What order should the Yakuza games be played in for a newcomer? The existence of 0 is throwing me for a loop

What order should the Yakuza games be played in for a newcomer? The existence of 0 is throwing me for a loop

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Yakuza 0
    shit sux

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you're so contrarian and cool anon

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0, K1, K2, 6, Judgement, Judgement Lost
    >muh 3, 4, and 5
    didnt play them, they look like ass

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This anon has the worst opinions I have ever seen.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      0, k1, k2, 4, 5, 6
      3 is skippable trash, unless you are desperate for orphanage slice of life compilation

      Just finished K2.
      That was the stupidest fucking ending I've ever seen in a video game. Please tell me the other games don't do this.

      fuck zoomers, and fuck 0fags

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      5 is the best game perhaps. start with 7 then go to 0 and 1 and on from there.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >start with 7
        What the fuck? That's retarded advice. The story is mostly self contained until the latter half.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Go back to elementary school and learn to count, then play video games.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished K2.
    That was the stupidest fucking ending I've ever seen in a video game. Please tell me the other games don't do this.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >2's ending
      >dumb
      have a nice day, you absolute moron. It's highly likely you didn't pay attention to anything.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I paid attention to the entire story, a shotgun blast of six different twists within five minutes of each other makes it fucking impossible to stay invested in anything.
        >btw i didn't die this was my plan all along
        >btw i was working for him this was my plan all along
        >btw it was my plan to kill you
        >btw i was also going to kill you
        >btw the bomb was fake lmao
        They jerked themselves into a coma over how many twists they could cram into the ending and never once bothered to explain what the fuck the Jingweon actually wanted. What's so vitally important to the Jingweon that they have to get an entire army of mainland mobsters involved in this revenge plot? Who is leading this? Did they raise an army exclusively to throw them at Kamurocho in a suicide push with no other motives or intentions? Even in the flashback, the Jingweon exist exclusively to fuck with the Tojo and have no other motives, what were they doing before their entire existence centered exclusively around suicide? 33+1 people died so they're going to go suicide bomb an entire city with hundreds more of their own guys, how obscenely fucking retarded.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The killing kiryu fake out? They do that every game.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Literally every single game past 2 does bullshit like that, sorry

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Akiyama losing the last additional bit of money he didn't know he still had is funny at least

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          True, also like how the money makes a return as an amulet to wear for good luck in 5 (remastered anyway)

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      2s was pretty awful with 3 different characters all taking turns saying "It was me the whole time!" "No, it was ME the whole time" "Nuh-uh it was MEE the whole time" and then Kiryu like "I just let myself explode for no reason... oh the bomb aint real lol what was the point"

      3s ending has LE BAD THING HAPPEN and then like 2 seconds later literally every affect from le bad thing is negated and Kiryu waves at the camera is like "we did it guys" and halfway through the game some dude just exposition dumps the entire plot of the game after it was shrouded in mystery and they just didn't feel like writing all of it out

      4s story is so all over the place with a twist and a turn every 2 seconds its almost impossible to keep track of and even if you do it sucks and the combat in this game is so incredibly terrible its worse than 3 by a mile

      5s final boss just kinda shows up and the game ends pretty abruptly and chapter 3 is Haruka sings and dancing for like 5 fucking hours for no reason the pacing is bad even for a Yakuza game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      2's ending is only middle of the pack retarded

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >hating 2s ending
      You fags are so fucking gay, I swear.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >liking 2s ending

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0, k1, k2, 4, 5, 6
    3 is skippable trash, unless you are desperate for orphanage slice of life compilation

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This to be honest, don't get me wrong, 3's story isn't bad, it's the fuckin combat. Maybe it's my fault for always playing Yakuza on hard on my first play through, and it's not even hard, it's just fucking annoying

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >3's story isn't bad,
        The pacing fucking blows

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          And you are absolutely 100% correct, I'm currently playing 4, because I put 20 hours into 3 and I just couldn't do it again lol

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          !!!mandatory mods!!!
          0 - install hd texture mod, sound restoration mod, and style switching mod (top 10 in nexus)
          k1 - install hd texture mod, sound restoration mod, and rebalanced mod
          k2 - install hd texture mod, sound restoration mod, remove green light filter mod, extended moveset mod
          3 remastered - install 'no more blockuza' mod, music restoration mod
          4 remastered - install uncensored patch (westoids censored a rape joke) + hd texture mod, music restoration mod
          5 remastered - same as 4 + install new heat actions and movesets mod, it gives every character 3x the movesets
          6 - hd textures mod, sound restoration mod, extended moveset mod or classic dragon of dojima mod

          says a y5 fag.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >mods
            >mandatory
            >recommending mods to a first timer
            Mod a bullet into your skull

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              kys chud retard gay

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Not a chud sorry, not into modding my body. Should be right up your alley though

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                he is right.

            • 1 week ago
              Moose

              You really should use restoration mods, HD texture mods (Since all they do is add cutscene quality models into gameplay), 4K font mods, and HD menu mods. There's no detriment at all even for a first-timer. Sure, gameplay mods are a different thing, but none of those are gameplay mods, and the restoration mods fix what got removed or censored so you're getting a more authentic original experience.

              it's shown on the jumbotron screen in one of the games (I forget which one). "that" version of Miyamoto Musashi's story is fictional even in-universe by that logic.

              I have honestly never seen it there. I've seen that one flowery zoom into a gate thing, the phone adverts, and I think one other thing involving some spy movie but never anything about a Kenzan movie. If you can find it I'll believe you but that itself would go against the multitudes of things we see in 3 and 5 specifically. Unless for some reason the Musashi carving looks exactly like Musashi, Musashi's several hundred year old books are exactly the same as the "movie" counterpart, many of the weapons from that era were what Musashi used, and the Hozoin guy is what, inspired by the movie even though I think he or his bio talks about his family legacy?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Maybe it's my fault for always playing Yakuza on hard on my first play through
        that's probably it. i played 3 on normal and thoroughly enjoyed it. my only real complaint was ryukyu was so small, which was a shame because the atmosphere was great.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They don't have infinite blocking on normal I'm guessing?

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For OP's sake we need to discuss this: Should you play 1 and 2 BEFORE 0 or AFTER?

    I've seen arguments that you look at the games differently cause technically you're getting to the rest of the games with a different contextual understanding based off the path you choose. I started with 0 and playing K1 so I have my feelings about characters a certain way someone wouldnt of if they did K1 K2 then 0

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      0 was explicitly made to be played first. There's nothing in 0 that spoils the events of later games but K1 and K2 have rewrites and extra content that reference 0 and don't make sense if you haven't played it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        release order

        >0 was explicitly made to be played first.
        Yeah when they released the first 5 yakuza games they announced publicly
        >we hope nobody buys or plays these games in the off chance that in 20 years time we release a "prequel" in which case we definitely want you to play that first.

        You absolute retard.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Nobody wants to go back to playing the PS2 games m8

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Nobody
            So you?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Nobody wants to go back to playing the PS2 games m8
            Yakuza 1 & 2 HD were released on the PS3, same as 3/4/5 and... wait for it... 0!

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You know what he meant, disingenuous gay. For the record, I played the ps2 version of 2.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No, I must not know what he meant. I was following up on

                release order

                >0 was explicitly made to be played first.
                Yeah when they released the first 5 yakuza games they announced publicly
                >we hope nobody buys or plays these games in the off chance that in 20 years time we release a "prequel" in which case we definitely want you to play that first.

                You absolute retard.

                train of thought. Up until normie bandwagon hoppers in the west latched onto 0 via brainrot inducing memes, Yakuza was made by Japan for Japan. It follows that them making 1 & 2 more accessible goes directly against the westie marketing line of them wanting people to start with 0.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous
            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Yakuza 1 & 2 HD were released on the PS3
              Also on Wee U.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the betrayal in K1 would not have felt as impactful without going through 0 first. that alone is enough to start with 0.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      0 was made to be played before Kiwami 1 and 2, as they reference stuff from that game. The choice is between playing them 0 > K1 > K2 or playing the original PS2 games in release order

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There's 2 orders
      It's PS2(1 and 2)>3>4>5>6>0>(Play K1 and K2 to your hearts content, if you don't want to then skip)>6>7>and so on
      0>K1>K2>3>4>5>6>7

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Literally only 0

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 then kiwami then kiwami 2

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    lost judgement, 5, 6, k1, 0, k2, 0 again, 1, 3, 4, 5 again, 2, dead souls. skip the rest.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't Ishin technically be first?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Kenzan would be first as it's 100 or 200 years prior to Ishin.

      I paid attention to the entire story, a shotgun blast of six different twists within five minutes of each other makes it fucking impossible to stay invested in anything.
      >btw i didn't die this was my plan all along
      >btw i was working for him this was my plan all along
      >btw it was my plan to kill you
      >btw i was also going to kill you
      >btw the bomb was fake lmao
      They jerked themselves into a coma over how many twists they could cram into the ending and never once bothered to explain what the fuck the Jingweon actually wanted. What's so vitally important to the Jingweon that they have to get an entire army of mainland mobsters involved in this revenge plot? Who is leading this? Did they raise an army exclusively to throw them at Kamurocho in a suicide push with no other motives or intentions? Even in the flashback, the Jingweon exist exclusively to fuck with the Tojo and have no other motives, what were they doing before their entire existence centered exclusively around suicide? 33+1 people died so they're going to go suicide bomb an entire city with hundreds more of their own guys, how obscenely fucking retarded.

      Dude, 2's twists are pretty tame for the series. 4 does the equivalent of that many twists within a few minutes and that's even before the ending comes into play. These are playable jdramas/morning soap operas, if you're expecting something super serious instead of that you've gotta change your mindset.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    most people in here are retarded and/or have not played every game. This is the definitive order:
    0, K1, K2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Judgment, 7, Lost Judgment

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >hurrrr shuld i start wit da 6th game in da seriez or da 1st i am so confuse !!!

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Kenzan->Ishin-> 0 to Kiwami 2 (or OG 1-5 then 0) -> 3-5 remastered with restored content mods -> Kuoryhou or however it’s called 1 and 2-> Dead Souls-> 6 -> 7-> Judgement 1 and 2

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Shouldn't Ishin technically be first?

      Kenzan would be first as it's 100 or 200 years prior to Ishin.

      [...]
      Dude, 2's twists are pretty tame for the series. 4 does the equivalent of that many twists within a few minutes and that's even before the ending comes into play. These are playable jdramas/morning soap operas, if you're expecting something super serious instead of that you've gotta change your mindset.

      >hurr kenzan and ishin would be the real first games
      they are alt-takes on known stories, you gays aren't funny.

      • 1 week ago
        Moose

        >they are alt-takes on known stories
        Kenzan happened within the Yakuza universe as evidenced by Yakuza 3. You are tasked by Komaki to find Musashi's journals and learn moves from them, you can find a wooden statuette of Musashi, and the swords have flavor text alluding to them being owned by Musashi. The Hozoin descendant is also in the coliseum starting from 3 AND he's part of Shinada's Victory Road entry fights and is unavoidable if you want to enter them.
        Ishin happened within the Yakuza universe as evidenced by 0 and 6. You can learn Tennen Rishin from Fei Hu who gives you a detailed explanation about it and many of the items from the Tiger Dragon are either items Ryoma wore or owned. In 6 you can find the ghost of Tokugawa at the bottom of Tenkaichi.

        Why would you need to play judgement after any of the other games? It's a self contained story.

        Chronologically it happens after 6 which is why Little Asia is under construction and why Ono Michio-kun's manager complains about the last guy being better.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          you say all that yet kenzan's opening cutscene is referenced as having been part of a movie in-universe.

          • 1 week ago
            Moose

            Where? Are you talking about the director substory in 3 that specifically talks about the guy wanting to make a samurai movie but it's revealed he was making an embellished story about Kiryu's life that he heard from the grapevine? If not then where?

            Where are the quickstep and tiger drop skill books in JE? And the rest of them too.

            Tiger Drop is the QR code in the Champion District that needs to be gained with the drone. Don't remember the quickstep one, I want to say it was in KJ Arts but it's been a while. If you missed any story ones do the substory in the sewer next to the doctor and it unlocks a guy who sells you stuff you missed in the story missions.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              it's shown on the jumbotron screen in one of the games (I forget which one). "that" version of Miyamoto Musashi's story is fictional even in-universe by that logic.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Where are the quickstep and tiger drop skill books in JE? And the rest of them too.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Skill books are all over the place. Some are in areas you go to as part of the story, there's 3 in the various gambling dens you exchange chips for, 3 hidden on unlock spaces in Dice & Cube boards, there's a couple gained through Quickstarter, and 2 from befriending certain people.
            If you're towards the end of the game and there's some you're still scratching your head over, there's no shame in peeking at a guide. Those Dice and Cube ones really burned my ass when I found out about them. How the fuck were you supposed to know?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          AYO MOOSE, do you know anything about the Kenzan translation progress aside from the latest update on the website? Is there a way I could play it and navigate my way through things without knowing japanese?

          • 1 week ago
            Moose

            >do you know anything about the Kenzan translation progress aside from the latest update on the website?
            Their recent updates were

            [...]

            ,

            [...]

            , and

            [...]

            . The guys behind it post here constantly but that was their last update about Kenzan specifically.
            >Is there a way I could play it and navigate my way through things without knowing japanese?
            If you just want the main story then

            That translates all of the main story and all the in-between dialogue as you go from area to area.
            https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps3/943326-ryu-ga-gotoku-kenzan/faqs/52464
            This guide is if you want all side content. Keep in mind you need to savescum every single substory and Kakemawari mission (I think) because a mistake in any of them leads to being locked out of the secret boss. You also cannot leave anything to the end of the game because almost everything is time-sensitive and chapter-sensitive along with Gion getting locked arbitrarily so you can't go back even though you have no reason not to be able to. Even if the translation patch was released you cannot play Kenzan without a guide if you plan on doing side content.
            http://shenmue.fc2web.com/ryuu/index.html
            This is if you want to actually 100% the completion list because the GameFAQs guide is unusable for both the yuujo and the sword crafting/material locations. You will need to either have really good Google Translate skills or some minor Japanese knowledge to know what you're looking for.
            http://shenmue.fc2web.com/ryuu/ryuu_katana.html
            This is just regarding what you equip in 2kat to get a damage bonus. The 二刀 section at the bottom is what you want. The top name on the left side is the sword, the one underneath it is the wakizashi to get the damage bonus. They're split up into groups of two.

            I really don't want to retype this all but if you want 100% look at what I said

            [...]

            and

            [...]

            months ago.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >time sensitive shit
              Why would they do this? I'm likely not going to want to 100% it. Mainly just the main story and probably substories if it's not too much of a hassle. However, I can't seem to find a download for Kenzan so I might not even be able to play it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Dead Souls after 5 when it was released before 5 and takes place right after 4, obviously not canon but was basically retconned by 5
      At least get your non-canon lore right.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Play them in the release order
    >Yakuza 1 & 2 (PS2)
    >Yakuza 3, 4, 5
    >Yakuza 0
    >Yakuza 6
    >Yakuza 7

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh and play Kiwami games after 0

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I did K1 > 0 > K2 and didn't really regret it but playing 0 first is probably a better idea.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza threads were ruined by 0. Ishin Kiwami going out of its way to replace characters from the ps3 trilogy with 0 and 7 characters seems like a massive fuck you to the real fans who have been there since day 1.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Yakuza threads were ruined by 0
      pure delusion.
      yakuza discussion is ruined because of autismos always frothing at the mouth at the mere mention of 0.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >real fans
      And you "real fans" are a bunch of cry baby gays. I've played 0, K1, OG2, K2, 3-7, Judgement, and LJ. Every single character they're replacing is fine and they'll have better models anyways. The only one that kinda doesn't fit is Zhao.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >muh real fans
      shut the fuck up poser, god damn just shut the fuck up.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      > contrarian gays are the real fans
      lmao, what a tryhard

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      [...]
      fuck zoomers, and fuck 0fags

      I'm old as dirt, played since the original releases and I still think the kiwamis are superior.
      cry more, bitchtits.
      hating the newer releases won't get you more acceptance from your mates, zoom zoom.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Having less Baba can only improve a game.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I started yakuza with 2 on ps2. Yakuza threads on Ganker before zero would barely get any replies, not much to ruin. I also don't really care about them replacing some characters in ishin, it's not a fuck you it's just them putting in the newer, more recognisable actors, I suppose.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    stop being gays and post your favorite track

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's the second best long battle theme but i raise you with this

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Best long battle track

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Saejima after finally serving all his prison sentences.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You can play them either as:

    1 2 3 4 5 6 0

    OR

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6

    I don't mention Y7 because its NOT A FUCKING YAKUZA GAME, YAKUZA GAMES ARE NOT FUCKIN' RPGS WITH TURN BASED SHIT.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >NOT A FUCKING YAKUZA GAME, YAKUZA GAMES ARE NOT FUCKIN' RPGS WITH TURN BASED SHIT
      Get a load of this gay. LAD is just as much of a yakuza game as the rest in the series. It being turn based doesn't make it any less of one.

      I paid attention to the entire story, a shotgun blast of six different twists within five minutes of each other makes it fucking impossible to stay invested in anything.
      >btw i didn't die this was my plan all along
      >btw i was working for him this was my plan all along
      >btw it was my plan to kill you
      >btw i was also going to kill you
      >btw the bomb was fake lmao
      They jerked themselves into a coma over how many twists they could cram into the ending and never once bothered to explain what the fuck the Jingweon actually wanted. What's so vitally important to the Jingweon that they have to get an entire army of mainland mobsters involved in this revenge plot? Who is leading this? Did they raise an army exclusively to throw them at Kamurocho in a suicide push with no other motives or intentions? Even in the flashback, the Jingweon exist exclusively to fuck with the Tojo and have no other motives, what were they doing before their entire existence centered exclusively around suicide? 33+1 people died so they're going to go suicide bomb an entire city with hundreds more of their own guys, how obscenely fucking retarded.

      The Jingweon want control over Kamurocho, numb nuts. Tojo has control over Kamurocho and other factions, like the Snake Flower Triad want a slice of the pie. Kazama and Dojima went and killed a bunch of Jingweon and now they have a deep seeded grudge against the Tojo clan but more specifically, anyone related to Kazama which by default ends up being Kiryu. If you paid attention at all, it was explained you fucking idiot.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >The Jingweon want control over Kamurocho, numb nuts
        Is that why they were about to level the city with over 30 bombs
        Let me guess, it was actually KEIKAKU DOORI for the bombs to get defused, wasting everyone's time and sucking all tension out of the story

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          They were placed specifically in Tojo clan businesses to weaken the Tojo clan profits so the Tojo wouldn't have as much of a strong grip on the city. My lord, dude, you're fucking blind, deaf, and dumb.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >0 after 6

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Play all games past 0 in release order, with the exception of maybe playing 5 before 6. Watch 3 and 4 on youtube. This is what I'm actually planning on doing. Recently finished kiwami 2 and am planning on watching 3 soon.
    1 and 2 are mogged by kiwami and kiwami 2. Keep in mind that the Kiwami games are kinda weak in comparison to the rest, but some people think the combat in kiwami 1 the best in the series. Kiwami 2 is a step up from 1 in that its more fun and the story is slightly better.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing wrong with playing K1 over OG1, BUT K2 is objectively the worst in the series and you should always play OG2 over it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >K2 is objectively the worst in the series
        No.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >BUT K2 is objectively the worst in the series
        That would be 6.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Chronological order is good way to get started.
    That's how I did it back in early 2022, and I've been having blast so far. Currently at Y5.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Here's the most based way to go about these games, you're welcome:

    Yakuza 1 (with the restoration patch) -> 2 -> 3 Remastered -> 4 Remastered -> Kurohyou 1 -> Dead Souls -> Kurohyou 2 -> 5 Remastered -> 0 -> Kiwami 1 -> 6 -> Kiwami 2 -> Judgment (Judge Eyes) -> 7 -> Lost Judgment -> Like a Dragon Ishin! Kiwami -> Like a Dragon Gaiden -> 8

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 then 3

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why did you post the Chinese cover for 0?

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Start with 0. It really does help you appreciate 1 more to have some background on certain characters. There are some characters in 1 who are actually very important, yet they get very little time or development. 0 helps remedy some of that. The only downside to playing 0 first is that you're arguably starting with the best game in the series and nothing else will measure up

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    why do these games have to torture me and make me so hungry

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    1 on the PS2. Release order is how you should play literally any series.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Release order, you dingus.

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0, k1, k2, 3, etc

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Mate it's not that fucking hard, just play them in release date

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Quick! Claim your wife!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      where's yui hatano?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        ah shit never mind, didn't see her under kiwami

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      God, facescan is such a fucking mistake.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why female facescanning looks ugly as fuck but male ones are fine?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Male actors are usually main story while female actors are side content

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Male actors don't wear makeup (nearly as much).

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'd just play in this order. 0, K1 ,K2, Judgement, Like a Dragon.
    If you liked K1 and K2 play 6.
    Watch 3,4,5 on YT.
    The best ones are Like a Dragon, Judgement and 0.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is exactly what I was thinking about doing lmao

      Thoughts on Lost Judgement?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why would you do that? Judgement is its own thing. 3 is stiff but 4 is one of the best in the series and the whole appeal of 5 is that it allows you to travel to cities all over Japan.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Not played it yet.
        I only don't recommend the other games because they are super old and out of date, the old games didn't age well.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Watch 3,4,5 on YT
      >no mention of og 1&2
      End yourself

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Best game?
    >Best combat?
    >Best plot?
    >Best protagonist?
    >Best overall character?
    >Best Villain?
    >Best Waifu?
    >Best Mini-game?
    >Best battle theme?
    >Best Karaoke song?
    >Best pleasure district?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Alright thread, let's do this
      >Best game?
      Toss up between 0 and Lost Judgment
      >Best combat?
      Lost Judgment
      >Best plot?
      Judgment
      >Best protagonist?
      Akiyama
      >Best overall character?
      Shinada
      >Best Villain?
      Kuroiwa
      >Best Waifu?
      Yuki
      >Best Mini-game?
      Kamuro of the Dead
      >Best battle theme?
      Speed Star
      >Best Karaoke song?
      TONIGHT restart from this night
      >Best pleasure district?
      What is this question? Kamurocho.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >>Best game?
      2
      >>Best combat?
      0 and LJ
      >>Best plot?
      2
      >>Best protagonist?
      Majima
      >>Best overall character?
      Majima
      >>Best Villain?
      Ryuji
      >>Best Waifu?
      Sayama
      >>Best Mini-game?
      .
      >>Best battle theme?

      >>Best Karaoke song?
      24 hour cinderella
      >>Best pleasure district?
      Underground area in west park/kamuro hills

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      >Best game?
      Kenzan or Judgment for me.
      >Best combat?
      Way too many to pick one. Ishin, FotNS, LJ, and BP2.
      >Best plot?
      Judgment.
      >Best protagonist?
      Akiyama or Tatsuya.
      >Best overall character?
      Akiyama I'd say.
      >Best V̶i̶l̶l̶a̶i̶n̶ antagonist?
      Kuwana or Kojiro.
      >Best Waifu?
      Hana followed by Saori.
      >Best Mini-game?
      Karaoke followed by drone racing.
      >Best battle theme?

      >Best Karaoke song?

      >Best pleasure district?
      Not sure what you mean. Like, what town? Gion.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Best game?
      0
      >Best combat?
      Lost Judgement
      >Best plot?
      Judgement
      >Best protagonist?
      Kiryu
      >Best overall character?
      Nishikiyama
      >Best Villain?
      Ryuji
      >Best Waifu?
      Tie between Yuki and Reina
      >Best Mini-game?
      Karaoke
      >Best battle theme?
      Toss-up between https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-wuuPMP5U and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlEGflonuZA
      >Best Karaoke song?

      for women
      >Best pleasure district?
      Kamurocho, easily, but I really like the vibe in Sotenbori.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Best game?
      2
      >Best combat?
      4kiyama
      >Best plot?
      JE
      >Best protagonist?
      Saejima
      >Best overall character?
      Kashiwagi
      >Best Villain?
      Ogita, obviously
      >Best Waifu?
      Dojimilf
      >Best Mini-game?
      Taxi
      >Best battle theme?

      >Best Karaoke song?
      Baka Mitai full spec arrangement
      >Best pleasure district?
      Shinseicho

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Start with zero, then the Kiwami games. Try 3 but don't hesitate to skip it if you feel like the gameplay is outdated. Also take breaks between the games, it can feel tedious always going back to kamurucho. Do not try to 100% any of them but do engage in the sidestories as much of the series' charm comes from them.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Chronological is always best.
    >0, K1, K2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7

    Although people will say it all goes downhill, it's not entirely true and you will learn to appreciate the simpler mechanics of the early games. Yakuza 5 will be something to look forward to, also.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 5 is great but I think the whole Haruka section is something a lot of people disliked. I know people who never finished the game because of it. Although it's a matter of taste I guess, I enjoy rhythm games so I liked it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I dropped it once I found out Saejima had to break out of prison again

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You shouldn't have. While the prison section feels like a repeat, living with hunters in the snowy mountains then getting to discover sapporo is great.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Nah I found out the Shinada guy was apparently the only good thing about the game and he wasn't until part 4 so I just watched a playthrough on youtube and I'm glad I did because wew 5 was such a shitshow

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >I watched a playthrough of 5
              >Shinada is the only good part
              >REEEE 5 bad
              prime npc zerofag

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                *ahem* 5 is not the best. It's okay at best. I didn't mind Haruka's part and Shinada's moveset is garbage.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                literally the opposite, kiryu and saejima parts are the only good ones.

                it starts decent with kiryu, then peaks with saejima punching bear and prison kino, goes into the trash with haruka unless you are you fucking autistic and like playing the same 3 minigames for like 8 hours, akiyama shows up a moment, and then by the time you are 60 hours in and shinada shows up, you want to have a nice day.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >but I think the whole Haruka section is something a lot of people disliked
        That's the only part of the game I enjoyed.

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This guy walks by you and does absolutely nothing. How do you react?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I walk up to him and tell my life story as well as my most pressing issue - which I then ask him to fix by beating the shit out of people.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You know you gonna end up with Kiryu giving you a life lesson and not solving your real problem though.

        Unless your problem is with loan sharks, then you are 100% guaranteed to get debt free.

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Release order:

    K1, K2, 3, 4, 5, 0, 6, J, 7, LJ

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Release order
      0 came before K1

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you need to play judgement after any of the other games? It's a self contained story.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why would you need to play any game after Judgment?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because Lost Judgment is better gameplay wise.

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >gays are still trying to gatekeep newer players because of Yakuza 0
    >"oldfags" pretending to hate the best one in the series just because it made the game popular

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 then Judgment then Judgment 2

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Play 0 first, you won't give a fuck about Nikishi or Majima if you don't

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >0fags actually say this shit
      K1 actively ruins Yakuza 1 Majima and 0 doesn't "fix" the problems with Nikishiyama's arc.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Yakuza story qs a whole is always shit and basically j-soap opera tier anyway. Judgment did the story way better

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >j-soap opera
          Um actually they're called terenoberurus.

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Playing 0 first will ruin your ability to enjoy the rest of the series. The kiwami games have much less going on so they feel like a step backwards, and if you complete them, you get to play the 'remasters' of 3-5, which are even worse in this respect.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Playing 0 first will ruin your ability to enjoy the rest of the series
      yeah, if you're a retarded zoomer maybe

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    nani

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it does not matter
    play in any order
    (all "series" are like this)
    do not be neurotic.

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Zero
    >Kiwami
    >Kiwami 2
    >Remasters
    >7
    >Judge Eyes
    >Judge Eyes 2

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, decided to start with 0 and then play in order. Thanks for the recommendations everyone

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >and then play in order
      I can't say for Yakuza 1 (ps2), but Yakuza 2 (ps2) emulated holds surprisingly well, I played in order 0 > kiwami 1 > yakuza 2 (ps2) > yakuza 3
      and yakuza 2 (ps2) is still a fine game, my mind even gets it's graphically blurred with the rest of the series, in my head the graphics are just like yakuza 0.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Y2 has good art direction but the character models are very outdated. Combat is meh too

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 if you plan to play the Kiwami games instead of the OG 1 and 2
    0 if you only want to find out what Yakuza is all about

    conclusion, start with 0. It's not always cheap on steam in comparison to the others for a reason, it's supposed to be an entry point for newcomers and it's a prequel, so no baggage.
    >bu-but le references to future games
    So play it again after finishing the other games.

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Post prime Haruka

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 is completely and utterly pointless. Kiryu's story is a rehash of his Y1 story and Majima's complete forgetable. Being a prequel means that none of the main characters or story beats ever come up again. You see this in 6 which at the beginning has Kiryu reminsce over his past adventures of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Not 0 despite having been made and released post-0.

    0 expands up nothing for 1's characters either. Nishiki is barely there, no Yumi, lol Kazams's in jail, no Date in his prime, etc. It's literally end of generation engine asset rehash (more than usual even) filler: the game.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Majima's is completely forgettable

      You are either trolling or out of your mind, Majima's story in 0 is what the kids would call "kino"

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Ganker is where fat bitter middle aged men come to feel cool and unique by saying anything popular is shit.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >You are either trolling or out of your mind, Majima's story in 0 is what the kids would call "kino"
        Okay, but I'm not a kid. Majima's been a literal nothing character since the very first game. I don't even recall half his story in 0 other than being mopey and leading around some blind lady.

        >nevercomes up again
        Pocket Fighter returns in 6, Majima gets an epilogue to 0 in k2

        >Pocket Fighter
        Literal: WHO? Some optional you may never bump into him again side quest bait?

        >Muh Majima epilogue
        I didn't play K2 so this means nothing to me. All I know is that Majima modes near-universally agreed to be crap.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >nevercomes up again
      Pocket Fighter returns in 6, Majima gets an epilogue to 0 in k2

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know where I can download Kenzan from? I'm looking all over and I can't find a website to download it from.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Any PS3 rom website should have it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I've went to multiple and I can't find Kenzan

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Try KHHsubs

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0, K1 OG2, and the rest is pretty simple to figure out

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dead Souls is canon btw

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      There's nothing really saying it can't be outside of how quickly it all happened and how Akiyama already had his money back when it's I believe within a year of 4? Then there's the government that went from demolishing buildings to set up their secret government barricades to taking them all down from Kamurocho. They even have a reason for why Ryuji is still around.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There's nothing really saying it can't be outside of how quickly it all happened and how Akiyama already had his money back when it's I believe within a year of 4? Then there's the government that went from demolishing buildings to set up their secret government barricades to taking them all down from Kamurocho. They even have a reason for why Ryuji is still around.

      There's a moment where Majima and Daigo goes to Purgatory and Daigo says something along the lines of "so this is purgatory" even though he's already been there in Yakuza 2. So either Dead Souls isn't canon or this Daigo is a fake and the real one died on the ruff.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I love how they made an entire game out of a silly climax battle with Dead Souls, and then they made Dead Souls into a minigame with Kamuro of the Dead in Judgment.

      • 1 week ago
        Moose

        They also made The Castle of the Dead in BP2.
        Kamuro of the Dead > Hama of the Dead.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Actually, Hama of the Dead is better.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hama of the dead arcade game
      Yes

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed 0 and K1 but I'm dreading playing K2 right now, should I drop it in favor of the PS2 game or should I keep going through it? I don't really care about the minigames, the only thing I care about is the Majima epilogue.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You're an idiot.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Play kiwami two, there's nothing wrong with it. The dragon engine is still better than all the outdated mechanics in the og game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Majima's epilogue is great

      all you need to know about 2 is that Kiryu gets a girlfriend who immediately leaves for America at the start of 2 and is literally never mentioned again. You can skip. The ending is fucking awful too

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        start of 3 I mean

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why would anyone play 0 and the Kiwami games first? You are going from ps4 games to ps3 games which will be jarring mechanically.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      0 is a ps3 game. It was ported to the ps4

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      0 and K1 are PS3 games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not really, you just punch people

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    whats the best way to farm rare mats like gold/silver ingots and rare ores? Is it just going through the same 8 levels of the sotenbori battle arena?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Go into NG+ and buy them from the black market. Otherwise yes, either the Battle Arena, I think the FMT had them and that's easy to run plus you need to for money + reliable golden bugs, or I think the Kamurocho Underground also had some.

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a way to level up the legend styles faster without using super speed with cheat engine?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      I think there's some sort of automated script for it but no. If you're actually thinking of doing the 999 I believe it takes close to 100 hours for Kiryu since one level up is either four or five minutes of just putting money into the orbs and then you have to go get more money from Shakedown every two or three level ups I think it was which is at least 6 minutes per go. Even more if you want Majima because you have to go to Vincent, transfer the money, run to Real Estate, swap characters, go next to the Grand, take the money out, run back to Sunshine, and repeat.

      [...]
      There's a moment where Majima and Daigo goes to Purgatory and Daigo says something along the lines of "so this is purgatory" even though he's already been there in Yakuza 2. So either Dead Souls isn't canon or this Daigo is a fake and the real one died on the ruff.

      Oh yeah, good point. But in Dead Souls' case isn't the Purgatory in it a different one in a different location because of the shuttering of West Park for Kamuro Hills?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I don't remember. Purgatory should still connect to the sewer in children's park before the dragon engine games retconned it and made it go to the hotel district.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Purgatory should still connect to the sewer in children's park
          Pretty sure the only time this held true was in 4.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What about 5?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              I don't remember entering the sewers at all in 5, or entering purgatory through the children's park.

          • 1 week ago
            Moose

            What about 5?

            I decided to check both. Dead Souls and 5 both let you into it but Dead Souls takes you immediately to Purgatory while 5 lets you go through the sewers.

            Speaking of trophies I can only imagine how hard Kenzan would have been if it had it. It has some of the worst of 1, 3 and judge eye tier difficulty. Some of it do to the engine being brand new and the wonky physics fucking things up.

            If they had them back in the day I'd assume they'd ask for all Heat Actions and then you have the minigame requirements. Dear lord if they asked for the highest points in Kakashi training I think my mind would have exploded from the anger, and then there's the yuujo games that I believe require you to go through a full date to attempt. Thinking about it, watermelon training would also most likely have to be like Ishin's cannonball training requirement so like 3 misses = no completion list for you.

            [...]
            Found the part where those zombies showed up (16:45)

            Oh wow, I forgot he summoned anything.

        • 1 week ago
          Moose

          I think the sewer is still there (Or the manhole is at least). I know you go through a different sewer via Kamuro Hills to reach it in Dead Souls since there's that whole "Escort Daigo" bit but if I remember right it's still the same entrance just with the exit locked/blocked.

          Actually, Hama of the Dead is better.

          I personally didn't care for it because it felt like there was more enemy spam yet was somehow easier and that one new zombie type introduced in it just meant spamming bullets at a bunch of one-shot enemies filling your screen.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >one new zombie type
            Which one? I thought they were all from dead souls/kamuro of the dead

            • 1 week ago
              Moose

              These guys. They weren't from Dead Souls unless I blanked on some sort of fodder mob.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I think those zombies showed up during the dead souls penultimate boss

              • 1 week ago
                Moose

                Penultimate boss was Ornstein and Smough quadrupeds + that armored guy while the final boss is not-Nemesis. You fight the latter in both Kamuro and Hama of the dead.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No you're right those weren't in the game. God I wished they would just throw in House of the Dead 1 in the arcades.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Penultimate boss was Ornstein and Smough quadrupeds + that armored guy while the final boss is not-Nemesis. You fight the latter in both Kamuro and Hama of the dead.

                Found the part where those zombies showed up (16:45)

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Ah right when he summons them, I kinda remembered that but he was so easy I rarely see it.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0's a good starting point but its also definitively the best game in the series soooo maybe just play them in release order.

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dont play Kiwami 2 or 6, they are shit

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      6 is shit but Kiryu calling the final boss a babyface and letting loose was kino

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It was weird having an anticlimax boss for Kiryu's """""final""""" game, but I did get a guffaw out of that and the objective description saying something like "he means nothing to me."

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      K2 is good

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So I'm gunning for 100% for LJ, I heard the drone racing is much easier. Is that true? The only arcade game that gave me even a little trouble was virtual fighter 5 and I'm like near the end of the four main school stories. Still around chapter 5.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i didn't notice that much differences from judgements

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, far more forgiving and the streets of the city are far wider than kamurocho which was just cruel at times.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but I'm polishing off the first game, and drone racing was definitely not a highlight for me. It starts off slow and boring, then quickly progresses to being so fast that it's rough to maintain your position without constant crashing.
        Then there's the baffling pacing of it. There's only 5 tracks. And you do all of them in the first GP. Then you do them in reverse with different boost pad placements in the second GP. Then you go through both circuits again. Then you do the 5 and 5 together in one cup for the last GP. You're completely sick of the tracks by the end of it.
        Thank the fuck christ that you can pause GPs so I could save between races for the last one. Doing an endurance run of getting first place in every track all in one go for the CP list objective would probably be a nightmare.
        And what do you actually get out of it? 1 out of 6 free play passes for Dice and Cube? Eat my balls. Oh, and don't forget to grind money to get every frame with every paint job on each of them if you want 100%. What's that? Make the paint can a one time buy and let you just customize your drone's look whenever you want? What kind of stupid idea is that? It's only like that in every other RGG game with a minigame like this.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, drone racing in Judgment 1 fucking sucks and is a contender for the worst mini-game.
          And they actually make you do all of it for that free pass piece.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Call me paranoid but I think it was deliberate. Remember, those shitty passes were offered as microtransactions and that DLC store button was and still is right on the damn pause menu screen. Sure, Sega eventually took them down from the in-game dlc page and you have to search for it on the psn store page instead but the fact it took them a year to do that despite how clearly scummy it was proves to me rgg caved and made a cancerous minigame just to push that garbage. Glad both parties ceased with LJ, sad that put a style behind the paywall instead considering how good and closely tied it was to one of the school stories.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              One would think their shitty gacha game takes care of raking in the big money, but apparently not enough

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Thankfully with the release of both games on PC, everything is just included as part of the initial purchase outside of Kaito Files, which, if you buy it on its own right now during the sale, cost roughly the same as fucking LAD7.
              I ended up getting the whole judgment bundle from a key site for 60 bucks, though, which I think is a relatively fair price.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Yeah, drone racing in Judgment 1 fucking sucks and is a contender for the worst mini-game.
            Not when Puyo Puyo existed.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              It's enjoyable, at least for me, after learning how to play for a bit. Not nearly as frustrating as racing these slippery ass drones through Millenium Tower

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                This really seems like a skill related problem, I've done every single drone race in Judge Eyes with ease and enjoyed them like I would pocket circuit. On the other hand you couldn't pay me to play 5 minutes of the dogshit that was Puyo Puyo. Maybe try not sucking at races?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Drone racing is significantly easier. You don't need to part match anymore just equip the best ones you got and you're good to go. The only hard course at all is the Seiryo High one (Both forward and reverse) but once you learn how you do the tight turns into the gym and around the staircase it becomes you like 15 seconds ahead of first place. The time trials are also way more forgiving.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Mostly easy, pathetically easy if you got the season pass/dlc which gives you that amazing drone that makes majority of a cake walk. If you beat the fighting game arcades the only really annoying arcade game left is doing that shitty 50 pick ups in hama of the dead which also was in Judge eyes. Such a shit trophy.

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You know for how much the dragon engine gets wrong, it really leads up to some hilarious unintentional moments.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You just stabbed out his internal rudder.

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Production order. Stay mad forever 0frauds

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Play none of them. Play Judgment first then maybe Lost Judgment. Judgment improves on everything from Yakuza 0 and it's the only Yakuza I played and it's dogshit. I can't imagine 1-6. Maybe 7 is good.

  62. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Either
    1 2 3 4 5 0 K 6 K2 7 (Release order)
    Or
    0 K K2 3 4 5 6 7 ("Chronological" modern experience)
    You can play Judgment whenever, nothing major in the story is influenced by main franchise.
    Lost Judgment after 7, because it spoils some stuff from 7 otherwise

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's worth mentioning but not recommending the newfag/ zoomer route.

      0 (maybe K1 and K2) 7 Judgement and Lost Judgement

  63. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking of trophies I can only imagine how hard Kenzan would have been if it had it. It has some of the worst of 1, 3 and judge eye tier difficulty. Some of it do to the engine being brand new and the wonky physics fucking things up.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, it's easy to forget that PS3 games didn't have trophies at first. I remember it being a big deal when MGS4 had trophies patched in.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >turtle racing which had barely a guide in the game and had to wing it
      >shogi and majong being pure cancer as always with no cheat items
      >many many missables
      >bowling having terrible physics with the pins making those challenges absolute cancer
      >the geisha had radomized conversations hence why there are no guides and you just have to wing it
      >if you suck at rhythm games you will absolutely hate the training at the waterfall
      >fighting amon legit is one of the harder ones in the series
      >oh and so many fucking missables
      yeah that game would probably be a 9/10 difficulty on psn for sure

      • 1 week ago
        Moose

        >hence why there are no guides
        http://shenmue.fc2web.com/ryuu/ryuu_yumeji.html
        http://shenmue.fc2web.com/ryuu/ryuu_azami.html
        Turtle racing, kakashi training, melon cutting, fan throwing, and iroha karuta would be the worst parts about actually going for 100%.

        Turtle racing is just 5's chicken racing but more annoying and if you want an undying turtle you needed to either eat everything at every restaurant, do all the yuujos, do all the training, or get all Heat Actiona, I can't remember which.
        Kakashi training is not even remotely like Ishin's and has absurd time requirements while giving you a sword that does chip damage and it takes multiple hits to just break one. Even if you're max level it changes nothing in the damage.
        Melon cutting would just take many many many many retries because you need to learn the pattern and slice times.
        Fan throwing is nonsense and it's impossible to get used to how far you pull the stick back to throw straight because they change the heights while the AI has perfect accuracy.
        Iroha Karuta is webm related and the AI already knows where cards are before rounds even start many times.

        Waterfall training is really easy and only takes a couple tries to get used to the speed so you'd have to be really really bad at rhythm games to ever have an issue. Every other minigame would be fine, horse archery, jiraiya training, and kabuki theater being the easiest.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Funny how you call Kenzan your favorite game when every time you talk about it, you make it sound like complete misery.

          • 1 week ago
            Moose

            Funny, isn't it? Like I said, it's got a ton of issues but I love that damn game so much and can't wait for the English Patch because I'm gonna try for the minigame 100% and redo all the 100% again. Yes, it has tons of really annoying and really bad things but it's genuinely a good game underneath the issues.

            everything you mentioned is why i only went for the standard completion, ie just get all skills, max levels and beating amon. that game's completion list is pure evil.

            I went for everything but minigames. At the time I played I didn't know how to do mahjong (Just barely got the trophy for it in 2 HD), didn't know how to do the Japanese gambling games outside of cho-han, I spent like three hours on kakashi training and got nowhere, spent like two hours trying melon cutting and got nowhere, didn't touch any of the yuujo minigame requirements, and passed on turtle racing because I couldn't understand how to do it and there were no guides I could find easily to help me. I got the requirements for everything else.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Kenzan is a good and quite the unique game being the first 3D game and thus the transition was very, how should I say, bumpy. Areas server no purpose but for like one story event and its mostly there for atmosphere which is nice. Many areas are used for the first 4 chapters you never go back to for story reasons. Ishin while being based off that period of the Meiji era really tries to make things more, despite the violence, more hopeful and even the two ex friends make it out alive while Musashi dies in battle and feels like a cinematic movie story of the 50s and 60s. Kiryu as Sakamoto is still basically Kiryu to the T, while Musashi is a raunchy Kiryu at times which is refreshing. Its such a strange, janky but loveable game. Sad they may never bring it over in any form.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Musashi (Kiryu) got an retard but innocent sent to the gallows and allowed an evil murderous witch to get away with her crimes. Easily the darkest substory in the series because of how it ends.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                The old models at times look uncanny as fuck.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                good job kiryu, you helped a killer get away with it

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                In Y4 you can break goons' jaws, and it gives them an extremely uncanny face.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah and even then I felt the violence had been toned down from 3. Things never quite got back to the level they were back then.

            • 1 week ago
              Moose

              >Areas server no purpose but for like one story event and its mostly there for atmosphere which is nice. Many areas are used for the first 4 chapters you never go back to for story reasons.
              They reuse them a lot for substories or bounties.
              >The canyon is used at least twice.
              Gyoutensai's substory and a bounty.
              >The wheat field is used for tengu training.
              >Shishido's cave area is used for a bounty and I think a substory.
              >Florist's street is used for many substories
              The kunoichi, Benkei, Amon, and I know there was something at the western end regarding bandits?
              >The street that takes you to the fork between waterfall training and I think the temple has a bounty I'm sure of and I think at least two substories.
              >The shrine Musashi wakes up at I don't think has any substories but is one of the only places for the throat slice Heat Action since it's the only place with elevation you can fall off of.
              >The farms have UFO-sama and one or two other substories.
              >The suburbs have loads of substories and bounties.
              >Gion has the majority of the content.
              >Riverfront has the monk you go to every chapter for boss Heat Actions and at least one bounty on the western end of the beach (Facing the entrance to the suburbs).
              The only ones they barely used are that "hub" area after the cave entrance map with the castle, the area west of Florist's street that you only go once for the story, and that area north of the teahouse. I guess you can count the teahouse too since it's just for going to the final area but it connects you to the riverfront, the Hozoin Tournament, and that dojo area north of it.

              4 Remastered got a few lines retranslated as well, there's a mod to restore them. There's also the issue of cut costumes like Saejima's Imperial Army one in 5R, and the various trademarks cut such as Don Quixote and bilibili ads which can also be modded back in.

              Sadly Don Quixote tune was also patched on out PS4 3 & 4. PS3 versions remain godly.

              I guess I should have said "most content" instead of "censored content". The only things the patches can't restore are Answerxanswer (But that wasn't in EN anyway), Michiru's substories, and the hostesses.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          What were they thinking with the AI for this, fucking bullshit. I decided to go with the other minigame every time because they cheat.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          everything you mentioned is why i only went for the standard completion, ie just get all skills, max levels and beating amon. that game's completion list is pure evil.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah Ishin had like a hard minigame or two but even they are nothing compared to the jank of Kenzan which were fucking brutal and unfair. If people hate 3 or JE because of drone racing/puyu they'd absolutely despise this game's existence.

  64. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    0 only

  65. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    RELEASE
    ORDER
    EVERY
    FUCKING
    TIME

  66. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The insane ragdolling in 6 and K2 really grew on me after a few hours and I'm tired of pretending that it's bad
    Call it shit taste if you want but I had a fucking blast even if both of those games are easy as shit

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The ragdolling of enemies in itself isn't bad, it's actually alright. The problem is when you get knocked down and start ragdolling like a spaghetti, this is super prevalent in any dragon engine game and it still hasn't even been adressed.
      And that's not even getting to all the gutted heat actions/moves that they never brought back from the old engines, or the slow and sluggish feel of the new moveset, and the block bouncing.

  67. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm doing its boys. Hooking my PS3 back up to replay Yakuza 4 & 5. I own the remasters but the only one worth playing was 3 because it brought back a shitload of cut content. I need OG Tanimura and 5 suck ass no matter what so why not return to 30fps as it was truly envisioned to be.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >I need OG Tanimura
      Good thing there's a mod for that, and for restoring every single cut licensed thing.
      >so why not return to 30fps as it was truly envisioned to be
      Go be retarded somehwere else.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >and for restoring every single cut licensed thing.
        Even the opening with Butterfly City?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Even the opening with Butterfly City?
          Yes, even that opening. Everything can be restored.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >30fps
        Oh yeah. Sure it is. We'll be here when you crawl back. Isn't there an OG Tanimura mod for the remaster, anyway?

        >mods
        I didn't have a gaming pc until last week, while the remasters are years old at the point. No mods for me. Y5's engine made the game feel like shit on both the PS3 and PS4 so I give no shits about the framerate. You can't stop me now!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >30fps
      Oh yeah. Sure it is. We'll be here when you crawl back. Isn't there an OG Tanimura mod for the remaster, anyway?

  68. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Play 0 first. I played first game on PS2 back when it first got released. It took a while to get into the world of the yakuza. Not terribly hard but 0 is the better introduction.

  69. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are the remasters good?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      3R is the best English version. Otherwise the best version is JP PS3 3.
      4 vs. 4R is entirely dependent on if you want 30 FPS but no issues or 60 FPS but issues. Otherwise they're pretty much identical in English. JP PS3 4 is the best version because it has all the content, otherwise PC/hacked PS4 would arguably be the best.
      5 vs. 5R is a lot more contentious. They retranslated the game (Despite it being the same translation team) and the few samplings of comparisons we've seen paint 5R to be making up dialogue or getting dialogue completely wrong like picture related which doesn't bode well for the rest of the translation.

      All games have issues because of the 60 FPS. Outside of the quickstepping issue the only thing you can fix is some very minor performance issues with SilentPatch on PC. You can restore the censored content with a hacked PS4 or a PC but can't bring back Michiru's substories in 3R or the hostesses across all three games.

      If you play the games unpatched on PS4 they apparently had random memes and modern slang thrown in for no real reason but that got patched out.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        4 Remastered got a few lines retranslated as well, there's a mod to restore them. There's also the issue of cut costumes like Saejima's Imperial Army one in 5R, and the various trademarks cut such as Don Quixote and bilibili ads which can also be modded back in.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Sadly Don Quixote tune was also patched on out PS4 3 & 4. PS3 versions remain godly.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >PS3 versions remain godly.
          The PC versions you fucking idiot.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >buggy farmed out peecee ports for westoid bandwagon hoppan 0 babbys
            >godly
            >ever
            no

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              have a nice day my man, I own all the games on consoles and if you prefer those versions you should do a flip off a bridge and end your miserable life.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                uhhh where's k2, sister?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Where are Ishin and Kenzan?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah um, why is Don Quixote missing 7 and LJ. Did something happen?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It got turned in a police station for at least one of the games and henceforth never returned.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              that was 7, and he was asking WHY it happened out of universe, they got Yoshinoya in Lost Judgment so I doubt it's a matter of not trying (Don Quixote is also back for Ishin Kiwami afaik)

              • 1 week ago
                Moose

                Yeah, it's back. They also revamped it because you can go into it without a loading screen though it looks a bit more cramped because of that. The Chinese gameplay video of the demo only shows the inside when he's doing the delivery friendship/substory but I know I saw someone else post demo footage that had a guy step inside and it was way smaller.

                I'm going for the 100% in JE Remastered, what are the biggest hiccups I'm going to encounter? I already dread those Shogi puzzles, and the drone QR code scouting and OutRun.

                It's just drone racing in Remastered. Shogi has solution videos, Outrun is easy if you just go left/left/right, and drone QR stuff is guide fodder since I don't recall there being any way to reasonably find them. Quickstarter is just going to take time because you need to grind Dice & Cube a lot.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >That fucking card system
                CANCER, also fan dancing is still shit.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Probably just license expired and 7 needed one police station for the plot, while for LJ it was probably due to laziness in trying to implement it again in kamurucho.

  70. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    THERE ARE DAYS
    THERE ARE NIGHTS

  71. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Try the first game on PS2. If the camera angles bother you, then skip it and just play Kiwami 1 instead; DO NOT force yourself to play any game if you can't even dig the camera angles.

  72. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going for the 100% in JE Remastered, what are the biggest hiccups I'm going to encounter? I already dread those Shogi puzzles, and the drone QR code scouting and OutRun.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Drone racing, easily the hardest mini-game in that title but also one of the hardest mini-game and hardest version of said mini-game in the series.

  73. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't like her, you got filtered.

  74. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I am against the grain here and recommend K1 then 0 then K2, I feel this gives the freshest feeling, since for some reason playing K1 after 0 felt like a chore with less fun combat, and the fact I would've liked not knowing much about nishiki then finding out why kiryu cared so much about him. Instead of building him up with a shit ton of back story first then him in K1.
    I will say there isn't a perfect order to play the games, and my personal order is very against orthodoxy in these threads. K1 is quite short, has subpar combat and the story isn't nearly as grand as 0, so the transition between 0 and K2 with K1 feels awkward and kills a lot of steam and momentum you might have.

  75. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Makoto finally getting reunited with Tachibana

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      >You're tired.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Tadaima....

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >man survives getting thrown through multiple doors, domed in a urinal, and flung out of a third-story window
        >all so he can come back to kill the most likeable character in the game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >You're tired.

      Tadaima....

      >Let's go home, onii-chan

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