Excerpt: After a two year wait and several new prescriptions for blood pressure medication, western fans of the Yakuza series are finally getting what they want. Sega has acquiesced to the series’ fanbase and begrudgingly released Yakuza 3 for territories outside of Japan, albeit with several odd omissions.
Excerpt: The Yakuza series has been loved by PlayStation gamers for a long time. However, it looked for a while like the series wouldn't make the jump to the PS3 in the Untied States. Thankfully, Yakuza 3 was translated into English (with several overly-Japanese areas removed from the game) and brought to...
Excerpt: At the start of Yakuza 3 , it looks as though series hero Kazuma Kiryu has gone to seed. The first Yakuza kicked off with him spending a decade in prison for a murder he didn’t commit; the second began with the killing of his benefactor and yakuza clan leader.
Excerpt: Proof that moaning on the Internet invariably gets you what you want, the fact that you can walk into a store and pick up Yakuza 3 at all is testament to both the fervour fans of the series have shown and Sega’s admirable trait of actually listening to the laments of half-crazed Jap-o-philes.
Pros: Very, Almost fathomless in its scope., Varied, fun gameplay., Great story, well told and keeps you gripped., Awesome tattoos.
Cons: Very, The missing content is disappointing, if somewhat forgiving., Some of the fighting can become tedious at times.
Excerpt: Some game series don The Yakuza series was meant to be a multi-title game from the very beginning. As such, series veterans will once again find themselves controlling Kazuma Kiryu, the retired 4th chairman of the powerful Tojo Clan.