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You know the drill.

I'm pretty tired of those fucking Fallout 4 Threads, let's talk about good games for a change.
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first for bob utsunomiya
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>>315379973

Muh nigga
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I want to do things with Haruka.
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>>315380132
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.
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>>315379919
that's not a ladder..
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>>315380454
>mfw Kiryu, Majima, Phoenix and Maya teamup in the recent PxZ2 trailer
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>>315380294
>the scene with saejima and haruka in 4
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Do you guys think this game will come out this month? Can't fucking wait anymore.
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>>315380631
I'd say this was way more tense than any horror game from recent years.
Developers really nailed uneasyness
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>>315380668
i can't even get my hands on it before my friend finishes it and let's me have his ps3
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>>315380631
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>>315380294
>I want to do things with Haruka.
What things, anon?
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When is release date?
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>>315379919

>Want to play Yakuza 3 and 4
>Don't own a PS3 anymore

Also is Yakuza 5 still being localized or is that still just a dream?
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>>315380514
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
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>>315380897
No, it's not a dream. Not anymore, at least.

>>315380929
>Cause that can cause all sorts of infections.
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>>315380897
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.

>>315380929
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
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ISHIN TRANSLATION WHEN
HNGGGGGHH
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>>315380132
>>315380427
Now that's what I call midlife crisis.
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>>315381206
He's great. Fucks models, bros with the Yakuza and makes sweet games. My midlife crisis will be just a tupé probably.
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>>315381206
Aside from literally turning into a dried tomato he seems to be doing alright for himself. He somehow survived Sega's constant staff reshufflings over the past few years.
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>>315381010
>>315381049

Is Y5 only comming to the PS3 or can we expect it on 4 too? Hope
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>>315381451
PS3 only, but you can probably use PSNow to play it on PS4.
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>>315381451
PS3 digital only, they're not going to make a PS4 port just for the western audience
hell Sega had to be bribed just to bring this game over at all
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>>315381451
Only PS3.
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>>315379919
fuck, Kiryu looks terrible from Y3. They should have stuck with his looks from Y1.
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>>315381732
Kiryu from Yakuza 5, Ishin and 0 is alright.
Kiwami Kiryu looks pretty strange, though.
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This franchise has the best install screens. What's your favorite?

Dead souls install got me pretty hype
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>>315381883
You just can't top this. It's perfection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrkG-ew3QUg
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>>315381938
5's install is impossibly good. That's probably my favorite Yakuza song, too.
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When is the next twitch stream? I suppose we're getting the announcement of the release date by then.
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You know Y5 is going to sell like shit and will be the last localized Yakuza game right?
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>>315382643
It can't be helped man. Im just glad its getting a another chance in the west.
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>>315382643
Yeah, but atleast we're still getting 5. It's the biggest Yakuza game so far, really glad.
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What about just cause 3?
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>>315381938
>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.
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>>315383351
It's a shame but I don't see how an installation would be necessary since it's a digital only release.
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>still no preorder in EU

i dont wanna miss that discount
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>>315383601
Apparantly EU gets the discount during the first week of release or something
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>>315383418
I recall the digital release of Y4 and DS had install screen but my memory is muddy.
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Is Ishin worth importing? I know there is no chance in hell of it ever getting localized.

Where would you guys rank it in comparison to all the other games?
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>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.
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>>315380427
yeah

galo sengen.
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>>315384008
If it's anything like Kenzan it should be pretty fun. Just keep in mind Yakuza is a series intended for adults so the kanji level is pretty brutal.
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>>315384239

I never played Kenzan unfortunately.

I did see a site that had a very intricate english guide with all the sidequests and everything, so I'm tempted of giving it a try.
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>>315384351
not that anon. There multiple throw backs to the original franchise with the music remixes. Just download the demo if you want a hands on with the combat system.
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>>315380742
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>>315384509

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?
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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?
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>>315385000
Ishin is better than Kenzan from what I've heard.
Kenzan was a fun experiment with new hardware (PS3).
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>>315385000

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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>>315385546
Yeah, I'm kinda thinking the same. PS3 will even get Persona 5 and Star Ocean 5, at least here in Japan.

On the other hand playing the worse version of something is kinda eh.
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>>315380132
That guy is incredibly ugly.
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>>315384892
It Zero does get localize i can't imagine it would be soon. If you know abit of moon and have to cash go for it, the story is pretty straightforward this time.
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>you will never have a Yakuza HD Collection in English
It could get so many people into the series.
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>>315387304
with the marketing they're giving?nah, that shit wouldn't fly.
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>>315387183

Yeah, I may have to do that. It took them way too long just to release 5.

With the way things are going I may even have to end up importing 6.

Being a Yakuza fan is suffering.
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>>315387397
Especially if you don't know Japanese and have to use some guide to play. That can't be very enjoyable way to play.
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>>315387104
This ugly son of a bitch is fucking beautiful women doing nothing, and basically you're fucking retarded.

Click here to find out how.
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>>315387646
The funny thing is that there are 2 JAV girls in that picture.
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>>315387478
There's an anon that was working on encoding Kenzan and he pops up every now and then. But again, you'll need cfw on a PS3.
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>>315387397
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.
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>>315387478

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.
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>>315387741
Enlighten me anon, which 2 does JAV?
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>>315387910
>But eh, what can I do?

L E A R N

the magical language commonly known as

J A P A N E S E
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>>315387931

Not him, but I think the one in the white dress is one of them.

I hear they got even more JAV stars for zero.
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>>315387384
Honestly, I would think and hope that 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..
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>>315387931
Rio (Tina Yuzuki, the one in a white dress) and Erena Aihara (the one in the blue dress).
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>>315379919
So let's not talk about Yakuza?
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>>315388058

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.
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>>315387910
Yakuza 5 has platinum requiring you 100% it. There's tons of shit that requires guides to know what to do including fishing that's missable.

So it's guide gaming either way.
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>>315388058
Someone needs to do the "Do it for him" card with Kiryu pictures like the ones we have for the waifu threads.
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>>315388210
After you learn Japanese you'll get interested in the games that didn't get localized.
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>>315388112
Ai Uehara didn't make it in 0. For shame.

>>315388153
Looks like i know what i'll be doing tonight.
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>>315381994
too bad digital only means no install screen for us
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>>315383872
no they didnt
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>>315379919

Colour me surprised, almost 80 post and still no JAV.
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>>315380718
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.
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So what are some of your favorite Yakuza songs? A couple of mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa65zMlDcL0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuvrLTgWWPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BGNHN4PQo&index=22&list=PL172094E178B31FF8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR7OahhCVx8&list=PL3911D548F96232E9
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Have you heard?!
SEGA announced KIWAMI translation!
Korean
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>>315389613
OH BOY
NOW I DON'T HAVE TO LEARN JAPANESE!
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>>315389450
And they're probably going to pull a Usagi drop ending with Yakuza 6.
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>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
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Hi guys.
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.
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>>315389724
>tfw when i don't have to learn Japanese after Y0 announced an asian edition
>tfw they're planning to do it for Y6 and possibly for their future games
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>>315389612
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoqI_MyccN4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDq0s2_IZu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbO6HZ7ZE1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrzsAwvSb3o
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>>315389838
They might as well at this point, Haruka pretty much is his wife by Yakuza 3
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>>315390132
Don't give up, anon! So many Yakuza fans will be happy to finally play Kenzan.
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>>315390132
You're that Kenzan anon! Good to hear the progress.

You can do it anon. Do it for the Dream
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>>315390324
>literally all final bosses theme

mah nigga

You missed one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pONkmj4trhE
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>>315390324

Good shit man!

>dat zero song

Fuck, I need to hurry up and import this already.
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>>315390637
>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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz3ogNNy4bc

Good taste though. I've listened to Fly so much that it's ingrained in my head.
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>>315389450
True but at least it something someone in real life might worry about rather than zombies or my evil self from another dimension.
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Even if it has 0 chance of happening

I want the next Sony Experience to announce Kiwami or 6 localization
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>>315390527
>>315390516
I'll do my best. For Haruka
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So we can all agree Machine Gun Kiss is the best Karaoke song, right?
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>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.
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>>315391641
Maybe we should try and create one?
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>>315391776

I'd be for it. I'd try to bump it whenever possible.
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>>315380668

> dad walks in
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>>315391630

KAMUROCHO LULLABY FOR LIFE NIGGA!!!
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>>315391845
As wonderful as it may sound, i doubt it will last long. Do it when Yakuza 5 comes over or something because there will not be enough discussions.
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>>315391641
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.
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>>315391926
>"dad walks in" comic
>not using that manly bath scene in Isshin
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>>315392253
>>315391926
Or the baby-play scene from 2.

Jesus man, you fucked up hard.
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>>315389613
>it's true
I-it'll come to day where we'll be able to play Yakuza the same year as Asians. Right?
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>>315392159

Yeah, that seems like a good idea. I hope I still remember to make one by then. If not I'm sure someone else will... right?
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>>315382643
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.
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>>315392346
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/.
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>>315392553
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.
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>>315392553
>60
It's 30-something
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>>315392553
>PS3 hacked

How?
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>>315392553
>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.
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>>315392746
I don't like Shenmue.
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>>315380668

>idol rhythm shit

It was bad in 3 and the fixation on hostesses/sluts is just stupid. I'd rather more Granny White/ Komaki training sessions or scenarios
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>>315380132

Career:

Toshihiro Nagoshi graduated with a degree in movie production[3] and joined Sega shortly thereafter, working for the second arcade department (AM2) at Sega under Yu Suzuki as a CG designer.[4] 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.[5] By 1998, Nagoshi had his own arcade department, where he worked on SpikeOut.
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>>315391630
I agree, but here's an honorable mention
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB6j9J5zexE
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>>315392746

Shenmue fan here. I really like Yakuza, hell, I even learnt japanese to play every game in the series, but I still prefer Shenmue.
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>>315391470
Good luck, anon.
Have a Haruka.
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>>315393064
Amusement Vision[edit]
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".
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>>315392598

>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.
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akiyama>tanimura>kiryu>saejima

only speaking for gameplay. just not a huge fan of playing giant dudes that stomp shit like that. If we're talking characters then Akiyama>Saejima>Kiryu>>>>>>>>>Tanimura
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>>315393137
Management[edit]
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.[6] 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.[7] By 2009, New Entertainment diminished, and Nagoshi became the R&D Creative Officer of Sega of Japan's Consumer Division.[8] 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.[9][10]
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>>315380514

>Phoenix hanging out with Majima

I need to see this
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I've never played Yakuza

Where do I begin? I have a PC and PS3
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I really hope everyone in this thread buys this game.
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what's the best OST from yakuza?
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>>315393213

Emulate 1 & 2 on PCSX2, play 3, 4 and 5 on PS3.
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>>315393156

I could never get comfortable with Tanimura's fighting style. I know a lot of people like him, but it just wasn't that fun playing as him for me.
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>>315393213
If you want to taste gameplay first - 4. If you want to play like a real human being - emulate Y1 on PC.
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>>315393213
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.
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>>315393213
you can do what >>315393283 says or buy 4 and watch the recaps of the previous games and then finish 4 and buy 5.
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>>315393156
Pretty much on point, son. Tanimura is fun as fuck to play as. You forget a few, though.

Akiyama > 0 Kiryu > 0 Majima > Tanimura > Kiryu > Shinada > Saejima
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>>315385620

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.
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>>315393156
Tanimura as a character is nice, too. Just not as charming.
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>>315393154
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.
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>>315391091

I'd pay good money. I hate buying digital games and I still preordered 5 the second I saw it go up.
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>>315393227
Its the only game i look forward to in 2015 anon and i have to replaying the game from Y1 in anticipation.
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>>315393259

I've got a pretty hefty list but these are my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfmqqAsp-Sk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GoeKzH8zQg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP3nkMtrQZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEQ9iTgwP7Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUiE4gC2a9k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty3BK6IUxuU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCYLjCfvm_A
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>>315393072

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?
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>>315393682
>have been

My bad. Brain has gotten hazy
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>want to play 1 and 2
>can't into moon
>can't emulate
>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

Sega pls
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>>315393602

Was that the one where someone mentioned a pc version and it suddenly got derailed?

Lol this place is such a shithole.
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>>315393763

> Lyricism Without Tears
> 1:04
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>>315393682
>>315393780
Good lad, Not long now left in the year so shouldn't been too far off now.
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>>315393570

Yeah, he's not bad but the problem is he's an A- player and everyone he's competing with is S+.
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>>315393156
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.

>>315393405
How does Shinada play?
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Why does Komaki Parry feel satisfying as fuck to do in Y3 but not in Y4?

Is it the sound effect?
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>>315380742
Just a few seconds more and Kyriu would see that and broke Saejima´s neeck
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>>315380742
fuck. japs really love their cliches
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>>315393259
Every game has a great OST.

My personal favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnrTJqDu6FI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhLKhTbAb8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrzsAwvSb3o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vxy3ufNFbE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqTqkTuP4Uc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa65zMlDcL0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZO2MAwqBxU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pONkmj4trhE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty3BK6IUxuU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd5zGVrdUOg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D-S41l3xM4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0-QDEdbEY8
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> tfw you will never be as good as this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDh0TjqWlcA
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>>315394030
Saejima feels pretty great in 5.
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>>315393845
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
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So how hard are the Haruka chapters in 5?

I'm garbage at rhythm games and kind of worried.
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>>315380668
W-WHAT?

Is this true?
Let´s make this clear are you talking about Yakuza 5, rigth?
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>>315394030
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.
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>>315394481
Yes? Have you been living under a rock for the past year?
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>>315394481
Yes, it's a mini [email protected] game.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD3EOcTG7Qk

BANG BANG
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>>315394459

Lol, I can just imagine the threads if Yakuza ever got a pc version (not that I care if it did).

>YAKUZA COMING TO PC, THOSE 10 OF YOU THAT ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAMES BTFO!!!!!!!
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>>315394460

Super easy, even the sub stories.
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>>315394486
So a defensive character that plays like Clark with command grabs from KOF? Oh boy, Yakuza 5 cant come soon enough!
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>>315379919
Is Yakuza story heavy or can I just start with 4 which I got from PS+?
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>>315393845
Port beggers are virtually in every thread.

>>315394206
Kiryu saw it though.

The whole scene is badly written either way.
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>>315393069
Sasuga Akiyama. no homo
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>>315394532
Heh. More or less.

Last thing i heared was that sega MAYBE would release it on 2015 but i didn´t knew when
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>>315394672
There's reminiscieneincnieice scenes to catch up.

3 & 4 have bad stories so it's whatever.
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>>315394672
The games have an option to review the events of the previous ones, granted all of them combined are like 1 hour long but still
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>>315394647

That's good to hear.

Didn't want to have to break out a dance pad for this.
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>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.
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>>315379919
>release is this month
>PSN still says "Physical media only"
The fuck, EU PS Store?
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>>315394632
no, my ears, please

>>315394672
you can start with 4, it has a long recap
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>>315394670
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLyEzkPV3JA

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.
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>>315394916
They said that there will be no pre-order in EU
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>>315394680
>The whole scene is badly written either way.

I disagree.
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>>315394643
I remember the threads when 1 and 2 HD were announced for Wii U
>i-it's shit anyway, who cares
I hate console wars.
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>>315394139
Never played 3 but sound effect in 1 plays a big part in the feel of the gameplay. Tiger drops and essence of mounting felt heavier and packs a bigger punch in 1 then in 4.
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I still feel like Yakuza 3 was the comfiest game of them all.

That whole Okinawa, orphanage, the beach, fishing, etc.
>>
RUBBER

BULLETS
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>>315395035
I'll never understand why did they bring a series to a console which fanbase will most likely never heard of it, the sales are solid proof of that
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>>315384351

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.
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>>315395067
Like that guy in "Your next favorite" said, it's a beach episode, so it is pretty comfy.
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>>315395007
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.

>>315395035
Well 1 & 2 HD on Wii U flopped hard.
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>>315395067

Same, I know a lot of people hate 3, but it's actually one of my favorite ones.

>dat whole hospital sequence
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>>315395067
Yet it had the worst possible story.
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>>315394680
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?
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>>315395150

[TRIGGERED]
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>>315395290
Atmosphere compensated it for me
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>>315388210

Who gives a shit? Is playing games pleasurable to you? Do you like japanese games? Get off that shitty utilitarian mindset and do something you enjoy for once.
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It's been a while since I played any of the games. Why did Saejima shoot up the restaurant with rubber bullets again?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g5LS2ha3S8

Work fasta, dammit!
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>>315395169
Sega had some partnership with Nintendo back then.
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>>315395390
He was told to, iirc.
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>>315395390
To make his boss a big shot in Tojo clan but said boss ended up as a mindless homeless person who was never seen or mentioned again.

IT WAS A TRAP :-)
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>>315395390
Cause it was a way to go for his clan.
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>>315394672
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.
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>>315395542
>5 removed it for unknown reasons
Unknown STUPID reasons.

I mean - was it that hard to make a montage at least?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFCHuEegsk
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>>315395462
>>315395474
>>315395496

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?
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>>315395067
>That Rikiya death scene

That twisted my stomach into knots
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>>315395761
The guy who arranged everything so he would get rid of his rivals and become a second-in-command in his clan.

It was Gendo Ikari, by the way.
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>>315394030

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.
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>>315395181

What's the max level for the skill trees? Is it possible to just focus on your favorite one?
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>>315395350
yeah same for me, it makes the whole yakuza series feel a lot more "human" if you know what i mean
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>>315394947
Sounds like this is what Tanimura is suppose to play like. I hope he's got some neat heat attack.
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>>315393763
>Theme of Naile

eeeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeeeEEeeE
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>>315388795
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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YOSH
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can't wait till I get >dad walks in'd during this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7MJvFxZ3E
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>>315395841
>Kiryu's voice
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>>315393372
eh.

1 and 2 hasn´t age well but both are fun as fuck to play.
Well, second half 1 when you have most abilities and whole 2
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>>315394368
Yakuza 3 also had one of the best final boss battles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QfNyTStEoM&index=74&list=FLyYAorudCnQ-n5lxszB_rHw

Also, has Sega decided to lower the difficulty in the later games? with exception to video related of course
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>>315392698
Are you for real? PS3 has been hacked for nearly 5 years now, it's easy as fuck to install CFW.

>>315392746
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.
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>>315396373
>that dynamic camera movement

Amazing, its like i'm watching Japanese MTV. Sega definitely has some talented staff working for them.
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>>315396514

> OI
> RIKIYA
> OI

even if I saw that coming from 7 chapters away it still got me good
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>>315396643
>Yakuza 3 also had one of the best final boss battles.
Disgusting.

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.
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>>315395302
RUBBER
BULLETS
>>
why couldn't we get this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV9RrdIUpTI
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>>315395390
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.
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>>315397148
Because it's a hack you silly goose
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>>315396736
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?
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>>315396869
The fight itself was good, shut up.
>>
I had lost my hype for this game but after rewatching some of the scenes from previous games I'm pumped once more.

dat TRUST DAT HONOR DAT MANLYNESS DEM LIFE LESSONS
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Does Haruka slut it up in 5?

I mean I've seen pics of her in those whore idol costumes.
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>>315397406
Literally the same 1v1 as usual, this time with a trash tier character. Even though Lau-Ka Long's weapons were bullshit he was still so much better.
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>>315397526

sorry anon but she's just not your little girl anymore

and you know how it goes with idols in Japan...
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>>315397439

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.

>>315397561
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)
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>>315397784

> run away from not one, not two, but THREE transvestites

oh fuck why did you have to remind me
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>>315396869
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.

>>315397561
At least Mine had an awesome theme going for his fight.
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>It's the best fight in the game
Doesn't say much when the game was one hot pile of shit desu.
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>>315397772
I'm fine with that
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>>315380668
I hope this isn't a major part of the story. I suck shit at rhythm games.
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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
>mfw
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>>315379919
>let's talk about good games for a change.
such as ???
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>>315397148

I always knew some of Kiryu would eventually brush off on Haruka.

Jpop brawler when?
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>>315398090
Half a chapter + Amon fight + other fights + sidestories and shit.

>>315398138
Licensing.
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>>315397952
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>>315398090
It's how she fights in her story chapters.
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>>315395407
>DX12
>Windows 10

BOTNET
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So do we know 5's release date yet? I ordered Kenzan and Dead Souls recently, but I don't want to start them until after I finish 5
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>>315398045

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.
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>>315398285
This month most likely. No set date though.

You might as well play either of the two meanwhile.
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>>315398285
>So do we know 5's release date yet?
Dec. 6th, 2012

Where have you been? Several Yakuza games have been released since then, too.
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>>315398337
>Implying Haruka had to do anything but the last part
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>>315398261
>>315398217
Fuck.
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>>315398189
When I started this thread I expected this kind of responce sooner.
You dissapoint me, shitposter.
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>>315394368
>all that dodge canceling
>tiger dropping left and right without fail

You will never be this good
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>>315398429

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC7pyUN3Mfc

> 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?
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>>315398563
sorrs for the delay. twas doublechecking whether or not my y3/4 saves were still intact after my ps3 had ylod'd for the tenth time
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>>315398719

She probably has the same security guards that akb48 did.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/japanese-girl-band-members-attacked-saw-fan-event
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>>315396847
>>315396514
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
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>>315381938
>this video is not available in your country :\

Jesus christ, jewtube.
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>>315380514
I played the demo and I came buckets at the Yakuza chapter
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>>315398274
it's open source, you can start porting it to your beloved API right now
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>>315395067
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

>>315398337
>all those komaki tiger drops
how the fuck
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>>315388795
WHAT THE FUCK
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>>315395067
While Okinawa and the beach portions were nice the game's plot was garbage and they hardly improved on the formula besides a few new staples introduced.
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>>315398829

> attacking J-pop idols with a saw

what the fuck man
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>>315397772
>>315398337
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
>>
Favorite mini-game?

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.
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>>315398590
>>315399134

I love how the uses the heat actions only once.

> dat cigar finish at almost no health

god damnnnnn
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>>315398836
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZMYROld2pM
cutscene in question. especially part after the flashback.
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>>315398719

at least the dudes didn't jerk off before shaking her hand

maybe
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>>315399765
Fishing on the beach is pretty chill
Also the massage minigame in 4 for being hilarious
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>>315399701
Wasn't Nagoshi's self-insert their boss? Or was he someone else in the Idol business? Can't remember.
>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZURNR3uuHGA

Ill leave this video here
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>>315399701
I'm pretty sure that guy was supposed to look like Nagoshi
who does look like a yakuza I guess
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>>315399765
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.
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>>315398829
>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 hope Kiwami does well sales-wise

I want to see 2 getting an HD remake as well
unless they decide to cripple the difficulty in Nishiki's fight
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>>315400159
And how would they cripple an already easy fight though?
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>>315395290
BURACKU MONDAY
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>>315399765
Mahjong.
First thing I did in Y4, went to Mahjong parlor and won like a billion yen. Running up and down with plates was annoying though.
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>>315399863

you bet your ass they did

and they didn't wash afterwards
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>>315400106

> Fishing got way better in the newer titles like 5

oh baby time to farm those tunas for a million japanbucks a piece
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>>315400234
IT'S ME, TWIN BROTHER OF YOUR STEP-DAD!

>>315400239
Fuck the trophy for getting 6 pairs though.
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>>315400234
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.
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>>315399765

BOXCELIOS
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>>315400232
I dunno he seemed hard to me

Granted I had troubles with Hades Mizawa(who has pretty much the same moveset as Nishiki) in the underground collisseum
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When's 5's localization releasing? I'm itching to play, or should I just play Ishin/Zero in the meantime?

>>315399920
Is there any guide for model swapping this game?
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>>315400390
IM ACTUALLY NOT BAD LIKE YOU THOUGHT THE LAST 15 HOURS IM CIA JUST DOING WHAT IM TOLD
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>>315399893

> Also the massage minigame in 4 for being hilarious

I fapped to it
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>>315400390
>IT'S ME, TWIN BROTHER OF YOUR STEP-DAD!

HEY, YOU MAY WANNA SIT AND LISTEN TO ME, CAUSE I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS WACKY PLOT FOR AN HOUR STRAIGHT!
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>>315400497
>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.

>>315400553
Why did your partner try to kill me
WHAT NO WAY WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?! OH THAT"S BECAUSE WE SECRET, WE CIA
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>>315400390
>trophy
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.
>>
I played hostess dating mini game with my sister. She had fun.
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>>315400651
Nah, I just fly in your super stealth jet with Haruka.
Oh shit, forgot to feed my dog, back to the jet.
>>
>almost to 300

Do Yakuza games ever get these many posts? I can't remember. I guess people must be getting sick of all the fallout 4 threads.

Onward to 500!
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>>315400658
WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY PARTNER WAS THE LEADER OF BLACK MONDAY ALL ALONG THATS WEIRD
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> 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
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>>315399765
>no one mention hostess dress up

I hope it comes back in Yakuza 5 as Akiyama's main sub quest.
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>>315400651
OH NO THE ORPHANAGE GOT BULLDOZED
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>>315400765
I don't know why people don't like the hostess minigame

Kiryu acting like a pimp is hilarious and making girls wet just by giving them presents is fun
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>>315400841
I remember thread that lasted 350+ replies.

>>315400870
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!
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>>315400895
I'm not going to lie, the only reason I still have my PS3 is Yakuza 5.
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>>315400930

I can't wait to date my javfu if I end up importing zero.
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>>315400903
AND KIRYU GOT STABBED!
HOW DO WE...?!

Oh, they repaired the whole thing off-screen and Kiryu's okay.
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>>315400578
>fapping to the masseur
Man those facial renders on NPCs were horrible. Thanks got they fixed up the hostess faces in 5.

i'm guilty of it too
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>>315400895

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
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>>315401110
How many JAV's are we dealing with in 5?
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And to think, Kashiwagi had to die for this shit.
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>>315401338

Not sure. Anyone know who got into 5?
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>>315401443
What did they even kill him for?
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>>315401443
At least we have Zero and Kiwami to remember him
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>>315401443
At least he kind of got some more screen time and importance in Ishin
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>>315401259
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.

>>315401338
Hostesses girls? 5.
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>>315401259
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
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>>315401259
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!
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>>315401610
Something twin brother something something CIA something keep secrets at all costs
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What are some good Yakuza movies to watch while waiting for Yakuza 5? I've seen most of them by now though.
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>>315401864
Here ya go
http://blogs.sega.com/2015/10/16/top-5-movies-to-get-hyped-for-yakuza-5/
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>>315401652
5 JAVs in Yakuza 5? That makes all the date-able hostesses JAVs! Looks like they have been increasing the JAV counts every subsequent game.
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>>315401926
I've seen them all. Yojimbo is not even a Yakuza movie desu. Still a great movie tho
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>>315401958
Well actually its less by 2 with Dead Souls and Kenzan, but I don't really mind since the dating aspect got a huge overhaul and its way more enjoyable now.
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>>315399765
I don't play minigames.
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is this game still about Japanese mafia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGyvUQek-tg&t=44s
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>>315402060
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.
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>>315402060
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?
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>>315393227
>2 dogs turned into 6
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>>315400895
I will never understand why people sell their game consoles just because the new one came out that has no games and no backwards compatibility.
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>>315402315
Well not hostess per say, but yuujos which work the same way except writing wise and yeah Ishin has yuujos as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTBYdjMxNaw

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.
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>>315402308
Girl on the right is a qt.
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>>315402308
Those are certainly some noses they have on their faces.
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>>315402615

well she has sucked tons of black cock so I wouldn't get my dick up
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>>315402615
She really is.
Girl on the left is a bitch, though.
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Which Yakuza games can I play on my PS3? I want to start this series.
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>>315402308
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.

Mein nigga>>315402615
>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.
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>>315402846
As far as localized games go - 3, 4, 5 and Dead Souls.

If you're an importer than you can play the entire series bar the PSP spinoffs on it.
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>>315402846
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.
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>>315402846

3 or 4.

Dead Souls is shit, avoid it unless you end up becoming a big fan and feel like you need to play them all.
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>>315402308
>that thumbnail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU
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>>315402308

gonna need some names for uh.... research, yeah
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Has Satomi Yuria ever been in? She wasn't even in the poll...

At least Mana is in.
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>>315403330
Girl on top left is a JAV actress Rio... and she can sing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U70lNNXw2nY
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>>315402846
play original ps2 games on pcsx
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>>315395863

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.
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>>315403330
Lily did not look good in-game, especially compared to her likeness

I remember the hostess on the top-right being a weirdo. Insisted on calling Kiryu "my lord" or something.
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>>315403330

Wow, the irl versions look much better.

I guess 3dpd can be good for something sometimes.
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>>315403538

Alright sounds good.

The grind doesn't bother me anyway. I mean if I'm going to spend $90+ importing this, then I want it to last anyway.
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>>315403463
She got the looks to boot as well. She's half Portuguese isn't she?
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>>315403867
Brazilian, so she is pretty interesting type.
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>>315403330

bottom left's 3DP is damn son

she have porn?
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>>315395181
Yeah, that and 0 are a bit too grindy, you don't get enough exp and money to level in their respective sub stories.
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>>315403570
>calling Kiryu "my lord" or something.
They translated Kiryu-sama to My load Kiryu
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>>315402525

Thank god, Isshin only has one bitch and she's irrelevant to everything.
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>>315402525
>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.
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>>315404001

> My load Kiryu

shut up Michiru
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>>315404001
What a typo.
Some freudian shit right there.
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>>315398719
since I don't care for platinum-ing the game I'll just be the bitchiest and worst idol ever during these non-rhythm segments I guess
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speaking of hostess girls

I think the only one I liked in 4 was that cop's only girl
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>>315403959
She's a booth babe or something
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>>315403173
http://gematsu.com/2012/10/yakuza-5-hostess-screenshots

If the same principle holds, character voice and looks should be the same as the person they are modeled after.
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>>315404596

Probably wont be going for platinum either. I was always really bad at most of the mini games, so I could never platinum 3.

FUCK YOU MINI GAME MASTER!
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>>315405019
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.
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>>315405221

How strict are the requirements for the batting cage in particular? I always fuck up when you lose your reticle.
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>>315405464
Ones in 3 were like 18/20 to 20/20, now they're like 3/6 to 8/12.
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>>315405584
Still, playing through Virtua Fighter 2 is brutal.
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>>315379919
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.
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Have anybody saved story recaps that some anon posted in the previous thread?
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Glad to see all this Yakuza love. 4 was a blast playing with bros watching since it was a mafia drama.
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>>315406367
check craigslist or something
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>>315406132
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.
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>>315406608
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?
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>Yakuza 4 release date Q4 2015
>still nothing announced
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>>315406926
Mid November if everything goes as planned. Where have you been?
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>>315406397
Nope, but since IT WAS ME, AUSTIN, IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, I can type them again, if needed.
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>>315406892
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
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>>315406892
>Better yet though when are they gonna make the games available on PSN for the PS4?
Either they aren't are its not gonna happen for awhile.
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>>315405584

Alright, that seems fair. Thanks senpai.
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>>315406892
So you don't buy used, but still expect to buy a console for less than the price of the games?

You seem pretty delusional, m8.
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>>315407717
It's a dead console. Anyway I wouldn't pay more than $20 for a game on a dead console. Well unless it was rare and I really wanted it.
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>>315407916
>PS3 is a dead console

It literally has 1 year of support left.
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>>315407485
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.
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>>315407916
>dead console
>still sells
>still getting games

Sure thing, bro.
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>>315408067
So 1 more year till I can get it for a pittance. Thank's anon!
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>>315408147
golf*
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.
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>>315407150
Oh, thanks for this summary.
I found it in the archive already.
Copypasted it here if anybody interested: http://pastebin.com/X6aFsCYk
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>>315407916
Stop taking /v/ so damn serious it's all just a joke you moron
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>>315409457
>you moron
I don't like that.
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>>315397393
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.
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>>315406397

Yakuza story summery KIWAMI

>1995
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.

>2005
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.
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>>315410629
>summery
Ow, fuck me and my stupid mistakes.
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>>315408550

Ah fuck, I forgot golf was a thing. The thing that really kills me about golf is the length. It's so annoying having to restart from the first hole if you fuck up.
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>>315410629
Kiryu gained the title of Dragon of Dojima after kicking the shit out of titles previous holder, Keiji Shibusawa IIRC?
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>>315411016
Well, he did it in 0, which didn't exist in 2005.
10 years ago it was just a cool sounding title for a main hero and that's kinda it.
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>>315380132
0 looks like an Asian version of James May.
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>>315392553
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).
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>>315411470
They sell somewhere in the hundred thousand or so. Ain't that low.
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>>315411016
In the first game it was a given title for his exploits, but they expanded upon it by showing those exploits at least in his early career and yes defeating Shibusawa.
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>>315411729
The entire series put together hasn't sold that much in the west.
Yakuza ~56k
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.
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>>315412502
>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.
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HEY YOU
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>still no release date
W H E N
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>>315412858
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.
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>>315412502
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.
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>>315413087
SOON™
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>>315413229
>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.
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>>315412858
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.
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I'm playing through the first game right now. It's fucking great, where is the cheapest place to find the second one? I'm in burgerland
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>>315412901
STUPID
OLD
FUCK
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>>315413348
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.
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>>315413693
Your best bet is probably eBay.
You can probably get it for $50 at the lowest
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>>315413776
YOU GONNA GET IN MY FACE?
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>>315413623
> It's just too japanese and not animu for the weaboos to eat it up.
Literally this.

The whole focus of the games is to please Japanese players first and foremost.

>>315413860
>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.
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>>315413087

Soon for real:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syFymcDAJ-s

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.
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>>315414239
I still want one of those t-shirts. I wish they would sell them
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>>315414102
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.

>>315413623
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.
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>>315414102
>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.
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>>315414239
I don't even get why I enjoy Yakuza so much.
it's probably a hipster thing. If it was more popular I would have hype it less.
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>>315413776
God damn, it got engraved in my brain by the time I finished 1.

As much as I hated the forced dub, this was actually a lot of fun.
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>>315414710
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.
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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?
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>>315414710
>I would have hype it less
Because your heart would be at peace, knowing that people would experience such wondrous game.
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>>315414689
>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.
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>>315415040
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.
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>>315415019
>hating on KAZUMA-CHAN
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>>315415297
>It reuses assets like crazy and beyond new coats of paint the stuff hardly changes.

Like AC and CoD?
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>>315414239
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).
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>>315415416
To be fair, both of those reuse assets less than Yakuza.
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>>315415416
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.
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>>315414689
>Yakuza, on the other hand, is a japanese AAA-title
Nah. Final Fantasy and Souls are Japanese AAA titles
Yakuza just happens to be something Sega puts out annually.
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>>315415589
The hostess stuff have more RPG choice than Fallout 4.
That should tell you something when Yakuza 5 sells 5k copies and Fallout 4 sells 12 million.
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>>315415714
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.
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>>315416081
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.
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>>315416061
>Spin offs are almost like tests, alpha for new mechanics in main games.

That's one of reasons I love Yakuza Studio, actually.
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>>315416195
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.
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>>315416195
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.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTXKIcVlOO8

HEY YO!
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>>315414710
>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.
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>>315416601
I don't argue with that, I'm just saying they not only reuse assets, thay make lots of new stuff and tweak existing mechanics.

It's a good way to go.
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The thing with Yakuza is that even if they reuse assets like crazy, they still manage to add more content to the game and expand or improve already existing mechanics
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>>315416454
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.
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>>315416673
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.
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>>315417098

How many copies did zero sell? Anywhere I can look this up?
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>>315417098
The Japanese don't love PS4 yet.
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>>315417098
At least they are making Yakuza 6, which can be the big finale series deserve.
I mean - developers are cool guys, but someday it has to end. And it better be on a high note.
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>>315413623
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?
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>>315417260
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.

>>315417309
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 ;_;.
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>>315417260
>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
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>>315417260
236,329 on both PS4 and PS3 in Japan of first week

Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 in first week.
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>>315393156
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.
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>>315417480
>Why are people such narrow-minded sheep?

People always afraid of something alien, foreign and new. That's a fact, nothing will change that.
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>>315417524

It seems like it was a good gamble to branch out the series throughout Asia.

Now if only Americans and Europeans could support the series this much : (
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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.
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>>315417862
>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?

>>315417928
That's why you hear about the Asian market saving the series now, because its mostly true.
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>>315418050
They're cheap as fuck
I'm sure you can find all them for $50 tops
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>>315417480
Please, someone turn Haruka into animo for the sweet weeaboo cash.
We need the sales even if we don't like it.
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>>315418210
English version of Yakuza 2 is $50 at least.
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>>315417862
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..
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How easy are these games to emulate? I don't have a PC yet but assuming that I'm going to get a rig to play modern games I should have no problem with Y1 and 2, right?
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>>315417928
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.
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>>315418296
really? not in europe
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>>315418406
Really easy, from what I've heard.

>>315418143
They said it in Dead Souls, which is non-canon (or semi-canon, seeing how well everything resolved in the end).
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>>315418143
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
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>>315418406
I'm on i5 3470 and it's easily butter smooth.

Here's my settings.
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>>315418442
Here are average US prices

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xyakuza+2+ps2.TRS0&_nkw=yakuza+2+ps2&_sacat=0
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>>315418406
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.
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>>315418523
>>315418620
Thanks. I'll look in to that then.
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>>315418620
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
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>>315418754
Thanks, chief.

Going to download now. Probably won't run on my laptop but I'm buying a PC as a Christmas present to myself.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6gklQ-wtXI
I can never get enough of the music, they're for the most part solid.

I hope Kiwami's rearrangements and remix live up the to original's.
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>>315418936
>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
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>>315417862
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)
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>>315418936
I used same settings in both games and it was perfectly fine with me. Maybe because I used some ass old plugins, I'm not very into emulation.
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>>315390132
I know I'm 5 hours late, but can you make a blog or something to watch your progress?
The uncertainty of even more Yakuza games is just too much.
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>>315419040
I just hope the whole dupstep vibe they added in 0 was just for that game only, it doesn't sound bad but for some tracks it's really awful
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>>>315414239
>chase battle
>guy just spams jump
>other guy tells him he needs to hit the other button
>continues to spam jump
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If I start with the first game will I be able to figure out if I'm interested in the series or not? Does the series change a lot in the following releases?
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>>315399765
Ping Pong
https://youtu.be/qdYmpcOnUDo?list=PLQzBKV9v-VmB1uexxQH6KhoPjJ_uc916w
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>>315419513

Dubstep really? In a game set in the 80s? Is it only a few songs?
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>>315381883
I really like Zero's
NO TIME TO LOOOOOOOSE
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>a game that is regurgitated year after year with little to no change
>good

Just because it's Japanese doesn't make it good.
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>>315419651

It's a bit late to derail the thread shitposter-kun, we're almost to 500 posts.
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>>315419617
Aside from story, it only improves.
A LOT.
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>>315419629
yes mostly combat tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukzUE3U3c8
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>>315380132
Rollan
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Will akiyama go bang in the future?
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>>315419513
Agreed, For Buddy was the worst offense.

How you go for this amazing track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoqI_MyccN4

Remix is once masterfully
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UONHPUcJsV0

Then shit all over it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukzUE3U3c8&list=PL6tEKS4ytBEMPAQn8kR0KVc1KKmzRg9oH&index=37
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I still feel bitter they just wrote off Sayama from the story. Especially when I shipped her with Kiryu hard.
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>>315419285
Well,.looks like many people want me to start a blog about it. Is Tumblr alright? I'm creating a blog with it now.
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>>315419240
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.
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>>315419842
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkP9fOjQn0I&list=PL6tEKS4ytBEMPAQn8kR0KVc1KKmzRg9oH&index=3

I liked some of the combat tracks, but I agree they abused it a bit too much especially for Majima's style tracks.

>>315419961
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.
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>>315419842

Eww, I can't see myself beating the shit out of people to this.
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>>315419961
>>315420110
New writer didn't want her in so he just shipped her away. According to the character bio in 3 she starts dating an American agent though.
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>>315419961
on one had I'm still bitter, I really liked her.
On the other hand, she doesn't have to suffer this godawful writing the series is known for now.
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>>315419841
Is 3 a good place to start then? It's the cheapest option I got.
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>>315420114
Well the good news its that it's only used for one fight only

the bad news is that you fight young Nishiki while it plays
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>>315419617
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
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Majimas themes are always the best
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>>315420274
It has recaps, so - yeah, but Yakuza 4 is better.
And Yakuza 3 starts out really. REALLY. REEEEEALLLLYYYY slow.
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>>315420274
Yes, it starts a bit slow and the story it's a bit pants on head retarded but still a good game
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>>315419979
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.
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