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: I personally think most open world games are done very poorly. That being said I am a fan of rpgs. This game had a lot of the fun found in jrpgs, but in an open world format. I loved the characters and the way the story was told with multiple protagonists. The combat is fun, but not too strategic unfortunately. If you think you will enjoy a quirky Yakuza story then it is worth playing. It isn't perfect but i enjoyed it much more than anticipated.
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: Ive been playing Yakuza 4 for a week now, this game is absolutely amazing. You can do whatever you want like going shopping, playing table tennis, pool, having a massage and a lot more. The fighting system is truly unique and easy. You have the main story as well as a lot of side stories, this game never ends. The only bad thing is they are using a RPG style text box for conversations, but when you go to a cut-scene the graphics are just unbelievable.
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: Good game definitley would not pay full price for it though, relativley low re-playability, and gameplay can become static at some points despite the interesting story. Overall though it kinda breaks the mold for recent video games, mixing 3d fighting/mini-games/adventure/sandbox all with RPG elements.