Conclusion: This sophisticated tone is one of the reasons I would recommended Yakuza 4 to any PS3 owner. It’s brutally violent, intriguing from start to finish and requires a surprisingly small amount of background knowledge. The Yakuza series has been consistently brilliant and 4 could well be the best entry yet, combining everything that makes it so quirky and original into one slick package. Is Yakuza Sega’s best series since their console days? Most definitely.
Summary: Never mind if you like sandbox games, or just want a good Beat ‘em Up, this game is for you. All the RPG elements just add to the depth and you will be sucked in by all the substories, minigames, NPC interactions and the fantastic story. Even if you don’t care for the minigame stuff and small details in the game, you will still get a good fighting game in a unique environment.
Pros: Content, Minigames, Deep story, Cutscenes, Length
Cons: Item system, Navigation, Localisation, Camera
Excerpt: According to the formula, Yakuza 4 should be a total disaster. Game developers that blatantly repeat themselves by re-using assets, environments and gameplay aspects are often seen as lazy or greedy and are usually accused of exploiting a past success for a second wave of profits. Yakuza 4 manages to flout these ideas and delivers a gaming experience as weird, brash and compelling as its predecessor, despite the fact that the majority of the game takes place in the same...
Summary: Yakuza 4 is the thinking man's brawler. Grab a drink, preferably in a very large glass, settle down and immerse yourself in the violent neon-lit streets of Kamurocho. Give it a chance and you'll find it hard to put down.
Pros: The engrossing storyline and brilliant character building, The chance to play as four different characters, which adds combat variety and replay value, The immersive game world that charms with its odd side-quests, mini-games and brutal combat.
Cons: The familiar backdrop of Kamurocho is starting to look a little stale, Lots of combat animations taken straight from Yakuza 3
Excerpt: Format: PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: SEGA Developer: CS1 Team Players: 1 Site: http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/four/index.html Yakuza 4 can be rather overwhelming, even for the most adventurous of gamers. From the outset you are invited to explore every nook and cranny of Kamurocho – a city filled to the brim with sub-stories, side-missions and mini-games...
Excerpt: Yakuza 4 can be rather overwhelming, even for the most adventurous of gamers. From the outset you are invited to explore every nook and cranny of Kamurocho – a city filled to the brim with sub-stories, side-missions and mini-games which can easily keep you occupied for the best part of 100 hours. It is a distinctive game, one that will further delight the converted but is unlikely to win-over Yakuza detractors.
Conclusion: Om du är öppen för ett spel med en unik story så kommer du garanterat hitta ett stort spelvärde i Yakuza 4. Rent grafiskt lever det inte riktigt upp till dagens standard, men det gör egentligen inget då man snabbt glömmer bort det när man får uppleva alla den spänning som Yakuza 4 har att erbjuda. Om du ger Yakuza 4 en chans så kommer du framförallt ha riktigt roligt tillsammans med spelet i väldigt, väldigt många timmar.
Pros: • Nya spelbara karaktärer • Storyn • Fightingmekaniken • Tillfredsställande våld • Finns massor att göra • Kazuma Kiryu är brutal och hård
Cons: • Kartan kunde haft mer funktionalitet • Visuellt lever det inte riktigt upp till dagens standard