>Yakuza Kiwami. >Yakuza Kiwami 2. >Yakuza 3. >Yakuza 4. >Yakuza 5. >Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

>Yakuza Kiwami
>Yakuza Kiwami 2
>Yakuza 3
>Yakuza 4
>Yakuza 5
>Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
>Yakuza: Like a Dragon
>Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
>Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
>Judgement
>Lost Judgement
>Like a Dragon: Ishin!
>Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
>Yakuza: Dead Souls
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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Kiwami
    gross

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Original Yakuza 2 is so fricking kino
      Still one of my favs

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Stretched

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why on earth would you even do that when the PS2 games have proper 16:9 options.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well of course it's Dated, the detective appears in it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      turn based is better than both tbh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not the basic shitty gameplay in this loser's game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kys t.ranny

        Original Yakuza 2 is so fricking kino
        Still one of my favs

        I miss how fluid and fast kiryu was in the old games. No idea why nu sega gays reused old man kiryu and his moveset for the remake.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To kiwami's defense, the guy who plays this version, he intentionally plays shitty. I still prefer the original Yakuza 2 because it has the soulful PS2 graphics and it doesnt look like an asset flip like nuYakuza games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >webm
      well of course one game looks smoother than the other when you're playing with all of your combat upgrades from the get-go

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is the Yakuza franchise one of the few who have been so thoroughly taken over by people who have such a deeply zoomer mindset?

      Just today, after rumors of a possible Yakuza Kiwami 3, I saw some zoomer mad since they had put off playing Yakuza 3 for so long hoping for a remake, and now after they've finally finished it, it seems a remake might be announced
      As if a remake of a game isn't an entirely new game to play? A game isn't just a series of plot points, you can play both a remake and an original game and have two very different experiences.

      Even movie fans aren't this moronic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tfw no HD Collection in English
        It wouldn't hurt so bad if the PS2 games didn't break when you ran them above native res.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          A webm for (You).

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Is that the PS3 remaster of 2? I can't tell if it's that or just 2 on PCSX2

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              2 HD. 2 doesn't have as high quality signs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NIce.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              man, I'd pay to watch the behind the scenes footage of the revelations in 3/4/5 being mo-caped. I wonder if they stopped doing them because of budgetary reasons or RGG simply simply wanting to move on with other ideas

              >>Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
              How is this a Yakuza game and not just a game developed by RGG like Binary Domain?

              Canon to the mainline games or just more fanservice mobileslop?

              >How is this a Yakuza game
              Moose did a great job explaining it, but man, if you had simply played it, you would've seen it right away. They literally took the Yakuza formula, reused a bunch of animations, mechanics, sound effects, etc. It's just a Yakuza game wearing a Hokuto no Ken skin

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Alohappy cutscenes are practically revelations.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                They are revelations. They even say "Hirameita" during them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            inferior

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              hey atleast its not kiwami
              then again, getting boiled alive in molten shit and having your entrails wrapped around an anchor chain and dragged being a truck through a mile of STD heroin needles is better than kiwami

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >then again, getting boiled alive in molten shit and having your entrails wrapped around an anchor chain and dragged being a truck through a mile of STD heroin needles is better than kiwami
                I know this is a meme, but why are people on Ganker so autistic about remakes? Yes theyre almost always inferior to the original, but they get new players in and give you a chance to play an old game you love with a fresh (albeit worse) coat of paint

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >theres a timeline where this did well, got a switch port, and all the yakuza games released on the switch
            feelsbadman. this series would be so fun to play portably

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The usual shitty cubemap screenshot

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bottom looks infinitely better
        >BUT DUDE REFLECTIONS, SHINY FLOORS!
        look at how fricking goofy kiryu looks in top

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          >look at how fricking goofy kiryu looks in top
          He's in the middle of dodging or moving right, I think he's moving right. You also missed that Ryuji has none of his goons supporting him and that the bushes all look fake on K2.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The lack of goons is actually so lame for the scene. In context a coup is underway and hundreds of people are rushing about, in kiwami 2 Kiryu and Ryuji may as well be in a void dimension.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These are two different games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah once you ulock the ability to attack in multiple directions the game become good

      too bad you only unlock that in the third act of the fricking game
      ITS LITERALY "THE" COMBAT SYSTEM WHY DID THEY LOCK IT AWAY ?

      atleast yakuza 2 fixed that

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >red*ttor sees a list of good games
    >*yikes*

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know you left 0 off on purpose. FotNS is the best one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cut dude in half
      >his friend next to him yells Oh Shit!
      >the Oh Shit! falls to the ground
      >pick up the Oh Shit! and beat people to death with it
      You goddamned right it's the best one.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They made more after Zero?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      unfortunately

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >>Kido is actually an antagonist and not Saejima's friend.
    🙁

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It all works out. He's got his best friend back.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dead Souls is still one of my top Yakuza game.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      said nobody ever

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but it's my favorite Yakuza game. People shit on it but it's actually a lot of fun, once you get used to the weird as frick controls that is.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is how I feel about Too Human, without the Yakuza game part.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope at some point RGG puts out another HD collection consisting of Kenzan, Dead Souls, and OG Ishin.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i hated it so much i couldn't play more than 30 min or so of it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same, I think people hate this game based on pure misunderstanding of what it is. Like this guy

      i hated it so much i couldn't play more than 30 min or so of it

      who played 30 minutes probably didn't realize it's a normal Yakuza game with an open city hub full of NPCs, mini-games and sub stories and thought it was a linear shooter game

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Moose

    But that's wrong.
    >1
    >2
    >Kenzan
    >3
    >4
    >Black Panther
    >Dead Souls
    >Black Panther 2
    >5
    >Ishin!
    >0
    >Kiwami 1
    >6
    >Kiwami 2
    >Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
    >Online
    >Judgment
    >7
    >Lost Judgment
    >Ishin! Kiwami
    >Like a Dragon 7 Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
    >8

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
      How is this a Yakuza game and not just a game developed by RGG like Binary Domain?

      Canon to the mainline games or just more fanservice mobileslop?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >How is this a Yakuza game and not just a game developed by RGG like Binary Domain?
        Because it wears the fact that it's an RGG game with Hokuto no Ken shit crammed in on its sleeve. The Japanese title is Hokuto ga Gotoku, and Kiryu's VA voices Kenshiro.
        You fight Komaki and Amon in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you missed Binary Domain

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >0
      >k1
      >k2
      >3R
      >4R
      >5R
      >6
      >Judgement
      >7
      >Lost Judgement
      >Kaito Files
      >Gaiden
      >8
      >Kenzan
      >Ishin
      >Dead Souls
      >Black Panther
      >Black Panther 2
      >1
      >2
      fify
      3 is my favorite

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot Streets of Rage crossover

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Saeko's israeliteel breaker skill is insanely busted. Literally the head trauma of 8.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, that's interesting and all, but I'm still benching the c**t when Zhao joins on every playthrough.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zhao was so underleveled when he joined that I had no choice but to bench that chink. Doesn't help that his gangster job has a boring moveset too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Underleveling is such a non-problem in this game. Nothing is hard enough in your first playthrough to necessitate benching characters you like for meta purposes.
          It only becomes a little bit of problem when you do NG+ Legend, where Zhao and Han join you at whatever level you left them at, likely 70 or so, when enemies are in the mid 80s. Even then, most of your late game battles in Legend consisting of Ichiban or Kiryu nuking the enemies with Dondoko Beam/Dragon God with an optional poundmate, then picking off any stragglers. By the time you get to any fights that demand more than that, Zhao or Han will be leveled enough from the grunts to be able to contribute well enough.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Gangster is still a boring job and there's no fixing that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          >Doesn't help that his gangster job has a boring moveset too.
          Who cares about the job's moveset? His sword ignores all resistances and his 7* outfit buffs his physical damage at full HP. He's Aquanaut but more physical attack focused rather than balanced and Aquanaut is already the most busted job in the game. You're almost never using anything the actual job has and are instead using the shared skills like 95% of the time. The only time you're using a skill from the job you're in is if you would have shared it anyway on another job or its Essence.

          >>Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
          How is this a Yakuza game and not just a game developed by RGG like Binary Domain?

          Canon to the mainline games or just more fanservice mobileslop?

          >How is this a Yakuza game
          It is literally a が如く (Like a) game. It's called 北斗が如く (Like a North Star) in Japan. Yakuza is called 龍が如く (Like a Dragon). Komaki and Amon are both in it in substories in addition to having a Kiryu skin.
          >or just more fanservice mobileslop?
          Alternate universe. Akiyama is a party member, he has a different cast with Mitsu also being his party member later on, it takes place entirely in Kamurocho, Ryuji has his own story where Ichiban is sent in with Kuze to kill him, etc.
          https://dojimasdragongirl.wordpress.com/tag/ryu-online-story/
          https://dojimasdragongirl.wordpress.com/tag/ryuon-part-two/
          Everything up to 7 happened. 7 did not happen and Ichiban is not friends with the people from 7. Adachi, Saeko, and Seonhee met up in a Halloween event but they don't know Ichiban.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Zhao apologists are hilarious. Kiryu already mogs him in the physical and creative department.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              You're still not explaining how he's not one of the best party members outside of "Gangster is boring".

              Zhao and Kiryu are basically tied for physical damage, the difference is that unless you stick Kiryu in Aquanaut he can't ignore resistances which drops his damage output and you want Ichiban in it anyway. Yeah, you can stick to Action Star which is his best job but he's limited by the fact an enemy can resist, and his attack buff from the 7* seems to be less than Zhao gets from armor though it's fairly comparable. Difference is that Zhao can have all weapon types and magic types and always hit at least neutral damage. Kiryu's main benefit is he can spam Essence of the Dragon God more than anything.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just look at his skills. Not a single magic skill unless you go out of your way to inherit something. Boring.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Just look at his skills
                Who. Cares. Like I just said, you're not using the innate skills of a job to begin with unless you're Geodancer, Housekeeper, Kunoichi, Tennis Ace, Desperado, or Action Star. Virtually everything you use in combat is inherited. Like 70% of DoD's attacks are terrible because they inflict Rage or have low damage despite their MP cost. If you're using a job's native skills regularly you're doing it wrong. Mages will almost never have the full spread of elements and even if you are something like Cabbie it's still better to take the Jellyfish over the car battery skill. It's better for a Host to be using Poisoned Cloudburst due to the range and poison proc rather than Ice Spreader.

                Geodancer has access to UliUli, Khalua whatever, and Essence of Natural Healing which are some of the best female attacks in the game.
                Housekeeper has access to Scum Scraper for buffs, Bubble Bale for enormous damage, and Essence of Spiral Sucker because it has insane range and high damage.
                Kunoichi is a special case because she wants to use Shadow Clone Jutsu due to her Agility gain from Scatterflower Bombs or whatever (Another one of the best shared skills for the girls), otherwise her skills are mundane outside of Substitution Jutsu and in early game the one neutral spell that summons I think moths.
                Tennis Ace has high damage for the cost of its skills, most of them ignore guard, one of the has a massive AoE, one of them removes buffs, and then you have both elemental Essences.
                Desperado has Wild Sweep, Dynamite Throw, and Poisoned Cloudburst.
                Action Star has Drunken Fist, Boulder Breaker, Relentless Dragon Dance, and Essence of Improvisation.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I could care less about the other jobs. It's not gangster anymore if he inherits other skills which was the whole point of this argument to begin with. Gangster. Is. Boring.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >It's not gangster anymore if he inherits other skills
                Then 75% of the jobs aren't their own jobs and they're boring because they're primarily using inherited skills. Gangster isn't boring because it has access to Essence of Ladder Acrobatics, one of the best 7* weapons, and one of the best 7* armors which allows it to do whatever it wants on both the physical and magical side.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >they're primarily using inherited skills
                What is this reach? Also ladder acrobatics still gets mogged by dragon god.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >What is this reach?
                What? The only time you're gonna be using a native job's skills is if you're in early game and that early to midgame transition. Midgame to lategame and endgame are all about inherited skills with an occasional native skill. Once you get inherited skills why are you really caring about your native skills when bonds up to like 70 are fairly easy to reach with barely any effort?

                Why would I not just use Bubble Bale every turn as a woman unless I'm using UliUli, Natural Healing, Scatterflower, or Substitution Jutsu? They're all of the best female mage moves. If I'm a physical female why wouldn't I just be spamming Tennis Ace skills or Night Queen's spin over and over? Why as a male would I not just be spamming Boulder Breaker or Drunken Fist in 1v1s, Burning Arrow/Trippy Flipper Ripper in AoE scenarios, or Essence of Showboating/Surf Twister when I'm physical? Why would I not be spamming Rose Stinger on 1v1s, Poisoned Cloudburst/Dynamite Throw/Jellyfish Stinger on AoEs or even 1v1s, and Essence of Champagne Tower/the fire one on repeat as a male mage? There's very little reason to deviate from these moves because they're so absurdly powerful and useful in basically any scenario.

                Outside of the jobs I listed I have no idea why you'd primarily focus on the innate job skills you are granted by those jobs barring the Essences sometimes. There's always a better option. Take Chef for an example. There's no reason to use anything but the Essences on the job itself since they're all fairly weak, but because the weapon buffs everything you may as well use the really strong inherited attacks over its own weaker ones.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cope. I didn't inherit any skills or touch other jobs in my playthrough until I got to premium adventure.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Yeah, and you were significantly weaker for it. You gimped yourself and are acting like how you played is how the game wants you to play when that's not the case at all. They give you the slots specifically to use other job moves that you find useful.
                Your view on Gangster is the perfect example of why your thought process is flawed because you only look at the limited view of the job itself and not what it drives. Chef as a job is abysmal just like in 7, but its weapon alone skyrockets it up as one of the best jobs just due to its effect. You can slap it on any physical or magical characters despite being a mage job and it will do absurdly good damage for next to no downside causing you to deal like 1800+ damage without crits, 2600+ with even if it's a physical attack.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you were significantly weaker for it
                I like a challenge. Not like this game was any challenging to begin with but it still felt more fun going through the story with the canon jobs for each character. Dragon of Dojima, Assassin, Cabbie, Barmaid, Hitman, Hero, and even homeless Guy are all fun and unique jobs that fits their characters' personalities.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Okay, but you're arguing jobs are bad because you gimped yourself purposely when by your metrics most jobs that aren't female are going to be pretty bad. DoD for example is only really usable in DoD style because Rush falls off so hard it's not even funny and Beast drops your agility to what feels like below Samurai levels. Your only useful skills are the gun and pole if you aren't using Essence of the Dragon God.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Beast back attack is amazing and Kiryu tanks every hit which also buffs his next attack too. I agree rush does fall off though.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Beast back attack is amazing
                Yeah, and then you can't move for almost a rotation and a half of your party. It's miserable to go into Beast.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Never had that problem for some reason. Beast Kiryu was always able to keep up with the rest of the party. His proximity attack also gains like 100 mp when other enemies are nearby.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Beast Kiryu was great for me. Big damage on street bosses and purple rated guys higher level then me, or I would just delete an enemy or two and if they survived an ally would run over and hit them. If I had to rank Kiryu's 3 styles 1A is Beast, 1B is Rush, and 2 is Brawler.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Big damage on street bosses
                Back attacks at 10 in Beast even on Normal do less damage than using a majority of any random skills and will immediately sink your agility into the ground. If you're at the point where you're already 10 in Beast you can already be spamming skills regularly and not require back attacks on top of that. Rush at 10 with two back attacks does less damage than a basic proximity combo of DoD, and if you get a Heat Action you're dealing what amounts to double damage.

                >he pussyfoots around Kashiwagi for no reason despite Seonhee blatantly explaining Kiryu's life's story right in front of him during her Bond, multiple people from his life know who he is and that he's alive, etc.
                This one I disagree with.
                Kiryu was pussyfooting around with Kashiwagi not because he was afraid of revealing his true identity, it was out of respect for Kashiwagi's anonymity.

                I actually REALLY liked this scene, and it was one of the few times they executed the whole "Man who erased his name" shtick well.
                Both him and Kashiwagi have a silent understanding that while they know each other, out of mutual respect for their anonymity and their individual and personal purposes for remaining anonymous, they'll pretend they don't know each other.

                In Kashiwagi's case we don't even know why he's anonymous now, or how he survived getting swiss cheese'd by a Helicopter way back in 2009, and that's a GOOD thing, if they try and offer up an explanation I'll know the RGG writers have lost all integrity.
                It's not something that needs to be explained or spotlighted. Keep it understated.

                >it was out of respect for Kashiwagi's anonymity.
                I understand, but the issue is that Seonhee blurted out his life's story to Kashiwagi multiple times. Kashiwagi himself has no reason to call him Taichi Suzuki anymore after Seonhee's Bond in private, and in terms of their private discussion at the bar they shouldn't really have a reason to pussyfoot around at all either because no one else is listening in unless Kashiwagi allows it. Kashiwagi says to come back when he reclaims his name and then they'll talk, but Seonhee already blurted everything out to him. Like, there's no obfuscation here, you're both just pretending at this point when Kashiwagi knows without a shadow of a doubt you're Kiryu thanks to Seonhee. Waiting to talk is now just leading to Kiryu's potential death from cancer rather than waiting for him to be able to speak openly.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you're both just pretending at this point when Kashiwagi knows without a shadow of a doubt you're Kiryu thanks to Seonhee
                You missed the point, they were both just pretending from the start.
                The moment they saw each other they knew who they were, Kiryu just had to get himself composed and realize Kashiwagi has just as much of a reason to want to remain anonymous as he does.

                There was never meant to be a question of whether or not Kashiwagi knows Kiryu is Kiryu or if Kiryu knows Kashiwagi is Kashiwagi, the entire point is that they know, and by not acknowledging each others erased names, they're showing an immense amount of respect for each other, all while communicating this silently.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >You missed the point, they were both just pretending from the start.
                I know this. That was blatantly obvious. The point is that now you are publicly known thanks to Seonhee in the bar that you are Kiryu. The cat's out of the bag. Now you're just pretending when everyone else in that bar knows he knows you're Kiryu whereas prior to that they thought you might know each other but you brushed it off. It's like if I introduced you to myself as Bob and you know I'm Jim, and then we both pretend I'm Bob out of a mutual understanding, but then my friend Charlie comes along and starts talking about "All the adventures Jim here had with me and what a life he led, oh what a guy Jim here is" and you keep calling me Bob.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm gonna call you Jim from here on out, Moose

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'll do the same anon

                >Maybe if you're running into skill issues.
                Why would I opt for not spamming Essence of the Dragon God/Dondoko Beam? Are you listening to yourself right now? Why would I not be using Essense of Surf Twister, Showboating or Clean-Up when it can basically encompass the entire arena and hit every enemy? Even if EotDG is resisted it still deals more damage than anything that is not a weakness. You're saying to gimp yourself for no reason and use weaker attacks to make battles take longer. This isn't a Tiger Drop situation, this is a JRPG. This is like saying you shouldn't use Knights of the Round or Limit Breaks in FF7 and instead use random magic attacks. Let's also not forget it's beyond easy to get Wizard Hats, so every fight you're earning back 40 MP on anyone who has it equipped, and that's without even factoring in the amulet that does the same thing or a War God Talisman. You're just making fights take three times as long in a JRPG. Why would you do that to yourself?

                Many of the encounters in 8 have 4-10 enemies who all have AGI as high as some of your best characters and they deal upwards of 900 damage a hit at times. You do not want to be keeping them all alive.
                >There weren't any enemies I can recall having NO weaknesses.
                There are many enemies who have no weaknesses. The only ones off the screenshots I have access to quickly are Vagabonds, Munanugget Messiahs, Blah Humbugs, Amon, and the Silver Squirmworms. The overwhelming majority of enemies only have one single attack as their weakness, and if you don't have said weakness you're either resisted or neutral damage. Like you said, when you're doing AoE stuff it also means you can ignore resistances of other enemies in the groups. There is no scenario where this isn't an amazing thing, especially when enemies love to resist blades and guns.

                Hey Jim, do you have the yakuza 2 PS2 ROM by any chance?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, he keeps calling you Bob because that's what he knows you as.
                If you introduce yourself as Richard, but I see someone closer to you calling you Dick, I'm going to keep calling you Richard unless you explicitly want me to call you Dick.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >but I see someone closer to you calling you Dick
                Jim isn't a nickname in this instance, it's literally an entire other name. In this situation it would be like me introducing myself to you as Bob Bobhanson and every time you're sitting there with me my friend is calling me Jim Johannes. He then proceeds to tell you in great details my feats as Jim Johannes. Would you then proceed to still call me Bob Bobhanson when it's very clear I'm not Bob Bobhanson?

                I'll do the same anon
                [...]
                Hey Jim, do you have the yakuza 2 PS2 ROM by any chance?

                I don't have a link on me, no, but I'm pretty sure Archive.org or just Googling "Yakuza 2 iso" would get you it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Alright thanks Jim, hope you have a good day today.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Would you then proceed to still call me Bob Bobhanson when it's very clear I'm not Bob Bobhanson?
                You asked me to call you Bob, I'mma call you Bob. What's hard to understand about this?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >His sword ignores all resistances
            In 8 this is beyond useless though.
            The only time resistances matter even in the slightest is when you're doing AoE attacks, otherwise, you'll always have skills that aren't resisted.
            I tried show Zhao some love in the post-game, but no matter what, he always was just straight trash.

            The only one whose default class sucked more than his was Chitose.
            I set everyone to their default classes except for Chitose because heiress is just flat out inferior to every other class she could possibly have, I set her to Geodancer since that's close enough to the type of character she is, and called it a day.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Moose

              >The only time resistances matter even in the slightest is when you're doing AoE attacks
              Are you joking right now? Like, seriously joking? Many enemies either only resist attacks or have no weakness. It allows you to do neutral damage when these enemies do this and mean you don't need to care about having to play that character around them. It also allows things like Burning Arrow to hit the multitude of enemies who resist gun damage or fire damage for full damage. All of endgame and Legend is spamming AoE Essences or AoE attacks, and when you go to 1v1 you're usually resisted by something.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >All of endgame and Legend is spamming AoE Essences or AoE attacks
                Maybe if you're running into skill issues.
                I never had to spam essences in 8, they're actually extremely lame when I can stack more damage by taking advantage of back attacks, combos, weaknesses, and wall bounces.
                AoE attacks were strictly for when I wanted to delete scrubs with Seonhee or Ichiban (Because I arranged it so I had those two with the highest AGI in each respective party, and their AoE attacks were my favorites) so I could then focus on single enemy attacks that do crazy damage.

                Getting past resistance means nothing to me when I'm focused on weaknesses anyways.
                There weren't any enemies I can recall having NO weaknesses. I only played through NG and the Big Swell though, but unless they remixed NG+ enough that they throw enemies with zero weaknesses at you with regularity, getting past resistances is useless.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Maybe if you're running into skill issues.
                Why would I opt for not spamming Essence of the Dragon God/Dondoko Beam? Are you listening to yourself right now? Why would I not be using Essense of Surf Twister, Showboating or Clean-Up when it can basically encompass the entire arena and hit every enemy? Even if EotDG is resisted it still deals more damage than anything that is not a weakness. You're saying to gimp yourself for no reason and use weaker attacks to make battles take longer. This isn't a Tiger Drop situation, this is a JRPG. This is like saying you shouldn't use Knights of the Round or Limit Breaks in FF7 and instead use random magic attacks. Let's also not forget it's beyond easy to get Wizard Hats, so every fight you're earning back 40 MP on anyone who has it equipped, and that's without even factoring in the amulet that does the same thing or a War God Talisman. You're just making fights take three times as long in a JRPG. Why would you do that to yourself?

                Many of the encounters in 8 have 4-10 enemies who all have AGI as high as some of your best characters and they deal upwards of 900 damage a hit at times. You do not want to be keeping them all alive.
                >There weren't any enemies I can recall having NO weaknesses.
                There are many enemies who have no weaknesses. The only ones off the screenshots I have access to quickly are Vagabonds, Munanugget Messiahs, Blah Humbugs, Amon, and the Silver Squirmworms. The overwhelming majority of enemies only have one single attack as their weakness, and if you don't have said weakness you're either resisted or neutral damage. Like you said, when you're doing AoE stuff it also means you can ignore resistances of other enemies in the groups. There is no scenario where this isn't an amazing thing, especially when enemies love to resist blades and guns.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why would I opt for not spamming Essence of the Dragon God/Dondoko Beam?
                Dondoko what? I don't do shitty side minigames.
                Dragon God fricking blows and uses too much MP, not worth it.

                Like I fricking said you imbecile, the game is so easy that ANY AoE attack I use (it doesn't need to be an essence) takes out all of the scrubs, leaving only the enemies with large health that I can then used focus attacks on, that deal more damage than any character's AoE Essence attack if you have the right weapons and brands, and properly make use of combos, back attacks, and knockback.
                It's literally quicker for me to use, for example, Shadow Clone Jutsu on an enemy weak to knife and deal ~4500 damage with Seonhee, than it is for me to spam Essence of Wicked Web and deplete my MP.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Dragon God fricking blows and uses too much MP, not worth it.
                You are beyond ridiculous. It does like 1600+ damage even if the enemy resists it and upwards of 3000 if they're weak to it. You earn roughly half its cost back if you just have a Wizard Hat. If you have the War God Talisman or the other MP talisman plus the other or a Brawler God's Mouthguard you have a free EotDG every fight. If you have WGT+BGM you can now spam it every single turn for more damage than anything that's not a weakness does at the cost of 20 MP, and it's less resisted than Burning Arrow because it's not a gun type attack.
                >the game is so easy that ANY AoE attack I use (it doesn't need to be an essence) takes out all of the scrubs
                Yeah, it takes the weakest of the scrubs, and then you're left with 3+ enemies at over half health still. There's no situation where you're taking out an entire group of enemies with the non-AoE attacks and not having multiple higher HP enemies left on Legend. Meanwhile EotDG and EoDB can wipe entire groups, even the high HP guys, in a single attack. Sure, you can just spam multiple AoE attacks, but they have less range than things like EotDG/DB so it's not always going to get everyone and you still have to clean up. EotDG/DB are exactly like 7's Essences whereas everything else has circular ranges.
                >It's literally quicker for me to use, for example, Shadow Clone Jutsu on an enemy weak to knife and deal ~4500 damage with Seonhee, than it is for me to spam Essence of Wicked Web and deplete my MP.
                Yeah, if you have multiple AGI stacks. Otherwise you're dealing like 1600ish on a weakness with one stack, at which point you will very likely deal more damage with some other attack. Or you can SJ over to one of the males. I was dealing 4600 hits with no buffs using the knife Essence on Chef.

                >Would you then proceed to still call me Bob Bobhanson when it's very clear I'm not Bob Bobhanson?
                You asked me to call you Bob, I'mma call you Bob. What's hard to understand about this?

                The fact I'm directly lying to your face? You're not even going to bring this up to me even though the people I'm with just blew my cover?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You're not even going to bring this up to me even though the people I'm with just blew my cover?
                No, because we're supposed to have mutual respect for one another's anonymity unless otherwise requested.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Then you just make the situation super awkward around your friends. Obviously Seonhee didn't care, but in a situation like this where Seonhee blurted out everything about you (On multiple occasions might I add) it would be even more ridiculous in private to keep calling you something you're not even if we respect each other. I don't have to bring up your past, but if everyone in the room knows who you are, I know who you are, they know that I know who you are now because of Seonhee, and I'm still calling you the other name that makes no sense because they know I know your name due to what Seonhee just said and am ignoring it which makes the situation even more suspicious.

                Anyway, the main point we're straying away from here is that Kiryu didn't really have a need to reclaim his name at that point, he could have just talked with him in private outside or something. Kashiwagi is open to speaking to him openly about his past, he's mainly just waiting for Kiryu to speak up specifically.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he could have just talked with him in private outside or something
                No, because they're both showing respect by not talking about their pasts, not just publicly, but in general.
                You must be a woman or something. How do you not understand this?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >because they're both showing respect by not talking about their pasts, not just publicly, but in general.
                They outright had Kashiwagi say he was fine talking with Kiryu after he got his name back. I'm saying that they may as well talk about it now because everything about him is now public knowledge to Kashiwagi due to Seonhee. At that point it's just semantics that Kiryu be a free man to talk to him.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You are beyond ridiculous. It does like 1600+ damage even if the enemy resists
                No the frick it doesn't, you liar.
                At level 70 Kiryu's Dragon God does ~1800 to enemies weak to fire. On the same exact enemies I reloaded my save and used Scattering of Flowers with Seonhee -- did ~1400 damage for 1/3rd the MP -- and she attacks first so I'm guaranteed to hit every enemy from the jump with it. And she's only rank 28 with Kunoichi while Kiryu is rank 50

                I'm mad that you made me boot up the game to call you out on your BS. Dragon God is a trash fricking skill, do your homework before you step to me again.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Is unironically in DoD.
                What is the matter with you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >NOOOO DON'T USE THE CLASS THAT HAS DRAGON GODSHITE, USE THE ONE THAT DOESN'T HAVE IT AND WASTE YOUR BOND 100 INHERITANCE ON IT INSTEAD
                Frick off.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                As opposed to what? Essence of Showboating or Surf Twister? When EotDG can hit EVERYTHING in the arena from any location? How are you even playing this game making decisions like this and arguing against this? Here, watch this, you're lucky I kept my OG PA save. I went into the job with the worst attack stat (Host) for you just to show you how ridiculous you're being. Kiryu is at 41 in Host with a +50 7* that does have a fire damage buff. Seonhee is in a mage job (Housekeeper, which means more damage than Kunoichi using magic) using a Scattering of Flowers (A magic attack) with a +50 7*. I literally do 1.5x more damage than Scattering of Flowers with no QTE prompt for more damage necessary and I don't even need to aim it while also earning my entire MP cost back thanks to my hat and WGT.

                Having garbage damage on DoD from no weapon heavily gimps the damage and arguing from being in DoD is heavily disingenuous. If you want, I can swap to the 6* if you want an even lower damage comparison due to not having the fire damage buff, but come on now.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did the game actually look this blue or is it compression fricking it up? Straight up looks like the splash screens in 6/Kiwami 2

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Your example LITERALLY showed the exact same thing I just explained to you, even when you're using Kiryu has a host.
                Dragon God did ~50% more damage than Scattering of Flowers, for 250% more MP. What the frick? Why would I ever use that dogshit move, especially since I have to waste the sole Essence inheritance slot on it in order for it to do ~50% more damage rather than ~33% more damage if I had it on DoD? And to even have it on another skill you have to grind Kiryu's bond all the way to 100 which you'll probably only have done by the last chapter or so whereas you get the essence skills much earlier.

                What a god awful move. I think the only reason you like it is because you want to play an auto-battler rather than resolving your fights more efficiently.
                I don't use items because they break the game balance, so my play style favors not draining all of my MP in a single fight.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                As opposed to what? Essence of Showboating or Surf Twister? When EotDG can hit EVERYTHING in the arena from any location? How are you even playing this game making decisions like this and arguing against this? Here, watch this, you're lucky I kept my OG PA save. I went into the job with the worst attack stat (Host) for you just to show you how ridiculous you're being. Kiryu is at 41 in Host with a +50 7* that does have a fire damage buff. Seonhee is in a mage job (Housekeeper, which means more damage than Kunoichi using magic) using a Scattering of Flowers (A magic attack) with a +50 7*. I literally do 1.5x more damage than Scattering of Flowers with no QTE prompt for more damage necessary and I don't even need to aim it while also earning my entire MP cost back thanks to my hat and WGT.

                Having garbage damage on DoD from no weapon heavily gimps the damage and arguing from being in DoD is heavily disingenuous. If you want, I can swap to the 6* if you want an even lower damage comparison due to not having the fire damage buff, but come on now.

                Here, let's make this even more fair.
                Seonhee with The Great Goddess's Ikaika while Kiryu has no damage buffs at all. Both have 6* weapons with no upgrades or badges, specifically the Snow Sapphire and Explosive Sucking Cyclone X. Seonhee is 67 in Housekeeper, forgot to mention that, and Kiryu is 41 in Host. Would you look at that, even with Kiryu being heavily gimped and Seonhee being in a beneficial job, a higher level, and having something to buff all magic damage Kiryu is still doing 1.3x more damage.

                Did the game actually look this blue or is it compression fricking it up? Straight up looks like the splash screens in 6/Kiwami 2

                When you go into battles it applies a filter.
                https://www.nexusmods.com/likeadragoninfinitewealth/mods/16

                Your example LITERALLY showed the exact same thing I just explained to you, even when you're using Kiryu has a host.
                Dragon God did ~50% more damage than Scattering of Flowers, for 250% more MP. What the frick? Why would I ever use that dogshit move, especially since I have to waste the sole Essence inheritance slot on it in order for it to do ~50% more damage rather than ~33% more damage if I had it on DoD? And to even have it on another skill you have to grind Kiryu's bond all the way to 100 which you'll probably only have done by the last chapter or so whereas you get the essence skills much earlier.

                What a god awful move. I think the only reason you like it is because you want to play an auto-battler rather than resolving your fights more efficiently.
                I don't use items because they break the game balance, so my play style favors not draining all of my MP in a single fight.

                Give me a break. You're playing with challenge conditions and arguing in bad faith. You don't equip or use items because they "break game balance"?
                >Why would I ever use that dogshit move, especially since I have to waste the sole Essence inheritance slot on it in order for it to do ~50% more damage rather than ~33% more damage if I had it on DoD?
                Gee, I don't know. Could it be because it hits every enemy in the map for high damage that you don't need to aim or perform a QTE with, and if you're using it in a physical job like Action Star or with something like Chef it's going to be hitting for almost double damage than that? Because you earn back almost its entire cost if you have a Wizard's Hat and War God Talisman there is no negative to using it on basic mook fights, and the WGT + BGM will offset using it continually in a battle.
                >which you'll probably only have done by the last chapter or so
                What are you on about? Kiryu is going to be the first one you have at 100 hours before anyone else. I had him at 100 by the time I was in chapter 6, and if I ignored side content then I would have had him at 100 in the middle of chapter 10 or so because he's in your party and on his own that much.
                >rather than resolving your fights more efficiently.
                You are literally playing inefficiently and lecturing me on this?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You don't equip or use items because they "break game balance"?
                I didn't say I don't equip, I've optimized my gear, I just don't spam 100MP moves and then chug tauriners after every battle and pretend that the game is balanced around that.
                That's boring. I bought the game to have fun, not to optimize the fun out of a game even a 4 year old could break by just consumable spamming.

                >Gee, I don't know. Could it be because it hits every enemy in the map for high damage that you don't need to aim or perform a QTE with
                I hit every enemy on the map with Scattering of Flowers anyways because Seonhee's agility isn't trash, and with her I use 1/3rd of the MP compared to the cost of Dragon Godshite.
                Then if they're not dead, Kiryu goes next and just uses an AoE that doesn't cost 250% more MP than Scattering of Flowers to finish them off.

                >I had him at 100 by the time I was in chapter 6
                How the frick?

                >You are literally playing inefficiently and lecturing me on this
                You're spamming a 90MP move at the start of every battle for a mere ~50% increase in damage.
                That's straight trash senpai. I'm sorry that you can't do the math, but you're NOT getting that MP back, even with kiwami mouthgards, even with WGT (which I'm pretty sure you only get at the very end of NG PA in the Big Swell so non-applicable for 99% of the game).

                You just have to accept that you have to use scrubby tactics and chug tauriners after every fight.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >I just don't spam 100MP moves and then chug tauriners after every battle
                How are you not getting this.
                Wizard's Hat recovers 40 MP at the end of battle. So does that red talisman you can get from Kamulop.
                War God's Talisman recovers roughly the same every single turn.
                That is already 78-82 MP regained. If you have the Brawler God's Mouthguard you are now spending 72 MP to use it.
                You do not need to use a Tauriner.
                >I hit every enemy on the map with Scattering of Flowers anyways because Seonhee's agility isn't trash
                For half the damage. Whereas Kiryu one-shots them.
                >for a mere ~50% increase in damage.
                Holy lord almighty. I am in Host. A mage job. With no attack buffs. Using a physical attack. 26 levels lower than Seonhee. Seonhee is in Housekeeper. A mage job. With an attack buff accessory specifically buffing fire. Using a magic attack. I am showing you how the worst job Kiryu can be in is dealing more than one of the strongest jobs Seonhee can be in for that attack. The only thing stronger would be to give her Geodancer and use its armor buff at which point it should be equal damage.

                >Tomizawa
                >Cabbie, hands down. It’s such a versatile job, you’d be dumb to put Tomi in any other job.
                Chef has higher attack/magic and the weapon has a damage boost, but at the expense of severely less MP and higher mp costs so it's up to you.

                >Chitose
                I have her as Heiress too since I use the mass agi debuff every fight. Later in PA I started to spam inherited Tropical Tornado. It applies the willpower debuff quite consistently with the brand so the 2nd cast would be double damage boosted if the enemies aren't already dead.

                >Seonhee
                >Housemaid meme build also kinda works
                Feels like moose is the only one who does that build. Didn't Kunoichi have the same magic stat as Housekeeper? Might as well have her in that for high magic AND attack AND agi.

                >Saeko
                I gave her Geodancer for the gear effects. Idol support skills are better inherited on other jobs imo.

                >Didn't Kunoichi have the same magic stat as Housekeeper?
                99 in both is 26 less magic and you have a worse weapon. Kunoichi has 38 more Attack and 45 more Agility. Seonhee is definitely good in Kunoichi, but she requires Agility stacking to make use of Shadow Clone Jutsu which means it takes many turns to do that on 1v1 encounters and only about half of them can have her one-shot someone for the AGI buff from the sword. Typically anything I do with her in Kunoichi on both Normal and Legend keeps anyone she's fighting alive and I'd have to have Chitose SJ into her if she wanted the buff. I mean, it can work if you want it to, I just feel like in most cases Housekeeper is more advantageous.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Holy lord almighty. I am in Host. A mage job. With no attack buffs
                There's an excuse for everything with you.
                >Can't use DoD even though that's the job that actually has the fricking skill on it
                >Can't use a mage job, even though you for some reason thought that was optimal for Kiryu so you had that on him rather than conducting the test with jobs that you know suck-ass
                >Can't have attack buff accessories
                Elemental buff accessories and brands are trash by the way, that doesn't make much of a difference, they only do like 20 more damage IIRC. Not 20%. But like 20 damage flat or something similarly negligible. So it doesn't really matter you had that on Seonhee, it wasn't boosting her much.

                MAYBE if you cram every MP saving item in the game on Kiryu, Dragon's God becomes a net neutral, but I'd rather just Scattering Flowers first turn since Seonhee is guaranteed to go first ANYWAYS regardless of what class you have her as unless you try your best to debuff her AGI, and then if necessary use a far more MP efficient skill to play cleanup with Kiryu.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                >Can't use DoD even though that's the job that actually has the fricking skill on it
                Because DoD has no weapon. You are trying to showcase its damage vs. a job that has a weapon and arguing its damage sucks when you're not even remotely trying to compare it properly. The weapons make up a huge amount of a character's damage output.
                >even though you for some reason thought that was optimal for Kiryu so you had that on him rather than conducting the test with jobs that you know suck-ass
                What? How do you not realize that Host is a mage job precisely to show you that even with Kiryu in the most gimped job and loadout possible for the attack showcase he's still outperforming someone who is buffed, has everything in their favor with their job, and is doing everything in their power to do as much damage as possible? How have you never seen a comparison like this? It's the weakest Kiryu vs. almost the most optimal Seonhee.
                >Elemental buff accessories and brands are trash by the way, that doesn't make much of a difference, they only do like 20 more damage IIRC. Not 20%. But like 20 damage flat or something similarly negligible.
                It's 10% more damage for both Brands of a type, I just tested it.
                >MAYBE if you cram every MP saving item in the game on Kiryu
                You're going to be doing this anyway. Outside of the the Transcendent Soles, Dragon God's Eye, and the Ikaikas there's nothing else worth equipping. The HP equips are useless because it's like 100 extra HP gained per battle. The +30 stat buff items are alright but kind of a waste of a slot. Stat effect ones are pointless. You're not left with much here.

                Moose-kun, I can keep Kiryu in DoD and do over 12K damage with just the Beast guard damage boost, 2x Glory Awaits, and substitution jutsu back to Kiryu to knock out almost all the enemies on Turn 1.

                Fair enough. Keep in mind a lot of what I'm talking about is from general gameplay standpoint. I mean, you can do that if you want but that's what, five animations to do the same thing you can do in 1 in another job for like 95% of the encounters in the game? and you need to be hit for the buff? It makes sense for crowned and 1v1 but not mooks.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and you need to be hit for the buff?
                Nope, just guarding will buff.
                Anyway, your tactic is good, but I personally didn’t have as much synergy with it as I did with my current tactic. Maybe it’s just my own playstyle preference, but again, nothing wrong with yours.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                I thought it was blocking a hit but that's fair. I like my battles to go by quickly without a lot of setup, and I understand people like the setup which is why Kunoichi and that strategy would be popular. It's not a bad thing at all and I'm glad you can enjoy it, I would just find it taking long to setup, especially each battle, and when it came to crowned bosses and main bosses in Legend I was already killing them with them only maybe getting a single turn or two anyway. Ebina for example was three turns on his part? I would mainly just AGI debuff and potentially do one Glory Awaits if I was feeling physical then go HAM. Otherwise I'd just throw Rose Stingers and Uli Ulis or Essences.

                Isn't Ogikubo basically done though? His rep was ruined and Aoki took him over. He was Daidoji's main operator after 6, unless they introduce more benefactors.

                Didn't Ogikubo die in his bed from old age while Masato watched? I would think the responsibilities fell on the granddaughter now.

                How are you supposed to get to lvl 30 fast? Do books drop in dungeon? Or just use the job specific accessories?

                Depends what chapter you're in. The further in the game you go the more EXP and JP you get. You can do the Hawaiian Haunt or Yokohama Underground and get jobs up extremely quickly in just a single floor of encounters. If I remember right even at midgame jobs should be hitting the mid 10s from only three or four fights in the overworld, and I know endgame and PA battles are like early or mid 20s. The Big Swell on Normal gets a job to 30 in I think one fight on Sector One, and The Big Swell EX Sector on Legend gets a job from 30 to 85 in one fight.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't have the swell and i am still deciding if it is worth risking using creamapi for it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                If you're worried then just run the Yokohama Underground EX Sector. I'm pretty sure a single fight there jumped you to the 20s at least, and the 36+ floors could get you to 30 if you did a run through. You're not hitting 99 in anything without the MVB, sorry to say. This is just how much 98 to 99 is and the most you can get in PA is 150k or 300k from the hobos of the YU which are one per floor and only if you're lucky they spawn on that floor.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's incredible how different is the jobs people recommend here from what i read when i did a quick search. People say that most default jobs except for club host for Saeko are the best jobs for the characters and here is see that people recommend anything but

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Game8's list is laughable because the stuff it recommends are just absurd.
                https://game8.co/games/Like-a-Dragon-Infinite-Wealth/archives/441335
                Just look at the endgame recommendations.
                >Breaker skills on everyone.
                >Pyrodancer skills.
                >Flying Monkey Strike.
                The entire reason why it recommends Hero is because it can resurrect party members even though in 8 you can carry 20 revives on you at all times. It wants Eric using Peppermill Blow to try and inflict Blind even though most enemies use magic attacks. It wants Beachside Bro-ffet on characters when you only really need Hero's Healing on Ichiban, Aperitifs on Chitose, or Essence of Natural Healing on the girls. It wants Chitose wasting two inheritance slots on healing status effects and reviving rather than just using Essence of Natural Healing for both healing + status effects and items to revive.

                It's not like this is 7 where reviving with Soul Tether makes sense, 8 has so many revive items everywhere.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So what should i follow?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Moose

                Take a look at people's lists here. I posted my recommendations

                >what's the best class for everyone
                >Ichiban
                Aquanaut. It's the best job in the game. Allows you to ignore all resistances and buffs physical attacks at max HP which is so easy to keep. Pair this with Essence of Friendship and you can deal around picture related. Picture related is in Chef but it hits nearly that amount.
                >Kiryu
                Action Star. It's the best physical attacking job in the game with an amazing weapon to further make it beyond busted.
                >Eric
                Chef. The weapon is busted and it's magic-focused in terms of stats. Otherwise Host because of the high magic damage. His default 7* armor is one of the best.
                >Chitose
                Geodancer. She already has high AGI and Magic, it's a no-brainer, and the wepaon + armor combo is absurd. You can also typically get her moving faster than Seonhee unless she's in AGI jobs to use Violino Adagissimo on minibosses and bosses first turn. If you want a physical job then Tennis Ace.
                >Nanba
                Chef. You can also opt for Homeless if you want but Nanba's default 7* armor is the worst in the game, otherwise Host.
                >Adachi
                Linebacker or Samurai. He's still bench fodder in 8 due to his terrible AGI and his tanking utility only kinda serves a purpose on Legend. Samurai would be a better use in my opinion since he at least does good damage in it.
                >Seonhee
                Housekeeper. The weapon sidesteps her slightly lower magic stat and you keep her enormous AGI while also getting her 7* armor AGI buff constantly. If you want a physical job then Kunoichi.
                >Saeko
                Barmaid. Not even a question. Her weapon lets her abuse both magic and physical attacks and israeliteel Breaker is like a guaranteed 1700 damage in a 1v1.
                >Zhao
                Gangster. His weapon + armor combo is the best in the game. It's basically physical Aquanaut.
                >Han
                Desperado, otherwise Chef. You know the reason for Chef, Desperado is mainly to take advantage of his spread for both ATK and MAG while keeping his high AGI.

                and

                You can get jobs from 1 to 20 in like three or four battles, you don't need to think about it that hard that you're using "complementary jobs". The default ones are mostly bad this time, only Barmaid, Gangster, and Homeless are potentially worth staying in and Homeless is a big "If".
                In general Chitose and Seonhee are far better as magic users than melee users since physical is underwhelming on women compared to the absurd damage they can dish out in magic without having to deal with gimmicks. Also, male magic users typically use Host's, Desperado's, or Aquanaut's magic, not their own. Cabbie's are worse than all of those and Homeless' fire stuff is just barely worth using over Host's.

                If you want the best skills:
                >Hero
                Hero's Healing
                >DoD
                Essence of the Dragon God
                >Homeless
                Malodorous Stench
                >Heiress
                Violino Adagissimo
                >Assassin
                Stentorian Whip
                >Barmaid
                Jewel Breaker
                >Gangster
                Essence of Ladder Acrobatics
                >Aquanaut
                Trippy Flipper Ripper, Ahi Aloha, Jellyfish Stinger, Essence of Surf Twister.
                >Desperado
                Dynamite Throw, Poisoned Cloudburst, Wild Sweep.
                >Samurai
                Burning Arrow, Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Glory Awaits.
                >Pyrodancer
                Mask of Fertility (NG early game only, never use it after that).
                >Action Star
                Relentless Dragon Dance, Boulder Breaker, and Drunk Fist.
                >Host
                Rose Stinger, Wonder wienertail, Birthday Bonanza (High damage for some reason), both Essences, and you can use Ice Spreader but it's not great.
                >Breaker
                Hangman Twist (It's not really worth it).
                >Chef
                Nothing.
                >Linebacker
                Essence of Showboating.
                >Idol
                Nothing.
                >Night Queen
                Vital Vibration and Spinning Queen.
                >Kunoichi
                Thousand Stings Jutsu (NG midgame mainly), Substitution Jutsu, Sacttering of Flowers.
                >Geodancer
                Kumu Hula Corkscrew, Blossoming 'Uli'uli, Essence of Natural Healing.
                >Housekeeper
                Money Sucker (NG only), Scum Scraper, Bubble Bale, Iron Matriarch, Essence of Clean-Up Chasm.
                >Tennis Ace
                Noisy Racker, Wicked Wall Drills, Rapid-Fire Rally, Court Maintenance.

                .

                >best class for everyone in infinite wealth
                Depends on which part of the game you're at since the party compositions keep changing. Also with the skill inheritance system, jobs don't matter that much until you have access to the endgame weapons and armor, some have powerful synergy with certain characters like Aquanaut gear + Ichiban's skills.

                This guy has good advice.

                I’ve completed Infinite Wealth, and here are my thoughts on the gameplay of each character. All in all, the story was good until Kiryu left Hawaii, it felt rather rushed afterwards, but still, the ending with Ichiban carrying Eiji was kino in my opinion.

                Feel free to dispute this, Moose-kun.

                >Ichiban
                Hero or Aquanaut. Hero has great synergy with Cabbie, but, Aquanaut is rather broken and can clean rooms if utilized right.

                >Kiryu
                People say he’s best as Action Star, but I disagree, Dragon of Dojima is still the best job for him due to its versatility and damage. Beast style has a built in Relentless Dragon Dance to double physical attack skill damage, and I’ve exploited it to destroy tanky enemies. Oh, and the Komaki Parry works well with the taunt move from Linebacker.

                >Tomizawa
                Cabbie, hands down. It’s such a versatile job, you’d be dumb to put Tomi in any other job.

                >Chitose
                People say Geodancer, but honestly, Heiress is just right for support. Chi-chan has access to the best healing moves in the game, and her ultimate weapon allows her to do more damage on debuffed enemies.

                >Adachi
                Breaker with the Arrest move from Detective inherited. Arrest will work on every enemy who isn’t a story or dungeon boss.

                >Nanba
                Homeless is good now. The ultimate weapon buffs magic for each enemy, but even one enemy will buff its magic. You could also put him as Host, if you want, it’s also good.

                >Seonhee
                Assassin for a charm build or Kunoichi for Shadow Clone Jutsu spam. Housemaid meme build also kinda works, but her magic is still lackluster compared to Saeko.

                >Saeko
                Idol for support strictly, or Housemaid for damage. The Barmaid ultimate weapon is good, but why would you attack with Saeko if Kiryu and Zhao hit harder anyway?

                >Zhao
                Gangster to utilize the resistance ignore of his ult weapon, or Action Star to fix his poor agility and utilize his high attack.

                >Han
                Assassin is ok, but Desperado is where he shines.

                This guy has some good differences on what I would choose and reasonings for it.

                Hell, even the guy I was arguing with earlier isn't wrong in saying you can just have fun by gimping yourself and sticking to just default jobs or whatever since this isn't a hard game. He likes it that Seonhee moves faster and outperforms Kiryu for him so that's fine.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Do i have to finish Kiryu's bucket list for awakening 10 or can i get there without doing every walk 300000km, drink 400 drinks and talk to 200 strangers?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Moose-kun, I can keep Kiryu in DoD and do over 12K damage with just the Beast guard damage boost, 2x Glory Awaits, and substitution jutsu back to Kiryu to knock out almost all the enemies on Turn 1.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why would I opt for not spamming Essence of the Dragon God/Dondoko Beam?
                nta but Essence of Orbital Laser cheapened 7 for me so I swore never to use Dondoko Beam or its like again.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                fricking this
                I did the investor minigame because I thought it was fun, I didn't ask for an attack that reduces combat into cutscene skipping simulator. thats not fun

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The true use of the resistance ignore is so you can give him all the blade damage brands and accessories, though it is indeed awkward since Gangster doesn't have many blade skills and you need to inherit them over from samurai and chef.
              Personally Kiryu/Saeko/Nanba were already doing decent damage so I had Zhao be the Showboating spamming Breaker in Kiryu's party

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wanted to like Gangster but it always felt weak to me. All flash, little pop, which I guess in it's own way is an accurate depiction of the Chinese.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      Any attack that guarantees crits on hit is fairly broken. Boulder Breaker is another one and all males can use that.
      Burning Arrow, Drunken Fist, UliUli, Khaluha (Or whatever that grapple spin attack is from Geodancer), Rose Stinger, Dynamite Throw, Jellyfish whatever, Poisoned Cloudburst, Ahi Aloha, Trippy Flipper Ripper, Scum Scrubber, Bubble Bale, Stentorian Whip, that heel move from Night Queen, and most of Tennis Ace's kit are all worth slotting in somewhere. Stentorian Whip is kinda underwhelming though.
      For Essences the best are Essence of Showboating and Essence of Surf Twister for physical users, Essence of the Dragon God for Kiryu, either of the Host Essences for magic users, and Essence of Natural Healing for females otherwise Essence of Suction Spiral if you really don't want every woman to heal. I would recommend all girls have Natural Healing though because you never know when one gets raged/slept/stunned and the other doesn't.

      To kiwami's defense, the guy who plays this version, he intentionally plays shitty. I still prefer the original Yakuza 2 because it has the soulful PS2 graphics and it doesnt look like an asset flip like nuYakuza games

      That's not Kiwami, that's 3. That's genuinely his only option at that point in the game because that's a boss who will knock him out of the grab if he doesn't have the Herculean Gloves like 9/10 times. I think that fight's before he can actually go grab Tiger Drop.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Huh, I see. I only played 0 and yakuza 1 and 2 and stayed there. Its amazing how every yakuza game after 3, looks similar. I guess if sega would have made more yakuza games on ps2, they would have looked like asset flips as well. Thankfully they have stayed on making only 2 games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >complains about asset flip
          >0, the most recycled game in the series, is ok
          kek 0gays are so fricking stupid

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are missing
    >Yakuza: Black Panther
    >Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Azura's Chapter

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I choose to believe that LJ's somber tone on the title screen stems from Yagami no longer being able to feel joy while looking at a cat after painstakingly searching for all of them for the trophy in the first game.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    slopkuza is the most milked same old bullshit franchise of all time and it's crazy that Ganker pretends these games are good when you morons cry about literally every other franchise to ever exist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can see them trying to do something different but half the time it's incremental.
      Yakuza 5 with all the side stories almost feels like multiple games in one.
      Yakuza 6 with the new engine looks nice but it has almost no variety, which only comes in with kiwami 2

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lost Judgement still mogs the other entries, although Gaiden was pretty nice (hard-carried by Akame's GOATED version of Like A Butterfly).

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You missed Kenzen and the Black Panther psp games.

    Have we got any new yakuza news? Im hoping they port dead souls or FotNS. or at least give us another judgment or spinoff with brawler.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so, are we missing any games in the series?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Streets of Kamurocho

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lads, I literally can't stop thinking about her.
    I'm in love.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GIWTWM

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GIWTWM

      Imagine being tased by her, and her standing over you, degrading you as she talks down on you...
      So hot...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      Imagine being tased by her, and her standing over you, degrading you as she talks down on you...
      So hot...

      GIWTWM

      Isn't she like 40?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        17 years old

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        YES and that's HOT.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is a 40-year-old Korean woman
        God bless the Korean plastic surgery industry.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wish she'd see a stylist as well.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            She doesn't need one, her style is impeccable

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This is the same outfit but she took of that rag.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You say you know style, but you think a blazer and a leather jacket look the same?
                Also, she doesn't wear a bra with her normal outfit.

                If you come at the Queen at least have the courtesy to not miss.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't notice that was leather in the first pic since the quality is so bad.

                I'm pretty sure she has a bra on since her breasts are supported as you can see by the flow of the shirt.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                She's got that shit well-hidden because I sure as shit can't see a glimpse of it from her cleavage.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's one of those that only cover the underside. You can see in her hawaii outfit she has one that presses into them.

                You say you know style, but you think a blazer and a leather jacket look the same?
                Also, she doesn't wear a bra with her normal outfit.

                If you come at the Queen at least have the courtesy to not miss.

                In her bikini they're more lose (assuming this is official) than her regular outfit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yuki is supposed to be 58 in IW
        age is literally just a number in Yakuza games

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean Adachi's in his 60's and he's still running around clowning on punks and beating up bosses.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he's a high STR low AGI slugger, which is still achievable at 63, and at least he looks his age

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Out of 10!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Out of 10!

        She's in a 40/40 game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So? It’s genuinely refreshing, better than the usual JRPG slop where the eldest playable female character is 14 years old.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Isn't she like 40?
        M-mommy?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have a thing for my literal mother, but when I look at Seonhee, I can't help but imagine she smells a lot like my mom -- cigarettes mixed with perfume and leather from her jacket.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what about the PSP games?
    and kenka bancho

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Muppet > Born to be Wild

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      basado

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's simply Y0-Y6.
    A huge maybe for the interquel in-between Y7 and Y8, but that's it. None of this LaD "we wanna reboot and rebrand, but not really, just to appeal to normalgays" bullshit while continuing to dragg Kiryu through more mud and dirt even though his story was decisively over in Y6. And also turn-based combat. Frick that.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember DmC 2013? Now imagine a western remake of Yakuza

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say Sleeping Dogs is the closest we have to that.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have played, enjoyed and platinum'd them all and I hope they release more at the same pace.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i bought the yakuza collection but burned out at kiwami 2. this franchise will literally take me years to get through

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can finish them at a fast pace if you turbo through the story until you reach the later chapters, then use casino cheat items to get a massive amount of Yen to buy most of the best collectibles to use to complete the rest of the game.
      There's a few Yakuza games where this doesn't work, but you should get through most of them that way.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm burning through 3-6 and it's not so bad so far. Currently at the end of 4 but I'm fricking around filling out movesets because it's still fun. If you rush through one and immediately start the next it just feels like the first one you played is twice as long.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is why 5 is the big dropping point for many. They rush through the games and by the time they reach it they're fully fed up.

        This is obviously not how they're meant to be played as 5 preceded a 2 year long break (longer for western players) and was a massive scale reinvention of the series. This also doesn't work for these players as they're already familiar with 5's engine through 0 and kiwami.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A two year long break preceded 5* Not the other way around.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't even mind that people play the games out of order, jumping into the series with a game released 10 years into the franchise's history.
          My problem is that they're too stupid to take into consideration the context behind each release.

          They say the dumbest, shit, like debating which order do you play 0/Kiwami in, as if they're both not games that have 5 fricking mainline entries preceding them.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite game in the series is Like a Yakuza

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Ubisoft of Japan

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >moments Yakuza broke you down.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For me, it's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbWS4vegbk
      >Arakawa's reaction to just how loyal Ichiban is, you can see how he feels that he doesn't deserve it
      >the implication that Arakawa knows Ichiban is his real son
      >you never actually see his death or Ichiban's immediate reaction, your mind's eye has to fill in what happens after Ichiban wakes up and his whole world collapses

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i reconstructed my face so I could see my son again

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      picks out edgy college freshman clothes for him
      Forcing him to walk around kamurocho like that was more injustice than his jail time and his sister getting killed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      seeing him killing himrself for a small chance it will save mother of his child made me respect him a lot

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This moment took me by surprise. Really well done and definitly the highlight of this game's narrative.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nakige thread.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's over.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For those who don't know, the coin locker baby plot was inspired by this Muraki book.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Lost Judgement
    >>Like a Dragon: Ishin!
    >>Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
    garbage

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, you are garbage.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >update for Gaiden just popped up on Steam

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a patch for minor graphics and text bugs, nothing out of the ordinary

      Is Ishin any good? I’m an autist for anything samurai or shinobi related.

      If you're not a turbo autist about maxing out your style upgrades as soon as possible like I was, then yeah, maybe you'll enjoy it, don't waste time using the brawler style though, it's probably the worst one in the entire franchise with how limited and weak it is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >still no Gaiden NG+

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That'll be $20.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dunno if it works properly but try this if you're on PC

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Ishin any good? I’m an autist for anything samurai or shinobi related.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped playing at 6, when they unironically turned the beat em up into a turn based RPG I saw the writing on the wall. The ending of 6 wasn't perfect but its better than endless sequels and spinoffs.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Played Zero, 1, kiwami 2, 4 and 5. Can I skip the rest and go straight to the RPG ones?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's some key context you'd miss from 6 but it does get briefly summarized in 7 so yes, you could.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can skip 3 but why the frick skip 6? It's the ending to everything you've been playing so far. 7 is a new story entirely, it's a soft reboot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Current situation
        Or
        >No annoying 0 gays, but have to wait for new RGG games for 2 years again.

        Is this the best timeline or not?

        If I enjoyed 0 will I like Judgement?

        you sick frick

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          huh?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            be done with already

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              loser

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I hope you have a nice day.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No.
                You.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Which game has the best plot?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Personally, it's gotta be between 2 or Judgment

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remove 3 and 6, rest are good

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Receive You The Ballad in all its engrish glory.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I really hope Y4 writers had a chance to plot Y5.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Current situation
    Or
    >No annoying 0 gays, but have to wait for new RGG games for 2 years again.

    Is this the best timeline or not?

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I enjoyed 0 will I like Judgement?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, they are the best in the series and mog 7shit

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did Dead Souls sell so badly?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      zombie game during peak saturation
      zombie shooter but it plays nothing like a tradtional shooter outside of one(of three) aiming mode that is 2004 RE4's standing/aiming while the other modes are this weird run-and-gun system
      shorter than usual yakuza games(like 10 hours just for the main story) but I assume it was still full priced at release
      runs pretty bad on a ps3 and emulating it is usually a better experience

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sega marketed as some kind of YAKUZA BUT WITH TPS when its really just plain old yakuza with some slight gunplay

      Came out when people already had way better offering to choose from

      Runs like SHIT on PS3, you could get better performance on RPCS3 than base hardware

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What are they announcing on monday?

    Judgment 3?
    Kenzan Kiwami?
    Threewami?
    Ichiban fantasy RPG?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What could they be announcing on April 1st...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.youtube.com/live/gPpPpTTJ6P0

        Starting an april fools joke before april fools is cheating.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        IW DLC, most likely.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What would the dlc be?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Who knows, but it'd be the most logical thing this soon after release.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sawashiro focused dlc would be sick.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                May God hear you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All of these + Kurohyou remakes + Akiyama Gaiden + 9

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Kurohyou remakes
        Hopes? Fears? Expectations?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That they don't frick it up
          They frick it up
          Keep everything including the annoying grind

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hopes?
          It's a remaster/doesn't happen.
          >Fears?
          That they will frick it up.
          >Expectations?
          It's not real.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They animate the cutscenes and cut the 2D art

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't expect anything.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the original 2 games' HD remasters will never be translated to english nor ported to newer consoles or PC
    you will play on the shitty emulator with input lag and you will be happy

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BUTTERFLY CITY

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SUPER FLY CITY

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're welcome for an excuse to stare at her breasts.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't really need an excuse.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's kind of indicative of the tonal shift of the series overtime that Patriarch Gondawara didn't become a running joke until after Yakuza 2's remake.
    And boy, have they already run that joke straight into the fricking dirt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i was almost pissed that they shoved him into IW too but he earned that one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They've reused basically every asset that was made for kiwami 2.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really have to ask, what is the issue with infinite wealth? I am playing it and i am having a blast. I'm at chapter 12 right now and the idea of the bucket list was a phenomenal idea to send Kiryu off. This is actually the best way to do and i understand it took some wrong turns to get to the right one. I really didn't feel like it was necessary to give us the excuse of the nuclear thing cancer can still appear with or without it and the only other thing i feel like it was a bit annoying was the Saeko/Ichiban thing but at the end of it i found myself agreeing with Kiryu that she was afraid of just talking about the stuff she didn't like. Now the biggest gripe i have, and i don't know if its just on me is the dungeons which seem to give me only garbage stuff, the disks are not what i would call motivating enough to make me go through them and every fricking box/case has food in it. Is this because i am not at the last part of the dungeon? I just want some fricking equipment

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Obviously YMMV, but I didn't love the bucket list, it felt so half baked. Maybe like 5 of them were actual substories? And none of those five were any longer than like one dialogue scene.
      They should have either gave me a whole game with Kiryu or a whole game with Ichiban. I felt Ichiban got screwed out of screentime in the main story once Kiryu splintered off, but I also felt like Kiryu got screwed out of side content in general.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's hard to discuss why the story fails without having seen the ending but simply put: it's a weak pay-off, the game doesn't connect itself propely enough and many of the characters are dumb downed and threads are dropped to make it all work. Some of IW's issues have been present in previous entries but it just makes it more sad they still haven't worked those out by now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously YMMV, but I didn't love the bucket list, it felt so half baked. Maybe like 5 of them were actual substories? And none of those five were any longer than like one dialogue scene.
        They should have either gave me a whole game with Kiryu or a whole game with Ichiban. I felt Ichiban got screwed out of screentime in the main story once Kiryu splintered off, but I also felt like Kiryu got screwed out of side content in general.

        So what you are telling me is that the final final boss isn't a cough of blood from Kiryu that both of them fantasize into being a real enemy and they both fist fight the embodiment of cancer? That would have been something

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would've taken that more seriously than the actual final boss.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      >I really have to ask, what is the issue with infinite wealth?
      A multitude of reasons.
      >Ichiban is a side character in 8.
      Chapters 9, 11, and everything before the end of chapter 13 could be removed from the game and nothing would change at all. Kiryu's side is the only one with anything happening in it.
      >Ichiban is heavily flanderized to the point that the ending is insulting to both the viewer and his character.
      >The only antagonist that is even slightly interesting is on Kiryu's side, and even then he's clearly meant for Ichiban and not Kiryu.
      >Buraisu was completely wasted as a character as they spend all this time setting him up and he constantly feels like a kind grandfather more than a villain so it's really hard to take him seriously.
      >Dwaito is a joke and you can't take the Barracudas seriously ever after your first encounter.
      >Eiji is handled so terribly and in such a confusing way it's astounding.
      >Substories are mostly just repeats of substories from 7 but with Ichiban going "Haha, why are you in Hawaii?".
      >Outside of the substories Kiryu does for the Bucket List the Life Links just blueball you and are extremely unsatisfying.
      Life Links are a disgrace, make no sense as to why Kiryu is shying away when LL 2 onward establish he has no reason to, and if you leave both LLs and BL substories to the last chapter (Which is not intended) they make so little sense that LL 10 actively contradicts the main story. LL 9 is the only good LL.

      It's a Kiryu game they shoved Ichiban into. You can cut Ichiban out and slightly rewrite it to have him go after Palekana earlier and virtually nothing would change because Kiryu solved almost every issue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Moose

        Oh yeah, how could I forget.
        >Everything they set up in Gaiden didn't matter in the slightest even if it came after.
        >Gaiden makes it very clear Kiryu is to never utter his name even to the point of him using "Joryu" in karaoke but in 8 all his friends openly call him Kiryu to the point of them getting admonished by other people, he pussyfoots around Kashiwagi for no reason despite Seonhee blatantly explaining Kiryu's life's story right in front of him during her Bond, multiple people from his life know who he is and that he's alive, etc.
        >Everyone is written to worship the ground Kiryu walks on when NONE OF THEM KNOW HIM OR HIS NAME.
        Seriously, go play 7. They have some sort of absurd reverence for him when all he did was just help out at the dissolution's back line before leaving, beat up Ichiban, and then tell them where Ryo Aoki was without ever saying his name. Seonhee should be the only one who has any idea who he is. Han didn't even know who he was in 7 despite the Korean Vergil situation.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he pussyfoots around Kashiwagi for no reason despite Seonhee blatantly explaining Kiryu's life's story right in front of him during her Bond, multiple people from his life know who he is and that he's alive, etc.
          This one I disagree with.
          Kiryu was pussyfooting around with Kashiwagi not because he was afraid of revealing his true identity, it was out of respect for Kashiwagi's anonymity.

          I actually REALLY liked this scene, and it was one of the few times they executed the whole "Man who erased his name" shtick well.
          Both him and Kashiwagi have a silent understanding that while they know each other, out of mutual respect for their anonymity and their individual and personal purposes for remaining anonymous, they'll pretend they don't know each other.

          In Kashiwagi's case we don't even know why he's anonymous now, or how he survived getting swiss cheese'd by a Helicopter way back in 2009, and that's a GOOD thing, if they try and offer up an explanation I'll know the RGG writers have lost all integrity.
          It's not something that needs to be explained or spotlighted. Keep it understated.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just wanted to say I'm enjoying 4 more than 3 but the bosses are still pretty bullshit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That sounds like a skill issue.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. 3 had more spectacle to bosses while in 4 they rely more in gimmicks and have simpler movesets.

        I can beat them, it's just really annoying because of infinite super armor, unstoppable attacks, and almost every regular move stunning you into a combo. I'm fully decked out so it's not as hard now but i still feel like most of the harder bosses are just damage sponge simulators feat. chugging health drinks because you need to go full Bayonetta to avoid getting hit too much.

        This is why 5 is the big dropping point for many. They rush through the games and by the time they reach it they're fully fed up.

        This is obviously not how they're meant to be played as 5 preceded a 2 year long break (longer for western players) and was a massive scale reinvention of the series. This also doesn't work for these players as they're already familiar with 5's engine through 0 and kiwami.

        Oh so 5 is the start of the "modern" version of the series? That'll be something to see at least.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. 3 had more spectacle to bosses while in 4 they rely more in gimmicks and have simpler movesets.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guys help me out with IW jobs, I just beat Daigo, Majima and Saejima and I am thinking of getting secondary job for each character to utilize skill inheritance
    I switch Chitosex to Kunoichi, Saeko to Idol and Adachi to Samurai, rest was left with default, give me some insight for good complimentary jobs pls

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The game doesn't really need too much optimization so I just gave everyone secondary jobs that I felt suited their character.

      Seonhee: Night Queen and Kunoichi
      Saeko: Idol
      Chitose: Geodancer and Housekeeper
      Adachi: Desperado
      Tomizawa: Aquanaut
      Nanba: whatever that fire dancing class was
      Kiryu: Action Star
      Joongi: Host
      Zhao: Chef
      Ichiban already has 3 exclusive classes so I didn't bother giving him anything else.

      But in the end-game I just had them as their default classes with skill inheritance to give me the best of their secondaries.
      Also which Yakuza dev had a fetish for feet? Chitose and Seonhee feet went fricking hard, and I'm not even a foot fetishist.

      Yuki is supposed to be 58 in IW
      age is literally just a number in Yakuza games

      I can actually believe Seonhee is 40 though, she looks like a 40-year-old Korean woman with plastic surgery. I certainly wouldn't have guessed her as in her 20's even without context implying she's older.
      Yuki was just a case of lazy asset reusage/not wanting to piss off her fans. Same thing with Kaoru.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, that's pretty much what I thought, shit like making Zhao Chef just feels natural

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is the shit Ichiban and Kiryu imagines what happens to his enemies

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      You can get jobs from 1 to 20 in like three or four battles, you don't need to think about it that hard that you're using "complementary jobs". The default ones are mostly bad this time, only Barmaid, Gangster, and Homeless are potentially worth staying in and Homeless is a big "If".
      In general Chitose and Seonhee are far better as magic users than melee users since physical is underwhelming on women compared to the absurd damage they can dish out in magic without having to deal with gimmicks. Also, male magic users typically use Host's, Desperado's, or Aquanaut's magic, not their own. Cabbie's are worse than all of those and Homeless' fire stuff is just barely worth using over Host's.

      If you want the best skills:
      >Hero
      Hero's Healing
      >DoD
      Essence of the Dragon God
      >Homeless
      Malodorous Stench
      >Heiress
      Violino Adagissimo
      >Assassin
      Stentorian Whip
      >Barmaid
      Jewel Breaker
      >Gangster
      Essence of Ladder Acrobatics
      >Aquanaut
      Trippy Flipper Ripper, Ahi Aloha, Jellyfish Stinger, Essence of Surf Twister.
      >Desperado
      Dynamite Throw, Poisoned Cloudburst, Wild Sweep.
      >Samurai
      Burning Arrow, Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Glory Awaits.
      >Pyrodancer
      Mask of Fertility (NG early game only, never use it after that).
      >Action Star
      Relentless Dragon Dance, Boulder Breaker, and Drunk Fist.
      >Host
      Rose Stinger, Wonder wienertail, Birthday Bonanza (High damage for some reason), both Essences, and you can use Ice Spreader but it's not great.
      >Breaker
      Hangman Twist (It's not really worth it).
      >Chef
      Nothing.
      >Linebacker
      Essence of Showboating.
      >Idol
      Nothing.
      >Night Queen
      Vital Vibration and Spinning Queen.
      >Kunoichi
      Thousand Stings Jutsu (NG midgame mainly), Substitution Jutsu, Sacttering of Flowers.
      >Geodancer
      Kumu Hula Corkscrew, Blossoming 'Uli'uli, Essence of Natural Healing.
      >Housekeeper
      Money Sucker (NG only), Scum Scraper, Bubble Bale, Iron Matriarch, Essence of Clean-Up Chasm.
      >Tennis Ace
      Noisy Racker, Wicked Wall Drills, Rapid-Fire Rally, Court Maintenance.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks, that was more extensive info than I'd expect
        I'm not trying to minmax, but I'll take a closer look at those skills

        I'd just keep everyone in your preferred jobs since it's easy to catch up on secondary jobs this time with the Smackdown feature. Every 5 levels, i'd go rank up ALL jobs on everyone at the dungeon using the highest level floors you can Smackdown. Getting all jobs to the enemies' level/2 is quite reasonable, i.e. when enemies = level 28, you can easily get jobs to rank 14 with a floor or two.

        yeah, Smackdown is a godsend

        I bought the DLC for the golden bikinis.

        >Saeko
        tasty
        >Chitose
        golden
        >Seonhee
        default

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How are you supposed to get to lvl 30 fast? Do books drop in dungeon? Or just use the job specific accessories?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd just keep everyone in your preferred jobs since it's easy to catch up on secondary jobs this time with the Smackdown feature. Every 5 levels, i'd go rank up ALL jobs on everyone at the dungeon using the highest level floors you can Smackdown. Getting all jobs to the enemies' level/2 is quite reasonable, i.e. when enemies = level 28, you can easily get jobs to rank 14 with a floor or two.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get how people just blow through this series, I've been sitting on 0 for almost 2 years, occasionally booting it up for a few hours and then leaving it be, it's alright but shit's just exhausting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well it comes down to your playstyle. You know there's a lot of people that just do main story missions.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been playing the entire thing for like 2 months and I'm at 5 now
      having to 100% the entire thing before the epilogue is not helping at all

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i have been playing one each year starting with zero in 2022 which did like 86%~ of the game

      sub stories are the most time consuming imo

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Like a Dragon: Black Souls

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the best class for everyone in infinite wealth and the best skills for skill inheritance?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      >what's the best class for everyone
      >Ichiban
      Aquanaut. It's the best job in the game. Allows you to ignore all resistances and buffs physical attacks at max HP which is so easy to keep. Pair this with Essence of Friendship and you can deal around picture related. Picture related is in Chef but it hits nearly that amount.
      >Kiryu
      Action Star. It's the best physical attacking job in the game with an amazing weapon to further make it beyond busted.
      >Eric
      Chef. The weapon is busted and it's magic-focused in terms of stats. Otherwise Host because of the high magic damage. His default 7* armor is one of the best.
      >Chitose
      Geodancer. She already has high AGI and Magic, it's a no-brainer, and the wepaon + armor combo is absurd. You can also typically get her moving faster than Seonhee unless she's in AGI jobs to use Violino Adagissimo on minibosses and bosses first turn. If you want a physical job then Tennis Ace.
      >Nanba
      Chef. You can also opt for Homeless if you want but Nanba's default 7* armor is the worst in the game, otherwise Host.
      >Adachi
      Linebacker or Samurai. He's still bench fodder in 8 due to his terrible AGI and his tanking utility only kinda serves a purpose on Legend. Samurai would be a better use in my opinion since he at least does good damage in it.
      >Seonhee
      Housekeeper. The weapon sidesteps her slightly lower magic stat and you keep her enormous AGI while also getting her 7* armor AGI buff constantly. If you want a physical job then Kunoichi.
      >Saeko
      Barmaid. Not even a question. Her weapon lets her abuse both magic and physical attacks and israeliteel Breaker is like a guaranteed 1700 damage in a 1v1.
      >Zhao
      Gangster. His weapon + armor combo is the best in the game. It's basically physical Aquanaut.
      >Han
      Desperado, otherwise Chef. You know the reason for Chef, Desperado is mainly to take advantage of his spread for both ATK and MAG while keeping his high AGI.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >best class for everyone in infinite wealth
      Depends on which part of the game you're at since the party compositions keep changing. Also with the skill inheritance system, jobs don't matter that much until you have access to the endgame weapons and armor, some have powerful synergy with certain characters like Aquanaut gear + Ichiban's skills.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone feeling a little kooky?

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought the DLC for the golden bikinis.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >they all have the exact same size/shape breasts
      lazy and shameful

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does ''Like a Dragon'' mean?

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yakuza 0
    >Gaiden
    Fixed that play order for you

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As far as I'm concerned, Seonhee invalidated any other girl's singing of Like a Butterfly, her version is #1 and It's her song now to me, anyone else who sings it is an impostor.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Akame was best

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is hers the only one by a pro-singer?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not sure about the hostesses backgrounds.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is hers the only one by a pro-singer?

        She's a pro-singer?
        I actually really did not like Akame's rendition at all.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          First Summer Uika, she's a singer before an actor. Normally when they get singers they don't get karaoke because of contract prices (like Eric in IW and of course Yagami from the Judgment series) so it was a suprise she got to sing in Gaiden (it was probably to advertise her solo career as she was mostly known for girl groups before)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      she is more Like a Spider though

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    still can't believe they ruined the whole point of this character just so they could have some geriatric actor play him

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worst villain in the series.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no that would be the guy from 5, can't even remember his name

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Man everyone forgets about me, the final boss of Yakuza 5!

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I literally had to pause the game and google him and even then I was puzzled what the frick is he doing there

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kurosawa is pretty bad but at least there's some intrigue and decent presentation. I did not care at all about that guy from 2.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Resident Evil (1996 video game)
    >Resident Evil (2002 video game)
    >Resident Evil 1.5
    >Resident Evil 2
    >Resident Evil 2 (2019 video game)
    <Resident Evil 3 (2020 video game)
    >Resident Evil – Code: Veronica
    >Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
    >Resident Evil 4
    >Resident Evil 4 (2023 video game)
    >Resident Evil 5
    >Resident Evil 6
    >Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
    >Resident Evil Village
    >Resident Evil: Revelations
    >Resident Evil: Revelations 2
    >Resident Evil Zero
    >Resident Evil Gaiden
    >Resident Evil Outbreak
    >Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2
    >Resident Evil Survivor
    >Resident Evil Survivor 2 – Code: Veronica
    >Resident Evil: Dead Aim
    >Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
    >Resident Evil: Resistance
    >Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
    >Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
    >Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
    >Umbrella Corps
    what are you complaining about OP?

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What did he mean by this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, he's still managed by Johnny & Associates, so interpret that how you will.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's talking to Amasawa after she called the cops.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve completed Infinite Wealth, and here are my thoughts on the gameplay of each character. All in all, the story was good until Kiryu left Hawaii, it felt rather rushed afterwards, but still, the ending with Ichiban carrying Eiji was kino in my opinion.

    Feel free to dispute this, Moose-kun.

    >Ichiban
    Hero or Aquanaut. Hero has great synergy with Cabbie, but, Aquanaut is rather broken and can clean rooms if utilized right.

    >Kiryu
    People say he’s best as Action Star, but I disagree, Dragon of Dojima is still the best job for him due to its versatility and damage. Beast style has a built in Relentless Dragon Dance to double physical attack skill damage, and I’ve exploited it to destroy tanky enemies. Oh, and the Komaki Parry works well with the taunt move from Linebacker.

    >Tomizawa
    Cabbie, hands down. It’s such a versatile job, you’d be dumb to put Tomi in any other job.

    >Chitose
    People say Geodancer, but honestly, Heiress is just right for support. Chi-chan has access to the best healing moves in the game, and her ultimate weapon allows her to do more damage on debuffed enemies.

    >Adachi
    Breaker with the Arrest move from Detective inherited. Arrest will work on every enemy who isn’t a story or dungeon boss.

    >Nanba
    Homeless is good now. The ultimate weapon buffs magic for each enemy, but even one enemy will buff its magic. You could also put him as Host, if you want, it’s also good.

    >Seonhee
    Assassin for a charm build or Kunoichi for Shadow Clone Jutsu spam. Housemaid meme build also kinda works, but her magic is still lackluster compared to Saeko.

    >Saeko
    Idol for support strictly, or Housemaid for damage. The Barmaid ultimate weapon is good, but why would you attack with Saeko if Kiryu and Zhao hit harder anyway?

    >Zhao
    Gangster to utilize the resistance ignore of his ult weapon, or Action Star to fix his poor agility and utilize his high attack.

    >Han
    Assassin is ok, but Desperado is where he shines.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Assassin for a charm build or Kunoichi for Shadow Clone Jutsu spam.
      I used Assassin with Valkyrie Needles + brands to make her more likely to charm and had Shadow Clone Jutsu as one of my inheritances.
      Seonhee was probably my most broken party member, I didn't want to swap her out for anyone even in the post-game because it felt like she had an answer for everything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I used Assassin with Valkyrie Needles + brands to make her more likely to charm and had Shadow Clone Jutsu as one of my inheritances.
        Yes, that’s also my build for Seonhee. During my Legend NG+ run, she deleted 40% of Ebina’s health with a single go of 3x agility boost stacking and Shadow Clone Jutsu.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Tomizawa
      >Cabbie, hands down. It’s such a versatile job, you’d be dumb to put Tomi in any other job.
      Chef has higher attack/magic and the weapon has a damage boost, but at the expense of severely less MP and higher mp costs so it's up to you.

      >Chitose
      I have her as Heiress too since I use the mass agi debuff every fight. Later in PA I started to spam inherited Tropical Tornado. It applies the willpower debuff quite consistently with the brand so the 2nd cast would be double damage boosted if the enemies aren't already dead.

      >Seonhee
      >Housemaid meme build also kinda works
      Feels like moose is the only one who does that build. Didn't Kunoichi have the same magic stat as Housekeeper? Might as well have her in that for high magic AND attack AND agi.

      >Saeko
      I gave her Geodancer for the gear effects. Idol support skills are better inherited on other jobs imo.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yakuza gang wars irl

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How could they slap?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's fighting Shishido

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm upset that they didn't let me get my skull crushed by Seonhee.
    Don't promise me a good time if you won't deliver.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I make all the girls go Geodancer and make them do the hula hips move so I can take screenshots of their armpits.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Yagami joins the detective club
      >Immediately starts going to other clubs and makes himself the center of attention
      Dude aren't you like 35, why are you trying to compete against literal high school kids?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        “Muh Professor”

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    preview of dondoko ski resort in next game

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yagami...lucky bastard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He certainly likes 'em young and supple.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHY DOES IT COST 300,000 YEN TO GO BAREFOOT??

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually a feet transplant

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Yakuza series has been co-opted by wienering homosexuals and subhuman trannies
    Literally HOW?
    It was supposed to be a Fujo franchise at first for Japan that just so happened then to resonate with the Gym bros over in the Western part of the world and now it's fully being embraces and latched onto by pedophiles and freaks who want to chop their wieners off thinking the fricking criminals depicted in the game are all "le wholseom big chunguses who could do nothing wrong and fight for the rights and betterment of those like me :)"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's been trans characters in the games since 2009

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >since 2009
        Since 2009? Did you forget the troony in Yakuza 2? Yuya's best friend?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I did

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There were trans characters already in the very first game. Though they flip-flopped between being sympathetic and playing it for laughs for several games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      meds

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        reddit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      iirc SoA has trannies and feminists as playtesters and they send feedback to RGG

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice try but Yokoyama has literally said higher ups keep telling him not to be influenced in ''strange ways'' specifically mentioning the west and to just keep doing things his own way.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Was that before development of IW?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Development of IW was already done by the time that interview came out, as it was for Gaiden. IW would've been in its final stages of playtesting.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I guess they learned their lesson from Ishin when they added in whatshername from Y0.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you just answered your own question, most if not every western fujo nowadays is some sort of wienering homosexual or subhuman troony, sometimes both

      There's been trans characters in the games since 2009

      I find it funny how most of the examples they could use don't have a fantasy "wish that were me" appearance so they all latch onto that one optional hostess story from 3 kek

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Yakuza series has been depicting the homeless, sex workers, delinquents orphans, minorities, and people working in grey areas (not legal nor illegal) with humanity since the first game while every other franchise makes punching bag caricatures of them.

      Take your meds and scream somewhere else, you sad clown.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >with humanity
        nothing humane about any of those things
        if you're a prostitute, you deserve to be shamed for it.
        if you're homeless, you also deserved to be made fun of or ignored if you're the kind to do drugs and beg like a pathetic homosexual instead of trying to find some place to work at. even collecting recyclable trash and then taking it to where it needs to be for a few cents is better than begging.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how did you even get into this franchise

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            by "turning my brain off" and ignoring literally anything that has to do with something i don't agree with. the only time i'm even reminded there's portrayals of prostitutes being "good" in these games is because someone else brings it up. i also like the characters personalities, they have some stuff i agree with on some level, but anything other than that when they start moral gayging and shit, i ignore it.

            Thoughts on Saejima?

            he's cool when he goes violent and almost murder someone like when he maimed that one guy's entire arm in prison. other than that, i don't care about his moral homosexualing shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Thoughts on Saejima?

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you missed the best one

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How are people supporting this series after the piece of shit character assassinations they've done in the latest entry, but also previous ones too?

    I was somewhat willing to put up with it until the fricking dogshit that was Infinite Wealth and how they just killed off Kiryu as a character for it. Literally nothing that happened or was built up through Y6 matters anymore. He just has magical radioactive ass cancer now and he'll just reunite with his family or whatever in the shittiest, most anticlimactic way possible. Also the Daidoji plot, which was the entire reason he needed to "disappear" just gets fricking dropped without any explanation, so again, all that buildup on that shit is gone and it doesn't matter anymore.

    If they were going to do something of it, it literally should've just stayed true to whatever over-the-top shit they might've done in the past and have it so that some sort of big bad organization or whatever attacks the orphanage again and holds the children hostage, while some of the tougher children like Taichi and maybe Mitsuo for example will try to actually fight to rescue them, and then at the end you have some big fight where Kiryu teams up with the grown up orphanage children to fight the big baddies and rescue everyone. It would not work at all if they try to pull that shit now anymore. They already gave Kiryu cancer and shown him to be a raisin looking paraplegic homosexual who can't walk by himself anymore and needs a wheelchair. They can't even pull the "oh he got better and trained a lot to get his old body back" shit anymore at this point since it'll just sink further down into that annoying thing where they're simply just unwilling to let him go already and focus on other things.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Moose

      They're very clearly building towards Ichiban and co. taking down the Daidoji. They introduced Ogikubo's granddaughter for a several minute intro in Gaiden, they showed us one of their leaders, they had Kiryu befriend the monk, we have Shishido and Nishitani III in the Daidoji, and keep in mind this is stuff that was written after 8. 8 itself also told us that Hanawa wrote what is basically "These guys are all useful pawns who will fight for their ideals" meaning the Daidoji can heavily exploit that for their own gains leading to some sort of issue, and it also showed us that the Daidoji are smaller but still quite powerful and influential in Japanese politics.
      It's likely Kiryu now becomes someone Ichiban either consoles with or visits and defends rather than fights together with so that Kiryu can have a peaceful life.

      Bon voyage!

      A hui hou.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't Ogikubo basically done though? His rep was ruined and Aoki took him over. He was Daidoji's main operator after 6, unless they introduce more benefactors.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kiryu suddenly calling Daigo, Saejima, and Majima "cowards that run away from responsibility" like he didn't do that 7 times
      >Ichiban saw Eiji almost paint the wall with Chitose's brain, immediately went "I will forever forgive you, you are a good person Ei-chan!"
      >Kiryu cries in the face of a man who he has no connection with, beside trying to ruin his life and everything he cares about
      the series will never recover from this, it is so bad that even the tards over in twatters and leddit start saying how shit the story is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        saw Eiji almost paint the wall with Chitose's brain, immediately went "I will forever forgive you, you are a good person Ei-chan!"
        kek
        >Iwami-chan! You almost kill me with that steel pipe! ouchie. You also tried to kill my daughter and my grandson, but I know you did that because you were insecure about being in your father shadow. Please Iwami-chan, take my hand and I will forgive you. I am crying over here.
        nu-kuza writing, everyone

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think the ending would work perfectly fine if Ichiban didn’t gush to Eiji about friendship, but still wanted to help him since Ichiban believes in rehabilitation over punishment. He already acknowledges Eiji’s evil deeds, but he should rephrase it into not succumbing to the “end justifies the means” mentality.

          Yokoyama absolutely had a gold nugget of writing here, even the scene of protecting Eiji by carrying him through a crowd that wants nothing more than to humiliate and lynch Eiji while benefiting from the act is amazing. Ichiban could even say to Eiji that he’ll wait until he’s out, so they can be true and honest friends, not proclaiming themselves friends from the get go.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        saw Eiji almost paint the wall with Chitose's brain, immediately went "I will forever forgive you, you are a good person Ei-chan!"
        kek
        >Iwami-chan! You almost kill me with that steel pipe! ouchie. You also tried to kill my daughter and my grandson, but I know you did that because you were insecure about being in your father shadow. Please Iwami-chan, take my hand and I will forgive you. I am crying over here.
        nu-kuza writing, everyone

        Iwami had nothing to do with IW and Ebina did not do anything to Kiryu's family.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Moose

          He's applying Ichiban's logic to Kiryu in 6, not that Iwami was in 8.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I just don't think the comparison is fair.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Kurosawa-chan! You ordered a hit on my daughter and planned to kill my friends, but I know you are a good person deep down because you did it for your son! Come with me Kurosawa-chan, it is not too late for redemption
          I accept your concession about nu-kuza writing

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'll admit this one is pretty funny. I actually think it's a shame Kiryu never got to confront Kurosawa once the gig was up, obviously they wouldn't have fought but it could've been good dialouge.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ichiban saw Eiji almost paint the wall with Chitose's brain, immediately went "I will forever forgive you, you are a good person Ei-chan!"
        The writers went so deep into that whole idea of "you must love and forgive everyone, including your enemies and never think bad stuff about hobos, prostitutes and other people in work spaces that were considered the lowest, most shameful possible types of zones you could be in" to the point they made something nearly, if not even passing directly into cuck territory. Not even the most brainwashed leftist or whatever who might enjoy this type of shit would enjoy that type of messaging, as they clearly do not like people on the opposing side of what they agree with and would rather have them murdered then forgive or reach common grounds with them.

        >Kiryu cries in the face of a man who he has no connection with, beside trying to ruin his life and everything he cares about
        This was also absolutely fricking braindead and made no sense but I saw plenty of morons in shit like YouTube comments claiming you just "don't get it" and that the scene, in fact, made complete sense within Kiryu's character arc or whatever the frick. Fricking braindead c**ts.

        Series will somehow still manage to stay afloat on the money of morons like these who believe they're somehow more enlightened about shit than others.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Series will somehow still manage to stay afloat on the money of morons like these who believe they're somehow more enlightened about shit than others.
          Sales in the west were actually mediocre, it's mostly Japan and Korea where the game sells most.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh? I thought it sold well by the shitposting and other crap I saw of people posting stuff about how it's the "most sold Yakuza game ever" or something like that.
            Guess all that money spent into advertising on TV spots or whatever in America really didn't help.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Isn't what Daigo and the Jimas did the same thing Kiryu did in 6? If DMS stuck around they would've attracted attention they didn't want so they exiled themselves up north and Kiryu didn't want the paparazzi to lurk around the orphanage so he voluntarily went to jail? Memory is a little fuzzy cause I drink when I play vidya.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but the jimas went in self-exile out of embarresment. Also it's not like Kiryu is super serious about the call out, he's a little dissapointed but he just wants to rile them up a bit for the fight.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Maybe I just wanted to fight you one last time.
            That was pretty fricking based.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bon voyage!

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many of you yakuza fans at Ganker feel like this?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't it crazy people think this game has an incredible story?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who fricking cares?
      he still looks like he's in his twenties

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah he looks great

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >As clean shaven as can be

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guys i've played 6, 7 and 0. What are the next games i should play (that aren't onions)?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gaiden.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why did you started with 6 and 7 ?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Play what you want is my advice. Obviously be mindful you won't get a full experience out of the technical progression and storylines, but if that doesn't matter to you what's the problem?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        a friend had the special edition of both i think and lend me both games.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminder that she is the best girl

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >I stopped when Kiryu saga ended
    Okay? Is that supposed to be special?

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What I'm getting is I should skip Kiwami and just emulate the originals and then move onto 3?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't matter, don't let autists screech how you need to play the originals to get the real feel for Kamurocho or how combat is different.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Emulate the originals, they're quicker, but arguably better in both cases in terms of combat (which says a lot, because Yakuza 1 in particular is jank as frick, but the bosses in Kiwami are so obnoxious I'd rather just play the original game.).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you played the remakes then went to 3 you'd go through 2 very jarring engine leaps with completely different combat mechanics each, it's a rough transition, so yeah, your best option would be to emulate the originals

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unless you've already played 0, yeah.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    See you guys Monday when Kiwami 3 gets announced.

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza proves the had they not fricking dropped the ball with the third game and everything after, Saints Row would have been a top tier franchise.
    SR2 is effectively the same 30/70 tone and gameplay split between serious main storyline and silly side content.

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