and no additional costs for physical release.
For what I've heard the actor for Tanimura is popular and maybe had other job offers to take also it may be because his plot have been already solved by the end of the game and making him appear in other games may be overdoing it
I'm on i5 3470 and it's easily butter smooth.
Here's my settings.
I've made a pic because I've lost old one. Just get SVN build of PCSX2 (not stable) and use these settings. Should work good.
I was able to emulate Yakuza 1 relatively well, but with Yakuza 2, using D3D 11 makes everything blurry. Using D3D 9 causes frame drops everywhere.
I think I was using these settings but I'll double check when I get home. I'm on i5-4690 and GTX 970
>I was able to emulate Yakuza 1 relatively well, but with Yakuza 2, using D3D 11 makes everything blurry. Using D3D 9 causes frame drops everywhere.
Try OpenGL, it works pretty good
I like the Nair stuff but that was about it really in regards to him. His style felt weird to me, it was a pretty small moveset with heat moves off of everything but they all lacked the punch that heat moves usually have (due to him being a cop and all that)
>guy just spams jump
>other guy tells him he needs to hit the other button
>continues to spam jump
Agreed, For Buddy was the worst offense.
How you go for this amazing track
Remix is once masterfully
Then shit all over it here
I still feel bitter they just wrote off Sayama from the story. Especially when I shipped her with Kiryu hard.
All the styles in 4 and cool and all, but Tanimura style was the most different and interesting. He was my favorite.
Too bad he had like only 1 proper boss fight in the main story (the fake Yakuza cop). And I don't get why, Saejima had like 6.
Real balance right here. Maybe they did run out of money by the 3rd part.
His Amon fight was cool though.
I liked some of the combat tracks, but I agree they abused it a bit too much especially for Majima's style tracks.
One of the reasons I hate 3's plot even more, just felt like they took a giant dump on the previous game's plot.
The first game is kind of stiff in terms of combat, but the combat also greatly improves from 1 to 2, and combat continues to improve throughout the series.
Also 1 has a pretty bad English dub while all of the other games use the Japanese audio and English subs
If you like the general idea of 1, though, I think you should stick with the series
Yeah, it's fine. Yakuza threads are not normal 4chan shitposting stuff, so no one will care about nerd internet site fights.
And post about it on other gaming forums for more people to know.