Summary: I really love playing open world games, but I felt like this game was very limiting. There was not a lot of things you could do. There could have been a lot of ways to improve the fight scenes.I found the cutscenes very interesting and realistic.
Summary: if you're into games like saints row, GTA and love japan.. you'll love this game. i've been wanting this game for a loong time and only until recently was i able to come up on it at this price... it sure as hell didnt disappoint either! slight humor mixed with classic yakuza cinematic bad-assery and the night life was cool too~!
Summary: Not really the most engaging story but interesting enough to hold attention. The battles are really what's the selling point for me. It just feels good putting a serious whooping on people that wanna come up to me to pick a fight and talk trash. Oh what a sensation. XD. I'm not too familiar with Japanese culture wholly but some of the things that are niche in America are mainstream over there. At least according to the game but some of it I can concur as being true.
Very good graphic, but slow character can be frustating..
21 February 2012
Summary: When it comes to Graphic, Yakuza 4 is VERY GOOD. No wonder, because it use playstation 3 GPU. But one thing that I don't like is that the character you control is moving in very slow speed. Enemy is a lot faster than you and this sometimes can be frustating. Storyline is good, but damn.. 25 years.. I think it would be better if it only 15 years, especially Yasuko is too young to be in thirty.
Summary: I adore the Yakuza series, having played 1-3. Naturally, I had expectations coming into this game and I can say they were mostly fulfilled. Yakuza 4, much like the previous titles in the series, is a "beat-em-up" game similar to Final Fight from the arcade days. But it's mixed in with RPG elements such as random encounters and leveling up one's character (although, a bit simplistic).
Summary: I bought this game just to try it out. Surprisingly it was fun and you didn't need to play the previous games to know the storyline. A lot of the storyline is done through flashbacks and story scenes. It is fun playing the different characters and their styles, plus leveling them up the way you want them to play is good too. Story was descent, but the gameplay was sort of repetitive.
Summary: So if you have played Yakuza 3 (or even one of the previous games in the series), this game is not going to be much of a suprise. It is a beat 'em up at it's core with some RPG elements thrown in. If you have not experienced the world of Yakuza, this is a great place to start. It covers the stories of the first 3 games in the memories section of your hideout. The reason I say to go ahead and start with this one is that it has everything that the others had and then some.
Summary: This game's story doesn't pull you in like Yakuza3 and you don't have as much time to relate to the characters (since the story's split into 4 parts). The graphics didn't really seem like they improved. If you played through Yakuza 3, a lot of this game seems like Deja Vu. This game seems more like an expansion pack for Yakuza 3. I don't have any regrets about buying the game since its still a great game (even if the story takes a while to get going).