YAKUZA

YAKUZA 5 is the best game of the past 30 years and SEGA's magnum opus. It's everything RGG tried to achieve with the franchise and the pinnacle of the series. Every game before or after YAKUZA 5 is a massive downgrade compared to it.

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Filler game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      How so? It further developers the stories of 4 characters while introducing a new one too

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Fulfiller of Dreams
      >Filler game

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        YUME

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >filler
      >more content than any other Yakuza game

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Filler implies no importance to the greater story arc of the universe
        Nothing to do with gameplay
        hownew

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        [...]
        [...]
        >the most expansive YAKUZA game
        >most content
        >most characters
        >most minigames
        >5 freely explorable cities
        >3 of which completely new cities only available in YAKUZA 5
        >???
        >somehow people get filtered by this

        >people that have no idea what fillers are

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      More like filter game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 5's story is the entire reason Yakuza 6 and Yakuza 7 happen

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Literal movie games with shit gameplay

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Retard post with AI formatting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      please stop trolling

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's ok when japan does it

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How can one man be so wrong? Even the PSP games are better.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 is one of the worst Yakuza.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      How can one man be so wrong? Even the PSP games are better.

      Literal movie games with shit gameplay

      [...]

      Filler game

      >the most expansive YAKUZA game
      >most content
      >most characters
      >most minigames
      >5 freely explorable cities
      >3 of which completely new cities only available in YAKUZA 5
      >???
      >somehow people get filtered by this

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >he thinks more quantity means better quality
        Based retard

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So you prefer playing Kamurocho in every game? Yakuza 5 actually did new things, came up with new minigames, new cities and activities. That's proof retards like you only want the same content assets reused repeatedly forever.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What's the point of having more cities if they're ugly and uninteresting? What's the point of having more characters if they're worse than previous characters and a chore to fight as (looking at you, baseball gay)? What's the point of having more silly minigames that add nothing to the main part of the game, which is the story and the world? Just pressing key prompts in different ways?
            More is not better. 5 good minigames are better than 10 shit minigames. 1 good character is better than 5 half-assed nobodies. 1 good city is better than 5 empty neighborhoods. And don't get me started on the story, the worst in the entire series which is quite remarkable.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              How the fuck is Shinada worse than other characters?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Boring dude based on lame jokes, terrible fighting style if it can be called that, and Tanimura was slightly better so it was a direct downgrade. Just slightly but still.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                it's like you dont even have a soul man

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                One of us!

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Really no reason for him to be in the game beyond "LOL DAIGO CLASSMATE LOL."

                Only reason he's there is for a "5" because they couldn't give Haruka and Akiyama separate chapters.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Beautiful ice town
              >Nothing to do
              WAOW IM SO GLAD THEY ADDED THIS ENTIRE FUCKING CITY WHERE NOTHING IS GOING ON!

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It's like that but with 5 cities. Amazing.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Wrong though

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >pic
                bro how?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You got a problem, ojisan?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You are literally describing how you want every future Yakuza/Like a Dragon/Judgment game to be set in Kamurocho and feature only the same reused shogi, poker, mahjong games and only feature the same old characters wtf my dude. Yakuza 5 was ambitious.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                If you give Kamurocho more buildings to enter, more minigames, and more quality of life, yeah I'll take that over whatever cardboard cutout city with 4-5 stores I can enter

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                So you want more buildings, more minigames? YAKUZA 5 LITERALLY GAVE YOU THAT
                >but noooo i didn't mean it like that, uhhhh its bad because i don't like the number 5 in the title errrrr

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Ruins the baseball minigame

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                When did I say that? I'm saying quality > quantity, not that I want Kamurocho back or shogi back. I don't care if they go to Kamurocho, Yokohama or wherever. Yakuza 5 went for sheer quantity, and it was a disjointed mess from start to finish.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              What's people's problem with Shinada's gameplay? I liked that at least he was fast, unlike the boring slow saejima "charged" attackes that the AI can easily block/dodge. Only mistake was how the entire push about him being very good with weapons ended up underwhelming.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                My main issue with him and his entire story arc is that I simply do not give a shit about baseball in the slightest, so all the stuff about game rigging and how it was carried out just flew completely over my head.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                yeah I did not relate to that part either. But him being a woman chaser and general loser thrown in the middle of the conspiracy was fun to see.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It's also just really fuckin stupid. Game rigging would fall on the coaches referees and the entire team, it COULDNT just fall on Shinada. That and this weird youthful naivety that sports are fucking real and not fixed outright to make a more exciting season is cringe and shows the writers are out of their depth
                >No bro, you don't get how much Japanese people love baseball
                I grew up in a baseball house. I get it, and I promise you almost every aspect of baseball outside of whether or not the player makes a hit is altered, cheated, or arranged

                Wait what? Was he really not voiced in Y6? He was even voiced in Dead Souls

                Akiyama is voiced but very sparingly. You can tell they gave him as few voiced lines as they possibly could while keeping him involved in the story.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Saejima is overrated. His regular fucking combo will kill everyone, but shinada is a miserable experience if you aren't going out of your way to get him items through side stories and shops and shit leaving him feeling fucking awful

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Because other Yakuza games show that less content means higher quality? bro, Y5 literally has the same quality as every other game, just far more variety and stuff to do. Every Yakuza feels like the tired old return to Kamurocho whereas Y5 feels like an expansive adventure across multiple cities

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They hated him for speaking the truth

        >Ruins the baseball minigame

        shinada's version of the baseball minigame is the only good one

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >>the most expansive YAKUZA game
        Not even. That's 7.
        >most content
        Most bloat
        >>most characters
        Worst characters too
        >most minigames
        Ok
        >5 freely explorable cities
        3 of which are absolute dog shit and throw away crap nobody remembers
        >3 of which completely new cities only available in YAKUZA 5
        See above.

        You forgot
        >terrible writing that takes rubber bullets and fills and entire game with nonsensical shit twists
        >retarded retcons every step along the way
        >Devs having no clue what to do with Taiga they must retcon his entire arc in 4 to put him in the exact same position he was in 4, having players do the exact same things again
        >retarded soap opera who dunnit with forced drama due to SURPRISE connection to majima
        >retarded ending that undoes the entire game
        >theme about DREAMS that the game tells you every two seconds about, without actually building a proper narrative around it yet constantly telling about DREAMS because we all have DREAMS
        >complete asspull final boss
        And most importantly
        >only reason people like it is because they meme sad baseball man andnm because harukas chapter, which is complete filler, carries the entire game
        I always laugh at people defending 3 but people defending 5 need to be sectioned.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          genuinely filtered

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >7
          >expansive
          kek it's like 90% Ijincho with a tiny bit of Kamurocho and an entirely lifeless Sotenbori with nothing to do except the arena. Try trolling harder next time.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          how can one man be so correct

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    /v/'s official YAKUZA ranking is still on-going until Ishin's release. Currently Y5 is still in the lead.
    https://strawpoll.com/polls/1MnwvelW0y7/

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is a rigged poll btw

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        This poll has been posted in nearly every Yakuza thread since December and people have been voting for weeks, don't comment if you're new

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Nah it's definitely rigged. I posted it on reddit and twitter before the influx of Yakuza 5 votes.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >I posted it on reddit and twitter
            Are you retarded? We created this poll to be Ganker's opinion. And you're saying that YOU posted it elsewhere and then suddenly it got rigged? So YOU rigged it by bringing it to other communities?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                How does this disprove that Yakuza 5 is the most popular and best game? It's still people who voted on it, just other platforms.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                It proves that 5fags are redditors

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yes.

              >So YOU were the one who rigged the votes?
              >Yes.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          LMAO, Yakuza 0 was reading by a landslide in the first few weeks and now Y5 suddenly has double its votes?
          It couldn't be any more obvious
          Disingenuous gay

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            What's the problem? 0 and 5 are both top tier. If it really is rigged like you say it has to be the "0fag" poster.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 is the best Yakuza game solely because of the Taxi minigame.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Very based. I want RGG to make a spin-off centered around an old geezer taxicab driver who gets involved in some kind of plot where he is forced to drive criminals around. The gameplay would consist of learning the streets and your way around the city, driving, traffic lights, speed limit etc as well as picking dialogue during conversations. You can customize your taxi with decals and lights and there would be fictional radio stations too. You can also do side missions where try to hire other people to join your taxicab company and train them and send them out on missions. There could also be a dating system where you pick up ladies and convince them to do sexual favors for you in exchange for free rides or something.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        and a system where you kidnap people. basically they get in the car expecting you to take them home, but you take them to a secret hideout instead where you can then choose what to do with them, for example, apply torture or do lewd things to them, or steal their money and beat them to death etc. There are a lot of possibilities for a crime taxi drama spin-off

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Retard

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Pretty sure there's a series of games that do that, they're called Grand Theft Auto. They're quite popular in fact, you should try them.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly 3, 4, 5 and 6 feel like they were a mistake and they didn't know how to wrap it up.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They really should have abandoned Kiryu after 2. His story was done, but they were too pussy to abandon a fan favorite character back and he is way too powerful past 2 to be interesting or complex. Now they are again bringing him back.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Wasn't 4 supposed to do that? Just replace Kiryu with Akiyama. It's sad Akiyama is just a non playable character now.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Let Akiyama rest on his laurels, he's one of my favorite characters but he doesn't need to be doing a million errands constantly.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Akiyama's VA is too expensive for him to be the lead.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    After playing Lost Judgment it's real fucking hard to go back to older titles in terms of gameplay. It's the best one in that regards, no contest.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly it has the worst story out of all yakuza games

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    4 is better. 5 is packed to the brim with plotholes and video game contrivances
    >MY ANIKI IS DEAD AND I WILL FIGHT TIL MY LAST BREATH
    >I KILLED HIM

    >hey Kiryu
    >Hi saejima
    >We need to fight to the death because the mastermind is expecting it....
    >Why?
    >Dunno

    >I'm not going to shoot haruka
    >I know, but I'm still going to kick your ass

    >Oh hey shinada, did I ever tell you I've been your number 1 fan since day 1

    >Hey Kiryu, I know you're bleeding to death but if I kill you now I will be the strongest!

    >I'm opening an office in sotenbori because the story requires it!!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The worst for me is that there's basically very little story or actual progression that's spread way too thin throughout the game. You end up with a game where barely anything happens and when it happens you have no explanations why even though it's been hours since the last development.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Drive the taxi, wagie!

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >is the only one with a comfy jazzy ost
    They need to go back to it

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 deniers can eat shit with a fork.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      So now reviews matter?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        So now your opinion matters? Of all people on the planet, it's you we flog to for opinions?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why did the mastermind expect Kiryu and saejima to do a rooftop fight to the death, there is no set up for this at all. The mastermind has done nothing to give anyone the impression that Kiryu and saejima should be mad at eachother let alone fight to the death in a rooftop battle

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 is a bloated mess, the pacng is also pretty bad.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >backseats akiyama for a 3 song DDR game

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    About to open these bad boys, what am I in for?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      A game where everyone knows they're in a poorly written movie and just do things because it's what's required for the next scene to happen

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Sega moved Haruka a bit higher for the western cover so we can see her chest
      B-based?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      On PS3 they RELEASED Yakuza 5 3 years after its initial 2012 Japan RELEASE. But it was without disc. It was only on the PS3 PSN Store. You can still buy it there today, as Sony has decided not TO close it down yet. But then the Remaster of Yakuza 5 came out in 2020 and it CONTAINED a physical disc box case without disc, so just the box case, for the PS3, for those who want to complete their complete collection of the series, since they only owned it digitally on PS3, and would have an empty spot where Yakuza 5 is supposed to BE between Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 6, or between Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 0 if you go by release order, so now people can have the full collection lined UP in the shelf, but there is no disc.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 6 was definitely a downgrade

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Basically retells 3 but with a baby
      >SILKY SMOOTH 17FPS

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    some of the Yakuzas are currently in a PSN sale, is Yakuza Kiwami ok to start off with?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No. Kiwami is a sequel to 0

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Yakuza 0
        shit sux

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Either start with OG 1 and play release order or start with 0 and play chronological order.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Only women play this kdrama soap opera game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the other day we had a woman come in here who chatted with us for a while and posted her hand

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Woman
        That is a chud hand

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >can't compare lengths of forefinger and ringfinger
          Not a woman

          I hate trannies as much as the next guy but that’s clearly a woman’s hand. Trans derangement has gotten so out of hand (get it?) on this board I wouldn’t be surprised if someone posted a video of a woman giving birth and anons would still unironically claim it’s not a real woman.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >I hate trannies as much as the next guy
            >But
            chudlover

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              ywnbaw

              It’s also clearly not a chud because when asked to spread her legs she refused whereas all trannies are sexual deviants always willing to show off their disgusting bodies for attention and because it gets them off.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                They didn't want you to see their axe wound. It's a chud

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Wrong, trannies love shoving their neovaginas in other people’s faces unless they’re trying to catfish men on tindr.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            also there was no real reason to lie about it, it was just a fun convo about yakuza (and it was a better thread than this one)

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah she probably wouldn't have posted it in this thread. I was there and it was chill.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            ywnbaw

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What do the red lines mean next to posts? Like two posts have a red line and one has these interrupted lines.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Get Gankerx, it's good for you

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            ok, but answer the question

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Dotted red line is your own posts. Solid red line is people replying to you.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >can't compare lengths of forefinger and ringfinger
        Not a woman

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That's me.

        >can't compare lengths of forefinger and ringfinger
        Not a woman

        That is bullshit.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Your opinion on the two Judgment titles, honey?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Haven't played them yet. Want to emulate Dead Souls first and haven't touched 7 yet.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              At least you respond to "honey," my wife doesn't

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                I dislike pet names but didn't want to be a bitch about it with my jap soap opera frens.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Oh well okay, excuse me then.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No worries.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                On a scale of 1 to 10, rate the attractiveness levels of Kiryu, Akiyama, Saejima, Tanimura, Shinada, Ichiban, Yagami, Haruka and Majima.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How would you feel if they brought Tanimura back for Judgment 3?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Very good. I mean they already have snake style.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I actually think there’s a decent chance he shows up again considering they replaced him with another actor for the remaster.

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Y5 probably has my fave minigame in the comedy routine. Why'd they never bring it back and expand upon it?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I don't speak Japanese so I fail at this constantly because I can't get the timing down

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They fixed it in the remaster by adding a timer

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >strong topless men
    >with hearts of gold
    Everyone knows Yakuza has a huge female playerbase.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why no western release still?
    Just call it "Like a Black Panther" and Kiwami that shit please

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not enough interest to justify the investment of paying the two devs in charge of the port and a translator 20 bucks
      Just get the fan patches and emulate it, bro

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >someone posts a picture of a hand
    >thread overrun by virgins who deny women play games

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    my favorite character in yakuza is kazuma kiryu

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh yeah, tell me about Kazuma Kiryu, what do you like most about Kazuma Kiryu?

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    my favorite character in yakuza is judgement kazzy-kun

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You just know this little minx will pop up in Like a Dragon 8.

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why does the hair look so shitty in Kiwami 2? Did they fix it in the other Dragon Engine games?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Hair
      Hair is the least of their problems, why does Kiryu have dog eyes

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I got used to weird Kiryu, it just looks like everyone’s hair is fucking 240p or something.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    2018 was insane.
    But this year will be great too, next month Ishin and when exactly can we expect LADGTMWEHN? Maybe in time for christmas?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >LADGTMWEHN?
      Do not ever phrase it like that ever again, just say Gaiden.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Gaiden = side story
        There is a colon after "Like a Dragon Gaiden" because that is the title of the subseries of games. The first of which will be The Man Who Erased His Name. So it's LADG:TMWEHN.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Is it confirmed that there will be more gaiden games? If so I can hope for Saejima, I think DE would do his combat wonders.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Wait is the Kiryu on 6 and K2's covers literally copy/pasted?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I mean, kiryu in y6 is presumably in his mid 50s yet looks like someone in his 30's

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Good genes + Japanese innate youthfulness + athletic + diet of healthy Japanese good

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >iet of healthy Japanese
            Not during my playthroughs. The man eats like a tank to farm those stat points

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I started yakuza 0 on steamdeck, erything was fine until the cutscene before the first boss (that old yakuza boxer), then the game crashed. Did the whole thing again, this time skipped the cutscene, defeated the boss and the game crashed again during the next cutscene. Is it because I have fullscreen in the settings, or maybe because I capped the settings at 5 watts? Everyone says the game plays great on steamdeck, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong, especially since the actual game runs fine (yes, even at 5 watts), only cutscenes make it crash.

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >LAD8
    >ppl wonder who is in Kiryu's party

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >has more soul than Ichiban ever will in your path

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >looks older than Ichiban ever will in your path

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >LAD Ishin: Feb 2023
    >LAD Gaiden: Summer 2023
    >LAD 8: 2024
    >Unannounced new IP

    They might want to think about doing less projects so they can focus strong on one.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They don’t need much time to develop a Yakuzer game. They’ve pretty much got this shit down to a science at this point.

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    play order:
    >Yakuza Like a Dragon > Yakuza 0 > Lost Judgment > Yakuza 1 > Yakuza 2 > Yakuza 3 > Judgment > Yakuza Dead Souls > Yakuza 4 > Like a Dragon Ishin > Yakuza 5 > Like a Dragon Gaiden The Man Who Erased His Name > Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise > Yakuza Kiwami > Yakuza Kiwami 2 > Yakuza 6 The Song of Life
    That way you have the best story experience.

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    5 is pretty fucking bad

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not falling for this. I played 3 and 4, they were absolutely fucking awful. 5 looks like more of the same shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      5 is legitimately better than those two.

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have a question about Lost Judgment. I am trying to understand the timing of countering with snake but it doesn't seem to work my way. It doesn't seem to go the same way as bamham.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If you mean the block counter - it's a very generous with timing. Just block when you see an enemy attacking and it should proc. If you mean the disarm for weapons - I don't trust the circle at all and wait for the noise it plays to reach it's peak.

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I had more fun with Yakuza 4 (Despite the police kid arc was fucking shit) than with Yakuza 5 to be honest.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same. I felt Yakuza 4 had less annoying parts. I get 5 was pretty ambitious and it has a fuckton of content, but I honestly had more fun around kamurocho in 4 than some of the cities in 5 and while I understand some people like the minigames, I wasn't impressed by cock racing and hunting and taxi driving wasn't my thing. Dancing was alright I guess.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Akiyama and Saejima were both Shinada-tier fun introductions. Saejima's character gets absolutely mangled by being connected to the Yasuko shit in the same game though. Yasuko's plot and resolution being so insanely bad has gotten covered up by rubber bullets

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Majima and Yasuko never met during 25 years despite the latter asking to meet Saejima every day
        >or if they did, she somehow decided Katsuragi asking her to kill people is more trustworthy than her brother's best friend

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I heard it Have Chinese NTR man.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      6 does, yep

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone know if the Fist of the North Star game did well? Wouldn't mind a sequel or another game in a existing series

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      We know it did well enough to get the "PlayStation Hits" label and re-release, so it hit some milestone.

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >TRULY, THIS POWERFUL MAN WAS LIKE A DRAGON
    How did they get away with this?

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I tried to draw a map of kamurocho out of memory but I couldn't. I always fuck up the southwest part

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      post it

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I just deleted it. If I can't memorize it right then it's not worth it. I'll be honest, I played most yakuza games (only one left is 6 and I'm already at chapter 8) and somehow I still get lost in kamurocho sometimes.

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    As the straight men that we are, we can agree he is attractive, right?

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm having more fun with Y6 than 5

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >babysitter simulator for the japanese women fanbase
      It's alright for what it is. Onomichi is cozy.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I prefer Onomichi with 3 useless stores that don't have the item I want than most cities in 5 to be quite dang honest
        At least I can remember the name of this place better

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Onomichi is cozy
        It is.

        I prefer Onomichi with 3 useless stores that don't have the item I want than most cities in 5 to be quite dang honest
        At least I can remember the name of this place better

        >want to find all the cats
        >didn't bring the right cat food from Kamurocho so it takes twice as long to feed most of them
        >can't go back (until you're almost at the end)
        I kind of like it as a gameplay mechanic, you can't just go walk into a convenience store and load up on every health item at-will. The fact that most stores are closed at night, too.

        I can't express how angry I am that the Ichiban games are the main Yakuza titles and the Yagami games are the spin-offs. I hate this fucking turn-based RPG bullshit so much. The yakuza fucking disbanded, a professional detective tackling all manner of crime is a far more sensible direction to focus on from a storytelling perspective too.

        Same, the fast paced brawler combat works well to break up a game where you're normally watching long cutscenes, and turning even random fights with goons into turn-based fights where you select attacks and watch just slows the game down even more.

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if Yagami will ever get a unique city or just recycle Kiryu/Ichiban cities.

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can't express how angry I am that the Ichiban games are the main Yakuza titles and the Yagami games are the spin-offs. I hate this fucking turn-based RPG bullshit so much. The yakuza fucking disbanded, a professional detective tackling all manner of crime is a far more sensible direction to focus on from a storytelling perspective too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What difference does it make which is "main" and which is "spin-off"? Either way, Judgment is better.

      Is it worth buying judgement and lost judgement since denuvo is a thing?

      Lost Judgment has the best combat of the franchise and the first Judgment has a great story.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >What difference does it make which is "main" and which is "spin-off"?
        Development priority and budget.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          but both Judgments are pretty great?! The only issue I see is that Judgment reuses the available cities from the Yakuza/Like A Dragon games, but other than that... Lost Judgment added the entire high school campus so that was neat.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            yeah the high school was almost the size of a small town

            Wasn't 4 supposed to do that? Just replace Kiryu with Akiyama. It's sad Akiyama is just a non playable character now.

            Wish they put Akiyama in Kiryu's party in Y8.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Wish they put Akiyama in Kiryu's party in Y8.
              Would've been fine with anyone, akiyama, saejima, daigo, anyone. But they had to fucking bring kiryu back.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >What difference does it make which is "main" and which is "spin-off"? Either way, Judgment is better.
        Big one for me is that they seem to have this autistic refusal to allow any of the casts to mix, despite Judgement being set in the same locations. Yagami is a far better-written MC than Ichiban, but because of the above we aren't (and probably won't) see him interact with any of the established cast of the main series. The Tojo clan disbanded and we only get vague references to that in the detective mystery game, whereas the game about the "haha it's just like Dragon Quest" autist will have all of the story progression.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >autistic refusal to allow any of the casts to mix, despite Judgement being set in the same locations.
          There was this cameo. I believe it when they said they didn't want the old cast to overshadow the new one. Now that these characters are established and the series is popular, I don't think there will be that reluctance anymore.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >The Y7 chink
            Y7 newcomers need not apply. Adachi is the only good one

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Too bad nobody gives a fuck what you think and we're getting more 'newcomers', eh?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Y8 is already dialing Ichi back to include more Kiryu. Thank fuck because I think everyone's gotten enough ching Chong and NOT JOONGIHAN

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Playing as Kaito>>>>>>

      [...]

      .
      Sorry.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is it worth buying judgement and lost judgement since denuvo is a thing?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They're better than half of the Yakuza games, so yes.

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck did haruka never bother to learn self defense?

    God i hate what they did with her

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      OJISAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        N-NANI!!?

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For a series that is so afraid to bring back former protagonists, it sure isn't afraid to drag Kiryu back every damn game

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people like Akiyama so much? He was an alright character but nothing that special.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He's Spike Spiegel and everyone loves him.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      His indomitable will
      His cool outfit
      His relaxed/comical demeanor
      His singing voice

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He was very charming and fun also Y4 was my first Yakuza game back in the day, so he was actually my first Yakuza MC.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Y6
        >[no voice]HEY KIRYU I LIVE IN THE SEWERS NOW GOOD TO SEE YOU
        >[voiced] Kiryu you can't take that baby, okay sorry I gotta go this is all the budget they ha-
        I get that he's the most expensive voice in Japan and their rules about repeat appearances but it's still not fair. Nick Ogata is fucking gay and his function in Y7 makes no fucking sense

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Is he? Would explain a lot.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Wait what? Was he really not voiced in Y6? He was even voiced in Dead Souls

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm almost at the end of the series, doing the last chapter of 6 now. Will take a break as I refuse to buy 7 as long as it has Denuvo.

    On that note 6 is definitely one of the worse ones in the series. The story is retarded, even for yakuza standards. Why couldn't they just end it nicely at the shipyard after the hirose fight and secret reveal?

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I know yakuza are budget games so why do they feel the need to hire expensive actors/VA's?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      to sell games anon

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        did anyone famous got in yakuza 1? I know they hired top tier dub actors for 1 for NA

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous
          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty sure he means jap voices

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Kiryu slapping Haruka should have become a running joke throughout the series. Why did he stop? She kept acting dumb.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Saejima should have done it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        he slapped her someplace different

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        With his fuckin mushroom tip

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        he slapped her someplace different

        With his fuckin mushroom tip

        OJISAN!!!

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          UUUUUOOOOOOHHHHH

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So, how did haruka get knocked up exactly?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's quite literally explained in 6, numbnuts.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Saejima slipped one in. He even cut his hair to her liking which should have clued you in. Yuta is a red herring.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        NODIMPORTANT saejima was always better

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Met a nice Chinese boy. I forget if the triad puppeteered it.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They did not. "It just kinda happened"

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Life... found a way.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Haruka was an inside job.

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Kiryu gitano, senores.

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE!
    HARUKA HAD SEX?

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are you playing Yakuza 5 with an AMD GPU and CPU, the way it's meant to be played Ganker?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >AMD CPU
      >Nvidia GPU
      Just werks

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The last good AMD GPU was the RX 380 so no.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Can't wait to play these games on PlayStation 5 via PS Plus Premium. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate takes the games away after a few months or years.

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Yakuza games are on sale almost every month on PSN
    >people bitch about pc specs and spyware
    PlayStation just cannot stop winning

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Consoles have spyware built in already

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What would you be doing on a playstation that you dont want sony to know?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Apparently kids watch tons of porn on their console browsers. Enough for pornhub to rank their favorite categories

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I'd prefer sony not know I exist at all.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh wow, having all these side by side I never realized how fucking ugly Yakuza 3 Kiryu looks.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Y5 is hands down Kiryu best look across the franchise.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Kiryu and Saejima in 4-5 looks like they're about to cry

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Games are in Game Pass on PC and Xbox.

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >like a dragon looks fun
    >give it a go
    >it's not fun at all
    >realize it's a jrpg
    >uninstall

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >like a dragon looks fun
      >give it a go
      >it's really fun
      >beat the game and have a blast

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Aren’t the normal Yakuza games already like JRPGs?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        All but LaD are action RPGs with beat-em-up combat.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      RGG7 is the best RGG since 2. Cope.

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Jannies b& me everytime I post the JAV roll pic kek

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Rina

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The one with numbers

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    here come the worst fucking minigame of all time

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I actually really enjoyed it once I knew all I had to do was get one single block inside their goal.
      If I had tried to do it the way the game explained it I would've an hero'd
      I found the bikes to be WAY worse because of the rubberbanding and I turned it to easy to do them and I have no regrets

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >I actually really enjoyed it once I knew all I had to do was get one single block inside their goal.
        >If I had tried to do it the way the game explained it I would've an hero'd
        It literally tells you it's faster to just bee line to the other teams spawn.

        here come the worst fucking minigame of all time

        It's really not that bad.

        can't beat it

        How? You have to suffer from severe brain damage to not be able to beat it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, shit was easy as fuck.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        can't beat it

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I just focused on speed and rushed to connect my blocks to the opponent's goal.

        • 1 week ago
          Moose

          Give the other two robots attacker AI on the mid-level frame with hammers. They will spawncamp your enemy. Then you just go around the arena in the fast frame grabbing parts and placing a straight line to your opponent's side of the field instantly winning. Once you get to the end of the minigame you can swap one hammer boy for a speedy boy with the gathering AI and hammer boy will still spawncamp while speedy boy will do the work for you as you sit there waiting for it to collect blocks.

          If you have the cheat DLC frame then equipping that to either it or you gives you the heavy frame stats on the speedy frame.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Whenever I see you gays complain about minigames I have to wonder if you even played Yakuza 3.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That's not the underground catfight, whoever coded and made it should burn in the deepest pits of hell down from purgatory.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I left cat fights as the very last thing before the finale. I played it in a public location, late at night, far away from anyone else there.
        This guy I knew from work came up and started to talk to me, and then got upset I was watching women beat each other up.
        The worst part was that it was all RNG.

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad they changed his face, he looks so much better

  62. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >you can only eat one menu item at a time in Yakuza 3
    oh my fucking god, I thought clearing out restaurants was tedious already but Jesus Christ, this is fucked. please tell me 4 or 5 lets you eat multiple items

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >4
      no
      >5
      Yes but you have to do some shit first. However, if your hp is capped, you can't.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 5 does for sure. I don't know if 4 HD does, but the old trick of bait should work. Go buy a billion bait from the dock, eat it, and your HP will go down. Do that to eat as much as you want.

  63. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    God, the writing in the two Judgement's so much better than the later Yakuza titles, simply because A) the MC isn't a social retard and B) the focus on law and justice means the writers can explore the flaws and limitations of the legal system. The conflict between Yagami and Kuwana is so much more nuanced than some of the completely forced conflicts in the later games. By Y5 we literally got to the stage of
    >"I'm here to stop you and kick your ass"
    >"No need, I had a change of heart all on my own and I will stop what I'm doing"
    >"Well I'm already here, so I'm going to kick your ass anyway"

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I know, it's refreshing and I actually felt super engaged in both judgments, I just hope they start work on J3 soon.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What happened with JOHNNY or whatever not allowing Sega to put Judgement on PC?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Leadership changed and then they were able to put it on PC

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Johnny died and went to molest little boys in Japanese Heaven so someone obviously cut them a deal.
            I imagine the row was because Johnny's VASTLY overestimated how much Kimutaku's likeness matters here. The series seems to have sold well, but it's no normalfag series.

            That said, odds of Judgement 3?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Very high. Lost Judgment got some decent DLC and there is no reason to think it won't continue. Just right now they are working on LAD Ishin, LADG:TMWEHN and LAD8, so probably after Ishin and TMWEHN are out, they should have the workforce to do J3.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Johnny died and went to molest little boys in Japanese Heaven so someone obviously cut them a deal.
          I imagine the row was because Johnny's VASTLY overestimated how much Kimutaku's likeness matters here. The series seems to have sold well, but it's no normalfag series.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I think Kaito Files DLC was made in case they cannot get Yagami back.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Man, I fucking LOVED that DLC. Kaito's styles were fun as fuck, the story was great and Yakuza-tier silly at times, and Kaito got the end Kiryu never did with a KINO last boss.
              So good.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          CEO changed. New CEO is younger and understand Video Games make bank, so allowed the port beyond Stillbornia.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I like both. Judgment is obviously a more serious space for the writers, and Yakuza is more 'haha twin brother CIA rubber bullets locker baby asspull city".
      I personally prefer Judgment's tone with the stories and keeping the silly shit as always in side stories, but I can jam with either.

      Also it's funny that you say that because a week or two ago there was an anon having a meltdown over Kuwana and Yagami "letting him go" and no matter how many people explained it to him, he simply could not grasp the main point of the game.

      It really drove home why most game stories are written for retards.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's easy to understand the point, it's just retarded and forced melodrama. Like most Yakuza stories.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        kek yeah that was an amusing thread. Guy was an absolute retard.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You think they're trolling at first but then you realize they are so stubborn because they are dead serious.

  64. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 8 better be big

    Like you go to Brazil big lmao

  65. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Since Kiryu gets his own party in Y8 post your ideal party setup.
    >Kiryu
    >Majima
    >Saejima
    >Akiyama

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Daigo had the BEST summon in all of LaD.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's a tie between this and Majima's. It's a shame Kiryu's was pretty tame.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          BEHOLD! GUNS OF THE FOREFATHERS!

          BRAVO KOJIMBO!
          R
          A
          V
          O

          K
          O
          J
          I
          M
          B
          O
          !

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Gaiden
        >Joryu we have a job for you
        >the shadowy figure approaches
        >Kiryu-san I fucked up
        >it's Daigo

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Why does the Dragon Engine Akiyama look fat

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's the hobo diet of convenience store bentos and booze given in exchange for information protagonists want.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Hana-chan doesn't steal his food anymore

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Majima would be pretty busted if we follow the Y7 pattern, he would be akin to korean boy band guy. Fast, gets several turns, lots of bleed related attacks. Saejima would be useless because he's too slow. Akiyama might be good depending on his kit.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno, they could speed Saejima up.

        Kiryu would be Ichiban
        Majima would be J-g as you say
        Haruka would be Sae in Idol job (obviously)
        Akiyama would be Zhao
        Saejima would be Adachi
        Daigo is Eri (right down to not being featured in cut-scenes and only recruitable in a business managment: "Kiryu-san, we need you to do Tojo bullshit. YET. AGAIN. Just now as a mini-game!")

  66. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    where is there so much activity in the middle of the night in Seiryo High School in LJ?

  67. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have only played 0 and refuse to play anything that takes place in the 00s or further. They should just reboot the franchise starting from 0 and keep it in the 80s and 90s

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 0 barely feels like it takes place before the 00s save for some overt shit like the dance clubs

  68. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any big risks on the business management minigame on LaD or I'll be fine as long as my numbers are green and growing?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      No, just don't be stupid with your character distribution for the buildings and it'll go fine. You can do it entirely with the characters just from the minigame itself, none of the substory ones or overworld ones are needed, they just make it easier. If you paid for the cheat DLC you can't really use them until at least two or three upgrades into it simply because you won't be able to afford their salaries.

      You guys think they'll have the balls to kill Kiryu in Yakuza 8?

      They'd never do it until he's literally in his 80s, he's an emergency button.

  69. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I can't believe I've done this. I kinda don't want to go back and do Kiwami 2 or LAD. I played through Kiwami 1 on ps4 and I have no desire to replay it. I've also played through Judgement on ps4 and I don't feel like playing it again even though I like it. The only Yakuza game that I've replayed is 0.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >95% in Replicant
      My bro. That's more than I'll ever get, fuck farming a lunar tear.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        The only 2 achievements that I have left are speedrunning the game and the one for getting all other achievements. I really like the game but I don't want to run through it even though I know I can do it easily.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You can easily do it in under 5 hours. Skip cutscenes, dodge-roll everywhere, mash through dialogue.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Here's the thing, anon. I just don't want to.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Fair enough.

  70. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing. This site truly is your blog.

  71. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Yagami, you've truly lost... your judgment!
    What did Kuwana mean by this?

  72. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You guys think they'll have the balls to kill Kiryu in Yakuza 8?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      nevah

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      They didn’t even have the balls to do it prior, so no
      Even if they do somehow they’ll retcon it

  73. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Let's go, Kyoudais!
    >Best Game?
    >Best Story?
    >Best Combat?
    >Best Protagonist?
    >Best Antagonist?
    >Best overall character?
    >Best boss fight?
    >Best waifu?
    >Best husbando?
    >Best mini-game?
    >Best karaoke song?
    >Best city?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Best Game? - Tie between 5 and LJ. I really can't decide
      >Best Story? - Judgment
      >Best Combat? - Lost Judgement
      >Best Protagonist? - Saejima
      >Best Antagonist? - Shibusawa
      >Best overall character?- Ichiban
      >Best boss fight? - Sadamoto (but music goes to Viper)
      >Best waifu? - pic rel
      >Best husbando? - Saejima
      >Best mini-game? - Dragon Kart
      >Best karaoke song? - Adachi's version of Machine Gun Kiss
      >Best city? - Onomichi is peak comfy.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Best Game?
      0
      >Best Story?
      Judgement
      >Best Combat?
      Lost Judgement
      >Best Protagonist?
      Majima
      >Best Antagonist?
      Shibusawa
      >Best overall character?
      Ichiban
      >Best boss fight?
      Majima in Y5
      >Best waifu?
      Tie between Yuki and Reina
      >Best husbando?
      Kiryu
      >Best mini-game?
      Dragon Kart
      >Best karaoke song?
      Kiryu's version of Machine Gun Kiss for men
      Chika's version of Heartbreak Mermaid for women
      >Best city?
      Kamurocho

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Shibusawa
        >Best antagonist
        What in the absolute fuck are you smoking, dude?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          nta but I think so too. He almost seems like he genuinely cares for Majima and yet, is a complete irredeemable piece of shit. The player is left feeling so conflicted about him and in a game full of stand out bad guys, he manages to not get overshadowed.
          It's a fair pick.
          A brilliantly acted character.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You're thinking Sagawa, not Shibusawa. Shibusawa wants nothing more than to kick Kazama to the curb because he's retarded.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Shibusawa wants nothing more than to kick Kazama to the curb
              Not really, he just wants to become a Dragon.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            That's not Shibusawa, that's Sagawa.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              You're thinking Sagawa, not Shibusawa. Shibusawa wants nothing more than to kick Kazama to the curb because he's retarded.

              Yup, oyakudon on my face; you're right.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Let's do this GankerGG
      >Best Game?
      0 or Lost Judgment
      >Best Story?
      Judgment
      >Best Combat?
      Lost Judgment/Kiwami 1
      >Best Protagonist?
      Akiyama
      >Best Antagonist?
      Kuroiwa
      >Best overall character?
      Kaito
      >Best boss fight?
      Aizawa/Shibusawa/Kuroiwa
      >Best waifu?
      Yuki, Ai, Sana
      >Best husbando?
      I'm not gay
      >Best mini-game?
      Pocket circuit fighter
      >Best karaoke song?
      Kamurocho Lullaby
      >Best city?
      Kamurocho, Sapporo and Nagoya were cool as well though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Best Game?
      2
      >Best Story?
      Judgement
      >Best Combat?
      Kiwami 1
      >Best Protagonist?
      Akiyama
      >Best Antagonist?
      Ryuji
      >Best overall character?
      Nishiki
      >Best boss fight?
      Ryuji/ Kuze 5
      >Best waifu?
      Makoto
      >Best husbando?
      Akiyama
      >Best mini-game?
      Pocket Circuit
      >Best karaoke song?
      Tie between Akiyama's Baka Mitai and Riona's Like a Butterfly
      >Best city?
      Sotenbori

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      5
      1
      0
      88 Majima
      Ryuji
      Heart Angel's Mama
      Kuze 4
      Makoto's Nurse
      Not a fag. Majima I think
      Riichi Mahjong
      Saturday NightLover
      Sotenbori

  74. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >just finished yakuza 6
    I hate the typical subversion of expectations. Tbh they almost really made me believe that kyriu is dead but why bother with doing the same for the mama, it's just a waste of a good character arc. Tbh I would have appreaciated it if they actually did let kyriu die - hearing that he is in y7 and will most likely also feature in y8 is ridiculous. What else is there for him to give?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      honestly he is not really 'in' 7. He shows up to pass the touch and 'approve' of the new MC and then he's out.
      Which makes it retarded he is coming back but I am sure when I play it I'll be thinking "this is hype as fuck"

  75. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    tfw I've platted 0-7 in the past 2 years. was a nice ride. thanks for reading.

  76. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Interactive netflix games are so relentlessly tiresome.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Go dilate somewhere else chud.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Thats literally not what these games are at all

  77. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I hope Haruka doesn't come back in 8
    Slut

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      OJISAN!!

  78. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Before playing 3, I really doubted it needing the Kiwami treatment since it was a late PS3 title.

    Now being mostly done with, I can fully vouch for it needing the Kiwami trestment more than any Yakuza title ever - even more than 1 or 2. 3 is so irredeemably awful it's actually impressive. Its only saving grace is that the main story and substories still hold up. The combat is possibly the worst I've experienced in the action/brawler genre. I'm not even gonna do the coliseum for the first time ever, due to how criminally bad this game is.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Part of the problem is that the Remaster fucked up the gameplay and enemies block more than they should as well as your dodge being fucked up too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I don't trust them with properly translating the combat and atmosphere of the game to the Dragon Engine. We don't need another Kiwami 2 type situation.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        They've mastered the Dragon Engine in terms of combat now. Lost Judgment is excellent.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          What the hell makes you think they're gonna give Y3 Lost Judgment combat? Kiryu isn't Yagami.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Kiryu is Kaito

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              RGGS will slap that moveset to a Kiwami 3 and call it a day, I don't want more shameless cashgrabs like K2.

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Would you believe me if I told you Kenzan was actually even more of a mess on the combat side and that 3 actually improved on the combat by quite a bit? Would you also believe me if I told you it has no Tiger Drop style counters and two of the four styles are unusable?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it's weird considering 4 comes out just a year later

  79. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Best city
    >not Downtown Ryukyu

  80. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >forces you to suffer through the idolshit in a yakuza game
    >said character abandons it at the end despite everyone's sacrifice thus making the whole thing pointless
    >she causes more problems for Kiryu because of her confession
    worst yakuza

  81. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The feeling of having someone secondary just cum deep inside your daughter's pussy successfully knocking her up,

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  82. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    GO!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Balls out

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Majima's balls

  83. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Incorrect.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      PS3 make the best games

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      hey nice, someone saved my picture

  84. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I own yakuza 1/2/0. Which one first?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      bump

  85. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people dislike K2 so much?
    So far I played original 1,2, Y0, K1, about to play K2 and it's hard to see how could they fuck it up after making two solid games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Bad story

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      >Cut out Shinseicho.
      >Cut out Club Adam which is called back to in multiple games (Replaced with Clan Creator).
      >Cut out The Marietta which is in every single game after 2 (Replaced with Four Shine).
      >Replaced YF6 with VF2 when YF6 was only found in 2 and VF2 is in at least one or two other games before K2 came out.
      >Cut a lot of basic things out like unique substory locations for no real reason which means you see a lot more generic office buildings in substories than 2 had.
      >It also cut small things like set dressing at the tattoo parlor or Ryuji's henchmen in Ryuji 1's fight watching the fight for no reason.
      >Takashima's model swap to an actor that looks like he's in his late 50s or even 60s conflicts with his character's actions and motivations.
      >The new music in both K1 and K2 is very hit or miss.
      I personally dislike the electronic/synth/whateveritis type of music both of them have compared to the originals. It's like listening to some amateur cover by an up and coming 15 year old musician.
      >The new licensed music doesn't fit at all and literally only works in the final bouncer mission. Ablakadabla doesn't work where they have it placed.
      >The stab scene adds a comical "Shunk" sound and the music takes you out of the scene a bit.
      >Majima Saga conflicts with what 5 already established about Majima and it's kind of rushed.
      >The entire finale is ruined because of the Dragon Engine inventory system and added black market guy right before the final fight.
      >People started with 0 so they're disappointed styles are gone because they expected that to be normal.
      >People coming off of 6 basically got a mixed bag of upgrades and downgrades to combat, particularly when it came to combat having to load in.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >Majima Saga conflicts with what 5 already established about Majima and it's kind of rushed.
        4 and 5's Majima backstory are inherently contradictory to what 0 and K2 try to add.
        >Majima is supposedly the one who hid Sasai a few months after the hit, but with 0, this would've had to have happened concurrently with Majima being held and tortured for a year after his eye was gouged out
        >Majima is more held up over a girl he knew for a couple days than the woman he married and had sex with
        Modern Majima basically tosses out everything from that era aside from his relationship with Saejima.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      One of the best parts of the original game IMO is the Kiryu joining a host club and raking in the money from rich young women. Kiwami 2 took that out completely

  86. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    shenmue was better, yakuza is just a copycat

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Shenmue was first but Yakuza does everything better in every way

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Shenmue was first but Yakuza does everything better in every way

      >Comparing the two games solely because you fight crime in an Asian town
      Woah... A little racist, huh?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >shenmue has 3 games
      >yakuza has 15 games

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        name them

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Kenzan, Ishin, Dead Souls, Judgement, Lost Judgement, Both Black Panther games, and Fist of the North Star

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Yakuza
          >Yakuza 2
          >Yakuza 3
          >Yakuza 4
          >Yakuza Dead Souls
          >Yakuza 5
          >Yakuza 0
          >Yakuza 6 The Song of Life
          >Judgment
          >Yakuza Like a Dragon
          >Lost Judgment
          >Like a Dragon Kenzan
          >Like a Dragon Ishin
          >Like a Black Panther 1
          >Like a Black Panther 2
          >Yakuza Kiwami
          >Yakuza Kiwami 2

  87. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fellas, does Lost Judgment run like shit on a PS4?
    My PC can't really run it properly and it'll be a while until I can upgrade it.

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Base PS4 and Pro are both fine, I don't recall any major drops being around. I know Nakamichi is still kind of iffy for base models but that's about it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      On base PS4 it runs obnoxiously bad. I dropped it because of that, on PC it runs like a dream.

      Base PS4 and Pro are both fine, I don't recall any major drops being around. I know Nakamichi is still kind of iffy for base models but that's about it.

      It runs like ass, there's input delay, framedrops in some chapters like where you fight the claw guy in Ijincho, etc.

      • 1 week ago
        Moose

        >there's input delay,
        That's just the Dragon Engine, it's the same on the PS4 Pro and even on PC for the DE games where you have a delay on pressing a button to move and actually moving until you're in combat.
        >framedrops in some chapters like where you fight the claw guy in Ijincho
        I'll take your word for it. I watched framerate comparisons and Nakamichi seemed to be the only consistent area where it dropped.

  88. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I always loved how fuckable Haruka looked in this game especially her lips

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Some of her minigames where she starts panting made me horny.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      kys pedo

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        she looks identical in Y6 when she is 20

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          kys pedo

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Haruka is 20 in Y6 and has a boyfriend and a baby son

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              still kys pedo

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Real American Hours
                >proceeds to groom a child

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >proceeds to groom a child
                Why are you telling on yourself. have a nice day, pedo.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                kys aussie pedo

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                American values, amirite?
                >gotta protect them fictional kids
                >and pump real ones full of HRT
                >and ignore all of our movers and shakers going to Epstein Island
                >wait did I say Epstein? Who is that?
                lmao
                lol
                kek

  89. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >rubba bullets

  90. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I'm kind of afraid to start it because I pretty much forgot all about Y4.
    I only vaguely remember things like the money, parts of Akiyamas story but anything related to Taiga, Kiryu and the other guy are much harder to remember.

  91. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really care for all the mini game and incredibly long cutscene shit. The combat always seemed cool though. And LJ seems to be the best.

    Is Lost judgement the same as the rest of the Yakuza series?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      The same in what way? Its the same sort of genre yes with the same sort of combat and exploration. Lost Judgment has hands down the best combat flow in the series. The first Judgment has a better story though, but that one's limited to Kamurocho whereas Lost Judgment features the bigger Ijincho.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Here's a better question. Do I need to play other games before judgement and its sequel? I don't know if I want to feel obligated to play 8 or so games.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          For Judgment? No.
          For LJ? Absolutely, it spoils a big twist that is basically a long plot point stemming from 5 all the way to 7.

        • 1 week ago
          Moose

          Judgment, no, outside of a few references it's standalone.
          LJ is a direct sequel to 7 and spoils parts of the last third of its story which itself will make a lot of the journey of Yakuza have far less meaning when you spoil it since it ties in to the rest of the series.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          You can play Judgment and Lost Judgment without prior knowledge. You just need to be aware that LJ spoils a certain event from Y7, but if you don't care, it doesn't matter.

  92. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Huge Yakuza fan, but really not in a mood for a samurai story. Especially if its all convoluted in factions hirarchy and shit

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      >Especially if its all convoluted in factions hirarchy and shit
      It's not. There's one chapter dedicated to that and it's there for like five minutes before Ryoma goes drinking with them and gets them to stop it for the restof the chapter.

      I don't really care for all the mini game and incredibly long cutscene shit. The combat always seemed cool though. And LJ seems to be the best.

      Is Lost judgement the same as the rest of the Yakuza series?

      >Is Lost judgement the same as the rest of the Yakuza series?
      Yes. Judgment as a series is just Yakuza with a slightly more civilian focus.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't decorate his hometown in banners

  93. 1 week ago
    Anonymous
  94. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have played K1, K2, and 0. Is there going to be a K3 or should I just pick up the remastered collection?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      K3 is coming in 2025

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      3 doesn't need a Kiwami moron

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      There will not be at least for the foreseeable future.
      https://www.siliconera.com/yakuza-creator-bringing-3-4-5-remasters-overseas-theyre-kiwami-remakes/
      >According to the Yakuza creator, Sega thought about doing Kiwami remakes for Yakuza 3, 4, 5 but he explains that going from a PS2 game to PS4 as a Kiwami remake leaves an impression with the big jump, however, he felt that the PS3 was still a good piece of hardware so the gap of going PS3 to PS4 would be a lot thinner and doesn’t leave as much of an impression compared to a jump from a PS2 game.
      Keep in mind Nagoshi said that and then they Kiwami'd Ishin for zero reason at all.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        And Ishin got Kiwami'd though

  95. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i agree. it came very late to the west digital only but it was the best game that year anyway. it has the best substories in any yakuza game, readable mangas and so much sidecontent its insane. i love it

  96. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Kiwami means extreme

  97. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't enjoy the combat in Judgement at all. It's a lot better in Lost Judgement though.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Mods can fix it a lot if you're on PC.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox sadly. My PC is too shitty.

  98. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Host club management minigame when?

  99. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >I am forgotten

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I miss og Tanimura. Nu Tanimura looked plain awful and giving him a beard/stubble made him even less distinct when standing next to the three other beard/stubble protags.

  100. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he have brightly dyed red hair? He looks so fucking stupid

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is he Korean? As far as I can tell, Koreans as depicted in media are all weird skinny gay boys now.

  101. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    can't deny yakuza 5 is the ultimate yakuza game

    >5 playable characters
    >5 explorable cities
    >50 trillion retarded plot twists
    >multiple rooftop boss fights

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >>5 playable characters
      4 of them are shit
      >>5 explorable cities
      2 are rehashed shit and the other 3 are just shit
      >>50 trillion retarded plot twists
      who cares
      rooftop boss fights
      boring and long since played out

      garbage game for garbage people who legitimately like living in and eating trash much like their beloved trashman saejima

  102. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Can we at least all agree that Yakuza 4 is the worst one?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Not when Yakuza 5 exists

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      No, that would be 0. 4 was great at launch. On replay I found Akiyama to be a boring one-note guy with an extremely limited movest, and Saejima was a slog the first time around, so one second run while trying to complete most everything dragged the game down so much more.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That would be 3.

      No, that would be 0. 4 was great at launch. On replay I found Akiyama to be a boring one-note guy with an extremely limited movest, and Saejima was a slog the first time around, so one second run while trying to complete most everything dragged the game down so much more.

      How the fuck could 0 ever be considered the worst? It's got so much QoL and improvements over 3-5. You'd have to be a completely assblasted """"real fan"""" to think it's the worst since it's popular.

      I barely did any of the substories in 6.
      And what was the point of Troublr? I did two or three of them and they gave jack shit for rewards.

      It's basically just a rehash of the police radio from 4 when you're playing as Tanimura. The only real things you get are an achievement and the ability to fight Amon after fighting Saigo and Sodachi a couple times.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >How the fuck could 0 ever be considered the worst?
        Because I enjoyed it less than 5, which was at the time an unimaginably low bar? I bought a PS4 when 0 came out here and it was so goddamn boring and clunky (both parts inherited from 5). I didn't even hear of 0 becoming popular in the west until many months later, think summer time, so popularity has nothing to do with me finding the game terribly unfun.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I guess you just have shit taste. If you truly played the other games, you'd know 0 is an improvement over 3-5 and it was a natural progression.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            The way they used money in 0 is enough to rank it high in my book. What a cute reference to base systems in your video game off of. Immersive too, in a way. Who does that?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            It running on the 5 engine makes it feel like crap by default. People complain about ragdolls and now Kiryu feels in 6, well I feel the movement is shit in 5 & 0. 3 & 4 felt so much more solid while running around and connecting with attacks. 0's pacing is trash, by the way. I distinctly remember legitimate story progress moments being interupted by shit like fucking catfights and style masters. Good god. In other Yakuza games you get directed towards those kinds of things while there's downtime, not in the goddamn moment.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              The pacing isn't bad in 0 at all. That's 3. 3 has the worst pacing in the series. The style masters are done in a way where it's not in a part that's too heavy into the main story and where there is this "downtime". It's not really abrupt and it works where it's put.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I feel bad calling any yakuza game the "worst" one cause they're all pretty much on-par in terms of quality and the only real differences are the stories and cities
      But if you put a gun to my head i'd say 3 and even then it's like a 7 in an average 8/10 franchise

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking dead souls is the worst
      You’re all fucking newfags

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >counting spinoffs
        Frasier has the worst Cheers episodes.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Seeing as Judgment is the best Yakuza game, it's fair to say Dead Souls is the worst.

  103. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    After playing Kiwami 2 I was really impressed with the improved graphics and systems.
    I'll have to wait until 6 to get there again, right?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      5 looks good. It's nearly on par with 0 and K1.

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      6'll be it, yeah. 6, K2, Judgment, 7, LJ, Gaiden, 8. That's all that's on DE right now.

      I barely did any of the substories in 6.
      And what was the point of Troublr? I did two or three of them and they gave jack shit for rewards.

      6's substories are actually pretty solid all the way through. Snack Bar is especially really fun. Troublr was basically Tanimura's unique mechanic but with I'd say less random crimes and more focused ones.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >6's substories are actually pretty solid all the way through
        Most of them are pretty boring and forgettable, and the voice acting pads them out by a lot. The only memorable one is the one where Kiryu gets conned into installing a murderous Siri, the rest I can't even remember. The snack bar was whatever.

        • 1 week ago
          Moose

          Pirate Ghosts? Girl Who Leapt Through Time? Ono Michio-kun? Soji? Skynet? PCF? Sodachi? Saigo? Snake Flower Triad?
          I thought they were very solid overall.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Pirate Ghosts?
            Are you kidding me? This is easily one of the more forgettable ones, you just fight these ghosts a few times and it's over
            >Girl Who Leapt Through Time?
            It was... alright I guess
            >Ono Michio-kun?
            Yeah it was great.
            >Soji?
            Don't even remember it
            >Skynet?
            I named it.
            >PCF?
            PCF had been completely overplayed at this point.
            >Sodachi?
            >Saigo?
            How are you even counting these as substories? What the fuck?

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              you didn't like the return of Suzuki and the Munan Chohept Onast?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                No I didn't really care for 0 retreads, I suppose the Munan one was alright with the whole Suzuki redemption bit. It really just seems that for 6 they were just 0 wanking a bit too much instead of doing its own thing.

  104. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I barely did any of the substories in 6.
    And what was the point of Troublr? I did two or three of them and they gave jack shit for rewards.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >And what was the point of Troublr?
      a way to pad the completion list

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Troublr is shit, those missions where you have to put out a fire were so damn bad.

  105. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What's wrong with Kiwami 1 and 2 anyways?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Kiwami 1 is fine, Kiwami 2 just carries the sins of 6's Dragon Engine.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Some people dislike K1 because it's not as grounded as OG 1, particularly from a combat perspective.
        K2 just has shitty combat, you're missing 90% of your moves so it all boils down to the exact same rhythm of throwing and charged attacks for every single encounter.

        Hmm, I agree with the dragon engine being dogshit, scared of what awaits me in 6 since I heard it also uses it
        thanks lads

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Some people dislike K1 because it's not as grounded as OG 1, particularly from a combat perspective.
      K2 just has shitty combat, you're missing 90% of your moves so it all boils down to the exact same rhythm of throwing and charged attacks for every single encounter.

  106. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Y3 security mob fight
    Oh god, I am covered in my own vomit now. JUST when you think the game can't possibly get worse, the game, it digs real deep and finds an extra nugget from its deep cavernous ass.

    Never should'a left Okinawa, never should'a played this game.

  107. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is the Majima Saga in K2 canon? It feels so rushed and tacked-on.

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Debatable only because of one thing, otherwise it has no contradictions outside of that one thing and falls in line with 2 perfectly fine. Majima's meeting with Makoto implies he was still obsessed with her like 20 years later when 5 specifically implied through Park and Majima's letter that Majima only had eyes for Park and was constantly thinking about her specifically. You could argue Majima never forgot about Makoto which is fine but the fact he remembers the exact watch band, the exact size of it, and was still longing for Makoto goes against how much he was implied to care more about Park than her. However, it begs the question why he never met up with a younger Katsuya in it considering he stopped by everyone else he knew.
      K1's PCF and Munan Chohept can't be canon at all because of 6 but everything else is fine.
      The Amons from 0, K1, and K2 can't be canon because they don't fit in with 3 onward and directly contradict 1 (Which 3's entire motivation carries off of). K1 and K2's Jo acts nothing like 3's Jo in the slightest.

      >Pirate Ghosts?
      Are you kidding me? This is easily one of the more forgettable ones, you just fight these ghosts a few times and it's over
      >Girl Who Leapt Through Time?
      It was... alright I guess
      >Ono Michio-kun?
      Yeah it was great.
      >Soji?
      Don't even remember it
      >Skynet?
      I named it.
      >PCF?
      PCF had been completely overplayed at this point.
      >Sodachi?
      >Saigo?
      How are you even counting these as substories? What the fuck?

      >you just fight these ghosts a few times and it's over
      It was a funny substory that came out of the blue.
      >Don't even remember it
      Either you had to chase after the Soji or it sucked up the engagement ring a guy was going to give and escaped his house, I forgot which it was.
      >How are you even counting these as substories?
      Because they are substories and they're somewhat comedic? They're also considered substories and unlock Amon? They're not long, sure, but they're a slight bit more than Ishin's friendship introduction substories so I'd consider them normal substories.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Saigo and Sodachi felt awful, like they had planned to have some sort of trainer but they couldn't and just slapped those two as punching bags for EXP and a bit of dialogue.

        • 1 week ago
          Moose

          I can definitely agree with that, I'm just saying that taken in a vacuum I'm not really offended by their substories and found it okay. The fact that they're bootleg trainers for Kiryu when he never met them at all is dumb.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Technically you can meet Saigo as Kiryu on the rooftops in 4 but all he does is give life pro tips to an npc iirc and I think Kiryu meets Sodachi in the coliseum in 4 too to give him tag team partners

            • 1 week ago
              Moose

              You're right, I completely forgot that about 4. Sodachi is the only one that doesn't feel like he needs to be there then. Still, it would have made sense to bring Sosuke back.

              Oh, only the first one got a dub?
              I'm almost interested in it because Mark Hamill as Majima has me curious. Almost.

              I can handle translation differences. They were still calling the orphanage Sunflower in 5 weren't they?

              Yeah, the name switches to the correct names only happened at 0 because they had Sunshine (The club) which they thought would confuse people when they got to Sunshine aka Morning Glory (The orphanage) in 3. I honestly can't remember if 5 ever mentioned Morning Glory so it might have changed there but it's been a while and I don't remember the lines down to the nitty gritty like that.
              The only games with English dubs are PS2 1, FotNS, Judgment, 7, and Lost Judgment.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The Rizap boss should have been the guy from the commercials who squeezes a lemon for some reason

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >considering he stopped by everyone else he knew.
        He just kinda runs into them purely by coincidence, it drove me fucking insane. "The odyssey is gone but we coincidentally ran into the manager" Just say the Odyssey is still there, what difference does it make?
        Him running into Makoto drove me fucking insane. I 100% get what they were going for but the fact that they can't even have two lines of dialogue in a straight-faced, adult manner is nonsensical. It's such a roundabout way of trying to provide a resolution that it's almost absurd.

  108. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do so many people say the dragon engine ruined the games but also at the same time cite judgement as great and it's sequel having the best combat?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      6 and Kiwami 2 were the first 2 games to use the Dragon Engine and they didn't quite have the combat down yet. Judgement improved a lot on it and Lost Judgement has really improved on it. The overall look and the ability to go into buildings without loading screens is great. However, a lot of people don't like the ragdolls and how "floaty" the combat feels in 6 and K2. Plus, there's also the way they decided to have abilities unlock in 6 and K2 being "worse" than previous entries in the series.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because the dragon engine was rough, 6 and K2 are constantly cited as some of the lowest points of the franchise. Judgment patched up a ton of stuff and made it much bearable, but a ton of the issues like comical ragdolling, block bouncing, etc still persist. Lost Judgment almost completely nailed it however.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      it took them until Lost Judgment to finally make Dragon Engine great

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      Because 6 and K2 were massive leaps down in gameplay development and combat after having 5, Ishin, and 0 (and K1) to experience. Hits didn't feel hefty at all despite that being one focal point of the engine switch, movement outside of combat was and still is filled with input delay like RDR2 has so it feels like you're controlling a laggy walking sack of potatoes, a lot of people don't like ragdolls because it forces them to chase after people (I don't mind it at all) and it's even worse on PC because no one on PC is going to limit their game to 30 FPS, and it made grabbing enemies far more annoying because your spin would get interrupted by walls instantly dropping the enemy instead of dealing the full damage.

      Then there was the horrendous performance on 6 which was like mid 10s with screen tearing and took them months of patches to iron out. Even with all the patches base PS4s still have trouble with 6 running at the 25ish mark while PS4 Pros sometimes have framerate drops in the cutscenes, and both versions have massive framerate issues at the cat cafe (Unless that was just Judgment but I seem to remember it being a problem in 6 too). K2 slightly improved upon it for base PS4s but it still dropped into the low 20s all the time. When Judgment came out you had the game running even worse than K2 on base PS4s and the game crawls to a halt when you go near the Cat Cafe or Amon's fight.

      It took them until JE:R and 7 to iron out the actual performance issues, and even then JE:R has framepacing issues because of the 60 FPS. Even with Kenzan they already had a really solid base to work from, they just had balancing issues in gameplay holding them up. Then when 5 came out it only had drops during the dream stuff and ran fine otherwise. Yeah, if you played Ishin, 0, or K1 on a PS3 you were in for a nightmare of a time but on a PS4 they were fine with Ishin being the only one to have minor performance issues.

      It's definitely better now.

  109. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This, but replacing YAKUZA 5 with the original Yakuza 2.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 2 felt pretty good to play, not gonna lie.

  110. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Do I need to use a translation patch on Japanese versions or can I select Japanese audio on the English releases of the first two games?

    • 1 week ago
      Moose

      For PS2 1 you need the undub and retranslation patch.
      PS2 2 never had a dub but you're gonna be using the original translation which changes names so Florist = Kage and Kazama = Fuma.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, only the first one got a dub?
        I'm almost interested in it because Mark Hamill as Majima has me curious. Almost.

        I can handle translation differences. They were still calling the orphanage Sunflower in 5 weren't they?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >which changes names so Florist = Kage and Kazama = Fuma
        Shit, I forgot about that crap. What are the odds 2 gets even a minimal re-translation patch?

  111. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    3/6 - GOOD
    5/0 - BAD

  112. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    why are all of moose's posts tl;dr?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >why are all of moose's posts tl;dr?
      because he's obsessed and plays nothing but yakuza games. also since he's a moose he's clearly a furry. all the more reason for you to get your ass in gear and filter him already.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >tripfag
      There's your answer.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >letting a tripfag go unfiltered
      Are you new?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  113. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    80s were neat.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There's a looping song snippet that you can hear when you're outside of some clubs in 0 that was really catchy but I can't find it uploaded anywhere.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You can hear it constantly while Kiryu is talking to the Dominatrix outside the S&M club.
        It's probably just a loop made as background noise but it wormed into my head and I really wish I had a clear recording of it.

      • 1 week ago
        Moose

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZlGSEB2bGI
        You can hear it constantly while Kiryu is talking to the Dominatrix outside the S&M club.
        It's probably just a loop made as background noise but it wormed into my head and I really wish I had a clear recording of it.

        Have you tried checking the unreleased OSTs uploaded to Youtube?

        They typically upload all the shop music and unreleased battle music.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I found that. It's not in there.

  114. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    one of my favs for sure. if it wasnt for like a dragon's release

  115. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people suck 5's dick so much?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's easy to see how it's the most ambitious RGG title.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Being ambitious is pointless when you don't have the capacity to fulfill said ambition. At best it gets an "at least you tried" medal.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It fulfilled its ambition.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Was its ambition being shit?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Their first Yakuza game

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Contrarianism

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, those are the gays saying Yakuza 3 had a good plot

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          3 had a good idea, even if the execution was boring as hell. 5 was just "remember how 4 was about 4 guys? Well, let's go bigger! 5 characters! 5 cities! 5 5 5!!" and it was shit.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's the San Andreas of the Yakuza franchise.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Probably because they think lot of content = good game. 5 is an extremely overpadded game, with very little focus in anything but cramming as much stuff into it as possible, the story suffers as a result, the combat suffers as a result, and basically everything except the minigames do. That's precisely why they never returned to having that many protagonists and made 0 a much more focused, 2 man game. Because 5 was experimental in its fuckhuge design.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Y5 was an expansion of the concept introduced in Y4 and Yakuza Dead Souls and succeeded in topping those prior iterations.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Not really, Y4 had a more interesting story and combat system and benefitted from taking place in one city since it got expanded a lot. 5's combat is a disaster, Kiryu is an unbalanced mess, Shinada legitimately sucks balls, Akiyama has a ton of heat actions that get in the way and shit and barely has any content, etc.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Yakuza 4 crammed 4 characters into one single setting. Yakuza 5 gave each character time to breathe in their own environment, while keeping the player interested with new locales, instead of relying on the tired old Kamurocho.
            >but muh underground hobos and rooftop exploration
            Still tired old Kamurocho for 95% of the map in 4.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              >Yakuza 5 gave each character time to breathe in their own environment
              You forget that Tsukimino is full of invisible walls, Nagoya is extremely tiny and with very little to do on it other than chicken race, and Nagasugai suffers the same fate. Having too many cities to move around just means less focus on having a big hub to explore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >game reviewers gave it a good score so it must be good!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It helped me cope with my father's death so I have a strong personal connection to it but other than that it's just a highly ambitious game with a shitload of content and all of the minigames are pretty well-executed. The story and pacing is inconsistent but people who value gameplay more than story are likely willing to forgive that.
      It also has the best boy

  116. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You can tell the og Yakuza team mostly left after 3. 4 was a shitty reskin, 5 was their first crack at their own game and it was garbage with broken combat.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Y5
      >broken combat
      You what, mate? I've heard many things in my time, but never that.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Do a heat action and you get hit right as the cutscene ends with 0 chance to react cause the combat is fundamentally broken. Kiryu and Saejima have literal god mode to mask the broken combat

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >Kiryu and Saejima have literal god mode
          In Kiryu's case it barely functions at all, you're much better off just spamming bounding throws ad nauseam or tiger dropping. 5 has the worst amon in the whole franchise.

  117. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I PRIDE MYSELF ON FILTERING INSECURE BOYS

  118. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >only game in the franchise with a female MC
    >the fandom divided
    Huh.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Haruka was a mistake. Notice how the games that don't feature her heavily in the main story are the good games?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Haruka was such a juicy cumdump in this game

        OJI---SAAAAAN!!!!!

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >yakuza 0
        haruka wasn't born yet, based
        >yakuza 1
        jingu didn't kill haruka, cringe
        >yakuza 2
        haruka didn't get eaten by tigers, cringe
        >yakuza 3
        mine bitch slapped haruka, based
        >yakuza 4
        saejima almost gave haruka rape correction, based
        >yakuza 5
        cringe
        >yakuza 6
        haruka was in a coma for most of the game, based
        >yakuza 7
        no haruka, based

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Haruka should've stayed an off screen side character that takes care of the orphanage in Okinawa. Maybe bring her back after a few games. But 3 happened.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Been saying that for years, Haruka is the worst part of the games no matter how much the chud pedos like her

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Haruka's portion of Y5 was dogshit, and anyone claiming otherwise got stockholm syndrome'd by having to listen to So Much More 50000 times.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        So you admit it's a fantastic song.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          No. Shouldn't you be telling everyone that your Oji-san is a Yakuza and throwing away your idol career in front of an audience of millions?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Fandom is divided for every single game in the series except for 1 which everyone agrees is the worst one aside from contrarian posters who love it for some reason

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It's because that one literal who made a video on how atmospheric it was and so every single leech without a personality latched on to it. 2 is way better than the shitty Kiwami though I'll consneed.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody really shits on 2 though. People shit on Kiwami 2 but for reasons unrelated to the original story and content.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          2's story is pretty shit. The secret Koreans plot twists are ass.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody can actually explain why secret koreans is a bad twist aside from just stating its very nature as a twist
            This seems to be a recurring theme in Yakuza discussion

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              It's bad for the same reason Yakuza 4 backstabs are bad

            • 1 week ago
              Moose

              Because it's completely ridiculous assuming we're talking about the body double thing.

              You're telling me the Korean mafia and only the Korean mafia has people that are close enough to people of an entirely other culture and bodily makeup that are able to perfect the appearance of a person through plastic surgery to such a degree that their closest friends don't notice? You're also telling me that these copies who have lived in Korea seemingly their entire lives until their assignment are able to perfect the accent of their target and pass just enough to spend seemingly an indefinite amount of time as their target without anyone noticing them acting off even by studying them?
              Why would the Jingweon have a guy who is able to mimic Kazuki specifically on retainer? I know they implied they were planning it for years but it's insane to go through with this plan and have disposable people just for this. What is not-Kazuki supposed to do when he "wins"? Run Stardust? Go back to Korea as Kazuki? What happens when Yuya or literally anyone else notices he's not Kazuki?

              This gets even more absurd when it's brought up in 7 because they implied they also do this to people against their will and do this regularly like with Kim and Kim was just forced to be Han's body double until he befriended Han and decided to stick with it. So the Jingweon have constant Korean body doubles when they need them to go to hot zones or are willing to mutilate themselves permanently for one specific op?

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                >Why would the Jingweon have a guy who is able to mimic Kazuki specifically on retainer?
                The Jingweon are a gang of fantastical psychopaths so this didn't raise an eyebrow for me until Kazuki mentioned he'd been gone for SIX FUCKING MONTHS

              • 1 week ago
                Moose

                I just find it to be way too specific of a niche, especially when it requires so much investigative work, surgery, memorization, and potentially years of training to go against your own country's culture programmed into you since you were a kid to body snatch and replace a random club owner for fairly small goals. With Kim being turned into Han's it makes it sound like they do this fairly frivolously too because Han was just some random guy in the organization based on Kim's retelling.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            i also couldn't take the ending seriously with Kiryu and Sayama making out besides Ryuji's corpse

  119. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Haruka was such a juicy cumdump in this game

  120. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 is the best game in the entire franchise and no amount of contrarian shitposting will change that

  121. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza 5 is the worst game in the entire franchise and no amount of contrarian shitposting will change that

  122. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine running an orphanage named Morning Glory

  123. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >all the people who think haruka should be relegated to the role of unimportant side NPC
    >in a franchise literally about fatherhood and found family
    You can smell the 0 secondaryism from a fucking mile away

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      She's a plot device for Kiryu to get angry when something threatens her and that's all. She keeps Kiryu from doing anything cool for 4 games, forces him to retire from public life at least twice, and overall holds the series back. Having her relegate Akiyama to a secondary character for a fucking music rhythm minigame was the cherry on top. She's only good in 1 and 6.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        reductive is a fucking understatement

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