A GOOD game if you liked the previous Yakuza games!
Paolo P., Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: All the aspects of Yakuza are there. -Many sidequests/extra activities to do, great characters, a great story and an awesome combat system. There is some content that is taken out in the North America Release, like hostess clubs, mahjong, and shogi, BUT there is still PLENTY of hours to spend on in this game. It even has some Karaoke thrown in which was pretty fun to play and see Kazuma sing a song!
Summary: Sega has long been considered to be a declining company based on a slew of lackluster titles that have come out in recent years. It is a shame that Yakuza 3 has been looked over by the masses. This is an excellent combination of Brawler, RPG, and Open World gameplay. I found myself just waiting to get attacked so I could enjoy the fluid combat and it's presentation.
Summary: This really not much to say about the game other then if you like mafia or gangster story arc gameplay then this is worth checking out. The game has you play as one of the higher ups in the Yakuza families trying to equate your belief with the accepted lifestyle your character lives.
Summary: So I didn't know Yakuza 3 was on the PS3, or else I would've bought this game way earlier. I didn't know about the Yakuza series until 4. Which I've played twice. (I'm on my third run but currently taking a break to finish my first run of 3) Being Japanese, but growing up in the States limits my Japanese knowledge quite a bit. Can't read (or else I would import Yakuza 5) I do understand fluently and MOST dubbed games are horrendous.
Summary: The fighting mechanics are simple, fun and brutal. You can definitely feel when a hit lands and it is quite satisfying. The story is also quite good if you suspend your disbelief and can handle some common tropes in Japanese games. People from previous games will come from out of nowhere, there's always another twist ahead (some that are painfully obvious), and the player is the never in doubt good guy.
Summary: I cannot believe how underrated this game is. It's a masterpiece. Yakuza 4 was great, but this game is just incredible! If you're partial to the Japanese culture, then do not even hesitate to get this game. Do yourself a favor and buy this game now.
Summary: I was amazed to find out I had been playing for 10 hours before I even left Okinawa to head back to Tokyo. Thats how hooked you become without knowing. This game is really great. I love the feel and the graphics and cinematics are amazing. The fact they decided to leave Yakuza in Japanese from Yakuza 2 adds so much to the game as well. You def feel as if your watching an epic movie.