Kazuma Kiryu: The Dragon of Dojima returns on PS3.
13 December 2013
Summary: I enjoyed Yakuza 3 to the fullest. It had a great story line while pulling Kazuma back to the action. Most of the beginning story takes place in Okinawa. It is beautiful and I could watch the ocean waves hit the beach for several minutes at a time. You will go to Kamurocho, Tokyo later in the story if you are wondering. You will be able to travel back and forth but there is a price in Yen.
Summary: I was expecting a GTA type kirate action game with Yakuza 3 but its a moving story about a reformed Yakuza, who fights to protect his orphanage from a corrupt government official and a band of evil Yakuza he is aligned with. First off to they who are not studiers of Nippon culture here is some simplified history you will not find in the game: Yakuza comes from three words; ya ku sa. In old Japanese toung these are numbers and is an lod gambling game.
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.