Yakuza: Like a Tumor. Infinite Filler

Yakuza: Like a Tumor
Infinite Filler

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    XD

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    😀

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >This is how you live?! This is how you see everyone ?!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can fight kigers? Does that mean I can do sujimon battles with them?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    these threads are more trash than the game

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no saeko impregnation minigame
    Refunded.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They did add Hawaiian rape gangs though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        why are they all black?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They took inspiration from Okinawan rape gangs.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So why is Ganker mad at this game this time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Game doesn't resolve any plot lines from 6, Gaiden or even 7.
      Doesn't retire Kiryu.
      Doesn't improve on 7's combat much if at all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That last one is the only concerning thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Doesn't retire Kiryu.
        it's the closest he's come to, he looks like a fricking skeleton in that final scene, no muscle anymore.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Literally every review says the exact opposite please have a nice day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          homie we’ve seen the story

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          we already watched the game ending moron

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Paid reviews
          Anon we WATCHED the game. Its filler on a level I haven't seen before. NOTHING IMPORTANT HAPPENS

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          we saw the stream moron. we know it doesn't resolve anything and just creates more problems.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >DA REVIEWS
          Who fricking CARES, you NPC
          You’d believe them if they said that sucking your own duck would unlock a secret ending too

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So it's like every other Yakuza game, then? Where the story is confined and has little to do with previous entries? What exactly is the issue here? You sound like a doomposting newbie.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >So it's like every other Yakuza game
          Wrong shill

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Okay Palworld shill, no one gives a shit about w/e you newbies think.
            >WE'VE WATCHED THE GAME HURDURRR
            Enjoy your doomposting, as people will enjoy the highest rated Yakuza game in series' history. I hope the success *really* gets under your skin. 🙂

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >palword out of nowhere

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anyone who posts shit like this have to have started with 0 or 7 and just never touched the other games in the series. There's no way you played the entire series and came away with this take.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            All the shit you thought was important storytelling stretched over multiple games was headcanon, sega never gave a frick and never ever had a thought about game n+1 or n-1 when they were working on game n

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              they don't get this excuse with 8 because they made Gaiden with the express purpose of giving you set up for the plot of 8. Then it turns out they don't even stick with that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah no, every story is self-contained enough and most of Kiryu's games were filler too lol.
            Yakuza 1 was filler by itself, only the first 5% and last 10% was real plot, didn't need to wait for Y6 (Kiryu's so-called last game) and a new protagonist to know that game is trash
            Y0 has no relevance to anything
            The only important thing from Y2 that stayed relevant in every game, is Kiryu putting Daigo on the throne
            Y3 introduced the orphanage, Hamazaki came back in 4 and developed compared to 3, but besides all that, Y3 is still 90% filler as well
            Y4? lol lmao even
            Y5 just put the guys in prison so that Kiryu and Akiyama were left alone to deal with new bs in Y6. Oh and I guess Haruka's 5 story sips into 6's as well

            Judgment to LJ also barely retained anything at all from the plot

            Why would Ichi's second game be any different? "filler" doesn't apply to this series, they are all episodes in these protagonists' lives. The Daidoji bs makes the latest entries interconnected, doesn't mean it has to overshadow everything

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              But Y0 is considered by far the greatest one between Judgement and Yakuza tho

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's not relevant to the story in any way though.
                It just gives all the characters killed off in the first game more screen time.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How much is SEGA paying you with their Infinite Wealth

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          massive moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So why is Ganker mad at this game this time

        My criticism that this games should be like final fantasy amd be new characters, new map every time becomes more and more relevant.

        After 6 it was supposed to be a new plot and now instead every game they keep dragging out older plot threads instead, with the characters getting more and more ridiculous without actually growing on anything. You cant have any changes because that means writing yourself into a corner when the games are on their 9th, 90th hour long entry.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My first Yakuza game was 7 and I quite enjoyed it. Can I play just The man who erased his name to get caught up for 8 or do I really need to do 0-6 first?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only 7 has any relevance to 8. Play Gaiden if you want, but it's pretty much all irrelevant.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is this really true? Aren’t there a bunch of Kiryu side quests explicitly referencing plotlines from 0-6?
        I’ve only finished 7 and would like to jump straight into this but I’m hesitant for this reason.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's a very small substory in which Kiryu listens to characters from past games talk about him, but that's it. It's really tacked on and can be completely ignored too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you only care about 7 and 8, gaiden just explains why kazuma appeared in that one cutscene in the omi hq and why he will be playable again in 8.
      the final section of the game is cool and the final boss kicks ass tho, so go for it

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      standard edition chads rise up

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        tfw pre-ordered the ultimate edition and subscribed to the newsletter for the bonus DLC

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Should have bought from a 3rd party seller.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          dude you should refund and get the game on fanatical for literally SIXTY dollars and use creamapi (it works on denuvo games)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They took out an entire fricking dungeon unless you pay more?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        and songs
        and jobs
        and ng+

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I dont care about ng+ for an 80 hour rpg.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            good for (You) but a lot of people do

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            who asked

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Don't care didn't ask homie.

              Don't start that shit again.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Don't care didn't ask homie.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I didn't care pasta for unlockable skin, music, artwork, extra content and now NG+
            How much do things have to regress until you do? By then, it will already be too late.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The didn't want to call the Standard Edition the Budget Edition, but that's what it is. The standard game is $85.

      • 1 month ago
        Moose

        It's very likely it's just like the TFMT was because the TFMT was DLC.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can you upgrade to the legendary edition shit like with 7?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      karaoke songs are locked behind DLC?.......

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. It's likely like 7, they're songs you can listen to in the bar or whatever. They're karaoke tracks from past games, but not part of the karaoke minigame. Very misleading.

      • 1 month ago
        Moose

        No. 0 had a Walkman DLC where you could listen to music when you walked around the overworld. They bought that system to 8 so you can listen to music in the overworld now. 7 had this exact same DLC it was just restricted to listening to it on Survive Bar's jukebox.
        https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-PPSA02383_00-DLCYLADEU0000004

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. They're just songs you can listen to at the bar or on the segway.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pay $15 for your yongyea butterfly.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the lady is quite good at singing, but then...yongyea. why? kiryu's JP singing isn't this godawful, he's just overly enthusiastic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Kiryu's VA is an actual singer though. Just made it even more odd they didn't get someone who could actually sing.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Americans are mostly talentless hacks. Almost every single Japanese actor/actress can sing well.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'll die on the hill that Ryuji singing Pure Love in Kamurocho was kino and nowhere near as bad singing-wise as people try and claim

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm pretty sure Ryuji's voice actor can actually sing "well" in the traditional sense, he was just asked to sing in a rough voice. Same with Saejima but to a lesser degree.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It turns out that hiring a talentless grifter is a bad idea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just use this.
      https://github.com/pointfeev/CreamInstaller

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you can use creamapi on 8?, then i'll buy it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Just use this.
          https://github.com/pointfeev/CreamInstaller

          Denuvo will stop you. Poorgays.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Only if it has SecureDLC and so far none of the other Yakuzer games have had it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      bro sega is out of line
      just because you can doesn't mean you should. absolutely out of line

      • 1 month ago
        Moose

        They've been doing this since at least 6. Hell, 7 launched with the exact same DLC here minus the Premium Masters Pack which is exactly what everyone is complaining about here. We've already known about this DLC existing for years, how did no one expect it for 8? We only got it packed in on 7 because 7 came out later in the west.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          We know you homosexual shill you told us 30 times it's still bullshit

          • 1 month ago
            Moose

            Yeah, it's bullshit, but everyone here is acting so surprised it happened when 6, K2, Judgment, 7, Lost Judgment, and Ishin Kiwami all had DLC like this without stopping. K2 cut multiple outfits and items, Judgment cut Saori following you, 7 cut NG+ and a bunch of other stuff, Lost Judgment cut Boxer, and Ishin Kiwami literally has save-tied DLC with an exclusive difficulty level and all the outfits being locked to paid DLC but this is what riles everyone up? A DLC we already knew existed in 7?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              i always pirated yakuza so i never knew it was so cancerous, my only problem is cutting something like ng+ or dungeons or gameplay things like boxer in LJ but songs and outfits who cares

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              All of that was free on Steam besides Ishin stuff

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It all came to Steam years after the initial console releases.

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                >All of that was free on Steam
                6's DLC only is if you know about the mod which is only on a specific Discord, otherwise it's paid.
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/1478720/Yakuza_6_The_Song_of_Life__Clan_Creator_Card_Bundle/
                K2's DLC only was if you pre-ordered the PC version, otherwise you have to pay for it.
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/1030500/Yakuza_Kiwami_2__Clan_Creator_Bundle/
                7's DLC weren't.
                https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1235140/Yakuza_Like_a_Dragon/
                Lost Judgment has The Kaito Files.
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/2060280/Lost_Judgment__The_Kaito_Files_Story_Expansion/
                Ishin Kiwami's weren't.
                https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1805480/Like_a_Dragon_Ishin/

                In Judgment's case PC got the Remastered version which has the DLC within it, and Lost Judgment released like a year after the game came out so the cheat DLC was included. You're also acting like PC players are the main demographic for some reason. Judgment and Lost Judgment weren't on PC for years and Judgment Remastered is not what most people played.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah none of which is what you listed in

                Yeah, it's bullshit, but everyone here is acting so surprised it happened when 6, K2, Judgment, 7, Lost Judgment, and Ishin Kiwami all had DLC like this without stopping. K2 cut multiple outfits and items, Judgment cut Saori following you, 7 cut NG+ and a bunch of other stuff, Lost Judgment cut Boxer, and Ishin Kiwami literally has save-tied DLC with an exclusive difficulty level and all the outfits being locked to paid DLC but this is what riles everyone up? A DLC we already knew existed in 7?

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                >>none of which is what you listed
                >it happened when 6
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/1478720/Yakuza_6_The_Song_of_Life__Clan_Creator_Card_Bundle/
                >K2 cut multiple outfits and items
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/1030500/Yakuza_Kiwami_2__Clan_Creator_Bundle/
                >Judgment cut Saori following you
                Free on the Remastered version which you're right.
                On the original, which the majority of people played due to it being the first million title seller, it wasn't.
                https://psprices.com/region-us/game/3113098/judgment-girlfriend-present-pack
                https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-CUSA13186_00-SZPASS0000000000
                >7 cut NG+ and a bunch of other stuff
                NG+ was in the original JP release, all western versions have it built in.
                https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/product/JP0177-CUSA15444_00-JAPAN00000000014
                All platforms had everything else cut out for paid DLC.
                https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1235140/Yakuza_Like_a_Dragon/
                https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-PPSA02383_00-LIKEADRAGON00000
                >Lost Judgment cut Boxer
                Again, Steam got this a year or two after console so it got stuff for free. For the vast majority of people who played the game it was on console where it was paid.
                https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0177-PPSA03774_00-ALLINONEPASS1003
                >Ishin Kiwami literally has save-tied DLC with an exclusive difficulty level and all the outfits being locked to paid DLC
                https://store.steampowered.com/dlc/1805480/Like_a_Dragon_Ishin/
                Specifically
                https://store.steampowered.com/app/2104730/Like_a_Dragon_Ishin__Shinsengumi_Captains_Set/

                I really don't get why you're disputing this. We've had games releasing with all this content shoved to paid DLC since 6. Hell, even earlier if you count Ishin's paid narration DLC.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                A few DLC outfits are far less egregious than DLC NG+, a new dungeon and difficulty levels.

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                Point is they clearly just pulled it out of the game to make you pay for it. Boxer literally has an entire minigame that powers it up showing you it was obviously meant to be in the main game and it's an entire fighting style. Saori is a way to interact with her that can't happen without paying. Ishin! difficulty is a completely different experience to Legend.
                Again, we already knew 7 had all of this content walled off as paid DLC for years but 8 doing the same thing is somehow surprising when it's exactly in line with what they've been for what, eight years now? You had to pre-order 7 at eight different stores just to get the same DLC we did in the west. You had to order a $200 Walkman and a $40 or $60 CD just for the Walkman content in 0.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >boxing
                free on Steam launch
                >Saori
                free on Steam launch
                >7 DLC
                free on Steam launch
                >Ishin! difficulty
                you're right (probably, haven't played it)

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >7 DLC
                I mean, NG+/TFMT specifically. I believe there was israelitery involved with DLC jobs and shit

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                >free on Steam launch
                Because Steam got the game like a year or two later. For almost everyone who played it it wasn't.
                >free on Steam launch
                Because Steam got Remastered which comes with all the DLC.
                >free on Steam launch
                No it wasn't. PC had the exact same launch as Xbox and Playstation. The only DLC that came "free" was the outfit pack that physical copies came with if you pre-ordered. Why do you think PC also has "Hero" and "Legendary Hero" versions?

                >got caught lying
                >gishgallopping with links
                btfo'd
                who would have thought that a namegay is a shill

                How am I lying? I am literally giving you proof of everything I said being true and I already stated PC got stuff for Judgment and LJ because both released later which, again, doesn't matter because the vast majority of people who played Judgment played the PS4 version so the Saori thing would apply to them, not Judgment Remastered, and the vast majority of people played the console releases of Lost Judgment, not the PC release so paying for that DLC would also matter to them.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >How am I lying?
                by getting btfo'd but still insist that you are correct. Stop embarassing yourself.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                grow up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Tripgay get btfo'd so hard, he switched to non-trip to samegay
                kek

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                grow up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I accept your concession. Too easy.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                grow up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                grow up moron

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                b***h has an ego and it shows. He wants to be a local celeb

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                However you Sega execs try to spin it, the equivalent of 7's $60 edition is now $85

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                Hey, don't get me wrong, I absolutely despite Sega's DLC milking, it's horseshit. Not to mention $70 games is the biggest blight on this industry and Sony needs to be kicked in the shins repeatedly for that. I'm just confused why 8 is the straw that broke the camel's back when its DLC is literally identical to 7's and nearly a decade of ripoff DLC packs didn't do it. Ishin Kiwami has DLC that binds itself to that single save file to force you to buy the DLC again.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Because the equivalent of 7's $60 edition is now $85

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                Sure, but the only reason our version of 7 came with everything is due to the year or so delay. If it was a simultaneous release we would have paid for the PMP just like Japan.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That's cope.

              • 1 month ago
                Moose

                LH and Ishin Kiwami were simultaneous releases and both games had the same DLC practices across the board. Gaiden too if you want to count that but it just had the DMS trio DLC.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I had no idea boxer was a DLC until you posted about it in this thread.

                What the frick.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >got caught lying
                >gishgallopping with links
                btfo'd
                who would have thought that a namegay is a shill

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >newbie doesn't know the difference between a tripgay and a namegay

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >cheat DLC
                oh yeah, now i remember juzo amon's fight. IT FRICKING SUCKS!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the ultimate edition is fricking $190 in Australia
      Can USD go back to being worth less than AUD please

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >mass shooting in a neighboring country
        >ban all guns
        >economy going to shit
        >takes in more refugees
        >believes the carbon tax
        >still a stooge to the UK
        >being overrun by both chinks and Black folk
        The frick is wrong with your country? It's like Canada on acid. I thought America is bad at least only a few states is fricking terrible.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >My state gets flooded/fricked by cyclones over December
          >Prime Minister only gives a $40m emergency budget to fix the damages
          >Proceeds to give Cannibal Black folk in another country $400m to make a rugby team.

          I hate it here. I'd rather scomo back over this moron.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >still a stooge to the UK
          Black person what the frick AUS hasn't been that since the '70s

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shit, did YongYea charge that much?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >75 bongbux for deluxe
      >95 bongbux for ultimate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >7 base game was 60
      >7 deluxe was 70
      >7 ultimate was 90
      At this rate Yakuza 9 is going to cost 100 for the deluxe and 130 for ultimate and deluxe will lock off minigames or something
      Clown world.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gotta make up all the money SEGA is using on celebs and ecelebs somehow

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu sidelined with a stupid penis helmet haircut and now this shit. Why is the world so cruel. Standard edition it is.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you can say they want infinite wealth

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sega's still recovering from sakura taisen flopping....again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What the frick is wrong with Sega? I thought that SE was the greediest company which is focused on single player games.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        After all the atlus DLC bullshit I always put sega up there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy it is.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Denuvo bruh.
        You were btfo chuds

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Resident troony is gonna crack this one. Believe it. Already cracked Judgment.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    can anyone give me qrd on the spoilers why people are saying its literal filler? do they not give kiryu a proper send off?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do they explain what the frick happened with Kume? He kind of just murdered Ryo and walked away.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cops got him

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you anon. How is Sawashiro out of prison? They had him fingered for murder.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    THEY ARE NOTHING WITHOUT HIM

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gentlemen, raise your glasses for RGG team's demise
      Nagoshi is so fricking bogged now

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >then they told me they plan to bring kiryu back for a "couple" more games cause they cant seem to find a way to send him off

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >makes fun of a chigyu during a sponsored puyo puyo tourney
          >sega fires him
          >is now working for a chink mobile game company
          He lost.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            he left over a year later because they wanted to promote him though
            it's one of those japanese things where he ended up being one of the people who'd lasted at the company for so long that they just kept trying to promote him to more and more management roles so he left

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Cope, Nagoshi.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >gets told about kiryus new hairstyle and new name

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Japs
              >dress like Black folk
              Why do Japs always wear shit like Cartier or Rolex? Why do they always flaunt their wealth? Most billionaires wear smartwatches.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Jap fashion sense is perma stuck in the 80s and 90s

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >CEO of Apple
                >wears an Apple Watch
                You don't say?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I wonder what Nagoshi has planned now that he's got his own studio in China

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He said he wants to do some shit similar to Yakuza but about the Chinese Mafia or something that is more grim and violent with a piece of shit protagonist as he originally intended Kiryu to be, but SEGA wouldn't let him to it and then forced him to just turn Kiryu, as well as all other future protagonist into the no-kill moralgay good boys they were.

          Somehow.... SOMEHOW he was able to get away with pretending to have what he wanted with Saejima at least, until the plot in-game revealed he truly wasn't a real killer at the end of it, so it can stay within SEGA's guidelines.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Is that going to pass the Chinese censor?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not a single female woman in sight
        They will make a good game.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sega... Chinese nft scam company offer me 10 Botox
      What you offer? Nine Botox not enough I go china

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      His new game is unironically the only "Yakuza" thing I have any hope for. The rest has been turned to shit by the 7 slurpers

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is the turn based combat less of a bore than in 7?

    Does turn based actually add anything fun that real time cant do? Im not playing more of 7.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No. You can move in a 5ft circle now and there's limit breaks, but that's it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        We already had limit breaks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I feel like the yakuza team should just poach talent from other companies and totally revamp the real time combat like how square poached the DMC5 combat director.

        Agent style was fun in Gaiden but the games really have hit a rut mechanically when by the end youre still spamming Tiger Drop on late game side quests.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so why is even the standard edition so fricking expensive compared to other games?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      $70 is the new standard for games.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >$110 AUD

        god damn am I glad I recently inherited 600k and there's no bullshit inheritance tax in australia

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's going to flop 😀

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If Nagoshit was still with RGG he would've made premium adventure dlc too.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >xqc doesn't like yakuza
    >pay him to play your game

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sega of America is filled with e-celeb-worshipping morons; they're the same idiots who hired Arin Hanson to be the brand ambassador of Sonic. They're also the same morons who hired Moonface to voice Kiryu.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          cringiest thing they've ever done

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          did nyanners say "Black person israelites" in this?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          homie just don't download the dlc

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            morons like you are part of the fricking problem
            and it's why morons like you should be gatekept

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              absolutely correct

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              i will fricking slaughter your entire lineage you moronic homosexual and then i'll tell you "why you crying, b***h? just get over it, it's not that big of a deal."

              homie JUST DON'T CLICK IT
              don't click the shit that makes you mad and you won't get mad Black person, it's your fault for seeking out shit that makes you mad. i don't like xqc so i don't click the fricking xqc ads for yakuza 8 Black person

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >portraying himself as the moron(s)
                i accept your concession. i don't like yongyea's kiryu bullshit so i don't use the english dub OR watch clips of him as kiryu. you can just look away you fricking idiots.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you should accept being a moronic homosexual, at least then you might find someone willing to frick your stupid ass

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i will fricking slaughter your entire lineage you moronic homosexual and then i'll tell you "why you crying, b***h? just get over it, it's not that big of a deal."

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            homie JUST DON'T CLICK IT
            don't click the shit that makes you mad and you won't get mad Black person, it's your fault for seeking out shit that makes you mad. i don't like xqc so i don't click the fricking xqc ads for yakuza 8 Black person

            >portraying himself as the moron(s)
            i accept your concession. i don't like yongyea's kiryu bullshit so i don't use the english dub OR watch clips of him as kiryu. you can just look away you fricking idiots.

            nta but people with your attitude are why things get worse and worse
            closing your eyes and ears and pretending things aren't getting worse isn't the way to go
            if you actually had a fricking brain you'd know that but unfortunately it seems yours doesn't work because you're black

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >nta but people with your attitude are why things get worse and worse
              Oh what, because I'm not constantly screeching about every little goddamned thing under the sun like Ganker or twitter loves to do whenever a new game comes out? or when a new election happens? or when israel and palestine start bombing each other? i don't have time to participate in that bullshit, i got better shit to do like literally anything else

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you're moronic

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >i got better shit to do like literally anything else

                no you don't

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you don't deserve the air you breath

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You're a child, and can't understand the point being made.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah pissing your pants on Ganker has solved all the world's other problems hasn't it?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >moron is still going

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                he's just having a melty after being called out for being a homosexual

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                what the frick are you even talking about anymore

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i come back to anons pretending to be me. what a crock. guess i'll just look away lmao

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            homie JUST DON'T CLICK IT
            don't click the shit that makes you mad and you won't get mad Black person, it's your fault for seeking out shit that makes you mad. i don't like xqc so i don't click the fricking xqc ads for yakuza 8 Black person

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              uh.... that's how throwing the trash away works though....

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So is it actually filler? Give me the full spoilers, really debating on whether to wait or pick it up on Launch

    Does Kiryu finally get put to rest(as in retired, no more pandering, i know he doesn't die)

    Is Ichiban finally put front and center as the main protag from now on?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      90% of the bucket list quests provide no closure for Kiryu because instead of talking with the person in question he hides behind a corner or vase while Date talks to them and Ichiban is even more of a loser now since Kiryu cucked him out of half his game and his thing with Saeko ends in a gag with no resolution either. He also gets stuck dealing with the Jingu equivalent villain and Kiryu gets the final emotional fight instead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ichiban gets overshadowed by Kiryu the whole game thats literally all the game

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why is that a bad thing? Kiryu has always been a better protag.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          because sega has tried to convince us FOR YEARS that kiryu is good and done with as main character, and that ichiban is going to be the leading protagonist. And then they bring Kiryu back near the end of 7. And then they do Gaiden. And then all of the focus in 8 is put towards Kiryu's Cancer Crusades

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I got tired of hearing about his moron bawd idol daughter. Ichiban was something different, but they decided to go back to Kiryu anyway.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ichiban was a better protagonist in the space of one game

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This game will go down in history

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No but Palworld will

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >palworld
        Looking forward to seeing this among the lists of streamer-viral survival flavour of the month games. Along with the viking one and the one that came after. I forgot both names already, will forget this one soon enough too.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Kiyru can disable the turn base mode like in the older yakuza games so he can move while everyone is frozen in time
    lol wtf isn't this a bit overpowered?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No because he can only do it as a 10 second limit break and it's just light punches with the random hard hit. No combos or anything.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was almost considering buying Infinite Wealth on launch, thanks for talking me out of it Ganker

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Friend uses his employee discount to get it for me
      >Can't cancel it or I'll look like a c**t.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how does it feel knowing that 90% of the complaints with the story that we're talking about here as well as the gameplay will be entirely ignored by reviews and general consumers, despite how well meaning you are and how important it is to you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      in a few decades i'll be at the top of the industry with both good gameplay and a good story completely shitting on these morons so that's my response to it at least. im playing the long game.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >homosexual enabler throwing a tantrum after being called out

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I played Yakuza 0 and Like A Dragon so I was looking forward to this but then I got told I need to play Gaiden and I don't think I can take 2 of these games in a row, bros.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Yeah pissing your pants on Ganker has solved all the world's other problems hasn't it?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ran away from ruling the clan in 1
    >Pushed the clan onto Daigo before running away again in 2
    >Stopped Daigo from rejuvenating the clan in 4, beat his ass, dumped Saejima onto him, then ran away
    >Ran away from everything in 5
    >Ran away from his family in 6
    >now, 8
    >HOW DARE YOU DAIGO, SAEJIMA, AND MAJIMA RUNNING AWAY FROM THIS GANG CONFLICTS, I WILL KICK YOUR ASS AND FORCE YOU TO GET INVOLVE
    what did they do to Kiryu's character?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu is now just Yokohama's mouthpiece. He stopped being Kiryu since 6

      >Calls others pussies for running away
      >When literally most of the shit that happens to him is because he tried to keep his head until it was no longer viable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I really don't understand what led him to not want to lead the Yakuza? I could've legit just turned it into a respectable business or whatever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Being a ceo would mean not being able to do the fun stuff and instead do all the boring shit im pretty sure he still cares about developing games which is why he didnt wanted to become a ceo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >>HOW DARE YOU DAIGO, SAEJIMA, AND MAJIMA RUNNING AWAY FROM THIS GANG CONFLICTS, I WILL KICK YOUR ASS AND FORCE YOU TO GET INVOLVE

      What'd I miss? Is this about dissolving Tojo and Omi?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Jima part in the game is that they're sad that the vtuber fricked over their new company and Kiryu tells them they're b***hes and beats them up so they join him to fight the bad guys

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That sounds stupid.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's about 8's conflict. They all supported dissolving the Yakuza. To Kiryu it means they have to squash any gangs that try to pop back up, forever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's 8 plot. The big 3 of Tojo become fishermen to lay low while the gang war involving many sides (like the Seiryu Clan) explode around them. Kiryu tries to drag them out of hiding to take part in the war.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    LIKE A TUMOR
    IN A KIRYU

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so worth buying or not?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, we have Palworld.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      literally no reason to ever buy a game on launch

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    does kiryu die in the end or what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, he lives but is very ill

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing happens in the end. Kiryu cancer is the only change to universe status quo and it was spoiled in promo material long ago

        Considering him being a Daijoji pawn is meaningless in 8, he'll probably be back at full form in 9 and the cancer will never even be mentioned.
        "Major" plot points seem to just get thrown out with every game.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the extract grandpa from Judgment totally has something for cancer

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why did kiryu gets checked into the hospital using his real name instead of his fake name?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >"Major" plot points seem to just get thrown out with every game.
          I think this is starting to bug me more with every entry.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            to be fair, if it gets mentioned it will just ruin the twist of the previous game, case in point, LJ spoiling YLAD at the fricking prologue

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing happens in the end. Kiryu cancer is the only change to universe status quo and it was spoiled in promo material long ago

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >not coming to gamepass
    Guess I'm not playing it any time soon lol

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly don't know what IW is trying to be about at all. Kiryu beats the final boss saying there is no gray and it's ok to atone for sins but like those themes hardly matter to Kiryu at all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >infinite filler

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its mostly about kiryu dreaming of haruka and his past and trying to find his way to meet her again. It seems like that considering the stuff with the girl near ichibans mother and kiryu being tired and depressed

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do we even know if the spoiler leaks are real or not?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The bulk of the main story has been streamed online

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some guy has already leaked all the game on yt

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You missed last nights stream it was real.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I already skipped the game for hiring talentless youtubers. The dlc is not my problem.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Hire talentless youtuber for eceleb cred
      >At the very last minute he tells people not to buy the game

      Do you think Sega of America will finally learn their lesson?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Doubleclicks CreamAPI.exe

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cute and Romantic Kiryu-Haruka Impregnation SEX!!!!!

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Theres no point playing another Yakuza game until they release one better than 0.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ebina is so fricking dumb
    Kiryu fricking wiener teases again
    Ichiban is flanderised and turned into a bigger moron
    I think this is the angriest I’ve been at a plot since 6

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guess I'll just wait on a sale of the game+all DLC if they're going to pull this shit. Hell, they didn't even bother offering a steelbook for the physical buyers like the last few games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Steelbooks are dogshit, stick out like a sore thumb on your shelf and if they're broken you're fricked. I had a steelbook bluray come in today that was literally snapped in half and had to get the seller to refund.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Yakuza steelbooks have had some fricking good art on them and I was hoping they'd continue that trend.

    • 1 month ago
      Moose

      They didn't offer any physical incentive this time it's super weird. You'd think they'd want to capitalize on not releasing Gaiden in the west by making 8 some special version but no, it's just normal.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kiryu's tantrum over Nishitani being killed is fricking dumb.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, He died?
      Do you mean Hanawa or did Nishtani die too, even though he was fine in Gaiden?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Talking about Gaiden and the fakeout.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >watch the tojo trio boss fight
    >it makes brief transitions into beat 'em up gameplay to finish all of them off, with their respective songs playing in the background
    >this for some reason doesn't happen again for the final boss and it's probably the only instance of it happening at all in any of the game's boss fights
    Man, this is a fricking waste, every cool thing I learn about this game somehow has a downside to it, what a letdown

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Final boss should've been an full brawler styled fight, they even had the setup ready for it but it immediately just switches to the JRPG shit where everyone in the party who wasn't even next to you as the fight started suddenly gets teleported within view.

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >majima, saejima and daigo just remain on the top of the fricking rooftop at the end looking in the distance as kiryu along with his part is transported to a hospital via helicopter
    >at the end when kiryu goes in for surgery or whatever the frick they did to him, all those other moron sloppy second teammates from ichiban's party that were transferred over to kiryu are the ones being all worried and there for him, standing right in front of the operating room doors and shit
    Yokoyama you hack moron, these are literally fricking nobodies to him. Why the frick make them the ones be present to all that instead of the ones who actually matter and had history with the character before?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does Nanba seriously leave Ichiban for half the game?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yup. Kiryu is Nanba's best friend now while that glasses dude with a Hawaiian pattern shirt on is his replacement in Ichiban's party. 🙂

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Why couldnt they have just let Kiryu have his old friends show up.

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So they really just dropped the Daidoji shit because???
    How is Kiryu allowed to go back to using his name and returning to his senpai?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      uhhhh, it will be explaind in Lad9: The Old Fart Who Fought for His Future. trust in the plan my man. this is all in the script. it WILL be explained and have a massive payoff at the end of the next game where Kiryu fights them once his cancer goes into remission. 🙂

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Daidoji never happened

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If I had to make fanfiction for the game, probably because he's no longer an asset, fricking look at him.
      I can't be bothered to go grab a screenshot of the shot right before this one where it shows his bony ass hands.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He’ll be fine, he’s getting treatment

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        how you even lose this much mass in one month?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I know people who died one month after cancer diagnosis

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          something something certain treatments for cancer make you lose a shit ton of weight

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What the frick was the point into turning him into this frail piece of shit of his former self.
        Was it really that hard to just give him a decent ending? Somehow Y6 was fine enough on a "deeper" level that signifies one's road begins and one's ends. Could've even let the guy rest for a few games while you bother using a new, proper protagonist for it.

        What the frick's the point in bringing him back if you'll just continue to drag him through the mud and make him as miserable as possible while people like Majima and Saejima are somehow allowed to still remain the same looking in terms of physical appearance, strength and all that but Kiryu alone is the one that gets fricked the most out of all of them?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        All of this shit I've read today has been the biggest blackpill for the rest of the series. Yakuza 9 is just going to be Ichiban dragging Kiryu's corpse through the streets Weekend at Bernies style. They will never be done with this character and for what fricking reason? Do they seriously have this little confidence in Ichiban or what?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn't have an issue with an explanation as to what happens to the Daidoji as long as they ACTUALLY FRICKING TELL YOU. Like I can imagine, based on other scenes. The Daidoji agents who hung around Kiryu like Hanawa and the guy who replaces him when he dies got attached to him in a way where I can buy them empathizing with him and letting him go in his final months, but they just DON'T TELL YOU THERE'S NO STATED RESOLUTION YOU JUST HAVE TO COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION AS TO WHAT HAPPENED

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SO I didnt spoil myself, but is Kiryu still going? Is it really all filler?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just spoil yourself Black person, there's no point in keeping away from it since the entire story of the game is massive, worthless filler.
      Yes, Kiryu lives. Yes, it's all filler. No, no of it even make sense and multiple story threads just get completely dropped as the writers pretend they never happened.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is the game fun though?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I guess, if you enjoyed Yakuza 7 at least.
          You'll have to play that one for yourself and see if you like it or not.
          Despite working on this game for 4 years, they still haven't improved the new JRPG styled combat they introduced in Y7. It's the exact same crap that you can easily abuse the crap out of, like the way MP doesn't even matter since you can hoard recovery items and then spam them to recover it all back with no downsides and shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are the game after 4 worth it even if ive spoiled some things and IW?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              5 is the best in the series
              6 is pretty shit, tbh, especially shit gameplay wise because it's the first one in the dragon engine
              7 is fun
              judgment 1 & 2 are fun
              ishin is kinda boring

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              5 is the last one worth playing assuming you started with 0

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I did and so far 0 is sitll the best. 1 was good, 2 seemed unnecessary but okay, 3 was pretty mid and I forgot its story. 4 is fine I guess? I like staring at the girls boobs when we play tennis?

            • 1 month ago
              Moose

              I have literally been spoiled on every game but I think 2 and Kenzan. You know virtually nothing outside of whatever you were spoiled on and you're usually missing massive amounts of context. It just changes your outlook on the game, like with P4 knowing Adachi is the killer. It changes like 5% of the game and that's it. You effectively end up paying a closer eye to important characters but that's it.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, they're fine. Spoilers really shouldn't be that much of a detriment to you enjoying them. 5 would also be the last in the series to be using the older Dragon Engine before they switched it to the realistic looking slop they have now, so you might as well finish that one and then go through 6 as well to "finish off" Kiryu's story.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              5 has two good parts out of five, rest is a disastet
              6 has pretty good storytelling if you don't give a shit about overall series lore (you shouldn't, sega never did)
              I hate 7 for being a jrpg but I like Ichigo and his story

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Went into thread and immediately get spoiled on kiryu
    Damnit im still playing through 4. I hope its still fun.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on the battle theme?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ear rape

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Soundtrack tends to be the one thing these games undoubtedly excel at but so far I haven't really found a single song in Infinite Wealth I actually like

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      EDM Dubstep kino. great OST
      the drop in the battle theme at 1:00 absolutely makes this song a banger

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why make dubstep if you are so bad at it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's trendy

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know what's happened to them, the PS3 era showed they capable of making electronic music and 7 also had some good electronic/dubstep-y tracks, I don't get what happened to them since then

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, many bangers from that era
          7+8 electronic OSTs on the other hand is like 95% cringe, if you ask me

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I really liked Tendo and Sawashiro's themes

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this is my favorite IW song so far.
    it's probably from a fight in a dance club

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i wasn't expecting the lyrics over a minute and a half in

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >don’t even have the decency to let Kiryu meet Haruka on screen
    Frick you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Please look forward to Kiryu's resolution in Like a Dragon 9!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Please look forward to Kiryu's resolution in Like a Dragon 9!

      Next game will start off after they already met.
      Kiryu will be taken care of inside the orphanage with all the grown up children around him and you'll be expected to just go with it.
      >"Why aren't you happy, gaijin? Is this not what you wanted?"
      >They've reunited now. No, it doesn't matter we didn't actually show their interaction on screen. It all just happened before the game started, so you're supposed to just go with that and be happy he's with his family again in his final moments."

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why the frick are half the combat skills in LJ based around low health when only one enemy type has a chance of getting you there in a fight?

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats with action game fans yelling "im moronic and like watching a guy do animations on a damage sponge while i mindlessly mash buttons" and expecting not to get laughed at?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      whats with JRPG fans yelling "im moronic and like watching a guy do animations on a damage sponge after i finished assigning him the attack animation to do from the scroll menu" and expecting not to get laughed at?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        turn based rpgs require you to use your brain and figure out the best effective strategy
        next youre gonna start posting about the orbital laser because your dopamine fried brain is too rotted to think of an actual strategy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not 7 and 8 though
          7 is a braindead spamfest, as is 8
          picking options from a menu doesn’t suddenly make it more complex

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That’s literally the gameplay in 8 lmfao

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The most frustrating thing is the fact that the final boss has so little relevance to Kiryu and literally talks about how he and Ichiban are mirror opposites and shit like that yet Ichiban pretty much never interacts with the main villain. This also makes the way Kiryu acts after the boss fight just feel out of character for him because this interaction clearly wasn't designed for him

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it literally looks like a modded game with swapped models. there was no reason for him to piss his eyes out like that while delivering a worthless speech to a fricking nobody.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder if the story was rewritten halfway through and they had to fit Kiryu into a meaningful role somehow.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't surprise me knowing how 7's story was handled

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it doesn't make any sense for the final boss to be KIRYU's final fight than Ichiban's when the whole damn point is that they're basically opposites of each other

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron

      >no argument
      i accept your concession, actiongay. now go back to cooming over how good final fantasy 16 is

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    moron

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wasn't expecting Dwight to be such an early fight.He's only level 16 and the end game seems to be 50

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You fight him at multiple points in the story. He's a recurring villain in the game. The last time you fight him is in the second to last chapter.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >kuze but for ichishitters

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, Kuze had a reason to care about fighting Kiryu who gets redeemed in some form in the end. But they make Danny Trejo's character an unapologetic shithead, which is honestly pretty cool.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like the direction Ichiban was sent in for the end of 8. It's a direction I feel like you wouldn't see them do for another protag in the series, even if it's undercut by the sillier post credits scene.

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    this is the best reviewed yakuza game EVER

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only because they stole the animal crossing shit that panders heavily to casual reviewers

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something really stinks about the doom posting for this game. Everything was all fine until the second this game got a 90 on metacritic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People were shitting on it before that you tard
      Go fricking bait a palworld thread or some shit

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No they weren't. Your outburst speaks volumes.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Go look in the archive, people were shitting on the plot before the metacritic score dropped.
          I don’t get why you’re here to bait constantly, unless you’re just really upset that there’s people who aren’t lapping everything up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          people were shitting on this before the reviews dropped you moron. there was some dude streaming the full game early on and we were already complaining based off of that when we got to see the dogshit writing.

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, to those who have watched the game to the end, how would you rate it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      0/10 literally one of the worst games I've ever seen if you pre ordered cancel it now and don't discuss this game ever again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      10/10 literally one of the best game I've ever seen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think numbers would be enough to explain the disappointment I felt after watching that stream last night, good thing I spent all of my christmas cash on literally every game in the franchise I hadn't bought until that point EXCEPT for this one

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >kiryugays get wiener teased again
    >ichibangays get to witness ichiban being a bigger moron along with being the butt of more jokes
    Nobody wins

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sounds like win-win to me

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Kiryu died in yakuza 6. This isnt kiryu. This is a skin walker

  57. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yakuza will never have the same feeling of Shinada fighting Daigo to some weird rock love song ever again, and that's a shame.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the jrpg gameplay has taken all emotional catharsis out of the games' fights. there was nothing else in gaming like when 2 guys threw off their shirts and immediately threw hands. they still do that in the jrpg games but after the dynamic intro you immediately start a long exasperated battle that takes 40 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't forget your party disappearing during fight cutscenes

  58. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was obvious that the story was going to be shit when they spent multiple hours 7 dedicated to passing the torch from Kiryu to Ichiban and then immediately brought Kiryu back. Once the third main protagonist is introduced in Yakuza 14 every game gets to be split 3 ways

  59. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Zoomers couldn't wait 29 hours and now theyre desperately trying to spoil the game for everyone else
    Dont care. Im still gonna enjoy the game

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >people are trying to help you and others not waste your time and money on this piece of shit that doesn't respect your time, or intelligence
      >"nah lol, lmao frick u all. imma do my own thing n shiet. i just love consuming this slopitty slop way too much to stop!!!"
      you deserve whatever bad comes in your way.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I already bought the $109 version. Cope harder zoomie. Ill be busy jerking off to bikini skins while youre on Ganker explaining how youre an expert at the game because you watched a troony on twitch play it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Boy I'd like to see your face when the credits start rolling.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Ill probably be crying over how kino the ending is like i was for gaiden and 7
            Cry harder zoomie. I hope in yakuza 9 they go back to yakuza 3 style dlc where they take out half the game and then sell it to you for $10

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              consumerism moron, imagine being this smug about being cattle.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Cry harder poorgay. Yakuza is built off the backs of paychads like me. You should be glad sega even allows poorgays you the chance to get the game for $30 in 5 years from now

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Paychads rise up

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine being so much of a jaded idiot to watch a streamer play the last hour of a story and try and shitpost about it thinking they have any high ground on the topic.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Boy I'd like to see your face when you reach the credits.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                enjoy your slop Black person and have fun seething at the incoherent plot and shit ending 🙂

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks I will and you'll still be here seething at other people enjoying a game

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >:)
                The little b***h is seething.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it's me being smug knowing what happens and that you'll have the biggest buyers remorse yet but will continue to cope like the moronic homosexual you are claiming it's actually good and underrated and shit nobody understand but you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's you being a seething b***h that can't form an original thought once the arguments you read here get dismantled. Cattle-like behavior honestly.

  60. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    everything about the story and characters sounds awful so far
    what the frick

  61. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  62. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've played all the yakuza games, while some parts are mid one has never disappointed me so far. Why are people crying now? Is it because they're catering to the western audiences too much?

  63. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I for one am very positive and looking forward to playing, even after having spoiled everything for myself. I've been missing the idea of being in a world like LAD games and watching the story unfold (no matter how much filler) and pissing about with the sidequests and games. Nothing will ever feel like Y3 again but that's ok; I've changed, the industry has and so have these games. I just miss the fact that a gayass fist fight will never be the climax of a mainline yakuza again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >change means regressing in literally everything including gameplay and story telling

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        After how anemic 7's job system was I can't imagine 8 manages to be worse

  64. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why do they keep bringing Sodachi back when he was a Saejima side mode guy? At this point, he's had more interactions with Kiryu than the guy he was created for.

  65. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m getting dragons dogma 2 instead

  66. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Saejima Gaiden where they bring back Kido and explain what's happened to him since he went balls out in Yakuza 4, also they reveal he got a back tattoo and it's also a tiger like Saejima.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      am still angry he wasn't in 5. Baba was a crying b***h and made no sense, at least Kido would have

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Saejima Gaiden
      The game would start with him in prison again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Actually, you he meets a woman with blue hair called Aome and she takes you to a cool casino amusement park type thing that was built inside the ruins of Osaka Penitentiary No 2.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Osaka
          Okinawa

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            same thing

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No, Okinawa has Ryukyu which is more comfy than Sotenbori

  67. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sega just needs to take the series away from nu-rgg hands now

  68. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >people are becoming contrarian enough to pretend that 6 ending was good
    amazing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've always thought it was good

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's good by comparison to what we have now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i'm no a contrarian, i always thought it was fine as a way to at least temporarily retire kiryu while focusing on a new protagonist with a different story arch that once that's dealt with , they can just have kiryu brought back.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That game was about Grandpa Kiryu going on vaction with his grandson, everything else that happened didn't matter.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i hated the entirety of 6

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      6 is kino

  69. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do people unironically watch the cutscenes in Yakuza games? They’re just over the top jap drama with random characters every game. There’s no overarching plot. I just learned to skip all cutscenes to get to the next fight

  70. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >RGGS is gonna change the gameplay style for Judgment 3 like how they did with Yakuza 7

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where's his jaw and chin gone?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Johnny Kitagawa stole them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Amasawa sat on his face too hard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Owari da

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        jesus, korean doubles are everywhere

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Man who Lost his Judgement

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oi, Tabo!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        which cancer has he got?

      • 1 month ago
        Moose

        >Yagami starts Forgotten Judgment by saying "I have cancer".
        >Kaito goes "Oh hey, I know a guy who had it, went to Hawaii and everything."

  71. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Capcom lost
    Yakuza lost
    Tekken 8 lost
    Granblue lost
    Persona 3 reload lost
    Final fantasy 7 rebirth lost
    Palworld won

  72. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Skipped entirely over how Daidoji allowed Kiryu to break his death seal, hoping that players will not notice this
    What's the point of Gaiden set up then

  73. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kinda like this one tho

  74. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MMOGA KEYS DELIVERED, LETS GO BOYS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >mmoga
      I still haven't gotten my key.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My friend just got his an hour ago, did you get it from gamekeytech?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, I got it an hour after posting that. No preorder bonuses, but whatever, going to use creamapi anyways.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            how do you know there are no bonuses? I think any codes activated before Feb2 will get the bonuses.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              A couple of things. There's no DLC tab on Y8 library page for me and when activating the key it said "Retail", not "Pre-Purchase" (my guess is this is also why we had to wait almost until the release date). I've bought Gaiden and Persona 3 Reload from CDKeys and Instant Gaming and they both said "Pre-Purchase" and showed preorder DLC on the library page that I own it the moment I activated the games. But I could be wrong of course, so we'll see. Either way, worst case you can just use creamapi, it's what I'll do to get the rest of the DLCs anyway.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                creamAPI won't work due to denovo

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Does Sega put additional protection on their DLCs? Because if they don't then it'll work, but if they do then we're fricked.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                how does CreamAPI actually work? Do i need to download dll files or does it do everything automatically?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If the DLC files are inside the game then you won't need to do anything. Just turn on creamapi, select the DLCs and activate them. If they're not included with the game, then you might need to download the files from some site (usually csrinru has them), put them in the game folder and then activate it. Though, since it's day 1 DLC I imagine the files should already be included with the game. Like for example Gaiden preorder DLC has no size, which means it's included with the game and it's not a separate download.

                Enjoy your steam account getting banned if you use that shit

                >t. brainlet or a shitposter
                I've been using creamapi for years, no one does shit about it.

                just checked on forums, pre-order bonuses unlock on launch for all keys and purchases before Feb2

                Nice.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                just checked on forums, pre-order bonuses unlock on launch for all keys and purchases before Feb2

  75. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why make Ebina a direct contrast to Ichiban if they never actually do anything with it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Either they changed the story to fit Kiryu into it and sidelined ichiban for this. Or they knew people were mad you didn't get to fight Ichiban from Kiryu's perspective, so they gave you the anti Ichiban for him to fight.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What a mess
        It’s hard to get invested in Kiryu, because they keep pulling the “this could be it” then immediately following it up with a nah jk he’s back
        It’s gotten worse each time

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It’s hard to get invested in Kiryu, because they keep pulling the “this could be it” then immediately following it up with a nah jk he’s back
          I was legit upset that Kiryu was sidelined in 6
          Then I played 7 blind
          Then I saw Kiryu
          Then I saw his gaiden game was announced
          Then I saw the announcement with the kpop hair and ichi
          Then I saw the cancer stuff
          Then I saw he of course doesn't die via the leaks

          Yeah i'm so over it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          at this point his death will feel coming out of nowhere regardless.

          >ichi I got lumbago it's very serious, a slow and painful death my kiodai...

          • 1 month ago
            Moose

            >Kiryu getting lumbago.
            It's over.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              ok you're aight for once, getting the ref

  76. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    26 hours until world wide buyers remorse
    I can't wait to see the looks on your smug paypig faces

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't wait to see the looks on your smug paypig faces
      What will actually happen is people enjoying it, and you will be there crying and screeching at them to stop having fun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >What will actually happen is people enjoying it
        >Calling CONSOOOOOOMERS "people"

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$180 AUD
      There's no fricking way I'm buying this day 1. Maybe not ever, after hearing about what they did to Kiryu AGAIN

  77. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t mind kiryu showing up in main/side games in the future, 8 is still mostly ichiban so it doesn’t feel like he is being left out. Having something for og fans(legacy characters) and new fans(new blood) isnt the worst outcome, its the Capcom special(RE, SF, DMC, Ace Attorney etc.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn’t be bad if they didn’t drag him through the fricking mud every time
      When they revealed he had cancer, my eyes rolled into the back of my skull and did not fall, because I knew it wasn’t going to amount to anything

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The cancer did amount to something, it gave them an excuse to put kiryu in turn based combat

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Grim.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          actually, the real reason he's also an RPG now is even stupider.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            didn't realize schizophrenia is contagious

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Just look at the average Ganker poster

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        incidentally, the moment they announced that shit, i saw all the morons on twitter doing exactly what the devs wanted them to, crying with emojis and yelling in full caps about how "OMG KIRYU HAS CANCER GUYS OMG NO KIRYU MY BOOOOY HE LOOK SO OLD OMG HE JUST CAN'T CATCH A BREAAKK ;___;"
        i really don't know how writes are able to even continue doing their work when they look at their own fanbase and realize it's full of mouth breathing morons instead of whoever they aimed for in their mind when write their shit.

  78. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kiryu should've just left Japan after 6, head off to America with a new name and maybe have sex with a white, blonde woman. Would the Daidoji really care what he does after that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Withholding a government-sensitive information and can potentially leak it to the US
      of course the japs would be pissed

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        In real world logic, the US government, especially in 2016 would not have given a shit. In Yakuza logic, I also doubt the government would've given a shit as well because all governments in Yakuza are incompetent. The US government in the Yakuza universe let the leader of a black market weapons dealer group sneak into the CIA undetected.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        In real world logic, the US government, especially in 2016 would not have given a shit. In Yakuza logic, I also doubt the government would've given a shit as well because all governments in Yakuza are incompetent. The US government in the Yakuza universe let the leader of a black market weapons dealer group sneak into the CIA undetected.

        also, if some random Japanese dude came out of nowhere and started going around the US saying "HEY JAPAN VIOLATED A WWII TREATY" most people would just think he's a crazy guy. In reality, only Japan would care if this news got out since it would destroy the honor and power of a bunch of officials and shake up their entire political landscape. But that would be assuming, if Kiryu even tried to leak it in the US, he'd even have the reach for it to somehow make its way back to Japan. He had the reach in Japan because of how notorious his name was as well as his connections, but in the US, he wouldn't have that same power.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Kiryu should've just left Japan after 6

      ?si=u24aVdDxO8iTeRec

  79. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They could have sent Kiryu off by having him as a bartender like Kashiwagi so we can see him as a background character in Judgment or other series

  80. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Guys! Yakuza 8 is coming out in TWO days. Unfortunately i Wont be playing : ( i need to complete my genocide run in the video game UNDERTALE. I need to beat sans and i Just Started this run! Hopefully I beat this game just in time for Ryu ga Gotoku Hachi!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yakuza 8 comes out in 23 hours

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i thought it was jan 26. Looks like i gotta hury up!

        • 1 month ago
          Moose

          It's the 26th, Steam is the only place saying 25th.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
            • 1 month ago
              Moose

              For once I'd like them just to be clear on all of this outright.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The 26th in Japan is the 25th in the western world, but yeah, for all the western marketing they're doing, you'd think they'd put out a release map or something to give everyone their local times.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              15 hours to go.

  81. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Please try to tell me how lost judgment base game isn't filler

  82. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People actually shitting their pants over the story, when it's been dogshit ever since 4. Can you homosexuals stop pretending this series was ever all that deep?

  83. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >607
    >just lower your standards bro lol!
    >we already ate shit before so you can't complain now and expect them to improve the story in any way!

  84. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/ryugagotoku/status/1750154320115556781

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >western woman
      ok now yakuza is dead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      hwhite hwoman https://twitter.com/PeachMilky_/media

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if there was gonna be any white women in MY YAKUZA. i wouldve wished for it to be melody marks.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        i fricking hate prostitutes so much.
        how'd she even get in?
        was she one of RGG America's pick just like Yong Yea was picked for the English dub?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          you need this https://nspeaks.com/jpg-images-getting-saved-as-jfif-heres-how-to-fix/

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            trojan. do not click.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          she was a body model for re4r ashley think that's how

  85. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >read all this shit
    >instantly receive a message that my copy shipped

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not to excuse anything but if you can get through 5 and appreciate what that does well you'll be fine here
      I doubt this game has nothing to offer

  86. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is there any vpn trick to play the preload early on steam?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Its a worldwide simultaneous release, no vpns will save you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ah bummer I managed to play gaiden 8 hours early on gamepass with newzealand vpn

  87. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nice

  88. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is anyone actually surprised by this? Yakuza is basically SEGA's shovelware at this point

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. RGG used to shit out one (1) of these games each year.
      In the past year they've shat out THREE (3).
      This is beyond ridiculous, not even Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, or even FIFA are this bad.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >releases 7 or 8 good quality games in the time span it takes other developers to make 1
        >this is a bad thing

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          But enough about Call of Duty, this is a Yakuza thread

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >good quality games

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            They're pretty polished and they're fun.
            That's all I really ask for a game.
            And the story may be a convoluted mess, but the characters themselves are great.

  89. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  90. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't even know what people in this thread are cryig about. Everyone else is calling it one of the best games in the franchise.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      People probably wanted more closure and for the villains to not be bad

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. Gaiden set everything up, it gave me actual hope that they were finally going to give Kiryu a sendoff, and nope! 80 HOUR BEACH FILLER EPISODE IT IS!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Gaiden was written after this game was written, if anything you should complain about its writer adding random shit that was never going to be addressed.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >complain to yokoyama that yokoyama didn't plan for yokoyama's story
            It's all the same guy. He writes all the games.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You answered it yourself. Yakuza is now popular and praised everywhere, so anons hate it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      *game “””critics”””

  91. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >no completion list requirements in the achievement list
    My wagie ass might complete this in time for FF7 rebirth

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My moronic ass will still do all that 100% anyway. I'm no coward who runs away from tests of patience.

  92. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still not excusing anything but after they pulled back on 6 and how Kiryu could've retired in 4 or 3 this is really what I expected

  93. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yagami is literally me I am yagami
    I used to wear a black leather jacket and jeans all the time in fact I might buy another jacket

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There should be no guys wearing skinny jeans.

      Wear shorts, wear slacks, wear track pants (that are not skinny), etc. I don't care. Not skinny jeans.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well I don't use skinny jeans, just jeans

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yagami wears skinny jeans and it just looks so wrong

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you also stalk high school club activities?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well I used to be in a group of people considerably younger than me doing stupid shit if that counts

  94. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Releasing at the same time as palworld is really unfortunate, sales are going to tank hard

  95. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't say what the general reception to the story will be since I wanna play it not watch it but if people are right in Kasuga trying to proprose to Saeko in the ending and getting rejected again I'm gonna hear complaints about that the most, at least from english speakers

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think even the most braindead normie is going to be able to look past the Ebina reveal

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        7 had coin locker babies soo

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that's not remotely the same thing as having the Anti Ichiban not actually interact with Ichiban himself

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You're right, it's even worse
            And still nobody cared and are still looking forward to infinte wealth

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It’s only worse if you’re a moron
              There is no reason to set up these parallels between the two only to never have them interact

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nobody b***hed about awano being the anti kiryu and kiryu meets him like twice in the entire story and doesn't even fight him

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Awano isn’t revealed to be Kiryu’s half brother though

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                kuze is revealed to be kiryus dad in the epilogue of 8

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you mean 9

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                no infinite wealth is LAD8

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you'll see tomorrow when spoilers run free

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Dropping the numbers was moronic. Especially since they're still numbered in Japan

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It was the smartest move they made actually.
                So many people started with 7 thinking it was spinoff in the West. Nobody would've bought it if it was called Yakuza "what do you mean I have to play at least 6 other games?" 7.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah that feels like that type of thing that'll get memed a lot

  96. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Judgement spinoffs carry the actual soul of the franchise now. I don't really have much confidence in RGG anymore though. LJ's writing proved that they don't know where to take Yagami's character anymore from a writing perspective, and gaiden makes me doubt that they can make another combat system as good as LJ again. The entire franchise just feels like it's in limbo to me despite a main numbered entry just coming out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nagoshi was the soul of the franchise, a yokoyama without anybody keeping him in check will keep churning out failures

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's because the competent people left and it's just now a cashgrab because they see that the series got pretty popular in the west

  97. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sega's refusal to let go of Kiryu reminds me of capcom's weird attachment to Frank West from the 2010s.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      companies are afraid to permanently retire original protagonists so they can drag them back out of the grave in case the series isn't doing well and they need a final attempt to get people to buy it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he's goku
      don't you ever kill goku or else

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's Ace Attorney shit. Kiryu is Phoenix while Ichiban is Apollo. Both series are also afraid to commit to a bigger story line and keep dropping plot points and character development after almost every new game.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And it will never change, because "That's just the way the series has always been" now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'll keep saying it but it's especially annoying to me since they've made Judgment, they already know for sure that games don't need Kiryu to sell
      I don't know they're so afraid

      nobody b***hed about awano being the anti kiryu and kiryu meets him like twice in the entire story and doesn't even fight him

      Gotta admit I didn't realise how forced the Majima Awano matchup was until I saw a video pointing it out

  98. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We Gankerirgins kneel to funni tapir @neogeo8man on twitter

  99. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let's predict the plot of Yakuza 9

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can't say much but I'm on the side of thinking 9 will be the last Kasuga game and it'll end up a trilogy
      I don't think RGG hates Kasuga despite what I've heard about his treatment in 8 but he already started being a bit old in his debut game and these games are taking a bit longer to make, though compensated with their length
      Also RGG is good with new protagonists, at least in their debuts, one of the few devs I welcome newbies for

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I honestly think 9 will be the final game. Now with kiryu's story not actually being finished, Kasuga not having anything relevant and all the other side characters not really shining - I can't see them take out a good enough story to warrant LAD10. They wrote themselves in a corner and can't get out unless they make a huge finale involving both main characters now (and yagami, if they are daring)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They can always just start fresh in some regard if they're seriously out of ideas, only way this series will end if it ends up selling really badly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Really doubt it tbh. The series is getting more and more popular worldwide. There's no way they'll end it now. A soft reboot again with a new protagonist is more likely like the other anon said.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          with the shoestring budget they make these games on, it'll take a major thud for them to no longer be worth making
          I think at some point they'll have to reckon with the idea that the core idea of the series was with the crime drama and the yakuza families and as time goes on, those things are becoming lesser and lesser IRL, meaning they're becoming lesser and lesser in the games too. They keep trying to put bandages over it like 'the tojo turns into a security company (except it falls apart by the next game)' and 'the yakuza family hiding in hawaii', but it's not going to be enough before long
          I think they'll try and buy some time by doing another prequel set in either the 60s or the 90s, and then they'll have no choice put to either stop or reboot the series so they can have a new core to revolve around

  100. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Enjoy your steam account getting banned if you use that shit

  101. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would like to see more period piece games/spinoffs, like returning to the Yakuza title for a 1940s-1950s post-war game

  102. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rather have a soft reboot, just make a young new chinpira protagonist but dont make him spend 10 years in a joint so he has some longevity.
    Kiryu can be the new Komaki or Amon family member to entice oldgays.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That's what Yagami was in Judgment essentially.
      It was nice how they broke away from the other games entirely of course they immediately went back on that bit with LJ and Gaiden.

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