Yakuza 8 Infinite Wealth

>out for a week
>no thread
what killed the hype?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can you make a harem party in 7 too?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is only 2 girls in the party in 7.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, not enough female party members

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can pretend that Joongi Han is a girl. He's wearing enough eyeliner for it.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >look up saeko porn
    >all of it is her packing a 6ft wiener
    How did this happen?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      whenever a franchise becomes mainstream and gets a huge influx of porn artists always expect 70% of them to be subhuman futaBlack folk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sadly the fanbase is mostly fujoshis. can't be helped when majority of the cast is males.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      saeko is a dickhead so it makes sense

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hate it all you want, this is what Infinite Wealth™ looks like

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Endgame Chitose is such a glowdown with her new haircut

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How did you feel when you won the Gayest Man Online award?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I missed her bangs when she first changed, but short hair Chitose in her Yokohama jacket or maid outfit is so fricking cute that I don't even swap her hairstyle back in PA.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I put her out of party, i can't stand the glow down

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what the frick is a glowdown

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Going from good looking to fugly

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ichi the pimp

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait a second.... Ganker told me that not only was this game woke, but they didn't use any hot Japanese girls, gravure girls, or JAV girls as characters because they were cheap/woke and only included girls like Kson who I am supposed to hate because (????????).
      Was I lied to????

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IT'S A WOKE PIECE OF TRASH YOU FRICKING TARD
        WHY THE FRICK ISN'T THIS PIECE OF SHIT FAILING ALREADY

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Getting mixed signals here.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            IT'S ESG GARBAGE

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              On this subject, anyone know who the 2 asian girls in the tinder minigame are? I know the white girl is Peachmilky.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wow those are some extremely nice feet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People only like Chitose for her breasts, she has a typical Asian bug face.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I like Cheetos because I love her

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh, i don't know. Maybe SEGA releasing three games back to back in the midst of an already crowded quarter?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's not a whole lot of discuss about the plot of this game. It feels like nothing aside from Ichiban's new friends and Kiryu's renewed interest in living has a chance of being relevant to the next game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it’s only purpose was do undo 6’s ending
      Ichiban and Akane sound cool, but the execution ends up being pretty boring overall

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To add to this, The Akane scene is nice but it’s nowhere near as good as ichiban and arakawas final scene in 7

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, the Akane scene on the beach is incredibly short and it didn't feel like Akane or Ichiban connected with each other in a meaningful or lasting way at all. After that scene, I don't recall Ichiban ever speaking to Akane directly again, or mentioning anything about how he felt about meeting her. Replacing Akane with any other random woman wouldn't change the story at all, and it sure doesn't feel like Akane will ever appear or be relevant again.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think it’s because at the end of the day, blood relatives were never really that important to ichiban. Series hammers home that blood isn’t what makes a bond strong, but the time spent together is.
            I’m not against him meeting her, but when they first showed he was gonna meet her I thought “this isn’t going to be that interesting” and “maybe Akane’s been dead for years and this is just a ruse to get ichiban involved”

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yakuza is for homosexuals
    kiryu is a cuck and who cares about Black person hair or whatever this like a dragon protagonist name is

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is 'there hasn't been a thread for 10 minutes so there hasn't been one for days' have to be a trope

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /vg/gays

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why can’t I do a drink link with Kiryu

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because he has his own party to do those with, same with the bingo. He's just a guest for half the game. But he still has his own Bonds meter so wtf.
      Also can anyone explain to me Yamai's taste in women? Is it because he's cold and big ladies provide insulation, or what?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yamai has been into strong-willed older women since he was young. He fell in love with his patriarch's wife when he was 20 and murdered his patriarch for her, but she was just using him. Her heartlessness is what left him cold, but 30 years later, he still can't hate her and he remains weak to older ladies.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Okay, that makes sense. I was just baffled and glossed over that detail.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you think Yamai would lust over Yayoi

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Probably. He likes 'em old and abusive.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s a classic trope in Japan where the women destroys a clan based on hatred for his husband. Ran has a beautiful fine story about this, the women is butchered by the husbands best friend who was trying to look after him despite her constant evil meddling

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I would lust over Yayoi.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not fat enough for yamai i'm afraid

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He doesn't need them to be fat. The woman he originally fell for wasn't, and his old-woman weakness applied to Akane too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh so it's just an age thing? That's based

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yamai is a bbw milf hunter

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    best jobs post-game?
    barmaid seems really strong, idk if freelancer is good on it's own, but stuff like the german suplex are great to inherit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imo, with ultimate weapon
      1.) Action Star
      2.) Aquanaut
      3.) Taxi Driver (with Tomi's armor for the combo)
      3.) Pyro
      4.) Geodancer (with Cheeto's armor for the combo)
      5.) Gangster
      6.) Linebacker
      7.) Desperado

      stuff like Samurai is great, but its ultimate weapon sucks wieners and its stats are whatever, so you can take it's best moves elsewhere, like giving basically everyone the fire arrow.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how do you start getting ultimate weapons? i never really did the post-game in 7

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I started getting them in chapter 5. You get the 5 star weapon and then upgrade it at the shop. The special starter class ones are from drink links, the DLC ones are from the dungeons, and the other ones are all drops/in chests but you should be able to look them up easily.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            how do you start getting ultimate weapons? i never really did the post-game in 7

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Linebacker's first Kiwami is my go-to spam move. Can cast it infinitely because it's cheap (MP after battle accessory) and on bosses, 3 casts gives you 3 defense stacks (1.5 turns because Adachi is the class as well and I have Ichiban with the move).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >stuff like Samurai is great, but its ultimate weapon sucks wieners and its stats are whatever, so you can take it's best moves elsewhere, like giving basically everyone the fire arrow.
        That fire arrow is fricking amazing, it's like it practically ignores enemy resistances.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No Barmaid

        Holy cringe.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          barmaid is bad, sorry champ. I guess '3rd tier caster behind Tomi, Ichiban, and Namba' is fine for coomers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that class isn't even as good as maid doe

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Frick you

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              now pick Songhee and give her Assassin and see what her damage looks like at 53
              it's going to change your world view

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I am literally using her too and it'S worse, even with a backstab.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Frick you

          well, there you go. She was on the bench for me because it seemed bad early. I guess the ultimate weapon turns it around to have good damage but I don't have the mats to do any other weapons atm so that's that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Here's a comparison between an Essence of Bonebreaker Crit (Damage rating : Extreme) from Seonhee vs a israeliteel Breaker Crit (Damage rating : Medium) from Saeko.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Freelancer is WAY better than it was in 7 but it's still not even in top 10.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got tired of the ESLs infesting and shitting up the threads, although "You live under your parent's house!" was pretty funny.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HAI! POZU!

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being woke

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How do I get these women to frick my ass with a strapon?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Chitose
      Just be cool and ask.
      >Seonhee
      Be Joongi Han (she'll use you like an onahole) or Kiryu (she'll work hard to satisfy you).
      >Saeko
      You can't, she's impossible to please and will give you nothing for your efforts.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably releasing the same week as 2 other anticipated jrpgs including one Sega also made

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i teach all women kunoichi + idol
    and all men samurai + aquanaut

    then a class that has the missing element or attack

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ebinabros...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does anyone actually give a shit about Ebina? He's competing with Aizawa for Least Interesting Final Boss of the series.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He’s down there with iwami for me
        If they actually did something with the half brother thing, he’d be a bit better
        He’s just a lesser masato, and even masato wasn’t that good to begin with

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There was no reason to make Ebina Ichiban's half brother other than to add fuel to the "Arakawa actually wasn't a saint" fire, but 8 never actually makes Ichiban address the questionable parts of Arakawa's past. The game SHOULD have made Ichiban recognize Ebina and Eiji as the products of Arakawa's failings, and Ichiban would face them as the person taking responsibility for Arakawa who can no longer do it himself. It would have fit perfectly with the "taking responsibility" theme woven throughout the game, but Ichiban ends up getting no development in this game at all while the story scenes focus on everyone else but him.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen anybody mention the simple idea that Ichiban and Kiryu should have teamed up for the final fight together. Not having Ichiban confront Ebina seems like a total waste.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I don’t think they should’ve split up in the first place

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You are absolutely right. Bryce shouldn't have been a final boss to begin with, i would have made the game 15 chapters long and Bryce the boss of chapter 14. Then Ichi and Kiryu team up for taking down Ebina in chapter 15. The fact that they just meet in the first chapter and never again is outrageous

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen anybody mention the simple idea that Ichiban and Kiryu should have teamed up for the final fight together. Not having Ichiban confront Ebina seems like a total waste.

                I was infuriated because I assumed the groups would merge in the end - nope got to use two groups joke's on you

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stopped caring when Nagoshi departed.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    THE GIANT SQUID IS ABOUT TO EAT CHITOSE

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should I avoid the tennis and football jobs? Are they OP?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, they are good and without Linebacker Adachi fricking sucks. Tennis makes Saeko not dead weight as well but it's not like you need it. Night Queen does more damage overall, probably.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you should have fun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well I mean you would get the same result spamming Dondonko Beam and drinking MP drinks once in a while

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't tell how to make tennis ace good but linebacker is an amazing job

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        put their moves on other jobs so you get some good gun coverage (that have elements too)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lineback is OP for Adachi and Joongi. Tennis is good for Seeongooga, you want to exploit weaknesses with it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Lineback is OP for Adachi and Joongi. Tennis is good for Seeongooga
        What exactly make these jobs good for them in specific?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Adachi has shitty stats and all he’s good for is tanking
          Linebacker fixes some of his worse stats and makes him an even better tank

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Linebacker is the best for Adachi specifically because he's just as garbage as he was in 7 due to his abysmal agility. Because they rebalanced 8 and now he doesn't get two-shot like everyone else on higher difficulties he's able to tank stuff which was clearly their intent in 7 he just couldn't do it. In 8 he can just Linebacker taunt everyone then absorb all the damage for years and him not getting as many turns barely matters at that point.

            [...]
            Yeah, what [...] said. It's very simple, you just need to stick SRMM in each game folder and then stick the mods there. Keep in mind that mods older than (Shin) Ryu Mod Manager require you to edit PAK files though, but those aren't as common anymore. Fake Kiryu in K2 is an example of you needing to edit files for example.

            Adachi - He has high physical stats but low agility, Linebacker gives good Agility to let Adachi take aggro more often and put his HP/Defence to use

            Joongi - He is the fastest party member which means he has more turns in combat, allowing him to take aggro more often. He's not as sturdy as Adachi but as long as you perfect guard he can take on a whole mob.

            Seeongooga - Tennis statline is a min-maxed version of her base job, if you inherit her skills from there you just get a stronger Seeongooga overall. Tennis having easy access to a lightning attack means she has good coverage too.

            You guys seem to know the characters ver well, so if you don't mind me asking which job is typically the best for each character?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Don't fall into that trap unless you're just legitimately curious. The game's easy enough they obviously just want you to have fun dicking around with all the classes. Just relax and play.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ichiban - Desperado (has a bit of everything, just get a heal and thunder)
              Kiryu - Action Star (Huge damage)
              Tomizawa - Pyrodancer (Support)
              Chitose - Geodancer (Heal and magic)
              Adachi - Lineback (without DLC, Pyrodancer for support)
              Nanba - Entity with no Abode (Heal and magic)
              Seeongooga - Tennis (Min maxed stats and element exploitation)
              Saeko - Kunoichi (Give her big AoE heal from Idol, use sub jitsu if don't need her for kills or heals)
              Zhao - Action Star (He does more damage at max HP)
              Han - Lineback (without DLC I'm not sure, it felt he got the biggest nerf as Hitman)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why would you EVER switch kiryu off his dod class

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a great class and honestly all Kiryu needs if you inherit stuff right, but if you wanted pure high damage you would want Action Star.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because he does more damage as any class with a 7 star weapon, lots more damage with a 7 star +50 weapon, and a shitload more damage with the Action Star's weapon with a blunt seal? It's pretty obvious

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ichiban - Aquanaut - second best job in the game thanks to its ultimate weapon and has better magic than Kiryu so you can literally cover every weakness, have pure magic, and pure blunt
                Kiryu - Action Star - blunt seal + ultimate weapon effect = lol
                Tomi - Cabbie - Ultimate weapon + his armor + covering all elements = best mage in the game even with a lower mag stat
                Chitose - Geodancer with attack spells
                Adachi - Linebacker
                Nanba - Homeless or Host, doesn't matter but my pick is Chef. Ultimate weapon gives a big flat damage boost. He's no Cabbie, though.
                HeeHee - Kunoichi or her base job or Night Queen. They're all kinda the same and they all kinda of have shitty ultimate weapon effects
                Saeko - bench or Tennis if you want I guess
                Zhao - base class, his ultimate weapon is good and because of it you don't need to cover elements or types. Just spam the best move over and over
                Han - also the bench

                Is Legendary NG+ beatable with an harem party?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh it's beatable alright

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I ask because everyone seems to point out that Saeko sucks big time in this game compared to 7.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                People a day or two ago were saying Barmaid is really good this time around since you can throw mage stuff onto it and her ultimate weapon is amazing in it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I beat it like I beat my kids. (They beat me up instead)

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ichiban - Aquanaut - second best job in the game thanks to its ultimate weapon and has better magic than Kiryu so you can literally cover every weakness, have pure magic, and pure blunt
              Kiryu - Action Star - blunt seal + ultimate weapon effect = lol
              Tomi - Cabbie - Ultimate weapon + his armor + covering all elements = best mage in the game even with a lower mag stat
              Chitose - Geodancer with attack spells
              Adachi - Linebacker
              Nanba - Homeless or Host, doesn't matter but my pick is Chef. Ultimate weapon gives a big flat damage boost. He's no Cabbie, though.
              HeeHee - Kunoichi or her base job or Night Queen. They're all kinda the same and they all kinda of have shitty ultimate weapon effects
              Saeko - bench or Tennis if you want I guess
              Zhao - base class, his ultimate weapon is good and because of it you don't need to cover elements or types. Just spam the best move over and over
              Han - also the bench

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          Linebacker is the best for Adachi specifically because he's just as garbage as he was in 7 due to his abysmal agility. Because they rebalanced 8 and now he doesn't get two-shot like everyone else on higher difficulties he's able to tank stuff which was clearly their intent in 7 he just couldn't do it. In 8 he can just Linebacker taunt everyone then absorb all the damage for years and him not getting as many turns barely matters at that point.

          As a player

          [...]
          Oh cool

          Yeah, what

          you put Shin Ryu Mod Manager in the exe folder
          Open it
          Click the zip file of the mod
          Click install
          Done

          said. It's very simple, you just need to stick SRMM in each game folder and then stick the mods there. Keep in mind that mods older than (Shin) Ryu Mod Manager require you to edit PAK files though, but those aren't as common anymore. Fake Kiryu in K2 is an example of you needing to edit files for example.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Adachi - He has high physical stats but low agility, Linebacker gives good Agility to let Adachi take aggro more often and put his HP/Defence to use

          Joongi - He is the fastest party member which means he has more turns in combat, allowing him to take aggro more often. He's not as sturdy as Adachi but as long as you perfect guard he can take on a whole mob.

          Seeongooga - Tennis statline is a min-maxed version of her base job, if you inherit her skills from there you just get a stronger Seeongooga overall. Tennis having easy access to a lightning attack means she has good coverage too.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to FRICK Saeko

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I play for she

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is her outfit really appropriate for a 30+ years old mafia boss?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's appropriate for a 30 year old mafia boss who is desperate for a 60 year old former mafia boss to impregnate her.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is her outfit really appropriate for a 30+ years old mafia boss?

      It's appropriate for a 30 year old mafia boss who is desperate for a 60 year old former mafia boss to impregnate her.

      .

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Impossible as it is I'd kinda wanna see a spin-off focused on Seonhee's past. I wanna know how Kiryu ended up being her hero when she's ex-Jingweon Mafia.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i wanna know how smelly her pussy and butteholle is

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Very given her diet of spicy foods.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to FRICK Cheetos. That's all.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Towards the end of the game, I just paid 5k every fight for these two hags to kill my enemies for me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >yuki is almost 60 (SIXTY) years old
      scientists in judgment were all about that alzheimer's cure when they should be studying her DNA instead, what the frick man

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        lazy model re-use from 0 kek

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >yuki is supposed to be almost as old as majima
      >still looks 20 anyways
      only time i'm willing to look past this studio's habit of rehashing stuff like maniacs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      57yo btw

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ALL THE YAKUZA GAMES ARE ON SALE ON STEAM

    which one do i get after playing zero?
    not interesting the turn based titles

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      play yakuza restored and yakuza 2 in PS2 solely because the transition from kiwami 2 to 3R is a lot more jarring

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The kiwami games, 3 4 5 6 and gaiden

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can play the kiwamis but only if you promise to play through 3-6 as well

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      7, and 8
      don't bother with the rest, it's filler garbage

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moronGOD

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >after playing zero
      every time

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people play the considered best in the franchise which is also the first chronologically and a great starting point

        Woah.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      0 and 7 are the only ones worth playing. The rest you can watch a youtube movie of the story.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >after playing zero
      Tell me why have you played first the game that's a pure wankfest of fanservice from the entire series, and not the first installment.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you mean the one that kinda mentions 5 a little bit and fleshed out the villain from 1? moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Spoils 2
          >3
          >4
          >1
          >5
          moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >why do people play one of the newer entries that is chronologically first that Sega made explicitly to get new people into the series reeEEEEEEEe I don't get it ReEEEEEEEEeeeeEEEEE
            gatekeeping doesn't work when the gatekeeper is a literal Downie

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Believing Sega's lies
              Giga moron

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              >that Sega made explicitly to get new people into the series
              They didn't, why is everyone parroting this all of a sudden? They made it as an anniversary game. They marketed it as an anniversary game. They released a bunch of CDs, books, and collaborations specifically for an anniversary. They didn't even realize it would make a good entry point until years later when it blew up in the west which Sato and Scott both noted in interviews.

              https://jpgames.de/2021/02/interview-daisuke-sato-on-the-past-and-future-of-the-yakuza-series/
              >The second was that the series had gone on for years at that point, making the barrier to entry on the higher end, but Yakuza 0 happened to be an optimal entry point since it was a prequel. In addition, Yakuza 0 was well-received, which was also a key to the success of the series.
              https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature/2020-10-04/interview-yakuza-like-a-dragon-localization-producer-scott-strichart/.165894
              >Did a goal to attract new players affect how you approached the localization at all?
              >Scott: We knew Yakuza 0 was a great onboarding point, because it was a prequel, but we didn't really think that we needed to treat the localization any differently.

              0 was made as an anniversary game for fans that by happenstance worked as an intro game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Scott: We knew Yakuza 0 was a great onboarding point
                that literally contradicts what you said though?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Scott is a localizer, not a dev. Scott and his team saw that it was a good onboarding point. 0 itself was not developed as an onboarding point, they just realized it was after the fact.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                an important component is the chinese localization coming out just after 6 months after the japanese release. it selling well was the start of gearing up localization

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          playing 0 basically ruins entire 4, it gives away whole story of majima and saejima

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            none of which is a surprise or contains shocking moments at all and doesn't ruin the super good and beloved plot device of rubber bullets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can play Kiwami 1, but play the original at some point because it does the atmosphere better.
      Don't play Kiwami 2, the original 2 is better in almost every way, yes even the gameplay as the combat 2 is really fast and snappy in a way it isn't in Kiwami 2 (even 6 which was the first DE game uses it a lot better than K2)

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If only I could bring my boy Tonychan here

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Infinite Wokeness
    nah

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      woke trash game.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is Koshimizu, the most powerful crime boss in Japan.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Burning Arrow is completely busted. What the frick is this damage.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's my OBJECTIVELY correct opinion about IW. It's a good 'kuz, and a good 'za. Turn based gameplay is way better. The story is definitely weaker than 7, and has a lot of HUH? moments (and some really good moments too). Hopefully 9 will be better story wise since they won't have to juggle kiryu's party (r-right?)

    It's good. It's kind of like Yakuza 5 part two, in that it tries to do too much at once and loses focus, but there's a lot of shit there too which is a plus.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm at chapter 7, party is level 45 and i'm getting my shit kicked in by robo michio.
    any tips

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Charge the ultimate attacks, when he starts spamming the beam, kick his shit in.
      Also Tomizawa's water attack is very good for removing his buffs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I beat him at 40 with shitty weapons and 4 star armors, but it took a few tries and I had to get lucky with him not casting beam 4 times in a row.
      Coffee gay poundmate saved my ass and if I think I did it again I would use a Geodancer for heals and Chitose's agility down move.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What jobs are worth leveling up for their skills alone? Any standouts?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this another game where the healer jobs are worthless unless you're playing on a high difficulty setting?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Skill inheritance allows you to have everyone in offensive classes and still be able to pop off a healing move if you want. There are also so many healing items that you don't need to spend your MP healing if you don't want to.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda insofar that I just smashed Bryce without healing once but Geodancer can also get stupid high Magic, so she can nuke with the spells from Maid/other classes

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The game is too easy and you get trivial healing from items, Hero class, and lv 1 abilities so staying as idol or whatever is pointless

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate women.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's up with the Alo-happy mascot literally abetting the registers girls actual rape of Ichiban?

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So is Shishido not in 8 at all? I could have sworn he was in one of the trailers, or did they fuse 8 and Gaiden into a single trailer for their announcement because I'm pretty sure that's the only one I watched.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone just auto battled through the whole game just to see what happens to Kiryu and ended up throwing up your hands up in the air at the end of it all???

    Frick you

    I hate how fricking vague it is, just spell out that Kiryu is gonna die in 6 months but he spends it on his wheelchair with the kids. It leaves it open. WHY WHY WHY this is so overly drawn out, no need to be cryptic at this point.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He thinks that Yokoyama the fricking hack incarnate will have the balls to actually kill Kiryu ___________

      Hahahahahahahaha

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu isn't going to die in six months. You should know that even before the game ends. His whole Bucket List menu is about embracing his reasons to live and in the end he decides to get treatment and even take back his name. There's absolutely no good reason to kill him off now. He just needed to be crippled by cancer so that he's not fit for fighting anymore by the next game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >so that he's not fit for fighting anymore by the next game.
        That's cute that you think cancer is going to stop someone who magically heals from bullet wounds in a day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't he get the treatment because there is actually nothing he can do?

        clearly kiryu wants to live, but who knows how severe his cancer is?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Rubber cancer; Yokoyama would never kill him off like that, especially considering that he based parts of the story on his own fight with cancer that he won.
          If he has any shred of competency, then this will just be the justification as to why he can't be playable anymore.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Realism doesn't mean shit in this series. There's nothing to gain from killing off Kiryu now that couldn't be gained from finally retiring him. Kiryu being shipped back to Onomichi and physically unable to fight the next bad guy even if he wants to is the best course of action for the next game. He doesn't have to die so long as he's just not physically within the blast radius of the next shitshow. After his last battle atop the millennium tower ending with him collapsing in tears and needing to be rescued by helicopter, the underworld can now see that an old man with cancer is neither the cause nor solution to their present-day problems.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Have you played the game? Kiryu just accepts his death sentence from the doctor because he's practically suicidal, but throughout his part of the campaign he changes his tune and decides to get treatment.
          Even in real-life, people can be told "you have six months to live" and continue to live for years beyond that. The thing that's really killing Kiryu is how he's given up on a living a good life and trying to work himself to death, which the narrative says explicitly. Endgame Kiryu deciding to get chemotherapy and take care of himself with the hope of having a future is what will save him, regardless of his diagnosis.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the game never says that he gets treatment

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Thanks for confirming you didn't play it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i genuinely missed it. mind me when this happens

                all i got was that ichibans friends accompany kiryu for coping

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's the very last scene in the game, homosexual. You didn't miss it, you just didn't play the game.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol i thought it was just the visitors appoitment or a regular check up or something

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        doesn't he get the treatment because there is actually nothing he can do?

        clearly kiryu wants to live, but who knows how severe his cancer is?

        There are IRL cases of people recovering from terminal cancer with 0 treatment.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yamai should have been a party member

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kiryus side should have been the tojo guys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe next game

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone want or expect Ichiban to be together with Saeko in the next game? The romance subplot was the worst part of 8 and if anything can ruin Ichiban as a character for me, it would be another game or more of him trying and failing to get together with Saeko who doesn't want him as he is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they chose to write Saeko as an utter sociopathic b***h for some reason so no, but I have a feeling they will keep that 'haha so fuhnay joke' going as long as they can with him chasing her forever.
      >she did this while ghosting Ichiban for a very stupid reason she admits was stupid after Kiryu tells her it was stupid

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they chose to write Saeko as an utter sociopathic b***h for some reason so no, but I have a feeling they will keep that 'haha so fuhnay joke' going as long as they can with him chasing her forever.
        I easily can see it happening too, but I hope to frick it doesn't. I really hope the team gets feedback about how shitty it was in 8 and makes Ichiban decide that he and Saeko are only meant to be friends, whether he meets someone new or just focuses on other priorities in life. Literally anything else that could go on in his life is more interesting than his shit-tier dating drama with Saeko.
        Frick, how I wish 8 had been all about Ichiban's yakuza-related work instead of his inconsequential Hawaiian vacation and "Sa-chan".

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          like I thought Kiryu's relationships were infuriating but them vanishing from his life is 10000x better than this haha

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Seriously, as much as I don't want Ichiban's story to rehash Kiryu's, I'd rather see Saeko die in the next game than watch Ichiban fumble to please her for the rest of his series.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >than watch Ichiban fumble to please her for the rest of his series
              this is 1000% is what's going to happen. Japanese humor haha

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yakuza's primary audience is western now so there is a hope that they will remove the whole Saeko love thing because she just looks like a b***h to western audiences.

                Also didn't it seem like her and Nanba had a thing for each other in 7? My memory is hazy but it really surprised me that it was Ichiban who is in love with her in 8. He would be better off with even the Ichiban's confections girls than that c**t tbh.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >infuriating
            Ichiban's oneitis was annoying, but when you put into perspective that he was locked in the slammer for most of his life and that he's not real it becomes more understandable; Having zero romantic experience coupled with not having interacted with a woman in a decade does funky things to you. On top of that Saeko behaves similarly to most modern women; vain, selfish, bipolar, insane from not having children before their 30s, etc.
            But it is weird that Ichi is this much of a sperg despite having been raised in a red light district.

            The real issue though stems from the fact that, instead of his friends having his back, Ichiban was lambasted for being a "traditionalist" and not being respectful of Saeko's MUH STRONK FEMALE independence. They were the ones pushing him towards this relationship in the first place.

            Now whether that's a sign of tampering by the localizers or a sign of terrible writing, I don't know.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >not having interacted with a woman in a decade does funky things to you
              he should've just gone the Saejima route

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Saeko wasn't angry about the "traditionalist" justifications he was giving. It was the fact that he was treating a relationship like a transaction he had to sell her on. That he wouldn't just be himself and use his own words, inexpert as they may be.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                she was mad he never said he liked her and went into all his bullshit - which is valid
                what is NOT valid was her response of pretending she didn't hear him twice, then ghosting him for a fricking YEAR

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I assume she was expecting him to apologize and set things right on his own, and she didn't want to keep dealing with the same awkward bullshit before he actually understood the problem. Ichiban was never going to get it if Saeko kept letting him try variations on the same thing.
                I agree that she could have just told him that he was being a shortsighted dickhead going through motions that weren't his own and just said outright that she didn't want him to think of things that way.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's really stupid of her to be hung up on Ichiban saying the "I love you" words when she KNOWS that he wouldn't be pursuing her if he didn't actually feel that way. She knows Ichiban isn't trying to frick with her, so going silent and walking away from him instead of communicating with him like the friend she's supposed to be just makes her seem like she doesn't actually want him in return. If she expects him to change into something he's not in order to be her boyfriend, she should just pass.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ichiban's conception of what a romantic relationship actually meant and how he should conduct himself was fundamentally wrong at the beginning of the game. He always deferred to Nanba and Adachi's taste and their limited experiences instead of doing things his own way. He wasn't being himself, and Saeko knew that she couldn't indulge that mindset.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                She literally says the reason that made her walk away is because Ichiban was being unrealistic and presented no flaws in his proposal. His proposal pushed Saeko out of the picture of her own life.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ichiban's conception of what a romantic relationship actually meant and how he should conduct himself was fundamentally wrong at the beginning of the game. He always deferred to Nanba and Adachi's taste and their limited experiences instead of doing things his own way. He wasn't being himself, and Saeko knew that she couldn't indulge that mindset.

                I get that, but assuming she's not moronic, as someone who knows Ichiban as a person and supposedly cares about him, she should have tried talking to him like a person for a minute, instead of just giving him the "lets be stay friends" shit then ghosting him. Maybe her behavior is completely normal by Japan's shitty dating standards, but it just makes her seem like she's neither a good friend nor a good potential partner for Ichiban.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's a Japanese thing, I watched some interviews and a lot of Japanese women geuinely think that if you don't confess before you start dating, then she assumes you aren't serious about a relationship and just want to fool around before eventually ditching her.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >But it is weird that Ichi is this much of a sperg despite having been raised in a red light district.
              Ichi is a virgin in love, not in sex. It's pretty clear he's fricked before but has 0 experience with women outside of a transactional basis.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The lovematch NPC literally calls him a virgin and he doesn't deny it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But how do you even respond to such an accusation without getting mad?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                By not reacting all flustered to "You-know-what".

                Thinking back though, I'm very sure the romance plotline in the previous game implies he does have sex with one of them, but I guess they forgot about all that because of Saeko.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The romance/sex-related substories and other optional events have never been canon.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The lovematch NPC literally calls him a virgin and he doesn't deny it.

                >But it is weird that Ichi is this much of a sperg despite having been raised in a red light district.
                Ichi is a virgin in love, not in sex. It's pretty clear he's fricked before but has 0 experience with women outside of a transactional basis.

                Well, he's not a virgin anymore LEL

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Of course not. He was raped by the Alo-happy tours girl and the Alo-happy mascot abetted said rape. The jury's still out on Kiryu's v-card status though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kiryu has had sex, he just doesn't know what sex is.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is literally Ichiban. Kiryu knows what sex is but has never had it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >rape a man
                >tell him he was a third-rate rapee afterward
                damn

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Which he is, having sex doesn't automatically make him not a virgin.
                That may sound like an utterly ridiculous statement to make but this is an actual thing in Japan, due to how ubiquitous prostitution is a lot of people think you're still a virgin until you got sex without having to pay for it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ichiban doesnt get with Seako? What bs. I always knew that Seonhee was better. Ichiban deserves to male it. Not freaking Kaoru 2.0 situation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kiryu actually gets closure on her though. They went their own separate ways although they retconned her marriage very specifically (showing her hand is free of a ring in a close up) for some reason.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When was she married?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            one of the games said she married some cop in the US. You'd have to ask the photographic memory autists which one and when

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              she was never married
              in 3 you get a text she is working with a male agent

              that's it

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sorry bro, she got PIGGED

                Checking her character profile at different points throughout the game reveals the following lines:

                "Refused invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

                "Rushing out to buy outfit after invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

                "Eating at fancy restaurant after invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                She is single in Infinite Wealth, no rings on her finger and Date even asks her about it. She still loves Kiryu, she says it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It was Y3.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                one of the games said she married some cop in the US. You'd have to ask the photographic memory autists which one and when

                Kiryu actually gets closure on her though. They went their own separate ways although they retconned her marriage very specifically (showing her hand is free of a ring in a close up) for some reason.

                Blame Yakuza 6. They completely intentionally didn't mention her, going so far as to say Yumi was the only woman he's ever had feelings about.

                Every bad story thread can be traced back to 6.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You say that like she didn't basically get written out after 3 so the herbivore males in Japan could continue self inserting as Kiryu.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I thought I heard somewhere it was because yakuza 3 got a new writer who wanted to throw away everything from Y1 and Y2

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Y3 acknowledges her though; it has these updates

                sorry bro, she got PIGGED

                Checking her character profile at different points throughout the game reveals the following lines:

                "Refused invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

                "Rushing out to buy outfit after invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

                "Eating at fancy restaurant after invitation to dinner by handsome American cop."

                and her picture on Kiryu's desk

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, all things done so she could never return

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I havent played the game, but I just read the wiki. Wtf kinda closure is this? What I read says that Kiryu didnt even talk to Kaoru. And when Date was going to tell her that Kiryu was alive he stopped her? Fricking why? This is worse. Can Kiryu really not have a wife? Ffs.

          one of the games said she married some cop in the US. You'd have to ask the photographic memory autists which one and when

          Kaoru never married. There is no source that says she married, Literally never. Theres just the thing about her going to dinner with handsome american cop. Ok, in my head cannon she is still waiting for Kiryu, but the writers said no again. Stupid.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ok, in my head cannon she is still waiting for Kiryu, but the writers said no again. Stupid.

            Bro dafuq are you talking about.

            Pic related.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              And then Kiryu pussies out of meeting her lmao.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What a fricking disappointment

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the eyes look like fnaf animatronics when they stare at the camera in the dark

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Not freaking Kaoru 2.0 situation.
        Kiryu DID get with Kaoru though, it was the first time he loved someone that loved him back. The problem was then 3 got made.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kaoru playable next game CONFIRMED.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just want Kiryu to end up with Kaoru
          That's literally the only thing I want from this series at this point

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wish they updated her fricking model to show her age at least slightly.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's perfectly fine. She's younger than Yuki and Yuki still has like 4 years before she hits the Asian wall.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a slow build up romcom thing. Also they most likely will keep him single for the purposes of lol so funny female interactions unless they go push the series forward with a new protagonist.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All Yakuza games play the same, I'm still burnt out after playing Yakuza 4 so many years ago.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything after kenzan was a mistake

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?t=86
    SUKINI NARERU HITO WO SUKI NI NARETA NARABA

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like hans version better

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these threads are very nice while the phoneposting ESL is asleep. Around 6-9 PM PST is when he starts shitting things up.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Moose

    So, I've learned a few things grinding for all these Sujimon to look like their Dossier piecture.
    >Red gacha tickets raise your rate slightly but I don't know by how much, I just know I typically see twice the amount of silvers and golds when I use them compared to using money.
    >You have an extremely small chance to get a brand new Sujimon in general from the gacha. Not because it's got a lot to pick through, but because ones that you haven't obtain a single copy of are intentionally made harder to obtain.
    >Once you obtain a Sujimon in any way (Gacha, evolution, raids, or fights) that Sujimon will now have its appearance rate on the gacha rise significantly.
    I noticed this on several separate characters (Dancing Madman, Unquiet Rioter, Death Sentencer, Championship Wrecker, Slycanthrope, Executioner, Captain Cruncher, and Sewer Rat) where I didn't have a copy at all, obtained a copy, and then I would regularly see one, sometimes even two of them in pulls.
    >Raids are beyond worthless because it's easier (and cheaper) to just do a couple draws and spam your Squid Game guys at the character than pray for 2*s randomly. The only purpose they serve is for a 100% guarantee for Kiwami characters.
    >IVs aren't a thing, certain variants of characters have 1 higher HP or ATK and there's no reason to care at all because I believe the amount you get on a fully leveled one is only a difference of like 10 points?
    >Using Master Japan Tickets is a much higher chance to get you Kiwami characters than the regular gacha.
    >You can't get all the dossier looks of the characters.
    Suji Sumo will always be black. You can't get the bearded Asian guy.
    Suji Black Belt will always be black. You can't get the old white guy.
    Suji Partier will always be black. You can't get the Hawaiian mullatto look.
    Penalty Boxer's variant on the Dossier does not exist. The only beardless one is black.
    As far as I can tell Jetstream Samurai can't be that level of brown though he can be light mulatto.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm going to kill myself having to listen to these fricks greet me every 3 seconds while i'm fishing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same thing happened to me, I'm not sane anymore

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just turned down voice and SFX when fishing. You don't continually have to hear the pings and people greeting behind you are completely silent.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      Hey!
      Hello.
      Hello.
      Hello.
      Hey!

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine those 3 beauties slowly pumping up with whipped cream

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they captured the generic obnoxious english language podcast really well

    >walked right into that one hahahaha

    >is soup actually a food or a drink?????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the clearly white guy has the most perfect generic 'radio jock' voice I've ever heard

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love when this game and the Judgment games go to really off looking scenarios like the hospital, schools and now this whole religious cult thing.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick is this Receive You remix? Sounds terrible.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no free version. Nobody on cuckchan is playing it.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What was the point of Hanawa being Morinaga?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dunno, why did they kill him like a b***h?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What was the point of Hanawa being Morinaga?

        He'll have survived and return with Wong Tou in Yakuza 9.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He isn't. Gaiden set him up to be Morinaga, but it was written independently of 8 and just introduced a giant unnecessary plot hole that never got resolved in order to add intrigue to the plot of Gaiden.
      Gaiden actually overstated the Daidoji organization's power and influence and that's why they feel so useless in 8. The actual plan for 8 was that Kiryu wasn't being coerced to work under the faction by holding Morning Glory under threat and that it really was just Kiryu's commitment to the deal he made at the end of 6 that was keeping him under their control. Both 6 and 8 show the Daidoji faction as a relatively small scale fixer organization that has little in the way of real power outside of a limited ability to carry out a small number of assassinations and blackmail. In 6 they needed Iwami Shipbuilding's help to keep the treaty violation a secret. In 8 they only have a few operatives to send to Hawaii and they rent a cheap room as a base of operations. But in Gaiden, they have a huge compound and an entire Shinto temple as a cover. In Gaiden they have the resources to bundle off two different people on Kiryu's level and coerce them into working under them. But that doesn't match up with what they had to do to get Kiryu on board in 6. The faction as it was presented in Gaiden wouldn't have even given Kiryu a choice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it's really fricking jarring and I'm surprised they didn't give a shit to try to reconcile the games considering how closely they were releasing.

        Maybe they expected Gaiden to flop? All I know now is it's best to consider Gaiden non-canon.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I view it as canon cause it has a good story while 8 sucks wiener

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        isn't the Daidoji weakening explained? Gaiden was during 7, wasn't it? The events of 7 caused Bleach Japan and the ruling party (that the Daijoji belong to) to lose power, and they're politically weak and not in charge of the diet at the moment. The agent beating Date explains this.

        I'm not sure that that is a error and it seems to be accounted for in the plot.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw liked Saeko in 7
    >big ship a'cummin *fog horn*
    >can't really defend the actions in 8
    it's just bad fricking writing when it's all said and done

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chitose isn’t that hot either apart from her body, really all the nu-Yakuza girls are mid af

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now Seonhee, I'd marry her in an instant.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Chitose isn’t that hot either apart from her body, really all the nu-Yakuza girls are mid af

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        eh, its only recently where the girls actually are somewhat relevant in personality and story, and actually are decent looking and freaksih with their character models.
        they constantly improve the female characters look imo. saeko looks better than in 7

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I disagree completely. Chitose and Seonhee are easily the best girls the series has ever had.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Chitose
          or
          Seonhee
          or
          Akame

          Choose two

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Chitose and Seonhee. You shouldn't have to ask after I said they're the best.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked her in 7 too. I could honestly believe that she and the guys were good friends. Now I'd be relieved if she was offscreened and never returned. Saeko doesn't have any good reason to be in the party anymore, and doesn't even have an interesting or amusing dynamic with anyone else. The only time she had a remotely interesting party chat in the whole game was when she was just playing "second girl" in a Seonhee scene.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >she was just playing "second girl" in a Seonhee scene.
        Funny how often that happens throughout the game in general
        >the 'jima trio fight shows each party member significantly backing kiryu up except for her
        >the final fight has everyone in the group charging against ebina while she just stands there and does nothing until he throws Seonhee on her direction and knocks her down with 0 effort
        it's funny as frick honestly, you could pull a kaoru on her and it would barely change the latter half of the plot, hell, it might even make the first half a lot more bearable without the whole romance drama bullshit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Saeko has literally no reason to be close to Kiryu, so her presence through the whole game feels forced and weird. Going on 13 months of ghosting Ichiban and taking care of a dude you only know as "the guy who helped Ichiban once with yakuza stuff that never had anything to do with me" is so awkward. If Nanba just hadn't invited her to the Kiryu babysitting squad, or if she decided not to participate because of the Ichiban awkwardness and her need to take care of her business, there wouldn't have been anything strange about her not being there.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is there a reason to level jobs over 30 since stats don't carry over anymore?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              yeah get the mod so stats do work as intended

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Should've Eri'd her.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is this using that garbage dragon engine

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is the fricking DLC so expensive
    frick sega israelites

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Battle is better in 8 but too much assest reused, not enough new jobs, story was mid and ending is shit.
    7 is a way better game.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    next game is either:

    >in brazil
    >in a fantasy isekai
    >up in the snowy mountains with majima

    saejima is king btw, kiryu confirms it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They should reuse all the cities from 5 at some point, I'm fricking sick of Kamurocho and Sotenbori.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brazil does have the most Japanese expats in the world

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_diaspora

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's like the 11th Yakuza already, the series has about two dozen fans in the west and no-one else can be arsed to get into it for those reasons.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where do I get 7 star armor

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does Komaki only appear at a certain time of day or something? I turned down the duel the first time I talked to him but now he's not in the Champion District anymore

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He died, I'm sorry.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I should at least be able to reminisce about his corpse! I need my level ups!!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think he only appears in the daytime, unless you are in the daytime in which case idk where he is.

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Saejima is the best

    frick you guys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like Saejima more than Kiryu. I am sad I only got to play him a few times, though I did like when the game let you choose if you wanted to play as Kiryu or him and beat the shit out of the other guy.

      One of my favorite moments in all the games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        people are down on him, but i down with him taking a major role again, just like akiyama. just think of something else and not prison again

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        homosexual

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          we don't sign our posts on Ganker, new friend

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Saeko is an old hag in need of dick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      working as a hostess makes you automatically psychopath no excpetion. ichiban needs to drop her like a stone

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game Kiryu knows Sega the company that made him is king

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was weird to see that the characters never said anything about the arcades being rebranded to GiGO. I guess that happened after the game was mostly finished and all they really could do was switch the textures.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How's everyone feeling about bakamitai 2?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not as memeable
      A dame disaster if you will

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's excellent.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty fricking good, I dare to say I might actually like it a lot more than Baka Mitai

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >every scene of Ichiban and Chitose together is a million times better than Ichiban/Saeko scenes
    >Chi-chan is even touched by Ichiban's unassuming "pure love" that gets him nothing but shit on the Sa-chan front
    >but Chitose is 25 years younger than him and when they finally drink together she immediately says that it's "like drinking with her dad"
    There will never be a satisfying romance in this series, ever

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There will never be a satisfying romance in this series, ever
      That's just Japanese media in general

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah but is your love life satisfying lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ichibans isn't

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            just like me fr is the appeal dumbass

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wtf? they look ugly

    I am playing yakuza like adragon and the models LITERALLY look the same.

    Didnt they take their time to make better models?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in the cutscenes they look great

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are the canon ages of Seonhee, Saeko, and Chitose anyway? I figure Saeko is like mid 30s?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None of them have officially-revealed ages, as far as I know. Chitose is merely confirmed to be in her twenties.
      It would make sense for Saeko and Seonhee to both be mid-thirties, but due to Japan's general distaste for women over 30, I wouldn't be shocked if Sega came out right now and said Saeko is 28-ish.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most hostesses are in their 20s so yeah I'd say 28/29

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had fun with this game but so many things were wasted or done wrong in the story. The old party should've never come back and Ichiban should've had an all new team in Hawaii. Adding Yamai would've fixed this and they could have had him arrested at the end of the game if they still wanted to. Kiryu should've had his Tojo brothers doing his bucket list and convincing him to live, not just Date and the random leftover characters in Yokohama. And why did the Tojo guys just become pathetic wastes after their plan didn't work? That doesn't make any sense considering all they've been through. I'm starting to think the people in charge don't like the legacy characters anymore and are trying to force their new guys down our throats at the cost of the franchise itself. And what was with Ichiban and Eiji at the end? I get Ichiban he is supposed to be stupidly forgiving and naive at times, but save that for guys like Masato who he actually were part of his life. Eiji did so much to frick over everyone Ichiban tried to help, got multiple people killed, almost got a child and his mom killed. It does absolutely nothing for Ichiban's character to forgive him. I'm not even gonna start on how stupid the Hawaii plot is because even Ebina thought so. I truly don't know what they were trying to do with this game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >And why did the Tojo guys just become pathetic wastes after their plan didn't work? That doesn't make any sense considering all they've been through. I'm starting to think the people in charge don't like the legacy characters anymore
      This, to me, is by far the worst fricking part of the whole thing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eiji is a surrogate for Masato, whereas Ichiban managed to succeed in getting Eiji to turn himself in whilst Masato was killed before they could achieve that. The game makes a point of these parallels between the two characters. It's Ichiban managing to finally achieve what he couldn't do at the end of 7.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s a “sendoff”

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It looks like they rushed the final boss fights + the ending, like they ran out of money

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eiji is a Masato surrogate (as the other anon said) and Ichiban wanting to help him would make perfect sense if there were just a couple scenes of Ichiban reflecting on Eiji's backstory and character, but instead it feels like feels like the game shipped with whole chapters missing.
      At the end of the day, the game ended up being just a Kiryu send-off because absolutely nothing about Ichiban's character or the state the world changed.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm just not comfortable with Saeko on the party anymore bros... I just need some time to think...

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i would have liked the shark to be the final boss

    mother nature final boss

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The plot is sloppy as frick, but I think what they were getting at is that they were trying to write the Hawaii plot like a traditional RPG in a sense. Change a few details (Bryce= ancient evil; nuclear waste=some magic plot device or whatever) and the more fantastical and far fetched stuff seems to make a bit more sense in that context. I think Adachi even makes a comment that infiltrating Nele Island is like entering the final bosses castle at one point. This is all just speculation on my part and despite this, its all still very one dimensional though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nele Island not letting you explore that castle as the final dungeon was such a letdown.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was pretty cool. the plotline in japan detracts from it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked the Hawaii section way more than the Japan section.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nuclear waste is unironically meant to represent yakuza, something that Japan doesn't want and tries to bury, but you can't exactly bury all of that and expect everything to be done. They wanted to ship all of the yakuza to the same island as nuclear waste and forget all about them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's looking like it wont be a big deal for Japan for long anyway. Apparently of late less of Japan's crooks wanna sign up with the Yakuza, with figures from Japans National police agency placing their numbers at around 30k back in 2019.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone else think it's missed oppurtunity to not add some puzzles in the dungeons like in dragon quest?

    but then again, looking at judgment, they dont want the player to think.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >half assed turn based combat
    >hiring shill youtuber Yong yea to voice kiryu
    >homosexual friendship focused storyline
    No thanks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dubgays
      >human
      pick one LOL

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've never played with a dub in any yakuza game, weeb homosexual. It's the principle. have a nice day, chink worshipping loser.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I really wonder what angry little gamers like you enjoy about a series full of stoic sad men fighting to be better people.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I've never played with a dub in any yakuza game
          >but also you're a weeb
          >and I'm mad about Yong
          LOL mental illness

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Our series now.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    %2FLiveStream

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what the frick, she's northern irish. We spread the world like a virus fricksake

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So do debuffs actually work in 8 or do they do LITERALLY NOTHING to enemies like in 7?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      They actually work, you can notice a difference now when you debuff elemental resistances and defense for example.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kiryu and Kaoru don't even get to interact with each other
    >there's no indication from Kiryu of wanting to contact her directly in the future to reconnect
    What the frick did they mean by this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu is intent on dying a virgin

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wow he's just like me fr

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu takes the knowledge that Kaoru still loves him as a sign that he wasn't such a worthless man in the past, but this game also emphasizes that Yumi was really the one true love of his life, so there was no room to make him interested in getting back together with Sayama while he's not sure he's even going to be alive in a few months. Kiryu wanting to reconnect with Sayama while he can't even bring himself to speak to his kids and doesn't expect to be part of their lives in the future would be awkward. His family is a bigger priority than his love life.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man Night Queen is still fricking stupid good. How do they not realize how good charm is?

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this game hard to mod?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      You mean as a modder or as a player? Because as far as I understand modders can't do much outside of change minor things under the hood. The "Like a Brawler" mod is the only notable exception to this. 7 even had people having trouble adding in already existing outfits into the lists and a lot of the mods ended up as replacement outfits to existing ones rather than additional outfits on a list.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As a player

        you put Shin Ryu Mod Manager in the exe folder
        Open it
        Click the zip file of the mod
        Click install
        Done

        Oh cool

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you put Shin Ryu Mod Manager in the exe folder
      Open it
      Click the zip file of the mod
      Click install
      Done

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So basically it works the same way SMT Nocturne HD modding does. Good to know, Nocturne is relatively painless to mod.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    ITS NOT WOKE

    >fat americans
    >gender specific classes

    my judgment after beating this game

    thanks

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GIVE ME A FRICKING SHARK FIN

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nevermind i made this post and immediately got one

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Am I missing something or are there no personality rewards related to Dondoko? Was that the case with the business in 7? Either way that feels odd

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like ichiban because hes a 45 year old kiss less virgin just like me

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was absolutely 0 reason for ebina to be ichibans half brother

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yokoyama said they brought back Kiryu because it makes sense with the type of story they wanted to tell.

    What type of story did they actually tell

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uhh the yakuza are bad criminals that deserve to get a second chance?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they don't need kiryu for that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Victims of the yakuza throwing a tantrum because they're trying to reintegrate into society with little reprecussions despite all the former yakuza being fricked over by that five year clause so they bring in THE yakuza to cry and apologize for the yakuza existing?
      I dunno; Yokoyama is a hack.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is he gonna be the new majima now that he lost an eye

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dunno what that has to do with my post but if you're talking about Sawashiro, no. Pretty sure Yokoyama said that Yamai is Ichiban's Majima.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure the 8's story is supposed to be all about accepting the burden of responsibility [even if it's not really yours, or you don't owe it to the person(s) you're sharing the load with], because someone has to for the greater good (to stop cycles of spite/retaliation/self-destruction/etc). Many of the substories and plot threads tie into this idea, which is capped off with Kiryu begging to take responsibility for the fate of the yakuza, and Ichiban extending forgiveness and strength to Eiji so he can atone.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        its like every game then

        i do like how they mix up vtubers with religious cults lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If it's "like every game then" then arguably it makes sense for Kiryu to be part of it. Kiryu wanting to take responsibility for the yakuza (in the way he failed to do in the past) as part of taking back his name and his life is very thematically appropriate.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i feel this and gaiden makes them admit that 6 ending was shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A decent idea, but poor/boring execution

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I agree that the execution was lacking. There certainly wouldn't be so many people confused and irritated by Ichiban's finale scene with Eiji if the game hadn't completely failed to develop and show the nuance to Eiji's character that you're expected to empathize with when Ichiban rescues him.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yamai roughed Tomizawa up just to toughen him up
    >Yamai "forgets" who Tomizawa is just to tell him he's off the hook
    >as soon as Tomizawa stops being afraid of him, Yamai treats him like he's still one of them
    >gives up his own freedom just to get the party to safety
    I knew something was good in Yamai when one of his men tells him he is struggling to see, and instead of punishing him, Yamai just asks for a light instead of hitting him with his crowbar.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None of the characters do anything in the story besides kiryu, tomi and chitose
    I dunno why they even brought back zhao and joongi when they join so late and add nothing to the group

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zhao and Joongi have great drink links, party chats, and table talks though. They're good moodmakers, and I like having a Geomijul guy and a Liumang guy around to remind me that I'm playing a series that used to largely be about people living as members of the criminal underworld.

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does Yakuza 6 look better than this game even though it's 6 years old?

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i stopped at 4, with amount of spinoffs and shit i cant keep up with all this shit and frankly i dont care anymore

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Live Sawashiro reaction

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SUGOI
      Sawashiro was buckbroken the whole game, they destroyed his character

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You said this in a previous thread and we're wrong then too. Sawashiro didn't change, you just see him more clearly in 8 for what he was all along.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kiryu san I know I'm bleeding from my eye hole and need immediate medical attention but yappa you are so sugoi tbh ne
      Kiryu totally stole an Ichiban moment lamo

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SUKI NI NARERU HITO WO.. SUKI NI NARETA NARABA.. </3

    ?feature=shared&t=78

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So is the standing of the Yakuza actually kinda good in the RGG world now?
    The government looks real bad after 7&8 lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No because at the end of the day, people still don't like criminal organizations that prey upon the populace.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I must I am a fan of how the status of the Yakuza and politicians change alot in 7&8. In previous games, it was all status quo all the time

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It was more that for the longest time people just shrugged their shoulders and went "yeah I wish something would be done about them but nothing ever will."
          The the Yakuza exclusion ordinances started getting passed in 2011 and with each year it chips away at more and more of the yakuza's ability to do anything. We're basically at the point now where you can be convicted for simply being a member of a criminal organization even if they can't pin you to any crimes.

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >real Yakuza

    >become wildly successful and have people come to your store expressly to support you
    >fictional superhero strength Yakuza of Legend
    >get a sad and move to Norway, Japan to fish

    lmao

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, I finished Dondoko Island. Like actually finished, maxed out everything.
    ...am I just supposed to stand around now and wait for the 3 days to finish each time? I can't even leave the island during that shit, I have to be on the island?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you want money just spam dungeons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct. You're better off just doing instant kills in the dungeons.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dondoko island is only rewarding mid game. It's not worth farming it for money especially when you haven't unlocked most of the high paying customers. Dungeons are far better for that. Once you complete it the only reason to play it further is to design it how you want and such.

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With how shit the game's ending is, it wouldn't be a surprise if they released a DLC to show us Kiryu beating cancer and reconnecting with everybody.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Then make it gaiden 2 because there's more money to be made that way

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, the ending literally does not need to show Haruka reconnecting with Kiryu to be a good ending. It's already inferred they do. Anyone who takes issue with the fact that the reunion wasn't being shown is just asking to be spoonfed with fan service like a toddler and probably baseded the frick out of their seats when the Jimas showed up in ch 12, even though their appearances are completely hamfisted into the narrative.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why not show it?
        I had the decency to sit through this fricking shit show, but they don’t have the decency to show them interact ONCE?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because the intent behind the scene is to show Kiryu has made the choice to keep on living by getting treatment. The reunion with Haruka would just distract from that for the sake of fan service, in a game which already has more than enough fan service as it is (and already shows a reunion with Haruka in the memoir sub stories)

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Him being in the hospital already shows that point well enough

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah... The scene is literally him in the hospital... What's your point?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So why not have them meet onscreen at that point?
                It’s just a wiener tease

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    isn't everyone busy playing it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are threads every day that hit bump limit. OP is just talking nonsense to get a reaction out of people.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I finally beat it while at work today. I can finally lurk in these threads without getting spoiled.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I missed plenty of bump limit threads to avoid spoilers. You Black folk aren't going to stop me from enjoying my Yakooza.

  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They just weren't shy at making sure Chitose completely mogs the other two, were they?

    Anyway, it really doesn't help that there's been zero response from devs/CMs in regards to the Job stat inheritance bug.

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So what's the verdict on IW? I might as well think about picking up Gaiden too

    Last time I picked this series up was Kiwami 2 and I dropped it because it was boring. I've played in release order and finished Kiwami but couldn't get into Kiwami 2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has problems but I can't in good conscience call it a bad game. There are no bad Yakuza games, even the absolute worst of them are still "pretty good" but general vidya standards.
      If you're invested enough in the characters that you've gone through the story thus far then yes obviously it's worth it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      General consensus is:
      >Worse story than 7 and in general is disappointing across the board for their choices with Ichiban playing second fiddle while Kiryu's stuff is all over the place if it's satisfying or not.
      >Better gameplay than 7 by a significant degree but it's still way too easy.
      >Even easier than 7 to get overpowered despite them actively trying to stop it more than 7.
      >Hawaii is contentious with some people really liking it and some people thinking it's too big.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Worse story than 7
        tbf I wouldn't say that's that damning of a statement since 7 is imo one of the series' best stories. It does a lot to endear you to a 99% brand new cast of both primary and secondary characters and wierdly enough, the plot doesn't go full moron like a lot of LAD plots do. Like, the single craziest thing in 7 is Mirror Face and the reason it gets brought up is specifcally BECAUSE it's so out there in a relatively grounded story.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >double locker babies

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            locker babies were tragically a fairly common thing in the 80s. It's more the sheer coincidental nature of 2 being right next to each other that raises an eyebrow.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This also the last several hours of story content drags on and on and on

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Mirror Face

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Hey I mentioned Mirror Face. Even so, both that and the 2 lockers is still less ridiculous than the rubber bullets (not how it's initially used in Saejima's backstory, but that it gets reused like another 4 times and they fall for it EVERY TIME). Or the assassin who's actually a CIA member who's ACTUALLY an evil arms dealer posering as a CIA member. Or whatever the frick 5 was doing.

              The boat is not a dumb twist, the boat makes perfect sense with a cursory knowledge of Japanese-Chinese international relations.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >posering
                posing*

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Or whatever the frick 5 was doing.
                YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANON, HARUKA MUST BE KILLED WHEN SHE SINGS AT THE CONCERT BECAUSE THE OMI CHAIRMAN HATES DREAMS

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Holy shit you're moronic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I thought he was just a simp for T-Set.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            M8, the series is filled with contrived soap opera shit in literally every game. Remember Shimano's plan to make Majima fall in love with Makoto that just happened to work out flawlessly in 0. Pointing the locker baby stuff out is hardly a negative in 7 by comparison to other entries in the rest of the series.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *grinding teeth* It.was.a.reference.to.a.book!!! SO IT'S OKAY THAT IT'S moronic

            So what's the verdict on IW? I might as well think about picking up Gaiden too

            Last time I picked this series up was Kiwami 2 and I dropped it because it was boring. I've played in release order and finished Kiwami but couldn't get into Kiwami 2.

            It's not nearly as boring or shit as 7, the defacto worst game in the series on both the gameplay and story front, but it's an unabashed filler beach episode. Most of the villains suck and the plot is nonsense but I'll take that over burning Ijincho down because of Nanba's shitty brother who is actually totally fine and not in any danger at all in fact

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Better gameplay than 7 by a significant degree but it's still way too easy.
        What makes it better? I 100% completed 7 and just finished IW and the combat plays the exact same as far as I'm aware.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can positions your dudes
          Aoe markers for attacks
          Combo attacks
          Items in basically every area you can fight with
          Better job inheritance and balance
          No moronic difficulty spike 12 chapters in

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          >Way better balancing allowing every character to work.
          >Skill sharing is handled better and now you can choose to opt for what you want.
          >Clothing has passive buffs allowing you to do stuff like the Pareo of Happiness to tank stuff, or constantly tank with Linebacker's 7* stuff.
          >Battle items are actually useful this time outside of the RPG on low level runs.
          >Debuffs actually work instead of being bugged.
          >Combo attacks and enemies attacking people for you is expanded and very clearly explained.
          >Essences take way longer to get online.
          >You can't just buy your way into better gear because everything now costs appropriate amounts of money.
          >You can move your characters around to get better vantage points.
          >Physics are taken into account in general combat instead of just being for car accident meme attacks that never happen which allows for bowling gameplay.
          >You are now shown exactly where attacks will hit, in what direction, and how.
          >QTEs are now way more lenient and are on the button rather than the area outside of it.
          >Skills have been balanced so that they actually feel like good uses of your MP instead of attacks that just one-shot groups with obvious exceptions like Samurai.
          >You also have far less MP than in 7 and you can't spam as much until way closer to endgame.
          Just stuff off the top of my head. 7 is a joke in terms of gameplay and balance compared to 8. You can head to Chinatown and for 300k (So, like one or two mahjong matches) you can immediately deck out someone in their third best weapon, or their fourth if you want to spent 200k instead.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can positions your dudes
            Aoe markers for attacks
            Combo attacks
            Items in basically every area you can fight with
            Better job inheritance and balance
            No moronic difficulty spike 12 chapters in

            Those are pretty big changes. But it still feels the exact same as 7 did imo. I didn't even notice they changed anything until you guys pointed it out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How is Hawaii too big? It's a little bit bigger than Ijincho but there's a lot of unused space so it's not like it's every little street corner

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          No clue, I feel like it's as big as Ijincho, it just feels more filled with stuff giving the illusion it might be a bit bigger. I like Hawaii myself but people here were complaining about it being too big or never wanting to come back again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >So what's the verdict on IW?
      It's shit. Mostly due to it's shallow and tedious turn based combat. If Kiwami 2 already bored you then don't even bother pirating IW.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >So what's the verdict on IW?

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Judgment 3 will be on Hawaii but with time travel

    or aliens?

    both would be overkill

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What’s their excuse gonna be for reusing hawaii now?
      I’m sure they wouldn’t let their biggest map yet go unused after just 1 game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some island some conspiracy done

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ichiban visiting his friend Tomi and Akane.
        As for Judgement, they already kinda teased the next game being somewhere foreign in LJ.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Turns out that Lani is just as nuts as Bryce and they have to fight Palekana again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yagami is going to end the Daodoji

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >yagami gets too deep investigating daidoji
        >gets killed in the process
        would definitely be an easy way to not worry about contracted actor hires anymore

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want a mod where all the Americans speak in the dub and the Japanese characters use the JP audio.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish the Americans just spoke Japanese. Or better yet just have the game set in Okinawa.

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what killed the hype?
    denuvo

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will now play your game

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The pacing and distribution of party members in 8 is such a mess. I hate the engrish and HELLO . I . AM . AMERICAN . MAN . CHEESEBURGER . BASEBALL dialog too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this aint a show dipshit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I"LL SUE YOU!

  101. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >0babs who went on to play Kiwami over the original Y1 will never understand the feeling of hearing this when you got into a fight in Kamurocho in IW

  102. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ESL spammers will never know the actual REAL kino of low res Kamurocho in 2D
    get on my level you pissant

  103. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finished 0 and Kiwami 1, started Kiwami 2
    What the frick is this ragdall lmao
    Was fighting chapter 3 boss and Kiryu was wiggling like a worm after every hit
    Is there a way to turn this down because it looks moronic as frick

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      Are you playing above 30 FPS? Because it breaks above 30 FPS. 60 is a bit bad but it's still tolerable.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Frick I am playing 144fps

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          Yeah, you really shouldn't be playing these games above 60 if you're on PC. As it is the vast majority of them are only meant to be played at 30.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks for the tip I will try to limit the fps to 60 tommorow

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              Make sure you grab this as well:
              https://cookieplmonster.github.io/2020/01/18/silentpatch-yakuza-kiwami-2/
              If you don't several minigames are completely unplayable above 30.

  104. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Taking a break/waiting for a patch before I do post game. Is Big Swell's level curve built around the assumption I do it right after the final boss or should I finish the EX level on the first two dungeons first?

  105. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wish the story made Ichiban realize Arakawa isnt the saint he believed him to be.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wish the story actually developed ichiban more
      At the very least I still like him the same, unlike yagami

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        tbf, Ichi's personal story arc more or less completed in 8, he's kinda just along for the ride on this one.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There’s a lot of room for personal growth
          That’s what the dragon fish is about
          All thats changed is that he’s physically stronger, which is in line with the dragon fish, but still

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think he saw Arakawa as a saint, rather as family. Their final scene together is Arakawa querying why he has so much loyalty to him even though Arakawa has put him through so much terrible shit to him over the course of that game. I mean, the guy was a pretty prolific hitman.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ichiban still worships the ground Arakawa walked on without acknowledging anything Arakawa did wrong or people he hurt in his life. The game hands you Ebina and Eiji as people who were trampled in Arakawa's path, but doesn't ever make Ichiban react to that.
        It would make perfect sense for Ichiban want to take responsibility for the monster Arakawa made Eiji, because Ichiban considers himself Arakawa's family and Arakawa isn't alive to take responsibility for himself, but the game only expresses that Ichiban saves Eiji because they're "pals" after Eiji pretended to be his friend for a day.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't disagree with you about atoning for Arakawa but I think the point of the Eiji stuff is to act as a surrogate for Masato considering Ichi couldn't "save" him in the prior game, but now had the chance to save his surrogate (although Eiji isn't well developed in 8 to properly communicate this).

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Ichiban still worships the ground Arakawa walked on without acknowledging anything Arakawa did wrong or people he hurt in his life
          They still refuse to make Kiryu acknowledge anything bad Kazama did, so I'm not sure why you're expecting otherwise.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >because Ichiban considers himself Arakawa's family
          When does this happen? I'm back in Ijincho with Kiryu and from the start to that point Kasuga's been wishy washy about the situation.
          Guy both goes "nah I don't wanna take a DNA test I don't care to know if he's my dad" while at the same time going "I'm lucky cause I had 2 dads through Jiro Kasuga and Masumi Arakawa".

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            moron-kun, Ichiban has clearly expressed in the very words you quoted that he considers himself Arakawa's family regardless of whether or not they're related by blood.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              More like he considers Arakawa a father figure rather than an actual father. The fact that he does frick all about what Arakawa put those two through makes that pretty clear.

  106. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This Kiryu guy is pretty cool, they should make a whole game about him as the main protagonist.

  107. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Finally hit the Big Swell. Anything I should know going in? I've got most jobs leveled at this point so it's just grinding out mats for weapons, levels, and jobs to prepare for NG+.

  108. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bryce is the worst villain in the entire series. i didnt give a flying frick about him or his exposition. I usually don't skip dialogue when it's the main story but that must be the only time I mashed x through his dialogue right before his boss fight. "the world won't survive without my influence because i store radioactive waste on my shitty island" they say all game that kasuga has this wild imagination and all his henchman/underlings hype him up as this kind of god and when you get to him he's using GUNS AND GRENADES?? what a disappointment. and then they get some guy who doesn't even know english to voice his english sentences. the game went downhill as soon as they revealed halfway through the store that he was the overseer. they should have just left it at that until maybe the last chapter and the story might have been salvageable. i got baited by the 90's for the worst story in the franchise. it just goes downhill after chapter 4-5. yokoyama is a fricking hack, I thought nagoshi was holding them back and it might have been a mistake to let him leave

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bryce is a literal cult leader, his power is entirely in what influence he holds over others rather than real, tangible power.

  109. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does IW try to characterize Kiryu as "Mr. I Work Alone" to a point that the party has to lecture him on multiple occasions that he needs to be willing to let others help him? That's never been a trait of Kiryu, if anything, he's been TOO willing to trust others at times, but he's still typically presented as trusting of other people and willing to let others help him.
    >Wants the Ryudo family with him in the final push against Mine and Tamashiro since he wants the Okinawa crew to be the ones to save their home
    >Says he's willing to reach out to Hamazaki every step of the way on the path to redemption only to get stabbed for it.
    >is in the Yakuza 4
    >rallies the Yahata family to stand up to the Tojo Clan as a team alongside him
    >is in the Yakuza 5
    >takes the Hirose family with him everywhere in Yakuza 6
    >Lets Someya come with him to Shangri-La even when he's pretty sure Someya will not honor their deal
    Kiryu's never really been portrayed as the lone wolf type character, even if there's lots of moments where he is alone, he's always been a guy who is willing to work with others.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because first Kiryu game without Nagoshi.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And they wanted to hamfist the shitty turned based combat on him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I don’t get it either
      They had a whole point in 5 where he accepts help too, and all that shit
      I dunno what they’re getting at

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu became the "lone wolf" when he chose to disappear at the end of 6. He cut himself off from everyone he knew out of fear of bringing them to harm and after years of that, NOW he needs to be reminded that he's surrounded with people who can and will shoulder his burdens. Kiryu's problem is not wanting to burden others or ask for help with his own troubles/responsibilities, rather than not being able or willing to cooperate with others toward a common goal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In 3 and 6, he does try to reject help of the family and fight alone, with family arriving later.
      Also in 5 and 6, he's convinced to remove himself from the life of others because he believes they'll be happier without him. He tends to try to carry all the burden by himself.
      Plus, he often has trouble with expressing how he really feels about people close to him, like Rikiya still thought he needs to prove himself to Kiryu which led to his death.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >In 3 and 6, he does try to reject help of the family and fight alone, with family arriving later.
        in 3 he only does that because they're not equipped to handle it. Rikiya being too young and inexperienced to be trusted to handle big time Tojo conflicts when he wanted to go to Kamurocho, and Rikiya having just been shot by Tamashiro wanting to go to the bull ring for the final confrontation.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like how Kiryu didn't go
          >I wish he didn't die
          >I wish I could've saved him
          nope, he goes
          >Remember that time he pretended to be gay. That was funny haha

  110. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ebina is full Joker about wanting to kill all the yakoozies
    >Kiryu starts ugly crying and dies on top of him
    >Well I guess I should reconsider

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>Well I guess I should reconsider
      that doesn't even happen, the scene just ends and he's never seen again.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's never gonna be seen again because Kiryu made him reconsider

  111. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm only at Chapter 7 and I keep reading spoilers but it doesn't matter because I never remember anyones names.

  112. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what killed the hype?
    the absolute state of yakuza, mostly

  113. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick has it taken me so long to play Yakuza 3?
    This shit is great

  114. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what killed the hype?
    you need infinite wealth to buy the fricking game, and you have to buy new game plus on top of that. frick that noise

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Video games are not for poor people

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's cool, I'm just gonna look at companies crumble under their own weight because they keep making AAAA games nobody buys

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          DW, the intended consumer base has infinite wealth so to say, so that's not happening anytime soon 🙂

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just get the game on pc and creamapi the dlc. Don't have a pc as an adult? Go back to Brazil.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >IW is currently their fastest selling Yakuza game
          How's that whole "I'll look at companies crumble" thing working out?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How come there’s corporate wiener suckers on this site?

  115. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Officah halp I'm being lobbed!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zat man iz no theef. Whu you shuld be arestin is ze driver

  116. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want Judgement 3 not this turn based abomination.

  117. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My ultimate meta job list
    Everyone - Their Default Job

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >game with jobs
      >too scared and plain to experiment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I played the other jobs for the buffs but those aren't their canon fighting styles.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          pst - it's all in Ichiban's head
          Namba isn't REALLY summoning a giant bird
          Saeko isn't really shaking a bottle of champagne and spray gangsters with guns with it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How did Kiryu get infected by his schizophrenia?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              story contrivance. I really don't think the player is supposed to think too deeply about it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Early on set dementia accelerated by virginity. Kiryu's getting old.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The cancer spread to his brain.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Kiryu realizes that fighting in a party of people who are nowhere near his combat level boosts his morale when he's pretending that everyone is contributing equally. Same as with Ichiban. Every battle is a visual metaphor for how it feels to be on a unified team, rather than a literal depiction of street combat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu gets that free counter for his memories so I feel like any other job is a downgrade since you lose all the buffs you get from nostalgia quest

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yamai whiffing against a guy in a wheelchair in your first encounter with him prevented me from ever taking him seriously again

      i've started committing to this in chapter 13, only exception being eric as a samurai but i might change that soon
      is your ichiban freelancer or hero? i'm running with the former rn

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        In Yakuza 7 I did freelancer only but this time around I just stuck with hero.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >yamai whiffing against a guy in a wheelchair in your first encounter with him prevented me from ever taking him seriously again
        I wonder how disappointed people like you will be when they all realize that Yamai is an unproblematic nice guy who didn't ever really want to murder an innocent cripple, old woman, or child. How many people will be surprised when Yamai never plays a villain and the only serious crime ever on his record is the love-driven murder he committed 30 years prior to RGG8?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He ended up being a bro. He earned my respect after what he did for Kiryu.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i am at chapter 13 lol i am past the point of the game trying to make you like him and i still don't give a shit
          >didn't ever really want to murder an innocent cripple
          doesn't really mean anything when he still tried to strike a (seemingly) wheelchair bound man and only hit air. moron is the prime example of being unable to hit the broad side of a barn

  118. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >chitosexo will never sit on my dick

  119. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bros, it's too late, Yuki's dusty womb...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      60 years old btw.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        56. She's 23 in Yakuza 0.

  120. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >model your character after Daniel Dae Kim
    >get Kim to voice someone else instead
    ???????????

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They modeled a character that has like two scenes before dying on him. Might as well have him voice an actually important character if they're gonna shell out for him.

  121. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still waiting for a crack

  122. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone knows who dis?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This one.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Harbor Park.. I was not looking at the right place.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      Run along the railing near the boats if I remember right.

  123. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will material exchanging a weapon give me back the equivalent materials of what I spent on it ?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No

  124. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >what killed the hype?
    Bad in-game lighting that made the character models look full-bright.

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